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Phil Willis
Works at Dr D Studios
Attended Animation Mentor
Lives in Sydney
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Interesting profile of one of my favourite game designers: Jonathan Blow
Never mind that they’re now among the most lucrative forms of entertainment in America, video games are juvenile, silly, and intellectually lazy. At least that’s what Jonathan Blow thinks. But the gam...
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A great example of how not to take criticism, and how to patch things up afterwards.
I consider myself someone who takes criticism – particularly of my work – relatively gracefully. Maybe I don't give a big smile and a warm “You're absolutely right,” all the time, but I try no...
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Dispelling the Five Myths of Motion Capture
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Here's an article I wrote on animator Leo Baker (from the Oscar-award-winning animated short "The Lost Thing")
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Evan Seitz has just released his homage to classic movies with his stunning short animation ABCinema. In less than 60 seconds, Seitz squeezes in 26 different classic films from A to Z. Composing every still frame perfectly to capture the spirit of each movie would have been difficult enough, but it’s the smooth animated flow that really makes this a incredible piece of work. I think I identified about 22 movies. How many can you spot? Related po...
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Nick Cross has released the second trailer to his indie animated feature Black Sunrise. I’m not sure what’s more impressive: the stylish, smooth animation or the fact that Cross really has his heart set on creating his own feature-length animated film. Cross is no stranger to dark themes. His brilliant short The Pig Farmer, also combines incredible hand-drawn animation with political themes and sinister, shadowy characters. To see more progress ...
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Freelance animator
Employment
  • Dr D Studios
    Motion Editor, 2010 - present
  • Honeywell
    Software Engineer, 1996 - 2010
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Sydney
Previously
Brisbane, Australia - Philadelphia - Washington DC - Maryborough, Australia
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I'm a Sydney-based animator currently working in feature film. I create beautiful solutions to tricky problems.
Education
  • Animation Mentor
    Character Animation, 2008 - 2010
  • Deakin University
    Management, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Queensland
    Software Engineering, 1992 - 1995
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