Monday, 30 January 2012

Draft shot.

Sometimes I do rough camera animations to test a camera move before committing to the final shot. I only animate the camera's movement and leave all the bits in the frame static. It's come in handy a lot as I can just drop it into the working edit quickly and see how it'll flow. It's something that's become a key part in the shooting process for me since trying it first in my Stephen King animation.

Here's an example of one of those camera animations. I didn't go for this shot in the end but it gave me an idea for one coming up so it was useful. The shot could be a little more straight too but I was impressed with the versatility of my tripod! Mini crane shot!

Sunday, 29 January 2012


Here's a teaser of a few frames from the animation I've been working. Very, very excited to get it out there! Still much work to be done so I won't babble on. Check it out!

Friday, 27 January 2012

I have been...

... animating with some of these recently. Very excited with the work I'm doing at the moment!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Currently working on...

Here's an illustrator sketch I've just made for a model I'm going to build. Oh yeah.... twice!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Storyboards & sketches

Thought I'd share some scans of a few storyboards and production sketches from the animation I'm currently working on.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Jonny Lives

The Future Shock asked me to do another poster - here it is! I went for a simple, bold typographic approach to put the focus on the intriguing band name. I had this idea that 'Jonny' was supposed be like a famous/legend activist who has gone into hiding and his followers had started a street campaign to people know he was still around. Originally I wanted to strip it back as much as possible to just Jonny Lives and a few bits of information but I was told the ad was going into a mag/local press so it needed to get everything across. I think it's still successful with getting across my original idea but it'd be really cool to just go around and paste up posters with only 'Jonny Lives!' on them to build up some mystery behind the name around the local area.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

It appears this is my first post of 2012...'s a sneak peek at something I'm working on at the moment. Animation & model making for Investors Network.

I'd love to show you more but that would ruin everything! You'll just have to wait a few weeks until the animation is released online.

By the way! I put together a tutorial video for the site which you can check out below. Quite nice to be working on a variety of things. Keeping me on my toes and learning new things on the way.