2022 Round Up!

You know that feeling when you sit in a cinema, and the film starts, and the words ‘Please be good, please be good’ run through your head on repeat? That slip of fear that what you are about to watch is going to be so underwhelming that you might literally deflate and walk out ofContinue reading “2022 Round Up!”

FIRES – The Pitch Film Fund Finalist

It’s been a while since I have posted anything. Work has been busy; some really interesting projects have come my way, and I have had the pleasure to work with some excellent clients. But in my spare time I have been working on another project – a pitch for an animated short film, which wasContinue reading “FIRES – The Pitch Film Fund Finalist”

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”