Tag Archives: VFX

Visual Effects

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


 

Showreel 2016

My newest showreel is here.

Only have 2 minutes? Here’s a quick rundown of some of my work, in handy showreel form:


 

Star Trek transporter effect

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

Stars – music video

I worked with Imotion Media to create this animated music video.

They wanted some kind of rotoscope painting effect. So, after doing a few tests, we settled on a style and I started treating the footage. The first step was to chroma key all the shots, since I was planning to composite some together, then add particle effects in front and behind the various layers.

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Once everyone was happy with the edit, I dropped it to 10 frames per second to get a stop-motion look and processed each frame with a proprietary image processing algorithm, to get the painted effect (After Effects plugins weren’t quite doing it for me). The result is rather pretty I think.