ChiChiLand Postcards


My wife asked me for help with some product photography for her ChiChiLand postcard series. After fussing around with a camera and lights for a bit, I decided to go the CGI route.

What can I say… I freakin’ love Octane Render.

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Rainy Window (Tutorial)


In this massive, 3-chapter tutorial you will learn how to create an After Effects scene with a realistic rain dripping down a window. In chapter 1 I explain the creation of the background plate - from a single photograph to an illusion of an alive city at night. In chapter 2 I walk you though the creation of rain simulation using Trapcode Particular. The final, 3rd chapter focuses on compositing these elements together to create the final look.

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Cinemagraph: Remember ZX


Not too long ago, these were referred to as simply "cool animated gifs". These days they go by much more artsy name of Cinemagraphs. In the picture: A ZX Spectrum microcomputer, an Italian analogue sound mixer and a National TV set. Only TV still works.

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gnctrkcll / Cornetto: text+talk


We were approached by Leo Burnett with two frames of a character design art, a concept for an ad with an animated t-shirt and 6 days to air time. We took the bait. Now, less than a week later, we are happy to present to you the latest ad for a joint promotion of Turkcell's gnctrkcll and Algida's Cornetto.

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