Friday, 30 November 2012

Christine Phelan from VALVE at BAF 2012

I'm not sure where I found this but thanks to whoever led me to it. I feel what Christine talks about in this video is very important for people to know, especially students. She's very honest and to the point, no sugar coating. Also, that's the room that I graduated in...crazy!

Anyway, it's great to watch/listen to if you have the time. Christine talks about her time at school, getting into the industry, internships, working as an animator and then ending up in one of the best studios out there.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Glen Keane CTNX 2012 videos

Sadly a lot of animators couldn't make this years CTN, one of them was me. But luckily, there are some great people out there who are willing to share some of their experience with us. I was so happy to find some videos of Glen Keane's seminar.

I honestly can't think of many things more enchanting than watching this man work. Sit back and be inspired:

Saturday, 24 November 2012

LEGO Lord Of The Rings Released

Long time no real speak! The lack of posting has mostly been down to what I'm about to post about:

LEGO: Lord Of The Rings has finally been released. I've been working on it for the past 7 months and it's been a truly awesome, inspiring and exciting experience. It's currently sat on shop shelves across the world. Exciting times, especially as it's the first project I've worked on to be released (DmC is out in January).

Here's an obligatory picture of the game and myself in a giant warehouse of goods:

And a screenshot of the credits provided by Matt Phillips (a programmer at Tt). Additional in-game animation is the second credit I have, after cutscene animator:

It's a very fun get to smash LEGO stuff up and watch entertaining/funny cutscenes, what more do you need? If you play it, then I hope you enjoy it!

I'll be posting about my time at Tt Games very soon, just as I did with my time at Ninja Theory. So keep your eyes peeled for that. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Dan Pozo's Podcast

This first (of hopefully more to come) podcast record by Dan Pozo is with Daniel Fotheringham - a highly skilled creature animator. The podcast gives a great insight into Daniel's workflow, how he approaches quadrupeds and loads of other interesting things.

Please go over to Dan Pozo's blog and tell him to release more of these. I'm sure he'd appreciate the support.