Top Speed is an entirely rendered 3D animation that was created in 3DS MAX for my final NMED 3030 short movie animation. The film depicts two unnamed racers and their respective cars racing through the streets of an empty city in the rain. Beyond being a simple animated short, Top Speed was also a way for me to not only apply my own modeling and animation skills, but also cinematography as well as I aimed to elicit the sense that the viewer was watching a movie through the type of shots taken.

With the given assignment prompt of reenacting and conveying movie elevator pitch, I sought to take a more straight forward approach that’s reminiscent of a certain film series, but in 3D.