Animation alum Hans Tsai’s short film, Knob, finds success on the festival circuit
A scene from Hans Tsai’s award-winning animated short film, Knob. Photo courtesy of Hans Tsai.
Most people don’t find public bathrooms particularly inspiring or appealing. But for Hans Tsai, these breeding grounds for germs sparked the idea for his award-winning 3-D animated short film, Knob. Before attending Academy of Art University to earn his M.F.A. in 3-D animation, Tsai was a registered nurse who worked in a hospital and spent a lot of time in the bathroom trying to keep his hands germ-free.