Tag Archives: Animation

Children’s Bureau animation

I was asked to create a video for Children’s Bureau from a script, using typography and motion graphics to convey their message. Here’s what I made for them… Continue reading Children’s Bureau animation


 

Yahoo login adverts

I was recently asked to create some fullscreen video ads for Yahoo’s login page. The constraints were: dimensions of 1440×1024 but less than 500k file size, must loop seamlessly and no HTML5 blend-mode effects or plugins allowed – otherwise an overlay of the steam blended onto a canvas layer would have yielded an even smaller file size. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, Microsoft’s Edge browser did not fully support blend-modes – hurry up Microsoft! I managed to create a few videos, such as the one below, all within these constraints, using After Effects and the amazing WEBM format:

Video banner

I created this animated banner for a client’s phone case giveaway competition used on their social media accounts.

Photobook Animation

I was recently asked to take some scans of an old storybook’s illustrations and bring them to life with subtle animation. The stories come from folk tales of an indigenous Canadian people called the Kayas. Continue reading Photobook Animation

Dark Force – music video

Rotoscoping and character animation for satirical music video

Here are 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 he was just a candidate). Continue reading Dark Force – music video

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

Mercedes-Benz World

I recently found an archive of some of my old work. Here’s a nice little animated 3-D microsite I created for Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands. It requires Flash – so if you’re on mobile, you’ll want Puffin Browser.

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