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August 27, 2013
Dia de los Muertos by ~berf. Suggester says, "It's one amazing film, great story, awesome music and fluid motion. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous."
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Dia de los Muertos

This is my senior thesis film from Ringling College of Art and Design, that I co-created with my partners, Lindsey St.Pierre :iconwegs: , and Ashley Graham (Blog: )!

The film won the 2013 gold Student Academy Award for animation! We are so honored!!
The reception of the film has been wonderful and we are all really grateful to everyone who helped us to be able to create it!!

Our musical score was composed by Corey Wallace, and the sound by Mauricio D'Orey

We used Autodesk Maya, Nuke, Photoshop, and Pixar's Renderman to create it

The film centers around the Mexican Holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
Hope you enjoy!


Thank you so much for all the comments and for the Daily Deviation!!!
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Jizzabel's avatar
Intersting! Good job!
Kate, I have some ongoing work for you if you are interested.  Some Disney stars are in this.  I want to see if you want to be a part of this.  Our animator just baled because his day gig has him too busy to do the project.  Can I get an email address?   Thanks!  Jim  :)
BonzlyDoo's avatar
Awwww noooo it's too cuuute!
Wonderful use of colour, the character designs were so instantly likeable. What a great story, I love when animation can tell a complete story so well without the use of words
Here-Within-Me's avatar
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. :heart: :love: :heart:
Phoenixofthesea's avatar
Oh! I saw this on Youtube!! You did an amazing job on this!
NatGeoWildFan's avatar
This cute video la in love 
RogueMudblood's avatar
This is simply superb! I found you via CakeWrecks (…) and I had to let you know how wonderful the animation was. I love the smooth transitions, and I hope you got a really good grade from your teacher since this was your thesis piece. It's excellent work! Thanks for sharing it!
endergirlwithfred12's avatar
OMG!!!! great job!

me just luvs it!!!!
SmithToons's avatar
beautiful story)
aideiji's avatar
This is amazing and extremely beautiful. The spirit of the mother taking her young daughter to the afterlife to show her she is okay and happy- it truly brought tears to my eyes because of the thought and beauty into this animation. ♥ Captured my heart and emotions really well.


Gracias!  Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

Raykon2341's avatar
Nice Animation!
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i-love-danxian's avatar
Beautiful! Bravo!
AliceSCFernandes's avatar
I've seen this at my school on Monstra Festival. It's a animation festival in Portugal.
segatastico's avatar
increible,bonito y emotivo :)
aleiah-art's avatar
i die literaly if a flower make that!
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ShadowGuardOfValor's avatar
Bravissimo! Well done! :)
VanguardHammy's avatar
Heart warming! Great job!
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