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Horrender!

orrender! is a short film that was produced for an internal competition of sorts at TellyJuice, to create a striking and creative Christmas message to clients. And what better way to celebrate Christmas (or indeed, anything), than with a black and white horror short? ROLE Writer, Director, Camera, Graphics, Sound Design AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT TellyJuice
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This Morning: Behind the Scenes

his Morning is one of British TV’s longest running daytime programmes, and in the run up to its 25th anniversary, ITV commissioned a short behind the scenes film to attract new advertisers by celebrating the programme’s success. So, spending the morning at This Morning’s studio on London’s Southbank, I filmed interviews with the programme’s cast and crew, as well as covering them in action as they broadcast to the nation. With that in the bag, I then edited a 3 minute film, intercutting that footage with highlights from the programme. ROLE Camera, Editor, Grade AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT ITV
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Viasat Superhero Movie Season

What are ZAP! and POW! in Russian? These were just some of the many considerations we had to make whilst producing these two 30 second promos for Viasat superhero movie season, which were designed to bookend ad breaks. Production itself on this project was just two weeks, so the preliminary testing phase was especially important in this case to ensure we could meet the deadline, and deliver on our vision. Perhaps the most important aspect of this was setting up an efficient workflow with our illustrator, who was working remotely, and with this in place, we could then scale our art requirements with full confidence in our project timeline. These promos were primarily built in After Effects, with a few assets created in Cinema 4D. The illustrations were scanned, and converted into vectors and coloured with Illustrator. I completed this project with support of two animators, who created additional assets that were integrated into my sequence build. The second of these promos won Bronze at the Promax UK 2013 Awards in the Best Foreign Promo category. ROLE Sequence Design, Animation ILLUSTRATION Flameboy Graphix AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT Viasat Watch Promos
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BBC Knowledge Explainer: Pregnancy

This explainer film was commissioned by the BBC as part of a pilot project for BBC Knowledge & Learning, and it aims to enlighten the viewer on the fascinating truth of how we all develop from just one single cell. Now perhaps no two things are more about their facts and details than science and the BBC, so the challenge here was to find ways to abstract and simplify some profoundly complex feats of human biology into something that can be easily digested in such a short time frame, whilst remaining scientifically accurate. This project also brought with it a fair number of technical challenges, not least how on earth to visualise a growing foetus without neither the time nor the money for either illustrations or 3D character animation. Thankfully, the Science Photo Library had just what we needed, a series of stock images of a 3D modelled foetus at various stages of development, and it's these images (along with a handful more of actual specimens) that largely dictated the backbone to the narrative of that part of the film, as we knew exactly what we'd be able to show. The flat images didn't quite cut it for our needs […]
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Marshal’s Law: Effects & Props

In addition to making the title sequence for Marshal's Law, I also designed and created an assortment of visual effects shots and props to help bring the fictional London borough of Nuttleworth to life. Some of them are showcased in this video.
ROLE Design, Graphics AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT Golden Tortoise
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Marshal’s Law: Titles

Marshal's Law, part sitcom, part reality show, was produced for Loaded TV in 2012/13 by Golden Tortoise. Its intriguing mix of formats (not to mention tight time and budgetary constraints) provided an interesting challenge for the design of this sequence. Parks and Recreation and How to Make It in America proved to be very useful references in establishing a style reference to aim for, which combined Parks' character vignettes and HTMIIA's photographic montages to create a very ramshackle tone - which fit the life of Lesland Marshal to a tee. Similarly, the music does a great job of establishing Lesland's aspirations. The whimsical harpsichord helps to evoke the BBC's Sherlock, who is at the opposite end of the crime-fighting scale to Lesland, a PCSO who dreams of one day being 'proper' police, while also embodying Lesland's slightly clumsy nature. Despite the concept being established relatively quickly, the sequence was actually deceptively complicated. About half of the sequence was composed with pre-existing footage of Lesland from earlier projects which, while useful for time considering the series had only just gone into production, also introduced a slight continuity problem as there were noticeable differences in the Lesland's PSCO costume. Some tracking, masking and colour correction soon saw to that though, and you'd never know the difference! Well, unless you looked at the glasses, which are also different. There was also quite a lot of subtle image manipulation utilised to re-expose some shots and clean up other visual details. For example, Dawn's shop now features some of Donny's records hanging in the background, Donny's moustache doesn't look quite so stuck on, Shetland Tony's mansion is more symmetrical (removing a bush that annoyingly unbalanced the shot), the Nuttleworth sign is a composite, and the programme's title (being a real stitched badge) required quite a lot of cleaning up as it looked fairly tatty close up.
ROLE Director, Editor, Design, Graphics, Camera AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT Golden Tortoise
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BGT / Virgin Media Case Study

This case study was created for ITV to celebrate the successful sponsorship partnership between Britain's Got Talent and Virgin Media. Filming animals is generally fraught with difficulties and frustrations, especially when they're not meticulously trained 'acting' specialists, but the biggest challenge filming this project was actually the weather. With a skeleton crew and lighting kit, creating that idyllic, glossy promo look on a thoroughly gloomy October morning can be really rather tricky. Fortunately, I already had quite a lot of experience with grading and compositing in After Effects, so I was well aware of what I'd be able to pull off when it came to post production. Speaking of which, there a lots of little visual touches in this film that were used to improve the look and feel of the living room, in addition to the very obvious digital trickery used to creating the talking dog (expertly animated by David Skinner) and motion graphic elements. For example, I utilised a lot of subtle glows and flares to help give the impression of more dynamic lighting, the TV and unit it stands on (set up in Cinema 4D by David Skinner) were composited in place of the existing elements which were a tad less glossy, and the sky in the opening shot is also a replacement as the blanket of grey in the original frame wasn't exactly flattering. I even ended up digitally removing the dog's ever-so-slightly-too-distracting willy!
ROLE Camera, Graphics AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT ITV

Watch Case Study

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Guardian Multimedia

This sales reel was created to promote the successful growth of The Guardian's multimedia content. Stylistically, this reel was treated as an extension of the Open Campaign video we had created earlier that year.
ROLE Animation AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT The Guardian
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Loose Women: Behind the Scenes

To help attract new advertisers to Loose Women, ITV commissioned a short behind the scenes film to celebrate the programme's success. My role on this project was to film an episode of the programme being made, in addition to interviews with its Executive Producer and audience members, and to provide a number of motion graphics for the reel.
ROLE Camera, Graphics AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT ITV
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Racing UK Flat Season

These endboard and caption styles were created to be used in Racing UK's broadcast promos throughout the Flat Season of 2012. They were created in After Effects by using an extensive combination of layers, effects and stock elements.
ROLE Design, Animation AGENCY TellyJuice CLIENT Racing UK
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