In the meantime, however, I was lucky enough to get into the SCAD Generate 24 hour challenge. While I am an alumni, and this is usually for students, they do allow Alumni to participate, so I joined the VFX (VSFX) team this year for a challenge to create 2 scenes, totaling 10 seconds in length, with a live-action element and using Houdini in some way. I figured this would be great for me to get back into Houdini. I was considering the animation challenge since I love the concept and the fact that Floyd County was there to judge. I wanted to do both, but since Floyd does mostly 2D work, I figured I'd do the 3D thing, which was judged by reps from The Mill, and Eric Schmidt of Pixar.
Long story short, we made a short about a paper boat floating in water. I did the Photography and the Lighting. Enjoy!