Uploaded on May 9, 2008
Made in Autodesk Maya 2008, composited in Adobe After Effects CS3 and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3.
My first CG film, and first experience of CGI in general, so please excuse the awkward animation, and visuals.
The story follows Jeff, a small disproportional alien whose job is to control the weather on earth, but unfortunately struggles to find it entertaining enough to stay awake, leading to a very messy situation...
The film was for a final major project at university, I had 4 months to come up with the idea and how it would look, and 4 months to make it. I tried to stick to a simple idea that could still be entertaining, and which wouldn't be too hard to make. Unfortunately it got to the point where I needed to learn how to use 3D software or draw it, so I set about learning Maya at the end of January. The basic knowledge came from a book, whilst the rest I discovered for myself.
Music and sounds;
Track title: Button Sounds, Set 5: Servo
Track title: Plumpton
Composer: Bob and Barn
Track title: Scifi Production Elements, set 1
Publisher: Lynne Publishing
Track title: Space & Scifi Sounds set 4
Composer: Bjorn Lynne
Publisher: Bjorn Lynne
Track title: Airborne Sound 01C: Variety Pack C
Composer: Airborne Sound Library
Film by Stuart Hanson
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