Category Archives: video


KUNG FU Animation Process

Something that fascinates me more than animation is the animation process. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes that never sees the light of day but is invaluable in creating something that is both believable and relatable. This video is a tribute to that process, it shows my process from thumbnail sketch to coloured character. It also gave me a chance to create a mini score using my Guzheng.

2RT Deep Creek

2ReasonTrek Overnight Adventure Series

In Spring 2015 my wife Lucy and I trekked the first leg of the Heysen trail around the Deep Creek area. The trek was a part of our ongoing 2ReasonTrek project which aims to get people outdoors and to raise money for Our Home Community (a home for orphans in South India). We took a GoPro with us and filmed some of the best parts of the trek. Enjoy!

Scissors & Dreads

 Tony (pictured in the video below) has been growing his dreads for 7 years. 

One day he approached me and out of the blue told me he wanted to cut them off for charity. We came up with the idea to film the haircut for all the people who donated to the cause and to prompt others to donate. To find out more head to 2ReasonTrek  or to donate head to Our Home Community.

Parchbell Production Stamp

I was tired of having a boring, static picture at the end of each video I made.

I wanted something that would catch peoples eye and showed off the creative nature of Parchbell. Something that was different and colourful but could also be put on the end of any kind of video.

After days of fighting with bad ideas I came up with the concept you see below which also ended up becoming the logo for Parchbell.

I recorded all the sounds over a few days, trying to find out how this crazy ray gun would sound. I used  everything I could find that made an interesting sound from  an electric toothbrush to balloons. It was a really fun project that gave me a whole new respect for animation and sound artists.