Moving Portfolio

I love to make things move and here is a portfolio of some of the work – including experimentation, that I have created.

I use a variety of programmes and software in various combinations.

From Illustrator to After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, TV Paint, Dragonframe, Flash (now Animate), SketchUp, Final Cut, Logic Pro, Avid and Dataton WatchOut.

Experimentation for a charity

They wanted to try animation for their adverts and asked me to play with a couple of options, so I went with two of my personal favourites, Illustrator/Character Animator and Rotoscope in TV Paint.

After Effects for Motion Graphics

Approached by the Museum of Human Kindness to demo Motion Graphics for their logo I quickly turned round a simple one for them just so they could see possibilities.

TV Paint

TV Paint is a wonderful programme to create textural animations and after playing with the slo-mo effect on my new camera wanted to capture the essence of the movement and TV Paint was perfect for this.

TV Paint & After Effects

Using TV Paint to freely draw the rotoscope animation and the experimenting in After Effects, with layers, scaling and filters.

Playing with Character Animator

Using an Illustrator drawn character with 9 different mouth shapes, then taken into after effects to utilise the time remapping method of lip-sync.

Sketchup Visualisation for proposed changes to Media Labs at NUA

Stop-mo, TV Paint & After Effects

Timewarp, GoPro and After Effects

Travelling to work everyday I always capture, video or a photo of my journey and I will try and play with that footage/image in multiple ways using After Effects. I’m interested in timelapse and timings between journeys that coincide and watching nature change day by day.

Google 360 photosphere of UEA (300,000 views!)

UTCN advertising trailers and interviews

Whilst working at City College Norwich I was asked to create engaging shorts for use in marketing the new University Technical College in Norwich.

Illustrator to After Effects

Illustrator has been a mainstay of my software skillset and I wanted explore some of the capabilities for dynamic linking into AE from AI. This advert was not commercially used, but was an experiment to prove the workflow and capabilities. The video that come in at the end was filmed at an ad-hoc event, so if it was captured with this outcome in mind, so for me it lets it down a little, quality wise, but it’s a lovely easy thing to do to animate the text and lines, once I’d got it working!

Animated Christmas Cards

Using Illustrator and Flash it was an easy thing to put together an animated Christmas Card.

Awesome After Effects

An animation by Cirrus for the bonobo track inspired me to have a go at this advanced AE technique..

Adobe Fuse

A quick play with this experimental modelling software from Adobe, that you can animate and lay over real photos in Photoshop.

Augmented Reality – testing

This shows my trigger image, my 3D animated Great Bustard created in Maya with UV mapped texture and extra info buttons and links for interactivity using the Augmented Reality platform Aurasma on an iPad. Maya Rigging  : Aurasma testing

Digital Cel Rotoscope animation

Another experimental animation technique, where I used my illustrative style to create a 2 minute animation, overlaying live film. Background info

Google Sketchup

I have been using Sketchup for years and have produced many flythroughs and touchscreen interactives using this great piece of 3D software.

Fusion Screen at the Forum

For the past few years I have been putting together various film and photography for a specific event into a single promo showreel that gets shown in the 15 metre wide screen at The Forum, using specialist multi screen software (WatchOut) to map and time individual elements across the three projectors.

Interactive Sculpture

Part of my MA piece – MA Moving Image and Sound

This is taken from the Undercroft exhibition that I then exhibited at after my MA in Norwich.

Kinetic Typography

Again inspired by typography and After Effects – similar to this macdonalds prayer – I tested out the method and technique to make this cool effect

Experimenting with Sound and Image

This sound test was to see if the sound can control how the image is interpreted. I shot neutral footage into a short story and concentrated on two different sound designs to tie in with the single film, to see how much the audio could influence the viewer. Link to background info


Pixilation is a fantastic technique that uses people instead of objects for the traditional stop-motion technique. This was just a test/experiment after watching Stanley Pickle, which is an award winning film that beautifully uses that technique, as I wanted to go through the workflow.

Collaborative Video Experiment

I wanted to work collaboratively with my peer group at College and really look into soundscapes and effects and the shift that would have over simple video. I asked my group to each take a short bit of video based around their car, which I then wove together with sound and effects, using Premiere and Logic Pro. It resulted in an eerie short piece, with an unexpected explosive finish!

Gestural Interactivity

Investigating interaction, without the need for a headset I have been playing with the Leap Motion to see if it could fit in.

My Manifesto

My creative manifesto, this is obviously just the animated footage, but I have a trigger on my business cards so that this overlays the information bringing a little Augmented Reality to my contact details.

Where did it all start?

My love of animation started many years ago with armatures and plasticine!

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