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Jon Balcome


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2011 Visual Effects Demo Reel



Thesis Film/Music Video - "Bird" for the band A Decent Animal


Below is my thesis film "Bird" which can also be view on the website I created for the entire project at For the film I performed the duties of Director, Visual Effects Supervisor, Concept Artist, Art Director, Lead Modeler, Lead Texture Artist, Lighting TD, Lead Matte Painter, and did all the head animating myself.


Also, below the film you will see a visual effects reel that I created for the film.



Visual Effects Breakdowns for Thesis FIlm/Music Video "Bird"



Wasp - (ZBrush, Maya, Bodypaint 3D, Nuke)




Skull - (ZBrush, Maya, Mental Ray, Nuke)











Heart - (ZBrush, Maya, Photoshop and ZBrush for Textures)










Watch the full music video below directed by Austin Saya for the band Blue Sky Black Death. I was the VFX Supervisor, 3D Modeler, Animator, and Texture Artist. Lighting and final composites were done by Dorien Gunnels and Josh Woods.


Castle Matte Painting - (Photoshop)


Castle - Matte Painting