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IMAX Movies – Behind the scenes

Go behind the scenes with the director and creators of I LOVE MOVIES, IMAX MOVIES.

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Top ten favourite demo reels of 2016 by RocketStock

I am pretty chuffed to be selected in the top ten favourite demo reels 2016 by RocketStock.

This demo reel created by Leonardo Costa features a lot of national broadcast work. From character animation to VFX shots, Costa is clearly a master of creating the impossible.

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Creating a giant chocolate hen for ASDA

Framestore and myself worked closely with Director Gary Freedman and the creatives from VCCP to achieve great results on these three spots.

This is type of project that only comes once in a while, it’s one of those exciting funny one-off projects where it was possible to really push the boundaries and create something unique and hyper-realistic.

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VFX Reel 2015

I am pretty chuffed with the feedback I’ve been getting on my VFX Reel 2015. It has reached more than 4.000 views on Vimeo in less than a month and it’s been shared and featured on websites like CGSociety, MotionGraphics Collective, 3DCowboy, VFX channels on vimeo and even in some blogs in Japan.

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VFX Supervision for FOX Sports

I have just come back from Florida, US where we shot two golf players for the US Open (golf) spot which will be aired in the american channel FOX Sports. Rickie Fowler and Keegan Bradley were our talents.

The shoot started at 9am and the wrap was 7pm.

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PlayStation A Perfect Day Breakdown

It is not always you get the chance to see a breakdown of a big project. Luckily the PlayStation A Perfect Day Commercial I worked on in The Mill New York has gone live.

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2D Lead Compositor at Framestore

It is with pleasure that I can announce I am joining the award winning company Framestore.

Framestore is a Bafta and Oscar-winning creative studio. It offers production, preproduction, and postproduction services. The company offers computer generated imagery solutions for both film and broadcast markets. The company was founded in 1986 and it currently has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Montreal.

I will be core part of the Nuke Team led by the Worldwide Head of Nuke Russell Dogdson and Creative Director William Bartlett.

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Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Commercial VES Award

I am delighted to say I have won a award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Commercial on the 13th Annual VES Awards.

I have been chasing this award since I had previous nominations like Smithwicks Squirrel and Playstation A Perfect Day.

The SSE Maya commercial also won two another awards on the 13th Annual VES Awards.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game

The prestigious yearly celebration that recognises outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life.

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SSE Maya on 13th Annual VES Awards

The SSE Maya commercial received 4 nominations on the 13th Annual VES Awards.

Outstanding Compositing in a in a Photoreal/Live Action Commercial

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game

The prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life.

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The Making of SSE

The SSE team worked non stop for almost 12 months to bring to life a 100% CG Orangutan.

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Smokestack – A Director of Photography challenge

I recently shot my first short film as a Director of Photography for the 48 hours SCI-FI London Film Festival. The event challenges you to create a sci-fi short over a weekend with the winning films screened at BFI. Teams have 48 hours to script, direct, make and post a three to five minute short following a brief that consists of: the title of the film, a piece of dialogue and a prop. The team was given the title “Smokestack”, the line “He showed me his office and I pretended to be impressed”, and a keyboard without a key as our prop.

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On set for Adidas

The film shows the most recognisable German players from their national team in their own inner “personas” all shot in B&W in a very dramatic and moody fashion with a very fast paced edit.
The players ranged from Ozil as a tribe warrior going through a ritual that involves branding his number on his back using a hot branding iron, following onto seeing Muller as a knight in shining armour on a horse and briefly revealing his “inner” army, to Schweinsteiger’s speed and “animal” strength to finally seeing Neuer replicating himself as several samurais in a field.
These “inner personnas” made a very strong visual film, showing each players skills and “identity” by stylising their own trademarks.

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