Anthony Zayas

Motion Design & VFX

Clotilda Matte Paintings

Project Description

During spring 2021, I participated in a SCAD PRO class that collaborated with Visit Mobile Alabama to create a short documentary for their new historical exhibit. The documentary described the last known slave ship to enter American waters, known as "the Clotilda". For this project I was tasked with created four matte paintings to help describe the ship and location of the African village. The documentary was a great success and was very proud to be involved.  

To get these shots, I utilized projection maps in Maya to create a 3D flythrough effect of the ocean. Final shots rendered with Arnold and composited in After effects.