Guest lectures at Central Film School

I’ve been invited to present guest lectures, practical workshops and project invigilation at the Central Film School in London for the Advanced Post Producton component of their BA Practical Filmmaking Course.

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At this stage, the students are in the second year of their studies, and are taught fundamental pre- and post production methods of VFX compositing.

Night of the Procession (directed by Isabelle Rodriguez)

Night of the Procession is a short film by my fellow SAE alumni Isabelle Rodriguez. She approached me with a couple of challenges…

The first was to create a prop children’s book about a child dealing with the death of her beloved pet rabbit. This turned out to be really fun, and it was a unique experience to see my pictures turned into a hardback book:

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The second request was to create an interesting transition between two worlds as the character slips away from reality. We ended up with a Gondry-like effect, in which the items inside the kitchen ‘blinked out’ and the room faded into the new location (2:10 mark in the clip below):

‘The Big Move’ campaign by CIWF

I was commissioned by Channel 33 to provide the chroma and compositing work for CIWF (Compassion In World Farming) and their campaign against battery chicken farming.

This project was a challenge for me as we had limited green screen space and 15 volunteers who needed to appear as an ‘endless row of battery cages’.

The assembly process for the composition can be seen at 00:07 in the 2012 VFX showreel video.

Dave Shakespeare pilot (directed by Graeme Mackenzie and Frank Tamburin)

One of the first VFX jobs I did outside of film school. I worked as the VFX compositor, painter and rotoscoper on the Dave Shakespeare pilot (directed by Graeme Mackenzie and Frank Tamburin; produced by Mouktar Mohammed).

The half-hour comedy episode (based on William Shakespeare’s unwitting, time-travelling brother) is not available online, but I also did the worked on the following promo clip (motion graphics and titles):

As of July 2013, the show is slated for an animated series release.

A partial break-down of the graphics I worked on can by seen at 01:24 on the 2012 Title and Motion Graphics showreel. The images below show the before/afters of some corrections and screen replacements:


Removing reflection from glass

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CCTV imitation screen replacement

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TV screen replacement and compositing #1

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TV screen replacement and compositing #2

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