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Max Throttle

Samuel Malone, Jake Ellis, Aditya Chakraborty, Strat Goumas, Austin Lucht, Sam Naff, Derek Bertram,
United States,  Orange Chapman University,  Senior Thesis III, Elements of Visual Effects II, Visual Effects Production, and many more,  May 23, 2015
Hi! I am Samuel Malone and I am a graduating senior in the Digital Arts program at Chapman University in Orange, CA. I am co-director on Max Throttle, our senior thesis project.

Max Throttle is a 3D animated short about an unlikely partnership formed between a cocky space cowboy and a gruff cyborg alien when faced with a common foe.
  • Compositing
  • FX/Simulations
  • Generalist (all)
  • Lighting
  • Modeling
  • Story Development
  • UI Design
  • 3ds Max
  • After Effects
  • Maya
  • Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • V-Ray
3D Total
  • Film of the Year
  • 1557 Page Views
  • 5 Images
  • May 13, 2015
For the entire film, I (Samuel Malone) was responsible for the texturing, lighting, rendering, compositing, and FX simulations. I used Maya and Vray for lighting, and After Effects and Nuke occasionally for compositing.

My co-director (Jake Ellis) was the animator and motion graphics artist.

We both modeled, rigged, and set up the cameras.

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