Mattepainting, paintover and concept work for the Jungle Book (2016)
MPC London was brought in to help their Montreal environments department at the 11th hour with client changes, paintovers and environments. A majority of the tone and work was completed at this point, so most of what we did were some small fixes and the occaisional sky.
One of several mattepaintings used in the Virtual Reality Cave for Jaguar's new line of advertisements featuring Nick Hoult. VFX and comp by The Brewery - I only wish the matte were in focus!
My mattepainting showreel for 2014, including some work from the last few years:
Shot 1 - Intro (all title animation)
Shot 2 - Lenovo (mattepainting, background) - ANALOG
Shot 3 - Huggies (mattepainting) - MAINFRAME
Shot 4 - Burberry (mattepainting and animation/compositing) - NOT TO SCALE
Shot 5-6 - Clover (mattepainting, concept art, environment design) - SHY THE SUN
Shot 7 - Virgin Insurance (mattepainting, compositing, animation) - MASTERS & SAVANT
Shot 8 - Lenovo
Shot 9 - Clover
Shot 10 - Euro 2008 (mattepainting, art direction, story, character design) - MASTERS & SAVANT
Shot 11 - Clover
Shot 12 - Huggies
Shot 13-14 - Clover
Shot 15 - Friskies (mattepainting, compositing, moral support) - SHY THE SUN
Shot 16 - Personal Project (mattepainting, animation)
Shot 17 - Personal Project (mattepainting, animation)
Shot 18 - MinuteMaid A/B versions (mattepainting) - CONDUIT
Shot 19 - Personal Project (mattepainting, animation, compositing, fx)
Shot 20 - Sisters with Blisters (mattepainting) - MASTERS & SAVANT
Shot 21 - Euro2008
Shot 22 - Clover
Shot 23 - Huggies
Shot 24 - Virgin Insurance A/B versions (mattepainting) - MASTERS & SAVANT
Several mattepaintings and concept artworks for projects done in 2011 and 2012.
CIF (for Shy the Sun)
Two seamless mattes to be projected on book pages in a pop-up book style.
and several works for Am I Collective, including some concept artwork for Sanlam, and car brand Skoda - another pitch for Sri Lanka Airways can be seen in the concept art directory
Client - Clover
Brand Manager - Sherian King
Agency - Joe Public
Production Company -Shy The Sun
Animation Director: Jannes Hendrikz
Character Designs and Concept Development: Ree Treweek
Character and Environment Development: Linsey Levendall
Matte Painting and Concept Artist: Ed Franc Loverock Babb
Modelling and Animation: Stanley Segal
Producer: Nina Pfeiffer
Assistant Producer: Andre Sales
Post-Production and Animation - BlackGinger
VFX Supervisor - Hilton Treves
Animation Supervisor - Darrin Hofmeyr
Lead Nuke Compositor - Marco Raposo de Barbosa
Lighting & Rendering - Jason Slabber & William Harley
Post Producer - Tracy-lee Portnoi
Production House (Live Action Top&Tail) - CAB Films
Director (live action) - Bruce Paynter
I painted these mattepaintings to be used as background plate elements for a Virgin Insurance campaign. The 3d foreground elements (such as the wooly mammoth seen in the final composites) and final composites with text were done by Masters & Savant, while the foreground photography (such as the knight in armor and the two cavemen) was shot by Ross Garrett.
Several different versions of the mattes were made (one alternate version of the chinese mattepainting can be seen).
These are several mattepaintings that were completed for personal pleasure or were rejects from commercial projects or pitches that never came to be.
3 executions for Y&R Global's LAND ROVER campaign. All three executions are my work, with the 3rd using 3d elements provided by Wicked Pixels (if only we had used 3d elements in the first two, they would have taken a fraction of the time!)
This campaign won BRONZE at the Loeries in the "Print Communication – Posters" category, as well as a CRAFT certificate in the "Print & Collateral Craft – Photography" category.
Client : Huggies
Creative Agency : Stink
Post Production Agency : Mainframe
Director : Christian Bevilacqua
Project lead & vfx supervisor : Arvid Niklasson
Mattepainting: Ed Babb
Director: Christian Bevilacqua
Production Company: Stink
Visual Effects: Analog
DoP : Luis Branquinho
Colorist: Gabriele Peloso
Graphics: Fraser Davidson
VFX Supervisor: Arvid Niklasson, Simon Reeves
VFX Producer: Mike Turoff
3D: Mike Merron, Arvid Niklasson, Matt Chandler, Toby Winder, Simon Reeves & Stuart Turnbull
Compositing: Fabio Zaveti, Aitor Arroyo, Andre Dias
MattePainting : Ed Babb
Vfx editor : Pete Baxter
Mattepaintings for a large scale projection at Burberry's launch
Friskies Adventureland was a project by Shy The Sun and Passion Pictures. For this job I provided sky replacements and a mattepainting of the final world. I also assisted with final compositing.
Two of 3 square-format illustrations for Engen's oil division. They were painted square to give agency free reign to crop for several different typographic layouts (vertical crops, horizontal wide crops and other variants)
For Masters & Savant Johannesburg. This ad's purpose was to inform viewers in South Africa that the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation, our public broadcaster) would be broadcasting the Euro cup on SABC3. The concept centered around colossi, representing the competing nations, playing football across Europe and then bringing it back home to South Africa.
Production time was extremely short (just under 1 month) and budget was limited - due to this, the original scope of the project morphed and changed over time and endings were changed but the basic concept remained the same throughout the month of production. I was lead design and concept and did all the mattepaintings and environments, in addition to art direction. 2 animators in our Johannesburg branch (no animators were available in Cape Town) did the 3d animation and compositing.
A mattepainting for the opening shot of a campaign for Sisters With Blisters. The mattepainting was my only contribution to this project.
A mattepainting constructed in a variety of formats for large scale and small scale prints (billboards, pullouts and newspapers) for Engen's Baobab campaign.