This is a short concept art demo video I created for the Fruit Ninja Nation YouTube channel. It’ll let you know more about some of my working processes, a previously unrevealed character in the up and coming Fruit Ninja TV show, and the sound of my dumb, annoying voice. Enjoy.
Halfbrick – the company I work for – has just released a documentary on the history and future of the Fruit Ninja brand. It’s worth checking out if you’re interested in Halfbrick, the Fruit Ninja game or just simply fascinated by all things mobile development. It’s quite an interesting story and features interviews from the original creators and developers.
I also make an appearance and speak briefly about the up and coming Fruit Ninja TV show I am currently working on as a writer and director. My bit starts at 41:40.
Today I was interviewed by Scotty Curtis of Life FM and fledgeling geek culture podcast Good News Geek regarding my work on the Star Wars franchise. Have a listen below.
As promised, below is a small selection of my concept art from the Fruit Ninja Origins Trailers (see previous post to view trailers).
As you can see, the project required concept art on a number of different subjets including character design, prop and environment design, and my favorite; weapon design.
Here is the full set of Fruit Ninja trailers I worked on for most of 2013 with the People’s Republic of Animation and Halfbrick. As far as I can remember, this was the first time in my career where I took on a role that was not exclusively art related (though I did also produce much of the concept art for these – I plan to post some of this soon).
I co-wrote and co-directed the first trailer, “Ninjas in training,” with the director of the 2 year anniversary trailer from the previous year. When it came time to tackle the other three, I was given the opportunity to write the stories mostly on my own, under the guidance of the Halfbrick team.
Thanks to a great team of artists and animators who had my back the whole time, it seems as though I managed not to mangle these too badly. Judge for yourself.