This year is the 6th Annual Taiwan International Student Design Competition with the theme of “Sights and Sounds.” Among 7 semi-final selections of MFACA 2013 alumni, this year we are proud to announce Daniel Sierra’s “Oscillate" (MFA 2013 Computer Art) winning the Gold prize along with Steinar Bergoey Nedreboe’s "Staircases" (MFA 2013 Computer Art) and Xun Wang’s "IRON HANS" (MFA 2013 Computer Art) awarded honorable mention under Digital Animation category. Congratulations to all of them!
“Oscillate" by Daniel Sierra (MFA 2013 Computer Art) is an abstract procedural animation set to music. It explores the complexity emerging from multiple waves oscillating in different ways. The music sets the pace and tone of the animation, which explores not only oscillating movement but also the secondary effects that emerge from particle systems that inherit the velocity of these movements. Complex visual styles are further explored through the application of different noise algorithms on top of the base oscillations.
“Staircases" by Steinar Bergoey Nedreboe (MFA 2013 Computer Art) is an animated short about time, life, the experiences and preservation of memories and how we perceive them.
Xun Wang’s “IRON HANS" (2013) adapts traditional animation techniques to retell Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, which transport the viewer to Xun’s childhood bedroom when she would listen to books on tapes with her mind drifting between reality and dreams. Here is the blog for this project: http://ironhans.wordpress.com