Adam Taylor
I have been editing audio/video for over 20 years, working across a wide range of genres...commercials, animation, news & current affairs, etc. I currently do all the post production work for Character Options TV commercials, which whilst UK based, do get seen around the globe under various other brand names.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Line Up A 3D Smiley Toy Packshot DisplaySmiley
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    Originally created for a broadcast commercial to showcase a range of Smiley plush characters, I decided to create a tutorial from it because there are many useful techniques I used to go from the original 2d jpegs to a 3d scene with depth, shadows, reflections and even a 3d product logo. As always in AE, there are many ways to achieve an effect...these are just the ones I chose to make this spot.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Dive Into A HUD Diver Mask Animation - Day 2Thumb2
    This 2 Part Tutorial aims to show various techniques used to create an imaginary hi-tech divers mask, as seen from the divers viewpoint. In Day 2, the bubbles caused by the diver breathing will be simulated and then the final task will be to bring in the graphical elements and treat them to look like light projections on the inside of the mask. The same effect was used on three variations of the same teaser advert, in May 2009, when the company I work for, Character Options, launched a brand new range of Military based action figures. Thanks also go to the team at Mark TV in Italy, who did an amazing job building the sets and shooting the commercials. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Dive Into A HUD Diver Mask Animation - Day 1Thumb1
    This 2 Part Tutorial aims to show various techniques used to create an imaginary hi-tech divers mask, as seen from the divers viewpoint. In Day 1, I will show how to create the graphical elements that form the basis of all the in-visor display systems. These will be done in Adobe Illustrator, but the same techniques can be used in After Effects. Then I'll show how I created the glass warping effects used to simulate a 3d glass wraparound visor, and also put some water droplets onto the outside of the glass. Read More…