Zizkov Cemetery, Prague

One of the more inspirational places I have had the pleasure of working was at UPP in Prague.

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I rented an apartment through AirBB near in the old Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov. For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of Cemeteries and the one in Zizkov out of all of them is the most hypnotic.

Other than sleeping or working on big budget films like Wonderwoman or Allied this is the place were I spent most of my time.

Cemeteries have that timeless nature that reminds us of our own mortality. All the great, wise, talented people that occupy these spaces once had thoughts and worries. Just like living.

I returned from Prague in the Spring. Leaving Zizkov and it’s dead to rest in peace.

Abe’s Story

In Victorian London, Abe an obscure Irish writer struggles to find inspiration while he balances the demands of his hectic day job as theatre manager.

Starring Colin O’Donoghue as Abe, David Bamber as Henry, Owen Roe as Richard and Jonathan Ryan as Arminius Abe’s Story takes it’s visual inspiration from Victorian Shadow puppet theatre.

Written by Adam H. Stewart and Garry Walsh Abe’s Story represents the first foray into animation for Snackbox Films and will premiere at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh in July.

 

Another day at the office

 

The process of photo surveying  involves taking multiple photographs (50-100)  from various angles of an object which is then used by 3D software such Photoscan to create a 3D model.

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Today I was photographing Crucifixes for Penny Dreadful Season 3.  An average of 70 shots each, and there were 10 different variations.

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No prizes for guessing what I’ll be seeing when I close my eyes to go to sleep tonight…….

The power of music

I am always amazed at the power of music…..

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Last August I was hired by LANDOR, London to create some inspirational edits along the theme of EXPLORER for the eye-ware company MAGRABI

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I was given  a couple of hours of footage by the client which we whittled  down to less then a minute for A Roll. I  sourced my own B Roll using three tracks as a guide.

Winged Victory for the Sullen

These three finished edits are identical, but for me the music completely changes the feel and tone. What is your favorite ?

 

Penny dreadful Season 3

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For the last four months I’ve been working on the Showtime TV Series Penny Dreadful currently  shooting it’s 3rd season at Ardmore Studios, Bray Ireland.  I’m in the VFX department working with Supervisor James Cooper and much of my work has been under NDA so I can’t really post much, until the show airs that is …

 

 

 

london baby

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LONDON BABY focuses on the relationship of two women, Lauren and Natalie, who live together in London. 

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As the strong-willed Lauren looks to secure their relationship with a child, free spirited Natalie seeks ways to maintain her freedom.

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The short films proposes that deep down in our hearts, we all know the reason we are alone.

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The film runs 12 minutes and  features an all star indy soundtrack with  Clap your Hands and Say Yeh,  Arpline and Cuushe.  Shot guerrilla style using canon 7D & Nikkor primes.

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Staring Aimee Rivers & Suzanne Wilson / Written – Aimee Rivers / Produced – Aimee Rivers & Suzanne Wilson /  Director, Editor & Cinematographer – Adam H Stewart

timeline animations

AFTER EFFECTS

I came across the example above with a youTube search. I don’t know much about the creator but it looks to my eye to be fully created in  After Effects. it is unlikely that any  3D models were used are some particle effects and likely stock footage elements.

GO DIGITAL HEALTH

A very clean example. It looks to have been created using After Effects with the plug in SURE TARGET. It relies heavily on illustrated vector elements. Apart from the tedious music it’s not bad work. It does get a little tedious,  illustrating how important it is to change up the tricks you use to keep the viewer interested.

RTE ROAD TO THE RISING

This isn’t exactly a timeline, but  it is a great example of making old photography come alive . This piece of music is also great and they’re is nice sound design and over all graphic treatment and great use of minimal stock footage like birds, nicely done.

BAND OF BROTHERS

This is some of my work from my time at 1K Studios in sunny California. Not exactly a timeline per say,  it was created using static photography with place holders for photographs. The camera moves and moving images in the picture frames  were add in post with After Effects. Lots  of work went into Props and lighting for this animation and that is were the majority of the time was spent. The Art Director and Animator was the mega talented HIDEO IGAWA.

THE KINGDOM

This is a much more complex, with heavy use of full 3D CGI models, sound design and documentary style footage, it’s quite brilliant created by  the PIC, if you want to know more check this great article at THE ART OF THE TITLE

WIKILEAKS: WE STEAL SECRETS

With heavy use of particle systems this is an eye catching timeline of sorts. Similar to The Kingdom you also have great use of video footage threaded through the sequence. You also notice how important music is for setting the tone of a piece. Find out more here THE ART OF THE TITLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAYA, CINEMA 4D, ZBRUSH, MARI, 3DSMAX, AFTER EFFECTS. EDITING : PREMIERE.

