Ramble

18 Feb

League of Gods || Feng Shen Bang

In 3D,Film,Houdini,VFX 3D,Film,Houdini,VFX / 18. February 2016

Houdini FX TD

I’ve always been a huuuuge fan of Asian martial arts movies.
So of course I was more than stoked to get the call to work on a quick stint for Jet Li’s upcoming movie Feng Shen Bang or League of Gods as it will be called in the “Western” world.

No idea what they ended up doing with the grading of the trailer … Anyway, I got to do all the CG fires and smoke sims (and renders) as well as all the embers

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03 Feb

Hou Fire tests

In 3D,Houdini,VFX / 3. February 2016

Houdini FX TD

ran a couple fire tests today … nothing fancy and all low res still … more to come – if I get the time.

DragonFire_02 DragonFire_04 DragonFire_03 DragonFire_01

 

*dragon models not created by me. They are freely distributed here and here

16 Dec

Houdini DEM based Terrain modelling

In 3D,Houdini,VFX / 16. December 2015

Having used Terragen exclusively for these sorta things I wanted to see if I could replicate some scenarios in Houdini and sure enough it wasn’t all that hard.  

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02 Dec

Houdini Procedural Rock Generator

In 3D,Film,Games,Houdini,Modelling,Sculpting / 2. December 2015

Houdini TD

Started to venture into procedural modelling for games and created a procedural rock generator in Houdini.  Buncha layered noises and stuff.  Unfortunately I never got to finish this one as I got sick and needed to start working on another commercial project right after that damn flu finally let go of me.  Heapsa fun and wanna digg deeper into this (and have a look at proper uv-ing) when I get the time …

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27 Nov

4.24 BILLION Particles – H15 Pops Test

In 3D,Art Direction,Houdini,VFX / 27. November 2015

So, I thought I’d be putting H15 through it’s passes a little too look at performance improvements … In my experience, reusing “old” workflows – that have proven to be able to create great results many times over – often yields fun surprises, so I went back to the old POP-Solver (NonDOPs) and had a play.

WOW!!!!  I stopped at 4.24BILLION particles taking around 5gb RAM!!! Coulda done a multitude of that on my laptop easily) Nice one SideFX!

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28 Oct

Eye-C-u

Houdini-Mudbox-SubstanceDesigner-Unity

Quick one to setup workflows and pipeline for VR projects… 

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08 Sep

HexenTest

In 3D,Houdini,VFX / 8. September 2015

Houdini FX TD

Potential client needed some tests done for a pitch for a tv series of Grimm like creatures.  Brief was a creature disolving into a bad power dust kinda thing.

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02 Aug

Steuerberater Untermain

Art Director

The many changes in the company – including a new partnership – justified a complete overhaul of CI (Logo, letterheads, business cards & webpage).  A separate photo-shoot of the team was also part of the gig.  Satisfying project with loadsa fun had.

10 Jun

Steuerberater Untermain Corporate Portraits

In 2D,Art Direction,Design,Photography,Web / 10. June 2015

Art Director | Photographer

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The tax agent office “Steuerberater-Untermain” needed a couple portraits of their team to showcase on their new webpage.  A quick trip to the office with a couple builder spotlights was the most convenient and budget friendly option for the client.  No studio portraits but decent results for what we had.  Great experience and good fun shooting.

07 May

360 Security TVC w/ Khloe Kardashian

In 3D,Houdini,TV,VFX / 7. May 2015

Houdini FX TD

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Another quick turnaround job for 360 security’s TVC staring Khloe K.  Symbolizing a big burden virusses – represented by actors – where meant to be magically pulled off the shoulders of the main male actor and explode into gravel and dust.  I was responsible for all those disintegration fx, which included a buncha particles, RBD and fluid sims.   Not much time at hand as a one man army, so a quick n easy setup had to be build and implemented into shots.  Good fun 😉

28 Mar

Timelapse Bonsai Apple tree

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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19 Dec

Timelapse Orchids

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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02 Sep

