Category Archives: Motion Graphics

Defected – Ibiza ’12

Here is my latest freelance work for defected records –

And before that, Osunlade –

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Maybe Not!

Personal projects to be put on hold since I have been commissioned to do another 30 second animation for Defected Records!

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Hiatus over

It has been nearly two months since my last post on here, after keeping steady regular posts before that. I have been doing on and off freelance animations for Defected. I have also recently got really into gardening and have started a blog with my girlfriend, which you can see here – Chicken Atop A Pig.

To get back into the swing of things I have set a little project for myself. A while ago before I started my last year of the graphic design degree I wanted to do a kinetic typographic animation. I think now is the time to do it, whilst I continue to search for a full time job, preferably doing video editing, motion graphics or anything inbetween them.

I recently found a new artist who’s music I love. The singer/songwriter is called ‘A Fine Frenzy’. The song I have decided to do my kinetic typography piece to is called ‘The World Without You’. Which you can listen to below –

This blog should start getting posts regularly again, so stay tuned!

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Freelance for Defected Records

For the past few weeks I have been freelancing with Iwant Design to produce animations for Defected Records. The latest video I created is currently on the front page of Defected.com!


Direct link to the Kevin Saunderson video on my account.
Direct link to the Miami video on my account.

Direct link to the Kevin Saunderson video on Defective’s account.
Direct link to the Miami video on Defective’s account.

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Chill Reel 2012

Haven’t posted anything in a while, so what better way to get back into the swing of things than putting up my first ever showreel! Featuring new work, including what I had been busy working on for Defected Records.

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Miles Donovan Presentation

I decided to create a short introduction animation to the presentation I filmed and edited. This is the first project in 3d where I have used more than just basic primitive shapes!

Thank you to Neil Randerwala for assistance in setting up and Matt Watson for filming with the second camera (close-up, moving camera).

This is the longest piece I have edited, clocking in at 1 hour 10mins and 40seconds.

The 10 second animation at the start took exactly 76 hours, 18mins and 30seconds to render.

Please click 720p.

Miles Donovan (Part I)


Miles Donovan (Part II)


The leaves that I added blown by wind at the very start were probably more of a pain to do than they were worth. The leaves kept on passing through the wall of my classroom and zooming past my shot inside. There was no reason for some of them to go through as others were stopped by it. I ended up having to layer many more walls outside of our view so that they wouldn’t pass through.



This is the overall scene I built from a distance.


I photographed most of the textures whilst walking around the block.


The classroom is roughly modelled to the real classroom we filmed in.


The screenshot above and below shows how I have tried to roughly match the end of the intro animation with the start frame of the film edit.


Who is Miles Donovan?

Taken from – http://cargocollective.com/milesdonovan

‘Hello, I’m Miles Donovan, i’m an illustrator and member of Peepshow Collective. My work has been used internationally for editorial and advertising clients including The New York Times, Creative Review, Guardian, Telegraph, Airtran and Qantas. You can find my illustrations in the books ‘Illusive’, ‘The Fundamentals of Illustration’, ‘Pen and Mouse’ and ‘Illustration Play’. With Peepshow I’ve worked on design, art direction and animation projects for BBC, Nike, Channel Four, Philips, Toyota, Redbee Media, Diesel, and The Victoria & Albert Museum. I’m represented by the good people at Art Department in New York and Serlin Associates in London and Paris.’

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Miles Donovan Talk (update)

I have all the clips from the other camera that we used now so I can get busy and start editing.


I have decided to animate some short clips here and there throughout the talk to make it even more engaging. I have started making a little intro. The idea here is that camera zooms through a classroom into a simple 3d respresentation of the first starting shot, which will then switch into real life footage. I need to add colour and detail but it is on its way!

It is a rough estimation of what the actual classroom we filmed in looks like.


It is the first time I have made anything that isn’t created from primitive shapes. I don’t think I went about it the right way, but I managed to get it how I wanted it to look!



More to come very soon!

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