Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Tarzan: Final Trailer (Conquer)

Final trailer, out soon...

Wednesday, 15 June 2016


A project I was part of at the turn of the year...

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Tarzan: Trailer 3

Another one, different style, same film...

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016

Jupiter Ascending: Shot Visualisation

Behind the scenes are always interesting and I've made a short video showing the workflow I went through when animation those bees for Jupiter Ascending a few years back, fun to make and hopefully will be of interest...

Jupiter Ascending: Shot Visualisation from Samuel John Joseph Walsh on Vimeo.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Bank Holiday Reel Update

Cinema releases means updates to the reel, cannae fall behind the curve, as it were...

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Tarzan - Poster


Saturday, 21 May 2016

Our Kind of Traitor: Screening

Finally, after work I grabbed a seat at a late screening of 'Our Kind of Traitor' - A very true adaptation of the source novel, beautifully shot and a thoroughly enjoyable picture.

I'll be updating the reel with the shots I was part of soon but I won't mention the work in detail just yet as it *May Contain Spoilers* ...

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Our Kind of Traitor: Trailer 2

Another one...

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Goodbye Mr. Snuggles

A short film, first watched about ten years ago, still great...

'GOODBYE MR. SNUGGLES' from Stuart Biddlecombe on Vimeo.

Sunday, 10 April 2016


Finally had some time to pick up this...

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Altamira: Poster(s) and Trailer

Out in Spain, interesting gig two years back...

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Our Kind of Traitor: Poster(s)

Freshly squeezed and hot off the printing press...

Also found an alternate...

Monday, 28 March 2016

Money Into Light

Often when reading about something you are often gifted information on another thing entirely. From reading this,

To this, bought for a penny, the book 'Money Into Light The Emerald Forest: A Diary' - by John Boorman.

Full of insight and the idiosyncrasies of a great director in full film making stride...

"Fiction is, after all, merely the truth liberated from facts."

Friday, 25 March 2016

Painterly Visuals

Akira Kurosawa's delicious framing style, all based from his own paintings...

Comparison One

Comparison Two

Monday, 21 March 2016

Tarzan: Trailer 2

Another little looksie at a show I worked on last year...

Saturday, 27 February 2016


It's awards season and I'm currently working my way through the nominees that are available to watch with on demand streaming websites. The survivalist which was nominated for 'Outstanding Debut' at BAFTA is a film about living after theoretical collapse of civilisation.

After the standard post film trivia digging I came across the directors vimeo page in which there is a short film that is essentially a prequel to the feature called 'Magpie'

MAGPIE from Stephen Fingleton on Vimeo.

Here is the trailer to the currently released feature...
The Survivalist UK trailer from Stephen Fingleton on Vimeo.

Thursday, 25 February 2016


Invited to join this site...

Sunday, 21 February 2016

2016 Reel *UPDATE*

A few additions to the reel from last year...

SJJWalsh: Generalist TD & Animation Reel from Samuel John Joseph Walsh on Vimeo.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Our Kind of Traitor: Trailer

Finally after a long ol' while the first trailer has been released. I worked on this back in the summer of 2014 and this was my first foray into leading the CG side of things...

Monday, 1 February 2016

MI:5 - Title Sequence

Here is the full title sequence for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. I was very happy to see one of the gadgets that I helped design and bring to life shown in the opening of the film...

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation / Main Title Sequence / Filmograph from Filmograph on Vimeo.

Millennium FX

Did a little bit of work for these lovely people. Pre Vis(ed) a practical prosthetic for an undisclosed show...

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Everest : VFX Breakdown

Exactly what it says on the tin, there is the smallest glimpse of digi double work I was involved in last year...

RVX Everest VFX Breakdown from RVX on Vimeo.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Legend of Tarzan: Teaser Trailer

First film finished over at Framestore...

Saturday, 17 October 2015


Bit of a whirlwind this year with contracts, I now find myself in the belly of the Framestore beast...

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Known for

IMDb credit list is slowly increasing and the top row / known for bar has recently changed to this...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

TBX - Poster

Off with his head...

Dr Who

Currently keeping busy with this...

Series 9

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Matte Shot

Great website filled to the brim with everything you would ever want to know about Matte Paintings...

