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The Pullman

Programs: Maya, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop.

Freesound.org users: anational, Srehpog, caquet, dcloh, jacobalcook

For my second attempt at creating an animated short in Maya, I tried some more complex character modeling, rigging, and animation. For the environment, I decided upon the interior of a sleeper train because of its constant movement and interesting mixed lighting. This led me to the idea of a steampunk reality, and then fusing that aesthetic with my Chinese culture due to the lack of non-Caucasian representation in alternate universe narratives. The decision to omit the character's discovery at the end leaves for an open interpretation as the train heads into the darkness of a tunnel, playing with the idea that perhaps the entity in question was a product of mental conjuring.