Sunday, 20 December 2009

Merry Xmas

Xmas Card 09 from Jason Poley on Vimeo.

here's a question is the paper and carbon usage for many xmas cards less than the energy consumption of my PC whilst I made this one? and the hosting power usage and the power used to view it? ah well its easier for me!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Cel Animation Reel

Cel Animation Reel from Jason Poley on Vimeo.

took me a while to get around to but have re-cut my cel animation reel, a wide variation of stuff, even a few bits from uni!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The Design Sepository

is a new blog I'm a part of, hopefully will build into a tips/tricks/tutorials resource or fall flat on its face. who knows!

Monday, 21 September 2009

corporate wh...

Two cartoon's I did for a marketing brief for some nice people at wordware limited. turns out I can still hold a pencil, does make me think about doing my own comic one day.


First video I'll post I made for the Judges College of Victoria, working for Kimosabe. was given a logo, some video clips and told to make a fly through. this is what they got. good fun this project.

I created another animatio nof their various topic heading, not that interesting. one topic "judgment writing" came back with a note from the judges saying it was a spelling mistake, problem is I copied the spelling from the brochure. turns out its spelt both with an e after the g and without. English is retarted.

oh yes the music was changed for the final edit, but I didnt do the final edit so the jason-make-better-no-whiny-vocals mix of coldplay is a stand in (is a 10 second loop, lawyers.)


Lots of activity this week! a project I worked on for the Moonee Valley Race Course in Melbourne was signed off. I did this for Kimosabe, who were working with a production company called Scarab. all good fun.

anyways I was responsible for the keying of talent, rotoscoping of horses (legs and all) and re-timing using dark arts. Basically I prepared all the graphical elements for the final composite.

a happy man I be if I never see another horse again.

*note- I apologise for not using vimeo but the last two and the next post are all adverts, which is not allowed on vimeo. so sorry about the quality.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Speculative Creativity

Worked with two gentlemen in Canada to help them make a 30 second internet ad for the mighty Sennhieser, its purely a spec project with the guys hoping that Sennhieser will like the video, then pay for it or commission them (and me) to make another one. fingers crossed.

It was (as normal) done in After Effects, making liberal use of the Video Copilot's Twitch, Trapcode Form, Shine, Soundkeys and Particular Plugins. also used the tutorial on All Bets Are Off as a basis for the particle build effect.

Tried to mix up my old favourite of audio powered effects by using soundkeys to set different effects to different frequencies of the audio track (blur value = bass, slide effect = treble etc)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Busy, crazy busy

So I've been busy as recently and not had much time for personal projects let alone posting. anyway here is an illustration I did this week for a marketing consultant. python gag for the dads.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009


Self initiated piece I did after a session of maya tutorials on rigging and skinning characters, was so overloaded I just wanted to do something totally abstract. Created the spikey shape in maya then did some photoshop majic.

is done at a2 resolution so if anyone wants a print drop me an email ( and we can work something out.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Failed art test

An art test I did for a Melbourne games company (they went with someone else). But I am posting this because they were asking for a combination of styles I have very little experience with (anime + Steampunk) so its an interesting experiment for me without getting the job.

There is no real sense of character, I went for a quite straight interpretation of the brief and in hindsight should of just been more inventive and added some actual character. ah well you live and learn.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Three Colours Logo

Did a logo for a friends band Three Colours an interesting project based in london. I kinda like the white on black logo thing (see my adacto logo) and it meant I could avoid having three primary colours going on (RGB or RYB). It keeps options open for messing with colours at a later date. I am of a personal feeling that colour is not as important for a brand as some marketing divisions think. I feel that a good logo can have its colours changed and still be unique and a strong visual. Yes I may assosiate red with Virgin, but also with Coke etc, so red ceases to be an important part of distinguishing brands.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

New(er) Adventures in 3D

So whilst awaiting client feedback on a project I have buried my head in Maya again, this time modelling a decidedly odd flying machine. did manage to texture it up, with bump maps and all but it looked horribly garish so deleted 5 hours work and am going to start again tomorrow, this time with a more muted colour scheme and NO carbon fibre shaders.

