Monday, 14 July 2014
Sunday, 25 May 2014
Sometimes in animation I need a lens flare to plus-up a project, but you can only modify the default After Effects lens flare effect so much before you need something more (and I never use the default flares without a lot of modification). However I've not yet had the need to spend a lot of money on a dedicated plugin, so this afternoon I did a quick test to see what I could do without a filter. Using only shape layers and expressions I was able to create an easy-to-use lens flare with very little hassle. I can foresee this method getting used for future projects.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
If you're looking for a cheap gift for one of those smaller, less mature people that seem to be everywhere - children, I think they call them - then you could do a lot worse than giving them the gift of reading. "But Mark", I hear you cry, "kids don't want books for Christmas! They want technology and special effects and superhero origin stories!" You didn't let me finish! Jeez! This isn't just any book, this is an e-book, loaded with all the stuff kids yearn for, including that touchscreen interaction they seem to love so much. So pick up The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, adapted from the L Frank Baum (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) original and let the young folk in your life learn the story of Santa in revolutionary boredom-annihilating condensed form, interspersed with animated illustrations by yours truly!
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
Dreamt London was attacked by a T-Rex & I hid in a tube station WITH BOB DYLAN. Wish you could pre-order dreams. #simpletwistofjurassicpark
— KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall) November 14, 2013
I love dreams; the weird events and logic that seem perfectly normal at the time. I replied to Miss Tunstall's tweet, saying that I'd love to draw that. After I got a message of encouragement back I felt I had no choice.