SHOT BREAKDOWN

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 Paramount Pictures 2011. FEATURE FILM opening sequence. Smoke Effects for feature film opening sequence using, MAYA,  3DSMAX and AFTER EFFECTS including’Ghost Protocol’ logo resolve. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kyle Cooper. PROLOGUE, Venice, CA

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 Paramount Pictures, 2006.  Award winning DVD menu’s. Sole 3D artist. Modeling, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering in 3DSMAX. Composting by Hideo Igawa. Helicopter model purchased. CREATIVE DIRECTOR:  Hideo Igawa 1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA

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TRANSFORMERS Paramount Pictures 2007.  ADVERTISING,  aired Nationally USA . Lead 3D artist, responsible for Character animation in MAYA. Stadium & Mask Modeling Rendering and Shatter VFX in
3DSMAX. Transformer models c/o ILM. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Matt Kennedy 1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA

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FOREVER PLAID The Company Pictures, 2008.  FEATURE FILM opening sequence released Nationwide, USA. Sequence producer and animator. Character Design by Jack Sun and Kong. Animation created in AFTER EFFECTS. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Hideo Igawa HECTOR’S ROBOT, Burbank, CA

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ITUNES ORIGINALS Apple Computers, 2004.  WEB  SHOW OPEN
3D Arist responsible for Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Rendering in 3DSMAXVRAYMODO and ZBRUSH. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mike Gottshalk 1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA

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BARNHOLTZ Barnholtz Entertainment, 2010.  FEATURE FILM IDENT Used in film releases Nationwide,USA. Sole 3D Artist.
Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation
and Rendering in 3DSMAX and MAYA. Horse Model purchased. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Matt Kennedy 1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA

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JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
New Line Cinema, 2008.  DVD 3D artist responsible 
for modeling, rigging and animating fish for set top game in 3DSMAX. Fish model ZBRUSH. 1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA

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INTRODUCING HD DVD Paramount Studios, 2008. NATIONAL SALES CONFERENCE, USA Sole 3D Artist. Modeling,
Texturing, Lighting, Animation Rendering ctreated
in 3DSMAX and MODO. TV’s custom modeled. TV screens composted in AFTER EFFECTS. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Greg Sheldon. 1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA

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BUCKLEY’S Buckley’s, 2010. Cough medicine advert. 3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering MAYA.  CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jake Banks. STARDUST, Santa Monica, CA

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BLUEMARLIN SHOWREEL Bluemarlin BD, 2015.  SHOWREEL
Sole Animator/Compositor/Editor. 3 minute product showreel. 3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering MAYA & CINEMA 4D.
2D Animation Composition AFTER EFFECTS.
Editing and Sound Design, PREMIERE. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ian Catling BLUEMARLIN, London, England

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GCP Trifecta LLC, 2013. MEDICAL TRAINING
Created for International medical training conference.
3D Artist. Animation, Modeling, Rendering
created 3DSMAX and CINEMA 4D. Character
modeling ZBRUSH. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jan Wanstad TRIFECTA, Los Angeles, CA

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FAIRSHARE : DUBLIN, IRELAND :  ADVERT
ground breaking internet music download service. Sole 3D Artist
and Compositor. Modeling, Animation and
Rendering MAYA, Character Animation  AFTER EFFECTS. Sound Design,PREMIERE. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Lee Canon.                             HECTOR’S ROBOT

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SCOTTS LAWNCARE:BLUEMARLIN, London
ROLE:  Animator and Compositor working .                                                         Creative Director : IAN CATLING

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STRYKER:  TRIFECTA, Los Angeles, General clinical practice medical training. ROLE:  Animator / Cameraman / Director & Editor.  Creative Director : JAN WANSTAD.

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OPERATION PIE Bluemarlin BD, 2014.
Company holiday card. Animation and Compositing,  AFTER EFFECTS & Snow PARTICULAR.  
Sound Design and Editing PREMIERE. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Aimee Rivers BLUEMARLIN, London, England

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SECRETS OF THE FIELDS Tentacles LLC, 2012.  FEATURE FILM OPENING SEQUENCE. Sole 3D Artist and
Compositor. 3D Modeling and Animation 3DSMAX. Compositing
AFTER EFFECTS. Sound Design and Editing
PREMIERE. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Adam H Stewart.
HECTOR’S ROBOT, Hollywood, CA

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INDIANA JONES & THE LAST CRUSADE Paramount Pictures, 2005. DVD Lead in Animation. 3D Artist responsible for
Modeling, Animation and Rendering in MAYA and
3DSMAX. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Greg Sheldon                                             1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA

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VINSPIRED: VINSPIRED, London. Graphics Package for National Awards show. ROLE : Modeller / Animator / Editor / Director. Creative Director: JESS MOORE

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CHLORINE Josh Parker, 2011.  SHORT FILM VFX 
Animator and Compositor AFTER EFFECTS and MOCHA. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Josh Parker.                                                                       HECTOR’S ROBOT, Hollywood, CA

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IT: FASTNET FILMS, Dublin. Feature Film staring Pierce Brosnan. ROLE: Animator/ Designer.                                                                                             Creative Director : Marcus Roland

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES: 1K STUDIOS, Los Angeles.                             National Conference. ROLE: Modeling / Animation                                        Creative Director: MATT KENNEDY                  

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IRISH PICTORIAL WEEKLY Mind the Gap Films, 2014. TELEVISION, Ireland . Animator and Compositor. Shotgun blasts
AFTER EFFECTS. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Maurice Linnnane HECTOR’S ROBOT, Dublin, Ireland

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BLUEMARLIN INDENT  Bluemarlin BD, 2014 CORPORATE IDENTITY. Sole AFTER EFFECTS animator and compositor. RED GIANT Particular Sparks and Smoke effects. Sound design PREMIERE. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ian Catling. BLUEMARLIN, London, England

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DEADLIES WARRIOR Morning Star Entertainment, 2009. CABLE TELEVISION, show open. 3D Artist responsible Modeling, Tracking and Animation in 3DSMAX , AFTER EFFECTS &  MAYA. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Greg Sheldon 1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA