I was asked to recreate the Star Trek transporter effect, in order to make a guy disappear. They didn’t shoot anything on green screen, but a bit of rotoscoping and a whizzy particle system – we’re done! Continue reading Star Trek transporter effect
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:
An endless driving experience through LA.
I created the interactive video site for this campaign back in 2008, Night-Driving by Golf, for DDB London. It was shot in LA by Noam Murro. The voiceover is Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas, narrated by Richard Burton; the music is by Cliff Martinez, which you may recognise from the Solaris soundtrack. Continue reading Golf Night-Driving
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
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:
Google launch their Cloud Test Lab today. I’m reminded of how I first learned the value of qualitative user testing and how I forced my employers to take notice too…
Between 1997 and 2000 I managed an Internet café in West London, for a startup who also ran a small web-based email service. Continue reading Guerilla usability