Sunday, 11 September 2011

Cantebury Anifest & British Film Coucil

"Unorganized Crime" got into the Cantebury Anifest and "Layered" got into the British Film Council. WWWOOOOOOOO!!!!!


http://film.britishcouncil.org/layered


http://www.canterburyanifest.com/british-short-animations/

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

'Unorganized Crime' -graduation film

This is our (me, Dane Winn, Charlie Miller, Daisy Hynes and Sophie Grimwood) final graduation film. We spent the whole of third year making it. Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Unorganized Crime online in a few days

Our final year film is going to be online in a couple of days... or should be. Unless someone decides otherwise. Uni is finished now, and i'm ready for the world.. bring it!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Modelling a photoreal car

I modelled this car in a day and played around with the textures the second day. Lots of compositing in After Effects. This was also the first time I ever modelled a car using panels and starting from the wheel arches. It really is so much easier that way, can't believe i havent done that before. Live and learn.



Friday, 13 May 2011

E4 - ident "Diamond in the Rough"

This is my E4-ident that i submitted to the competition. I made it in 2 days. The first day i modelled and animated everything, the second day i rendered and composited the piece. The music was a ready track that the competition supplied us with. ENJOY!!! -oh and go VOTE online at

http://www.e4.com/video/IHzPrAXGK0F95hmKf6x7do/play.e4



here's some making of pictures:





the only props needed. Duplicate and scale..

"Layered" - 48 hour Animation competition - WE WON!!!

Me and Dane Winn got qualified into the Stuttgart international animation festival to make a short animated film in 48 hours. The only thing we got ready was the character (modelled, rigged and textured). From the first minute Dane began animating and I started modelling the environment. We came up with the story in the airport on the way to Germany and story boarded it in our hostel. working on it for 48 hours was really challenging though. We had 2 short naps during the whole time, but i guess it was worth it. We won first prize!!! -What a great experience!!! Here's the film, enjoy!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Circus themed pic

I wanted to make a circus themed picture of myself and it ended up looking abit freekish. Just a quick photoshop doodle.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

IMAGINE-magazine interview

Our team (a Foot Apart Productions) got into the new issue of Imagine-magazine as the "rising Stars" in animation. It is the best timing we could wish for and we're really excited about it. Thats me in the middle, WOHOO!!!!

Unorganized Crime film update


The animation on our final film is nearly done and post production has been initiated to get the ball rolling faster. Here are some updated stills from the film.



Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Crazy Horse 48 hour animation jam

Me and my collegue Dane Winn were told about this 48 hour animation jam in Stuttgart in May. Basically, there are 6 teams of two people from around Europe who compete against each other to make an animated short in 48 hours. Me and Dane sent our showreels to Germany and a few days ago found out that we got accepted to the competition!!! WWOOO!!! So we're off to Stuttgart Germany in May and hopefully we win the competition. Even if we don't, it's going to be lots of fun and we got free festival tickets to the Stuttgart animation and film festival. Here's the link to the competition:

http://www.itfs.de/en/competitions/48h-animation-jam.html

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Unorganized Crime car turnarounds

the turnarounds for two cars in the film.



Friday, 4 March 2011

unorganized crime playblasts

here's 3 playblasts of our film.. i'll publish the fully rendered shot1 in a few days to show how the whole film will hopefully look.





Friday, 11 February 2011

Set Stills from final film

These are some stills taken from the sets in our final year project: Unorganized Crime

http://unorganized-crime.blogspot.com/



Thursday, 13 January 2011

Vehicles for animation

These are the vehicles we'll use in our animation. 2 civilian car models which will get different paint jobs and a police vehicle. It took about 5 hours to model each. As you can see, the police vehicle is a modification of one of the cars.



Thursday, 30 December 2010

Silhouette-Man short clip

I made this 6 second short clip during my christmas holiday. My aim was to test the character rig i made during the summer with Maya and see if it was usable. it was.. to a certain extent. =A silhouette.

Silhuette-Man from Constantinos Mavromichalis on Vimeo.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Unorganized Crime street-still

This render is made up of 5 different buildings that have been duplicated and modified to look different. with ambient occlusion added and soft shadows instead of harsh ones we got the still to look like we wanted.

Monday, 29 November 2010

"Unorganized Crime" -concept work

Our final animation has changed its name to "Unorganized Crime" and we have finally finished our animatic. Time to start modelling and creating some concept work. I made this apartment in maya just to explore the look of the film. The key element we're gonna use is "ambient oclusion" -which is a separate pass we render on top of the main colored render. These two pictures are a test of how ambient oclusion works. The top picture has got saturation and contrast added to it.


Sunday, 31 October 2010

Modified dollar to suit our film

We are working on an amazing new short animation called Plan Z. It's for our final project in uni and it's a heist film, one of my favorite genres. I modified this dollar bill that we printed out and gave to everyone before our pitch in uni.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

First ever character rig

i've been delaying character-rigging ever since i started using maya, but i felt the time had come to learn it. This is the first very simple character i modelled and then rigged. Basic body rigging isn't that hard. Next i need to learn to rig a face.


Helping hand

For the past 2 years my mom and the her neighbors have been trying to build a shelter for the bins by their building, but the building ministry has not given them permission. I recommended to my mom that i model the bin area in Maya and print out rendered images of how it would look with the added structure they wanted. I made a bunch of stills from which i chose these three to show you, and they took them to the ministry. They got the permission instantly. Small very simple things like this 6 hour project can help out people more than you think.



Saturday, 22 May 2010

VFX highway test

VFX Action project freeway test (Maya) from Constantinos Mavromichalis on Vimeo.



A test me and Dane did. Inspired by every car chase ever filmed

VFX final set and vehicles

VFX city model



VFX monster model






This is the first time I ever modelled a character or anything that was this organic.

VFX chopper model


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

VFX hummer model







Images of the Hummer I modelled to a special effects animation that I am working on. It took me 8 hours to complete.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Doritos add tank lighting vid.

video

From shaded view to fully lit fish-tank... goes through all different lights in the scene.

Doritos add cave texturing vid.

video

From shaded to textured and lit.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Final aquarium for the Doritos add


This is the final look of the aquarium. I am very happy with how it ended up looking. Everything fit together. I had some problems lighting up the set, but finally got it to work. Many debates were made about the colour and lighting of the back wall, but finally came to the conclusion that a darker wall would work the best to get the viewers focus on the tank.

Tiki-heads for the Doritos add


Here's a closeup of the tiki-heads that daisy designed and i modelled. Mainly i'm happy about the material.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

a rocky cave for the Dorritos add


This is the rendered image of the rocky cave that I designed. The textures might still be modifies, because to me it looks too basic. I think it needs to be modified to look more worn out. but for a start i am quite happy with how it came out looking.