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My showreel

Valspar – Dazzle

Valspar – Dazzle from Laurent MAKOWSKI on Vimeo.

Valspar – Choices

Valspar – Choices from Laurent MAKOWSKI on Vimeo.

Reel – February 2013

Reel Breakdown:

Matrix Reoaded
feature film
Buf Company
Modeling, tracking, lighting, keying, compositing
Buf in-house software

Johnnie Walker
commercial
TheMill NY
Surfacing, Lighting, Compositing
Mudbox, XSI, Arnold, Nuke

Guinness
commercial
TheMill
Modelling, Surfacing, Scripting, Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, Python, Mentalray, Shake

Allianz
commercial
Animal Logic
Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, Renderman, Nuke

Kia Optima
commercial
Animal Logic
Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, Renderman, Nuke

Hallmark
commercial
TheMill NY
Surfacing, Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Mudbox, XSI, Arnold, Nuke

Norfolk Southern
commercial
The Mill
Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, MentalRay, Nuke

Comfort Do Da Move
commercial
The Mill
Surfacing, Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, MentalRay, Shake

Comfort Creme Lounge
commercial
The Mill
CG supervisor, Modeling, Surfacing, Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, MentalRay, Shake

Comfort City Stop
commercial
The Mill
Surfacing, Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, MentalRay, Shake

Aflac
commercial
TheMill
Surfacing, Lighting, Compositing
Mudbox, Xsi, Arnold, Nuke

Acura
commercial
Animal Logic
Surfacing, Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, MentalRay, Nuke

S1mOne
feature film
Buf Company
Tracking, Modeling, Roto, Modeling, Scripting, Anim, Surfacing, Lighting, Compositing
Buf in-house software

CommonWealth Bank Of Australia
commercial
Animal Logic
Lighting, Compositing
Photoshop, Maya, Renderman, Nuke

Finding Neverland
feature film
Buf Company
Modeling, tracking, dynamics, lighting, keying, compositing
Buf in-house software

Matrix Reoaded
feature film
Buf Company
Modeling, tracking, lighting, keying, compositing
Buf in-house software

 

Norfolk – City of possibilities

Nintendo – Kid Icarus

Hallmark – Mother bird

Johnnie Walker – Rock Giant

Renault – Which Side Are You On

Nike Jordon

Kia Optima – One Epic Ride

DHA – Become a swapper

Allianz

CBA – Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Nike

AT&T

Chase

Bundaberg

Cheetos

Acura

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Lonely Dog – Look Dev

Sorry I can’t show anything yet.

Gansito – Recuerdame

Drench

An unusual rodeo story,  my last project at TheMill London.

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Guinness – Bring it to life

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RnD at TheMill

I’ve spent a bit of time doing some research around HDR images and set reconstruction.

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Rhapsody Epic

A woman dives from a building into large bubbles, and music plays.

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Vodafone Stadium

What if a city was built around a football stadium ?

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Baileys Arctique

Baileys is natural, yes it is. ;-)

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Rexona Futurisk

Our young hero has to be on time for his interview with his futuristic robotic boss.

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Orangina Juicy

The story of a bear trying to seduce a doe, in a sexy and quite disturbing world.

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Comfort Do Da Move

Everybody ‘s now dancing on Comfort ‘s new pop-and-bop promo-style commercial.

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Audi R8

A commercial for Audi.

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O2

Another commercial for O2.

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Comfort City Stop

Back to the cloth world, our hero is now made of blue jeans.

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Intel

A commercial for Intel.

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O2

Bubble, call me bubble, everybody does ;-) .

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Guinness

Penguins are known for choosing a best mate and have a long journey with him… but what for ?

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Comfort Creme

A full-CG commercial for Comfort, Unilever’s fabric softner brand.

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Toyota

Some bored seamen are having fun with a car on a freighter during a storm.

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The Godfather

This was a very long sequence where we listen to the virtual actor with a linear camera move.

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Sony Bravia

Imagine, thousands of coloured balls bouncing in the streets in San Francisco.

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Thorntons

It’s Christmas eve and a turkey is about to be at the party… but only on the serving plate.

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Heinekein

Just blend creativity and very well paid football celecrities. You get: Birds shitting a football pitch.

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Sony PSP

The story is about strange characters made of the PSP logos.

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Nike Mutant Foot

The brief was to create a ‘mutant human foot’, which is a hybrid of a Nike Free shoe and an actual foot.

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Dyson

Dyson ‘s new design is about a ball where the engine is hidden.

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Hutchison (3G)

Two strange cowboys find a giant jellyfish and bring it home to finally danse with it … weird.

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Killzone

Two short commercials for the video game, Killzone.

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Barclays

The main story is about money-trees. Yes, money grows on trees !

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ArcaEx

The goal of this project was to fill a park, and by extension a city, with birds.  (ArcaEx is now NYSE Arca).

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Pepsy SierraMyst

My first job at The Mill.

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Underworld

Most of the effect of the film were done by Framestore. But one small shot was done at Buf Company.

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Matrix Reloaded

The second of the Matrix serie.

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Axe (Lynx)

As usual, in Axe (Lynx) commercials, a guy uses some deodorant spray, and girls turn mad ;-)

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Finding Neverland

A very nice movie directed by Marc Forster.

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Orange

A group of young bikers in town, by night, reading strange messages everywhere.

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French Elections (2002)

This was a very quick job for french elections in 2002.

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Nascar

The last time I used a commercial software (Softimage 3.9) at Buf.

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Citroen C3

An aircraft, a car, 2 pilots and a girl… this is what the story is all about ;-) .

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Le Raid

This is the second film I’ve worked on. “Le Raid” french comedy directed by Djamel Bensalah.

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Bourgeois

Commercial for women make up, Bourgeois.

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Nintendo GameCube

A commercial for the Nintendo Gamecube.

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L’Euro

This is the first commercial I’ve worked on.

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S1mone

My first job at Buf Company. Directed by Andrew Niccol. With Al Pacino, Benjamin Salisbury, Winona Ryder.

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Alone In The Dark 4

This was my first job. I’ve spent a year in a video-game studio, Darkworks, and that was amazing.

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Lucie

“Lucie” is a student short film made in 1999 at Supinfocom.

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