I'm an Australian animator from Melbourne living and working in Halifax, Canada.

Currently Animation Supervisor for Copernicus Studio Inc., I amuse myself by terrifying the locals with ukulele fuelled spontaneous sing-alongs and using snow as shaving equipment.

If you want to see more you can check out webbot15.com, and we've also got a nice bunch of links below that'll take you wherever you want to go.

Sep 22, 2010

A time almost forgotten

Here we are!
I take you back to a time long ago, when VHS tapes ruled the land, and 16:9 was a crazy-mans fantasy.
Not one, not four, but THREE poorly made animations created by myself and my siblings.
And by animations, I mean there's some animation in it... Anyway, you'll see.

I think that background's meant to make it look like a forrest... Also, we worked out we couldn't animate and talk at the same time, so we improvised.

This is my attempt at some serious animation. I think I tried copying the character design from chicken run. Tried...

Probably the most thought out and containing the most animation. Also, an intentional camera move! Crash zoom ahoy!

Hope you're all having a great day/night/inbetween,

Sep 19, 2010

Backwards Compatibility

I'm currently putting together a video for my Sister's 21'st, and this is the setup I've got going to get VHS footage onto my laptop. The video camera in the middle can't actually record onto mini DV tapes anymore, but can still work as a webcam and (fantastically!) can have RCA input and Firewire output simultaneously!
Workarounds are awesome! Anyways, stay tuned as my first ever stop motion is also now captured to digital format, and shall be hitting the interwebs very soon! ',:)
Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend,

Sep 15, 2010

In the Jungle

This was my entry for the Melbourne Animation Club's August theme of jungle.
I was working on this on the morning train to work and one of my fellow regulars was horrified at the ending I chose. I like that the hunter is British, and has a cup of tea ^^,

Sep 11, 2010

Viaggio nello Spazio

.....aaaaaand something old. Well, not that old... But not new anyways..
Entirely captured on holiday in Italy. Music captured from the streets of Venice. Edited back home though.

My July submission for The Melbourne Animation Club's monthly contest. Space theme.

Hope you're all having a great evening!

Shopping and Math!

Because you always come out with more than you intended (and ALWAYS forget the toilet paper...)

Sketch Dump

Exactly what it suggests. This is a dump of sketches. Because I dont have a working canner at the moment I've had to use my old digital camera for the digitization process.
coming next... Venn Diagrams! Hooray!

Sep 7, 2010

Coffee Beans

Guess who found the coffee beans at work today!

...never again...

*update: I have since had more coffee beans...

Sep 4, 2010

Comic #1

Yay, my first comic! Not everything I do is beard based, I just wrote this the morning after I filmed that beard video. Because it was suddenly very very VERY cold.
I haven't yet decided on a overall title though... But that'll come.

I'm quite pleased with the outcome though. On a clear day you can actually see Melbourne across the bay, though Mum informs me that it's not physically possible from the top of THAT particular hill because of the trees. -shrug-

Oh, and a big thanks to Ching Yee for selling me the AWESOME colored knitted hat at her garage sale! I've been wearing it everywhere.

Anyhoo, s'pose a good night's sleep is in order. Stay tuned as there's more new stuff (and plenty of previously un-posted old stuff) to come!
Hope you're all having an excellent night!

Sep 2, 2010

Never let a good beard go to waste.

So, I shaved my beard. I never intentionally grew one, I just got lazy and didn't shave for a couple of months.
Though it was kinda fun, and warm, I got a bit sick of it towards the end. Especially having to double check that food wasn't stuck in it.

At the same time, I couldn't just waste a perfectly good beard, now could I? So I made this... and now my face is cold... especially since it's winter.
I'm planning on making a comic about this. It'll be coming soon.

Sep 1, 2010

Rough turn

A short, quick scribble of Tracey (my girlfriend) on the train home from seeing West Side Story with mum in Melbourne.
West Side Story was awesome, by the way! Mum and I were singing 'I feel pretty' most of the way down Collins St on the way back to the Station.

So it begins...

Helo Hello!
Well, this is an introductory post to my *new Blog!
*(by new, I mean stale and has been sitting here doing nothing since I joined some years ago...)

With any luck, I should be posting all kinds of stuff! Posts preferably... Drawings 'n' scribbles and stuff.

Sometimes the scribbles'll move as if by some unholy magic! Just stay calm... They'll be animations. I conjure them. I'm like a wizard, but lame, and I don't have a cape.


So anyways! Thankyou for reading this, my first boggy-posty-thingy. Stuff'll be appearing soon.
Hope you're all having a great day!