Monday, December 12, 2011


Here is a collection of shots I've worked on from the last couple of years.

Ghost Rider - Spirit of Vengeance (Matchmover)
The Killer Elite (Matchmover)
The Warriors Way (Environment Modeller)
Terminator Salvation (Modeller, Nclothe animator)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Modeller)

Hope You enjoy


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Autodesk MasterClass : Live Animation Binding

This is a masterclass made by a mate of mine Mark from Eurocom. I'm mainly posting this so I can find it later when I'm doing mocap again in 2012 but I thought you guys might find it interesting too.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


DeerWhite SwanGrizzly BearBeluga WhaleSquirrel Swimming Bald Eagle
Swimming Bald EagleBald EagleMaple LeavesBummble BeeAmazed ChildFish
DolphinSealWhaleSealButterflyBald Eagle
Squirrel JellyfishFishStarfishSea CucumberJellyfish
Favourites, a set on Flickr.
Here is a collection of my favourite shots I've taken over the last month....

All taken with a 5D Mark II


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off | Video on

Currently I am 2 days away from starting my 6 month Sabbatical. Yeahhh!
I'm using the time to focus on film and photography techniques, software training and story development for future projects. Check out this video and see if you agree with taking your own Sabbatical...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Website is Online

It's still very basic at the moment and needs some work but at least I have a base to work with at the moment.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My New Website is coming soon.....

You may have noticed that not much has happened with the blog lately, well probably not but I'm letting you know it has been for good reason. It's been a huge month for me. I have moved from the busy Melbourne and come back to the quiet Gold Coast in QLD. Career Suicide for a VFX artist some may say but I prefer to think of it as reflection time to focus on other things. Friends, family and healthy living mainly.

However in the mean time I am rebuilding a new website that will be up with in a week or so and once that is complete, I will doing a bunch of VFX tutorials and experiments and posting them online here.

So Look out for my new website shortly.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Beach

321 by Marc Purnell
321, a photo by Marc Purnell on Flickr.

This is one of my favourite pics of the beach I have taken. 

It's very peaceful.

Phillip Island, Vic Australia

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

shutterstock is not for me.....

I created a shutterstock account with the intention of uploading all of my previous and future photo's that "I" like, and thought it would be great to make some $ as well. As it turns out each photo has to go through a very extensive process of being evaluated. The list of requirements for each photo and classification is a mile long and can be rejected if it doesn't suit there needs as a product..

So I have decided to go with Flickr, so far I have uploaded only a few photo's and already the features seem to be exactly what I'm looking for. I'm interested in showing my photos and also discussing ideas and techniques with friends over making cash anyway.

Bye Shutterstock you suck.

For video i'm sticking with vimeo for now but i will see how Flickr's Video & Audio Compression is and comment later on.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I have decided to upload all of my old photo's that could possibly be of use to people. Feel free to have a peek. I'll put up more over the next few weeks.

My latest images for sale at

My most popular images for sale at

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mornington Peninsula - HDRI

Each photo is a combination of three images using the bracketing exposure function on the 5D Mark II and Photoshop. 

If you you look closely you can see the boat masts don't line up as they must have moved between shots.
It gives a slight ghosting effect.

The reason for taking three photo's is so when combined I get a full High Dynamic Range (HDR) and the colours are more vibrant and the sky isn't blown out and I haven't lost detail in the dark areas. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sentinel Chase Sequence

Being a massive X-men fan I thought of shooting a Sentinal Chase sequence just for fun. Also wanted to test the limits of 3d tracking to see what I could pull off 'Cloverfield' style.

This is still on the to do list but at least I've shot it and got the concepts out of the way. 

The arm transforms into a cannon that shoots solidified fat balls at bullet like speeds.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Blade tutorial

I was going through my old vimeo stuff and found this vid I made for Griffith animation students last year.

worth a look if into Motion Capture otherwise it will be a little boring.

Some pics from the garden