Raskulls Comp.

Forgot I did this last month, An entry for an open competition. Run by Halfbrick a medium sized games company based in Australia to promote their latest offering. their characters looked pretty cute and who can turn down the chance of getting your design in a game? well turns out I cant.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Animation Clips from Justin Hustlin

Three little clips from a soon to be finished animation I have been working on for Justin Hustlin for Nun With A Gun Productions. Now the compression on here is horrific, will be using vimeo for the final animation. but just wanted to get some examples online of what I've been upto the last month or so.

Justin Hustlin Backgrounds

Selection of backgrounds from an almost finished animated pilot I've been working on. These backgrounds were designed with the help of my good friend Gary Cherrington who came up with early sketches with me.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Community Work

Some logos/banners I designed for an on-line gaming community. you can check out the new site here

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Was my younger brothers birthday recently and he likes Left4Dead so found a photo on facebook of him wielding a shotgun and voila. on desktop wallpaper.

Monday, 27 April 2009

In Progess

©2009 Nun With A Gun Productions/Justin Hustlin

I am working on a Flash Animation at the moment for a London based Fashion brand Justin Hustlin.

enjoying doing some flash animation for a change, also found a sweet way of applying motion blur to png sequences in AE.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Gigs - You Raised Me/Open Up

Gigs - You Raised Me/Open Up from Jason Poley on Vimeo.

A recent hip hop video i had a hand in, created the graphics and did a share of green screen compositing for the London based production company Full Focused Productions great fun to work with and was given a lot of artistic freedom.

Adacto EP

The cover design I knock up for a friends band Adacto. you can check out his postrock ambient lovelyness at his myspace page

Friday, 27 March 2009

Did this for my almost nephew's 6th next week. he loves Ratchet and Crank video games so adapted a image I found online to make it "resemble" (ish) him, yes he has massive striped ears... and has his lil sister as crank, well all I did was give crank a curly wig, lets not delve into what crank does in his "alone time".
Its all hand done, which was nice for a change and I only had red and black pens to hand.

Monday, 2 March 2009

New AE only Showreel

Decided that the majority of the work I am applying for is motion graphics/post production based so I should probably have a dedicated showreel. Also this side of my work is where I am focusing my efforts at the moment as I don't really have enough pure animation experience to pursue that side professionally.

Not that I am giving up on character animation, with a promo in pre production which is going to be animated in flash its not going to be neglected!
After Effects Showreel from Jason Poley on Vimeo.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Monday, 23 February 2009

Hand Gun

Hand Gun from Jason Poley on Vimeo.

having big fun adapting video copilot tutorials. cheap visual puns are always the best.

MAgic Pencil

Magic Pencil from Jason Poley on Vimeo.

Silly experiment after looking at a tutorial on video CoPilot which explored the idea of particles being created dependant on the speed of the emitter (in this case my pencil). its a bit quiet on the work front at the moment so more experiments to come me thinks. og the music is the legendary SFA.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Breeders Examples

Did some grading and effects work as a favour, turned into patching up the graphics work, re working the title animation and replacing the end credits. the girl they originally got was ok but lazy. seriously she made the graphics title safe but just shrinking the whole composition in AE by 80% so nothing extended to the edges of the screen anymore...students!

Enough bitching The Idea was to have 3 distinct looks for the "news" footage, Outside live broadcast with the blues dialled up and on fast moving shots a little random blurring to simulate a fake auto focus. Live Press conference, required the least work, just boosted the contrast and brought up the colours. The Interview segment is ment to look over polished, almost candy world esque, giving it a slightly errie feel. again boosted the levels and added some faint glows around the brighter colours. All good fun, I think it works quite nicely, but then again I would.

but not to worry, will post the final short when I am allowed, and am looking forward to working with Doug and Gab at Telmiastori again.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Finger Tendrils

Ink lines coloured in photoshop, a pleasant coincidence with the colours meant I strayed from my normal pallet choices.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

ooo shiny

Experiment in photoshop after my hardcore Christmas present making extravaganza...