In the October of 2018, I completed work on this Paper-Craft project for British Airways with the creative team at A+C Studios. I worked in Adobe Illustrator, adapting, designing and modelling various characters and elements. I also oversaw the production pipeline for the designer, modelmakers, and animator.
Armatures constructed from steel, wire, epoxy, foam and elements supplied from Malvern Armatures and Animation Toolkit.
These two part moulds are built up in WED clay and later cast in Ali-fastcast resin. I also set up mould walls with mountboard and hot glue.
A layer of pigmented Dragonskin silicone is applied to the moulds. I have wrapped the joints of the armatures in PTFE tape to ensure that the silicone does not interfere with the movement once cast. The two parts are clamped together and I then pour a soft silicone, such as Ecoflex, into the mould. These modelmaking techniques have been developed off of the communication and advise I have had from members of the creative teams at Mackinnon & Saunders and Aardman Animations.
I worked on this project in the August of 2018 at A+C Studios. For my part, I sculpted the band members, instruments and the masked burglar featured in this AXA XL insurance commercial. It was an engaging project with a quick turnaround.
I helped develop this commercial for the Colorado Lottery whilst interning at Yamination Studios in the July of 2018. I spent a busy week fabricating trees and other scenic elements alongside the skilled model makers at the studio.
Here is another project I worked on with the crew at A+C Studios. I was rigging oragami puppets on this project for the London retailer, Matchesfashion.
This page showcases my sculpture and model making work. The first section presents my personal puppet fabrication projects. The following section includes my work on professional projects;
The final sections showcase my experience in;
From May - September 2017 I worked on the feature film Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires as a Puppet Departmant Modeller / Additional Animator under Sam Holland and Darren Thompson at the Animortal Studio. My duties primarily involved sculpting multiples of identical full replacement heads for the principal characters (pictured below). My work would also occasionally involved me in helping with the molding and casting of additional characters.
(Once the film is released, I will post images detailing my involvement.)
Here are some clips from the Lego project which I had worked on at A+C studios. I was responsible for constructing the sets for the firework factory, Parisian skyline, frozen landscape and Frankenstein's laboratory. Great crew and it was nice to have so much creative freedom with the set design.
Full version of the info bites can be found on the Lego Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5TIU07c4hU&t=520s
In 2018 I underwent an animation internship at Aardman Animations whilst they were on production on Farmageddon. During this time I worked in collaboration with Assistant Animators in producing replacement Plasticine mouths for feature characters.
These swords were cast in a mix of feather-lite resin and aluminium powder. The aliminuim powder ensured that the props would be able to be magnetised to the rigging for the juggling sequence.