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
DOROTHY CHARACTER DOLLS
Sam Maher's Dorothy Doll a homage to Dorothy Parker
2012
Character Design, Crafts, Toy Design
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
Maliganis Edwards Johnson TVCs
A series of TVCs for Maliganis Edwards Johnson. Starring - Mal Meninga.
2013
Advertising, Creative Direction, Writing
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
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,
COAT OF ARMS
Introducing the characters of the Australian Coat of Arms...
2012
Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration
FashFest Cinema
Cinema Trailer for the first FashFest
2013
Advertising, Fashion, Film
WINTER
Sam Maher's lament to winter... string artist book
2012
Illustration, Storyboarding, Writing
Murine TVCs
3x15 sec spots for Murine
2013
Advertising, Film, Set Design
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