SWITCH

About six months ago, I wrote and animated a short film for PassmoreLab called Switch. It's the first complete short I've made for the company, and the process I used to make it is described in this blurb I wrote for the press kit:

Switch was animated using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. The characters and backgrounds were drawn by hand using a Wacom graphics tablet. The environments are multi-layered images assembled in a 3D space. The animated characters are composited into these environments and viewed through a virtual camera which can move freely through the environment. The video is then rendered in individual layers corresponding to depth and converted to stereoscopic 3D.

Inspired by the original Aeon Flux shorts, it's a simple story about pursuit and deception told entirely without dialogue. Overall, it was a lot of fun to make and I worked with some talented people who created the music and converted it to 3D. I believe Passmorelab is planning to distribute it on 3D mobile devices as part of a package with other animated shorts.

Check out the trailer!