About

Duncan is an award winning motion director and designer from Sydney, Australia. He is currently splitting his time between NYC and Sydney and is available for international and local projects. He creates content for Film,TV and online and also specializes in creating infographic and 'explainer'​ motion graphics for organizations and businesses.

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30 05, 2014

May 30th, 2014|

Costa Sunglasses // Project Guyana from Giant Ant on Vimeo.

Costa, makers of the clearest & raddest fishing sunglasses on the planet, asked us to tell the amazing story of their work in Guyana. The sport fishing industry relies on conservation, and they’ve jumped in with both feet.

We took inspiration from the art, colours, and music of Guyana to create this mixed perspective tour of the jungle, and the wildlife that live there. Voiced by the hunky John Corbett.

Client: Costa Sunglasses
Agency: Giant Ant
Directed by: Giant Ant
Producer: Brant Cheetham
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin
Script: Jay Grandin
Art Direction: Lucas Brooking
Design: Lucas Brooking, Jay Grandin
Animation Direction: Jorge Canedo Estrada
Animation/Compositing: Jorge Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Matt James, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Jay Grandin
Music: Ryland Haggis
Sound FX: Cory Hawthorne
VO Direction: Leah Nelson
Voice Talent: John Corbett

30 05, 2014

May 30th, 2014|

Penny Dreadful Trailer: Just Like You from The Mill on Vimeo.

Mill+ collaborated with Showtime on “Just Like You,” the TV trailer for its new show “Penny Dreadful.” Based in Victorian London, the psychosexual horror series weaves together the classic horror origin stories from some of literature’s most terrifying characters including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula. Find out more about the creation of the trailer from the minds at Mill+: tmbg.co/k3zan

30 05, 2014

May 30th, 2014|

Wayne the Stegosaurus: A Motionpoems Animated Short from The Mill on Vimeo.

The Mill artists adapted the children’s poem “Wayne the Stegosaurus” by Kenn Nesbitt into a delightful animated film for the 5th Season of Motionpoems, a non profit bringing poets and filmmakers together to create short films. Find out more about creating the film from the artists: tmbg.co/0377f

Credits:
Co-Directors: Aran Quinn, Jeff Dates
3D Lead Aritsts: Rob Petrie, Jeff Dates
Producer: Jason Bartnett
EP: Danielle Amaral

27 05, 2014

May 27th, 2014|

One Hour of San Diego Surfing Time Collapsed: San Diego Study #4 from Cy Kuckenbaker on Vimeo.

This video was created from one hour of source footage shot from a bluff in San Diego the morning of Jan 21, 2014. I was interested in exploring the manipulation of water and to see how the movements and patterns from surfing interact. Watching surfing typically happens in one or two ways: in films/videos or in person standing on a pier, beach or bluff. In most surf films, the riders are so talented and the waves are so good it becomes an abstraction from the average viewer’s/surfer’s experience at an average break. On the other hand, watching in person can be very slow and depending on the swell there may be long stretches when nothing happens at all. This video is a playful attempt to split the difference and reveal just how much can actually happen in an hour in an otherwise nondescript surf spot with non professional riders. There are no CG elements, these are all real surfers and real waves with the time separating them removed. The video does not contain every wave that passed during the hour; I picked the best rides but otherwise tried to maintain chronology.

A sample of the source footage may be viewed here: vimeo.com/95695485

A look at the AE editing may be viewed here: vimeo.com/95881511

My blog post with additional info, text and images here: tinyurl.com/pqdymcv

The San Diego Studies is a series of short videos that collapse time to reveal otherwise unobservable rhythms and movement in San Diego. The project is supported my MOPA San Diego and the San Diego Foundation. For more information about this video please visit cysfilm.com and MOPA.org

San Diego Study #1: vimeo.com/54658957
San Diego Study #2: vimeo.com/58240175
San Diego Study #3: vimeo.com/82038912

Contact+Info: cysfilm@gmail.com
connect with me on Twitter: @cysfilm

Shot on a Canon C100 + Atomos Ninja in CLog, with a Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5 L lens at 24p. The post work was done in After Effects.

27 05, 2014

May 27th, 2014|

Oxfam Unwrapped. A short 2D/3D animation. from The Magnificent Itch on Vimeo.

The story of someone who’s hard to buy presents for involving a Goat, a Jetski and a mix of 2D and 3D animation.
Directed by Guy and Stefan at themagnificentitch.com.au/
Modelling and Rigging Jordan McInnes
Animation by David Parle and Matt Diks.
Music by Stephen Frost.stereocouture.com/en/
Character Design Peter Yong

14 05, 2014

May 14th, 2014|

Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours (feat. Irfane) – HD from Ed Banger Records on Vimeo.

Ed Banger Records is happy to announce the release of BREAKBOT feat Irfane “Baby I’m Yours” video!
It was (directed) handmade by IRINA DAKEVA @ WIZZ
It is composed of approx 2000 images watercolor painted one after another (we say Aquarelle in french, way more sexy).

In the meantime, we put out a new 10" including the original and an exclusive remix by Aeroplane.

BABY I’M YOURS EP AVAILABLE ON :
iTunes US : bit.ly/cf0jb2
iTunes UK : bit.ly/bq0ayn
iTunes FR : bit.ly/995oeN
iTunes DE : bit.ly/d2PPSk
iTunes JP : bit.ly/bPxZC9
Beatport : bit.ly/9rbc9G

AEROPLANE REMIX ON :
Beatport : bit.ly/by9TZZ

BREAKBOT ON :
Facebook : bit.ly/c2eSZZ
MySpace : mysp.ac/9Ew6pP

14 05, 2014

May 14th, 2014|

Amelie – animated typeface from Shabello on Vimeo.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON ANIMOGRAPHY.NET
animography.net/products/amelie

Music by Miss Emma
vimeo.com/musicstore/track/46105/comme-un-popcorn-dans-une-marmite-like-popcorn-in-a-pot-by-miss-emma

14 05, 2014

May 14th, 2014|

Jasper animated font sample from Shabello on Vimeo.

Here is a little sample I did based on the characters already animated for my font ‘Jasper’.

I split the composition into the R, G and B channels, offset them by one frame, added a motion blur, glow and venetian blinds to create this retro 80s look. 🙂

13 05, 2014

May 13th, 2014|

AICP 2013 from Flavor on Vimeo.

Flavor created the sponsor reel for the AICP midwest award show. Thank you to all of the sponsors!
flavor.tv

13 05, 2014

May 13th, 2014|

Google IO 2013 from Buck on Vimeo.

This year Buck was asked to create the opening animation for the 2013 Keynote Address at the Google I/O conference that highlighted the amount of Android devices that have been activated in the OS’s short but prolific lifespan. Almost a billion…not too shabby green robot.

Directed by BUCK
Executive Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Creative Director: Joshua Harvey
Producer: Emily Rickard
Production Coordinator: Emily Suvanvej
3D Lead: Yates Holley
Technical Director: Albert Omoss
Design: Joshua Harvey, Jenny Ko, Yuki Yamada, Dane Macbeth
Animation: Yates Holley, Albert Omoss, Oliver Dead, Dane Macbeth, Michael Ko, Robert Spaniolo, Mike Wilson
Compositors: Journey Moses, Dane Macbeth
Music and Sound Design: Antfood