The last year was amazing, to say the least. I graduated with a BA in Animation at the University of Westminster in London, co-directed and made a really nice looking graduation film, and 2 weeks before my oficial graduation, I even managed to land an awesome job at Cartoon Network studios Europe!
So I decided it was time for a new showreel, to reflect what I have learned and showcase some of the work I have done over the past year.
A few words about Gumball -
Because the episodes I worked on haven‘t aired yet, I am only allowed to show a few seconds of them, and only in playblast version. We would usually get a rough storyboard with the characters and a basic sketch of the background or a photo, if it’s a re-use from an old show.
Then I would use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe after Effects and Autodesk Maya to create a more fleshed-out version of the background, which would have realistic perspective, all the requered elements for a final background, and cut nicely with all the other shots in the sequence. This layout would be sent to the awesome animation team for animation, and to the amazing background people for finalising.
Sometimes the layouts would be a re-use, or edit, of an old background; sometimes they would be completely new images which would have to be matte-painted. This reel consists entirely of completely new images, which were created for the new episodes of the show.