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Dragons: Defenders of Berk
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Dragons: Defenders of Berk

Holy ham sandwich Batman!  I've just realised it's been three years, THREE YEARS, since I last updated my blog. To be honest, I'm only updating it to avoid embarrassment of being called out about it again. Most people follow me on facebook, so if you're not already, that's where I am! But for those of you too lazy to go there, here's a little update.... I was lucky enough to collaborate...

iPad CSS Parallax and 3d image viewing that just works
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iPad CSS Parallax and 3d image viewing that just works

So far I've barely blogged about anything webby which is weird when you consider I run a rather lovely digital studio called Aerian Studios... stupid of me I know! Anyway, I just had to highlight the amazing work the team have done recently... I won't cover every project here, because that would be stupid and we've already got a massive portfolio online at Aerian Studios so go and have a...

Alan Turing's Centenary Codebreaking Challenge Game from Aerian Studios... and me!
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Alan Turing's Centenary Codebreaking Challenge Game from Aerian Studios... and me!

Well, it's Alan Turing's centenary - and what better way to celebrate the genius of one of the greatest minds to ever come from our sunny shores than with some mind boggling challenges set by GCHQ and wrapped up in a lovely interactive HTML5 game by us!! Commissioned by the lovely folks at The Science Museum, and supported by those web guru's over at Google - we loved working our way through the...

Offbeat poster design - By Lizzie Nicholls... and me...
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Offbeat poster design - By Lizzie Nicholls... and me...

Just a quick one to share (with those who care) some photoshop colouring and editing work I did on Lizzie Nicholl's original art for Offbeat. We're still working up concept art at the moment, so expect some changes in Pick's design (the main character) but in the meantime, just enjoy the lovely land of Electric Nightmares - heavily inspired by the music video of Billie Jean - as I'm sure you can...

Offbeat - A musical animated feature film
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Offbeat - A musical animated feature film

Conceived by Richard Bazley, Phil Chalk, Daniel Noy and Paul Goodenough, Offbeat follows the trail of PICK, a young rebellious Note as he seeks to bring harmony back to a world driven by the beat of it's ruler, the Conductor. So yes, I've been attached to and working on this fantastic project for a while now (as well as many of the films on the slate here at GBK Hybrid). It's been a particularly...

BBC Homepage and Aerian Studios - is this a record?
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BBC Homepage and Aerian Studios - is this a record?

What a lovely way to start the new week... BBC feature two Aerian Studios projects in their top three features! I think it may be a record... well done all the guys at Aerian Studios - you make me proud to work with...

Chimeran Maquette from Ryan Firchau
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Chimeran Maquette from Ryan Firchau

He's done it again - Ryan's newest model has just this minute arrived at my front door, making me a very happy man.  Modelled on the military grade chimeran characters from the feature film, The Chimeran, the beast combines elements of tiger and polar bear, to great effect.  It's truly a beautiful piece of work. See more Military Chimeran concept...

BBC's Best Web Tools - and we're in there!
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BBC's Best Web Tools - and we're in there!

A rather lovely email landed in my inbox this morning, one telling me that an article listing the BBC's best web tools included not just one of our web development projects, but two!  So congrats all involved, it's great to see Domesday Reloaded and Things To Do getting the credit they deserve. Visit BBC's Domesday Reloaded website Visit BBC's Things To Do website Visit Aerian Studios...

Ryan Firchau's Oxon Horse beast of burden Chimeran concept art
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Ryan Firchau's Oxon Horse beast of burden Chimeran concept art

As always, I was blown away yesterday when these images came flooding into my inbox. Ryan's done it again.  A key part of The Chimeran is the way in which humans interact with them. These aren't sci-fi hybrids, they're bred for purpose. Bred to be perfect for the job in hand.  The beast of burden is a concept that forms a key part of the Camp in The Chimeran film. Strong and...

The Chimeran: Lydia's concept art by Ryan Firchau
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The Chimeran: Lydia's concept art by Ryan Firchau

A bit more from The Chimeran (www.thechimeran.com). One of the key characters from The Chimeran is Lydia, who is both representative of the role of animals in our society, and that of Lydia, a black american slave who was shot while trying to escape her captors (Lydia's case against the Supreme Court). Without too many spoilers, Lydia's story (our Lydia) does have some likenesses to that of the...

