On the Blog

What I've been up to lately both professional and personal projects.
Water Colour effect in After Effects

Water Colour effect in After Effects

So in Spring/Summer 2017 I was commissioned to create an animated intro sequence for Private Lives of the Monarchs. The show producers wanted something that looked like the Sherlock Holmes/Ripper Street mashup. Design wise the Sherlock Holmes notepad...

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Ripper Street/Sherlock Holmes Title Sequence

Ripper Street/Sherlock Holmes Title Sequence

Being a motion graphics nerd I have always been fascinated by title sequences. I absolutely love it when a studio puts the effort in to make something imaginative for the opening/closing credits. One of my all time favourites has to be the Sherlock Holmes...

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Extreme Edits

Extreme Edits

Not the name of Bear Grylls’ latest endeavour but more a running joke. Over the last year I have edited on a train, a bus, a plane, at a bar and various other locations. High intensity quick turn around jobs can be stressful but I do enjoy the challenge and it sure...

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Space Guns: VFX Challenge

Space Guns: VFX Challenge

Another personal challenge project. I wanted to create a short project with a tonne of different visual effects incorporated. Sci-Fi is something I love to get involved with, as a genre it poses a huge challenge in terms of visual effects and gives me, as a VFX artist...

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Its in the Bag: Animating Vector Graphics

Its in the Bag: Animating Vector Graphics

It’s in the Bag, a bristol based testicular cancer charity focusing on support and awareness needed 2 informercial type videos. one being a “self checking guide” and the other being a “what to do if you find something” video. It’s in the Bag wanted...

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How to create destruction in After Effects.

How to create destruction in After Effects.

How to create destruction in After Effects. This technique works on pretty much anything. If you can track the shot, find and blend the right elements the same principles apply. In about 2011 I was gifted a ride in a hot air balloon. On the morning of the flight, I...

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How to animate a still photo with After Effects

How to animate a still photo with After Effects

How to animate a photo with After Effects In this blog post I am going to explain how I created the above video using After Effects and Photoshop. This effect can be done solely inside After Effects using masking and the clone brush tool. However, it does increase...

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