December 28, 2014

Steampunk Illustration

Steampunk heroes
A commissioned illustration as a Christmas gift. 
The brief was to illustrate two persons and a cat from photos as steampunk characters!

Steampunk Illustration - The process behind

December 18, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Ho Ho Ho, here is a little animation to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!

Christmas Animation Card from Brian Neong San on Vimeo.

And below is a quick collage of the process behind making this short animation:

Sketches, Color Studies, Layout, Character Design, Design for the Christmas Animation Card

November 26, 2014

November 20, 2014

LoopDeLoop - GO - Making Of

This video shows the process through I went to create my LoopDeLoop entry

For November the theme was GO.  I blocked out the rough timing, and then built on that up until the final version all in Flash.

You can see the entry here: 

November 19, 2014

November 10, 2014

LoopDeLoop - GO - WIP

Go Go Go
Coming soon! Another LoopDeLoop animation that I have been working on.... The theme is GO!

November 6, 2014

Love Every Drop

OK... it has been ages since I last updated this blog :( . No excuses here, but I have really done a lot of travelling. I will try to catch up and have some posts about what I have been up to. First here are some animation snippets for a project that I helped out with.

Character Animations - Love Every Drop from Brian Neong San.

This was a collaboration with Round3 Creative and my role was specifically to redesign, illustrate and animate the water drops characters to be used in a set of educational animations. You can see below a few examples of the characters that were redesigned for an edgier look.

November 3, 2014

Inktober 2014

I have been participating in the #inktober movement again this year and it's been a lot of fun.
Follow me on instagram to see each drawing individually...

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween - #inktober

Happy Halloween! This was the little drawing I did for #inktober and #sketch_dailies. 
Follow me on instagram to see more drawings or random photos!

October 21, 2014

Inktober 2014 - mid way

I have been participating in the #inktober movement again this year. I am half way through and it is a lot of fun again... Follow me on instagram to see more and for frequent updates!

August 9, 2014

La Biosthetique - Stage Visuals

It was a pleasure to collaborate with the Artistic Manager Alexander Fuchs from the hair and cosmetic brand La Biosthetique. My role was to create and animate the stage visuals for the show FEEL.MOVE.BE.ART, a hair fashion show that pays homage to the youth culture movement that took place in the late 60's in the streets of Paris.

Below are some animated gifs of the visuals crafted in Photoshop and After Effects.

Rainy day in Paris, 1960s

Where is the party at?

You can also view the full video of the show below. A hair-raising visual feast :)

June 12, 2014

The Beautiful Game of Thrones (GOT x World Cup Mashup)

This started as a joke with my mate Okayboss. We were raving about watching Game of Thrones every week and about the upcoming Fifa World Cup in Brazil. After the excitement over the subject matter, we thought - what do you get when you combine the biggest pop culture show of the moment with the world's biggest sporting event? This is the result: an animation piece which was a lot of fun to create in our spare time using the usual adobe creative cloud apps. Welcome to "Reos De Jajaereos" :) Featuring names such as Neymar, Messi, and Ronaldo cast as various members the Houses Stark and Lannister, and cameos from Khal Drogba, Neuer the Wildling and a very special guest from beyond The Wall...

May 29, 2014

Showreel 2014

Animation Showreel 2014 from Brian Neong San on Vimeo.

I finally made a little compilation of animations that I have created from the past few years. It's like a mashup of all the little bits and pieces of animations that I had fun crafting at the design studios I was working for and for personal experiments as well. Music is by The Glitch Mob - Warrior Concerto - Free DL. Enjoy!

April 5, 2014

Create STUDIO - Making Of

After the pitch and approval of the concept, the process continued by using the storyboard to create an animatic in sync with the music provided by STUDIO.

Using the footage from the audition of the chosen dancer (talented Michael Marmolejos), I created a quick edit to identify the dance moves that would  best fit the concept and the flow of the music.

After that, all the magic is done on the computer. Editing, green screen replacement, colour correction, special effects and frame-by-frame animation took a while but it was great to see the final piece on TV in the end. Happy.

March 23, 2014

Create STUDIO - The Journey

The Pitch

Style frames, Mind maps, Mood boards, Diagrams... 
It's amazing now with the project complete, to look at how it all started. Above are some of the initial frames from the pitch document I created. Combine Dance and Paint? It seemed crazy back then.

The Storyboard

Precious storyboard
Everything took shape with planning. A storyboard helps to plan the shots I had in mind and then those drawings are used to create an animatic synced with the music provided.

The Shoot

Cool location for a video shoot with green screen
This is when everything that was planned comes together. Every detail needs to be recorded and I had to direct the shoot from the weird vision I had in my head.

The Animation

My neat workspace
After that, everything was done on my computer. It was hard work and it took a while to do the edit, animation, effects and colour correction, but the result was worth it in the end.

It was indeed an enriching journey by creating this piece in collaboration with the friendly guys from the STUDIO channel.

March 20, 2014

Create STUDIO Ident

STUDIO - Breakdance - TV Brand Spot from Brian Neong San on Vimeo.

The Foxtel channel STUDIO invited creatives all over the Australia to submit their ideas for a TV commercial to bring the STUDIO brand to life.

This was the opportunity to pitch a unique concept. My concept combines two unrelated art forms to visually form the STUDIO logo and is one of the three finalists selected to be broadcasted on TV. The development process from the moment of the initial pitch up to the final delivery was a wonderful journey as I was creatively involved in every steps of the way.

Even though my entry was not the winning one, it was an enriching experience to be able to actively contribute to tasks such as drawing up the storyboard, directing the shoot, animating during the post production phase and collaborate with a TV channel crew. I will share some blog posts about the process in the not too distant future.

More about the competition organised by STUDIO and The Loop can be found here. Also there is a behind the scene video below with an interview video of the three finalists including myself. Laughs guaranteed :)

February 10, 2014

LoopDeLoop - Light

My LoopdeLoop entry:

The theme for January was: LIGHT.

This timeI wanted to have a go at animating a Tiger frame by frame in photoshop! See the WIP here:

You can view the entry here as well:

January 19, 2014

Tiger - Animated Gif

Dark Knight, Riding Tiger...
See the complete version (with stereo sound :) ) on LoopDeLoop:

January 13, 2014

Tiger animation on dual monitors

A bit of fun with Vine while animating a tiger in photoshop :)