Testing Presets

I had a spare day so decided to make a load of the assets I’d made lately, for recent projects, into presets, hopefully, with the aim of saving a half ton of time in the future.

I wanted to test a bunch of them out and see how much time I could save (ish). The actual motion of this took about 5 mins to make and then I just had to go and apply the colours so it wasn’t all white. For the time spent I’m pretty happy.

Hive: Custom Reel Sting & Content

I was asked to make a long standing clients reel.

I created custom animations to display some web and graphics they have created as well as a ‘reel sting’ to ‘introduce’ the montage.
Heres some of the new content I created as well as a little peek at an ongoing project.
And a nice piece of choppy music from Rahat Tarafder really made this whole thing work (though I have just chopped it a bit for this vid) more from him here
And check the Hive site here

UnLtd South Africa: It all started with an individual

The story of UnLtd in South Africa so far (CHECK THEM OUT)

The voice over is by Pat Pillai, a South African television journalist and presenter

This piece was created for the social entrepreneurial charity, UnLtd South Africa to show where they’ve come from, where they’re going, and how they’re going to be doing it.

So I finally finished it, 3 weeks total (dotted around paid work). Late nights, and the like, But its completed. I feel theres still work to do, I’d like to refine some of the transitions/assets and put some sound on it (other than the VO) so lets call this a work in progress, I’ll come back and do more on it soon!

Camera Tracking Dino Test

Something I’ve been meaning to learn/test-myself-on for a while, and this is my firs crack at it. It’s nothing too fancy, just comping a model to a wall but its a start. Next up, get some cool animation in there!

Sorry the video is such a crappy quality, I was using a compact as the proper cam was out of juice and I “couldn’t” wait for it to charge.

W.I.P. The UnLtd South Africa Story

A work in progress at this stage as the full piece is to be about 4mins long but due to time constraints this cut is getting a screening today so I figure it should be ok to go online, so far this is 6 days work and my first real deep plunge into animating (almost) solely in After Effects. Due to the rushed deadline some parts aren’t final but ‘quick to make’ place holders for more complex final ideas that need a bit more time

The voice over is Pat Pillai, a South African television journalist and presenter.

Factory Build Animation Test

Don’t Realy know how much i can say at this point, but it has been a bit of a stop start beginning to this project and I think were really rolling now. This was just a little animation test but i liked it so much i felt i had to share it.
Obviously loads of inspiration on look from this guys amazing work: Tim Reynolds, the animation was inspired by this here ,and music off Eels new album, I think that covers all bases now, I just hope you like it!

‘Emozione’ (that’s emotion in Italian)

So, after finishing my previous project for the Evolution 2 Motorsport team I’ve been contracted to produce an other video under similar guide lines, for their other product. A Ferrari 458, road performance upgrade kit. I mean what could I say? (apart from “YES!”). So, anyway, I’ve gone for a bit of a different style on this one but I’m really happy with it so far. This is a work in progress at the moment but I have a little teaser for y’all up above and I’ll do my best to update to the final when it’s done in the next week or so.
And again, me wrangling this project in is all down to the good guys at The Hive Business Network. Big thanks goes out to them for their flexibility and faith in me!