Suzuki

In 2D,Editing / 2. September 2014

Video Editor

Probably the easiest job I have ever had ;).  Suzuki Germany was doing a roadshow advertizing their new Suzuki Swift Sport in multiple cities across the country.  The promoters there recorded random visitors re-enacting one of several TVC done by Suzuki before for a chance to win a variety of prices.  All I had to do is cut these together, add titles and upload them to an online voting portal.   A few scripts and off I was working outta the hammok with my bluetooth keyboard and a cold one 😉

15 May

Timelapse Cactus flowering

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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08 May

Timelapse Dandelion opening

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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02 Nov

JuttaHerzog – Freie Wähler

In 2D,Art Direction,Design,Web / 2. November 2013

Art Director

A local politician needed a micro site fro the coming elections.  Not having on much else, I took an existing CI and incorporated it into a webpresentation … quick n easy

08 Sep

Black Flagg Tattoo

In 2D,Art Direction,Design,Print,Web / 8. September 2013

Art Director

An old friend was in desperate need to brand his new Tattoo Shop shortly before opening the doors officially.  He had a name and basic idea of looks for his business card so this was mainly pixelpushing and filling a facebook template I was given.  Always glad to help out a mate!

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02 Sep

Physio & Massage Therapist

In 2D,Art Direction,Design,Photography,Print / 2. September 2013

Art Director

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My friend Jaque – a very good Physio and Massage Therapist needed some flyers for some of her courses that showed of the localities, ambience

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13 Aug

Timelapse Zelbio overlooking Lago di Como

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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Font disintegration from Ron The Don on Vimeo.

heaps to improve .... just a quick motion test done for grandpa's birthday video on an old laptop ... masking to be done in comp and not included here, so aren't shadows and self shadowing ... a few million particles each.

02 Aug

Font Disintegration

In 3D,Houdini,VFX 3D,Houdini,VFX / 2. August 2013

Quick font to particle disintegration playpen … heaps to improve …. just a quick motion test done for grandpa’s birthday video on an old laptop …  masking with the real font to be done in comp and not included here … a few million particles each.

26 Jul

Timelapse Evening Thunderstorm

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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02 Apr

Vanilla Horizon

Art Director

(watch on vimeo fullscreen in HD for better quality)

Commercial for brand developing company Vanilla Horizon.  Focus of this tvc lies on the companies ability to improve clients’ business performances throughout branding.  Logo and company name were integral in the following story development:

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25 Mar

TimeLapse Mayrhofen Mountain Ridge

In Allgemein,Timelapse Allgemein,Timelapse / 25. March 2013

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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02 Nov

TimeLapse Mayrhofen Valley

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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19 Sep

TimeLapse Clouds Split Sky

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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19 Sep

Timelapse Backlit Split

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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19 Sep

Timelapse Clouds Clearing Up

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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15 Sep

Timelapse Darkness Moving In

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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09 Sep

Timelapse Clouds Moving In

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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05 Jul

Timelapse Rise n Fall

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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30 Jun

Timelapse Dissapearing Pyroclastic Cloud

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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09 Jun

Timelapse Clouds Hessen Sunset

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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11 Feb

Timelapse Clovelly Cemetery

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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02 Jan

TimeLapse Watsons Bay Pacific View

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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02 Dec

TimeLapse Vaucluse Sydney

Photographer

One of the perks that VFX and photography share and drew me in is that you’ll start to look at the world differently … closer, more aware,

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28 Nov

Houdini 12 Pyro Shader Test

In 3D,Houdini,VFX 3D,Houdini,VFX / 28. November 2011

Houdini FX

Had a chance to quickly play around with a H12 beta at work today and did a quick pyro shader test … quick n dirty, but not too bad

11 Nov

Happy Feet Two

In 3D,Film,Houdini,VFX 3D,Film,Houdini,VFX / 11. November 2011

Houdini FX TD

Aaaaand back to Sydney for Happy Feet TWO

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18 Mar

Thor

In 3D,Film,Houdini,VFX 3D,Film,Houdini,VFX / 18. March 2011

Houdini FX TD

Ready for a white Christmas I will be spending the time from December 2010 to March 2011 up in the Northern Hemisphere in Vancouver, Canada working on THOR.  Whistler here I come … happy times.

