Portrait of Chris McFall

Chris McFall

Director (animation and technical) — Hollowpixel studio
http://www.hollowpixelstudio.com

Highly Experienced Director and TD, CG generalist with a specialism in Rigging, Blender trainer and STEM ambassador. With a diverse supporting creative skillset. Capable as an individual or team player, able to self direct manage a team or work under direction, Highly adaptive, with excellent aesthetic and creative vision.
EXPERIENCE
Early creative career and study 1997-2010 consisted of a variety of (mostly freelance) creative roles, focusing on Photographic illustration and manipulation, design, art directing and Illustration.
In 2009 pivoted to learning film and undertaking a Masters degree in Moving Image, developing an interest in visual effects and animation.
Headed up an internal creative team creating CG product design, pack shots, animated adverts and product guide videos for KMS Components.
From 2012 Began Trading as a commercial Filmmaker and animator under the name UnitedFilmdom
Lead on projects as diverse as creating animated CG characters for the Merlin groups attractions, Creature Effects for Samsung, The World's first 360 Party electoral broadcast (Green Party Cymru), an AR experience for 20th century Fox’s Prometheus, and Motion graphics for Mitsubishi.
Provided Blender Training and consultancy to a large range of clients, including Creating tutorials for CG Cookie, 3d Artist Magazine, CG Masters, and a personal highlight, delivering the talk “rigging for formlessness” at BCON 2017. Lectured for 3DAmi, (Bath university and royal college London.) The Arts Council of Wales, and currently providing an ongoing series of remote lectures on blender to a range of universities for Nextgen Skills academy.
2019/21 Worked in partnership with Pokedstudio on creating an animated web Series (Saving Soup) as well as animated Adverts and AR Experiences. Working in a small team sharing a variety of roles from director, to animator and Technical artist, script, editing, foley and score, Modeling and pipeline manager.
2020 Provided Blender (grease pencil) support and consulting to CALON studios on their series Sali Mali for S4C/BBC ( Welsh language children's animation)
2021 Provided rigging and Technical consulting to award winning Bluezoo Studios Short film projects (Anoro and Sinking feeling), working with the team remotely
2021 Setup Hollowpixel studio A small animation studio Developing Original IP and with a focus on training new talent and giving them a start in the industry.
2022 Worked with Bluezoo and Nextgen in collaboration on their bootcamp training program as blender Mentor
2022 Setup BlenderClinic. A Blender Training and consultancy platform.
Currently Directing/leading a small team who are putting finishing touches to:
- “You got dragons” a VFX lead short film. WRITER/DIRECTOR
- Pilot “Codelings” A kids sci-fi animated series CREATOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR
- Pilot episode for Pokedstudio’s “Ungameland” series. WRITER/DIRECTOR

Sessions


Blender Conference 2022