With over 15 years of animating, rigging, modelling and texturing characters for television I easily turn my hand to the majority of things across a production schedule. More recently, after moving away from London, I have been working remotely as a Lead animator and rigging TD. Below is a selection of projects which gives a good overview of my skills. See my CV for a more detailed work history.
Mymo 4'
Scottish Widows 1 x 4 min
Big Man Animation Brighton
Lead Animator / rig TD
Working remotely, I was the only animator on this spot. I was given only the script and basic storyboard and the freedom to develop the characters personality and action. It was my responsibility to rig and animate and ensure great overall comic timing and edit. Very enjoyable spot.

Cartoonito Continuity Spots 20 x 10'
Monk: The power of Data.
Big Man Animation Brighton
Lead Animator/ rig TD
This was a digital christmas card for Monk. I rigged and animated all of the main characters so they had a paper construction feel. Completed remotely.
Cartoonito Continuity Spots 20 x 10'
Talk To A Doctor
Big Man Animation Brighton
Lead Animator / Rig TD
Starting with only a drawn storyboard and some models, I put together this whole spot for Talk to a Doctor. It was my responsibility to rig and animate all the characters and to choreograph all of the sequences.
Cartoonito Continuity Spots 20 x 10'
Barclays Bank 2 x 30"
Big Man Animation Brighton
Lead Animator / rig TD
This is one of two adverts created for the huge bank Barclays. The brief on this was to give it a stop motion feel. I did all the animation which involved animating photographs, textures and 3D models together in Maya.
Cartoonito Continuity Spots 20 x 10"
Cartoon Network London
Animation Director
I arrived on this job as an animator and soon became involved not just in animation but rigging, line management, compositing and general coordination on in-house and remote team members due to a producer shake up at CN. Overcoming technical hurdles such as a missing render farm was our main issue but we brought the projects in on time and everyone was happy. This was enjoyable for the purity of the animation.
Fairy Ballet '20
Fairy Ballet 1 x 20"
Hibbert Ralph Animation London
CG Director / animator
Was team lead and CG director leading a small team. As well as animating some of the shots, my responsibilities included scheduling the 3D production effectively and overseeing all aspects of the production including character redesign, animation, rigging, post production and compositing.

Dolmio Pitch
Aqua Card 1 x 30"
Big Man Animation Brighton
Lead animator / rig TD

A very simple job. Credit cards swimming like fish. Responsible for all forground animated characters, elements and rigs.

bank of scotland
Bank Of Scotland : Animation test
Hibbert Ralph Animation London
animator / rig TD

This was a quick treatment test we put together for Bank of Scotland Pitch. I was responsible for the modelling and animation and the whole thing was done in a few days. Completely 3D and rendered in various layers to create the cell shaded look. This clip is silent.

Dolmio Pitch
Dolmio Papa - CGI pitch
Hibbert Ralph Animation London
CGI Director

This was a pitch we put together to show the how the Dolmio characters would look in CGI. The client were very nervous that the CGI would change their puppety feel. We adhered strictly to the original campaign and when we slotted this entirely CGi shot into an original puppeted advert they couldn't tell the difference and they loved it! Responsible for modeling, rigging and texturing using only previous TV campaign as reference.

Always Campaign 5 x 30'
Always 5 Signes
Always Bursting
Always Counting Sheep
Always 3 Signes
Always Campaign 5 x 30"
CGI Director
Hibbert Ralph Animation - London
Agency: Leo Burnett
This is an ongoing campaign and 'Sanimation' at its finest. Despite their ever more surreal concepts these adverts offer a good variety of challenges. I am responsible for all aspects of CGI and almost always create either a pre-comp or final composition for delivery. Depending on the complexity I choose and lead an appropriate team.
Ribena Bursting with Berryness 1 x 30'
Ribena Bursting with Berryness 1 x 30"
Hibbert Ralph Animation - London
Senior 3D Artist
This advert was created in many parts and was a mixed media extravaganza. It was my responsibility to create the ladybird, butterfly and spiderwebs which are fully animatable. Near the end of the job I was asked to save the textures on the Hero Berry which I did successfully under a very tight deadline and the advert went on to get Pick of The Week in campaign.
Dolmio Pitch
Systagenix. Acel Medical Plasters
Big Man Animation Brighton
Lead Animator / Rig TD

This was one of many medical instruction videos for Systagenix. Due to client direction NO cloth simulation was used and all models are replacement animation or rigged.

Skips Wizard of Stodge 1 x 30'
Skips Wizard of Stodge 1 x 30"
Loose Moose - London
Head of 3D
This is a mix of Stop motion and CG animation - For example I had to create, animate and embed this CG whale into live action porridge for one of the shots. We were a team of three in CG so as well as the whale I also created CG background elements and built and animated the product, namely the Skips.
Direct Agency liason.
Simalip 1 x 30'
Simalip 1 x 30"
Loose Moose - London
Head of 3D

Created as a rebellious answer to a rejected pitch this was made inhouse and directed by Ken Lidster. They had told us the pitch was too disgusting (!). Taking Ken's storyboards, our small team of three brought this to life in 3D. The highlights for me were creating and animating the main character. Eeeeeeww
AppleJacks Campaign 5 x 30'
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AppleJacks Campaign 5 x 30"
Loose Moose - London
Head of 3D

This is a 50/50 stop-motion and CGI animation mix. The characters were shot on a set and needed bedding into their CG environment. Some parts of the set were real and others virtual. It was our job to make the two seamless. This required matching the lighting, cameras and creating a world which was believable. Direct Agency liason.
Chips Ahoy Campaign 6 x 30'
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Chips Ahoy Campaign 6 x 30"
Loose Moose - London
Head of 3D

The CG required for these adverts was mainly in the background and ALWAYS the food products and pack shots. I did many of these adverts whilst at Loose Moose and only a few of them are here. I got very good at making cookies and steam!
There was lots of camera tracking, blue screen keying and general bedding of real into CG. Direct Agency Liason
Peperami Diet 1 x 30'
Peperami Diet 1 x 30"
Loose Moose - London
Director/ Animator
I concieved and directed this with a view to creating a viral campaign. I should let it go now but it was the FIRST thing I ever created in Maya many moons ago and, well, it still makes me laugh. I am much better at everything now but hope you enjoy it for what it is.
Rennie Frogs 1 x 30'
Rennie Frogs 1 x 30"
Loose Moose - London
Senior 3D Animator

Unfortunately I don't have the whole advert at my disposal but I do have this clip. I was responsible for the texturing and animation of the frogs in this clip. The background plate is a photo which has been used to place the frogs..