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The fabric of space and time itself is bent when young Flannery O'Conner teaches her pet chicken how to walk backward.

A 3D & 2D hybrid film 

This short film was made to be a potential bumper for SCADs 2020 animation showcase. I contributed to being a producer alongside two other producers Tor Parker and Mike Kachur. My other roles on the short were 3d animator & modeler, texturing, and set-dressing. Working with a medium-size group of talented scad students the director and producers were able to create a workflow around leveling the 3D and 2D workflow. 

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  • Creating simple 3D foliage and texturing to create the illusion of 2D

Software: Autodesk Maya & Photoshop

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  • Animating the portal textures gives it a whimsical effect.

  • Animated cameras 

  • Animating and texturing the clocks within the second sequence.

Software: Autodesk Maya & Photoshop

2D animation by Melene Naftger

3D models by Shuana Proffitt

2D FX by Melene Naftger

  • one of the Set dressed scene I compiled for the old Savannah Sequence  

  • texturing of several buildings, lamp posts and, ground

  • modeling, animated, and textured American flag

  • Modeled & textured building signs within the scene

Software: Autodesk Maya & Photoshop

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3D model buildings by Noah Heilveil

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  • Pre-Vis setup of several shots for 2D aniamtors

Software: Autodesk Maya


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Pitch PowerPoint and director of Bawkwards: Mealene Naftger

Images and videos courtesy of and owned by Savannah College of Art and Design. 

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