“UNLEASHED” | 3D Animated Short

Raquel Gonzalez 2D/3D Animation Presents:


I want to thank you for being apart of this amazing journey to complete this 3D animated short. It was definitely a tough ride with many bumps, and challenging obstacles, but a journey I where I learned so much. This is an amazing, unforgettable experience.

I want to go a little bit more in depth with the people in the Special Thanks section of the credits because each and every one of you were a huge part in this production. All messages will be listed as in the credits of Unleashed:

Nathan Anderson
You were one of my coolest instructors who helped me get into graduate school. I can’t thank you enough for the amount of knowledge you passed down to me. A lot of the techniques you taught me in 3D were used in this production, so I’m leaving where credit is needed. Thank you so much Anderson!

Norman Engel
You were my mentor. You helped me get into graduate school. You didn’t sugar coat anything and pushed me to be the best I can be. You’ve taught me a crazy amount of knowledge about 2D/3D Animation throughout the years in my undergrad. And I’m pretty sure I used all of them. And no lie, I still hear you whistling Christmas songs as I work in 3dsMax. Haha, thanks a bunch Norm!

Todd Fechter
You were my Pre-Production professor when A Day with George was originally created. You then became my Advanced Project Advisor once I decided to take on this production more seriously. You gave me awesome critiques since the initial design of George in 2014, all the way to the final animation. I don’t think this animation would be as good without all of your help. Thank you so much Todd!

Midori Kitagawa
You were the professor who gave me critiques on my digital portfolio, and taught me Motion Capture and the process of Procedural Animation in SideFX: Houdini. Although I didn’t quite use those programs in this specific production, I still used the techniques you taught in class. Hopefully one of these days, I can take on Motion Capture like you inspired me to do!

Steven Pierce
You were one of my professors that pushed me so hard, I can’t believe I made it through some of your classes (haha). But I wouldn’t be in graduate school or be as strong in (digital) concept art without your help. You passed down an amazing amount of knowledge in concept that it became my favorite part in the production pipeline. So, thank you!

John Pomara
You were one of the professors that helped me see art in a new perspective. You challenged me on how much more I can do with my skill sets. You pushed me to think outside the box and be more creative. And also pushed me to strive for goals that I have never really thought about until you mentioned it. And one day, I will have that art gallery you asked. Thank you John!

Rachel Torres
You helped me brainstorm the story line of George late in the night into the early hours of the morning. We always have worked together when it comes to creating short stories, and without your help, George wouldn’t be as cute. And of course it was your dogs and my dogs personalities who helped create George. You supported me and I can’t thank you enough!

My sister, Ruby
You are my sister that gave me all the support you could give. You listened to all of my stories on how stressed I’ve become because of graduate school. You helped me get through all of it. I feel there is not enough thanks I can give you, but I will push on and do what I do best because you believed in me from the day I decided to pursue art and animation. You were literally right behind me during all school orientations. I love your face, and thank you, thank you, thank you!

My Family
My parents, my extended family, and even my family in the far east. You guys all knew that I loved art from the beginning. All of you have supported me, near or far, and helped me get through what I thought was impossible in my life. And an extra special thanks to my parents for seeing that I have strength in what I do and supported my goals that I wanted to achieve. Without your help, I don’t think a good chunk of the graduate school experience wouldn’t of happened. So, thank you.

And You
You simply taking the time to watch my animation, or even managed to read this blog, I thank you. I hope I can help inspire you in whatever your life goals may be. You are awesome!

I can happily conclude, Unleashed is complete.

Thank you for reading.