Archive for ‘Research & Development’

Delivering a point

This is when you know you’re working with a professional. Doesn’t flinch or complain but keeps going regardless. For obvious visual reasons we couldn’t use this in the final production as it might have upset younger viewers and possibly inferred that there was nothing to damage in the first place. Roger’s comment was “I’d rather …

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Exercise in designing TV Drama opening title sequence

This was an exercise in designing opening titles for a fictitious TV drama using footage I took whilst out hill-walking in the Pentlands outside Edinburgh a few years ago. The intention was to communicate an introductory feeling or atmosphere for a thriller using a combination of representative imagery, grungy text/titles, cold & desaturated colouring and …

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Protesting Hedgehogs - Green screen trials

Having now completed 2 videos for the online tyre supply and fitting company, Best4Tyres, I thought it might be worth showing some of the developments and trials produced in the process. This short clip was created using green screen video footage of the puppets (expertly worked by my daughter Rosie), composited elements, animated pieces …

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Animating CGI model & camera tracking trials - Shark on the road

I’m always working on new and improved techniques for video production and that often includes the wonderful software that is After Effects from Adobe. This very short video is a combination of camera tracking (where the software works out where your camera is in relation to what you’re filming and creates a virtual one), cgi …

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