Monday, 18 April 2011

Meet the Team - Senior CGI Artist, Kyle Grace

Q: What’s your favourite advertising / marketing campaign and why?

A: The First is “Those who can; Teach” - A government funded campaign to encourage new talent into the teaching profession.  Heartfelt interviews with famous sportsmen and artists regarding their influential teachers. It was simple, powerful and well shot.

The Second is “Good things come to those who wait” – Guinness. Their brand is strong and their adverts are engaging, I am yet to see a bad representation.

Q: What do you wish you had designed / invented?

A: 28 hour days would be a great invention.

Q: Any websites or design magazines you use for inspiration?
A: CG Architect, World Architecture News, Digital Photographer.

Q: Is there a piece of technology you couldn’t live without?

A: My Wacom. It’s the key tool of any good retoucher or CG artist.

Q: What’s the best job you’ve ever worked on?

A: Make’s Grosvenor Waterside. We produced several key images and a matched CG animation into a helicopter based footage.

Q: What makes you laugh out loud?

A: Any surreal British comedy, from Monty Python to Eddie Izzard.

Q: Describe your perfect weekend?

A: Any music festival – a weekend of Music, Beer, Beards and Badgers (You need something to talk about at 3am in a field).

Q: If you had to sum yourself up in 140 characters Twitter style, what would you say?

A: I like to spend a lot of money on beer, fast cars and women. But as I’m not George Best, I’ll just squander my time and money on music and photography instead.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Wanted: One Talented 3D Artist!

Assembly Studios is an award winning multi-disciplinary design agency. Our creative CG department works with the wider studio to deliver a diverse range of content for print, web, interactive and animation.

We are on the lookout for a talented experienced 3D Artist to join our London studio. 3D Studio Max, VRAY, Photoshop and After Effects skills are essential, as is experience with animation, compositing and post-production. We need great team players, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, who are passionate about CG, very creative and diverse in their skills sets.

If that sounds like you we would love to hear from you! Please send a C.V. and showreel / portfolio to (6MB Max)
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Friday, 8 April 2011

iPhone Travel Photography... Matt in Mumbai...

Mumbai trip 2011 - UKTI mission to Mumbai reveals a buzzing economy and lots of opportunity for us Brits to export... The last few months have seen me travelling a lot as we help boost our UK workloads by expanding into new markets. Trips to Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East have proved fruitful, so when I was invited to travel to Mumbai as part of a 10 man delegation organised by the international Dialogue Group, I decided to take the plunge and see how much further the Indian economy had moved since my last recce in 2009.

Equiped with nothing but an iPhone to document the trip - here's a taste of what went on...