VFX Generalist, Film Maker, Artist and Musician.
I currently work as Head of Video and Content Creator with The Inside Story, a Tunbridge Wells based PR company working primarily within the Pro Audio industry. This runs from general social media campaign imagery through to full scale product launches. Clients have included BOSCH, TW AUDiO, JoeCo and Astro Spatial Audio among others.
I have produced artwork on a Freelance basis for companies such as Hachette Press and Salt Publishing. My illustrations have been used on book and album covers, shirt designs and promotional materials. Among other accomplishments I have produced a 5 minute, 360 degree music video in Cinema 4D and Kinect. To my knowledge it is the first fully CG, 360 degree performance video to be created. I have also made an audio and video live remix installation, which is fully gesture reactive using technology such as Leap Motion. I have self filmed, edited and composited a series of music and lyric videos using a mixture of VFX, live action, animation and practical effects.
Needless to say, I enjoy thinking outside the box.
I have a deep and varied background that I draw on, from playing onstage to 20,000 people in France, through to creating an animation for Ladybird Books for the inclusion in the 2015 London Design Week exhibition. This, alongside my recent degree, has instilled in me creative thinking and problem solving, with a view to push myself to create whenever possible.
I have 20 years experience as a musician and have been working in the music industry since 2000. I have worked as a professional audio producer and engineer at various studios around London, including Bonafide and the George Martin owned AIR studios. I have been involved in recording and engineering numerous albums, EPs and individual songs for various independent record companies, signed and unsigned bands, through to engineering on the soundtrack of Richard Attenborough's film, Closing the Ring.
From 2000 to 2008 I managed and was the driving force behind Industrial Metal band Interlock, dealing with labels, tour agents, finances, merchandise and organising international tours. In 2005 I was instrumental in securing a worldwide Licensing deal with Anticulture records and released the critically acclaimed album "crisis//reinvention" in May of that year complete with a 12 page booklet featuring song writing, production, artwork and a massive multimedia section all created and designed by myself. Songs from that album went on to be playlisted on BBC Radio 1, MTV2, MVC Europe and Skuzz as well as numerous Internet music video and radio sites. In 2007 I booked and tour managed a tour of the UK and USA. The 8-week tour culminated in a show at France's premier metal festival, Hellfest, supporting bands such as Korn, Slayer and Type O-Negative.
Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects (Trapcode, Plexus, Newton, Mettle Skybox, Shapeshifter and Freeform Pro), Premiere Pro, InDesign, Cinema 4D (GSG Transform, Signal, Citykit, Vray, Octane), Vue, Boujou, RGBDToolkit and Depthkit, Daz Studio, Corel Painter.
Sonar X2, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Reason, Wavelab among numerous others.
3D Animation, After Effects, Artist Management, Audio, Camera Operator, Character Design, Cinematography, Composing, Compositing, Creative Direction, Customer Services, Digital Art, Directing, Editing, Event Organising, Film, Filming, Grading, Graphic Design, Illustration, Lighting, Motion Graphics, Music, Painting, Performing Arts, Photo Editing, Photography, Photoshop, Post-production, Problem Solving, Producing, Retouching, Sound Design, Sound Engineering, Special Effects, Storyboarding, Visual Effects, Visualising