The project that I was working on at Nexus Productions earlier this year has finally been released. No Vimeo link yet unfortunately but there’s so much in there it’s worth choosing 1080p on the YouTube link.
I led the animatic … Read More
I recently wrote about using the DSLR Controller app to control my DSLR Camera for photography and HDR capture. A setup that is working out brilliantly, so well in fact that I wanted a way to mount my phone … Read More
Capturing HDR lighting spheres onset means being as quick and accurate as possible.
In the past I’ve used a shutter release cable and then adjusting the shutter speed by hand – which works ok – but you’re in danger of … Read More
A recent project required a miniatures shoot. There were going to be CG elements integrated into the backgrounds and so I needed to capture lighting information.
Happiness is borne of accepting your frailties. One of my weaknesses is an obsession with being prepared with the right tools for the job.
In this spirit I’ve been updating my VFX shoot kit with some new items – namely … Read More
I worked up a process for creating trees in 3DS Max and Mudbox for a class I’ve been teaching recently. I decided to put it all together as an online tutorial. I still think the leaves and greenery needs work, … Read More
Phidgets are holding a competition to win $1000 worth of credit in their store. This equals a ton of Phidgets boards !
There’s a couple of faces missing but this is the team at Prime Focus Khar studio.
Unfortunately after 18 months it’s time to return from India back to the UK. Whilst it was no small challenge acclimatising to the pace … Read More
A major part of my site redesign rested on getting all of my photographs online. I took nearly 1,000 images from my flickr account and 300 from my old photoblog and brought them together in a new shiny home. This … Read More
I’ve been making some baby steps using github. One issue I’ve faced is what’s the best way to push projects that have sensitive data such as usernames, passwords and API keys inside.
Since starting to use OS X I’ve hit many obstacles in getting my Python environment set up correctly. I’ve been setting up a couple of libraries and had read various posts from people recommending macports over homebrew as a package … Read More
I’m a highly experienced freelance CG & VFX Artist. In the Commercials world I’ve led many award winning projects; both as an onset VFX Supervisor and as a CG Supervisor. I’m now branching out into Film VFX and am currently at Double Negative as a 3D Generalist. read more