SHORT FILM TEASER : THE BIRTH OF BOXING (2016)

In early October 2015, I got handed a script for a new feature film called Prizefighter, written by Matt Hookings.

Matt and I have been working together since my first short film Pollen and this was his new feature film.

After some discussion, it was decided to make a 9 minute standalone short film with a budget of £25k, called Birth of Boxing. This would then be taken to Cannes to gauge the reaction for this […]

SHOWREEL 2016 : VISUAL EFFECTS

Showcasing technical visual effects work from 2011-2016.

This includes Matchmove Supervising, Onset VFX Camera Supervising, Photogrammetry, Roto, RotoAnim, Intergrated Mocap and Animation, Modelling in Maya, Texturing, UV layout in Headus, Projections in Mari, Lighting, Lookdev/Rendering in Maya/Arnold and Compositing in Nuke.

JUMP ROPE ANIM TEST : UNKNOWN SOLDIER (WIP)

This is the first animation test for my new short film, ‘The Unknown Soldier’.

I used some stock mo-cap of a skipping rope cycle, and after a bit of cleanup with the feet contacting the floor I parented the rope handles to the hands and then hand animated the rope rotating around the body.

Lighting was added using the hdri, a directional light from the main window and 3 point lights to […]

SOLDIER MOCAP ANIM TEST : UNKNOWN SOLDIER (WIP)

I downloaded some stock mocap of various actions and then attached it to the model to test and see how the character would react.

There was a lot of cleanup for some of the test shots I want to use but overall it was great to see it working and it was better than I could ever do myself as an animator.

The character rig was the only discipline I didn’t do.  This […]

VFX BREAKDOWN : GIRAFFE

A quick breakdown for the giraffe scene.

Disciplines: Modelling – Lighting – Texturing, UV Layout – Rendering – Compositing.

Software: Maya, Mari, Headus UV,  Arnold Renderer, Photoshop, Nuke.

The backplate was shot using a Canon 550d.

 

Giraffe vfx final

FINAL IMAGE : GIRAFFE

Disciplines: Modelling – Lighting – Texturing, UV Layout – Rendering – Compositing.

Software: Maya, Mari, Headus UV,  Arnold Renderer, Photoshop, Nuke.

The backplate was shot using a Canon 550d.

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Sunset on Karkai Mountain

SUNSET ON KARAKI MOUNTAIN : CLIMBING IN INDIA

I do a lot of panoramic photography but I wanted to try producing a panoramic HDR image so I could control the background and foreground exposures without losing any detail.  A 2 day camping trip around the stunning hills of Karkai Mountain in India was the perfect setting to attempt this for the first time.

I took 4 photos with 9 bracketed exposures [-4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4].  A total of 36 images!

Each set […]

Sunset on Karkai Mountain

TAXI! : CLIMBING IN INDIA

This image was taken at the start of the trek around Karaki Mountain.

The journey to get here from Mumbai was a 3 hour train ride, followed by a 4 hour taxi ride, followed by a uncomfortably hot and cramped final 20 minute drive in the back of this van.  All of this before a day’s trek to the top of the mountain in 30° heat.

After dropping the 6 of us off at the base of […]