Friday, 5 December 2014

Addam Man 2014

A bit of fun filmmaking the other day. A play on the Iron Man 3 suit up sequence. Getting ready for the cold weather!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

A bit of silly photoshop fun with some toys :D

Adding an explosive background and voila! :D

Gun flare and an overall bleach effect using levels and contrast controls.

Here's the original pic. Attempting my best Stallone face.
I stumbled across this toy from a cartoon series called Max Steel that my son and I have become quite hooked on.

Friday, 21 November 2014


My humble kit for the last couple of years. A Canon 550D and a Macbook Air. I've been considering an upgrade but honestly, they have served me well, light to carry on my various motion graphics adventures, and I'm still amazed by what these things can do.
I tend to use an external monitor at the offices where I freelance. If a monitor isn't available I can hijack other Macs as a monitor with the thunderbolt cable. Handy dandy. :)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Trouble with the F Word

Giving Lucy Anne-Holmes (Founder of the No More Page 3 campaign) the Monty Python animation treatment with After Effects.
For a documentary about feminism by Frog and Roastbeef Films.


Friday, 4 July 2014

Worldmark Films

I'm currently working on some fun Monty Python inspired animations for Worldmark Films.
Cutting out lots of shapes in Photoshop and giving it what for in After Effects, bringing characters to life. Including a robot! :D

Character rigging! Parenting all the layers together. :)

Here's a screenshot of how the layers are parented to each other in After Effects. Very important to label everything!

Friday, 13 June 2014


Back from Spain, fried to a crisp and ready to get back to work.

Here's a picture of my son Raphael and I at the seaside in Barcelona!
First time there. It was awesome. :D

Monday, 26 May 2014


Doing some sweet VFX for a werewolf film this week for Brainy Monkey Post Production! :D
Rotoscoping the actor out of the werewolf suit and adding spooky glowing eyes.

Things got tricky when the branches were in the way..

Thursday, 13 March 2014

My VFX & Motion Graphics Showreel for 2014. What a fantastic year it's been! :D

Highlights of my work with Adobe After Effects CS6 & CC.

FACTOMANIA, BBC, 360 Production
GERONIMO, Personal Project
BUDDAH BOY, BBC Wales, It's My Shout Productions
P. DROID, Oliver Purches Films
STOP SMOKING, British Heart Foundation, Wonky Films 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors - Channel 4

I worked on the map animations and logos for this eye opening documentary about the Terracotta Warriors at 422 South.

Factomania 2014 - BBC

First bit of press on the BBC 10 part science series where I worked as part of a fantastic motion graphics team at 360 Production.

Air date: 12 March at 7:30pm, 2014 on BBC Knowledge and BBC HD. 

BBC Factomania Promo 2014

Oldie but a goodie

Found these on a old hard drive. Press reviews from a feature film I wrote/directed called Astronauts and Babies waaaay back in 2004 when I was in my final year of university.
It was edited on a Pentium 2 laptop using Adobe Premiere!