Director | VFX Supervisor

Audi A6 Avant ‘Hummingbird’.

October 1, 2011

2D Lead | Nuke Lead Compositor

Worked as a Lead 2D artist using Nuke in this project.
From the very beginning of the project, we helped develop the concept; working closely with Oscar-nominated director Daniel Barber and the BBH creative team of Nick Kidney, Kevin Stark, Paul Yull and Adi Birkinshaw. Our brief was to imagine what a bird designed by Audi would look like and to reflect the car’s ultra-lightweight technology. Once our Art and Design teams had brought the bird to life, the challenge faced by our 3D team was to animate the bird made from mechanical and car parts.

Watch the behind the scenes this link.

And read the Fx Guide article with interviews here.


Agency: BBH
Producer: Ruben Mercadal
Creative Director: Nick Kidney, Kevin Stark
Creatives: Paul Yull, Adi Birkinshaw
Production Company: Knucklehead
Director: Daniel Barber
Executive Producer: Matthew Brown
Director of Photography: Stephen Blackman
Editing Company: The Whitehouse
Editor: Adam Marshall
Post-Production / VFX Company: The Mill
VFX Producer: Rahel Makonnen
Shoot Supervisor: Hitesh Patel
2D Lead Artists: Hugo Guerra
3D Lead Artists: Tom Bussell, Jorge Montiel (Lead Animator)
2D Artists: Jerome Lionard, Ben Smith, Emma White, Ben Turner, Neil Davies, Cameron Smither, Juan Brockhaus
3D Artists: Tom Bussell, Alex Hammond, Amaan Akram, Adrian Russell, Adam Droy, Jose Maria Andres Martin, Gemma Aliaga, Tommy Anderson, Stuart Turnbull, Carlos Fraiha, Ciaran Moloney, Sergio Xisto, Graeme Turnbull, Melanie Tonkin, Jorge Bellott, Francois Roisin, Nicolas Guiraud, David Hempstead, Mattias Bjurstroem, Adam Darrah
Assist: Scott Dawkins
Colourist: Aubrey Woodiwiss, Mick Vincent
Art Department: Jimmy Kiddell, Can Y. Sanalan, Carlos Nieto, Mel Climent, Jiyoung Lee, Nathan Mckenna