So going through my inbox, I got this email from a reader alerting me to 22 year old visual effects prodigy out of Germany named Kaleb Lechowski.
Kaleb is currently studying animation and digital film design at Mediadesign Hochschule in Germany. During the first year of his studies, Kaleb made his first short film R’ha. The short film was a solo project and quite the herculean effort. It took seven months to execute. All computer animation and design was created by Kaleb. He used used Blender a lot for modeling, then sculpted in zBrush, animated and rendered in Maya with Mental Ray with compositing in Nuke and After Effects.
What is the short about? A member of an alien race is being interrogated and tortured by a machine. Written, directed, animated by Kaleb Lechowski, sound by Hartmut Zeller, and voice acting by David Masterson.
For a first time effort, the short and execution is OUTSTANDING. The animation, the shot selection, the composition, HOTNESS!
How hot? Manager Scott Glassgold from IAM Entertainment signed Kaleb just off the trailer!
You can watch the complete short below. Check it out and tell us what you think!
Looks to me like a winner!
For more on R’ha, check the film’s Facebook page.
Holla at your boy on twittter at @elmayimbe