With the 3D industry entering its pre-Siggraph lull, CG Channel takes advantage of the down time to look
back over some of the best student shorts you may have missed earlier this year. Part of a short series
So it seems fitting that the year’s most perfectly realised comic animation, Defective Detective, comes from a duo of Ringling students, Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis.
Included in this year’s Cartoon Brew Student Animation Festival, it went on to win a student Academy Award.
Clearly inspired – but not overawed – by Ratatouille (Geller has gone on to intern at Pixar), the short features a bungling sleuth, a killer blend of 2D and 3D, and some drop-dead comic timing.
Oh, and tomatoes. Lots of tomatoes.