DIGITAL PUPPET: BOB © SAM MAHER
A few years ago i decided to start converting some of my drawings into digital pieces for use in my own creative technology tests. 
Bob was a quick sketch, he has become the poster-boy for my research ever since. 
He is also one of a cast of 7 characters featured in a series in development ICONOCLASH.  

Digital Puppetry
Performance Animation 
Motion Capture
I don't often make videos in my kitchen but when I do...
I discovered this ridiculously fun way to speed up animating characters with Adobe Character Animation. 
BOB is an old favourite character I use to develop scenes, he's part of my 'Stereotype' collection; and within 60 minutes of dropping him in Photoshop, Digital Puppet BOB was talking back to me. 
We went to RAW Artists Canberra in November 2016 at Belconnen Arts Centre, BOB danced with some fine young ladies, was voiced by diverse audience members and manipulated by all ages.

Other Projects

Vikings TVCs
One of a series of TVCs for the Vikings Group. Produced with Screencraft Media, commissioned by Zoo Advertising.
2013
Advertising, Creative Direction, Film
TILLY CHARACTER DOLLS
Knitted and crochet dolls from 100% new wool (new reclaimed and end of line tapestry wools) with vintage lace and embroidered doily dresses. Each one unique and handmade in Australia.
2012
Character Design, Crafts, Toy Design
Myer Centre TVCs
2 x 30 sec spots for The Myer Centre.
2013
Advertising, Branding, Film
Trade Secret Web Content
4 online videos for social media.
2013
Advertising, Directing, Set Design
LOVE at Altenburg
My aim for this group show was to engage with my potential new audience, get some feedback at targeted events, and to test technology requirements and feasibility of interactive entertainment and illustration reaching mass adoption in locations compromised by poor connectivity.
2016
Illustration, interactive design, works on paper,
WINIFRED
Sam Maher offers you a sneak peak of an old story she's revisiting with illustrations... introducing 'Winifred'
2012
Drawing, Illustration, Writing
Lights and Sirens TVC and Web Content
TVC and Web Series for ACT Police, Fire and Ambulance for campaign 'Lights and Sirens'.
2013
Advertising, Creative Direction, Writing
Canberra Guide Video
How does the the Canberra Guide app work? Here's how!
2013
Creative Direction, Storyboarding, Writing
ROYAL BALLET
Illustration studies and sketches for a children's picture book with alas no story yet!
2012
Character Design, Drawing, Illustration
CHRISTMAS ANGEL
Every Christmas I give my Nana a decoration, as a kid I'd make them, then I got old and bought most of them... This year I've made Nana an Angel... give your Nana one too!
2012
Character Design, Crafts, Product Design
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