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Welcome video for Study NZ

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I recently completed this video for Susanne Doerner and her wonderful team from StudyNZ. StudyNZ specialise in bringing students from German, Brazil and Chile to New Zealand .. and Susanne wanted a nice friendly video that  would allow prospective students and their parents to get a feel for her team. Susanne scripted the video and we… Read more »

A second Motion Graphics video for DTS

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I’m very much enjoying working with the guys a DTS and was thrilled to be asked to put together another video – this time for their awesome ‘Verse’ – Voice over IP – product. I spent some more time in Cinema 4D for this one and made use of some more Plexus in After Effects… Read more »

Pet project: Comvita Science Challenge

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Some friends and I entered a competition to create a video for the Comvita Science Challenge. We had a huge amount of fun and quite a few late nights … but we’re really stoked with the end result so please go and take a look and if you have a vimeo account (which is free… Read more »

Business of Design Banner

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I had a great time working with John from www.motionworks.com.au on his last banner and was really flattered when he asked me to put together a new banner for his first Business of Design product; Success with Twitter. View the finished banner here (flash). John supplied the bulk of the imagery and I put the… Read more »

Photoshop Composite: Ash meets Gandalf

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I found another picture of my young lad on my phone. This time he was holding a toy windmill up to a fan (He loves fans). I needed a break from cutting html and css so decided to open up photoshop and see what I could put together.

Animating still photographs

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The rain was coming down today and I thought I’d try out a few techniques that I had seen in some After Effects tutorials recently. These aren’t high quality renders or finished animations. Just enough for me to try some new techniques.

Relighting a person in photoshop (and adding luminous butterflies)

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Sticking with my theme of actually doing tutorials (and not just watching along) I wanted to experiment with a very cool lighting technique demonstrated by photoshop legend, Russell Brown, in this fantastic tutorial. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/the-russell-brown-show/samurai-poster-part-2/ We had a nice afternoon out at a local park when something caught my little one’s attention. We took a quick… Read more »