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Alien Isolation: more work

Recently uploaded more of my work from Alien Isolation. Both a reel and also a more in depth look at the work I completed on the Alien’s locomotion specifically . You can check it out in my portfolio section on this site and Vimeo. Also absolutely stoked at being featured on a … Read More

Alien Isolation: my work

I’ve finally uploaded some animation I did for Alien Isolation. So that’s a new website theme and some new content in one week! I’ve been going over the work I did on the project for a long time now, polishing certain bits, trying to cut it together and present it in a … Read More

Halo Wars 2

The new project I’m working on was announced last month, Halo Wars 2! Little slow getting an update on here, lots going on at once. Not only did I move on to the project but as of August 1st I’m officially Lead Animator. Big change, but one I’m really excited … Read More

Total War: Warhammer

After I finished up work on Alien Isolation I got the opportunity to return to the Total War team for a little while to work on Warhammer. It was a pleasure to join the animation team on there, they’re a really talented bunch and I was just happy to help … Read More

Samurai Jack Tribute

Nice use of the Shogun 2 soundtrack. Love this 🙂

AM Blog: 10 Advanced Acting Performance Tips for Animators

Great post from the AM blog went up recently. Absolute gold advice in here: 10 tips

Digital Tutors Blog

Really enjoying the Digital Tutors blog at the minute. They post up some great articles ranging from motivational techniques, professional interviews to just flat out tips and tricks for all disciplines. I know it’s obvious, but it’s so easily forgotten that even during busy times at work it’s vital to have a break and return to … Read More

We won!!

Three months late with a post on here but anyway……..Alien Isolation won the Bafta for Best Audio!! Massive congrats to the audio team, it’s fully deserved. Would of been lovely to pick up a few of those other nominations but congrats to all the other winners that did. As promised … Read More

Bafta Game Awards 2015: 6 Nominations for Alien Isolation

If you didn’t already know, the game I most recently worked on Alien Isolation, has been nominated for 6 Bafta Awards: I’m lucky enough to be attending the event this evening, fingers crossed for TeamCA! Here’s hoping tomorrow I can post up a very cheesy photo of myself looking dapper and … Read More

Featured on the PlayStation Blog

Completely forgot to mention this in my big and very late previous entry … When A:I was released I was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to do a blog post for PlayStation with my  colleague Tobias Kleanthous. One of our main focuses during the project was the character locomotion and we … Read More

Alien Isolation

Hello….is anybody out there??? On October 7th 2014 the game I have been animating on for 3 and a half years, Alien Isolation, was officially released on XBox360, XBoxOne, PS3, PS4 and PC. Overall it’s gone down a storm, which is great  obviously! But even more pleasingly  and most importantly … Read More

Anim Squad – Student Reel Fall 2013

Really enjoyed this. A lot of online animation schools out there now which is great to see. Been particularly impressed with some iAnimate reels recently and seems like those guys and these are really nailing some unique but reality grounded performances from their students. Some fantastic attention to detail in … Read More

Phillip To – Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reel

Outstanding reel. Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reel from Philip To on Vimeo.

Michael Holzl Showreel

Wow, so impressive. Great variety and some parts are so well done you’d question whether it was animated if it wasn’t already featuring in a reel:

Doug Dooley Reel

Wow…just wow. This guy should be so proud of the work he’s produced, so many iconic pieces in there. Enjoy:  

Cartoon Brew: Foodimals Animation in “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”

Found @Cartoon Brew So good, really enjoyed the first film and can’t wait for this. Would love to work on something with this much variety. Just a link to the video I’m afraid, has restrictions: https://vimeo.com/76568214

Breaking Bad Tribute

MASSIVE SPOILERS!!! Do not watch if you haven’t seen any of the show. If you haven’t seen the show yet, please do. It is quite rightly banded about as the best TV show ever! Beautifully edited tribute, this just gave me the Heisenberg fix I needed after it finished 🙁

The Scarecrow

Another great piece by Moonbot Studios .

Micro Mayhem

Awesome stop motion short film. Boys(or girls) and their toys: Micro Mayhem! from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios on Vimeo.

