Welcome to Phillip Tunnicliffe's Online Visual Effects Portfolio!
Hi my names Phillip Tunnicliffe and I am 26 years old. Welcome to my little piece of the internet!
I am currently working at Double Negative working my way up the visual effects ladder, please spend some time looking through my work. I hope you enjoy!
I have recently graduated with a masters in Digital Effects at Bournemouth University. There I have been learning many different aspects of both 3D and 2D production. As well as this I have been developing a showreel which you can see below.
Before this I had graduated with a first class degree in Computer Science with Games Development at the University of Hull.Before I went to university I was a chef for about 6/7 years in many different restaurants. Working in restaurants taught me many life skills but unfortunately it wasn't what I wanted in my future. After much deliberation I decided to follow a career better suited to my creativity and work towards working in the computer games industry. So with this in mind I decided to go back to college to do a National Diploma: Software Development at Truro College, which I achieved straight distinctions in. I was also asked to represent my course at the annual governors meeting to express my views and how they could improve the course in the future.
After college I decided to go to University of Hull to develop my programming skills and of course you already know the story there!
Apart from work and projects I like to spend as much time as I can surfing, exploring the world, writing, gaming and simply having a laugh! Last summer I was a 'gamesmaker' at the Olympics in London which was an experience.
This was my final project at my time in Bournemouth University. I worked in a group of three to develop an epic landscape, where ships sailed on the clouds rather than on the seas. The aim of the piece was to give the audience a real "wow" factor when watching it. I had always wanted to develop something like this during my time at Bournemouth and was very happy to develop the piece to a good standard.
During this work I refined both my 2D and 3D skills. Aspects to note would be the development of a mountain asset, the cloud carve effects and the creation/refinement of the clouds in all the scenes.
The full making of video can be found here along with the sequence.
For this project I had to develop an effect from scratch. I decided to develop an acid effect within Houdini much like in the alien films, which would burn through anything that it came in contact with.
It was a very challenging project to develop but ultimatly I am pleased with the final outcome.
The final sequence can be seen here and the making of here.
This project at Bournmouth University involved me working within a team to develop a visual effect sequence.
The group I was involved with decided to develop a piece that showed a city that had developed due to finding a large deposit of oil. The meaning is to show how a city has evolved due to its abundance of oil.
My main contribution to this piece was effects, but I also helped with modelling, texturing, scene building and lighting. I had an absolute blast with my team making this piece and it taught me alot about working within a team and within a 3D production pipeline.
The final video for the piece can be seen here.
First Work at the NCCA
This was my frst ever assignment at Bournemouth University. It exposed me to all the main areas of 3D and 2D that I would need to know to become a VFX artist.
The project involved taking a backplate which was above the water and converting that into an underwater scene. The piece also had to have a modelled real-world object, which would move and interact within the landscape. I decided on a give-way sign and a church tower as my enivroment.
I found this project very challenging (especially because of my programming background) but felt it was very satisfying to see the end product. I look back on it now and I see many mistakes, but back when I developed the piece what I learnt from this really paved my confidence for the rest of the year.
The video can be seen here, and the making of here.
Skills & Education
(2012-2013) MA Digital Effects, Award (pending), Bournemouth University
(2009-2012) BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Development, Award 1st, The University of Hull
(2007-2009) National Diploma: Software Development, Award Distinction, Truro College
✔ Houdini ✔ Photoshop ✔ Nuke ✔ Gimp ✔ PF Track
✔ C++ ✔ Prolog ✔ C# ✔ Pascal ✔ C ✔ Delphi
✔ OpenGL ✔ DirectX
Download my Curriculum here
LinkedIn profile is here
Thanks for spending the time reading about my work and interests. If you would like to contact me about my work, have some work that I could help with or simply want to chat then feel free to email me.