Organised Keyframing

Organised Keyframing: A method for 3d animation.

A few years ago I sat down with my friends from AvP and we went through our individual approaches to animation. My hope was to pick the best ideas to create something we could teach new animators. What we discovered was that over the years and with very different backgrounds we had all gravitated to the same idea.

The idea was this…

Keep it Simple

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New VFX Showreel

I’ve finally found the time to cut a new reel 🙂

Music by: Dan Warren

This is a brief collection of my work over the last few years. Including:-

The Fades (bbc) at Lexhag
South Riding (bbc) at Lexhag
Bert and Dickie (bbc) at Lexhag
Sniper Elite (MC2)
Wardog (rebellion)
Pete ‘the Temp’ (Cockpit Theatre, London)
SOS New York (EA)
Avp 3 (sega)

I’ll add some detailed descriptions of my contribution to these shows soon.

Many thanks to all 🙂

Facial expression references

I’ve worked on pipelines and tools for facial animation rigs for about 7 years now. In that time a lot of has been written about Facial Expressions and Ai. In this article I summarise the reference’s I find most useful for illustration, performance and character rigging.

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Crowdsourced Storytelling

The Random Adventures  of Brandon Generator is online project from filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World),and comic book artist Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf, Marvel 1985). It’s difficult to describe what it really is. But it kinda sits between motion comic and animation. The interesting part is how they’ve engaged the online community to contribute ideas and content.

Check out the making of http://www.brandongenerator.com/behind-the-scenes

and the movies http://www.brandongenerator.com