Having no previous experience in the craft of animation, New York Film Academy One-Year 3D Animation & Visual Effects Conservatory student, Felipe Amaya Quintero, put together a remarkable short film, Lights, that has been accepted into NYC AMC SIGGRAPH’s MetroCAF 2015. Amaya is the first non-degree student to have his film accepted into the prestigious animation event, which is considered the leading showcases for student animations in the New York City area. Celebrating the thirteenth edition of its annual metropolitan-area college computer animation festival, this year’s festival will be held at NYIT’s Auditorium at 1871 Broadway.
Amaya says he began developing the idea for Lights while taking a screenwriting class at NYFA. His main goal was to tell a story that was appealing and funny; and could me made with one character, with no dialogue, in under one minute.
“My education at NYFA was mainly what made this project possible,” said Amaya. “Without the knowledge I have gathered here, this animated film would not have made it further than just being an idea written down on a piece of paper.”
Amaya’s goal is to accumulate as much knowledge as possible in order to be able to continue to produce better and more compelling computer generated imagery. We think he’s on the right track!
The MetroCAF screening will begin at 7:00PM and will be followed by the MetroCAF Awards presentation.