Motion Graphics & Animation

Back in 2012 I worked on a documentary about the life of William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army. With somewhat limited access to film footage from his life (he died in 1912), we decided instead to animate photograps.  I did about 40 animations in total, this is a selection of some of the more complex ones.    I've added the original still picture to this selection to make it easier to see the transformation.

Most of the animations are made by cutting the picture up into layers, arranging them in 3D space, and animating a camera around them using Adobe After Effects.  The two photographs of Booth himself also has a slight displacement map to make it appear as if the camera is moving around his head.  Only a suble effect is possible before the image breaks up using this method.

Quirky title sequence I made for a kids' TV show called 'Funnymals' by Can't Stop Media.

Here is my After Effects showreel featuring work done up until February 2012. All graphics and animation is my work except: Pencil drawings for blue rugby characters by Alex Howley. Paper cutouts for landscape, character and dragon made by children.

Fun animation project I did with my young nieces a few years ago.

They came up with a story and made cutouts of coloured paper, with added sparkles and decorations. I photographed the cutouts with my sister's 7D, and animated everything in Adobe After Effects using the puppet tool mostly. Hope you enjoy it! ========================

Story by Emilie Rotevatn (14) Drawings/Cutouts by Matilde Rotevatn (5), Emilie Rotevatn (14) and Benedicte Saelemyr (13)

Animation by Jon Bagge,  Music by Kevin MacLeod