Did someone say new showreel? Every year it’s always nice to take some time out and put together a new showreel.
It’s great to reflect on successes and any projects that were challenging. You’re afforded the opportunity to really sit back and objectively look at each project. Sometimes, when deadlines are looming and you have the client waiting for the project, it’s tough to look at a project fairly and not be hard on yourself.
Already I’ve looked at this reel and know some areas I really want to focus on for the next year. Character animation, developing my 3D now I have Octane and also trying to move away from the generic flat 2D style we see every single second of every day. It’s not that I’m against the style, it’s just that sometimes it seems to be the default approach I turn to when working on a challenging brief.
Talking of new styles, I’m about to finally begin production on a personal project. Although it’s very early days, it’s incredibly fun, liberating and exciting to begin a project for me. I’m currently on the seventh draft of the script but plan to create some style frames over the next few weeks to really finalise the style. One element I’m certain of is it will be a highly stylised blend of 2D and 3D and I’m even looking at frame by frame animation for the characters. Anyway, once it’s done it will be great to add that to my next showreel.
Where was I? Oh yes, I was talking about my current reel. Whilst it does have some older projects in there still, I’ve added a load of new content to my reel. As always, it’s got a huge variety of styles and techniques and shows off my varied skill set. As usual it has a mix of 2D and 3D motion graphics work in there. You can view it by clicking here