My main responsibities consisted of:

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02 Nov

KFC

In 3D,Houdini,TV,VFX / 2. November 2010

Houdini FX TD, onSet VFX assistant

for the Ashes series this year KFC flew in the Colonel for a bunch of TVC’s.  We filmed at the Sydney Cricket Grounds, which was amazing to see without it being filled with the usual events’ circus.  Seeing areas you wouldn’t usually get to see.  Also I hadn’t been on set that many times before and that is always exciting.

Later on we added some firework fx with all the volumetric lighting, smoke and stuff in Houdini.

18 Oct

Green Lantern

In Allgemein Allgemein / 18. October 2010

Houdini FX TD

In Brightest Days …

A quick trip down ‘n over to Adelaide … doing a short gig at the awesome studio of Rising Sun Pictures as FX TD to set up HeatHaze and AfterBurner fx tools in Houdini for the Green Lantern Trailer … a couple stops in Adelaide’s ass kicking markets … and back to good old Sydney … a dream?!?  yes maybe … sure felt like one … here’s the outcome of some great artists work (I didn’t final any of these shots rather then having build some of the tools for the show – hence the seemingly arrogant “great artists” comment :P)

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14 Oct

Green Lantern – Quick Terragen Environment Test

In 3D,Film,Houdini,VFX / 14. October 2010

Terragen 2 test creation of flythrough Death Valley NOT USED in MOVIE

During my time on Green Lantern we contemplated creating the backdrops of Death Valley in 3D instead of matt paintings for the dog fight scenes.  I suggested NASA DEM’s and Terragen as a fast way and was asked to do a quick proof of concept – including showing volumetrics in TG2.  I ended up spending one evening after work on this (as one can tell ;P).  We were all pretty happy with it, but rendertimes, the lack of a linux version and our linux based farm meant the end of it in the end.  Hope Planetside eventually releases Linux versions of TG.  It’s a GREAT package and I would love to be able to use it more at work.

27 Aug

Legend of the Guardians: The owls of Ga’houle

In 3D,Film,Maya,VFX / 27. August 2010

Digital Artist FX (CharacterFX)

Over the last year or so I’ve been mainly doing character fx and even some animation finalling work for and at Animal Logic on the movie Legends of the Guardians: The owls of Ga’Houle.

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14 Jun

Lux

In 3D,Houdini,TV,VFX / 14. June 2010

Houdini FX TD

@ Cutting Edge Sydney we were doing a few commercials for LUX to be shown in more than 8 countries (China, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Thailand, … ) around the world.  

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10 Nov

Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

In 3D,Houdini,TV,VFX 3D,Houdini,TV,VFX / 10. November 2009

Houdini FX TD

For 2009’s Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards we needed a variety of fluid effects closely mimicking what had been done for the same show prior in the US.  I was the only one doing all the fluid

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02 Nov

Bloody Ron

In 3D,Houdini 3D,Houdini / 2. November 2009

Fluid Dude, Houdini SPH

had  a quick play with a lowres Houdini SPH SIM and some comping techniques to get more detail out of the render without the overhead of rendering extra layers

 
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02 Sep

DJ Andi Meston

In 2D,Art Direction,Design,Photography / 2. September 2009

Art Director

Andy needed a fitting pic for his new record also to be used for his social media presence … had a hard time getting him to the beach that early in the morning … the grumpy looks suits him well though

Distant Peaks Build Up And First Fly through from Ron The Don on Vimeo.

making of Terragen 2 setup for Distant Peaks

13 Aug

Distant Peaks

Sam and I did a bunch of shots for what was meant to be a NationalGeographics Docu about the last leg of a bunch of expeditions to complete the 7 summits (reaching the highest point of each continent).  This last peak is situated in Antarctica in the Elseworth Mountain range and areal footage is hard to come by or very very expensive.  We ended up using NASA data to recreate a physically accurate representation of the area (down to a detail of 1m), chucked some ice and snow on there and created several shots flying a camera through the terrain to show the travel route of the expedition.  Unfortunately upon completio NatGeo decided Antarctica expeditions were too cool now and went on producing vulcano docus instead … Still … learned a lot and had a good time.

