Hello. I'm called Andy.

I'm a freelance motion designer, editor and compositor based in London, available for commissions both remotely and on location.


News

Game Changer

10 March, 2015

I was interviewed by Meleah Maynard about my work on the Sacramento Kings Halloween court projections project which has been featured on CGSociety! Check out the article. See the project here.

We’re moving to The Grid

15 December, 2014

Today I became founding member 13509 of thegrid.io It’s a new platform for building AI driven websites launching Spring 2015. Founding members will be given early access and I’m hoping to beta test too. I’d considered Squarespace, but for $96 per year thegrid.io gives you an awful lot for you money. + 1 year pre-paid …

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Lynda.com Courses and Free 7 Day Pass

18 October, 2014

EDIT: Lynda Free Passes now extended to 10 days (was 7)! I thought I’d update my site with some news about my training available over at Lynda.com. I’ve created three courses which focus on motion tracking using The Foundry’s CameraTracker. We then create our own show open / title sequence using CINEMA 4D and I …

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Quince Imaging

22 September, 2014

Quince Imaging offers the latest in image projection, widescreen & 3D technology plus the most impressive video graphic content available in event production today. We’ve partnered with Quince to produce the 3D court projections for the Sacramento Kings Halloween Pre Game Show. Quince Imaging

Burn – Ride Again

10 January, 2014

Ride Again is an interactive snowboard film. I created graphics for the trailer for Bigballs Films. Watch the trailer below.

Lynda.com

18 October, 2013

I have been approved to become an author on Lynda.com and will begin recording courses next year. I’m really excited to be producing training and will be covering After Effects, Cinema 4D, Nuke as well as a range of plugins and processes involved in the creation of motion graphics and visual effects based projects.

Element 3D

11 July, 2012

Yesterday, Video Copilot released the eagerly awaited Element plugin for After Effects. I decided to take the plunge and buy the full bundle of models and shaders and so far it is very impressive. One of the things I really like is the ability to reduce the level of smoothing on the models; like deleting …

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Creative Process

3 July, 2012

I wanted to record a very quick tutorial this morning to show how the Proportional Grid in After Effects can be changed to a 3 x 3 configuration to aid the process of designing within the Rule of Thirds. The problem was I had nothing setup to show this, so I thought I’d create a …

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Particle Planet Experiments

2 July, 2012

I’ve been experimenting inside of After Effects and C4D to create particle based planets – specifically Earth. Below are some style frames from my current personal project.

I AM PLAYR wins Cannes Gold Lion

27 June, 2012

I AM PLAYR mixes up first person perspective gameplay, interactive video and storytelling through different media to create a unique game experience and I have been involved in creating motion graphics and VFX for the story lines and various promotional campaigns from the outset. I’m very pleased that the efforts by the team at WE …

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Imcalledandy Facebook page

21 November, 2011

Well, I decided to be pro-active and create a Facebook page as another way of showing new work and experiments as well as my tutorials. You can ‘like’ the site by clicking the button in the footer of each page or click below!

November 2011 Website Updates

21 November, 2011

I’ve made a few changes to the site such as the new header which has my social links inline with the rest of the navigation and a new font using the Google WebFonts API. I’ve also created a Facebook page as another place to share my tutorials and motion experiments. It’s early stages in the …

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Goodbye, Steve

6 October, 2011

Today Steve Jobs has passed away and I’m personally very sad because his innovations and exciting presentations had a big impact on me. I have been using Apple products since I used my student loan to buy the 40GB 3rd Gen iPod (which I still use today) and I rely on them in my daily …

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New Project with The Mill for British GQ

14 June, 2011

I had the pleasure of working at The Mill in London on the cover animations for a special one-off edition of British GQ for iPad. I was responsible for creating the subtle movements to cover girl, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s hair, eyes, mouth, legs and dress – yeah, it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do …

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My Tutorials on Vimeo

1 June, 2011

I’ve started to record short video tutorials and post them on Vimeo. So far it’s just quick tips for Cinema 4D but I will expand this to tutorials for Cinema 4D, After Effects and whatever I’ve discovered and want to share! Check out the tutorials here: vimeo.com/channels/imcalledandytuts I’m going to be adding tutorials: a) When …

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Stop Press! I’m featured in Issue 149 of Computer Arts Projects

21 April, 2011

I’ve read Computer Arts Projects for many years and it was a nice surprise when Anne Wollenberg called me and asked if I’d mind being interviewed for an article in the magazine. “Of course” I replied! I’m one of three interviewed and we discuss how we build our own websites and what social media we …

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NAB Show 2011

18 April, 2011

I attended this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas as a way to meet – I guess – the people I’ve known online for many years. NAB is a very social occasion; you’re meeting new people all the time; seeing presentations and networking by day but continuing that into the parties at night. It was …

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Hello! You’re new aren’t you?

7 April, 2011

Welcome to the new website – it’s amazing how long it has taken to get to this point; a live functioning website – but here it is! The layout is clean and bold with the focus on more content in less space. The home page is the hub of the site and has the latest …

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