Adrift – Short Film

Adrift – Short Film

“Adrift”

Senior thesis for Ringling College of Art and Design (2015)

Project Breakdown

 

“Adrift” – Student Short Film  Ringling College of Art + Design

Concept: “What if we could travel into the painterly world of an imaginable and distracted boy as he struggles to finish his homework?”

Responsibilities: I was responsible for all aspects of the film.

R&D: The painterly world used many flat 2d cards that were layered in 3d space to create a painterly feel. The story changed several times in order to fully explore exactly how we wanted to showcase the child’s desire for playtime vs. study time and the internal vs external conflict of his feelings of prescription medication.

Software: Maya, Maya Render Software, Renderman PBR Beta, The Setup Machine, Zbrush, Nuke, Premiere, Audition, Photoshop

Music: Blissful Feelings – Wally Gagel, Xandy Barry (Used under Ringling’s Killer Tracks Music License, and for educational purposes only)

 

 

Story Progression

NOTE: 1ST VIDEO BELOW HAS NO SOUND.

Unused 3D Layout Shots

Production Highlights

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Isaac Animation Reel 2015

Isaac Animation Reel 2015

Animation Reel 2015

Collection of animation work up to 2015

Reel Breakdown

Note: This reel was created before the formation of High Motif by it’s founder, Isaac Traenkenschuh. The video was moved here for historical purposes.

 

“Adrift” – Short Film  Ringling College of Art + Design

Concept: “What if we could show the imaginary painted world of a distracted child?”

Responsibilities: I was responsible for all aspects of the film.

R&D: In the painterly world, I used many layers of two dimensional painted cards with transparency to give the world a painterly but dimensional feel.

Software: Maya, The Setup Machine, Renderman, Nuke, Premiere, Audition, Photoshop

 

“Jenny Leclue” – Kickstarter Game Trailer  Mografi, Animation Internship

Responsibilities: I performed key-framed animation using company provided characters built in After Effects.

Achievements: The kickstarter raised over $100,000, almost double the initial funding goal. You can read my case study here: https://highmotif.com/project/animation-jenny-leclue-kickstarter-video-trailer/

See the bottom of this page for more animation that was done for the kickstarter campaign page.

Teamwork: I worked directly under director Joe Russ. His team and I had daily local meetings where we would discus the day’s goals, and review progression of my animation shots assigned.

Software: After Effects

 

“Tetris Trouble” – Short Film  Ringling College of Art + Design

Concept: “What if we could show how a tetris block feels inside the game ‘Tetris’?”

Responsibilities: I was responsible for all aspects of the film.

R&D: Maya joint rigging, key frame animation, and rendering with Maya software renderer.

Software: Maya, Photoshop

 

“My Nose, Knows” – Short Film  Ringling College of Art + Design

Concept: A muppet styled self caracature animation – “What if Isaac’s cat allergies were so bad, when he sneezed, his face would fly off?”

Responsibilities: I was responsible for all aspects of the film.

R&D: Character rigging, key frame animation, and rendering with Maya software renderer.

Software: Maya, The Setup Machine, Renderman, Zbrush, Nuke, Premiere, Audition, Photoshop

 

“Winter Mitten” – Walk Cycle  Ringling College of Art + Design

Concept: “How would a winter mitten with legs walk if it also wore a scarf and hat?”

Responsibilities: I was responsible for all aspects of the film.

R&D: Maya joint rigging, key frame animation, and rendering with Maya software renderer.

Software: Maya, Renderman, Photoshop

Images we animated from the Jenny Leclue Kickstarter Campaign that raised over $100,000:

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