John Muir

The Unruly Mystic

Andrea Carver

All aspects

For the documentary film The Unruly Mystic: John Muir (releasing 2018), I created three animated scenes depicting the film’s subject, John Muir. I pitched a handful of storyboarded ideas to director Michael Conti and drew concept art for the various characters. During a three month period, I was responsible for all aspects of production, from 3D modeling, texturing, scene layout, rigging, animation, rendering, and post-processing.

Various challenges encountered included scaling up geometry-heavy nature scenes, rendering thousands of 2k frames, and organizing production pipeline to meet the deadline. To overcome the obstacle of computationally-intensive rendering, I rendered in the cloud using Amazon Web Services EC2 virtual machines.

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