Dennis Lowe

I found this treasure trove of goodies when I was researching into 'Matte Paintings' and this excellent website from a veteran of the industry with a career spanning 40 years.

It features a fascinating interview with Leigh Took, with whom I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing the very workshop shown in detail in the video when I was studying at the NFTS...


I'm catching up on a few of the Cruiser's films I have for one reason or another not seen.

First up...

Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Spectre: Trailer 2

Another look at the latest instalment...


1st film credit whilst working at Double Negative...

Monday, 20 July 2015

The Bastard Executioner

Bit of period television work, mix bag of vfx...

Milk Visual Effects

Currently working on a television show over at Milk...

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Working through the back catalogue...

Vampires Kiss (1988)

Kiss of Death (1995)

Monday, 13 July 2015


I've seen most of the film in various forms but this scene is just great...

Isotropix Clarisse

During my stint at Double Negative I have taken a new renderer under my wing...

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Spectre: Teaser Trailer

More to come...

Monday, 29 June 2015


Next show...

Friday, 26 June 2015

Everest - Poster

Coming soon...

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Everest: Trailer

Here is the trailer for Everest. The film charts the infamous 1996 expedition.

I was mainly tasked with creating digi versions of the climbers.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation: Trailer 2

Another trailer has been released...

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Cinefex 141

An ambition of mine when I started out was to be mentioned by name in the industry standard magazine called Cinefex. The most recent edition has a small but incredibly humbling reference to the animation work I produced for Jupiter Ascending, which was released earlier in the year.

2015 Reel

Getting a new job is always good and with that comes as an added bonus is that changes and updates are made to the reel.

Here is my current reel for 2015, a few films are still to be released throughout the year but for the moment here is the collection of my work in the industry so far.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation: Trailers

Here are the trailers that show what we have been busy working on..

Teaser Trailer

Full Trailer

Double Negative

After 3 and a half years of working at One Of Us I decided to seek new challenge and have since joined Double Negative where I have been working for last couple of months.

I am currently working on Mission Impossible 5.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Jupiter Ascending: Trailers

Here are the trailers for 'Jupiter Ascending' I have been working on this for about 6 months in a variety of roles but the majority of the time I have been animating and a few of those shots can be seen in trailer 2.

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Under The Skin: Trailer

Here is the latest trailer for Jonathan Glazer's new film 'Under The Skin'. I worked on this for the majority of last year. It is released very soon.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Classic Film Odyssey

Film school really opened the door to the films of the past and I have been continuing that voyage ever since I left the school.

Here are a few that I have watched and enjoyed so far,

Attack (1956)

 The Fly (1958)

 Champion (1949)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

The Cycle of Art

On my way to work this week there was a poster in the London Underground, it was for a video game that had an upcoming release. I knew instantly what the game was because of the creature on the poster. It was for a 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' and judging from the poster it focuses heavily on James Cameron's - Aliens.

The reason for the post is that the poster was setting the game up well but the main thing about it was that it mirrored a shot I had designed for Conway (our NFTS SFX film) and the reason I thought that it was great was that I had based lot's of the shots and drew the storyboard with 'Aliens' in mind. So to see a new game using a poster that referenced a shot from Conway which intern came from Aliens was proof that art indeed does imitate art.

Here are the images to compare:

Both shots are almost a carbon copy of each other, the smoke in background, the goo dripping from the mouths of the alien and the power angle.

Here is a the 'Conway' trailer that affectionately sends up 'Aliens'

Bring back the pain, B*tch!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Gambit: Trailer

Finally after a whole year, Gambit is being released and will be in the cinema in November. This job came right after Mirror Mirror and I was asked to create a CG Colin Firth for a shot. I fulfilled a few roles on this, I worked as a modeller, rigger, texture artist and an animator and so was thrilled to have such a lot to do. The final shot came out really well and I'll be adding it to me reel very soon.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Cast and Crew Premier - Anna Karenina

On Sunday I was invited to attend the official premier of Joe Wrights version of 'Anna Karenina' at the world famous Leicester square Odeon cinema.

After all these years of working towards a job in the film industry and to be able to share my first credit with my fellow VFX team and the majority of the cast and crew was really a very humbling experience and was a great way to start my career in film.