18 Jul

Smirnoff -5Degree Icebar

In 2D,Art Direction,Design,Photography / 18. July 2009

Photographer

 

While on a snowboarding trip in NewZealand I was asked if I had time for a quick shoot in Smirnoff’s “minus5 Ice Lounge”
Sure!! A couple of hours (literally 2h :P) to pay off a few days of fun on Ruapehu’s fun park – always up for that!

Scream warriorPrincess Smirnoff iced russianViking cosy

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01 Jun

Flip Fur Interaction

In 3D,Houdini 3D,Houdini / 1. June 2009

Houdini FX TD

Workmate today asked me how easy it would be to get fluids interacting with fur in Houdini as he was having a hard time to get this setup working in Maya … half an hour later … I LOVE Houdini’s procedural approach where things just work

16 May

Better Homes and Garden

In 3D,Sculpting,TV / 16. May 2009

Indiana Jones Makeover for a Channel7’s “Better Homes & Gardens” episode – Sculptor

I’ve always been interested in doing some sculpting – especially ancient masks.  Even better if the brief has something to do with Indiana Jones!!

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11 Apr

Clown Nuke Test

In 3D,Houdini,VFX 3D,Houdini,VFX / 11. April 2009

Houdini FX

A quick test of custom forces to attract a fluid sim into a certain shape …. loadsa work to do still

02 Apr

The Knowing

In 3D,VFX 3D,VFX / 2. April 2009

Render Wrangler

Whilst I was  enjoying my time, surfing and diving deeper in the FX end of Houdini, Realflow, Terragen and Mudbox in one of the best parts in this world my old boss at Animal Logic asked me if I could help out  wrangling renders again.  An awesome resource of knowledge, great people and getting paid at the same time?!?! Hells yeah

02 Dec

Australia

In Allgemein Allgemein / 2. December 2008

Render Wrangler

Whilst I was enjoying my time, surfing and diving deeper in the FX end of Houdini, Realflow, Terragen and Mudbox in one of the best parts in this world my old boss at Animal Logic asked me if I could help out  wrangling renders again.  An awesome resource of knowledge, great people and getting paid at the same time?!?! Hells yeah

02 Oct

Australian Surf Rider Foundation

In 2D,Art Direction,Photography,Pro Bono / 2. October 2008

Photography – Voluntary Community Work for the Australian Surf Foundation – Photographer

Australian Surf Foundation and Bondi’s Sahnia’s (a host for a few good nights all through summer 08/09) threw a beneficial art exhibition and live music gig to help fight world’s killer number one – malaria.
Also on board: one of my two most favorite Bondi local bands – KINGTIDE.

So when they were asking if I could take some shots of the night I thought “Sure – always up for some voluntary work – especially for a good cause” … and “surfing” is one of ’em :P.

Awesome gig and a great crowd.

WarmUp Thoughts ThirstyCrowd TeamWork

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15 Sep

KobieClifton

In 2D,Art Direction,Design,Print / 15. September 2008

Art Director

 KobieClifton Front 3 Kobie Clifton Back

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Making her way into running her own business as masseuse, Kobie was in need of a Logo, Business cards and so forth.  She came to me with an idea for a logo that I then cleaned up, optimized and integrated into a CI.  Knowing and appreciating her skills made it easy to come up with something representative.  You should give her a call and get yourself a treat.  She mostly operates in Bondi, Sydney.

03 Jul

Island Time Magazine – Vanuatu

Photographer

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Living in Australia pretty much left me without much desire to travel to tropical destinations, pristine beaches and so forth. However when I got a call to get flown out to Vanuatu for a couple of gigs including shooting for Island Time Magazine

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02 Jul

Fairfax – Top Line Living

In 2D,3D,Houdini,Nuke,TV,VFX 2D,3D,Houdini,Nuke,TV,VFX / 2. July 2008

Houdini FX TD, Compositor

another one with my good mate Sam .  Fairfax needed an opener for their show “Top Line Living” so … well … we created one.

