Sunday, 16 June 2013

Tom & The Syndicate Factory

Here is a video that I did the animation and compositing for.  It is called 'Tom & The Syndicate Factory' and I made it for a YouTube channel called Beach Games TV in collaboration with several video game commentators from across YouTube, as well as several illustrators and a sound designer.  Have a look and share it :)

Sunday, 17 February 2013

New project

So, I have submitted the segment for the 'To This Day' project and I can now announce that the film is going to be released on February 19th, this Tuesday.

In the meantime, I have just taken on another project which is actually for the Random Acts strand on Channel 4, so if this all goes to plan, this could be aired on Channel 4.  The project is based around a poem called "The Lazy Dog" and they want me to animate against the lyrics of the poem, much like what I did for the "To This Day" project.  I have already come up with a fairly good concept for the piece, which will have a fairly gritty feel to it to complement the lyrics, which are essentially about a crack dealer who is struggling to make a living.  I will post up concept work when I finish them and I will keep you posted about the progress I make for this project.

Monday, 4 February 2013

To This Day animation segment... done

Yep!  The animation that I was producing for the "To This Day" project has been completed and a week ahead of schedule.  I think it looks really good and I am really pleased that I managed to get it done against all the odds.  I am not going to upload it yet as I would like you all to see it as part of the final piece but I am happy with how it looks and I spent a lot of time perfecting the colour schemes in each part of the piece, as well as applying a few effects in after effects to give it a foggy atmosphere.

I am really looking forward to seeing the final product in a few weeks time and I will be sure to put it up here when it's done.

As well as animating for this project, I have been actively working on getting my foot in the industry.  I had an interview for an internship at a creative agency called Superhero on Friday which went very well; it was my first job interview for a role within the creative industry so I feel that it was a giant leap towards getting to where I want to get.  When I entered the building on Goodge Street, I immediately got a good vibe about the company.  The two guys who interviewed me were very friendly and asked me a range of questions about my work (including the To This Day project) as well as how I normally go about planning and putting together creative projects.  I found myself hesitating a lot as I was thinking about what to say but I think I gave adequate enough answers.  Perhaps I could have come across as more of a generalist though as my CV and portfolio clearly gave away that I aspire to be an animator.

As well as this Superhero interview, I also have another interview this Wednesday at...believe it or not... Framestore!  This interview is for a casual Runner position and I would be doing around 1 to 5 shifts each week.  I have already started preparing for it by asking some old uni friends who work at Framestore about typical questions that they ask and I have started researching the company so I know what they are about, as well as some of their current projects.  One piece of advice I was given was to "Be Confident", this will definitely be a challenge for me but I feel that if I am friendly with them and show myself to be a professional individual, the interview should go down well.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


A bit more head movement, blinking, tidier lines and some colour.  Looking good so far, hopefully I can get the bulk of the flash work completed this weekend.