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CGI 3D Animated Short HD: "Sayonara" Directed by Eric Bates


Check out this great short story about two unlikely friends saying goodbye. A young man named Charles just lost his home. He spends one last day with his best friend, a sea turtle, before moving on. For more information please visit:

This graduation project was made while at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. It brings together a lot of the research done over the three years in Kyoto, using techniques such as drawing, cg, photography, painting, video, and puppets.

Directed by

Eric Bates

Puppeteer/ Sound Editing


Sky Paintings

Yuki Murabayashi

Lacquer Transfer Textures

Judith Umana

Motion Tracking Assistant

Jeon Tae Hwan

3D Stereo Consultant

Masayoshi Arimoto

Taisei Enterprise

Media Services

Kasuo Hirose

Kazuyoshi Tsuji

Shineisha Company

Special Thanks

Ayumi Bates

Yasu Suzuka

Hirokazu Sato

Masahiro Kashima

Robert Borland

Kyoto University of Art


Published:  2 years ago

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