Saturday, 17 October 2015

Generate VFX Directory from Command Prompt

Since using Linux systems at my day job I've seen how much project management is done with code rather than the old manual click, click click. Frustrated with my inability to set up shots so quickly on my Windows machine I decided to write a tiny .bat script to automate the creation of a shot directory with custom named folders within.

Download makeshot.bat

Friday, 18 October 2013

The House with Teeth : Short Film Pitch

Original artwork by Yayi Ding
I am developing a new short with writer Tom K McCarthy and producer Nic Crum and we've made it into the first round of the Enter the Pitch film competition. Please check out our pitch video and give us a vote if you'd like to see us win a budget to make this film a reality!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

A Stately Suicide - Best Comedy

My short film A Stately Suicide won Best Comedy at the Phoenix Comicon film festival last month. A big thank you to the festival and congratulations to the Flyboy Film crew and Andy D Smith and Ian Forbes who wrote it.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Silibil N' Brains "Eat Your Brains" MUSIC VIDEO

Here is the latest video that I directed with John Fairfield for Flyboy Creative. I also did all the post production on the video including putting in some nasty sound effects. VFX breakdowns are to follow but if you want to check out some behind the scenes stuff you can go to the Flyboy Facebook page.

Monday, 25 March 2013

VFX Breakdown for 'Edinburgh' by Woodpigeon

Here is a short VFX breakdown for some work I did on Ben Soper's music video for the band Woodpigeon.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

After Effects to Avidemux - Datamosh Round Trip

This tutorial for shows you how to export video prepared for datamoshing from After Effects, join clips and remove I-frames in Avidemux (freeware) to create the datamosh, then export the result as an image sequence for further processing in After Effects.

Thanks to datamosher on YouTube for his video tutorial on the process.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

VFX Breakdown for Pigeon Song Animation

Here is a VFX breakdown for a live action / animated shot that I produced for a recent music video.  I did the compositing and the landscape sketches, Nuria Valdeon did the cell animation and Fraser Murdoch did the 3D modeling.