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In February 2016 I decided to create something everyday and upload the result to Instagram. It's all about trying new techniques, plugins and trying to improve, one image at a time.
I was called on to produce an 8 second CG section of the promo for the SkyViper v2900 Pro drone. The brief was to 'explode' the drone in an aesthetically pleasing way, while showing the three key features: Panoramic lens, on board GPS and brushless motors.
Supplied with CAD data I created a custom HDRI from on set footage, optimized the model for Cinema 4D, added extra modelling detail, textured, lit and animated the piece and following some extra polish in After Effects delivered to one, very happy client!
Rendered using Octane render which was fantastic for quickly iterating through differing lighting setups.
Produced at Caramel Creative.
A couple of days in between projects resulted in this opener for a series of instructional videos showcasing various aspects of the design process.
The concept was loosely based around the idea that design is a transformative experience - in this case objects associated with the creation of bright ideas literally transform into primative building blocks.
An alternate dark version was also produced to be more overtly 'on brand'.
Rendered using Octane Render which I am rapidly falling in love with!
Role: All. 3D Creation, modelling, lighting, compositing and animation.
I created this short Ident for Caramel Creative, utilising Cinema 4D for the 3D modelling and Lighting and After Effects for the compositing, colour grade and 2D elements.
The ident was selected as a finalist in the 2014 AGDA Awards biennale.
Early lighting and texture tests for an upcoming ident for V8 supercar race team EMS.
This is part commercial/part personal work. At this stage the focus has been on creating realistic materials using Cinema 4D bodypaint to unwrap UV's and using Octane to render. Car model supplied.
Watch this space for updates and the full animation when time permits!
Created at: Caramel Creative.
Conservatory Melbourne - An exclusive residential development located in the Melbourne CBD and within reach of the historic Carlton Gardens.
From storyboard to screen I conceptualised, art directed and edited this piece - a journey through key Melbourne landmarks. Historical Melbourne meets the new iconic Melbourne. It was important to reference the gardens themselves, which inspired the design of the building exterior.
The antithesis of the usual time-lapse based property marketing video this was about taking pause, allowing the viewer to appreciate the sense of heritage and lifestyle opportunity the city has to offer.
The project faced technical and creative challenges, the notoriously changeable Melbourne weather delaying us months, co-ordinating architectural renderers, drawing up flights paths for drone videography and shooting reflection plates to match. I also took care of 'invisible' VFX such as replacing sky plates, and general cleanup.
Big thanks to Atomic 3D for their impressive 3D visualisation and Flying Dragon for the aerial cinematography.
Role: Concept, all design and animation (Everything)
Tools: C4D standard render, After Effects and Particular.
Promo package for highly decorated professional cyclist Simon Gerrans.
After a period of consultation and styleframe development it was decided that bold, attention grabbing Sportscentre themed graphics were the order of the day.. Video screens were composited in After Effects lending a degree of flexibility with the edit.
I was approached by Jim's Building Inspections to create 3x3 minute animations describing their products and services.
In a short timeframe I created a 3D flythrough of common but often hidden house defects which would be inspected.
Created at Caramel Creative.
I scripted, storyboarded, illustrated and animated this explainer video for GroundControl Pro.
The product is a backend application which allows real estate developers to manage a development and allows buyers to 'buy off the floorplan'.
Botanical Brighton is a property development in Brighton, Melbourne. A key feature of the development is the natural surroundings and beautiful gardens.
This short introduction animation was designed to introduce the video edit about the property.
In house logo animation. The brief was to display Caramel Creative's clients in a more interesting format than the usual grid.
I created the logo collage in Illustrator, Animated in Cinema 4D and rendered in Octane.
For the nerds - Inheritance effected clones pushed through a turbulence, random noise field.
Agency: MPC and the Mill - joint creative.
Role: Design of rats, animation, compositing
Who's at the top in this post production rat race?
Countdown sequence introducing the live British Television Advertising Awards ceremony.
I designed the rat sportsmen and the title countdown.
Agency: M&C Saatchi
Role: Design, Compositing, Animation
Bathstore winter campaign.The graphics use the formal visual language of information design, juxtaposing the style with humorous content and cartoony animation to showcase the technical elements of Bathstore’s products.