19 Jun

Air Vanuatu

Photographer

Fish CabDriver Crop Runner

Living in Australia pretty much left me without much desire to travel to tropical destinations, pristine beaches and so forth. However when I got a call to get flown out to Vanuatu for a couple of gigs including shooting for Air Vanuatu

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02 Jun

LJ Hooker Vanuatu

Photographer

poolWideViewFinal CinemaCouch CRW_5852 NewHouse

Living in Australia pretty much left me without much desire to travel to tropical destinations, pristine beaches and so forth. However when I got a call to get flown out to Vanuatu for a couple of gigs including shooting for LJ Hooker 

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02 Jan

Ryan’s Bar Sydney

Art Director

Quick one for Sydney’s Ryan’s bar … Logo animation to be shown between other content running on several flat screens throughout the bar … nothing fancy and low budget, fun little project nonetheless :)

 

23 Dec

Dewars

Life show programmer, operator, projection mapper

ClassRoom

Wow, what a gig!!! No idea how Dewars managed to get us the permit to do this crazy gig in the center of Kuala Lumpur.  For about a month we were running a 90min multimedia show twice a day including a 12mx3m interactive video projection achieved with a total of 6 projectors. Seamless moving images were created with a 25% overlay and interacted with a Scottish ambassador, who taught everything possible about Scotch Whisky.

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18 Dec

Bacardi

In AFX,Art Direction,Design,Games / 18. December 2007

Art Director

Being in Asia also means being at the verge of technology.  During my time working on the Dewar’s Academy, Bacardi – the owner of Dewar’s – approached me to develop an interactive game

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28 Nov

Toyota LC200

In 2D,Art Direction,Design / 28. November 2007

Art Director

 

Being happy with my other design a couple months earlier, Toyota came back for more when they needed another template for their launch of the brand new Land Cruiser 200.  Again focus was set on a simple yet efficient design template to present a lot of data rather than the actual car design itsself.

17 Nov

Thrive

In 2D,Art Direction / 17. November 2007

Art Director

On this one I only helped art direct and design some stage designs that were then manufactured elsewhere.  Took only  a couple hours but with a great team and actually getting designs made into real stage props rather than just existing in a digital world made it a lot of fun and memorable

06 Nov

Franchize Awards

Art Director

For this years Franchize Awards we decided to go with a nature theme, with the panels for the projection areas spinning and leaving water movement behind.  Fun gig.

18 Oct

New Zealand Music Awards

In 2D,AFX,TV / 18. October 2007

Life show programmer, operator

NZMALogo (2) NZMA NZMA_1

Wow, what a gig!!! 8 workstations, as many monitors (plus one for live tv feeds), 20meters above the stage in an amazing theater – plus the VIP after-party of course.  We had (I believe) 64 plasma screens coupled together in the shape of a cassette tape flying on and off stage and content displayed on my cue.  Worked with a great team, what more can you ask for.  I’ll never forget this gig! Below a couple videos showing what we did:

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17 Oct

Tuanz

In Allgemein / 17. October 2007

Art Director

On this one I only helped art direct and design some stage designs that were then manufactured elsewhere.  Took only  a couple hours but with a great team and actually getting designs made into real stage props rather than just existing in a digital world made it a lot of fun and memorable

02 Oct

Adidas || All Blacks

In 2D,AFX,Art Direction,Editing / 2. October 2007

Art Director

Before New Zealand’s national rugby team the mighty All Blacks headed to Paris for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, major sponsor Adidas threw a show including a life gig of OpShop (New Zealand Music Award Winners). Gear for the world cup in France was given away including two custom Adidas-AllBlacks guitars manufactured by Fender.
To promote both the All Blacks and Adidas we produced a video of said event to be shown in Adidas stores across the contry. My job was to take the raw footage, convert it, create a story out of it and cut it all together timed by the life performed song of OpShop.  After that (being new to the country myself) I finally knew who they were.  Good luck boys!!!

