Drive is an artwork by Victoria Schaeffer launched as part of Verity, a curated program of 3D moving image artworks that reflect the current unsettling time which we are living in. The program features selected work by students who were taught by Professor Snow Yunxue in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Artists explore the theme of realities and verity through the post-photographic lens of this infinitely capable medium by creating digital space alternatives, utilizing fluid simulation, bodily forms models, key-framed animation, and other 3D techniques. Drawing from theatrical, performative, cinematic, sculptural, and game practices, the works exhibited explore the strangeness and boundaries of reality.
Constructed & animated through Maya, this piece is a mock up, game trailer. While many video game characters and storylines are typically constructed around a male character, Schaeffer centers her piece around a female character. Further defining her style through her use of dark scenery and vivid colors and imagery, Drive is Schaeffer’s first large 3D animation work.