Feb 17 2014

2014 VFX Reel

Let’s not mince words. Here’s my new VFX reel:

You can jump over to my Portfolio page to see much more detail on the projects from the reel, plus so much more. A full VFX breakdown for the first project show, the newspaper stuff, is coming soon.

Remember, also, that you can hire me for all manner of VFX or Motion Graphics needs. CONTACT ME

Feb 03 2014

Breaking Down Infrastructure. Smart!

Here is the breakdown for the Smart Infrastructure video I posted recently. It’s one of my better ones, I think. VFX Breakdown, I mean.

Incidentally, I’ve noticed that I need to qualify the term “breakdown” with the term “VFX”, or otherwise it gives the wrong connotation. Can you imagine? “Here’s a video of the breakdown I’ve spent so much time on lately!” On the other hand, in this line of work, breakdowns exist in potentia all the time.

Anyway, here’s the video:

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Feb 03 2014

Smart Infrastructure

Here’s a video that I worked on late last year:

Be sure to check out the breakdown video I made to show off how I did some of this work. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09 2013

Postage Stamps Nuke Tutorial – Tom Learns Nuke 4

Tom Learns Nuke
The fourth video of Tom Learns Nuke is here, and it’s a nifty tutorial / quick tip about a feature called Postage Stamps. Check it out:

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May 09 2013

Tom Learns Nuke – New Video Series

Tom Learns Nuke

I am happy to announce three things:

First, I am learning how to use Nuke & NukeX, the industry standard compositing software from The Foundry that is used to composite on (pretty much) every film that gets made these days.

Secondly, I like cookies.

Thirdly, I am immortalising my Nuke learning experience by way of a video series, cryptically titled Tom Learns Nuke.

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May 09 2013

Black is the New Green

Wow, one must always keep their website up to date! I dropped by to make some new updates, which I will post about shortly, and realised that the website was still all green.

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Feb 27 2013

Going Green

You may have noticed that I have changed my banner image to, well, this:


Unless you’re reading this at a time in the future, when developments have, er, developed, rendering (see what I did there?) this image moot.

You may also have noticed a lot of greenness about the site. And frankly, most people looking at this site (I hope) should understand what this is all about. But just in case, let’s have a quick synopsis. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26 2013

Locked Out of Monkey Heaven

A while ago, my friend Adam approached me, to ask if I could greenscreen a video. In actuality, that kind of meant “can you shoot, edit, greenscreen, and etc a video?” And the answer, of course, is, “of course.” But sometimes the concept has to be the hook. Boy, did he have a concept. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14 2013

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

UFO Over Wollongong Harbour

In late 2012, I did some work tracking an aerial shot of Wollongong Harbour, and inserting a company logo into that shot. I enjoyed that work very much, but when you get right down to it, it doesn’t make for a super-awesome piece to show off. So I decided that, since I already had the tracking data, I would do something a little more fun:

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Dec 10 2012

On Track

Recently, I was contracted to insert a company logo into some existing footage of an aerial flyover of the lighthouse in Wollongong. Check it out:
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