Thursday 14 November 2013

Showreel 2013

coming soon

Wednesday 16 October 2013


I made a very short motion graphic title sequence for Phil, based around the logo. Three different versions all in AE. Very simple but looks lovely.

Sunday 13 October 2013 quartett

Just a little design job for Tully creating a logo for the quartet - recording the sound of the name of the quartet. I converted this to sound waves and edited it into a nice symmetrical pattern. I really like it. bit like batman or a city reflected in the river. Here is a link to the final image and a few test doodles

Monday 2 September 2013

food watch 2013 - Dutch version.

We made a dutch version of the food watch video. I again animated the little guide character who dances around the pillars at the start. Bit trickier than before and not as cute i think - No dress this time but the lack of knees doesnt really notice. The face and eyes were nice to add on but i just had to keep the face still so couldnt add any reactions etc. I also animated the little red bull can flying around and in the fridge - i like the weight when the wings fall off...

Friday 28 June 2013

Psalm 1

This was a video that i made for g-dcast after they ran a song writing competition. I got this piece by Elijah Aaron, It is really beautiful and even after 1000's of listens while making the video, it is still lovely. anyway i got this piece. I wanted to try to create something a little abstract but still with a narrative based on the lyrics. The song had a nice pace to it and the idea of a little cube running and going on a journey came up. i took ideas from "Between bears" by Eran Hilleli and i also saw the cube as the fridge from "A grand day out" but not so expressive. I made the storyboard, animatic etc in a week and Jeremy added ideas and themes. The animation started with Photoshop 3D. I wanted the cube to be a real little object that had come to life.i used photoshop 3d to create the cube movement for each scene. I took this PNG sequence of images into flash and added the squiggly legs- i really like the squiggly legs they gave it a fragility and vibrance i think; certainly better than all the symbol type legs i tried. Flash also does a bit of 3d but it didnt look as good as photoshop.I bumped up the publish settings to get good png quality (remember this) I took these swfs and put them into AE. From there i built a little world based on a few basic principals, lots of texture and triangles. The bendy movements on the trees: i added puppet pins; starched the tree trunk and then using motion sketch and pressing cmd and drag pins around in real time to get smooth movement. The leaves were made in flash- i just spun and flipped a triangle randomly then made a motion sketch path for it. Each leaf has its own motion sketch path draw- all the leaves that form the balloon and cube etc.. the balloon was made by tracing a easter egg shape. drawing triangles on it and then putting them on seperate layers. these layers could then be turned on in whatever order in AE. i like the cube climbing and plodding up the hill. The long shots with little things in the back are cute. The river i made by using Mr Mercury- you can corral mr mercury but you cant really control him too much. i like this river though. the type face is really cute, its called matilde... The story can be seen in lots of ways - but i subconsciously did a very strange thing with the imagery. The journey the cube makes is based on a real hour long walk around kreuzberg and friedrichshain. All of the main symbols in the video represent buildings or areas on this berlin journey. Points if anyone can figure this out. I worked near ostbahnhof so figure out what the cube on the mountain represents first and work backwards...

Monday 6 May 2013

Windbeutel extra

This is a little development on the windbeutel thing- Kai recut the little dancing figure into a larger special film on capri sun and it got loads of views-was on youtube front page...

Friday 26 April 2013

Goldener Windbeutel 2013

So here i animated the little windbeutel / cream cake type thing for Bildbad and Kai did the rest. The character was just a little flat png so i added little knobbly kneed legs- no bending at the knees, the ballerina dress thing covered this up. i added some expressive little hands and arms, and made him dance around the 5 pillars examining them. I think the end position was changed position so he gets sped up a little, but he's a cute little character i think.

Friday 1 March 2013

Wimmel book

I worked with Eric again. we designed a game based on the Wimmel book / wheres wally idea. An interactive book where you had to search for characters. It had elements of multiple language learning and counting but could be changed so that an older age group could play as a collecting game. I designed loads of characters and environments - it looked really beautiful but due to time restrictions we have put it on hold at the moment...i provisionally titled it "the Hidden Zoo"-we will see what happens

Sunday 10 February 2013

Jiggy Shapes

This was a little bit of work i did for Mumpower games. I designed the splash screen, the titles screen and animated the in game triangle narrator characters - Eric designed the game and everything else and just needed my help with a few little design and animation touches at the end. Triangles and all animated sequences exported as teeny tiny little pngs and compiled in the game by Eric. No lip syncing sadly - this would have been fun but we chose not to do it. Have a look for jiggyshapes on the app store - download it if you like.
Check out the splash screen and title screen here