3D Animation & Illustration Blog

VFX, Animation and 3D Illustration blog featuring recent work and posts on 3D in F1, motorsport and Japan.

Ex Disney Animator Talks Animation in Japan

I caught up with ex Disney animator Stephane Mangin to quiz him on the differences animating in Japan, US and Europe. Having worked in France at Mac Guff, in London at Double Negative, in the US at Disney and now Japan at Marza, he shares his thoughts on the differences in the work culture. His previous…

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We were on Japanese TV!

Just for fun! 8 Months ago when we landed in Japan (after not sleeping for about 30 hours) we were jumped by a film crew for Japanese TV. One of our friends noticed us on TV this week and now we can share our embarrassing performance with you all. Enjoy! To top it off, we just got…

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Japanese for Animators and 3D Artists

Following up on my post on how to get an animation job in Japan I thought some of you may be interested in the language around the office. You can use this to get a head start with some animation specific vocab and phrases that you will hear on a day to day basis. With the…

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Franglais Poster and Trailer

To coincide with completing my first live action short film Franglais and first festival submission (wish me luck!) I wanted to share the final poster and trailer. I am hoping to get into some festivals next year so cannot show the full film online yet, but I think this fantastic illustration by the talented Emma…

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First step towards being famous in Japan!

Well I may not quite be Ant or Dec but after being asked to present a video for Gaijinpot I thought I’d give it a shot! It was a great chance to practice lots of the Japanese I’ve been learning out here and it was a lot of fun shooting too! If you’re thinking of…

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Illuskate Table

Earlier this year my pal Stuart Melrose called me in for some help getting his awesome Illuskate table out to the world. He needed a kickstarter promo that would get the idea behind the design across and capture some of the inspiration for his furniture.  We went out and got some great shots at his…

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