Some cool animation for an advert? Fit into your team for some high end character animation? Or a bit of exciting polish for a presentation? - I can help with that.
I'm a freelance digital artist specialising in animation and compositing, with over 25 awards and screenings at international film festivals, with over thirteen years of professional animation experience.
I work with other professionals to create things I like. With your ideas, a collaborative approach, and sympathies to budget, we can come up with something great together.
"John is a very accomplished animator who can adapt to any style. He is a real artist who pays great attention to his craft. Above all else, John is a great mate with a calming aura surrounding him. I would not hesitate to recommend him and I only hope that one day we can work together again."The Mill
John has worked with us on a few of our projects. He is passionate, hard working and, most importantly, a very good character animator. He is a real contributor. Hands off!"Seed Animation
John quickly became an integral member of our production team. He was brought in as an animator, but proved himself equally skilled as a compositor, special effects artist and director. He is my first port of call if I want something doing on time and well."Kilogramme
I would recommend John to any company for any animation project, he's a genuine, hard working, fun person to be around and cycles too which is cool. Look forward to when he can join us again at Studio Liddell.Studio Liddell
Clients include BBC, CBBC, Not to Scale, UK Gold, 422, Brey Leno, Studio Liddell, HBO, Impossible Pictures, Cosgrove Hall, Seed Animation, The Neighbourhood, Lemsip, First Choice Travel, Lynchpin, Olbas Oil, Firestep, Kilogramme, Perception TV, Realtime UK, Everything Works, Hello Charlie, Air Creative, Scorch, Plazma Design, Flipbook
I've seperated my work into 3 reels for clarity; one for Animation, one for Compositing, and one for Presentation work. They each highlight different skill sets.
All animation content in these reels has been done by myself unless otherwise specified, while most modelling, texturing and some effects are by other parties.
Some other little bits and pieces that arent in the current show reel, in no particular order! Click one to watch..
While it's hard to categorise everything, my work mostly falls into a few key areas - Kids TV serial work (Roary the Race Car, Fifi and the Flower Tots, Cloud Babies), television and web advertising (30 sec TV spots or web promotions and stings), pitch and concept work for television shows, or presentation work for a multitude of purposes. I dont do any complex modelling or texturing myself, though can usually source these myself.
I use a few pieces of key software in day to day use, including 3D Studio Max, Maya, and After Effects, plus a few others to fill the gaps and some relevant plug-ins too.
I can do a lot of work from my own studio in Manchester, where I use all my own equipment and resources (aswell as sourcing extra hands if needed), and this covers most external projects. I also freelance inside many companies who have large pipelines, and have a lot of repeat work doing this too.
I have a studio in 47 Newton Street, Manchester, just by Piccadilly Gardens.
From enquiries about small projects up to large productions, I'd love to hear about your ideas. I have very competetive rates, so please don't hestitate to get in touch and lets have a chat about it :)