RECENT PROJECTS

 

November 2016
GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC AND HILLTOP HOODS - THROUGH THE DARK

Designed by Eran Hilleli and created at XYZ Studios, Through the Dark is a web based interactive music video. This project was technically challenging and was made possible by a multidisciplinary team including designers, animators and programmers. My involvement included a variety of 3D generalist tasks.

Through the Dark was designed to be viewed on a current model Google phone and it can also be viewed on a computer. To experience Through the Dark on your computer visit this link. For a behind-the-scenes look at the production process, click here .

 

 

July 2016
FLOCKING WHIPPET

Flocking Whippet is a VR artwork created in collaboration with Dr Chris Barker. Flocking Whippet has been exhibited at the Animaladies conference exhibition in Sydney, and at the Spring Sculpture Prize in Castlemaine.

 

 

October 2015
URBAN ANIMATORS LIVING LABORATORY – NIGHT SCENE

Night Scene is a large scale projection work commisioned by RMIT University as part of their Urban Animators: Living Laboratory initiative. An excerpt from Night Scene can be viewed here. Click on the image above (or click here) to find out more about RMIT's Urban Animators: Living Laboratory.

 

 

October 2011
LITTLE RIPPER

A short excerpt from Little Ripper.

Directed by Celeste Potter for XYZ studios, Little Ripper is a 5 minute animation about pigeon racing and forms part of the feature length documentary Fast, Feathered and Fearless by Streamline Media.

My involvement in the Little Ripper project included modelling, texturing, 3D animation and compositing

Grandfather and Alex

Still from Little Ripper 3D animation.

 

 

August 2011
PLUS FILMS - THE SLAP (title sequence)

Based on the bestselling book by Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap is an eight-part drama series commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC).

My involvement The Slap title sequence included animation direction, production, and involvement in initial simulation tests for the CG plate. The expertise of Houdini wizard, Pawel Grochola, was essential for the successful completion of this project. The title sequence itself was conceptualised, directed and produced by Plus Films .

 

 

September 2011
HONDA - BLUE SKIES

Civic3D

Stills from Blue Skies test animation.

Directed by Eran Hilleli For XYZ Studios, Blue Skies is a TVC created for Honda. My involvement on this project included shading, texturing, modelling and previz animation.

Click here or on the images below to view the full TVC on the XYZ website

Jazz

Mountains

Stills from Blue Skies TVC.

 

 

August 2011
FOUNTAIN SAUCES - THE BIG SQUEEZE

Directed by Steve Watkins For XYZ Studios , The Big Squeeze is a TVC created for Fountain Sauces. As "3D Lead", my involvement on this project included lighting, shading and rendering, as well some rigging, modelling, and animation. Click on one of the images below to view the full TVC on the XYZ website

saltAndPepper

saltAndPepper

Stills from The Big Squeeze TVC.

 

 

December 2008
MELBOURNE ZOO - STORIES OF THE SEA

Commissioned by David Lancashire Design on behalf of Zoo’s Victoria, Stories of the Sea is a 5 minute animation depicting krill, barracouta, dolphins, seals, Australian salmon, and blue whales. The animation is projected as a 25 metre long, 3 metre high image in the new section of the Melbourne Zoo called "The Deep".

A short excerpt from Stories of the Sea.

At 4096 x 768 pixels, Stories of the Sea is difficult to show on a computer screen. The movie above shows a montage containing sections of the original animation. To see the full animation, visit the David Lancashire Desgn website.

bluewhale

Project Development - This is one of the initial visual style images created using Adobe Photoshop.

bluewhale

This photo shows the animation in situ; a 3D animation projected onto a 25m long screen.