All posts in Art Direction

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

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Quick one to setup workflows and pipeline for VR projects… 

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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.

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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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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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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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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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

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!

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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.

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15 Sep

KobieClifton

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

Art Director

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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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19 Jun

Air 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 Air Vanuatu

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02 Jun

LJ Hooker 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 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 :)

 

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.

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 …

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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 …

 

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

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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!

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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 …

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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.

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

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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

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“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.

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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