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
Augmenting WINIFRED
WIP of an Augmented Reality adaptation of my Winifred stories. This will expand as the experiment/ project continues.
2015
Creative Direction, Digital Art, Interaction Design
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,
WYNLEN HOUSE Interactive Rack Card
The gorgeous Bronwyn and Helen of Wynlen House Slow Food Farm and Learning Centre were invited by the Italian Slow Food Movement to their Conference in Turin in September 2016. They needed something fun and interactive, light and portable and easy to update in both omnichannel presentations and transmedia outputs, with a seamless optimised backend and a gorgeous digital interface. We wanted interaction data too, across numerous events, that could be validated within the integration by pulling data metrics across a suite of analytics tools. It also needed to look good in its print form, load digital content quickly and efficiently and have a easy-use interface to optimise experience for users with multiple digital literacy. The opportunity to test one of our new prototypes in an international and domestic territory was too good to pass up, so here is a new use of a developing interactive print/digital portal. This one is powered by Layar. Scan the front and back panels with your device and watch a video or press the buttons. Feedback is always wanted. Likewise we're always looking for Guinea Pigs wanting to do something new with brand narratives.
2016
Interaction Design, Branding, UI/UX
Myer Centre TVCs
2 x 30 sec spots for The Myer Centre.
2013
Advertising, Branding, Film
RIFFS + RANTS Branding
Branding and logo developed for a small music and arts studio, school and shop in regional NSW Riffs and Rants... sticker now augments with Layar
2012
Advertising, Branding, Graphic Design
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
AAA TVC
National TVC for the Australian Automobile Association. Produced with Screencraft Media commissioned by Cre8ive.
2013
Advertising, Creative Direction, Film
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
Murine TVCs
3x15 sec spots for Murine
2013
Advertising, Film, Set Design
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