The Midnight Club Studio is a new, dedicated design house. It is a specialist, pioneering group intent on producing simpler, yet more powerful visual tools for clients - across both the digital and physical landscape.
I was invited to help launch Studio by collaborating on a film project titled “6 seconds”. 10 designers, animators and filmmakers were asked to produce 6 seconds of pure creative expression, which eventually became one tenth of the final film. The theme of the film was “time”, but each creative was free to interpret this in any way they chose.
I designed and animated a sequence around the idea of progression along a timeline consisting of 150 frames. I experimented with typography and jump cut animation to create an energetic sequence.
Thanks to Sam Finn, Dan Merry and Ben Moutrie for the opportunity to collaborate on the film.
I worked with UEFA to create animated stings and transitions for each of the last 16 teams remaining in the 2016-17 competition. The sequence was played at the Last 16 draw in December 2016.
A vibrant, jump-cut style animation was required to compliment the pacey edit of the final sequence.
Fifteen to Watch
This was a self initiated project to experiment with typography in print design. Inspired by retro cigarette cards and minimalist poster design, I set out to create a series of fifteen stylish posters. I based the series on fifteen footballers that I thought would make an impact on the 2013-14 Champions League competition.
I worked with WING on this film to mark SAP's sponsorship of the McLaren Formula One racing team. Perfect Lap is part of a series of films that gives F1 fans a real insight into the new cars ahead of the start of the 2014 season, while showing how important data is to a technology company such as McLaren. Filming took place on location at the McLaren Technology Centre in the U.K. and in Bahrain.
I was required to highlight the essential role that SAP plays in McLaren's Formula One team, visualising the relentless data flow from the test track in Bahrain to the MTC in the U.K. This involved some complex tracking and particle work in After Effects.
Director/Producer: Tom Carroll
Editor: Richard Biggs
Channel 4 F1 Titles Pitch
I was invited to pitch an idea for the design and animation of Channel 4's Formula 1 Title Sequence for the 2016 season.
I proposed a sequence that combined the innovation, style, excitement and dynamism of Formula 1 with the bold, engaging, contemporary and distinctive nature of it's new home on Channel 4.
The sequence integrated stylised HD footage with bold, sophisticated graphics reflecting the colours of the current F1 teams. The eye-catching graphic style combines a hi-tech, strategic look with a distinctive, youthful and contemporary approach through the use of grids, clean geometric shapes and race data. The assets would be integrated with each shot and represent all 11 Formula 1 teams.
Sky Store Pre-Order: Spectre & Star Wars
I worked alongside the talented chaps at GotGotNeed to create concepts and design development for this Sky Store Pre-Order Campaign. The objective was to capitalise on the excitement and anticipation of the upcoming blockbuster films 'Spectre' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', whilst driving awareness of the Sky Store brand.
Titled 'Own the Action', the chosen concept focussed on the ease with which the viewer can bring the action into their own living room, and across multiple devices. GotGotNeed Directors Adam and Will then worked closely with the outstanding 3D and FX team at The Mill to bring the idea to life, ultimately creating two spectacular sequences.
Huge thanks to GotGotNeed for getting me involved in this project. Have a look at their impressive portfolio: www.gotgotneed.com