02 Oct

Porsche GT3 Racing

In 2D,AFX,Art Direction,Compositing,Editing / 2. October 2007

Art Director

Whilst in NZ Porsche GT3 Racing knocked on the door asking for a concept and delivery to promote their racing circle in showrooms of their car dealers.  We used available material and setup info stands with a video cut of races running in a loop.  Back in the days all still standard def …

PorscheGT3NZ PorscheGT3NZ_2

01 Oct

Nokia Vizoo Hologram

In Allgemein Allgemein / 1. October 2007

Compositor

NokiaVizoo

simple keying and color grading job for a show at Auckland’s biggest Audi dealer.  Nokia had a stand and we were using Vizoo Holographic techniques to display an existing logo animation.

12 Sep

American Chamber of Commerce Awards

In 2D,3D,AFX,Art Direction,C4D / 12. September 2007

Art Director

Speaking of jumping in at the deep end … first gig fresh outta uni … vaguest brief … using Watchout for the first time, BUT I DO love my challenges.  Luckily I found out New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clarke was to speak in front of my graphics only when I got to the event at the Auckland Hilton :P.

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28 Aug

Toyota Dealer Awards

In 2D,Art Direction,Compositing,Design / 28. August 2007

Art Director

Toyota NZ summoned all of their national car dealers to their annual awards event and needed a presentation template for that.  I ended up designing a New Zealand themed template that would not overwhelm the main focus – the content.  Above only represents the empty template for obvious reasons.  A job done in a couple hours including all meetings.

As Hannibal says, I like it when a plan comes together …

 

28 Aug

28 weeks later

In Allgemein Allgemein / 28. August 2007

Render Wrangler

Another one I worked on during my days at university back in the good ol’ days 😉 ….

08 Aug

Waitekere Business Awards

In 2D,Art Direction,Design / 8. August 2007

Art Director

Another great NZ Awards show I did the design for the projection mapping part of the show for.  Quick ‘n easy …

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25 Jul

rOnBoard Snow

In 3D,AFX,Art Direction,C4D,Design / 25. July 2007

CustomBoard Design – NZ PRide  – Art Director, Designer, 3D Artist

rOnBoard Snow

Looking forward to start working in Auckland just in time for the snowboarding season to kick off, I decided to spend a couple hours to design and create a board mockup I would get custom made.  Thematically the horns of the skull resembles the Auckland Sky Tower.   The design recently drew some attention to a German snowboard company and you might see it on the slopes soon ridden by more than just me.

02 Jul

Westpac

Art Director

Westpac’s always been great suporting safety in the ocean.  This time they needed a video edit of their sponsored gear (including chopper) being used to save lives at Piha.  A place I have surfed a bunch and love, but also know about it’s sometimes crazy rips.  THANKS WESTPAC!

PihaSurfLife PihaSurfLife_1 PihaSurfLife_3

02 Jun

SAE || MIDDLESEX

Art Director

SAE / Middlesex needed a represntative guest invite for the final presentations of the year’s bachelor projects … they came to me asking if I could help.  Not my best work, but I guess ok whilst trying to finalize my own final research and paper …

02 Jun

Plastic Coffee

FunProject – NoFrustration – Art Director, Designer, FluidAnimator, Compositor

“Plastic Coffee” – an homage to my lil Italian babe that went on her last journey the other day as the plastic handle melted off … luckily in the real world the coffee was still useable and not plasticy.  Rest in peace …

 PlasticCoffee_CurvyItalian PlasticCoffee_GoneToTheAngels PlasticCoffee_Rise PlasticCoffee_Statue PlasticCoffee_Attack

 

 

13 Apr

Pyro Skull Test

Houdini FX

Just playing around with a new beast in my life called Houdini …

 

10 Mar

Sector9

In 2D,Web / 10. March 2007

Webdude

A work mate needed some help getting a flashmenue working in an otherwise plain html template … transperancy, animations and all … good and fun challenge in between surfs …

04 Mar

Alpsee Terragen Test

In 3D,Art Direction,Terragen,VFX / 4. March 2007

Had a couple hours to spend in the office while waiting for sims and was dreaming of the coming snowboard trip to the Southern Alps in NZ.   Why not use a DEM from NASA and create my vision in 3D?!?  Done.

