‘In this moment of unprecedented prosperity and technological advancement, we find ourselves in a paradox: we are divided.’
Inspired by recent paradigm shifts in global politics, Other Side is a full CG-animated short film exploring the increasing divide between social groups and ideologies. In questioning the dominance of ideas such as meritocracy and individuality, Other Side suggests the possibility of alternative ways to think, and to live.
Written and Directed by: Thom Haig Lead 3d Artist: Thom Haig Script: Sara Stafford Original Score and sound design: Wesley Slover Simulation Artist: Ben Watts Character animation: Can Erduman & Tom Stratford Screen Graphics: Gordon Spurs & Thom Haig Voiceover: Matt Abbott 3D Asset Development: Patrick Letourneau & Ondrej Zunka
Dash Studios contacted me to make an animation to tease the forthcoming meetup event: Dash Bash!
I was selected, among other animators and designers to create a 6 second animation of whatever I wanted. I was inspired by fantasy visuals as well as themes of climate change.
Sound Design by Wesley Slover / Sono Sanctus: https://vimeo.com/sonosanctus
The full reel of animations can be seen here:
'An impossible series of accidents and choices, of mistakes and triumphs.'
Only Now is an abstract exploration of how an awareness of the improbablitly of being here can lead to a sense of gratitude.
By Thom Haig (thomhaig.com) Script: Sara Stafford Music and Sound Design: Wesley Slover Voiceover: Kitty Colquhoun, Matt Abbott
‘The increasing approximation of something more complex.’
Becoming One is a full CG-animated piece exploring the relationship between connectivity and individuality. Making-of and breakdowns available at becoming-one.net
By: Thom Haig (thomhaig.com) Script Editor: Sara Stafford Sound designer: Wesley Slover Voiceover: Matt Abbott
Thom Haig Showreel 2018
Thom Haig Showreel 2018 This reel features both commercial work from recent jobs, as well as self initiated film projects. Music: 'Pool' by Disasterpeace
A surreal and experimental arts piece combining woman and bird to tell a beautiful visual story within an imaginary world of intricate colour and detail.
I worked with Future Deluxe on creating this unique, explorative video comissioned by Wacom
Plume - Process Film
STAR WARS V NVIDIA
Working with SR Partners, we created a teaser and launch film for a new Nvidia product: A series of collector's edition Star Wars Titan X Graphics Cards.
The film teases with abstract and obscure product shots that walk a balance between the aesthetics of a product and a Star Wars film trailer!
Working with Aixsponza studio, I directed this film for Nike: a visual exploration, demonstrating the key features of the Nike Air Presto.
I worked as a 3d animator with Run Kick Shout Studio on this high-energy season opener for the Chicago Wolves ice hockey team. This short film details an explosive square-off between a forward and a goalie, where fire meets ice!
Chicago Wolves Process
Ben & Jerry's: One Sweet World
Working with Nice and Serious, I worked as a 3d artist on this film for Ben and Jerry's. One Sweet World tells a story of hope overcoming hate, and unity overcoming separation, at a time where fear and hatred are on the rise.
We created two more of our moving wallpapers for Pro7. Fluffy soft shapes and hard glass object it is this time, both illuminated from within.
Client: ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH Artists@Aixsponza: Christian Tyroller, Manuel Casasola Merkle, Thom Haig
London Sci-Fi Titles
Opening film for the London festival of Science Fiction 2015, Premiered at the BFI London.
Animation by Thom Haig, Dan Harries and Gordon Spurs.
Introducing: Steel Patriot - the private nuclear deterrent!
In a world where everything, down to a country's nuclear defense programme, has been privatised, the responsibility of deterrence theory falls on the citizens. This commercial provides a dark insight to such an exitence.
Made in Cinema 4d, rendered with Octane and composited in After Effects.