Gnaritas Monstrum by Seth Kendall
Course: Advanced Techniques in CG Imagery, Professor Theo Artz
Description: Gnaritas Monstrum is an animated piece where two young girls flee a terrifying monster. The monster corners the girls and they are forced make a difficult choice... This piece is an experiment in storytelling, technique, and visual style. The graphics are 2D, with 3D used only to achieve certain effects. The animation also has a very motion graphics feel, with many quick perspective tricks to transition from one thought to the next. The metaphor becomes clear both from the ending and from translation of the title, but at a wide angle, it is essentially a loss of innocence story. Gnaritas Monstrum was the winner of the of the Graduate Experimental Category in the Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival.