Friday, 2 August 2013

#01 Dr who besieged epi 02 Before & After

About a month ago Paul and I had finally finished the Dr Who Besieged project and was invited by the Magic Works Entertainment to see, it launch online via YouTube and screened in Govan Glasgow. I managed to to take a picture of the screening and myself during and after. It was great to meet up with the rest of the team that worked on this project. I've put together approximately a 45 sec clip on the scenes I worked on in Doctor Who : Besieged Part 2. Which involves compositing green screen, building nebular environments and ship interiors. I worked closely with another CGI artist and filmmaker Paul Reeves whom I have mentioned before, he modelled the Alien and the Archer ship and sent renders to my self to composite as my area was mostly environment construction. Here is a link to the full second part 2 if you fancy taking a 50 min break with a coffee - Doctor Who : Besieged Part 2 

A second before it was launched on to YouTube ↓

Green Screen before and after - Doctor Who : Besieged Part 2 ↓

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Update - Dr Who Besieged

The CGI started when Paul Reeves was asked to model the archer (spaceship) for a fan film named Dr Who - Besieged organised by Magic Works Entertainment, Where I composited the archer scenes together. This was back in 2010.

The short has been launched and has been screened in various places across the UK and now can be seen online.

In the summer of 2011 Magic Works approached us again asking for more work on 2 further  episodes of the fan film Dr Who.

From October until January give or take Paul and I have worked on the GCI concepts for this project. Then from May until now we have been working on the animations, compositing and matte paintings etc on Dr Who - Besieged.

I took on this project to develop my skills and my portfolio in VFX.  My work so far has dominantly been character modeling. Though very capable of doing various VFX and composting I had very little work to show and wanted to work on few different environments and this project has given me this chance. This project has had many challenges I have met and over come and feel this has strengthened my abilities as a general CGI artist.

This project will not take long to be finished and has already been scheduled for a screening, surprisingly enough and coincidentally the founder of my degree in Swansea. Already the Trailer is doing very well and that was launched during last week and already has reached 1500 hits.  So I can understand the excitement of Magic Works Entertainment and currently the pressure is on to meet this deadline so a lot of late nights for me this week. I'm like a bear with a sore head with no sleep and the neighbours didn't help last night with their house party. 

After this is completed I have a couple of other projects lined up which I'm very excited about and very keen to get started. 

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Sunday, 1 July 2012

#01 Phren - Skitz, Phren & Nick


I'm still working on the developing the story on Skitz, Phren & Nick. I've been thinking a lot more about Phren's character,  before I move on to Nick. I fancy doing some more illustrations of her to develop the character in my minds eye. 

At the moment I would say she has a quiet confidence. What I mean by that is she is not shy, however will speak her mind when she has an opinion or has something to say when she want to say it.  Regardless how inappropriate the situation maybe. 

She likes to read a lot and not a fan of noisy places. Such as she rather be at a library than at a busy cafe. I've kind of decided that's a past time for her mother (I go into that more bit later). I  like to think that Phren is bit of a  dreamer and wonders about things and places. Her character will not be a fan of animals.  Her parent want's her to learn about responsibly as if doing well at school is not enough. Her mother adopts a cat for Phren. Phren struggles with the responsibility of looking after a fish and a cat that proves to be difficult as she begins to learn that Skitz is more than just eccentric....well for cat any way.


(c) All art works and plot lines are by Vanessa-May Dolphin all rights reserved 2012

Saturday, 16 June 2012

#01 Volcano Scene

I've been working on a alein world and this one of the test scenes I rendered for it. Here is a render and clip.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Skitz, Phren and Nick - character models

Skitz, Phren and Nick is an animation I have in mind which, I work on in  my own time.   Skitz, Phren and Nick is about a cat. A cat that has not had a good start in life and soon finds herself with a new owner.

Phren, Skitz's new owner is in her very early teens and when she comes back from school Skitz leaves her an unwelcoming surprise which, is different everyday.  Unknown to Phren, Skitz has not been lucky with her previous owners and is a very traumatized cat. Skitz feels that Phren is conspiring against her and thinks phren's pet fish is her best friend. However Nick the fish has his own hidden agendas. 

To the left is Phren.  you can find the concept art to phren via this link

From the concept art she has developed and changed slightly mainly her top. I decided on a jumper than a shirt because its cuter and feels more right for her character. I added her wire frame render at the bottom so you can see her topology.

I made a quick rig and made some simple poses to give an idea and a feel of the character.  I decided the character likes to read so I added a book to give life to the character and her personality. 

Below is Skitz in her character poses, again to get an idea of the character.  Skitz is bit accident prone and absent mind if that trait can be applied to cats.

To your right here is a standard pose of the quadruped.  

Skitz's best friend is next on the list to model.  If you quite keen to see Nick the fish you can have a look at the concept art for Nick via this link 

I will continue to post about Skitz,Phren & Nick.  What I have in mind in my post about this idea will be Nick fully modelled. This will be interesting study because it be my first time modeling a fish.  I have already in mind how I'm going to go about it and I don't think it be too difficult and looking forward to it.   V.

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Sunday, 16 January 2011

AppleLove scene test render

hi there just a quick blog tonight. I'm not feeling too good so this blog going be short and sweet.  There is still some tweaks to be done in this scene, which it wont take long to do.   I will shall continue for another day.

I show some wire frames at a later date.  I like where its going so far and I should be starting animating fairly soon.

Night peeps.

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