Commercial for Samsung Mobile Phones
Sun, Nov 1 2009 04:59 | commercial, 2d animation, maya, visual effects, eyeon fusion, 3d animation, after effects, compositing
I worked as a junior compositor on this project doing tracking, keying, 2d textures, rotoscoping and basic compositing with After Effects and Fusion for visual effects supervisor Christian Bergquist. The commercial was done with a mixture of 2d, greenscreen and 3d animation and was produced by Raw Film in Stockholm. I will post the whole commercial later.
Ikea Soft Toys Campaign
Audio Car Commercial - Student project
Fri, Oct 30 2009 04:41 | student, 2d animation, maya, eyeon fusion, 3d animation, shake, after effects
3D Animation Information Movie for Optea
I did this all CG 3D Animation intro movie for Optea AB a couple of months ago, I only had 5 days for this HD project including animation, compositing, editing and rendertime so I used already built 3D models purchased from Turbosquid and built the 3D City with excellent free Cinema 4D plugin CityGen. I also used a track of mine called "Morning After". I had some problems with the well known GI flicker error in C4D R11 but due to tremendous time pressure I just blurred everything a bit in post. It turned out alright for a 5 day production.
Never finished motion graphics piece
Sat, Oct 24 2009 09:55 | understanding, motion graphics, 2d animation, 2d, after effects, failure, compositing
Autopsy of a failure
I think failures are interesting. Painful, yes. But it's only in failure that we really learn something about ourselves and in this particular case, the industry I work in.
Company X called me and asked me if I wanted to do a motion graphics piece for their client, an event company arranging an event were the best lawyer firms in Sweden were given prices for Best Agency etc etc. I thought to myself "Yeah this sounds like my cup of coffee, I'm good at these kind of things". One thing, the timeframe was really tight, I had only a week to make a several short movies, a 30 second long intro movie, nomination and winner movies. I had nothing to go on more than "something discreet with the tone of lawyer firms". All the art work had to be created from scratch. I sat the whole weekend and send them Photoshop sketches. All was fine. They liked it. Just some changes. I started animating stuff in After Effects, moving the camera around. Still all was fine. Suddenly the client of company X dropped the whole thing just days before the event. "It will not work, it's not what we want, we want something in a party mood". "We will go to someone else because you can't deliver". Whaaaaaaaaat?!!!
What the f**k happend? Party mood? What about the strict sober lawyer business look they were talking about in the first brief? I worked my ass off putting this thing together in just a couple of days and they drop the A-Bomb on me.
I will not bore you with further details just give you some tips on how to avoid these kind of work related failures:
3. Get a contract. That way even if they drop the whole thing like Hiroshima you will get paid.
I will post the unfinished unpolished 30 second intro movie soon. So you can see what they rejected.
The Great Adventures of Princess Galaxia and Capitan Jean Magoo
Fri, Oct 23 2009 09:59 | short film, music video, 2d animation, Håkan Lidbo, animation, photoshop, after effects
This was done while I was still studying compositing and animation @ IAA School Of Visual Arts in Eksjö. I contacted electronic maestro Håkan Lidbo and asked him if we could do a co-op, a mix between music video and short film. My lovely girlfriend Emma helped with the art work and it turned out really nice. A mix between old sci fi magazines and hand drawned art work. All done with Photoshop, pencils and good old After Effects.
Working on some really cool stuff
Extra Large PDF Portfolio
Tue, Oct 20 2009 03:23 | motion graphics, temperamento, animation, 3d, portfolio, pdf, 2d, juan fernando maguid
So I thought to myself one late evening some weeks ago: "Juan you need to update your PDF Portfolio and make it more interesting, ok?". How?? Maybe if I make it 4,2 meters wide? Why not? Funky wide like Jabba.
Showreel Summer 2009
Tue, Oct 20 2009 12:29 | 2009, motion graphics, showreel 2009, summer, anime studio pro, after effects, combustion, compositing, 3d, animation, cinema 4D, 2d, showreel