Facing History and Ourselves

Smartypants Pictures brought me on board to create a series of shorts focused on bringing student essays to life. Utilizing folded paper, shallow depth of field, and camera animation to bring the viewer into a world formed from the text itself. 

For this project I handled all visuals. Including: modeling, animation, rigging, lighting, texturing and rendering. 

Below are the three finished films as well numerous stills from the project. You'll find everything from a WWII battleship to San Francisco's city hall. 

Client: Facing History and Ourselves

3D animation: Peter Godshall

Studio: Smartypants Pictures

Agency: RP3