Sasquatch has always remained elusive in photos--but not for the reasons we think.

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the film

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festival premieres:

SCAD Animation Showcase Chair's Select Award Achievement in Animation, Florida Animation Festival: Best in Show, 1st Place; 2D Animation, 1st Place, Great Message Film Festival: Best Director, Animotion Film Festival; F3: Frankly Film Fest; Anchorage International Film Festival; Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival; New York International Children's Film Festival; Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Florida Film Festival; SXSW; Trento Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival; Cinequest Film Festival; Atlanta Film Festival; San Francisco International Film Festival; Aspen Shortsfest; Kyiv International Short Film Festival; Athens Digital Arts Festival: ADAF Kids Animation; NYC Independent Film Festival; Cleveland International Film Festival; Salute Your Shorts Festival; NYC Independent Film Festival; Nashville Film Festival; Sarasota Film Festival; La boîte carrée - Le plein de Super; Palm Springs International ShortFest; Nantucket Film Festival; Traverse City Film Festival; New Zealand International Film Fest; Sidewalk Film Festival

awards:

view awards: special mention; red dot: communication design


character design

Early sketches of Sasquatch and the hikers. Sasquatch went through the biggest changes. Each of the hikers were actually based on their cameras.

production stills

character turnarounds

colour

layouts

Layouts were an important part in building the tone of the film. I wanted colour to play a large role in how the story was told--in this case, clarifying the passage of time--and to build a setting with a lush environment. Also, I really wanted to draw a lot of plants.
To see how I used each layer and defined a cohesive style, check out the Layout Style Guide PDF below!

scheduling and organisation

Part of the process is creating and keeping spreads for the master schedule (seen above), assets, and levels of completion of animation, layouts, and compositing of each shot. Including Concept Development, the film was completed in the 36 weeks detailed in this schedule.