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D&AD Awards 2017


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SSE Neon House has picked up a couple of Graphite Pencils at the 2017 D&AD Awards for “Animation” and “Special Effects” https://www.dandad.org/profiles/jury/668223/film-advertising-crafts-2017/

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houdini, work

15th Annual VES Awards


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https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/post/15th-annual-ves-awards-nominees The Mill has received 7 VES nominations, one of which is for Sky Q in the category of “Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Commercial”. themill.com/portfolio/2736/sky-q- SSE: Neon House is also nominated for “Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode, Commercial or Real-Time Project” well done to our outstanding animators who continue to produce life-like

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Sky Q: Silver LIAs


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Sky Q picked up a couple of Silver Awards for VFX and Animation at the LIAs this week. Gold went to the fantastic work created by the guys and girls at The Mill, London for ‘SSE Pier’. http://www.themill.com/millchannel/945/the-mill-wins-10-lias-including-post-production-company-of-the-year-2016

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Sky Q: The Mill ‘Making Of’


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The Mill has, this week, released a blog post interviewing Dan and Francois (Creative Directors and 2D/3D Leads) on the ‘Sky Q’ job. With a nice ‘Making Of’ video to boot. The Mill’s blog post, with interviews, can be found here: http://www.themill.com/millchannel/663/crafting-cg-fluid-viewing-for-sky-q

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houdini, work

Sky Q: Making Of


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Sky have also uploaded a little Making Of for Sky Q to give a sense of what was involved in this project. The video shows some of the slow-mo macro fluids we recorded for reference. It was a delight watching those videos over and over and over again. Fluids at macro-level is some seriously cool

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houdini, work

Sky: Sky Q


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So, here it is. The first in a campaign for Sky for their new “Sky Q” service. This job was mammoth, I spent 6 months working on this bad-boy, my first foray into the crazy world of FLIP fluids in Houdini. Things of note: gas surface tension, viscosity and particle separation are very important and

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houdini, work

14th Annual VES Nominations


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Lipton “A Revolution in Tea” has been nominated for “Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project” https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/14th-annual-ves-awards-nominees Well done to Tom and Christos who lead and designed these beastly sims.

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T.O. by Lipton: Making Of


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The Mill have posted a fantastic “Making Of” showing the huge amount of work that went in to making “A Revolution in Tea” for Lipton, from the initial practical FX RnD, to the rotomation, sims and seamless compositing. Full descriptions and explanations can be found here: http://www.themill.com/millchannel/617/behind-the-scenes-of-lipton-‘the-revolution-in-tea’ Here’s the “Making Of” Behind the Scenes: Lipton

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softimage, work

Currys / PC World: We Start With You


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We’ve just finished up on this campaign for Currys / PC World. I worked as part of the pre-vis team, closely with the director, Chris Cairns, creating the choreography for the various motion-controlled, stop-motion and CGI appliances in order for the team on-set to understand the timings of the practical rigs and eventual composition. The

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SSE: Maya


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The latest job I’ve been working on has now aired.  “SSE – Maya” – ironically named as the bulk of which was made in Softimage! SSE have also uploaded a “Making Of” http://www.themill.com/work/sse-orangutan.aspx

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