Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Chasing Bubbles

Being in a new country has many perks but the best one is the people you meet, I've met many so far on this American adventure but one stands out.

Here is a documentary she helped produced a few years back.

It's a beautiful, it's sad, it's fascinating and it's funny.

Check it out and of course, thank you to Laurie for sharing a brief glimpse into her world.

Silly Cookie...


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Edge of Tomorrow

So, after almost a decade posting on this blog, I now find myself a few hours away from my next step in my vfx career, I'm moving to Chicago and will be there for three years, maybe longer. My last post from the shores of my island, my home and my little part of Surbiton.

Excited, stressed, nervous, happy and sad, it's been a great 7 years in London and hopefully several great years in the USA !!


"I went out there in search of experience,
to taste and to touch and to feel's as much
as a man can before he repents"

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

V I S A - A P P R O V E D ! ! !

After several months of phone chats, emails and role changes I can finally say I have my VISA confirmed, I'm thrilled.

Please see the giphy to see where I'm headed and remember, 'Don't phone, it's just for fun'...

via GIPHY


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Credits

Hats off to a great team over at Framestore...


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Grooty Wall of Death

A digital recreation of the 'Grooty Wall of Death' the CFX team over at Framestore put together to show their love for a certain tiny character...
We are Grooty !!


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Integrated Advertising

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 completed and now I find myself across the Oxford Street partition in the commercials team. Currently working on a filmic TV show...


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Guardians 2: Poster

Sorry, I lied...



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Sunday, 26 February 2017

GIPHY

Decided to make little gifs of the shots I have been involved in over the years...



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

With A Little Patience

Watched the emotional, powerful yet masterful 'Son of Saul' by Laszlo Nemes over the weekend and tracked down his original short film 'With A Little Patience'

The camera techniques at work in SoS are clearly visible in the short where it feels you are almost hugging the protagonist throughout and only able observe the world in their immediate vision - magnificent...

With A Little Patience de László Nemes from Ventana Indiscreta on Vimeo.


Monday, 13 February 2017

Superbowl Trailer

Shown to the world during the Super Bowl, we are nearly there Grooty...



Sunday, 5 February 2017

CG Channel - Facebook

Always nice to see something I was involved in organically find it's way onto other platforms. The CG Channel shared the breakdown for 'Our Kind of Traitor'...



Saturday, 4 February 2017

Anonymous: Teaser

Helped a friend with this lovely short called 'Anonymous' and it should be ready soon...

Anonymous Teaser from Markus Meedt on Vimeo.

You can find out more here on Kickstarter

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Letterboxd

An old film school buddy told me to sign up to this, it's been an absolute revelation...


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Film and TV Pro

Created, updated and completed a profile on this...


http://www.filmandtvpro.com/uk/crew/profile/sjjwalsh

Monday, 2 January 2017

Commercials & Short Films

Over the years working in film I've managed to work on smaller projects and here is a little reel showing a few...

SJJWalsh: Commericals & Short Film Reel from Samuel John Joseph Walsh on Vimeo.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Year, New Reel

Happy New Year!

Raided old hard drives and cobbled a reel together featuring pre visualisation work and a handful of projects that for one reason or another didn't happen...

SJJWalsh: Visualisation Reel from Samuel John Joseph Walsh on Vimeo.


Sunday, 11 December 2016

Movidiam

Invited to join, did just that...


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Guardians 2: New Teaser Trailer

Marvel have released another teaser, showing much more of Framestore's work, enjoy...


I Am Grooty...

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Provenance: Poster

Missed the screening but here is the poster...


Sunday, 6 November 2016

Finding Altamira

Watched over the weekend, I was heavily involved in the previsualisation of a key sequence a few years back - great to see it all come together.


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2

Finally making it's way in the internet world, this is what I've been working on for the last 6 months - Concerned mainly with the little fella...


Poster


Teaser Trailer

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Coalescent Films

Produced one shot of visual effects for the lovely team over at Coalescent Films.


Always a pleasure to work on small independently made productions and a nice switch from the work I've been doing over at Framestore...

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Our Kind of Traitor: Shot Visualisation

Another little insight into my workflow and how I approached the vfx for 'Our Kind of Traitor' - Working directly with the directors and supervisor is always the most rewarding aspect. The brief was to create a beautiful yet haunting moment in the films climax...

Our Kind of Traitor: Shot Visualisation from Samuel John Joseph Walsh on Vimeo.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Barbican - Consciousness

An old project, the first non-film endeavour since I started work in VFX. I worked on a CG version of 'Marcus Du Sautoy' talking for a section on his live visual performance of how the human brain works...


Thursday, 30 June 2016

Brexit

Interesting article about how the 'Brexit' will possibly affect the UK's film industry...



Monday, 27 June 2016

Q&A

I was asked by my old University to answer a few questions about what's happened since leaving in 2005...


Link here

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Tarzan: Final Trailer (Conquer)

Final trailer, out soon...


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Motor2go

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

Fancy...


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

RenderMan

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

Magpie

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

Zerply

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

Framestore

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...


http://nzpetesmatteshot.blogspot.co.uk/

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...


Cruise(r)

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...



Credits

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

Cage

Working through the back catalogue...


Vampires Kiss (1988)



Kiss of Death (1995)

Monday, 13 July 2015

Stunts

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

Spectre

Next show...


Friday, 26 June 2015

Everest - Poster


Coming soon...

Thursday, 25 June 2015