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

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
Meet Ginny - Mixamo/Fuse Test 1
GINNY_SAM_MAHER_FUSE_MIXAMO_TEST_1 Quick test of this new Adobe Fuse (Preview) and the Mixamo collaboration (?), Fun and easy, I'm sure once I figure out how to add my own textures I'll be more excitable.
2016
Character Design, Digital Art, Visual Effects
One Very Big Day OB
Canberra's Centenary birthday celebrations 'One Very Big Day'.
2013
Directing, Exhibition Design, Programming
HERE select frames
A selection of frames from HERE a tappable story created using Tapestry
2013
Digital Art, Storyboarding, Writing
ACTTAB TVC
The Mark Agency commissioned me to produce a 30 sec TVC for ACTTAB to announce their New Online Betting facility.
2013
Creative Direction, Storyboarding, Writing
Light 'n' Tasty TVC
30 sec spot for Sanitarium Light 'n' Tasty.
2013
Advertising, Branding, Set Design
Maliganis Edwards Johnson TVCs
A series of TVCs for Maliganis Edwards Johnson. Starring - Mal Meninga.
2013
Advertising, Creative Direction, Writing
Weet-Bix TVC
30 sec spot for Sanitarium Weet-Bix
2013
Advertising, Branding, Film
ICONOCLASH
ICONOCLASH is a series in development. The series consists of short-form animated content pieces, that will be assembled fit-for-purpose, for broadcast, narrowcast, social, online and mobile, digital out of home, augmented reality and interactive print applications.
2017
Character Design, Digital Art, Animation,
Branding: Sam Maher
I wanted to create a new identity for my producing and writing activities. I went with postcards because I love receiving mail and with the rise of digital - rarely do; and then I augmented them. My business card I experimented with Aurasma and postcard with Layar.
2014
Branding, Icon Design, Illustration
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