A Summer Dream

Softwares used: Maya, Substance Painter, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Procreate

“A Summer Dream” is a 2D/3D combined short film that explores the themes of nostalgia, dreams, and the Chinese American identity. It is told through a stylized 3D reality and whimsical 2D daydreams.

Synopsis: On the evening of Fern’s 22nd birthday, she reminisces about her Asian American childhood through three different dream worlds, bringing together Chinese folktales and blissful imagination.

Accepted: The Brightside Film Festival


Promotional poster

Film stills

Initial test placing 2D animation into a 3D environment