Maturation and Prelude Grandiose – Trailer

For a while now I have been working with artist Unus Safardiar creating CGI visualisations for giant kinetic sculptures … and, working with fellow Blender user Peter Applerock, we created what turned out to be an incredibly complex artwork to be undertaken by such a small team :

A video artwork to be displayed on a 20m x 4m screen seamlessly looping with no cuts, multiple moving parts, close integration of CGI elements with human actors, morphs between actors, and complex mechanical rigs.

While the neck and head morph was done in After Effects, the greenscreening and compositing of the helm was done in Blender, which allowed for 3D elements to appear both infront and
behind the actors, and the light of the flames to reflect on the actor’s head.

We are planning to show the final video alongside some of Unus’s giant kinetic sculptures on number of galleries in Russia, England and Germany (and perhaps more) in 2019 including
The Federation Tower, Moscow (the tallest building in Europe) and The Saatchi Gallery, London.

Scrapyard Beach Robot Uprising

Scrapyard Beach Robot Uprising

Design and animation by Mike Futcher yogyog.org

Live-action video by Dan Hart

Robot built using components from Custom KL2 Diesel tractor by Betasector https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/50414

Elemental Ink

Dragon animation for the short film Elemental Ink by Frank Bruno.

Hardcore Jack Frost

A hardcore version of the nature spirit Jack Frost, plus a breakdown of the processes that made it.

Steam Engine

Steam, cogs, atmosphere.

Even The Kitchen Sink

Do you wish you could take EVERYTHING on holiday?