Seven years and six months ago…

…I started working for 422 Manchester. It was quite a time of change for me; my wife was pregnant, our house back in London was sold one minute then not sold the next. We had already bought the house in Derbyshire and our finances were all over the place. Everything was in a state of flux.

422 was a wonderful rock that helped to stabilise us. And the last seven and a half years have been amazing. But time waits for no man, and I’m not getting any younger – despite the painting of me in my loft looking older by the day – and for one reason or another today is my last day at 422 Manchester.

It has been great. The years have flown by in what feels like a couple of weeks. I will always have fond memories of this place – I am sitting at my desk here as I write this – but I decided to change my path. A little for now, but perhaps a lot more in the not too distant future.

I am going to be working on a bit of a hush hush children’s project for the BBC over the next year. I’m not entirely sure what I can say, but I will be keeping this blog a little more regular.

I’ll still be writing for 3DWorld. They’re not getting rid of me that easily. 😉

Anyway, I’ve got a few things to finish up, so I had better be getting on.

Speak to you soon


street tests on Vimeo

An amzing test using particulate in After Effects. I would watch out for this guy.Testing out Particular 2, ON THE STREET!
Sound design by
Shot with a little Canon SD960.
Tracked with PFHoe Pro

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Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world – shot on 5dmk2 on Vimeo

Wow.  Just one word, “Wow” is all I have to describe the beauty of this piece of footage.

Jon Rawlinson, Canadian Producer, Cameraman and Editor, has filmed the second largest aquarium in the world and put a track to it called “Please Don’t Go” by Barcelona.  Its a single shot locked off camera that coupled with the music has the power to bring tears to the eyes.   I personally felt overwhelmed and a little insignificant in the world watching this.

He makes an important point about saving the oceans and its life on his vimeo page.  Check it out.   The man has a wonderful eye for visual beauty.

I recommend hitting the fullscreen button and playing it.