'Concerning Dragons' Stills
'Concerning Dragons' Stills

These are the shots I animated.

'Concerning Dragons' Design & Model
'Concerning Dragons' Design & Model

This is the original ink design I did for the Tree-Hand before modelling it in 3D.

'Concerning Dragons' Tree-Hand Rigs
'Concerning Dragons' Tree-Hand Rigs

The rig I created for the Tree-Hand character.

'Concerning Dragons' Concept Design
'Concerning Dragons' Concept Design

Character design I created for the the paper dragon.

'Concerning Dragons' Concept Design
'Concerning Dragons' Concept Design

Character designs I created for the paper Eagle.

'Concerning Dragons' Origami Model
'Concerning Dragons' Origami Model

To help with research and design process of the film, I made an origami paper dragon for the team to use as reference when designing, modelling, texturing and lighting the dragon.

'Concerning Dragons' Sketchbook
'Concerning Dragons' Sketchbook

Drawings from my sketchbook of hand poses for reference when animating the Tree-Hand character.

'Concerning Dragons' Sketchbook
'Concerning Dragons' Sketchbook

Drawings from my sketchbook of eagle poses for reference when animating the Eagle character.

Concerning Dragons

This was an industry-set project with a brief given by Axis Animation to create a 30 second animation, which explained the back-story of a character from The Hobbit movie. I was the Project Manager for a team of 11 people over the 12 weeks (Jan 2014 – April 2014), as well as concentrating on the pipeline of a 3D character: the Tree-Hand. 

 

My roles included:

  • production management

  • research

  • design

  • previs

  • modeller

  • rigging

  • animation

  • presentation of the final film and production process to the client

 

Software used: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop.

 

I contributed the project's blog, these posts can be viewed HERE.