Rhythm & Hues Voodoo

March 22, 2014
Here is the demo reel for Rhythm and Hues's Voodoo Technology. Good to see that R&H are out there and very impressive work. 

Rhythm & Hues Oscar Winning Technology Voodoo by CGMeetup

Marvelous Designer

March 18, 2014
Introducing to Marvelous Designer. An off the shelf standalone software for cloth peeps out there. Marvelous Designer

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Camera Breakdown for Need for Speed

March 18, 2014
Its really interesting to see that most of the cameras used for the this newly released film Need for Speed are consumer affordable and all digital. Namely the Canon C500, goPro Hero 3 (?!) and etc.... Here is the camera breakdown for the trailer of the movie. 

And the link to the page. 
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February 14, 2014
Could this be the answer to FaceRobot? Faceshift, a markerless Motion Capture system using the xbox kinect camera, all relatively cheaply.

Faceshift from Hugo Arcier on Vimeo.

Heres the Demo

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Alt.vfx breakdown for Nissin commercial

January 27, 2014
This is the latest commercial for Nissin Japan, released earlier this year. Showing the breakdown for Alt.vfx of my rigging and creature(muscle) work for the polar bear. 
Nissin : Polar Bears VFX Breakdown by itsartmag
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Creature work for Walking With Dinosaurs

January 17, 2014
FXguide did a profile on \Walkng With Dinosaurs\. Here's the clip that shows some of the creature work involved in the movie. What I found most interesting was in face the procedural RSL shader that they used for the dinosaurs. 

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VFX Reel for 'Wolf of Wall Street'

January 16, 2014
Here is the VFX treatment for the latest movie by Martin Scorcese. 

The Wolf of Wall Street VFX Highlights from Brainstorm Digital on Vimeo.

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Nissin Cup Noodle

January 5, 2014
This is the Japanese ad spot for Nissin CUp Noodle. I spent 6 weeks working on the Creature and Muscle Rigs using Maya. Super fun time.
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ITS NOT WHAT YOU THINK! - Now This Is How You Use A Go Pro

August 8, 2013
Wow! Like I said, I have a soft spot for POV shots and goPros, check this video done by Ilya Naishuller, a director from Russia. And please excuse the main title shot of this video, the video has very little to do with objectifying women... quite the contrary. It's super fun to watch.

Biting Elbows - 'Bad Motherfucker' Official Music Video from Ilya Naishuller on Vimeo.

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LipService feature called "Muscle Memory"

May 31, 2013
I think thres a good future for this setup for a small effects house. Not sure if I like current muscle systems using collisions models for their simulation. LipService feature called "Muscle Memory" by Joe Alter

"hulk" test from joe alter on Vimeo.

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Character/Creature Technical Director

Currently working for Animal Logic as a Creature Technical Director My skillsets are geared towards Character Specialisation. Specifically in rigging, Creature and Character Effects, Look Development for Mental Ray and Renderman.