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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.

How Autodesk helped out Oscar-nominated short filmmakers
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How Autodesk helped out Oscar-nominated short filmmakers

Posted 24 February 2014 10:24 pm by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Lustre , Autodesk Flame Premium ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

How the #AutodeskExperts became a part of the moviemaking process on the Oscar-nominated short The Voorman Problem

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Gamify your AU experience with the Maya LT #AutodeskExperts
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Gamify your AU experience with the Maya LT #AutodeskExperts

Posted 13 November 2013 6:29 pm by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

Software: Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games ,

The advertising sector understands that gamified experiences lead to greater engagement, but do you know how easy it is to to rapidly prototype & develop game concepts? If the answer's no, you should come to this amazing AU class...

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50 years, 11 Time Lords & one astonishing trailer
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50 years, 11 Time Lords & one astonishing trailer

Posted 21 October 2013 4:07 pm by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Flame Premium ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing ,

With 798 episodes to date, featuring 11 different Doctors, creating a trailer that covers this half century for the 50th anniversary special of Dr Who is clearly quite a brief. However, it's a brief that Framestore seems to have succeeded with and judging by the feedback on YouTube excelled at.

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Thinking outside of the Box
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Thinking outside of the Box

Posted 18 October 2013 11:34 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX ,

Industrial robots & motion control are concepts embraced within VFX since the advent of CGI, but with a little out-of-the-box thinking and a lot of creativity, the guys (& robots) at Bot & Dolly have produced something truly magical

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Indie PSN gamedev (and the cost thereof)
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Indie PSN gamedev (and the cost thereof)

Posted 13 November 2012 12:44 pm by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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Game dev has been known to take its toll on mind, body & soul, but the development of Derrick the Deathfin also took a hefty chunk out of its developer's bank account (and his father's too)...

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MPC gets playful for IKEA
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MPC gets playful for IKEA

Posted 24 October 2012 3:28 pm by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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This charming campaign from the agency Mother sees IKEA add a little spring to its tired step with more than a little help from MPC. (Warning: contains very catchy track).

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One-minute of truly epic enchanting make-believe from The Mill NYC
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One-minute of truly epic enchanting make-believe from The Mill NYC

Posted 17 August 2012 1:23 pm by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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The magical scenario of toys coming to life at bedtime has been done many times before, but with over 40 characters packed into the 62 seconds of The Mill's City of Possibilities, never has enchantment been so epic

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Amazing Tron-inspired Velodrome promo for London 2012
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Amazing Tron-inspired Velodrome promo for London 2012

Posted 10 August 2012 12:34 pm by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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As if there wasn't enough excitement in London's olympic velodrome over recent weeks, CrystalCG has produced an amazing Tron-inspired promo that is as much a thing of beauty as track cycling itself

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Utterly phenomenal Cloud Atlas trailer
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Utterly phenomenal Cloud Atlas trailer

Posted 31 July 2012 2:12 pm by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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Any tale that ties six storylines set millennia apart deserves to be dubbed vast, ambitious and epic and the good news is that Cloud Atlas looks set to live up to its billing

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Soft and strong!
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Soft and strong!

Posted 26 July 2012 9:13 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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As if origami wasn't difficult enough, the CG team at Glassworks faced the challenge of a brief featuring origami weightlifters and tornado transitions

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