Saturday, October 3, 2009

[Test] 2D Digital Mini 'Game'

During the period of job hunting, this is a test I was engaged with as I applied for Game Artist position at Playfish Ltd. London office. It was a Flash project and I have to admit that my knowledge in operating Flash is quite basic, consequently this test was quite a challenge for me. Anyway I managed to finish it and submitted back, although the job was not secure but optimistically I'd learned some new tips & tricks especially animating in Flash throughout this test project. I am here to thank Mr. Henrique at Playfish Ltd. London for providing me the opportunity doing such task, also for not minding about free discussion and posting of the project materials.

Here's the Brief:
Create an alien main character called 'Zephir' along with his sidekick/pet 'Zippy' for a 2D Flash-based game using vectors (not bitmaps). The game will be heavily stylized, with a cartoon mood, filled with humour. Zephir and Zippy should convey their emotions and intentions through exaggerated movements, and acknowledge the existence of the player in the other side of the screen guiding them out. Zephir comes from an advanced civilization (far more advanced than the humans) and will feature all sorts of gadgets. He's not on a mission to enslave humanity, though: he's a bounty-hunter looking for alien criminals around this corner of the galaxy. He's intelligent, but not necessarily clever. Zippy is... (this space left blank on purpose, make it whatever you want!)

1. Concept art, initial design. (done in Autodesk SketchBook Pro)

2. Model sheet.

3. Model sheet (Vectorized outline).

4. Height Relation (Vectorized outline).

5. Finalized Design.

6. Final Flash Previews.

7. Final SWF Flash.

Dimension (original): 720x540 pixels
Software used: Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk SketchBook Pro.

Copyright © 2009 Jamien Lee. Brief by Playfish Ltd.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Some old works - Part 2

Continuing my previous post, this work is done during 2006 the beginning of my final year college study. The assignment's brief was to test self ability to visualize 3D CG objects combining with the real footage as the background. Thanks for watching!

The Replacement (2006)


Combined live action footage backgrounds shoot with SONY MiniDV cam.

Duration: 2 minutes

On a working desk, the Mobile Phone that was lying on the table, broke the silence as someone called in and triggered the ring-tone. Eventually upset by the noise, the Alarm Clock challenged the Mobile Phone into a match of sound volume.

Actual time spent in production:
2 months+ (from scratch until final output)

Software used:
NewTek LightWave 3D
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop

NON-Commercial Student Work.
Copyright © 2006-2009 Jamien Lee. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Some old works...Nostalgic, eh? - Part 1

Currently being busy planning a showreel for year 2009, this is the time where I looked back at my previous old works to choose for potential contents to add into the reel. Looking back those works I did, the feeling was complicated: happy, satisfied, relieved, motivated, disappointed, sad, frustrated, confused, nervous, stress...etc. All kinds of feelings during those days rushing works for deadline kinda flash back into my mind. But it is certain that my feeling after watching my own works is rather diferent compare to last time since they are done at least 2 years above ago. I personally enjoyed this little moment of nostalgia as I am able to evaluate myself in different kinds of perspective like what I achieve? What have I improve so far? Comparison of my responsibilities on these projects and how I deal with them? Have I really achieve or overcome my targets? Did I solve the mistakes from the past or repeated them? and so on. Anyway these are among my little student works I did during college study, most of the people i know may had watched them but for those who haven't, hope you enjoy watching them. Also it will be very kind of you if you can just leave a feedback, thank you!

Watch ON (2007)



4 minutes 8 seconds

Under the full moon twilight, the Thief sneaked into a house intended to steal something valuable, not knowing that his visit was 'welcomed' by the house owner.

Done as my graduate film for
Diploma in Animation
in Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Actual time spent in production:
6 months+ (from scratch until final output)

Software used:
NewTek LightWave 3D
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop

Copyright © 2007-2009 Jamien Lee. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, May 29, 2009

[update] Pest Delivery Inc.

Just spent some time and did the poster for my Animation. Feedback are welcome!

Pest Delivery Inc.

Finally completed my final animated short film. Still, as usual: feel free to leave any comments or suggestions! Thank you for your time!

Watch in Semi-HD / High Quality
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Title: Pest Delivery Inc.

Duration: 2 minutes 50 seconds

It was a bored day in the office. Bob's sweet lunch break time was eventually interrupted by an uninvited guest popping in at his office doorstep.

Description: Done for the module Self-Directed Study in Animation (UADA4V 60-3) of BA (Hons) Animation Level 3 in Faculty of Creative Arts, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Actual timeline engaged in production: 5 months (from scratch until final output)

Software used:
Autodesk Maya (rendered with Maya Mental Ray, Pixar Renderman for Maya)
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop
Luxology modo

Soundtrack by: Tuned Up Productions

Copyright © 2009 Jamien Lee. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, May 18, 2009

"The clock's ticking..."

Clock's ticking, marking the near approaching deadline/day of final screening...

Bob: "Oh no, time's running out~"

Bob's little office

Bob's work space

Saturday, April 25, 2009

[WIP] Pest Delivery Inc.

My work in progress in UWE, Bristol.

Title: Pest Delivery Inc. (Work In Progress)

Synopsis: An office delivery man who actually about to enjoy his own sweet time during lunch break hour was disrupted by another irriting character, story ends with a surprise that the latter appeared to be the new assigned manager and it's his first day at work.

Duration: Approximately 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Executed Softwares: Maya, Pixar RenderMan for Maya, modo, Photoshop.

below are some Pre-Production stills, Character TurnTable Reel & the 2D Animatic video.

● Concept Art - Pencil Sketch

● Concept Art - Color

● Pre-Production - Outline for CG Modeling

● Pre-Production - CG Flat Shaded

● Characters - Final CG textured & rendered

● Character TurnTable Reel

● 2D Sketch Animatic

That's all for this post, will post further updates on my next post like character walk cycles, prop & environment etc. I do welcome any comments, suggestions, critics on my work. Thank You!