Virtual Art Gallery: Experience UCF’s The Beethoven Project (A New Light)

Premiered February 14 in Orlando Science Center's FUSION: A STEAM Gallery

As Orlando Science Center closed in response to COVID-19 during the run of the exhibition The Beethoven Project (A New Light), we wanted to bring the artwork to you to explore as a virtual art gallery so you don't miss this phenomenal experience presented by the graduate students in the Animation and Visual Effects Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Visual Arts and Design at UCF.

This exhibit displays artworks by the 13-person team that includes surreal landscapes, imagined space phenomena and foreign worlds. Included are digital prints of an array of pre-production development imagery, several proof of concept images, early production stills as well as a work-in-progress reel. These elements represent the various stages of producing a hybrid 2D-3D animated short film.


The pieces will come together as an animated narrative featuring a story about a fearless young space explorer written to accompany the UCF Orchestra’s performance of the Second Movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony debuting in 2020. The film features the story of a young explorer who dreams of space travel. Only after building a spaceship and living among the stars does she realize that she yearns for the comfort of her garden at home.

The Beethoven Project - Jade Asteroid
The Beethoven Project - Home Planet 169

Students: Indianna Alvarez-Sanchez, Ana Beltran, Savannah Berry, Clinnie Brinson, Christina Christie, Emma Cuitino, Imani Dumas, Hannah Huffman, Ira Klages, Desiree Rangel, Nate Shrage, Damian Thorn-Hauswirth, Dillon Williams


Advisors: Jo Anne Adams, Cheryl Briggs, Darlene Hadrika, Dr. Chung Park, Dr. Stella Sung


Special thanks:

Sam Flax for donation of frames and framing services.

Klages Kreations for donation of printing services.

UCF School of Visual Arts and Design


Software Used:

The Foundry Nuke, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite, Procreate, Toon Boom Harmony, Pixologic ZBrush, Adobe Substance Painter, Solid Angle Arnold