Here’s a short film that worked on years ago, back in 2015 when I was still in school. It has since been released but not public as it was going through the festival circuit to qualify for Academy Award nominations, and has even been showed on Virgin and Alaska Airlines as a choice for in-flight entertainment. I have not seen the finished product and today, on a whim, I decided to try searching for the short film on Youtube. Lo and behold someone has actually finally uploaded the full film!
I worked on Wishing Box in the last year of my time at AAU, pretty early on in the earlier stage of production, and alongside another short film, Knob. I was the look dev lead (credited as texture lead). I textured a few assets and helped people with technical issues with their assets. My main task was bringing everything in together in the set, make sure all the textures and shaders look correct, and start setting up a light rig and develop the look for the film. An early version of the set can be found on my reel and I was the runner-up lighting award for our school’s spring festival with it!