With well over a decade's experience in CG and a BAFTA for Best VFX, Darren manages a team of 7 experts who cover the M&E portfolio and interface with key customers, helping them ensure their pipelines are ready for tomorrow's challenges.
What better way to start 2012 by looking back at the best VFX commercials of last year, as posted by the kind folks at fxguide.com
After several years away from the sci-fi genre, Lock-Out is the first of two films co-written and produced by Luc Besson to hit cinemas next year and looks like a fantastic mix of Escape from New York with a healthy dash of Die Hard. Here's the first peek...
As a contest, pitching The Mill's runners head-to-head against the considerable talent of its Flame team might seem like a bit of an unfair contest...but, as you, can see from The Mill's Christmas videos, the runners more than held their own.
Back in 2002, Minority Report's futurisitc giant interactive touchscreen seemed like a distant futurist dream. Well, what has just landed at The Mill NYC actually succeds in building on this concept with a beautiful human-centric UI experience.
Wow. Magical, marvelous and moving. Scorsese takes on stereoscopy and effortlessly adds it to his palette in this achingly beautiful homage to the director's art.
As light shows go, the spectacular showmanship of the 30-floor 4D projection that lit up London's Millbank this week takes some beating. And behind the vast 118 metre animation screening was a level of precision and logistic complexity that is equally breathtaking.
First-rate nonsense and great writing is clearly a winning formula, especially if - like The Amazing World of Gumball - it's set within a beautifully visceral world of 2D, 3D and live action.
The passing of Mark Hall will leave a legion of people involved in UK animation deeply saddened.