Nov 25, 2013

Memorial Layout

Back in 2012 - I was asked to create an illustration that displayed what a proposed memorial would look like in a park setting. I was provided photos of what memorial pieces were being considered and illustrated everything in Photoshop. This was my first complete digital artwork.

The SD Industry Mascot Design

Back in 2010, I was fortunate to have the chance to help design a mascot character for the SD Industry. Here are some rough character sketches that led up to the final design and the use of the mascot on the business card. A fun little project to say the least.


Oct 11, 2013

Jiu Jitsui Club Logo Design

Here is a look at a recent logo I designed for a friend that trains and teaches at the Roseau River Jiu Jitsui Club...

May 26, 2013

Revisiting "A Quick Lesson in Skiing"

I've recently uploaded both my animatic and final short to my new Vimeo account where I hope to share more videos in the future. This After Effects animated short was a final video project in the DMT program offered at Red River College in Winnipeg MB...
Here is the animatic created with the storyboard I made to get the timing down for final animation...
Animatic - A Quick Lesson in Skiing from James Daniels on Vimeo.
Here is the final short...
A Quick Lesson in Skiiing from James Daniels on Vimeo.
To learn more of what went into making this short cartoon, visit this post from the past to learn about my influences and the hard work it took to reach the final product.
The Making of "A Quick Lesson in Skiing"

Jarred - Storyboard Practice

Here are some more sketches brought together in a storyboard format with Photoshop. Here "Guy" tries his best to open up a jar of peanut butter...



Rooftop Rescue - Storyboard Practice

I've put some old sketches together in a storyboard format to practice some visual storytelling. Wendy and Manny try to retrieve an important document from atop their workplace...


Five Buck Fix - Storyboard Practice

I decided to bring some sketches together in a storyboard format to practice some visual story telling. Here the character "Guy" walks down the street and comes across a five dollar bill...



Demo Reel 2008

Here is a demo reel that was put together soon after my graduation of the Digital Multimedia Technology course offered by Red River College. Various clips showcasing different assignments that feature video production, motion graphics and animation...
Demo Reel 2008 from James Daniels on Vimeo.

The Sacred Seven

Here is the short film by Jordan Molaro to which I was fortunate enough to complete some animation using Photoshop and After Effects. Hand Drawn animation would bring the seven characters to life as they hopped off their stationary drawing pages.
First Nations people have a belief if you live your life through the Seven Teachings, you will live a good and happy life. Seven animals were chosen to bring the people the Seven Sacred Teachings: Eagle - Love, Buffalo - Respect, Bear - Courage, Sabe - Honesty, Beaver - Wisdom, Wolf - Humility, Turtle - Truth.