I designed, animated and composited these graphics.
'Ascension' is my submission to the 666 project, for Norwegian based jeans label 'Anti Denim'.
The project features many internationally renowned artists, illustrators and designers and so I was honoured to be able to create one of the 666 frames which make up the video. My frame is 343 of 666.
I gave myself a day to create the 5K image.
The video is a work in progress - my frame is one of 666. Blink and you'll miss it!
Jakubi, one of the freshest bands to hit the Melbourne music scene, have well and truly been punching above their weight. This 5 piece draws their inspiration from genre’s as diverse as hip-hop, funk, pop and grunge rock.
'Jakubi' is a fictional planet, so where better to set this intro animation? I created this 80's inspired, animation heavily influenced by the videogame box art of the period - all chrome text, neon colours and brush script font. The animation serves as an intro piece for promotional videos.
30" TVC for Nike.
Creative: Wieden & Kennedy
Role: Motion graphics co-created with the Moving Picture Company FX Studio.
Client: Somesuch & Co
Role: Stage visuals for Mark Ronson & Katy B concert.
I created visuals which accompanied a live performance by DJ Mark Ronson and Katy B.
The visuals were based on the Coca Cola Olympic visual identity system and I was tasked with bringing them to life. I also created the 'tunnel of light' seen on the LED screen.
Produced at Caramel Creative
Role: Concept, design, animation (all)
Short intro animation for Mider development group using Cinema 4D and the shader effector.
Produced at Caramel Creative.
Role - Motion Graphics/Titles
The Icon is an apartment development in the heart of Melbourne's St Kilda.
The brief was to create a teaser video which exudes sophistication and class, showcasing the lifestyle opportunities in the area. The video below is a snippit of the titles created for the piece.
I chose to work with the strong type, establishing the brandmark throughout the video with close crops on the text and use of gentle lighting, mimicking the tones found in the building facade.
I also created several glass shard transitions, used to transition between interior and exterior architectural renderings.
The video was displayed on the 'registration of interest' microsite and on loop as part of a display suite, showcasing the property to potential buyers/investors.
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
Role: Animation and Design
I created this animation for the 20" TVC.
The adverts were about enabling users to unleash their creative potential by using the latest Intel processors.
I created both the user interface on the laptop shot and also animated the supplied illustrations in After Effects.
Fun personal music ident project. I liked the idea of this little hairy moshball rocking out in a dirty bathroom. This was an exercise in 3D tracking, compositing and trying out the hair module in Cinema 4D.
Big thanks to Steven Ball for letting me use his beautiful/grungetastic footage.
Role: 3D Design and Animation.
Rendered in Cinema 4D Physical Render. Composited in After Effects.
I created this set of website backgrounds for the property developers website. The composition, form and light are intended to invoke a feeling of architecturally inspired quality.
Client: ITV Creative
Using a combination of After Effects and Trapcode 'Psunami' I created the Ocean VFX. The ocean was created as daytime footage which allowed me to grade to night-time while retaining highlights.
I also re purposed the elements from the 30" TVC for variety of print deliverables: The DVD & Blu-ray cover, and large format billboards.
A 90" internal communications piece for British Airways to explain 'Speak Up' - A survey in which employees were encouraged to share their views.
Provided with a script and a few key visuals, my response was to create an energetic and engaging piece which would give life to the assets I was provided and help BA to communicate their message. This was a short turnaround project, but one which was very well received.
Produced at Caramel Creative
Role: Motion graphics/3D
Haven is a property development. My role was to create a data inspired segment to add visual flourish and show the building itself.
Delivered in a very short time frame, I pulled the architectural CAD data into Cinema 4D, which was shaded and animated. A short, low budget shoot without green screen meant that extensive rotoscoping took place in After Effects to remove the talent from his orginal background.
Whilst on an extended vacation on sunny shores I looked back upon my summer holidays in England and thought there's a few things I don't miss.
This was an exercise in character animation. I gave myself 48 hours to create the illustrations and bring them to life.
Particle animation using Trapcode Particular plugin for After Effects.
