Monday, 19 March 2012

THE SWARM part 2

So here is the full HD, official version of the commercial we did for 'The Swarm' at Thorpe Park.
Directed by Matt Westrup at Joyrider Films and VFX by my studio Analog - this was a monster project for us, with Matte paintings, full CG cityscape, explosions and lots of fun with general FX by a crew of 5-6 people.

The Swarm

Here are some stills from 'The Swarm' commercial. This was probably one of the larger projects our studio has taken on to date - with a fully CG cityscape sequence filled with alien swarms, explosions, crashing helicopters and collapsing buildings.
Shadows from the 'swarm' had to be added to many live action shots also, making this a huge amount of work for us to achieve in a few weeks.

The spot premiered on UK channel 4 on Sunday the 18th March.

Friday, 9 March 2012

A few terabytes of fluid simulation

The studio is currently collaborating with DixonBaxi on creating a vibrant, rebranding campaign for WATCH and here are some frames from one of the completed idents so far.
The amount of data generated for 32 seconds of fluid simulation was HUGE - amounting to terabytes of particle partitions to achieve the required density, complexity and slow-motion.
All in 8 working days, hourly coffees and a couple bags of satsumas!

View the full ident HERE

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Recieved a shiny Visual Effects Society award today.
Inside the Human Body was one of the last projects I was involved with a couple years back at JellyfishPictures and one of those rare opportunities to flex the visual effects toolkit.