Tuesday, 31 August 2010

reasons are for chumps


Im not really sure why i did this, probably out of boredem. still. i like playing with lighting and rendering ok? :)

An exercise in conservation

Whilst I had some time before speaking to my current client this morning I thought I'd practice a bit of low res modeling. Sure i could have spent hours and hours on the model getting every curve right, however i think it is an important skill to learn to not fill your scene with millions of polys.

I may work into this model at a later date but probably not, Its usually better to just start again if needed.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

first showreel... before my holiday!

I am now officially on holiday, and i thought i'd end these few months of working with a very mish mash showreel. i know theres far too much going on in it but its just somthing i put together in 30mins or so. I just figured it was better to have 'a' show reel than 'no' show reel. Enjoy =]

Monday, 16 August 2010


Ok so if you've been reading my last few posts about temple music you will know that i've been developing an animation for a record company. Me and my director were very pleased with the results, however after showing them to the client, we have recieved the bad news that this isnt what they wanted...at all...

But you can't get hung up on these things. I treat this project as a learning experience, and by developing methods it has taught me a hell of a lot more about software and the steps needed to approach a project efficiently.

So here is as far as this concept will be developed. I am very pleased with the results of my laboring and will now be jumping straight back into this new concept!

Grand noir


I was asked to provide a couple of models of instruments for a friend and fellow animation student at ravensbourne. His specifications wer that they be of a low poly count and without any textures. Each took around 2 hours to get to this stage and i really had to keep reminding myself not to add too much detail.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

getting there!

I have been working closely with my director's comments and amendments and have come up with this third draft of the Temple Music animation. This draft includes all of the best elements of the previous two, and has required a whole new method to produce. Rather than to go in to detail here, i thought i would wait until I've finished the project, then make an explanation montage of videos and play blasts.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Embers burning behind us...

when i was checking up on one of my previous clients i was astonished to see exactly what they had used my illustration for! pictures below from the motor transport awards website.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Temple Music, Responding to feedback

Ok so yesterday the feedback i got was the animation was too dark, there were a few strange shadows in there the logo was too close at the end, the camera movement needed to look more realistic, they didnt like it being on a wooden surface and to change it to marble and the notes should actually be blown off of the page!

I approached today feeling pretty confident and i believe i've made some good headway. it will take another day of work to get this next version right, but i sent the work so far off to the client to see if i'm heading in the right direction as there is no point spending another day on it if its not what they want!

ignore the strange lights by the way, i accidently left them in the scene from the last draft!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Temple Music, update.

I didn't have to wait long to get feedback, there's quite a lot that needs changing but I'm pretty happy. more work = more fun! :)

Temple Music (so Far?)

For the last couple days I've been hard at work on this latest project. I think its gone really well and i have pushed the work to the next stage of the project; Getting the approval! Always a tricky part, as is the nature of this work. I'll post up here in the next couple days to let you know how it went down with the clients! :)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

TempleMusic Idea Gen

 I have just picked up another commission and am straight back to work. yesterday i pitched these ideas for a 5-12 second Ident sequence for Temple Music. The client and i talked about a mix of the first 2 videos below. I shall add more as the project progresses.