META is my second 16mm film and the first time I used artificial lighting with film. I took a different approach to storytelling all together from anything I’ve done in the past. I wanted to create a more abstract film geared towards evoking a feeling of love and desire rather than telling a linear narrative. In essence “META” tells the story of a female overcoming her fear and opening herself up to a man.
Maiden Flight is a story about the strength it takes to let go of what you love most by showing how far a handicap man will go to give his wife a dream, even if she is not alive to see it. In doing so he sees what he is capable of in spite of his despair…
In our world we pride ourselves on who we are and what we want to become. Often times creating our identities through the things we see around us. However, not everyone is in the right place to be able to find their identity.
Infinite is a short story of a ball’s attempt to fit into a world that doesn’t seem to have a place for it. Despite its optimism, it manages to leave a trail of destruction behind it, causing everyone to hate it. But even when you may not be able to see your place in the world, you still have a place in the universe.
Art 2 Wear is a student run fashion show that has been taking place in the College of Design since 2002. Fibers and Surface Design students from the College of Design and Textile students from the College of Textiles create lines of clothing that are worn and showcased in a themed fashion show. An animator from the animation department always creates the on-screen motion graphics and information slides, and in 2012 it was me.
My experience with zBrush had been very little prior to this project and I learned a lot while doing this. The assignment was to combine an animal with an everyday occupation, so what better than an ostrich hairdresser! Yes, the hairdryer prop that I modeled in my previous post was meant to be her accessory….
My goal was to create a photo-realistic rendering of the hair dryer using only Maya. In addition to the modeling, I explored 3 different, 3 point light set ups for this prop. 3 point lighting is a system of lighting objects with three dedicated types of light…
This concept was also created for the feature film that a good friend of mine began concepting for in 2010. My challenge for this scene was in achieving a believable render while maintaining a reasonable render time….
Welcome! I am a 3D Model and Texture Artist who also enjoys creating short films. Currently I am attaining my Masters degree in Animation and New Media from the College of Design at North Carolina State University. Check out my work and please feel free to comment on anything you like. See my contact page if you wish to get a hold of me in any other way.
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