Category Archives: Animation

Dark Force – music video

Here’s some snippets from an animated music video I created for a satirical website in back in 2016 – featuring a certain US president – at the time just a candidate. The aim of the site was to make fun out of Trump and keep him out of office, which obviously didn’t work.

The track is based on Katy Perry’s Dark Horse and some of the scenes are lifted from the video, where I’ve painted out Katy, replacing her with various animated characters. I was a fun project – even if it failed 🙂


 

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The92 – Soccer social media site

I created this site with the guys at ChromaAgency and Brothers and Sisters for Sky Sports’ The92 campaign in 2009. It featured an infinitely scrollable wall of photos and comments from users, all filterable and deep-linkable, as well as the obligatory video player, blog and Twitter integration – way ahead of its time for 2009.

I made heavy use of rendering tricks, such as blitting, object pooling and load/render queuing, to keep the thing performant – tricks I later found useful for games and Set Top Box software development. Unfortunately, I can’t show the original site off – the domain renewal had lapsed – nice one Sky 🙁 so here’s a little video about the project:

Better compositing of evenly lit footage

So you’ve been given some green screen footage to composite on another plate, but the lighting’s all wrong? Read on…

There’s a wealth of information out there on how to composite footage and colour-correct it to look like one plate. But there’s not much info out there on what to do about a mismatch in overall lighting direction/diffusivity. Continue reading Better compositing of evenly lit footage

Everybody Deserves – music video

I recently worked with the guys at Imotion Media to create this fun little music video. The brief was to take some green screen footage of the band’s lead members and find a treatment/narrative that works with the ethos and feel of the song. I settled on blending the footage with a lot of archive material, as if we’re channel flipping a TV. Continue reading Everybody Deserves – music video

3D Photo Animation

I was recently asked to bring some still images to life with a bit of a 3D effect.

OK, strictly speaking, 2.5D. Here’s an example of a still image I’ve brought to life with some subtle 3D magic. Although there are innumerable tutorials out there on how to do this kind of thing, I might post some tricks on how to make it easier to set things up, if anyone’s interested. Continue reading 3D Photo Animation