jon birch [creative journal]

January 9, 2007


Filed under: animation, audio/visual, character design, movies — jonbirch @ 12:19 am


a simple story of love and faithfulness with equally simple, almost diagramatic character design.
all done in flash.



  1. Hi Jon …

    Just been pointed to your blog … I can’t get to any of your Flash animations though – just a series of jpegs.

    I’m also into 3D and Flash, much of which can be found on my own blog.

    My own packages of choice are Vue 6 Infinite, Carrara 5, Poser 6\7, Swishmax (for Flash), and Paint Shop Pro (poor man’s Photoshop) for raster and post-rendering and compositing.


    Comment by Richard L — January 9, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

  2. for the moment you’ll need to connect to my website… to see any animations in freeflow! 🙂 it needs a little updating
    i’m still getting to grips with how this blogging thing works, but my idea was to use this space for discussion, directing people to places to see stuff and talking about ongoing work.
    i’ll go to your space and see what you’re up to.
    cheers, j.

    Comment by jonbirch — January 9, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

  3. I’m more of a “keen amateur” – maybe I’ll make some bucks from all this some day.

    For now most of my stuff explores issues around daily living\Christian faith\spirituality\what it means to be human, often for creative worship e.g.

    The digital art stuff on the blog is all in the “Digital Art” category.

    Could I suggest that where you show stills from an animation on your blog, that you link to the animation on your main site?


    Comment by Richard L — January 9, 2007 @ 10:39 pm

  4. you may indeed suggest that.
    see my last post for my intentions.
    it will take a little sorting, but i’ll get there.
    there’s a great image on your blog of misty light coming through silhouetted trees etc… is this an image you made?

    Comment by jonbirch — January 10, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  5. Hi Jon … yes it’s one of my own.

    Initial image was a 3D render using a package called Vue 5 Infinite (a forest with some human figures scattered around), and then quite a bit of post-render work done in Paint Shop Pro 9 – layering the image over itself a number of times using blend modes and some radial zoomed blurs to create the spooky “come to the light” effect.


    Comment by Richard L — January 12, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

  6. it’s very good. very cinematographic… looks like a movie still.

    Comment by jonbirch — January 13, 2007 @ 12:31 am

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