Tunnel Vision

A train occupant has a long wait for his meal.

  • Chase Nickoles
  • Devon Nickoles
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 minute 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Thank You Film Festival
    United States
    December 8, 2022
Director Biography - Chase Nickoles

Chase Nickoles is a 22-year-old artist, animator, and videographer with a background in graphic design, digital photography, drawing, painting, and printmaking. He recently received a BFA in animation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and has an Associate of Arts & Sciences, Visual Arts Concentration from Carroll Community College. During his time at Carroll, he was the Fine Arts Club 2020 member of the year, Curators Choice Award 2020 winner, and a dual work-study animator and media aid.

In the summer of 2022, he took a motion design internship with Baltimore-based Early Light Media, and in 2019, after being the Maryland STEM 2019 Art Festival contest college winner, he had his art hung up at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Additionally, he creates performance and narrative music videos for performing artist devoN Nickoles.

He hopes to soon start a career in television and film animation.

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Director Statement

“Tunnel Vision,” is a Claymation special created as my ART 387 final project at UMBC. Everything was designed, created, and shot at home. The main character is based on the PaNDa logo of my art social media accounts PaNDaPowerRULEZ, which had not had a full body design until then. The wooden set was built with a window and removable walls, allowing for dynamic lighting and a variety of angles. The background was chroma keyed and created in photoshop through a variety of photos taken at a local Christmas train garden.