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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.

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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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Miles Donovan Talk

I was very happy to have the¬†opportunity to film Miles Donovan give a presentation to the current students at my old college. Thanks to Neil and Matt for the assistance. Now it’s time to edit like crazy! Keep posted for the final video!

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