Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Troodon Attack

Dinos_troodon attack from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.
More Dinos. This time a sequence showing the meat eating Troodons stalking their prey. Once again, Bevan Lynch handled the dino chores. Nice view of my miniature rock.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Adventures of Toilet Door Man

career video from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.

This was a 30 second commercial advertising a Career Expo here in Brisbane. I thought using the 'universal symbol' man would be a good way of representing a non-gender specific member of the public. It was all pretty much created and animated in After Effects with only a couple of elements (paper plane etc) coming from Maya.

I had about a 3 day budget on the project. I created a very rough storyboard which I cut to the voice-over to give the client a fairly accurate idea of how the TVC would play out. That seemed to work very well.
The audio on this version is a temp track without effects.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

...Flying Logo Friday

Trophy animation from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.
I always liked the glass finish on this one. Fairly quick turnaround (aren't they all) using Maya and After Effects.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Monday Mornin' dinos...

Troodon_forest from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.
This was one of my favourite shots. It had the CG dinos, the miniature tree and foreground foliage as well as comped background stuff. really nicely animated by Bevan Lynch.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Beauty and the Beast

I haven't seen the film 'The Wolfman' yet, but I'm hoping it's going to be every bit as promising as the trailer I saw. I'm a huge fan of Rick Baker's work and I read somewhere that this was going to be his last film. (!?)
I'm not one of these 'all-CG is evil' types who bang on about how stuff looked SO much more convincing in the good old days. Frankly, I think that's just plain bullshit.

I do think that craftsmen like Baker however, can bring a certain artistry to a film that no amount of ray-traced reality on a computer can surpass. I know that this sort of make-up effects stuff will one day disappear completely, more because of cost cutting than for aesthetics, and so it's even more exciting to see a great master (like Rick Baker) strut his stuff for perhaps the last time.

These were done a while ago for a werewolf project (obviously). I really can't remember what the girl illo was for, I just thought it would nice to include her to balance out all the hairiness.

Hmmm, this all reminds me of a cool comic from the seventies 'Werewolf By Night' drawn by Mike Ploog (I think). Man I loved that comic.