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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy New Year! (Also, updates!)

Happy New Year everyone, thanks for visiting!

No, I haven't been lost, I've just been so busy in the last few months I've not been able to update much.


Yes, I updated my showreel not long ago. You can see it by clicking on the 'showreel' button to your left.

Also, I'm currently working at Hi-Sim in Bristol (literally just round the corner from Aardman) as a Maya Character Animator on a Commercial. It's really great, really epic, and I'm soaking up knowledge from animators like Campbell McAllister , Scott Pleydell-Pearce & Ben Mars. They're awesome guys. This is by far the best work I've produced and as soon as I get the go-ahead I'll be sharing it with the world.

I'm looking for more animation work after January, so if you like my work contact me and we'll talk. See you all soon!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Third Time's a Charm!

So I just learned that the third animated short I've worked on for the AiR Scheme at the University of Wales, Newport, has won (for the third year in a row) a Depict Award! :)

I worked with Rebecca Manley and Luca Paulli on their short 'Breaking the Mould' (2008) completed as part of the University of Wales Newport’s Animator in Residence scheme. I worked as a character animator and helped Luca animate some of the main character as well as a little rigging. My congratulations to them and the whole team!

You can view the short film in it's entirety below:

This is the third year in a row that I've worked on an animated short that has won a Depict award. I'm very proud of this achievement.

In other work related news, I recently finished some freelance work with Calon (Cardiff), who I have worked for in the past. Although I cannot share the work due to NDA, I was a Maya/Character Artists and gained yet more studio experience.

I am now available once again for freelance or full-time employment. Please contact me at obraxis(at)cgbox(dot)com!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Available for work! *New Showreel!*

It's been a while since I last posted. That's mainly because I've been working solidly on an animated short film (which has now been completed). While I can't post the short online just yet, I have included some scenes in my new showreel which you can see by clicking over on the left menu on Showreel. It's currently available online or via post on DVD.

So now that my short film is completed, I'm currently available for full-time work and/or relocation anywhere as an Animator. I'm actively looking for a place of work that is fun, exciting and engaging whether that be in the Games Industry or VFX/Animation Industries.

I'm looking forward to animating and being creative for a living!
(P.S will animate for Pepsi)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Operator wins DepicT!

Operator, the short film I worked on before the Summer has just won DepicT! ‘07 - my greatest congrats to Matthew Walker & for the opportunity to work on such a great project with him. I'm very proud to have worked on a second award winning animated short film.

You can now view a slightly shorter version of Operator here (through the Depict Website):

Operator - DepicT!

Enjoy. I'll be updating my blog soon with various other work.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Allo all. Not updated in a while so thought I would land an update on you :)

I have been working my arse off recently - basicly since January I havn't had a day off! The group project got done, then I moved onto this:

It is a short film Written, Directed and Animated by Matthew Walker. I was a background artist and shadow animator. Was great fun and a hell of a lot of work to do in only 4 weeks! We managed and got it to deadline (but not without being up for almost 3 days straight! That's dedication for you!). Animation was done in Flash and backgrounds was a Maya/Photoshop job. Shadows were animated in After Effects.

I can't post the film online as of yet but rest assured it is fantastic.

More work incoming also, as I've just recently completed another project with Matthew working on a few TV Adverts for Arthur Cox Animation as part of work experience and also some freelance work for them. They're great guys!

Cya soon people.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Sound Project: Character Animation

Hello all. Since my last blog, I've finally found the time to render out my last character animation piece. This was produced in a VERY insane short amount of time and animated in only 24 hours as I had a lot of things to do that week. The animation is rough and could easily be polished more which I will do once I get this group project out of the way.

You'll need Quicktime!

Grab the animation via the Pic above or HERE:

Hope you enjoy it. I had a quick stab @ rendering and lighting it all for you despite the insanly quick deadline. And yes, that's supposed to be me....naked. ;-)

Till next time!

PS: Anyone (if any) want's to offer me work experience animating over summer, please get in touch!