JUMP ROPE ANIM TEST : UNKNOWN SOLDIER (WIP)

This is the first animation test for a potential 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 […]

Nuke Test 01 Final Edit V02
Nuke Test 01 Final Edit V02

SOLDIER NUKE TEST 01 : UNKNOWN SOLDIER (WIP)

This is the first test render from Nuke and it’s already looking great with very little additional compositing.

Rendered from Maya using Arnold Renderer.  Composited in Nuke.

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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 […]

1ST DIRECTED SHORT FILM : POLLEN (2015)

‘Everyone asks questions. Few sacrifice everything for the answers.’

Two people trapped in an Orwellian world find a symbol of hope that the authorities will do anything to keep secret.

Based on the book ‘Pollen’ by A.D Lamb, I wanted to introduce and get the audience to ask questions about the tense world, themes and characters in this ‘proof of concept’ short film.

After reading the book, I quickly put together a script […]

TV SPOT : NATIONAL EXPRESS (2006)

I was asked to produce, direct and animate this 30″ TV sting for National Express via Picture Production Company.

I also produced a number of print adverts using the imagery from the commercial for the campaign.