Category: VFX Artist

Squarespace – ‘Launch It’

Creative Director: Sandra Nam
Producer: Maris Wasser
Art Director: Ben Hodgins
Production Company: Reset
Director: Ian Pons Jewell
DoP: Mauro Chiarello
Executive Producer: Deannie O’Neil
Line Producer: Jon Adams
Edit Company: Whitehouse Post
Editor: Tobias Suhm
Assistant Editor: Nick O’Neil

Post Production Company: Time Based Arts
VFX Supervisor: Sheldon Gardner
Shoot Supervisor: Jim Radford
2D TEAM: Leo Weston , Adam Paterson, Stephen Grasso, Will Robinson, Linda Cieniawska, Grant White, Manolo Perez, Matt Shires, Ollie Ramsey, Richie White
3D LEADS: Sam Osborne, Federico Vanone
3D TEAM: Ben Cantor, Mike Battcock, Walter How, Zoe Souttiaux, Emma Malric, Ihor Obukhobvskyi, Joffrey Zeitouni , Ian Baird
Design: Stephen Ross
Colour Grading: Simone Grattarola
Executive Producer: Tom Johnson
VFX Producer: Jo Gutteridge

More lovely work by Ian Pons Jewell. Always a pleasure to work on one of his ads at Time Based Arts

Facebook – ‘Chant’

Not the sort of thing I’d normally post however this seems worth a mention as I supervised this Berlin shoot remotely from London over Zoom at the height of the worldwide Covid lockdown.

For the final scene we shot multiple plates of people stood on the balconies of their tower block – choreographed by the camera operator via mobile phone. They changed clothes a few times between takes and we comped the plates together in order to make it look like we had a lot more people involved. I also created a couple of CG banners to add to the scene.

Unprecedented times.

Production Company: Rattling Stick
Director: Sara Dunlop
Producer: Ellie Fry
Post Production Company: Time Based Arts
Post Producer: Sean Ewins
VFX Supervisor: Leo Weston
2D Lead: Leo Weston

Diet Coke – ‘You Do You’

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks
Director: Molly Manners
Post Production Company: Time Based Arts
Post Producer: Jo Gutteridge
VFX Supervisor: Leo Weston
2D Lead: Leo Weston
2D Team: David Birkhill, Ralph Briscoe, Manolo Perez

Mercedes – ‘Online Showroom’

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Production Company: Outsider
Director: Chris Balmond
Post Production Company: Time Based Arts
VFX Supervisor: Leo Weston
3D Team: Ben Cantor, Chris Wood, Sam Osborne, David Loh
2D Lead: Leo Weston
2D Team: Adam Patterson, Will Robinson, David Birkhill, Stephen Grasso, Matt Jackson

Homesense – ‘Experimental Homemaking’

Kitchen

Garden

Agency: Wieden & Kennedy
Director: Pablo Maestres
Post Production House: Time Based Arts
VFX Shoot Supervisor: Thiago Dantas Lima
VFX Lead: Leo Weston
VFX Team: Ralph Briscoe, Adam Patterson, Matt Shires, Sarah Breakwell, Will Robinson
CG Team: Federico Vanone, Sam Osborne, Nick Smalley, Stuart Turnbull, Giuseppe Tripodi

PlayStation 5 – ‘Play Has No Limits’

Creative Agency: adam&eveDDB
CCO: Richard Brim
ECD: Antony Nelson, Mike Sutherland
Creatives: Clarissa Dale, John Trainor
Agency Producer: Nikki Cramphorn, Jack Bayley
Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks
Director: Dan DiFelice
DoP: Steve Annis (Lux Artists)
Executive Producer: Rupert Reynolds-Maclean
Producer: Cathy Green
Production Manager: Gabija Lauce
Edit Company: Trim
Editor: Paul Hardcastle
Sound Company: String and Tins
Sound Designers: Will Cohen, Joe Wilkinson
Post Production House: Time Based Arts
VFX Supervisors: Francois Roisin & James Allen
2D LEADS: Sheldon Gardner & Manolo Perez
2D TEAM: Leo Weston , Stephen Grasso, Luke Todd, Adam Paterson, Matt Shires, Bernardo Varela, Grant White, Will Robinson, Linda Cieniawska
3D LEADS: Mike Battcock, Federico Vanone, Nick Smalley, Sebastian Mayer, Patrick Harboun
3D TEAM: Sam Osbourne, Zoé Sottiaux, Walter How, Emma Malric, Tim Philips, Chris Wood, Ben Cantor, Ihor Obukhobvskyi, Fed Guzzardo, Nigel Timms, Oscar Gonzalez-Diez, Ian Baird, Joffrey Zeitouni, Magali Barbe, Francesco Ferraresi, Steve Dato, Robert Kolbeins, Tony Alamo ,Pavel Mamichev, Abner Marin, Thanos Topouzis, Tom Di Stasio, Michael Hunault, Felix Chan, Francois Pons, Julien Fradin, Mattias Lullini, Thomas Brockmann, Stuart Turnbull, Vincent Thomas
Matte Painting: Jiyoung Lee, Henrik Holmberg, Sheldon Gardner
Concept: Francois Leroy, Lena Zykova, Eve Ventrue, Alberto Vangelista, Jake Lunt, Kait Kybar, Sarah-Jane Letchford, Gabe McAlpine, Jimmy Kiddell, Andrew Brooks, Marco Iozzi, Michal Karcz, Yibi Hu
Colour Grading: Lewis Crossfield
Production Co-ordinator: Lewes Bridson
VFX Producer: Chris Aliano

