The New Climate War trailer

Audiovisual animation for Michael Mann’s upcoming book – The New Climate War.

Audiovisual animation for Michael Mann’s upcoming book – The New Climate War.

The style of the video was a bit of a homage to The Expanse which has some great scenes of planets in their trailer.

Spent a lot of time picking a great track from Storyblocks and then aligning the animations to the beat. This one is Arabic Cinematic Middle Eastern Music from Artist, Volodymyr Piddubnyk.

Here I used maps and cloud textures from NASA and created globes using Adobe After Effects for the realistic Earth scenes. For the single colour Earth’s I used Adobe Illustrator to colour and simplify them. I also used effects from Mister Horse Animation Composer, to speed up the animation process.

Finally, I added some sound effects to animations which rounded out the animations.

Climate Fool

We are at risk of losing everything that we hold dear. Before our eyes record temperatures on the rise year on year.

An animated short film on Australia’s climate change denial and the importance of moving away from fossil fuels and embracing a renewable future.

An animated climate change video that tries to connect with the audience. History will not judge us favourably until we stop obfuscating and set aggressive goals to reduce carbon emissions. Accounting tricks and woefully inadequate Paris Targets do us all a disservice. Blatantly wrong strategic choices on a gas led recovery are going to come back to haunt us unless do the right thing.

“EU set to deny gas power plants a green investment label”

No doubt I’m preaching the converted – but I hope you enjoy the video which is best seen with the sound on.

#climatechange #climateemergency #climatecrisis #climate

This animated video tries to capture the audience emotionally rather than through facts and figures. It focuses on the potential of extinction of some of our most beloved animals.

I think I’ll keep coming back to this video and adding additional scenes that bring this important issue to life.

 Climate Fool
 Australia’s emission’s denial
 We are at risk 
 Of losing everything
 that we hold dear.
 Before our eyes
 record temperatures
 on the rise
 year on year.
 Extended bushfire seasons,
 more severe.
 Droughts and floods
 now our constant companion.
 This climate crisis
 threatens the very existence 
 of the symbols
 that define our nation.
 Koala extinction in NSW by 2050.
 Can you imagine a future
 without them?
 Is this the Australia
 we want to leave
 our children
 and our children’s children?
 Will the destruction
 of our country
 be our legacy?
 There is a way.
 Carbon emission targets
 that reduce emissions by 50% 
 in the next decade
 and zero targets by 2050
 can take us back from the brink.
 We can make a difference.
 If we stop listening to the lies
 of polluters 
 mining, coal, oil and gas industries
 with their insatiable greed.
 Politicians at their beck and call
 ignoring science
 with outrageous lies 
 and slights of hand
 to get money, 
 to stay in power,
 regardless of the consequences.
 There is hope.
 We can chart a path using renewable energy.
 If we act now
 to stop  
 the destruction
 of our lucky country.


The challenge of finding your voice and telling your story. An kinetic typography animation using the spoken word.

The challenge of finding your voice and telling your story.

Organisations are constantly striving to make the complex simple. How to engage their audience and not miss key information? How to remain authentic and retain the substance of their value proposition?

So many digital animations today have little substance, and though there is a large audience for that, there are other audiences craving something more. Audience drop off rates over time lead creatives and marketing teams down a path creating videos and animations of shorter and shorter duration with less positioning of their topic. There’s a constant tug of war trying to get the balance right. The reality is that there are markets for both and both should be well served with appropriate content. There are other influences such as target audience and media distribution channel that have to be accounted for.

In Australia an analogous example would be mainstream commercial breakfast TV versus Radio National. I would have liked to have said ABC Breakfast TV but unfortunately its adopted a very similar substance light approach as well.

This animation titled STORYTIME uses typographic kinetic animation that starts in a style from Apple’s Blink and then goes off its its own direction. I use a poem I created earlier this year to describe what my business is about, that initially I had set to a typewriter style animation effect but I think this is much better.

I’ll keep exploring the relationship of spoken word, emotion, narratives of substance as well as creativity and technology in my work. I hope you enjoy it to.

Hear no coal. Say no coal. See no coal.

An Australian Romance.

A short experimental animation started over the Christmas holidays while the Australian Bushfires were a little too close to home.

Now I have a full body rigged character animation I can use it as part of a larger climate change story.

The quotes in this maybe too quick video are all from Scott Morrison.

Right now economic growth at all costs is the Australian mantra from both sides of politics and until that changes, we will see very real significant change to our policies.