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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Mune Trailer

Here's a trailer of an animated film called Mune which I worked on last year in Montreal. We didn't have the biggest budget so I'm really impressed with how the final film looks. I think one of the most successful things is the lighting and colour schemes. The art director, RĂ©mi Salmon, who has a wonderful unique style, created the concept art at the start of the project, as well as overseeing the lighting at the end - a rare thing in animated features and I think this has given Mune a very strong and interesting look. This was also helped by Nico Marlet having a hand in the character design.

Mune concept art

I'm not sure when the film is coming out but hopefully soon. Enjoy.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Weta & Hobbit 3

Hello, just a quick update, I recently relocated to New Zealand and I'm now working at Weta Digital in Wellington.

For the past month I've been working with the talented guys and girls here to finish off the animation for the last Hobbit film (The Battle of the Five Armies) which is due for release in December. If you haven't already, you can check out the trailer below.

Friday, 20 June 2014

iAnimate Lecture

Hello. Here's a little excerpt from the lecture I gave for the online animation school iAnimate earlier this year. I talk about birds.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Pacific Rim Animation Reel, Falling Cars 'n' All

With the recent release of Pacific Rim for purchase I thought I'd create an edit of all the shots I animated on the film. I've even included the simpler ones of falling cars and hovering helicopters.

I've also added a few shots for continuity (marked with a red dot), most of which don't contain animation apart from the one at 0:52 which was animated by Cedric Lo. So please note, that's his great work there.

Pacific Rim was a really enjoyable project to work on. I joined ILM thinking that, with their work being of such high quality, there would be many rounds of revisions and getting shots approved would take a long time. I was surprised to find that there was a lot of trust placed in everyone's ability and with unprecedented access to the director, Guillermo del Toro, I was able to animate more footage in 6 months than on any other live-action film I can think of.

Footage Copyright owned by Warner Bros. Pictures & Legendary Pictures. The song is Club Foot by Kasabian.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Guest Instructor at iAnimate

I have some news. I'll be a guest instructor for iAnimate's upcoming Creature workshop. I shall be giving an online lecture talking about various topics and problems surrounding animating flight. They've even made this fancy video to promote it.

If you're interested check out their creature workshop breakdown page here. There are a host of subjects, all taught by some amazing animatory individuals.

Monday, 29 April 2013

New Pacific Rim Footage

Latest from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, a film I started working on almost a year ago. Very much looking forward to seeing how it turned out.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Hello and welcome to what seems to have mainly become my film trailer page. Here's the latest one for you -

I'm very excited to be currently working on this project but I hope to have some more interesting posts for you soon.