On Ice

"On Ice" Trailer


If you have an Android phone, the whole short is available via the Youtube app as a VR experience from Google Spotlight Stories. iPhone version hopefully coming soon! Evil Eye Pictures brought me in to be Lead TD on Shannon Tindle's "On Ice" in late 2014. This is the first time that I've been told by a director to "Make it stupid." Between donuts, we managed to make a short film on a tight timeline while working with software that was being developed over at ATAP (a division within Google). I worked together with Evil Eye and ATAP to establish the 3D pipeline and techniques we employed to ultimately make things work in ATAP's engine. My tasks varied from camera and prop rigging to title animations (the extra cheesy "On Ice" logo animation), some visual development testing looks in After Effects, and all hair and cloth simulation for the show. Light sabers and bears on skates. It doesn't get much better.
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