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A massive job. By tons of people. Created entirely remotely in full Covid lockdown. Testament to the level of skill and ingenuity at Time Based Arts.

I worked on the encampment section.

Sainsbury’s – ‘Christmas 2019’

Agency: Wieden & Kennedy
Executive Creative Directors: Tony Davidson & Iain Tait
Creative Director: Dan Norris & Ray Shaughnessy
Creatives: Tom Bender, Tom Corcoran, Thomas Coleman & Matt Kramer
Agency Producer: Richard Adkins
Assistant Producer: Dee Fenning

Production Company: Pulse Films
Director: Ninian Doff
Executive Producer: James Sorton
Producer: George Saunders
Production Manager: Ben Burdock
DoP: John Mathieson

Edit Company: Stitch
Editor: Leo King
Edit Assistant: Charlie Von Rotberg

Post Production Company: Time Based Arts
VFX Supervisors: Leo Weston & Sam Osborne
2D Lead Artists: Leo Weston & Matt Jackson
3D Lead Artist: Sam Osborne
2D TEAM: Leo Weston , Matt Jackson, Matt Shires, Nina Mosand, Adam Paterson, Ollie Ramsey, Jamie Crofts, Will Robinson, Grant White, Linda Cieniawska, Manolo Perez, David Birkill
3D TEAM: Federico Vanone, Walter How, Dave Loh, Ben Cantor, Zoe Sottiaux
DMP: Lisa Ayla, Carl Edlund, James Mann
Motion Graphics: Tom Robinson
Colour Grading: Lewis Crossfield
VFX Head of Production: Josh Robinson
VFX Producer: Jo Gutteridge

Sainsbury’s offers up a festive feast of a tale this year, directed by Ninian Doff through Pulse Films. The spot brings to life the story of Santa’s origins, set against the sweeping backdrop of a fantastical Dickensian London. I was extremely pleased to land the job of VFX supervisor and lead 2D artist for this Christmas epic.

We shot the commercial out in Romania in 36 degree heat on a backlot built for use in a TV show set in San Francisco. Much of the post work within the town itself involved adding snow and cold breath and changing any buildings that didn’t look like London to ones that did, and also compositing digital matte paintings of the mountains and arctic tundra that lay outside of the city walls. We also composited stock footage of reindeer into the final scene and gave one of them a red nose for good measure. Nobody on the team wants to comp any more snow or cold breath for another 11 months.

Virgin – ‘Anything Dad’

Agency: adam&eveDDB
Copywriter: Simon Vicars
Art Director: Andre Sallowicz, Nat Potter
Planner: Martin Beverley
Chief Creative Officer: Richard Brim
Creative Director: Simon Vicars & Andre Sallowicz, Nat Potter
Managing Partner: Sam LeCoeur
Account Executive: Olivia Rose
Account Manager: Krish Maharaj, Siena Shuttler
Head of Content: Jessica Taylor
Business Director: Lauren Martin
Agency Producer: Nikki Cramphorn, Hannah Needham, Jaki-Jo Hannan, Olly Ravaux
Account Director: Cat Thomas, Clare Dimmock
Designer: Alex Fairman
CEO: Tammy Einav, Mat Goff

Media Agency: Manning Gottlieb OMD
Media Strategist: Paddy Adams
Media Planners: Paula Mankelow, Kat Broomhead, Anna Zolkiewicz, Geet Kashyap, Spencer Corrigan

Production Compnay: Academy
Executive Producer: Simon Cooper
Director: Ian Pons Jewell
DOP: Mauro Chiarello
Producer: Shirley O’Connor

