I have been quiet for a long time on this site. This is partly as I have been working on a few projects, but mainly as I’ve been setting up a company, The 2D Workshop. I’m extremely excited to announce that it is now up and running, so come and have a look round the website;
I have just seen that the Li-Ning advert I worked on at Axis Animation has gone live. All my work features in the first 10 seconds of the video. I worked on the motion trails/energy tendrils surrounding the characters and the ball that were later matched by the cg guys in the final film, and also worked on the transition of the characters and background at the end of the intro sequence. Before creating the particle system for the energy trails and animating them I designed a variety of style concepts for the director and client to choose from. The final concept was then used throughout the film.
Axis created five branded short films for China’s largest sports brand Li Ning. Over 13 minutes of animation directed by Wiek Luijken and Dana Dorian. Produced by Debbie Ross and Amy Dowling.
Client: Li Ning Agency: Zambezi Creative Director: Brian Ford Exexc Producer: Alex Cohn Producer Josh Hersko
Animation Production: Axis Art Director: Gareth Hector Lead Artist: John Barclay Lead Animator: Bruce Sutherland
Hey everyone. Here’s a promo video I did recently for u18.me.uk, a soon to be launched website for under 18’s. I did all the illustration in photoshop and the clip was animated in After Effects with a bunch of additional plugins.
I have a few more projects that I did recently that will hopefully appear on the website soon and I’m still working on a new section to my illustration page, but in the meantime there is still plenty to see so feel free to browse!
I’ve just finished a new illustration of this weird little creature.
This was just for fun as I haven’t had much time to do these sort of illustrations lately. The idea is that he’s from a species that lives by a river. There is a full res image in the high-res illustrations page.
It’s been a long time since I posted here, but I’ve finally got some time on my hands and I’m going to be doing a few updates across the site, with a whole new section appearing soon.
The reason I haven’t posted is that I’ve been working on a few really cool projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow and have hardly been at my own computer in the past few months.
The biggest news I have at the moment is that I was featured in the FXpose section of the March 2012 edition of ImagineFX magazine. I haven’t done much professional illustration in my career, so it was a massive surprise to find my work in such a prestigious magazine. You can see the full page here - ImagineFX feature.
Another project I recently worked on has appeared on the internet. This awesome trailer by Axis Animation has already hit over a million views. On this project I worked on the Pre-vis stage, which is something I hadn’t done before. The process was really cool and it was great to be involved in such a nice looking film. The full trailer can be seen below.
That’s all for now but I shall post any new updates to the website here, so keep watching, and remember to click the links in the top right of my website to follow me on various other sites!
Last night was the first night any of my work has been televised. I did the title sequence for Norman Stones “KJB - The Book that Changed the World” last year and last night it was shown on BBC 2 at 9pm. I’d like to thank Norman and everyone at 1A productions for getting me involved and giving me that sort of exposure.
As an exciting side note, I also appear in the show during a modern day Guy Fawkes night celebration for around 3 seconds in total, so if this animation stuff doesn’t work out at least I still have my blossoming acting career!
I was hoping to have had a few videos up since my last post, but as all the projects I’ve worked on in the past wee while have been for product/company launches I’m still waiting for disclosure as the final films have not yet been screened.
I didn’t want to go a full month without posting anything, so I thought I would just write a short update.
After finishing two high profile projects a short time ago, I have taken a bit of time to start properly developing a short film of my own. I wont divulge any details at the moment, but when I have enough development work to show I will launch a blog specifically for the film.
I have also been talking to a number of people regarding new commercial projects, including a music video which I would be directing - a first for me.
I will have my 2011 showreel up here just before the end of the year, and assuming all my disclosures are ok, there will be some really cool stuff in there.
See you all soon! Also don’t forget to join my facebook group here, and follow my twitter here. There are also a bunch of other sites you can follow me on in the top right of owenrixon.com, so have a look if you recognise any of the icons!
This is a short test to try out a few different things with the Trapcode suite which I recently purchased. I also used Video Copilots Optical Flares and a chromatic aberration plugin. I’m planning on making some more interesting videos with this software in conjunction with other programs
I just realised it’s been a couple of months since I last posted anything here. I’ve been really busy recently on a number of projects but I’m still tied down by non-disclosure agreements or the pieces are still in progress, so I haven’t been able to post much.
The one thing I can show is this project I finished recently for the bbc website;