Category Archives: Animation

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. Continue reading The92 – Soccer social media site


 

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

The Trump Effect

I was recently asked to do some VFX to turn Donald Trump bald for magician Noel Qualter’s close-up iPad magic routine – I jumped at the chance 🙂 Continue reading The Trump Effect

3D Photo Animation

I love bringing great still images to life, using subtle animation. I sometimes use 3D/2.5D movement, layer parallax, overlays, character motion or all effects combined. Here are some examples of still images that I’ve brought to life with various effects Continue reading 3D Photo Animation

Focus On Trump – video

Rotoscoping, character animation and compositing for satirical comedy videos.

I was recently tasked with some rotoscoping and compositing work for a couple of satirical videos (to be released soon). Here’s a snippet of one of them. I rotoscoped Ariana Grande out of her Focus music video, replacing her with an animated Donald Trump character:

Continue reading Focus On Trump – video

Character Animator tips

Some of you may have started playing around with Adobe’s new creation, Character Animator. If not, I’d suggest you check it out – it makes character animation a breeze.

However, if you’ve tried creating your own characters, you have may run into problems getting them to animate how you’d expect. Here are the most common problems and how to fix them: Continue reading Character Animator tips

A literally ‘gripping’ banner

Just looking through some old work and found a banner I had created years ago. I know, I know, a banner – but, as banners go, it’s rather awesome 🙂

I created this for the BBC, to advertise a game related to one of their TV shows. It employs some pretty clever maths to animate some creepy vines which actually reach out to ‘grab’ your mouse cursor – have a play! (requires Flash)

If you’re on mobile, or don’t have Flash enabled on your browser, you can see the banner in action below: