When Jeffrey Paul decided to propose marriage to his girlfriend Natasha he hit on a novel means. He invited her to the Parkway Movie Theater in Oakland where in front of 100 of his friends he played one of his animations on the giant screen: a proposal of marriage. Cute idea. The entire process was broadcast on the TLC television show "A Perfect Proposal”. Made using Maya, Love Letters has Jeffrey composing his proposals by hand almost as fast as he can discard them in the bin, though most miss. The real Jeffrey as opposed to the digital one received lots of assistance from friends and students at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco. The result moves beyond a romantic idea and is well made with a great intro as we move in at ground level past the discarded and crumpled proposals before meeting the bearded would-be proposer rehearsing every literary device in the book to win the hand of his future wife. In one scene, thoroughly fired up, he launches himself and fireworks to a delicious anti-climax. One year later Jeffrey was at it again, this time producing an animated wedding invite: The Invitation. Natasha is at hand as the pair decide on an imaginative form of invitation with great humour though it was a shame they discounted the idea of tattooing goldfish. I would have travelled across the Atlantic for an occasion like that, the fish a talking point for years to come. Everything ends romantically with a fulsome invitation and kiss. Great idea, well executed. And I hope you all have a rewarding Valentine’s Day.