And after nearly three years…
10th March 2014
Here, I am sitting in my log cabin, on a sunny March morning with blistering sun casting shadows across the garden. I am no-longer teaching as I am taking a career break to start re-connecting with the media industry. Find out more here.
Building 3D Jigsaws
13th August 2011
On Wednesday 9th August 2011, three past students from the BTEC National Diploma in Media Production joined me to build two 3D jigsaws as part of ‘Monty’s Quest’. Find out what happened here.
Roman Centurion Project
6th August 2011
Three days work compressed into just under four minutes of video timelapse, showing the design and modelling of a 3D Roman Centurion, one of many 3D models currently being produced in Blender 2.58a for the final sequences of the digital feature film, Monty’s Quest. See the Roman Centurion being built here.
Day Twelve – Exploring Blender 2.58a’s Games Engine
29th July 2011
It is hard to believe that another week has gone by. Much of my time was taken on creating a 3D aircraft carrier but I also took time to get to know Rigify and Blender 2.58a’s games engine. The first for character animation and the second so I could use the physics properties for buildings in Monty’s Quest. Check out the vide here.
Day Five – British WWI tank made in Blender 2.58b
21st July 2011
So, another busy day working in Blender 2.58b. This time I modelled a British WWI tank.
Check it out here.
Day Four – URG2 Missile Launcher Model
20th July 2011
Further progress made with developing models for MQ. Click here to find out more.
The Third Progress Report on the M113 Model
19th July 2011
Check out the latest 3D work on the M113 here.
The Second Progress Report on the M113 Model
18th July 2011
The second progress report on the M113 personnel carrier produced in Blender 2.58b. Check out the video here.
The Creation of a M113 Personnel Carrier in Blender 3D 2.58b
17th July 2011
This video is a quick update report of a 3D model M113 Personnel Carrier I have built for several animated sequences in ‘Monty’s Quest’. Check it out here.
26th June 2011
It has been a time of reflection. As part of the process, I have been going through some of the short films I have produced over the last decade and present them here .
26th June 2011
It has been a tough year. For those of you who don’t know, both my wife and I lost our fathers to cancer last February, eleven days apart from one another. Luckily, Patricia and I both managed to get back to work by the middle of March and things have been quite hectic until now. However, our spirits are high and we are looking forward for what the future has in store.
The Beauty of Black & White Photography
17th January 2011
An exploration of black and white photography during some moments of adversity. Read more.
8th January 2011
A ‘must-watch’ 2010 Academy Ward Winning Animation that’ll have you giggling all the way through (Caution – Some bad language).
Directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. Read more about the film on Wikipedia.
Thanks Rebecca McKevitt for forwarding it on to Tim.
Second FCP Video Tutorial
5th January 2011
A new video tutorial introducing novices to capturing DV footage in Final Cut Pro. (Read more)
First Video Tutorial
21st December 2010
A new video tutorial introducing novices to Final Cut Pro. (Read more)
‘Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story’ or another version of ’1984′?
13th November 2010
It can be quite intriguing to find where a few comments on Facebook may lead. For me a brief discussion on a Channel Four documentary about Britain’s debt and the way it came across as propaganda… (Read more)
Sintel – Making of documentary
7th November 2010
Also, check out the new four/thirds CMOS professional video camera from Panasonic that will revolutionise Digital Filmmaking for those on a tight budget. The Panasonic AF-AG101 comes in at around £5000. (Click here for a video preview).
Live-action editing and animatic production
26th October 2010
Funny how time flies. It has been over ten weeks since I last wrote anything on my site. It has been busy… (Read more).
MQ Rotascope tests begin.
17th August 2010
Over the next two weeks we hope to have three more filming days to complete the main live-action material. Further shoots will include live-action to be used for rotascoping the ‘Jealous Husband’ sequence and a range of other … (Read more)
13th July 2010
The things you find yourself thinking about to ensure everyone has a good experience seems never-ending. It is also amazing how financial restrictions make you think more creatively…. (Read more)
Slieve Gullion recce for ‘Monty’s Quest’.
6th July 2010