8 Jul 2015

Matte painting backgrounds and virtual sets

Here is a selection of background art I have made over my career. They are for many different projects - mainly broadcast TV and commercials. There is a range of styles and techniques from paintbox, photo montage to 3d - and many which mix all three.

  Mazda commercial for Maverick. The entire background was made up from various stock photos. I then composited the full greenscreen studio footage in. Liquid TV 2003

Full 3d virtual set render. For Playstation software app. SquareZero 2006

3d virtual set for MessageLabs web commercial. 3d still renders improved in Photoshop and screen animations added in comp. SquareZero 2005

Animated reconstructions for 'I Caesar' BBC history documentary. Various scenes of Rome's forum  were recreated over footage of the existing locations. Traditional Matte Painting techniques. Liquid TV 2003

2d artwork backdrop for early concepts CBeebies 'Kerwhizz' kids show. SquareZero 2008

 Matte painting and compositing of VFX onto existing footage. Hi rez photo of gas plant was altered and redrawn to create a during and after image of plant which has been destroyed by explosion. Corporate graphics safety movie for Oman national oil company. SquareZero 2011

 Il Volo -  TVC for album launch. Photo montage backgrounds. Squarezero 2011

 Ultra Girls -  pop promo with 3d virtual backgrounds throughout. SquareZero 2010

4 Jul 2015

Youtube tutorial

I just uploaded my first attempt at a Youtube 3d tutorial. Based on my earlier character tutorial from this blog, I do a walk through in the software with commentary / instructions. view it here.

10 Jun 2015

Showreel for 2015

A new showreel combining material from my twenty years of computer graphics. My first ten years working at Liquid TV saw me making mainly broadcast TV title sequences. Most of the rest of the work is from the last ten years running my former company SquareZero. I have been freelance and working on a contract with Myriad nearly two years since then.

Showreel Olly Tyler 2015 from O.S.Tyler - CG artist on Vimeo.

breakdown of titles:

00:01 Toyota Auris promo hologram,
00:04 Martini promo hologram,
00:13 Zlata - Eurovision 2013,
00:22 Mermaid from Russian feature film,
00:28 MTS / Discovery Channel promo,
00:33 As If TV titles
00:42 Transaero - Russian airline promo hologram
00:55 Speedo hologram featuring Michael Phelps
01:04 Yota ' Swan Lake' hologram
01:13 Will I Am hologram
01:20 Toyota Auris promo hologram,
01:25 Nicktoons TV channel ident
01:29 My Parents are Aliens - titles for TV
01:34 Hoolabula - channel idents TV4
01:36 Tweenies - TV titles
01:40 Kerwhizz - pilot design project Cbeebies
01:50 River Cottage - original series titles
01:57 The Heist - TV titles
02:03 Beautiful People - BBC titles
02:07 Clarkson - tv chat show graphics
02:10 Pukka Tukka w Jamie Oliver - dvd graphics
02:18 Dokument 3 - tv graphics
02:24 Greyhound TV - channel idents
02:30 Chellomedia - corporate graphics
02:36 Mercedes promo for SquareZero
02:39 Rotak POS promo for Bosch
02:51 Osteoarthritis medical visualisation
03:02 Oil and gas visualisation
03:21 Gapuma logistics web promo
03:36 Chissonga oil and gas visualisation
03:57 Madagsacar oil and gas visualisation
04:14 Colt hologram
04:28 Oil and gas promo for Western Geco
04:38 idents for Viasat TV channel
04:49 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory promo for digital signage
04:51 Laboutin exhibition hologram for the Design Museum, London
05:02 Abba hologram for Abba Museum, Stockholm
05:07 Sominex TVC
05:14 Anglo American Cat web promo
05:20 Nokia academy corporate video