Albert - TV production carbon calculator from BAFTA
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Albert - TV production carbon calculator from BAFTA

Born at the BBC, BAFTA albert is a wonderful carbon calculator tool designed (at least initially) for the TV production industry to highlight issues and potential solutions for reducing the carbon footprint of individual shows, and organisations in general, measured over the course of an hour. We worked closely with the major stakesholders, BAFTA, The BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Talkback THAMES,...

Aerian Studios: What's going on?
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Aerian Studios: What's going on?

At Aerian Studios (www.aerian.com), there's been all sorts of changes in the last few years. As most people know, we're one of the fastest growing media agencies in the UK.  The biggest problem I've had with the company is finding a way to present the company best going forward. Our old branding really wasn't cutting the mustard, and that's my fault - I was just too busy! So in January, I...

Aerian Studios: Duck or Grouse
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Aerian Studios: Duck or Grouse

Ben Poole, the lovely (but smokey) Ben Poole told me when smashed up on caffeine and nicotine, that my original Aerian Studios branding looked like a duck.  Suffice to say, me being me, I ridiculed him in front of everyone and called him an idiot (and more).  So Ben went away and spent literally (not at all literally) hours in the graphical beast known as microsoft paint creating the...

Robot Wars: Concept Art - The Toecutter by Simon Lissaman
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Robot Wars: Concept Art - The Toecutter by Simon Lissaman

For those who don't know, I work on a LOT of projects at the same time. Currently, I'm working on three feature films, including the wonderful www.thechimeran.com and Switching Sides, ANNNNNDDDD Robot Wars (yes, THAT Robot Wars).  It's still very early days in pre-production because The Chimeran and Switching Sides have a natural momentum to them, but in the background, the Robot Wars...

The Chimeran: Military Beast concept art by Ryan Firchau
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The Chimeran: Military Beast concept art by Ryan Firchau

Ryan and I have been working hard on the designs for the military Chimeran characters for the feature film - The Chimeran (www.thechimeran.com). The difficulty that I laid at his door was believability - I don't want big hairy monsters. It needed to be, and continues to need to be, believable.  Without ruining the storyline, the military chimeran creation, although only enjoying a very...

Euro Games 2012 - a big ol Bronze for Trowbridge
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Euro Games 2012 - a big ol Bronze for Trowbridge

They can break your body... but they can never break your spirit.  Although that's not strictly true - I feel beaten and destroyed from the eyebrows down - but happy. After a whirling, broken start, we won bronze. For those of you who don't know me so well, I play for Trowbridge Tigers, a mainly straight, but gay friendly team looking to help the Football Versus Homophobia campaigns...

Ryan Firchau's latest concept art for The Chimeran
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Ryan Firchau's latest concept art for The Chimeran

I can't speak highly enough of Ryan Firchau, and shouldn't have to. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding.  Richard and I are incredibly busy right now putting together the pitch package for The Chimeran, ready to present it the studios in September. It's a lot of work, and we're looking to make it harder for ourselves by....well I can't tell you.. it's a secret.  But here's a...

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Dragons: Defenders of Berk
Little ol me, interviewed in Creative Boom
iPad CSS Parallax and 3d image viewing that just works
Offbeat City Design Drawings
Alan Turing's Centenary Codebreaking Challenge Game from Aerian Studios... and me!
Offbeat poster design - By Lizzie Nicholls... and me...
Some more lovely concept art by Jeremy Polgar
Offbeat - A musical animated feature film
BBC Homepage and Aerian Studios - is this a record?
Chimeran Maquette from Ryan Firchau
BBC's Best Web Tools - and we're in there!
Ryan Firchau's Oxon Horse beast of burden Chimeran concept art
The Daily Mail reveals secret Chimeran experiments
The Chimeran: Lydia's concept art by Ryan Firchau
Robot Wars: Concept Art - The Toecutter final designs by Simon Lissaman
Albert - TV production carbon calculator from BAFTA
The Chimeran Poster
Aerian Studios: What's going on?
Aerian Studios: Duck or Grouse
Robot Wars: Concept Art - The Toecutter by Simon Lissaman
Robot Wars: Concept Art - Crab Mech by Tharmine
The Chimeran: Military Beast concept art by Ryan Firchau
Euro Games 2012 - a big ol Bronze for Trowbridge
Ryan Firchau's latest concept art for The Chimeran
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