Dean Harris

Senior Editor and Motion Graphics Animator

About

From large blue chip brands, corporate productions, digital agency’s and independent filmmakers, I have over 10 years of editing and crafting animation experience to tell stories. Stories like yours.

I'm always seeking new challenges to gain techniques, skills and to develop my storytelling. As part of my experience I have acquired skills using tools as such Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Final Cut 7, DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Audition and I have a keen interest in 3D.

My passion for all things motion has made me a studious worker with the confidence, attributes and skills to give any project that extra (lens) flare. If you would like to see any of my projects please feel free to browse, or if there’s anything in particular you would like to see please get in touch and I can provide an example.

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Projects

Untitled Rix & Co Documentary


Project status : In – Production

I’ve always wanted to pursue making a film documentary. A friend and ex-colleague Pete Rix recently changed his career path as a digital designer to pursue making rocking horses – completely removing himself from digital tools.
Both my Dad and Grandad had extensive careers working with wood and I was always fascinated by watching them create something new from raw materials, into something else entirely. Being more than intrigued by Pete’s new career choice, I decided to document his journey with a short film – placing myself behind the camera. Preview a short snippet from the film above.

Crew
Camera, Editing, grading and directed – Dean Harris
Sound – Waqar Shah
Music – Jeffrey Nelson

Cast

Pete Rix
Anna Rix
Eva Rix
Pieces


Synopsis

”When Isabella has the unpleasant task of clearing her decreased grandma’s belongings, she starts to realise she’s not alone in the house.”

Pieces is a short supernatural thriller/horror written & directed by Dan Sunley.

Produced by Cappuccino Studios, ‘Pieces’ is a short film, based upon the supernatural themes and influenced by Korean and Japanese Horrors. This is one of many collaborations with Dan, in which I helped design, edit and produced over the course of a year, wrapping up post-production in spring 2016.

I had an amazing time making this film, and continue to enjoy the feedback we’re receiving from varying reviewers and film festivals worldwide. The film currently has over 46 thousand views on YouTube and continues to grow it’s fanbase.

Official selection – Nightpiece Film Festival (part of Edinburgh Fringe)

Official selection – Exit 6 Film Festival

Official selection – Telluride Horror Show

Official selection – Fright Night film fest

Special mention – filmmaker International Film Festival Marbella

Official selection – Beeston Film Festival


Cast
Isabella – Kristy Guest
Melissa – Louise Willoughby
Theresa/Nonna – Kate Sandison
The Ghoul – Clinton Curtis Hudson

Crew
Written & Directed – Dan Sunley
Produced – Dean Harris / Dan Sunley
Director of Photography – Mike Staniforth
Sound Recordist/Sound Design – Waqar Shah
Editor – Dean Harris
Production Designer – Natalie Roe
Make Up Artist – India Stone
Music Composer – David John Bartlett

Pancom : Espoinage


“Pancom : Espionage” is a short promotional film showcasing the features of Panasonic’s “Communication Assistant” software. Created & Written By Steve Gilbert Directed By Cosmo Wallace.

Pre-production ran for several months, with principal photography taking place over three long February days and nights on location at Nottingham Science Park, Chemistry Digital’s office and the local area. Everything was shot entirely on the Canon D5 giving the final film it’s sharp and filmic look, as well as the fantastic depth of field.
A significant amount of motion graphics sequences were created for the various screens and projections within the film, all designed and created by Steve Gilbert and myself before principal photography.

This enabled us to run the sequences live on set during filming. These sequences were created with a nod to Mark Coleran’s movie work, completed in Illustrator and then animated in After Effects. The film was edited and graded in Final Cut by myself with post production effects in After Effects.

The music featured an original composition from composer Dan Watts with voice effects, folio and mixing completed by award winning composer Tim Wright. The project was created and written by Steve Gilbert, and produced by Claire Davies who adopts a hands on approach to ensure a smooth project progression.

Credits

Cast
Harvey – David Shackleton
Benton – Jeremy Drakes
The Operative – Mika Hockman
Dewar – Bruce Lawrence
Security Guard – Andy McKay
Receptionist 1 – Chris Bailey
Receptionist 2 – Claire Davies
Office Worker 1 – Terry Hughes
Office Worker 2 – Danielle Wing
Office Worker 3 – Mark Evans
Operatives Voice – Emma Lacey

Crew
DOP/ Cameraman – Paul O’Callaghan
Sound – Grant Bridgeman
Stunts – Stand In Steve Gilbert / Claire Davies
Storyboards – Teagan Ball
Motion Graphics – Steve Gilbert / Dean Harris
Editor, Grading and additional Motion Graphics – Dean Harris
Music – Dan Watts • Audio Mixing – Tim Wright at Tantramedia
Created and Written by Steve Gilbert
Screenplay – Cosmo Wallace / Steve Gilbert
Producer – Claire Davies
Director – Cosmo Wallace

Special Thanks to
Dominique Woods – Center Manager for Nottingham Science Park
Client – Panasonic
Agency – Chemistry

Numbers


Myriad “Numbers” was created as an internal communication video set to educate the company as a whole about how they operate.


Brief
Myriad are a big, expanding communications company their facts and history are simply mind-boggling. Unfortunately, very few people within the business recognise this and the big contribution Myriad makes in the market – which they are part of. With this in mind the brief was to create an engaging film which not only was fun and upbeat, but also to showcase the facts and figures Myriad provide to the communications industry, but also the company itself.

Style
With a long list of numbers and figures, the challenge was to keep the film interesting and exciting… One huge brainstorm later and few more lists, a scripted sequence was compiled and designer Pete Rix went to work creating a simple clear style, which gives the film it’s aesthetic.

During this stage based on Pete Rix’s early designs, an animatic was made to gauge rough timings and pace ready for animating.
The final sequence was animated in After Effects, Cinema 4D and editing completed with music and sound effects in Final Cut.

Credits
After Effects/3D – Dean Harris and Steve Gilbert
Graphics – Pete Rix
Mixed @ The Farm
Music – Dewolfe / Love Grows By William Henries & Steven Haller
Sound design – Dean Harris
Voice Over – Melissa Lloyd (Calypso)
Client – Myriad
Agency – Chemistry

Showreel

A recent selection of editing and animation work.

Contact

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