Art House

Role: Fx Animator, Designer, Compositor

Art House is a delightfully gruesome horror film following Sid and Jamie to their fate in a dingy theatre. 

I was lucky enough to see this film built from the ground up by a talented all-women team in my capstone class. When quarantine ended their access to the shoot space, we began brainstorming compositing options for 2D fx. I had the opportunity to animate this soda splash, experimenting with ways of compositing cel animation into the detailed and tactile sets of the film. 

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The beautiful lighting of this shot, masterminded by Nicole Harker, added an extra challenge to the fx design.

 

I explored different ways of turning hand drawn ice and soda into materials with transparency and  naturalistic highlights.  

Ice Process