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PQ FUI Toys from Peter Quinn on Vimeo.

My first go at putting mograph junk up for sale, and hopefully I’ll have more to come.

Super fun, pre-animated, sometimes looping, customizable Fake User Interface assets, as editable After Effects comps. Just drag and drop to quickly create and customize FUI layouts to suit your projects.

For sale at

Shit Showreels Say

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Shit Showreels Say from Peter Quinn on Vimeo.

I love showreels, and make sure to watch a few every morning with my first coffee. Noticing my own reel was insanely out-of-date got me thinking about reels in general. Here are a few of the obvious 2D and 3D showreel tropes I could think of (and am guilty of, too) mashed together into one almighty anti-showreel!


2.3gig zip containing AEP and associated After Effects files, including PNG sequences exported from Cinema4d (which is why it’s so big).

Just want the AEP? BOOM.

I’ve removed anything that isn’t mine to distribute like the 3D models, and Rough Enough texture overlays that I found free online. I’ve also removed the typeface Brandon Grotesque, converting to outlines where possible.

Hope you guys can learn from this. That’s why I’m publishing this. Ask me any questions on this page if you like, and feel free to point out the stupid stuff.

Published under the ‘don’t be a dick’ licence 🙂

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I had the chance to chat to some magazines and blogs about the Shit Showreels Say project which I had never really done before, here are some links to those, and some cool places the video was featured.

  • Don’t Panic
  • Design Taxi
  • You the Designer
  • Premium Beat
  • Lester Banks
  • Motionographer
  • Digital Tutors
  • Creative Babble
  • Cartoon Brew
  • Form Fiftyfive
  • AE Scripts
  • Wipster
  • Show Me the Animation
  • Creative Bloq
  • Panasonic SD Extreme Challenge!

    By Vancouver, Whatever, Work One Comment

    To show off the capabilities and tolerance of Panasonic’s SD cards we brainstormed a concept of four animated cards weathering the elements. Using Cinema 4D and After Effects, we take the cards on a global adventure as they train for sports glory.
    In Japan, the cards start off on the production line – The intensity of it shows that these cards are built tough, from the very strongest materials. The cards emerge from the production line, alive and ready to rock! They train, tackling environmental extremes to show how hardy and capable they are. In an underwater sequence the music takes on a muffled tone to enhance the zen scene.

    The cards engage in martial arts, taking blows, and then ending in an epic finishing moment, proving they can “take a punch”. In Beijing they run track under the blazingly hot sun, demonstrating an extreme resilience to heat. They leave a blur behind them as they go, highlighting the speed the cards offer consumers.

    Rocketing off into the sky again, they land in Vancouver, shredding powder on the mountains, resistant to the cold temperatures.

    Intematix LED lightbulb.

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    From a mograph perspective, this was a delight to work on. I spent days trying to balance lighting, luminosity and global illumination settings, and troubleshooting Ambient Occlusion passes, but when it all worked out, it was really nice to see the virtual LED lightbulb really lighting the scene as it does in real life.
    Hope you guys like it… I do 🙂

    More info on the product here: