Aug 10 2017

Showreel 5

This is my 5th Showreel and includes clips from –

  •     Personal projects

  •     Short film

  •     Future Pro Wrestling (FPW) (DVD menu animation)

  •     This is Progress (Wrestler entrance animations).

Software used – Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop. 

Plugins used -Trapcode Plugins and Element 3D

3D models that are not made by me are – BB8 and Corridor models are from Videocopilot and Old TV model is from The Pixel Lab

Aug 01 2017

Trapcode Tao Tunnels

The tunnels are made with the Tao circle and the repeater.  Different textures and changes to the fractal deform to create different looking tunnels.  The camera and the lights are offset and parented to a centre null.

Jul 07 2017

Inflating Logo

Inflating Logo using Trapcode Tao with animated Tao lights with a small amount of fractal displacement.  RedGiant Universe Glo Fi was used for the Designs word of the logo.

 

Jun 30 2017

Music and Animations

Here is some original music made by Jake South titled Poly-Tune with animations in time to the music.  I used Trapcode Sound Keys to generate key frames to drive some of the values of the plug-ins Trapcode Tao, Trapcode Mir, and Element 3D.

 

Jun 15 2017

Rainbow Woods

Here is a short video of Rainbow Woods in Bath.  I used my DSLR for the timelapse and a Gopro Hero 3+ Black on a gimbal for some smooth shots. Unfortunately the Gopro has some exposure and colour problems now.  So I had to pick and choose the shots that didn’t go too funny and applied RE:Vision Effects Match Color which helped in Premiere Pro.  The photos for the timelapse were edited in Lightroom then brought into After Effects to scale them down and animate.

 

May 31 2017

Particular Weather

A weather cloud made with Trapcode Particular.  The cloud, rain, and snow are on there own Trapcode Particular layer.  The rain and the snow both have aux particles for the rain drop splashes and the snow settling.  The sun is a lens flare from Optical Flares.

Apr 20 2017

Trapcode Tao Octopus

Here is another character made with Trapcode Tao in Adobe After Effects and inspired by Hank the octopus from Pixar’s Finding Dory.  Created with animated Tao lights and the repeat paths option for the tentacles.  Trapcode Particular was used for the ink. 

Apr 13 2017

My 100th Video on YouTube

This is my 100th Video uploaded to YouTube.  

My first video I uploaded was the Mini Bond short film in 2009, which has so far been viewed 1,403 times.

My top 5 most viewed videos so far are –

1 – Avengers Tesseract Cube Tutorial

2 – Element 3D Transitions Tutorial

3 – Lights Camera Action

4 – Popcorn Animation

5 – Mini Bond 007 “A View too Short”

The first 100 videos were fun to make and I look forward to what the next 100 will be.

 

Mar 28 2017

Trapcode Tao Penguin

Another character made with Trapcode Tao in Adobe After Effects, this time a Penguin.  Made the same way as the Snail and the Robot with Tao lights.  Trapcode Mir was used for quick and simple ice bergs in the background and Element 3D for the one that the penguin is standing on.

Mar 13 2017

Trapcode Tao Robot Character

A classic robot character made with Trapcode Tao.  Animated Tao Lumi lights were used for the robots eyes and control panel.

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