Connor Summerton

Space Mates

My work space while creating the final explosion.

Bachelor of Creative Media Production

Space Mates is an animated sci-fi comedy that follows the out-of-this world escapades of a steely young Māori woman and her low-fi DIY robotic mate. The dynamic duo from Aotearoa are swept through space on adventures with the ultimate quest to reach the brightest star. With a corrupted taniwha hot on their trail, they are confronted by a mysterious and seductive button.

On Space Mates I was the lead VFX artist. I created BRO's facial animation, the final explosion, space effects, button VFX, compositing, and animated a series of scenes in the final animation. I used Maya, Smedge, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Animate. I loved working with both 2D and 3D animation but wish I got to use more simulated elements.



Block 1 Level D