War Thunder: Battle Is On- FX Breakdown from NiallHornVFX on Vimeo.

Here is my FX Breakdown for my Work on the Gamescom 2014 War Thunder Trailer “Battle Is On”. I got an amazing opportunity from Juice and Platige Image in Poland to work as an FX Artist on the trailer. Its been the most fun 2 months of my life thanks to the Amazing team at Juice and Platige, and the other FX Artists I got to work with. As you can see my work was on the last shot mainly doing the Engine Fire Smoke and all the Flak, also I did part of the explosion of the Bomber crashing and the Smoke Shockwave aswell as lots of RnD for the shots. apparently I am the youngest Artist ever hired by Platige Image or Juice! *Note that the comps on my breakdown are done by me so the FX look different to the Finals done by the compositors at Juice.

Watch The Full Trailer: vimeo.com/103421012
More Info on my blog: niallhornvfx.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/warthunder-gamescom-trailer-fx-work.html
Music Credit: Veigar Margeirsson - Rise Above

Mon Village est Magique (online cooperative comic book) from Simon Says: on Vimeo.

MVEM is a project of cooperative comic book. It means that several illustrators will take part to the adventure in order to give life to this wonderful world.


"1991, a small village in Burgundy, France.
Seb (8 years old) and little Tommy (his 5 year-old brother), are having a good time at home during the summer holidays. Near their house lies a mysterious old stony dome called the Icehouse, and it is totally covered with grass and trees. It is in fact the last relic of a once prestigious but now ruined castle. At school, Seb’s companions claim that the dome hides a monster! So one day, returning from a fishing trip at the nearby pond, the young brothers walk in front of the dark entrance to the site. What they find here is both terrific and wonderful. It will take them into a great adventure and lead to the discovery of fantastic places. It seems that somewhere, the castle of their dreams awaits … “

Mon Village est Magique was a series of 6 short stories for children, inspired by my own childhood and set in real locations. It is important for you to understand that I grew up near to the ruins of a real castle, which has inspired me a lot during my life. As a result, I chose to retell these facts in the story, so that I could share it with everyone. In the stories, the heroes discover the ruins of this castle, and start dreaming of fantastic things, so I included magical events that recall the Middle Ages in France and Western Europe.

The central concept of Mon Village est Magique is that our world (the reality) is surrounded by multiple Magical Worlds. The 2 young heroes, Seb and Tommy, travel to some of these worlds. The worlds are all connected to a mysterious location called the Infinite Ocean. This Ocean is like Space, except that it is not filled with stars and planets, but with water and wells. You can travel from one well to another through tube-shaped whirlpools called “fissures”. These are passages of water under very high pressure, that you could compare to wormholes. A peculiarity of the Infinite Ocean is in relation to its water: it is Magical Water, and its energy is the source of all the fantasy events in all the worlds.

Omelette from Madeline Sharafian on Vimeo.

Finally my 2nd Calarts film is completed! It feels really great to make a more personal film this year, now that I know the ropes of filmmaking a bit better. I wanted to make something that focuses on how meaningful it is to make food for someone you love. My family’s lives practically revolve around cooking for each other, so it’s a theme that I’m deeply attached to. I hope you enjoy it!

Fat from The Fat Team on Vimeo.

Graduation film from Supinfocom Arles 2011


Direction // Gary Fouchy - Yohann Auroux Bernard - Sebastien De Oliveira Bispo
Help // Bastien Letoile - Lucas Morandi - Danyang Wang
Music // Noah Sacre
Distribution // Premium Films - animation@premium-films.com

Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2012
Sao Paulo Audience Award “Best Student Film” at Anima Mundi 2012

Siggraph USA 2012
Siggraph Asia 2012
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2012
Art Futura 2012
Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival 2012
Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2012
Anim’est 2012
Festival de l’Acharnière 2012
Gulf Film Festival 2012
Leuven International Short Film Festival 2011
3D Wire 2011

Mickro Cine on Canal +

Steadfast Stanley from John Cody Kim on Vimeo.

My 3rd year Calarts film!

Stanley the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is left behind in the break of an apocalypse.
All he wants to do is get back to his owner…
I think this year I really learned a lot!
Music is by Devotchka
Special thanks to my faculty, friends and family!
Here are some production work for the film!

Also, you gatta check out other CalArts films!!