For us creative types cutting a new reel is like timing a Bonzi tree. It is a perpetual process that can take many years to perfect and no matter how much you snip, snip, snip there is always going to be more work to be done and nobody else is going notice any difference. With all that said, I present my latest and eh greatest animation reel, check back in a few weeks and undoubtedly there will another newer even better version that is two frames shorter.
As the Laurels mount up Abe’s Story continues to make it’s mark on the festival circuit around the Globe. From South Korea to Canada international audiences are getting a chance to see and enjoy all our hard work. Next up we have the festivals Washington DC, Dingle, Omaha, Nevermore, Moscow and Rome.
Keep up to date with the latest Abe’s Story news at our freshly minted website and of course I will see you all at the Oscars in 2021.
Here are some red carpet interviews from Santa Barbara.
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.
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.
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
MAYA, CINEMA 4D, ZBRUSH, MARI, 3DSMAX, AFTER EFFECTS. EDITING : PREMIERE.
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
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
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
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
ITUNES ORIGINALS Apple Computers, 2004. WEB SHOW OPEN
3D Arist responsible for Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Rendering in 3DSMAX, VRAY, MODO and ZBRUSH. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mike Gottshalk 1K STUDIOS, Burbank, CA
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
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
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
BUCKLEY’S Buckley’s, 2010. Cough medicine advert. 3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering MAYA. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jake Banks. STARDUST, Santa Monica, CA
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
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
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,
SCOTTS LAWNCARE:BLUEMARLIN, London
ROLE: Animator and Compositor working . Creative Director : IAN CATLING
STRYKER: TRIFECTA, Los Angeles, General clinical practice medical training. ROLE: Animator / Cameraman / Director & Editor. Creative Director : JAN WANSTAD.
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
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
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
VINSPIRED: VINSPIRED, London. Graphics Package for National Awards show. ROLE : Modeller / Animator / Editor / Director. Creative Director: JESS MOORE
CHLORINE Josh Parker, 2011. SHORT FILM VFX
Animator and Compositor AFTER EFFECTS and MOCHA. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Josh Parker. HECTOR’S ROBOT, Hollywood, CA
IT: FASTNET FILMS, Dublin. Feature Film staring Pierce Brosnan. ROLE: Animator/ Designer. Creative Director : Marcus Roland
PARAMOUNT PICTURES: 1K STUDIOS, Los Angeles. National Conference. ROLE: Modeling / Animation Creative Director: MATT KENNEDY
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
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
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
2D & 3D animation, editing and sound design created under contract for the award winning international branding company bluemarlin in London. software used After Effects, Cinema 4D and Premiere. Creative director: Ian Catling. Communication Director: Aimee Rivers.
Animated for the branding company bluemarlin in london the holiday pie was created primarily in after effects. The pie itself was created in photoshop from stock photography. With studios in New York, London, Bath & Signapore holiday pie is the backbone of the 2014 Christmas mailer and website branding,