In 2012 I was asked to set up a small vfx team to work on a BBC comedy/horror pilot called Deadbeats. I was brought in at the pre-production stage to plan shots, and also breakdown the vfx requirements. Once filming started, I supervised the vfx shots over a 2 week shoot.

We produced over 75 shots ranging from 2D effects, to full CG creature work, and FX heavy shots.

Some of this work is visible on my latest reel, which you can see in the showreel section of my site.

Unfortunately the pilot was not commissioned, and will not be broadcast. But I wanted to show some of the great work we produced on the show.

The original ghost concept was produced by the awesome Lee Ray who I’ve worked with many times in the past: http://www.lee-ray.com/

I then sculpted and textured the ghost in Mudbox. I originally rendered the ghost in Mental Ray, but this new test uses V-Ray’s Fast SSS2 shader for some great results! (best viewed in HD)

The ghost is designed to have hair (hence why the back of the head is not sculpted or textured to any great detail), but the V-ray version of the hair is taking a while to setup, so I’ll post a new test when that’s complete.