Q Pootle 5 Episodes

Q Pootle 5 is here!

It's been a while, but I'm happy to say that some of the episodes I've worked on for QPootle 5 on the CBeebies channel are finally up on BBC iPlayer.

Catch them while you can before they're no longer avaliable!

The Eight-Eyed Thingy from Galaxy 7
Q Pootle 5 is called into action when Groobie sees something lurking in his store cupboard. Is it really an eight-eyed thingy, or just some hungry space mice?
- Some great horror-esque lighting here.

Strange Sounds In The Night
Q Pootle 5 and his friends have a camp out to discover what has been keeping Bud-D awake at night.
- Look out for the nightime shots in this one :)

The Cosmic Whipple
It is the day of the Cosmic Whipple. But, when Oopsy gets stranded it looks like she is going to miss the most wonderful light show in the whole galaxy.
- Spectacular effects and colours make this one of most visually rich episodes yet!

New episodes are out next this week on the CBeebies channel at 7:35am, or check back on BBC iPlayer for daily new episodes. You can also keep up to date with Q Pootle 5 on the facebook page here.

Oh and this is nice to see after all the hard work :)

Blue-Zoo and Q Pootle 5

This post was featured a while ago over at the CG Arts & Animation group blog. Posting here after a long overdue update.

Hey everyone,

Leo here! Hope everyone's been well! I'm here to give a quick catch-up on my on-goings at Blue-Zoo.

For those of you who may not know me, I graduated from the course at CG Arts & Animation last year in 2012. I'm now working on one of the latest projects from Blue-Zoo Productions on a new children's show called Q-Pootle 5, from author and illustrator Nick Butterworth.

Check out the facebook page for more info here.

The show follows the fun and adventures of Q-Pootle 5 and his friends Oopsy, Eddi, Stella, Ray, Groobie, Bud-D and Planet Dave, on the planet of Okidoki. Everyday is a new adventure!

And I'm pleased to say that Q-Pootle 5 actually debuts very soon! With the first episode set to air on Monday 29th July at 8.15am on Cbeebies, and will continue daily from then on.

You can see the Opening title sequence in HD here!

And catch a small clip of the first episode from the Cbeebies website here!

I wasn't there to work on the first episode myself - it may actually be a little while until the episodes I've worked on come to air (I will remind you then!), but the first episode is a great one so be sure to check it out!

Other than that, working at Blue-Zoo has been good so far with my main role of Lighting and Rendering. In a nutshell, I'm responsible setting up lights in a scene with the respective render layers and passes, getting them rendered and then passing them along to the compositers. It may sound a little dry to some, but it feels good to be part of the team with your contributions being valued in the pipeline as a whole - not to mention learning new tricks along the way!

It also great that Blue-Zoo has a nice friendly causal atmosphere around the office, which helps to keep things fresh. With the summer weather, we've had company trips to park, the pub and of course a evening out to the zoo... a real one that is (in costume!).

Just a lion mask for me!

Thats all for now! All the best to everyone - and be amazing as usual!

Q Pootle 5 website - http://www.qpootle5.com/
Q Pootle 5 Cbeebies - http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/q-pootle-5
Q Pottle 5 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/QPootle5

New Designers 2012 Video

So this has been going around a while now but I wanted to post it here as nice round up of our time at New Designers. You can see us (and me!) at around the 1 minute mark.

See more of our time at New Designers here and here.

Oh and Happy Chinese New Year everyone with the year of the Snake!

Featured on MotionGraphics.com

Hey guys - happy 2013! Hope you all had a good new years and all! With the beginnings of a new year, it was a nice surprise to find my Isle of Cirrus project featured on MotionGraphics.com.

Leo Tsang on Motion Graphics Served

You can also find the CG Arts and Animation Behance page here.