These were styleframes designed at Ringling College of Art and Design to pitch a possible title sequence for a film currently in development.
Trust Your Eyes is a thriller centered on the political conspiracy which a schizophrenic finds himself entangled in after witnessing a murder on Google Earth.
Anonymous human imagery is combined with gritty, organic textures and blocked out documentation to convey a sense of political conspiracy, intrigue and crime.
All the paint/stain textures were hand painted on canvas, scanned in and keyed out to make layer masks. Some of the gritty scatter textures were also made using scanned dust and material. Every frame follows the same grid structure, on which all elements are composed.
In November 2016, my work was selected as part of a group exhibition at Crossley Gallery in Sarasota FL. The exhibition focused on work which sought to document events, processes and issues pertaining to these as a result.
First image, left: Lone Wolf (acrylic and watercolour on Fabriano)
A discussion surrounding the labels associated with certain racial groups in the aftermath of events of violence. Created in response to the Charleston shooting.
First image, right: Land of the Free (acrylic, watercolour, sand and paper on Fabriano)
A comment on the likeness of the current racial climate in the United States in comparison to that seen in my home country, South Africa, during the Apartheid regime.
This was a task to develop a 5 second animated logo identity for the concept client Hulu Originals, while at Ringling College of Art and Design.
Hulu provides your favorite shows online, on your chosen device, all the time. Acting as windows into a variety of entertainment, all contained within the sub-screen representation of your personal device, the design takes a modern twist on a classic graphic style to represent Hulu's growing brand.
This project involved providing full branding for the 2017 FITC conference in Amsterdam. For a more thorough walk through the branding design and toolkit, check out the Behance project
As a sophomore at Ringling College of Art and Design I was tasked, along with my colleagues, to create 3D graphics for the Baltimore Orioles to showcase on their scoreboard screen during Spring training and potentially during their main season.
This was a spec project for Marvel's upcoming addition to the Avengers team: Black Panther.
Drawing inspiration from the original comics, as well as the film's released key art, the reveal uses light and texture to exude a sense of mystery and power.
As a project for my sophomore animation class, I decided to create a looping promo for HBO's coverage of the heavyweight clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury.
A gritty, masculine journey through the mind of the fighter in order to promote a clash of the titans-like encounter.
A collaboration project completed in 2015, where we were tasked to create a 15 second production tag/logo reveal to be played before each showing at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival.
An examination of the creative process, from the birth of an idea in pen and paper to the fully realized final production.
Silver District ADDY Award winner - 2016
As part of the internationally renowned music and arts festival held annually in Swaziland, Southern Africa, I was asked to participate in a group exhibition entitled: Swaziland Now.
Speak Act Change:
Inspired by a group text discussion with young Swazi nationals on the role of youth in Swaziland in dealing with issues such as culture, gender discrimination and poverty.
Rise I & II:
Mixed media prints on collage developed in reaction to a denigrating article published in the Atlantic which likened Swaziland's government and cultural systems to that seen in Game of Thrones.
False Alarm is a short film which was concepted, designed, animated and composited by our 5 person team all within a 24 hour time limit. It was completed as part of our entry into the 24 Hour Student Animation competition in 2016.
The competition's theme for 2016 was simply the word "walls".
The walls which exist within our minds are perhaps the most difficult to overcome, illustrated by the chronic paranoia felt by a man in a world which has become desensitized to violence.