I’m a dab-hand with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Audition, can handle a camera, know a thing or two about video formats and am also fluent in sound recording, sound effects and music (composition, recording and editing). Oh, and I can also do the odd voiceover too, if required - ask me about my Hugh Laurie impression. Actually, don't, The Wife says it doesn't sound anything like him.
In my spare time I like to ponder the nature of universe and to make biscuits. Well, when I say 'make biscuits', I really mean 'help The Wife to make biscuits' by doing the initial testing of the final baked versions (REALITY-CHECK: that's called 'eating biscuits') and doing the washing up of the befouled implements.
I am also a serial parenthesiser (no, really) and my penchant for parenthesis is second only to my desire to hyphenate - I just can't-help-it.
OK. I'm not sure what this project is actually called, but it was for the Buxton Museum in Derbyshire.
Supplied with a storyboard and a giant, layered Photoshop file, my role was to create the animation you see below. I also created the soundtrack - voices, effects, all of that stuff. My favourite bit is the little dog that bounces around the chap sitting underneath the tree.
Designed to be played on a big telly (some of the elements are quite small) so make sure you make it full-screen when you watch.
I suspect that it was destined to have a voice-over and be a part of a longer video with live action and talking-heads etc. but I haven't seen that bit.
Oh, that's my arm that drags the map into view at the start - now, where do I sign-up for Equity...