The Beacon (2018)

Clips from the short film (with audio)

Beacon turntables with different lighting conditions

Beacon closeup turntables with different lighting conditions

ZBrush sculpt

ZBrush sculpt

Substance Painter

Topology in Maya

Topology in Maya

Full Short Film

Gnomon Presentation by Director Chris Staehler

A really awesome short film I had the great opportunity of being a small part of working with director Chris Staehler to realize his design of the beacon in 3D. Was really interesting to tackle its specific faux manufactured look while mixing that with some organic unsettling aspects layered in the interior. This mimicked a venus fly trap but in a Sci-Fi Gigeresque way.
The grimy surfacing was also really fun to do and helped sell the illusion that eventually entraps the protagonist.
Below you can watch the full short film and a Gnomon presentation by Chris sharing details about the making of the project.