Puppeteer on PS3

Looks so lush! I reckon it would of been great fun to work on this. Definitely one to play with my daughter when she gets a bit older: Found @ Spungella

Marcellis Wentz Halo 4 Reel

Really nice reel, some fantastic 1st person animations in there: Marcellis Wentz – 2012 Gameplay Animation Reel – Halo 4 from Marcellis Wentz on Vimeo. Found @ onAnimation

Myosis

Another outstanding short to come out of Gobelins l’école de l’image. In a medium in which we see a lot of recycled and re-skinned material, it’s refreshing that the work that comes out of this school is not only artistically outstanding but full of imagination. So often  rules/conventions/reality when coming … Read More

Benedict Cumberbatch Generator

http://benedictcumberbatchgenerator.tumblr.com/ Gem of a link sent round at work today. So much fun….Snozzlebert Vegemite….lol

New WordPress theme

Been a little quiet on here again. Same old excuse, busy at work. I am a Dad now though so surely that counts as another excuse. Anyway I’ve gone ‘big-time’ and bought a premium WordPress theme. I’d like to think it’s an improvement, I felt with the old theme it … Read More

Miyazakitopia

Mentally busy at work right now, so the few amount of posts I do make has become….well….even fewer. Still have time for joys like this though:  

3D Artwork

Some one sent this round at work, there’s a whole bunch of them if you click the the image. They’re all absolutely wonderful, however I still get that instinct that I get when watching 3D films of wanting to peer round them and then being disappointed!

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Absolutely love this, well worthy of it’s oscar nom:  

Links added

Added a few more links to my ever growing list. I’m really enjoying Andreas Deja’s blog at the moment, mainly due to the beautiful artwork he’s posting up like below:  

Added my Shogun II Reel

Finally uploaded my Shogun II reel to vimeo, you can see it here.  

Animation Insiders

I rememeber reading about this book a while back and wanted to get it then. Well they’ve just released it as a free e-book http://www.squeezestudio.com/animation-insiders/ So much great info in there

Defective Detective

Love this:

Animation Quality vs. Quantity – the great debate!

Great posts on this subject @ Jason Schleiffer’s blog. Found via spungella

The Slow Mo Guys

Great Reference from these guys. Though this one is purely for laughs:

Great Blog – Flooby Nooby

Some great info on there. There’s a section at the bottom of the home page called ‘Resources for Animation Artists’ , awesome collection of helpful tips and advice.   Found via animators resource

“The Pirate” by Meindbender

Fantastic style: The Pirate from river/Petra Monheim on Vimeo. Found @ CartoonBrew

I could waste a lot of cash here…

Check out these Found @ Spungella

Simon’s Cat

Another great Simon’s cat short:

Added my Animal Reel

I put together some shots of animals I’ve animated for Empire, Napoleon and most recently Shogun 2 and added it to the animation page. I’m also in the process of going through all the work I’ve just dome on Shogun 2, I worked predominately on the Horses so that will … Read More

(Notes On) Biology

(notes on) biology from ornana films on Vimeo. Found @ animatorsresource

Total War: Shogun 2 is out now

So the game I’ve been working on most recently is out now and reviewing well, and so it should. Great effort from everyone involved! Here’s IGN’s review: More Shogun II: Total War Videos

Updated my Viking Reel

Now my new site is starting to take form I’ve updated my Viking reel and added it to Vimeo. I’m now waiting on the impending release of Shogun 2 before I can unleash some other new work.

Tezcatlipoca

Wow, love this below: This is fantastic

Yes Please Maya

Found @ http://spungella.blogspot.com/2011/02/maya-animation-technology-preview.html

Animating limited characters

Great post on animating limited characters, pearls of wisdom as ever @ VNOG Blog

Artwork pages added

Some life studies and other artwork.

A new look for simonjtridge.com and a new address

New site, swish! Felt it needed a makeover, little bit more blog than before to cater the amount of links I find everyday. Even if no one is actually following it…….. So as of July 2011 I now also own simonridge.com. I Still have the old address in case people … Read More