Lifestyle Animation

February 28th, 2009

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This 3d animation formed the backdrop to a corporate awards ceremony held in Lisbon. The client was looking for a lifestyle piece that would provide an overall theme for the event and give a chilled out tone to the proceedings. I used these 2d illustrations and placed them in a 3d environment, adding some specifically 3d design tricks such as pool reflections and mirrorball lighting.

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Johnnie Walker Inflatable Exhibition Hall

February 17th, 2009

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This travelling exhibition hall – the EventStation® Plus by Bacon Inflate – is manufactured using PVC-coated high-performance fabric. A vinyl canopy is then tensioned over the top. This 3d animation was able to show the client Johnnie Walker exactly how their branding and exhibits would look – day and night – within their own custom made version.

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Scottish Power Online

February 16th, 2009

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Corporate broadcasting is becoming increasingly viable over the internet, and businesses are now waking up to the online possibilities for video. Having worked in television and been a seasoned web designer, bringing the two sides together was a natural progression. For this piece of web video by LA Media, I was brought in to assemble all the video elements and help to integrate it with the Scottish Power website.

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The Knights Templar

February 12th, 2009

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Commissioned by the Discovery Channel, The Knights Templar was a 4-part mini-series. This title sequence, which was also used extensively for promotional purposes, was intended to show the right balance between mystery, opulence and medieval times. I storyboarded this on paper prior to shooting and then cut the sequence with various animated graphics elements.

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Flying Through The Standard Life Building

February 10th, 2009

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Standard Life’s headquarters in Edinburgh was to undergo some interior design changes and this animation, showing a part of the building’s first floor, would help to visualise them. To ensure accuracy, I was given the architect’s plans for the building as reference. Even the carpet was ‘sampled’ from a photograph of the original.

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Standard Life Hang On To Their Marbles

February 5th, 2009

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Standard Life were using a marbles theme throughout their printed literature and the natural extension of this was to animate them, to keep their branding consistent across all media. This 3d animation was used in their corporate broadcasting but also looped to create a very effective screensaver.

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Experian & Quadro 3d Event Design

February 4th, 2009

This virtual set had a two-fold purpose. Primarily it was to show the client Experian how the various set elements would look in an artificially lit space. Secondarily it would show how the space would be shared with their co-exhibitor Quadro.

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Dr. Bunhead’s Big Wobbly Molecule Show

February 2nd, 2009

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Professional mad scientist Dr. Bunhead is a regular contributor to BBC children’s programmes. I used his own hand-drawn self-portrait and just had some fun with it. Although it looks like traditional animation, this was actually created in a 3d programme, and really shows just how versatile 3d design can be.

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3d Accident Reconstructions

February 1st, 2009

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3d Accident reconstruction is becoming a very useful tool in legal circles. This scene is an actual road traffic accident case study which was brought to me to recreate. There are two sides to every story but this animation shows just one side of this particular case from a number of different camera angles. It was a major help in building a convincing case for the client.

For more information on this topic, see 3d Accident Reconstruction.

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