1. Produced by Simon Matthews 2012 using a combination of Cinema 4D, After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere.

    The awesome voiceover was recorded by 14-year-old Jake Foushee from the US.

    The music is called Knights March by Hans Zimmer - King Arthur OST.

    The explosion green screen footage is from Video Copilot's Action Essentials 2 pack.

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  2. Using matte painting techniques I turned Meridian Quay tower in Swansea into a burning inferno.

    For this animation, Rhys Arnold of Unit 5 Productions sent me a picture of Meridian Quay in Swansea and asked me if I could make it look like the top of the building was a burning wreck. I went to work on it straight away and came up with this animation one day later. As this was only my second matte painting animation I think I rushed to get it uploaded and, typically, I thought of ways to improve it almost straight away, though overall I am very happy with the way it looks and am looking forward to producing more animations in the future. If you like it, please like and subscribe! Any questions, please feel free to ask! Thanks!

    Matte Painting Animation by Simon Matthews.
    Original Meridian Quay photo by Tony Smiles.
    Fire, explosions and dark smoke plume footage by VideoCopilot Action Essentials 2.
    Helicopter footage by Saintman68.
    Meteor footage by TheViArtists.


    Track: World Without End.
    Company: Brand X Music.
    Album: Brand X Music Catalogue - BXM023: Volume. 15.
    Composer: John Anthony Sponsler Jr. (ASCAP), Tom Gire (BMI), Joshua Lynch (ASCAP).
    Year: 2012.
    Genre: Epic Dramatic Rock Action Trailer Score.
    Label: Sasel Sounds (BMI), Swopie Songs (ASCAP).
    Copyrighted: Brand X Music.

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  3. My first attempt at matte painting. This matte painting animation was produced in After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere.

    Matte painting animation by Simon Matthews.
    3D Owl by Riko Best (bestgreenscreen).
    Flocking Birds by dermitdemmikro.
    Music - "Luxury Weekend Pt.15" by SPA Music.

    If you like this animation, please like and subscribe and check out the links. Hopefully I'll be producing much more in the near future. Thanks :-)

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