I'm self-taught, starting with flipbooks as a kid, Autodesk Animator and TVPaint in the 90s, 3DS MAX and Flash in the 2000s, and paperless/2D in the 2010s.

Craig Smye

I'm self-taught, starting with flipbooks as a kid, Autodesk Animator and TVPaint in the 90s, 3DS MAX and Flash in the 2000s, and paperless/2D in the 2010s.

Available to hire
credit-card $225 per day ($28.13 per hour)

I’m self-taught, starting with flipbooks as a kid, Autodesk Animator and TVPaint in the 90s, 3DS MAX and Flash in the 2000s, and paperless/2D in the 2010s.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
2D
2D Animation
Il
Illustration
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Experience Level

Adobe Photoshop
Expert
Adobe After Effects
Intermediate
Adobe Premiere Pro
Intermediate

Industry Experience

Software & Internet, Media & Entertainment
    uniE608 Web Identity Animation - Redline Office Solutions
    The client needed a bit of branded material for their website. So I designed and animated this little piece using a mix of rotoscope, 3D, and hand-drawn techniques. #video #animation #rotoscope #characteranimation
    uniE608 Paperless Character Animation - Buffy vs Dracula
    The client needed cool, smooth animation of Buffy fighting Dracula for the opening titles of a YouTube series planned for seven seasons. I choreographed the fight, designed the characters, did a quick storyboard, and created the animation in paperless style on a Wacom using Animate CC. Features some quite detailed FX. (At a later date I refactored the animation to be Angel vs Dracula, using different choreography for the new character, perfectly timed to the existing Dracula animation.) #animation #characteranimation #titlesequence #FXanimation
    uniE608 Paperless character animation - Dr Horrible Uses Freeze Ray on Buffy
    Client who is a professional Youtuber needed cool animation for the opening titles of a series. Concept was a bunch of Joss Whedon characters having very short fights strung together. In this segment Buffy tries to attack Dr Horrible but he's too quick on the draw with his freeze ray. #animator #characteranimation #fightchoreography
    uniE608 Paperless character animation - Angel vs Dracula
    Client running a professional and fast-growing YouTube channel needed some impressive animation for the opening titles of their flagship series. They requested to have Angel (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) fighting Dracula in one section. I designed the characters and choreographed the fight, then did the animation using a Wacom and Adobe Animate CC. #animator #video #characteranimation
    uniE608 Hand-drawn Character Animation - Professional streamer overlay
    The client was an ambitious professional streamer. They needed orginal and unique animations to play as overlays on their stream. I created four little clips with various playful concepts and effects, using hand-drawn animation. I also designed and created the headline typeface in Photoshop. #streaming #animator
    uniE608 Screen graphics for The Shopping Channel - The Beam by Nimbleback
    This client needed a simple but glossy bit of video to introduce the basics of their product while it was sold on the shopping channel. I created a simple environment for them using car paint material in their brand colours and a transparent human figure with a solid spine. I started with a basic VO script and handled all design, animation, rendering on this project.
    uniE608 Explainer video - FeeCheck by Pricemetrix
    Client needed a 2.5 minute explainer video for a pricing solution targeting the financial services industry. They provided a VO script with no visual direction. I did all design, storyboarding, and animation for the video. Imagery was generated using 3D Studio MAX and Flash. #video #explainervideo #animator #motiongraphics
    uniE608 Explainer video - CommissionCheck by PriceMetrix
    Client needed 2.5 minutes of video to support a VO script outlining a pricing tool aimed at the financial services industry. I designed, storyboarded, and animated the entire video. I took a motion graphics approach, using some 3D elements and camera moves to elevate the segment showing the software interface in action. Imagery was generated using 3D Studio MAX with animated textures created in Flash. Client was very happy with the result and came back multiple times in the ensuing years for updates to minor bits of branding and etc while continuing to use the video as an important marketing asset. #video #explainer #motiongraphics #3Danimation
    uniE608 Paperless character animation - Scarlet Witch
    Client asked to see Scarlet Witch, in her Age of Ultron outfit, using her powers. I designed the character and did the animation. Particularly enjoyed animating the "sigil" (magical symbol) she draws in the air to warp probability.

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