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Video review of Run Zoom Run

Two of North Wales toughest critics have given Run Zoom Run the thumbs up. Jessidy and Minty from North Wales watched a special viewing of Run Zoom Run and have made this video review giving their opinions on the cartoon short. Thanks Jessidy and Minty!

Making the music

Although most animators get someone else to do the music, this was the part I was really looking forward to. Making music is so much fun!  For this soundtrack I used Logic Pro and a collection of orchestral samples. Having my own virtual orchestra was amazing! I started composing by developing themes for both Zoom […]

Editing the movie

As you can see from the screen shots above, putting together a short film is a lot like putting together a jigsaw. All the shots need to be cut and timed down to a fraction of a second. Each second has 24 rendered frames and every frame counts. I used Adobe Premiere to edit each […]

This is where the 3D computer stuff happens…

The complex 3D stuff takes place here. I used Maxon’s Cinema 4D (mac) to model, rig, texture, light, animate and render all of the animation short.  I’ve been working in Cinema 4D for about five years and feel pretty comfortable with it. By creating everything myself I’m able to maintain control over the whole animation, […]

Early Zoom Sketch

This was one of my early Zoom designs. He was originally called ‘Ickle Bot’, but I later changed it to ‘Zoom’ – a play on words about his fast speed and his telescopic eyes. I simplified the final 3D design, adjusted the wheels but he’s essentially the same shape as I originally planned.