Friday, 21 December 2018

Drive Nice

Superb little spot that aired for audiences in Australia, involved at the very start working with the VFX supervisor to quickly pre vis the spot and work out all the nitty-gritty tech vis wise...

Saturday, 17 November 2018


Super lovely little bumper spot, really nice to dust off the traditional animation and create a cute little character for Hefty..

Hefty Slider Bags: Pinching Pennies from Tom Belmonte on Vimeo.

Sunday, 21 October 2018


Occupied a few roles on this popular spot while working with a great team at Framestore LA, learned a bunch...

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Framestore LA

Back in Chicago after a month working at Framestore Los Angeles. It was my first time visiting the LA branch and the furthermost west I've ever been. Since arriving in the USA it's been a bunch of firsts and an amazing experience.

I worked with a great group of staffers and made some great friends with the freelance animators, looking forward to getting back there.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Baby Grooty: CFX reel

Finally managed to find some time to edit a little reel showing the rig I developed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 while I was at Framestore Film in London. Enjoy,

SJJWalsh : CFX Reel - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 from Samuel John Joseph Walsh on Vimeo.

Saturday, 28 July 2018


Having a blast learning this, great piece of kit that works well inside of maya, they offer a PLE version so why not have a go yourself...

Saturday, 2 June 2018

History of the Dinosaur Input Device

Came across this wonderfully written article on the entire history of the dinosaur input device and the processes around it on, focusing heavily on Jurassic Park (The first use) to an interesting segment on Starship Troopers.


Saturday, 26 May 2018

Back in the Big Apple

Framestore CHI sent me to Framestore NYC for previs work and general pipeline training. I'll always take a trip to New York, wonderful place and filled with wonderful people.

Here's a pano from the roof of Framestore NYC...

Friday, 30 March 2018


Enrolled onto one of the modules at iAnimate, only heard good things. Very much looking forward to learning lot's and putting the knowledge back into my work.

Here's too making some awesome animation...

Friday, 16 March 2018

Pink Panther

One of my favourites, beautifully animated and a lovely example of telling a story with pure physicality and no words...

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Geri's Game

A superb article on the process behind making one of Pixar's most highly regarded short films...


Sunday, 11 March 2018

Aspect Ratio

A short video about the use of aspect ratios in film...

SFX Secrets: Aspect Ratios from Fandor on Vimeo.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Wind River: Shoot Out [Clip]

A great example of building tension to the point something has to give, a superb end to a really bleak film.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

GDC talks

Here are two wonderful visual effects lectures from the GDC conference a few years back. Both videos are packed full of tips and funny anecdotes about the industry, well worth a watch...

Tricks of the Trade

Creature animation in film and games

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Chocolate Frosted Flakes: Mmm Chocolate

Here is the little spot advertisement Kellogg's, I was part of an awesome animation team over in Framestore NYC.


Monday, 12 February 2018

Fantasy Movie League

Bit of fun, you know what's currently doing well at the box office and it's FREE...

Monday, 5 February 2018


Added my profile onto this...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

10 Years

2018 means many things but more importantly ten years have passed since I first started this blog.

The blog started with a couple of tea break doodles while working a factory job in the North West of England to early 3D models and animation when I moved to London, through studying at one of the worlds most prestigious films schools the NFTS, securing my first vfx role at One of Us and finally moving countries and living in the states.

It's been a bit of a whirlwind...

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Terror: Trailer #1

Here is the trailer for a show I was part of before heading to Chicago...

'This place wants us dead...'

Tuesday, 9 January 2018


I set myself a target of watching 365 films over the course of the year and I finished with a tally of 367. A few re-watchers and short films helped boost the numbers but it's mission completed.

'Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more'

Here's to 2018...