The film itself was full of lavish visuals and sumptuous costumes and the cherry on the cake was waiting and watching credits and finally seeing my name scroll into view and quickly disappear.

A truly special moment.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Cloud Atlas: Trailer

Here is an extended look at the first 'Cloud Atlas' trailer. I worked as a CGI artist and animator so for me that was great.

Ernesto: Trailer

Here is the trailer for 'Ernesto' I worked on this way back in my first year of film school and have fond memories of working on it...

Directed by Corinne Ladeinde

Ernesto - Trailer from Melograni Films on Vimeo.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Anna Karenina: Trailer

At long last here is the trailer for 'Anna Karenina' has been released. This was my very first gig in the industry, I worked as a 'Pre Vis' artist for several of the action sequences.

For more info please visit IMDb Anna Karenina

Friday, 22 June 2012

Bertie Crisp: Trailer

Here is another film I worked on during by first year at the NFTS.

Directed by Francesca Adams

Bertie Crisp- The Trailer! from Francesca Adams on Vimeo.

For more information please take a look here Bertie Crisp

The Pride of Wade Ellison: Trailer

Here is an oldie, well kinda. I worked on this film during my first year at the NFTS.

Directed by Sean Branigan

For more info please visit IMDb or NFTS

Jamon: Trailer

Here is another trailer for an Animation Graduation film I worked on in my last year at the NFTS.

Directed by Iria Lopez

Jamón film trailer from iria lopez on Vimeo.

For more info please visit

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Left Kick: Trailer

Here is the trailer for the Animation Graduation film I worked on at 'The National Film and Television school' during my final year.

Directed by - Jonathan Topf

Left Kick Trailer from Jonathan Topf on Vimeo.

Mirror, Mirror : Prologue

Here is the animation I worked on for the film - 'Mirror, Mirror'. The animation serves as the opening for the film and sets the back story.

Directed by Ben Hibon
Post Production - One of Us

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White

It has been a long time since I last posted anything, nearly a year...

School is finished, it has been a very long too years and it is a great feeling to have finished. I have been working for the last seven months in Soho.

I have noticed over the last week on my ventures into London that the posters are out for the film, Mirror Mirror.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Left Kick

The final part of my two year masters is under way and I will be busy with working on a few projects and a large chunk of time will be chomped by Left Kick.

Left Kick is a graduation animation directed by Jonathan Topf. The film is being produced entirely in 3D so lots of modeling, rigging and animation.

Working with a director is pretty cool as well, instant feedback, different ideas and alterations is a refreshing way to work.

Here is Jonathan's personal site where you can familiarise yourself a little more with Cochise himself.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


The Poster says everything...

Senna Theme by 'Antonio Pinto'

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Directorial Debut

A couple of days ago I made my first real stab at directing. The current module at NFTS is MoCap and for it I decided to design a story for the mocap to sit and take centre stage. The film is very short and is essentially a character piece taking place in one set with the bare minimum of dialog.

The film takes place in a child's room and the action is simple. A father reads his son a bedtime story and the story is an extract from the battle of Waterloo where Wellington meet
Napoleon in 1815. He then finishes and says goodnight, kisses his son's forehead and leaves quietly where the little boy falls a sleep amongst a bedroom full of toys. The soldiers then come alive and fight on his table and his books, marbles, rulers and comics form the battle ground.

The motion capture data that was filmed at Centroid in Pinewood studios will drive the soldiers. I also got to direct this part as well and so I do feel incredibly attached to it as a piece of work and will be one of the greatest pieces of work I think I will ever produce.

Working with a Cinematographer on this was such a great experience and also having ability to control the shoot as a director was a blast. Benjamin Hecking was my DoP and was a massive advocate in making this much more than just an exercise in our VFX time table. His ligthing was great and he captured an amazing sense of reality with his shadow placement. The set was built by Steven Granger, after building our Conway set he once again stepped and knocked up a beautiful set that transported us and me back when we were all young and when toys were constantly on our minds. He set was full of great props and finished off with hand stippled stencils of aeroplanes.

I have also contracted an editor and a composer for this and I will know more next week but at the moment I am very happy about the possibilities for this film. I also received all of the mocap data from Centroid and couldn't resist putting a little test together...