Chris was born a geek, and was lucky enough to own a Commodore 64 at a time when the number of students at his primary school who owned a computer could be counted on one hand. Upgrading to an Amiga with the onset of the desktop video revolution, Chris began experimenting with digital graphics and animation in his bedroom, and incorporating them into his high-school video productions.

After Effects Leftovers – Part 2

This 5-part series looks at a selection of features that were in After Effects before CS5 but have been often overlooked. A total of 40 tips, tricks, workflow suggestions…

After Effects Leftovers – Part 1

This 5-part series looks at a selection of features that were in After Effects before CS5 but have been often overlooked. A total of 40 tips, tricks, workflow suggestions…

The Centrica Carnivale part 3

In part 2 we looked at the creation and animation of the “racing waiters” scene… one award done but five more to go! In the final of…

The Centrica Carnivale part 2

  In Part 1 we looked at the initial client brief, the pitch animation, and ended up creating some flashing lights in After Effects. Testing One Two In Part 2…

Introducing the Centrica Carnivale

  3D or AE? How about 3D using AE! At the beginning of 2006 I created a conference opener for Centrica that looked like it had been made with a…