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Animated Effects on a Photograph

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I recently was asked to animate 5 more photographs for Ogilvy and Mather in Hong Kong. Whilst putting these together I learned a few cool techniques combining Cinema 4d and After Effects. I put together a sample animation in After Effects using a photograph from NZ photographer Thomas Sobek ( ) which shows some nice animated dust… Read more »

How to make h.264 DSLR noise look a little nicer

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I recently helped a friend put together a short film called ‘Sequestration‘. We filmed it on my Canon 600D / T3i with Sigma 30mm and Tokina 11-16mm lenses. Aside form a bunch of issues with lighting and focusing we were pretty happy with the end result. One of the things that was really apparent in… Read more »

Animated Logo Reveal for DTS

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This logo animation was made for in Adobe After Effects using Cinema4D and Element 3D from videocopilot. Element 3D certainly makes things nice and fast – and using it to animate models developed in Cinema4D is a real bonus!

Motion Graphics video for DTS

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It took a little while but I’m really happy to have this motion graphics video released for DTS’s Chapter WAN product. There was plenty of use of Trapcode Form, Optical Flares and Element3D – and plenty of learning too.

Tree in the Streetlight

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Part of the ‘photo a week’ event on facebook to help people us all become a wee bit better at taking a photo.

VFX – Moody Background Shot

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I’m doing some work on a short film in my spare time with a friend of mine. I’ve been the camera operator (again with the trusty Canon 600D and a small selection of lenses) and I’m currently working through some of the VFX shots. The shot below is sort of a background replacement – we… Read more »

Audiosmith Music Video

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Here’s the final version of “Final Countdown” from Audiosmith. I used 4 cameras for this little live clip for Audiosmith – 2x Canon 600D (t3i) plus a little canon powershot and an original go-pro – pretty much every camera that I had laying about the house. One of the Audiosmith crew operated the rear camera… Read more »