Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Show Reel 2012

A new show reel for 2012 with some new work from current projects.

Show Reel

Updated 27/03/2012

Evenings - Friend (Lover)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Green Screen

I wanted to quickly do some more green screen keying recently and I did this one relatively quickly in After Effects. Mainly I wanted to try my hand at keying out hair as I have never previously had the opportunity to do so.

This was done using the Keylight plugin which comes with AE. The only issue that I ran into was striking a balance with preserving the detail in the hair whilst reducing the amount of green reflected on to the white coat.

I just did a quick 2D track and used that data to 'move' the background image. I then manually scaled it so that it matches the camera moving closer towards the subject.

The footage is available from Hollywood Camera Work.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Vehicle Lighting

Composited in Nuke.

NOTE: Shaders/textures, lighting and compositing ONLY.

I wanted to light a vehicle of some sort. I found this S-Class model for free on Thanks to the artist who created it.

Here's a link:

When converting the mesh from 3DS Max to Maya I replaced all of the shaders and textures with my own.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Haven't posted in a while. There will, however, be a few posts over November and December whilst I prepare new work for my new show reel.

In the mean time here is a still image of a car that I shaded, lit and composited. The model itself is from and the background image from Flickr. I mainly wanted to try my hand at lighting and compositing a car and this is my first attempt.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Updated Show Reel

I've updated my show reel. Added a few things. Trimmed a few things.

Updated 19/06/2011

The xx - Fantasy

The Lego shots were part of a group project and so the work was divided amongst the team members.

With the first Lego shot, I only did the lighting and compositing. James Eccleston did the animation, modelling and dynamics. Steven Cummings did the textures.

With the 2nd shot, I did the lighting, compositing and animation

Rigging and skinning, in both cases, was done by Stuart Taylor

Wednesday, 8 June 2011