Edit Company: Cut&Run
Editor: Ben Campbell
Edit Assistant: Chris Hutchings

Post-poduction Company: Time Based Arts
VFX Supervisor: Mike Skrgatic
2D Lead: Leo Weston
Visual Artist: Colour And The Kids
2D Artists: Matt Shires, Grant White, Leandro Vazquez, Linda Cieniawska, Will Robinson, Jamie Crofts
MGFX: Tom Robinson, Stephen Ross
3D Lead: Sam Osborne
VFX Producer: Chris Aliano
Colourist: Lewis Crossfield
3D Artists: Matt Evans, Tom Di Stasio, Michael Hunault, Zoe Sottiaux

Music Supervision: Abi Leland, Ed Bailie, Codie Childs
Composer: Boris Blank, Dieter Meier
Music Consultant: Leland Ltd
Song: ‘Oh Yeah’

Audio Post Company: Aumeta
Sound Design: Tim Harrison
Sound Editor: Seb Bruen

Lacoste – ‘Crocodile Inside’

Project: Lacoste ‘Crocodile Inside’
Advertiser: Lacoste
Client: Sandrine Conseillier, Amandine Morel, Mylène Atlan, Amandine Delcour
Creative Agency: BETC
Copywriter: Olivier Aumard
Art Director: Aurélie Scalabre, Jessica Fecteau (assistant)
Strategist: Philippe Martin-Davies
Producer: Fabrice Brovelli, Karim Naceur, Slim Trabelsi
Executive Creative Director: Rémi Babinet
Creative Director: Aurélie Scalabre, Olivier Aumard, Damien Bellon
Music Creative Director: Christophe Caurret
Agency Management: Bertille Toledano, Gaëlle Gicqueau, Fanny Buisseret
Production Company: GENERAL POP
Production Company: ICONOCLAST
Directed by: Megaforce
Executive Producer: Charlotte Marmion
DOP: Bradford Young
Music : L’Hymne à l’amour – Edith Piaf
Sound Company: Iconoclast Publishing
Editor: Joe Guest @Final Cut
Mastergrade: Emiliano Serantoni
Production Designer: Marco Puig
Starring: Oulaya Amamra and Kevin Azaïs

Post Production Company: Time Based Arts
Creative Director: Francois Roisin
VFX Producer: Josh Robinson
VFX Supervisor: Federico Vanone
Colourist: Lewis Crossfield
Lead Flame: Thiago Dantas
Flame Artists: Shel Gardner, Leo Weston , Adam Paterson, Jamie Crofts, Stephen Grasso, David Birkill, Matt Jackson.
Nuke Artists: Bernardo Varela, Grant White, Leandro Vazquez, Manolo Perez, Matt Shires, Will Robinson, Paul Sullivan
Lead 3D: Mike Battcock, Federico Vanone
3D: Sam Osbourne, Ben Cantor, David Loh, Fabrice Le Nezet, Federico Vanone, Gareth Bell, James Mann, James Spillman, Matt Evans, Stephen Murphy, Tom Di Stasio, Walter How, Zoe Sottiaux, Jiyoung Lee

Very proud to have been able to play a part in this absolute beast of a project from Megaforce at Time Based Arts.

VW – ‘I Am More Than One Thing’

I like this ad because it reminds me of two of my favourite movies; the first: Being John Malkovich – Specifically the scene where John Malkovich goes down his own wormhole and is confronted with a universe populated only with other Malkoviches [or is the plural Malkovi?]. The other film it reminds me of is Contact (which was a reference). I watched Contact when it came out in 1997, before I was a visual effects artist and the scene where she runs up the stairs, round a corner and then opens the mirrored cabinet door that we have apparently been looking through the whole time bewildered me. I imagined some kind of elaborate rig with a bathroom cabinet attached to the camera. Now that I know more about visual effects techniques, I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the case. At least that’s not how we did it in this ad. Instead we used lots of 3D reprojections and reanimated cameras in order to achieve this effect and in order to seamlessly stitch the various takes of Cara together.

Agency: DDB Berlin / adam&eveDDB
Agency Producer: Panos Louca
Production Company: Cobblestone and Pulse Films
Production Company Producer: Juri Wiesner
Directors: Thirtytwo
DoP: Evan Prosofsky
Post-Production Company: Time Based Arts
VFX Supervisor/Flame Lead: Stephen Grasso
Flame: Leo Weston ,Matt Jackson, Adam Paterson, Jamie Crofts, Mike Skgratic, Sheldon Gardner
Nuke: Bernardo Verela, Leandro Vazquez, Matt Shires, Ralph Briscoe, Will Robinson, Linda Cieniawska
CGI: Fabrice Le Nezet, Federico Guzzardo, Federico Vanone, Nick Smalley, Sam Osborne, Zoé Sottiaux
GFX: Jess Gorick
VFX Producer: Chris Aliano
Colourist: Simone Grattarola