Cortland Bechtell

Space Base is a video I did for MorrisHaugen Interactive.
An idea for a possible web series pretending to be a show from the 70’s similar to the real show Space 1999.
I worked on compositing, timing, effects, motion rendering, molding and textureing, excluding lined artwork creation and still background assets.
This is a motion graphics animation done in After Effects and Adobe Illustrator.
These animations are designed to clearly show users what to do when using the EZ-TAB machine.
This was a project completed by a very large team of MCAD students.
I took part in animating three scenes. The scene where the main character, Robert, is hiding the corpse of his friend.
The scene where the girl walks in on him rolling around on his desk and the very last scene where she stands horrified over his body. Enjoy this incredible endeavor created by so many students.
Final animation for a collaborative class.
Every animator chose a section of a fake travel guide called “Big Circle Touring Guide”¬†written by Jay Orff and turned it into a short animation.
This is the section called Theocritus Cafe. Materials used are pencil on paper and digital coloring. All animation and coloring by me, story read by Jay Orff.
Animation done in a group of four, myself, Andrew Chesworth, Matthew Ebent and Arron Quist. Aired on Nickelodeon in Febuary 2006.
My role was working on animation of background characters and coloring of animation cells, I also worked on the backgrounds.
These various works were completed in one semester at MCAD. The class was designed to learn character animation, motion and grounding.