Category Archives: ShowReel

CGI VFX Showreels HD: ” 2014 Motion Graphics Reel” – by Josiah Taylor

Check out this fantastic Motion Graphics showreel by the talented artist and animator, Josiah Taylor! Josiah is currently a Senior Animator at Charlie Company. For more information, please see the details below:

Music Track – “Suuns-2020”
web: http://www.josiahtaylor.com
twitter: https://twitter.com/JosiahTaylor3D
vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/jtanimation

CGI VFX Showreels HD: “Lighting / Generalist TD” – by Clément Gérard

Check out this this inspiring Lighting / Generalist TD Showreel by the talented Clément Gérard! For more information please see the details below:

Portfolio – https://vimeo.com/56950523
Music Track – “Lupe Fiasco, Jill Scott-Daydreamin'”

– Breakdown –

Quick description of the different roles I had on those projects :

Lead sequence : supervise team of artist to complete multiple sequences of a project. Overlook work of all ‘departments’ involved on those sequences from matchmove, layout, build to compositing. Work with the 2D lead and production to complete the shots on time. Define approach on sequences (3D, 2.5 D), work on setup and workflow with the different lead (fx,2D,etc) . Process hdri, set light rigs, lookdev work, tools scripting when needed. test and address pipe and shading issues. Shot work.

Lead lighting sequence : supervise a team for the build on multiple sequences of a project. Prepare lookev, light rigs and tools for lighters. Setup workflow with fx lead to render shots (explosions, smoke, destructions). shot work.

Head of environment : create department in charge of the environments. Recruit artists with the help of the HR department. Projects bidding and team assignation, define best approach with the production, vfx and cg supervisors . Artists training and creation of documentation. Tools development with the help of the Rnd team. Lead position on several projects, shot work.

Lighting / environment TD : creature / environment lighting in shots , create environments using traditional modelling / texturing / lighting techniques but also extensive use of projection / matte painting.

Generalist TD for film : shot work. 3D and 2.5D tasks. Mainly lighting, lookDev, texturing, modelling but also shot creation from previz to final lighting including projection / set extension.
generalist TD for commercials : complete shots from matchmove to final compositing including modelling, texturing shading, lighting and matte painting.

Grand Piano – Look Dev. Lighting & Shading Reel

Directed by Eugenio Mira
Starring – Elijah Wood, John Cusack & Kerry Bishé
VFX Company – LampPost VFX

Work Done – Look Development, Modelling, Texturing, Lighting & Shading

Software – Maya, Maxwell Render, V-Ray, After Effects, Nuke

Music – “Run To The Church” James Newton Howard ( The Sixth Sense )

jonatancatalan.com ( shot breakdown, stills, clay renders… )

CGI 3D Animated Short HD: “Origins of Intelligence” – by Julius Horsthuis

Check out this fantastic new work called “Origins of Intelligence” from the talented Julius Horsthuis! After the Fractal Symphonic Trilogy, he continues his epic journey exploring the inner evolution of the natural world though Fractals. Julius used Mandelbulb3D to render his works. For more information, please see the credits below.

CGI VFX Showreels HD: “Character Animation Reel” – by Juan Couto

Check out this awesome Character Animation Showreel, by the talented Juan Couto! Juan is currently a Character Animator at EGG Post Production. For more information, please see the details below:

His latest credits include “Captain America 2” and “Ender´s Game”.

REEL BREAKDOWN:
“Ender´s Game”, Post23
“Wolfblood”, Trixter
“Neositrin”, Post23
“Party”, personal project
“Bonka commercial”, Custom FX

Concerning Dragons

Concerning Dragons – DJCAD Going Live 2014

An MSc Animation class project, in association with Axis Animation, to provide an unofficial short animation to tie in with the release of The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug. The project took 13 weeks and explores the mysterious origins of the dragons of Middle Earth.

George Baritakis:
Art Design
Storyboarding
Character Rigging

Kieran Duncan – kieranjduncan.com :
Director
Art Design
Previs Animation
Character Modelling
Layout
Texturing
Lighting
Rendering
Compositing

Lilly Durrant – lillydurrant.blogspot.co.uk :
Production Manager
Art Design
Previs Animation
Character Modelling
Character Rigging
Animation

Steph Flynn:
Texturing
Lighting
Rendering
Compositing

Kirti Geonka – kirtigoenka.blogspot.co.uk :
Art Design
Environment Modelling
Layout

John Harrison – johnrharrison.com :
Storyboarding
Art Design
Environment Modelling
FX Design
Animation

Sheng Li:
Storyboarding
2D Animatic
Art Design
Texturing
Matte Painting

J.J. McGowan – jzmcgowan.wordpress.com :
Character Modelling
Dynamics/VFX
Sound Design
Music

Fraser Mac:
Fire Video Reference

Rebecca Paul – rebeccapaulanimation.wordpress.com :
Art Design
Storyboarding
Environment Modelling
Texturing
Layout

Tom Paxton – vimeo.com/76315061 :
Narration
Storyboarding
Art Design
Character Rigging
Animation
Credits

DJCAD MSc Animation & Visualisation
Going Live 2014
In Association With Axis Animation

© MAV 2014 & DJCAD

“Matchmove, Tracking, & Layout Reel” – by Alaina M Hower

Check out this fantastic VFX showreel by the talented Alaina M Hower, showing her amazing Matchmove, Tracking, & Layout work! For more information, please see the details below:

Work completed using Software: PfTrack and Maya.

Projects in order of appearance:
Audi “Super Bowl 2014: Doberhuahua” | The Mill
Beats Music “Super Bowl 2014: Modern Goldilocks” | The Mill
Comcast “Super Bowl 2014: Bold Explorers” & “Wizard” | The Mill
Food Lion “Powerwalkers” & “Band Practice” | The Mill
Foot Locker “Kobe Lightbulb” | The Mill
Titanfall “Shadow” | The Mill

Personal Website – http://www.alainahower.com
The Mill http://www.themill.com/
Music Track – “Boards Of Canada-Dayvan Cowboy”