Successful entry into the book 'Year Zero'. The book Featured the work of several high profile designers including James White, Eboy and Erik Spiekermann to name a few, So I was thrilled (and lucky) to get included.
Made to accompany the OFFF festival in Barcelona, my entries loosely related to the birth of galexies.
Televisual cover design for the 2011 issue 'Corporate 50'
Client: Channel 4
Produced at MPC.
I animated the 'Wall Of Screens' (19'), 'Memory Grain' (31') and the 'Hot Shots' logo (40'). Other screen inserts created by the MPC compositing team.
Black Mirror is a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into our contemporary unease about our modern world.
Please note: Endframe in this edit is guide only.
Produced at MPC.
Role: Animation, compositing
Supplied with a layered matte painting I was tasked to bring the scene to life.
I composited glistening water, atmospheric elements, light effects and leaves gently blowing in the wind. Be warned though - blink and you'll miss it!
The liquid, rim and bottle were originally brown 'lemon tea'.
I carried out colour correction on these elements also.
Please note: The endframe was added at another facility.
Role: Multipass Compositing & Photoshop Retouch
I created several stills for this Ribena print Campaign using photographic backplates and multiple 3D passes provided by the Moving Picture Company 3D team.
The images were for magazine and large format, billboard display.
The Rosanna Golf Club in Melbourne required a new ident for the prestigious club. One which elevated the identity of the club above the video offerings of it's competitors.
Completed in one day the Foreground and midground elements were created in Cinema 4D utilising dynamic simulation for the movement of the golf ball, while the background and atmospheric effects were composited using Adobe After Effects.
Agency: Jack Morton
Post Production: The Moving Picture Company
Co Created by: Marshmallow Laser Feast
Role: Art Direction/Design lead/animation
BP needed to create an interactive presentation to wow it's investors. The experience would ultimately encompass projection mapping as well as cutting edge 3D visuals for an immersive experience, which toured worldwide.
I was design lead on the project and closely liaised with the agency Jack Morton and co-creators Marshmallow Laser Feast to create a look and feel for the visuals.
My main task was to develop a system of information graphics which could be used to explain technical processes in an easy to understand manner. I was responsible for ensuring consistency in the application of graphics and so it was essential that I was in constant communication with the Nuke, Maya, AFX and C4D operators as well as leading a team of 5 designers and animators in creating the motion graphics themselves. A key challenge was interpreting highly technical/scientific documents and making the information within easy to understand.
Here's a few initial concept images from the project. I do not take responsibility for the creation of 3D models or environments. These images are conceptual styleframes which I created. My role was that of art director and design lead.
The project was a winner of the Kantar 'Information Is Beautiful Awards'.
Role: Animation / Compositing
An MPC FX Studio production. I animated patterns and textures and composited the Feane Cotton and Greg James shots.
Agency: M&C Saatchi
Role: Animation, compositing
Animation, compositing and roto of website screens for the new Sunday Times Website.
Sundog Pictures wanted to 'refresh' their logo which was looking a little tired in video form. The brief was to refine the animation and make a feature of the 'Sundog' itself. The static logo was supplied.
Sundog's are an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.
I was pleased to be able to create this logo sting which will be used on all future releases.
Explainer video for Channel 4.
The brief was to use graphics in a way that was informative yet visually interesting.
There's a few hard cuts in this edit. The internal team at Channel 4 inserted video at these points.
Agency: M&C Saatchi
Role: Animation, Design, Compositing.
An MPC FX Studio project. I designed, animated and composited all elements on the horse shot. I also designed and animated elements for the golf and crowd shot. The second video is from a subsequent Ladbrokes commercial '£5 Free Bet'
Role: Animation & Design
I created sunrise themed animations for this Heineken promo film. Here is a cut down selection of my animations from the main film.
Agency: 180 Amsterdam
Role: Design, animation
I designed and animated graphics which were used for screen replacements on board the International Space Station.
Screen graphics can be seen at 3" onwards.
Production Company: GroundBreak Films
Role: Animation & VFX
The main title was textured in Photoshop and animation and lighting effects were added in After Effects.