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Monday, April 16, 2012

BAFTA nomination for #Wonders

OK, I've had a cup of tea and a slice of cake so I'm slightly calmer now, I'll explain a bit more fully:
I work at BDH making CGI for television, which can involve making all sorts of things, from visualizing thought to animating bouncing sex toys.

Last year we were lucky enough to work on a miraculous programme called "Wonders of the Universe", hosted by Professor Brian Cox, and produced by the BBC.

For someone who grew up on Carl Sagan, Star Trek and Doctor Who it was a very special experience for me personally.

I was largely responsible for star surfaces, coronal loops and solar flares.

So now the work we did has been nominated for a Visual Effects award at the Television Craft BAFTAs, alongside Great Expectations, Inside the Human Body, and... DOCTOR fucking WHO.
So today couldn't really get more awesome.

(There is 15 minute edit of just the work we did here:

and a lovely playlist of clips from the actual series here:


in case you are unfamiliar with it's magic.)

Did I mention I just had cake?

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I have been working in the CGI industry for 11 years. Studied Animation at the West Surrey College of Arts and Design (now UCA) and have had work shown at the London Film Festival. I work for Bristol based BDH Design and Direction and have worked on programs such as the BBC’s forthcoming “The Rise of the Continents”,  “British Style Genius” (winner of an RTS), "Wonders of the Universe" and also “The Boy with the Incredible Brain”. 

In my spare time (!), I experiment with animation, and recently kept an Animated Journal.

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