This is the latest show reel of mine collecting all the most recent work I have completed from compositng, to vfx, animation, and design. 2D animation and compositing were handled in After Effects with 3D animation performed with Maya.

00:00 – 00:08, “A Killer Surprise”
Freelance Compositor and Animator - Bunko Studios Inc.
Acting as a junior compositor, I received shots requiring prep work such as camera tracking and creating mattes off the moving characters or specified targets. Light color correction was also a duty. None of the characters to be extracted were shot on green screen along with no additional lighting. I also got to color correct and edit created effects to match consistency between shots. Tracking, keying, and roto work were carried out through After Effects.

00:08 – 00:15, 00:21 - 00:53, 01:07 - 01:35 “MAD”
Freelance Compositor and Animator - Bunko Studios Inc.
For Cartoon Network’s Mad series, I aide in animating characters and eventually compositing them with other elements into the shot. The following clips are pieces from past episodes that I was responsible for compositing, animating and outputting entirely on my own, with the following exceptions: (01:10) Neil, the character sitting on the left next to Norman, was animated and lip-synced by me in the appropriate shots.
00:47 - Pokemon Sequence: I created the backgrounds only and composited in completed animation. "Poke'ball" fx and backgrounds created in After Effects.
01:07 - Iron Men Exploding: I created jet propulsion from the hands and feet while re-lighting the characters. I did not animate the suits exploding, however I took live action stock explosions and re-imagined them in AE as 2D stylized havoc to match the art direction. Same was done with the smoking helmet.

00:16 – 00:18 Downtown Rex
Personal project
This is my first attempt at creating a realistic composite and to learn more about the process. T Rex model, rig, and textures provided by Bunko Studios; live action footage with MatchMover data provided by DigitalTutors.com. I devised the scenario and animated the T Rex in Maya. Light passes and shadows rendered through Mental Ray and composited in After Effects. Further integration and color correction performed in AE. Stock sound effects added using Premiere Pro.

00:54 – 01:06 Common Good Awareness Promo
Character Animator and Asset Designer Intern - Undefined Creative
Character animation was entrusted to me in order to raise awareness of faulty practices of justice throughout the nation and also give life to characters guided by a narrator. I was also responsible for creating entirely new assets and characters within Illustrator. Animation was completed in After Effects.


Jude Murro