Guess having 24cores leaves some room for a quick timelpase too :P.

03 Mar

Car Crash

In 3D,Houdini,VFX / 3. March 2007

Houdini FX TD

CarRace_CrashNoTex CarRace_Hero

CarCrash_GhostCars

01 Mar

RealFlow Car

In 3D,Realflow,VFX 3D,Realflow,VFX / 1. March 2007

Realflow FX TD

CarRace_SplashPassing  CarRace_SplashPassed

 

15 Feb

300

In 3D,Film,VFX 3D,Film,VFX / 15. February 2007

Render Wrangler

financing my time, surfing and smaaaaall festivities during university I got meself

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13 Feb

General Electric

In 3D,C4D by rons / 13. February 2007 / 0 Comments

C4D Generalist

For their 100th anniversary party GE needed a brand video showcasing all divisions of the company.  

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09 Jan

RubberduckPlumbing

In 2D,Art Direction,Design,Photography,Web by rons / 9. January 2007 / 0 Comments

Art Director

Shane lives, loves and breathes in Bondi.  He is one of the most positive and fun to be around guys I know, also he is a plumber with his own company called rubber duck plumbing and was in need of an appropriately themed CMS … go check him out if ya need help – he’ll make ur day!!

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02 Dec

WaterDragon Fight

Art Director

RonBuddha RonSnakeFight

One hung over morning – literally got woken up by the phone – I got a call,

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02 Dec

Mohawk Rising

Art Director

Mohawk_Blooming Mohawk_Rising Mohawk_Vanishing

“Mohawks – The Rise & Fall”
I’ve always been amazed by sculpting.  Especially showing the process involved to create something beautiful/meaningful out of “nothing”

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02 Nov

Daniel Völker Photography

Art Director

Daniel Völker Photography wanted a web presentation to showcase his work.  The brief was to have his work sit in a subtle 3 dimensional space where that didn’t overpower teh main content – his work.   Also possibly disabling viewers to download his art without prior consense was a priority.  The solution was a flash based template with mouse as well as keboard navigation.  A glass frame with a lense reflection was to hover in a darkroom (referencing photography) that would spin to reveal each new art work.  To emphasize on the actual artwork said space was to be minimal in color to contrast the colorfull atwork.  Press play above for a preview.

04 Oct

Happy Feet

In 3D,Film,VFX 3D,Film,VFX / 4. October 2006

Render Wrangler

… financing my time, surfing and some smaaaaaaall festivities during time at university I got meself a live changing job at Animal Logic as Render Wrangler – learned bucklet loads and met AMAZING people.  I really couldn’t have asked for more.  Life’s good.

23 Jul

World Trade Center

In 3D,Film,VFX 3D,Film,VFX / 23. July 2006

Render Wrangler

financing my time, surfing and parties during university I got meself a live changing job at Animal Logic as Render Wrangler – learned bucklet loads and met AMAZING people.  Couldn’t have asked for more.

09 Aug

Löwenbräu

In 2D,Web / 9. August 2005

Webdude

LBNewsV0102006  LÖWENBRÄU

During uni I did a couple of HTML newsletters like the one above for Löwenbräu Sydney … simple and it paid for a coupla pints.  Good stuff …

 

 

01 Aug

Speedo’s Cafe Bondi Beach

In Allgemein / 1. August 2005

Webdude

Speedo’s Cafe in Bondi needed some updates to their webpage as well as a couple html newsletters

 

 

02 Mar

N-Durozone

In Allgemein / 2. March 2003

Logo Design

N-DUROZONE community needed a Logo, so I got the the good old pencil out, drew, scanned, path-traced for resolution

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10 Apr

Wakeskate

In 2D,Art Direction,Design / 10. April 2001

LogoDesign

A new wakeskating magazin and webpage asked for a logo and brand design, so I dug out the pencil,

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