Farmageddon

I’ve been thinking a lot about an old project lately, one that almost took off in a big way. Farmageddon began life way back in 1991 as The Funny Farm, a daily newspaper strip in my hometown newspaper. It was created by my school friend Gordon Fraser and me as a way for us to …

Animating Gargantua

Remember when I animated Tony Blair piloting a microscopic submarine through the veins of ┬áthe Duchess of Cambridge? It was for The Windsors, a Channel 4 comedy that was broadcast earlier this year. Well, The Windsors is back for a Christmas Special, and this time I’ve animated this chap, Gargantua, the EU’s automatic defence system:Gargantua …

Animating Tony Blair

Sometimes a job comes along that is, quite frankly, ridiculous. That was my first thought when Director friend Adam Miller called me a few weeks ago. “We need some animation of Tony Blair,” Adam explained. “Right,” I replied cautiously. “In a tiny submarine.” “OK…” “Really tiny, as in microscopic.” Adam said. “He’s inside an artery …

CGI strain

Have you ever been in a cinema, watching the destruction of a city, and found yourself being bored? It’s an odd sensation. There’s so much to see in front of us, carnage on a scale we’ll hopefully never witness in real life, entire buildings lifted from the ground, ripped apart by superheroes, aliens, military helicopters, …