Saturday, 29 May 2010

Constantine Credit Sequence

The final major project of our third and final year at university. This is a credit sequence for the movie Constantine, designed to be shown at the end of the movie rather than the start like most title sequences.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Constantine Title Sequence : Illustrations

As stated in an earlier post my latest and last project of university is a credit sequence for the DC/Vertigo Comic book adaptation Constantine. Here are a few untextured illustrations that I have been working on in order to create the look of religious documents and texts. These transitions from film to paper will create the impression of the movie being documented as an extra chapter in the bible.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

XFX Play Hard. - Production Breakdown

A full production breakdown of my past advertisement for the company XFX. Featuring all roto splines, mattes and effects that were generated in order to create the finished piece.

Open seperately in Vimeo for a closer look. (click the blue movie title) :-)

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Hi, my name is Rory and I'm a PC!

For the past few years I have been a big PC enthusiast. Ever since I realised I could upgrade components in order to boost performance, I was first inspired when I bought my first Blue LED fan for my old Tiny desktop computer.

Having recently spent allot of time (and money) building my latest PC from scratch I decided to take some nice shots of it. As you can see it's a bit of a step up from my first ever Tiny computer and I can quite happily say it performs as good as it looks.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Final Major - V.Early Test Stills

I am now at the start of my final project of my final year at university. For my final project I have decided to pick up an old idea of mine dating back to my first and only title sequence to date. I thought that creating a full graphic title sequence would be a nice homage to our Motion Graphics course. Also the style I have chosen will allow me to flex some very old muscles in hand drawing and fine art.

I have chosen to create a Credit Sequence for the graphic novel turn movie Constantine.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Spring 2010 Showreel

A temporary showreel until I complete my third and final year at university. This will be updated during the summer with my final major project and hopefully some of my personal work.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Cardiff - The Creative Capital

A Joint Project:
Rory Williams
Geraint Thomas

A short advertisement promoting the creative industries of Cardiff, Wales. Designed for Cardiff & Co the marketing agency of Cardiff, with the intention of being edgy but quirky and imaginative.
Shot using continous shooting on a Cannon EOS 1000D and tracked, edited and composited using After Effects, Maya and Boujou.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Ffresh 2010 Motion Graphics Award

Photograph taken during the awards ceremony after party. Me and Geraint posing with the award!
(Left : Geraint, Right : Me)

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Ffresh 2010 Motion Graphics Win!!

Having been surprised already by our nomination for the Ffresh awards we didn't think for a second about our chances of winning. Admittedly we were cautiously optimistic on the build up to the awards but after seeing some of the other nominations on the day we were already practicing our 'sad, but grateful for being here' faces, as the other nominations in the category were very impressive!

But despite all this and after a long night of anticipation our BBC iPlayer promo picked up the award! Needless to say we are incredibly grateful for the award and were caught completely by surprise (as you could probably tell by the speech). We would like to thank all who supported us and aided us throughout the production and award ceremony. Also would like to thank those at Rough Collie for selecting our work and giving us such a good write up!

Thank You!

Here's what it's all about...

Monday, 15 February 2010

Typography Exorcise - Movie Caption

This was a small exorcise on typography we did in our first year of university. We were each given a caption from a movie and had to promote the movie using type, using images only as light support. My caption was from the classic horror "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

Monday, 25 January 2010

BBC iPlayer in Ffresh Top 5!

Out of all the submissions across the country for the moving image catagory at the Ffresh 2010 awards, our BBC iPlayer advertisement has made it into the top 5 shortlist! Both Myself and Geraint are are incredibly happy with this achievement and look forward too hearing the results!

XFX - "Play Hard."

First project of my 3rd year at university.
A short advertisement for a computer component manufacturer called XFX. Promoting the fast and energetic gaming experience that can be provided with XFX hardware. Aimed at their existing audience i.e. Gamers, PC enthusiasts, Component Retailers etc.

BBC iPlayer HD Sport Advertisement

Collaberation with Geraint Thomas

This was created for a University project as an Open Brief for 2009. Created by using green screen keying along with rotorscoping.

The idea was to create a piece that showed some of the main sports that BBC broadcast, but to bind them with fluent transitions that flow throughout the whole feature, while keeping the strong contrast colours of the main BBC iPlayer logo.

"Nominated Top 5 for Ffresh 2010 Awards"

YCN Awards - O2 Advertisement

Collaberation with Geraint Thomas.

Based on the slogan "We're Better Connected." we decided to create a slick, stylish and colourful O2 advertisement, bringing their slogan to life.
Emphasizing the connection between two people via their mobile phones using colourful streams of light to represent the signal and invisible connections that are made between people via the O2 network.

DVD Interface Design

A full working DVD interface created for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits. A redesign of their existing DVD providing an edgier and more appropriate look for the DVD.
A short promo for our university created after learning to track using Boujou and Maya.

3D Motion Tracking

Our first attempt at 3D motion tracking in university using Boujou and Maya.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Nantgarw Horror Film Festival Promo

For my first project of the 2nd year at university I was set the task of creating 3 animated posters to advertise a horror film festival at a local cinema. The concept that I came up with was for the posters to be split up and displayed at different locations unveiling different bits of information.
Rather than going for your more typical choice of horror i.e. Slasher, Blood, Violence, I wanted to base my idea on eastern horror movies. A simple but unsettling change to the audience's environment.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Human Scanner

An open brief project for the end of the first year and an exercise for myself. The main focus of this project was the on screen graphics, tracking the movements to my hands and unravelling them using masks/layers.

Silent Hill - Title Sequence

One of the main projects for our first year at university was to create a title sequence for a movie of our choice. This was also my first big project using Adobe After Effects.

FX - Channel Ident

Our first use of Maya 3D software was to create a channel identity using the channel logo..

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Car Phase - Green Screen Exorcise

After our introduction to the Green Screen studio and a series of quick trials we were asked to complete a small project as part of our first year course.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


I have finaly decided/got round to creating a blog. It's a bit late for me to create one of these so expect a surge of posts containing all of my work very soon. I'll try and get this done as soon as possible so any new posts I add will fall into archive correctly.

Watch this space...