Saturday, 31 December 2011


Had to share this, such a great combination of stop motion, audio and awesomeness.


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Making of Puss in Boots

I love making of documentaries and I just stumbled across this one for Puss in Boots so give it a watch:

Thursday, 8 December 2011

New iAnimate reel

iAnimate released their new students work reel last week and it's looking awesome! Some really mind blowing work in there and they included one of my assignments from earlier this year! If you watch at 11:50 you can see my vanilla walk (not a cycle).

Animating that walk kicked my arse. We had three or so weeks to do it and the final assignment was my third attempt, I struggled so hard for a long time but got there in the end with lots of feedback and some amazing advice from my instructor Jim van der Keyl. The main thing I learned from that assignment was that you really have to focus on which body parts are leading and following. For far too long I had the hips leading which made him look really feminine. Once I reworked it to have the chest leading it all fell into place. Also picked up the nifty trick of using the scale tool in the graph editor to exaggerate motions (e.g. wrists) or to bring them down.

Some more DmC footage

Here ya go to anyone interested. This is the game I'm currently working on. None of my cutscenes in these videos though, I have one right before where the second video starts.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Aardman Animation Studios Behind the Scenes

I've always loved stop motion and I've always loved behind the scenes footage so this is awesome! One day I'll have to dabble with stop motion again to remind myself of how bad I am at it. But anyway, check the video out and just look at the scale of those sets! Go Aardman!

Here are some pictures from the visit: