Freelance 3D Animator, Technical Illustrator, & More
I am a Freelance 3D Animator supplying the following services:
• Broadcast design and motion graphics
• Decor animation for live events
• Industrial animation
• Architectural animation
• Corporate animation
• Ample experience in Autodesk 3ds Max, Real Flow, Boujou, Adobe Photoshop / After Effects, etc.
• Strong sense of design and composition due to a fine arts / graphic design background.
• Mastered a wide range of different animation techniques, working in various industries
(e.g. entertainment, broadcast media, industrial and architectural productions) over a sixteen year period.
• work under pressure to meet deadlines.
• come up with innovative ideas and designs.
• set goals.
• pay attention to detail.
Autodesk Accredited Training Centre, Randburg, South Africa
4 x Certificates of Completion in 3ds max (see attached)
Open Window Art Academy, Pretoria, South Africa
Diploma obtained in Graphic Design (see attached)
Graduated end of 1998
Vaal Technicon, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Fine Arts Diploma
Not graduated - change to Graphic Design - Middle of 1995
Sasolburg High School, Sasolburg, South Africa
Matric - Graduated end of 1992
Autodesk - 3ds max
Adobe - After Effects
Adobe - Photoshop
Video Link & Detail Information
1. Show Reel
Various examples of my work over a 5 year period.
2. Stage Graphics
Various examples of my work for live events over the last few years.
3. X-Factor South Africa 2014
X-Factor is a well-known music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public audition. Last year they made their debut in South Africa.
I was fortunate to be part of the initial production during November/December 2014. We were a team of three animators, employed by Rapid Blue, responsible for creating the stage graphics / animation for the live shows.
4. A-hak Industrial Services (South Africa) - A basic pipeline dewatering
A-hak Industrial Services is a global company that originated in the Netherlands. The core function of A-hak South Africa is pipeline inspection and maintenance.
They acquired my services because they need a marketing / training tool for customers and employees. They first considered video productions, but then realized that animation would proof to be more ideal for their needs, with the ability to slice through pipes and cameras moving below ground level, etc. This is the first animation I've done for them and it is the most basic discipline they perform ( Basic pipeline dewatering ). It is still a prototype, but I can say that the client is very pleased with the project so far. As far as my involvement is concerned I can state that I've done all the animation single-handedly, in conjunction with one of their engineers.
5. Horne Group
Horne Group provide advanced engineered solutions in mine hoisting, conveyance safety and impact arresting across the globe.
They contracted me to produce marketing material to promote their products in the mining industry. The client was very satisfied with the end result.
Fermel's core business is to provide integrated mining solutions , encompassing the manufacture and supply of an extensive range of underground, trackless mining machinery.
Fermel is a client of 3D Rags. The project was based on some newly developed concepts of mining vehicles. They need to acquire permission from their customer to proceed with production. They supplied the 3d models and I had to simulate the full operation in a mining environment.