Ben Smith ’13 is taking a break from his lucrative career at Buzzfeed to animate a thesis film:
Seeking background artwork for Wesleyan’s one and only animated Senior Film Thesis! Ben Smith ’13 is looking for background artists to help bring this animated thesis to life. This dark comedy is not your Saturday morning cartoon. Set in a sleepy town in Oregon, Pearly Whites details the events that occur in the life of a dentist whose newest patient has become addicted to Nitrous oxide (laughing gas). The film deals with themes of depression, parenting, and teeth. Lots and lots of teeth. The animation is already in full production but is in serious need of a team of background artists.
No prior experience with digital animation necessary, although if interested in contributing to the motion animation itself, please state so in your email.