This was my final video project for my Film and Video Production class at George Mason University (Fall 2023). For the project guidelines, we were told to make a short film that incorporated tension in its story. My short film, entitled The Calamitous Conundrum of Dr. Camtastrophe, uses this tension by having the titular Dr. Camtastrophe (referred to as "Cam" in the short) and his best friend, Walter, race to stop one of his inventions that is threatening the school.
For the short's visual style, I wanted to evoke a comic book aesthetic where each individual scene is framed like a comic book panel. Almost all of the backgrounds in each scene, with the exception of the room Dr. Cam's invention resides in, is a photo I took with both my phone and a digital camera around the GMU campus in Fairfax, Virginia. I then transferred these photos into Adobe Photoshop and gave them an additional color and texture overlay to make them look more like comic book panels. As for the characters, the titular Dr. Camtastrophe is a 2D character I drew in Adobe Illustrator and then overlaid in Adobe AfterEffects. His counterpart, Walter, is composed of a series of individual photos I took of one of my classmates, Enoch Wokocha (who also voices him in the finished short).
SFX and music were sourced from the website Pixabay and belong to their respective creators/owners. No copyright infringement is intended.