Animation Graduate Advice, Pt1.2 – Learn What They Do

Learn the Software …if you need to, anyway. Once you have found a studio you’re excited to work for, have a look at what software they use and start learning it! My first animation job used 3Ds Max. Having just completed three years learning Maya, I was dropped into a software completely alien to me.Continue reading “Animation Graduate Advice, Pt1.2 – Learn What They Do”

Animation Graduate Advice, Pt1.1 – Learn What You Want To Do

The other day, a guy got in contact on LinkedIn. He had just graduated from the same animation course that I did 12 years before and simply asked for advice about getting into the industry. A lot has changed since I graduated – most significantly the course had changed from teaching 3D animation to 2DContinue reading “Animation Graduate Advice, Pt1.1 – Learn What You Want To Do”

Two Headed Animation

So for a few months throughout 2020, I had the privilege to work with Derek Friesenborg (Moana, Frozen, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) on a personal project he had been working on for a while. I joined several other very talented animators to help bring the animation to life, taking a short, 15 secondContinue reading “Two Headed Animation”

Christmas Illustrations!

Every Christmas, my wife and I meet up with a group of friends, have a big board games night in and exchange gifts! A lovely festive event that, if I am honest, I find quite stressful. The reason being that, frankly, I am pretty bad at picking gifts for people, and their gifts always seemContinue reading “Christmas Illustrations!”

A couple of Freelance Projects – 2020 retrospective

Hey guys! It’s been a while. I mean, it’s been a LONG while! I still have “Lockdown and Up Skill – Part 3” to do, and I’ve been meaning to do that for MONTHS! But today I’m gonna talk to you about a different subject – how nice it is to see freelance projects getContinue reading “A couple of Freelance Projects – 2020 retrospective”

New Year, New Career, New Website

Happy New Year, Everybody! I hope that 2020 brings you all many blessings and much joy, coz – let’s face it – it would be wrong to start a new year holding on to any negativity caused by the year just gone. The start of 2020 heralds in a large change for me. At theContinue reading “New Year, New Career, New Website”

Merry Christmas! – 1 week animation challenge

So last week I had a bit of time to devote to a quick little personal project. I wanted to put something together to celebrate Christmas, but knowing that I had a relatively short amount of time to get it done, I didn’t want to get too bogged down in creating a new character. SoContinue reading “Merry Christmas! – 1 week animation challenge”