Discover new frontiers in animation as we present several computer-animated short stories, or “shorts,” produced by the University of Washington Animation Research Labs (ARL). The mission of the ARL is to advance the state of animation art through research, teaching, and computer-animated production. The ARL is a place where computer scientists, animators, artists, musicians, architects, storywriters, and user-interface designers work together to create new algorithms, systems, and tools for computer animation -- and use these advances to create innovative and experimental animated productions, including interactive forms of animation such as web-based animation and games.
Each week, host Andrew Tsao, Associate Professor at the UW School of Drama (and a director himself), interviews filmmakers to get the real story behind their work and the filmmaking process. Then watch the film on UWTV, uncut and uninterrupted.