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THE INDEPENDENT GAMER IS….
As someone whose imagination has never ceased to amaze even himself I feel incredibly lucky to be able to work within media. I made the brave (some would say insane) decision to take myself back to university as a mature student at the tender age of 32 to finally follow my dreams of being part of the media industry. After 4 years of hard graft, part time jobs and no social life I have finally found my place in the world.
I consider myself a digital media generalist, capable of turning my hand to most things within the industry. My primary focus and love is video production and this is where you would find me at my happiest. I am never happier than to see something I have written, planned, filmed, edited and sweated over out in the world for all to see.
– Photoshop – After Effects – Premiere Pro – Illustrator – Maya – Mudbox – Gamemaker Studio – Unity – WordPress –
(A SMALL SELECTION OF) MY PROFESSIONAL WORK
PLANET CRUISE WEEKLY
Planet Cruise Weekly is a YouTube original show developed by myself and colleague Gavin Mann as a weekly informative cruise show focusing on cruise news and facts. The episode shown here is our most viewed show to date.
AZAMARA QUEST REIMAGINED, SHIP VIST
The Azamara Quest video was planned, written, filmed and edited by myself in a very short turn around (2 weeks!). I’m never happier than when I’m under pressure like this.
FRED. OLSEN ACCOUNT MANAGER INTERVIEW
This is just one of many impromptu interviews that occur on a weekly basis at Planet Cruise. This interview, like Planet Cruise Weekly, is shot in our improvised green screen studio.
A SELECTION OF ADVERTS CREATED FOR PLANET CRUISE
Here we see a selection of animated, 2d to 3d style, adverts that I created for a few of the regular brochures that Planet Cruise publish.
PRINCESS CRUISES 50TH BIRTHDAY EVENT
The Princess Cruises 50th Birthday Party was the first time I planned, filmed and edited something on my own for Planet Cruise. The original piece was filmed and edited within 24 hours so that it was ready for our live TV show that next day.
ERIC LANLARD INTERVIEW
Fantastic experience meeting and filming celebrity chef Eric Lanlard when he cam to the office to carry out training as part of his role with P&O.
PLANET CRUISE WEEKLY TEASER TRAILER
This is the original teaser trailer for Planet Cruise Weekly, the format of the show has now changed to suit the audience feedback.
GAME DESIGN ‘FINAL MAJOR PROJECT – RUN FOR THE HILLS’
My final major project for my BA in Digital Media Design. Everything in the game was created in under 7 weeks, from concept through to the final game. The work included modelling all the vehicles, buildings, scenery elements, textures and writing the game engine in Gamemaker Studio.
GAME MODELS ‘FINAL MAJOR PROJECT’
A large selection of the game models created for my final major project. Here rendered out through Maya using Mental Ray.
LOW POLY MODELLING AND ANIMATION
A simple experiment for a low polygon game character, with basic run animation loop.
3D CHARACTER ‘SKETCH’
A quick ‘sketch’ in Maya for a potential character concept.
3D STYLE TEST CONCEPT
3d style test attempting to get a rough and ready folded edge stitched together feel.
ANIMATION AND MOTION GRAPHICS
SHOCKWAVE LOGO REVEAL MOTION GRAPHIC
LOGO REVEAL MOTION GRAPHIC
Logo reveal motion graphic currently available on demand on Fiverr.com.
RULE BRITANNIA D&AD CONTEST ENTRY
Motion graphic for the Vice Rule Britannia brief for the D&AD New Blood contest created whilst studying.
EXPERIMENTATION WITH THE PHYSICS IN MAYA
A simple experiment with the basic physics within Maya. Originally to form part of a much larger project.
3D JCB ARM ANIMATION IN MAYA
Early practice animating within Maya using simple pivot points.
MOTION GRAPHIC EXAM
These motion graphics were created for the Novium Museum Chichester as part of a 15 hour exam. All of the content was created during the 15 hours.
VIDEO AND COMPOSITING
‘BUFFERING’ END OF YEAR TWO FINAL PROJECT
An experimental video created to explore different methods of video production. In this case the use of compositing to add 3d models into footage.
The showreel video created during the second year of my degree highlighting my best work up to that point.
‘STATIC’ TEASER TRAILER
Filmed as part of my second year of studies. The concept being to create a short teaser for a potential new film.
HOMELESS CHARITY VIDEO
A video created as part of the first year of my degree for a local homeless charity.