DATA Di animation students Joshua Bell, Isreal Ruttenburg, James Murray-Di Salvo, Gerardo Melero, and Jose Murillo worked for several months to get their 15 second animations submitted to Rotoball 2010, a global collaboration organized by Apple Distinguished Educator David Gran from the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China. The Di students each entered their creative and individualistic approaches to animation which included hand drawings w/digital ink & paint, 3D w/Cinema 4D, Flash, and 3D/video compositing.
This years Rotoball project included 23 schools from 12 states and 6 countries and was shown as part of the Shanghai Student Film Festival as well as on Vimeo.com (seen above).
"I had been waiting to work on this project since the 2008 - 09 school year. It is great to finally see it online a year later for the world to see." -James Murray-Di Salvo
"It makes me feel great to have combined elements of 2D and 3D graphics to make a short animation that would be watched by people world wide." -Jose Murillo
"It was a good experience as a whole, but what really made it amazing was the fact that I got to participate in a project with other students on a global scale." -Isreal Rutenburg
"I spent 6 weeks learning how to rotoscope in Adobe After Effects to create our 15 second segment which combines video and 3D animation. It was nice to learn software with a specific and very special project in mind." -Gerardo Melero
"I feel proud to make my cartoon to support DATA globally and be a part of the 2010 Rotoball project." -Joshua Bell