My very first visual effects class at SCAD was perhaps my most industrious. I produced four films, each done in about two weeks. This film, Art School and You, was the final project for that quarter, over three years ago. It masquerades as ye olde educational filme from the 50’s or 60’s, using desaturated colors and an overlayed projector effect, courtesy of the SCAD film dept, and warns of the various perils of being an art school student.
The concept formed after I completed a single shot of a student riding on top of a bus for an earlier project – I thought I could make fun of a few more caveats of a certain art school in addition to the over-crowded transportation. Art School and You was shot on a Canon GL2, composited in Adobe After Effects with some 3D work in Lightwave. The visual effects can be classified as cheese-tastic, though to be fair, it was the beginning of sophomore year and the project was produced in two weeks. Oliver Palmer plays the unfortunate student, with Kendric Tonn lending his voice for the excellent educational film narration.