The Odeon

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Simon is the senior tutor in the 3D department at Media Design School. A keen filmmaker, he enjoys being involved in film production at any level having worked on multiple music videos and short films in a variety of roles. He is interested in all facets of film production, and is always looking for new challenges. He's currently exploring ways of combining traditional practical visual effects with modern digital effects. Since 2006 he has been a avid supporter and participant in the 48hours furious filmmaking challenge. The 2 animated 3D entries he directed both received recognition for Best Animation. A novice photographer and airbrush artist he is patiently trying to get better.

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By bringing together the disparate elements of evolving home cinema technology, the goal of this piece is to show the evolution, progression, and the pinnacle of the home movie experience. The focus is on a bollex 18-9 8mm film projector sitting atop a stack of DVD and VHS Inspiration for this piece comes from a lifetime fascination with the medium of film, and the specific form of the home cinema experience. Modelled & Textured in Maya Rendered in Mental Ray Post work in Nuke