Misa's Fugue

Feature Film - Documentary

Release Date

May 1, 2012

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Synopsis

Frank "Misa" Grunwald was born in Czechosolvakia in September of 1932. Four months later, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. In this documentary, directed by Sean Gaston and produced by the students of Fleetwood High School, Frank tells his story of persecution, resilience, and survival. Told with a unique mix of student artwork, archival footage, and Grunwald's own creations, Misa's Fugue is a haunting journey through one of history's darkest chapters.


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Companies/Organizations

Videography, ENG, VFX 2018

Videography, Photojournalism, Animation
March 1, 2018

Misa's Fugue Trailer

Trailer
May 1, 2012

Animation 2012

Animation
November 1, 2012

Andrew's Roles

Researcher

Volunteer

Start Date

April 1, 2010

End Date

May 1, 2012

  • Assisted director with searching archival films of the Holocaust for segments to include in Misa's Fugue documentary.

  • Duties required the ability to view graphic and disturbing images repeatedly for long hours

Visual Effects Lead

Volunteer

Start Date

April 1, 2010

End Date

May 1, 2012

  • Coordinated with director to plan animated segments of documentary where no archival footage existed

  • Utilized talent of local art students to maximize visual effectiveness of animations where CGI computing power was limited

  • Deconstructed 2-dimensional paintings, drawings, and photographs to create animations involving parallax movement, deformation, depth of field, and rotation

  • Constructed a digital 3d replica of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp for use in visualizations

  • Created hybrid 2D/3D animations for certain sequences, including DVD menus

Assistant Camera

Volunteer

Start Date

April 1, 2010

End Date

May 1, 2012

  • Filmed supplementary b-roll of selected sections of the National Holocaust Memorial Muesum in Washington D.C. for inclusion in the Misa's Fugue documentary