3D Animation & Illustration Blog

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

Travelling/ Backpacking Camera Gear & Insurance

It’s really tough deciding what camera equipment to take with you when travelling and seeing as I’m embarking on a 12 month working holiday in Japan from tomorrow I thought I’d share my kit list. Here is a breakdown of whats coming with me for the adventure and why: Billingham Camera Bag + More discrete than…

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Floraison en Forêt. 1 day wedding venue shoot and edit.

While out in France shooting my short film I managed to sneak a quick 1 day shoot on the GH3 at this gorgeous wedding venue. The sun refused to stay out long enough to get perfect shots but it was a good test of getting the best out of a tight schedule. If you like…

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Franglais Colour Keys

I’m currently in the pre-production stage of my new live action short film ‘Franglais’. Set in the country side of the south of France it is a dark comedy that shows an unseen side to the region. With the script finalised I enlisted the help of talented illustrator Emma Wilson to draw up a series of…

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Mountain Helicopter. Element 3D

Shot rendered entirely in After Effects with Element 3D. Camera projection mapped environment geometry built in Maya then imported into Element. Helicopter model from http://thefree3dmodels.com/ then reconfigured for Element. Thanks Video Copilot for your amazing plugins!

iHeed Educational Animation. ‘Depression’

This is another project I directed and animated while at Rock.Paper.Film for the charity iHeed. Working in the green screen studio with Tara Dominick and Leigh Haywood to get the original plates I then heavily processed the images in After Effects to get this paper cut out style and hand animated the props to tie…

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