About the Films



DancePro is a series of 3D animated short films mashing unconventional music, places and characters to create moments of narrative, wonder and emotion.


Director Notes

I've always loved music and dance and wanted to put those together in animation. The animations would not be narrative driven so I could concentrate on making some fun animations. The characters are quirky and juxtaposed in unfamiliar environments, dancing to break stereotypes. By using modern day technologies such as motion capture and photobased modeling techniques, I could concentrate on the nonverbal messages the works communicate. The 3D animation pipeline is accelerated and I can have some fun to showcase some of the most unfamiliar ideas and themes without the commitment of a typical animation short film production.


Exhibition Schedule (Not current)

Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA, April 4 to May 31, 2015. Talk Thursday, April 9 @ 7pm.

27th Annual International Society for Animation Studies Conference
July 13-16, 2015 Hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University, UK



Duration 4:00, series of 3
Process 3D Animated
Language English
Start Date March 2014
Completion Date Dec 2014
Software Used Maya, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere
Produced In USA/Canada




Created, Directed & Produced by
Peter Chanthanakone

Motion Capture Artists
Zhi Ai
Peder Goodman

Character Models/Rigs by
Kiel Figgins
Ashwin Inamdar
Wynand Lens
John Marte
Adam Schuman

Motion Capture Dancers
Anthony Baeza
Scott Midler
Chuy Renteria
Tiffany Schier
Kris Tuttle
Nicky Vang

Music & Sound Design
Flipboitamidles - L.U.C.K.Y. [Daft Punk x Justice]

Special Thanks
Anne Marie Nest


Production Facts

# of revisions of the film 2
# of photographs taken per model 25
Time to render per model 20
# of environments 50
# of countries represented in environments 4 (USA, Norway, China, Canada)
Rendered using: Maya Software
Avg number of render passes (max, min) 2, 1
Avg rendering time per frame (max, min) 10 min, 10 second
Time to render the film in After Effects in 1080HD (1 computer) 1 hours