Sunday, 23 September 2012


PRL Studios is proud to present a short film about the primary infection stage of HIV.

I've used the original chat track for now. I am in talks with voice over artists about recording a new version. Hopefully we will get a date in the diary and some studio time this week.

Friday, 14 September 2012

New Infected by HIV Update

For the last week I have been tackling the scenes that describe the HIV cell infecting the host cells. I've fiddled around with the old chat track, mainly on the guys voice, however, I will be re-recording soon. To give you an idea of how much is left to do, this update shows the film in it's entirety minus a few scenes. (Plus the soundtrack mixes in with the 2nd Unit Directors mic. Ignore that.)

I'm going away this weekend again so there won't be an update for a while but I will be dropping in on my blog so please leave some feedback.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Summer Summary

It's been a hectic summer which has culminated in a fantastic couple of days which I will summarise below.

First of all my blog was featured on "The Post with the Most" for the first time since year one. It's a summary of activity from past, present and future students and is great advert for our course. Have a look, it's a fantastic read with some incredible work and I'm extremely proud to be on there again.

Secondly, in attempt to increase my profile, my brand spanking new website launched this morning! It's an on-line studio showcasing some of the work I produced in the first two years at the UCA. I tried to keep it simple but professional with a lot of time and thought put into branding. View it at . I would appreciate any feedback. I've looked at it on my iPhone and it seems to be smart phone friendly.

Thricely, I have set-up a Vimeo page in conjunction with to advertise myself and increase the amount of people viewing my work. I am setting up quite a maze on the web, hopefully an enjoyable one. I now have a youtube channel, Vimeo channel, a website, a facebook page, a linkedin page and this blog which all inter-connect.

Regular visitors to my blog and/or youtube channel will recognize the select vids on my Vimeo page. But, keep an eye out for tiny changes that are inkeeping with my brand initiative. Plus Teaser Trailers for my Minor Project and the top secret "Project Goose".

That's all for now. I'm having break this weekend to recharge the batteries. Upon my return I will be resuming with "Infected by HIV" and completing my dissertation.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Infected By HIV - Update 6

This is a test composition describing the cameras journey into the vein. Not sure if this is common knowledge but I found a nice free plug-in for after effects called "Knoll UnMult" which enables you to create an alpha mask for an image or movie with a matte black background. It hasn't given me the desired results but it will definitely come in handy in the future. Another night of rendering awaits before I can complete this sequence.

Monday, 3 September 2012

B.A. Work Experience

This is a little overdue this video is a summary of the animations I did for work experience. We had to create bespoke animations for two projects with different themes. The company specializes in projection mapping for VIP parties, music events with visuals and digital decor. takes its first steps

Whilst the next scenes on "Infected By HIV" are rendering, I've spruced up my blog and looked into building my own website. I was advised by my brother to check out and within ten minutes I was constructing my first website.

It took me about 8 hours to set everything up once I got used to the interface and I'm pleased with the results. It set me back about £50 to register the domain names "" and "" which I will have for 2 years once it has been processed. It's in a beta stage at the moment but here are some screen shots of the layout.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Brand Experiment

I've been thinking about a brand logo to sign off my animations and for pre-production art. I wanted to keep it simple but professional with minimal colours. This is what I have so far:

Here is an animated version: