Turn Back - A CG animated thesis film, produced at the School of Visual Arts by Katarina Trautmann.
A dramatic look at the process of an abandoned city being reclaimed by nature, presented in a reverse time-lapse.
Created over the course of about 7 months (after a year of preproduction), using Maya, rendered with Mental Ray, composited in After Effects.
Thesis advisors: Anca Risca, Brendan Gallagher, Jeffrey Lerer
Technical advisor: Boaz Livny
Music: N.R. Walkowicz, produced by Patrick Scherer
Booklet rig: Tom Szenher
Water tower model/texture: Jack Caron
Technical animation assistance: Brian Pecora