TRICKS & TREATS

SHORT FILM

A young trick or treater is terrorized by a vampire duck and her many monster friends.

About the Project

AWARD WINNING ANIMATION IN THE 2018 FIVE16 FILM FESTIVAL.  Several animators and I decided to create a short film about a child being terrorized by a duck vampire....  As one does.  We wanted to use this short film to promote an up-and-coming comic book series.  Though it contains both 3D and 2D elements, it encompasses the essence of the comic and we are excited to see it succeed for Gracia Blazek (the comic creator).  

My job was to animate the monster characters and create both the 3D and  2D environments.

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Date: January 2019

Role: 3D Environment Artist, Lighting Artist, and Monster Animator

Texturing Tools: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop

CREDITS

Director and Producer: Gracia Blazek

Environment Artist: RJ Kroeplin

Animators: RJ Kroeplin, Sydney Lindgren, and

Gracia Blazek.

ANIMATIONS

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CARNIVOROUS BIRDS

2D animations

These were some of the shots I animated with the carnivorous birds.

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GIGANTOR

2D animations

Gigantor is a giant... bear?  Not even we know.  But he is big and gelatinous. 

ENVIRONMENTS

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OUTSIDE STREET

3D setting

Outside setting using Autodesk Maya.  This was a 3D design and offsets the 2D interior of the mansion (see below).

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INSIDE QUACKULA'S MANSION

2D setting

The inside was in a 2D design to make the transition from outside to inside more dramatic. 

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