Animation Process Reel: Little Red Robot Hunter

Animation Process Reel: Little Red Robot Hunter

I completed work on Little Red Robot Hunter in early 2015. It was an extensive (though incredibly enjoyable) experience in which I carried the solo project all the way from conception to completion.

The above process reel shows a small part of the development and production process, and the work that went into character design, timing, animation, cleanups, backgrounds and effects.

Check out the full Little Red Robot Hunter short film on Youtube!

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Award Winning Animation: Little Red Robot Hunter (2015)

Little Red Robot Hunter: Award Winning 2D Animation

Completed in early 2015, Little Red Robot Hunter is an original 2D animated short produced and animated by Maree Railton of Railtoons Animation.

Following the recent tradition of reinterpreting fairytales, it explores the idea of Little Red Riding Hood being retold as a futuristic chase scene, where a young woman living in the woods is confronted a Terminator-like robot wolf. Action ensues.

Made using a mixture of hand-drawn animation, painted backgrounds and multiplane compositing effects, LRRH was a traditionally-styled passion project and a pure joy to work on.

Awards/Official Screenings:
Most Outstanding 2D Project: Perception Showcase 2015
Official Selection: Melbourne International Animation Festival 2015
Official Selection: Athens AnimFest 2015

Corporate Animation: Community Training Australia

Community Training Australia Infographic

Recently I was commissioned by Community Training Australia to create an animated video showcasing their Diploma of Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health. Deciding the sleek look of motion graphics animation would work best for the project, I created the entire project in After Effects with a continuous camera, creating a fast-paced but cohesive outcome.

College Humor: “If Furious 7 Stunts Were Realistic”

furious 7

About a month ago I did some freelance animation work for the fine folks at Studio Joho in Australia, whose clients include the comedy web channel College Humor. I worked on the Furious 7 project, where I fully animated the first scene (with the Rock and guns and bombs and a million explosions), and the second last scene (with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel driving out of a skyscraper because… action movies).

The first scene took 5-6 days of full-time animating, while the later scene took about 3-4 days (the scripts, voice recording and character designs were already done beforehand). I used a mixture of Photoshop, Toon Boom Studio and After Effects, as is my usual workflow at the moment.

Any questions? Just ask! 🙂

Sneak Preview of ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’ (2015) PART 2

Here it is: Part 2 of the sneak preview of my upcoming film ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’. Final touches are being put on the 2D animated film before it is released early next year. For the last 6 months I’ve poured my energies into making this film, and honestly? It’s looking pretty sweet. I know, I know, you can barely contain your excitement. But to tide you over in the meantime, here are some more exclusive concept pictures and screenshots from the short film:

Shh, the Robot Wolf is watching… and scanning for puny humans to kill. Quick, pretend you don’t have a pulse.
The fabled silver ‘Woodsman’ axe was the only thing Red knew that could help her take down the Big Bad Robot Wolf. She just hoped she wouldn’t die trying.
When a girl meets a giant robot wolf, they look deeply into each others eyes… and fight to the death using magical electrified weapons. (My money’s on the wolf.)

Did you miss Part 1 of the sneak preview? Lucky you can check it out here: Little Red Robot Hunter sneak preview PART 1

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Sneak Preview of ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’ (2015) PART 1

The 2D animation ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’ is just about completed. Final touches are being put on before it is released early next year. For the last 6 months I’ve poured my energies into making this film, and honestly? It’s looking pretty sweet. I know, I know, you can barely contain your excitement. But to tide you over in the meantime, here are some exclusive concept pictures and screenshots from the short film:

Background of Red’s campsite from the opening scene of ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’.
Red Riding Hood vs Giant Robot Wolf. Aw shit, I think Red’s in trouble.
One of the backgrounds from the forest chase scene of ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’
Red hides a magical axe in her Granny’s grave. Because if you can think of a more kickass place to hide your secret deadly weapon, I’d like to hear it.

Stay tuned for PART TWO of the Little Red Robot Hunter sneak preview, coming tomorrow.

2D Animation: Avoid The Drama

Recently I completed a part-time 10 week internship at Brisbane animation company Explanimate. During my internship time I wrote, animated and composited this 2D animated short film about the Great Barrier Reef, which we lovingly dubbed ‘Avoid the Drama’. The guys at Explanimate must have been blown away by my spectacular scriptwriting efforts on this project, because since completing my internship I have taken on freelance scriptwriting and blog writing projects for the company. And it’s all thanks to a sick dolphin and some gossipy shrimp.