I was part of a team that used motion capture and keyframe animation to bring the cast of dancing penguins to life on the big screen.
Tapestry is an Australian startup company that allows family members and caregivers to stay connected with the seniors in their lives using safe, simple and secure tablet-based applications.
In my role as community manager, I worked to grow Tapestry's online and offline customer base through social media, live demonstrations, trade shows and community software rollouts.
I also acted as the customer advocate in the roles of testing, gathering marketing requirements and communications.
Our social media campaign gained more than two thousand followers in the first three months, and Tapestry continues to grow its user base and make strategic partnerships in aged-care markets.
Shanghai, 1936. Whore of the Orient. Paris of the East.
The most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price. Plaything of Western powers. Boiling pot of Chinese nationalism. Home to the International Police Force, a group of Western cops hopelessly trying to keep the lid on and keep the peace.
Working with incredibly talented martial artists, our motion capture and animation team put together a prototype of the game in a very short amount of time so that a demo could be shown to production companies.
I was asked to design and teach the first year course "3D Animation Fundamentals". Using Maya, the students were taken through a series of increasingly difficult animated shots with an emphasis on good physics and clear staging.
It features the work of various artists, animators, and filmmakers from around the globe. The mixed media flim includes techniques such as puppetry, CGI, hand-drawn animation, illustration, acrylics and claymation, just to name a few.
I contributed a number of shots to the film which were animated in Adobe Flash. Some of my artwork was also featured on the DVD box art and I was interviewed as part of the DVD commentary.
AnimationIdeas.com is a website I started in 2010 to provide information, insight and information to animation fans, students and professionals. Over the course of four years, I've written tens of thousands of words and featured many artists and animators from around the world. We have over eight thousand subscribers.
Ozanimate.com is a blog showcasing Australian animation. I joined the team in 2011 and in that time we have published many in-depth interviews with Aussie artists, including a three-part interview with Leo Baker - animator of the Oscar-award-winning short film The Lost Thing.
I had been an attendee of the Sydney International Animation Festival for a number of years, but it was in 2010 that I first had an opportunity to show my work. My animated short film Underdog: One in a Million screened on opening night as part of the Protoninja short film competition.
The panel covered a broad range of topics, including pitching, getting your animated series commissioned and maintaining your creative vision.
Step Change Marketing were having trouble hiring good people for their advertising agency. They were swamped by applicants who were, to put it bluntly: wankers.
They decided to forego the traditional recruitment channels and approach candidates in a far more direct way. Their message was pretty simple: "Wankers don't work here, so do you want to?"
I'm a Sydney-based animator, teacher and writer. Currently I'm teaching animation at the University of Technology Sydney as part of their Bachelor of Design program.
I'm probably most well-known for my work on the animated feature film: Happy Feet Two.
In March 2010, I graduated from Animation Mentor - a program that pairs up animation students with professional animators from around the world to guide them through their education.
As a new dad, I don't have a lot of spare time, but I still manage to write for two blogs:
Before my recent career change, I had been a software engineer for fourteen years. It's given me a great opportunity to work all around the world, including four years in Philadelphia.
But, for the moment, I'm back home in Sydney, Australia.
Looking after a new baby takes up a lot of my time these days, but in the past I've really enjoyed performing improvised comedy, reading, playing music, running, playing in chess, poker and Scrabble tournaments as well as making short films.