“The Search for the Monster of Lake Quannapowitt,” is a digitally hand-drawn animated short about the candidate search to fill an open lake monster position. The layouts are based on the landmarks of the real Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA. I used TVPaint and a Cintiq for most of the animation, as well as Photoshop to paint the backgrounds, Garageband for sound and Premiere for editing.
In December 2014, I presented the film as my final thesis project to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2D Animation through the online program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Blog postings with festival updates as well as process can be found here.
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