Thursday, 30 December 2010


Director : Pete Circuitt @ Bitstate
Agency : JWT NYC.
Produced : Kallan Kagan / TEG
Design : Pete Circuitt
Post : Pete Circuitt
Animation : Starz

Created with JWT New York for Macy's and revisits the characters from my film, Yes Virginia, created with the same team minus Wayne Best who was then ECD at JWT , now at COG. 

Sunday, 28 November 2010

floating Virginia in the Macy's Day Parade

Here is the character Virginia from my film - Yes, Virginia, made into a 100 foot plastic blimp and manoeuvred down the streets of New York for the Macy's Day Parade.  The film is screening again on December the 17th on CBS at 8 pm, and is sure to become a lasting, and well loved classic. I was not able to get to New York myself so thanks to Bill for the photo. 

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Fiji timelapse


 I usually loath sunset time-lapses but when I shot this while on a Fiji Island last week, I was testing out a new remote timer i brought before leaving London. At the time I was punching in different intervals testing how flexible the unit was, but ultimately I regret not setting it up properly because of the sweet way the night sky pushed thru the blue. Also how the stars are quite sharp - the 1080 image is really great. I roughly re-timed it in After effects to smooth it out but its still a bit steppy. Fiji is all sorts of great times.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


When I was in New York last November my Grandpop died of a sudden heart attack. He was my favourite fella in all the world and we had a heap of good times together. He built his house with his bare hands, and so for me, the light moving through the almost unoccupied halls and rooms, is an emotional cornerstone for what he was about. A huge influence to my life and work and I will miss him hugely.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Aminita Muscaria - the mushroom for discerning animators.

This i thought was compelling and interesting stuff. The Aminita Muscaria mushroom is the chosen fungus for many animators. Its true ! click on the image and read the pack shot.

England expects.

I drew this bloke after strolling past a pub during the England Vs Algeria football match last friday. to be honest this fella was a mixture of about three hundred horrified English gents watching their team bottle it for old blighty. I was smart and stopped watching after the first half.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Circuitt for Mayor

the guy on the right is my hard arsed delinquent cousin Matt who is running for mayor in The Napier City Council, New Zealand. Making the Circuitt Family proud.

Friday, 28 May 2010

projection man + T4D smoke test

This is projection man ( C4D ) test using a building modeled from photos then textured by projecting those photos onto the geometry. Turbulence 4D was used to generate the smoke and fire. This is my first test using T4D, and the plug has since been updated but I have not had another chance to look at it. The photos used for the modeling and projections are below.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

grinning poolside bloke

a quick doodle to offset those sad waiting blokes that are contemplating old fashioned volcanism in the post before.

Monday, 10 May 2010

sad waiting blokes

Recently I got stuck in Canada because of the volcano, and I had to fly to NYC then Barcelona, then travel up to London via train. After waiting in endless lines for days to try and get tickets. During that time I saw a lot of pretty unhappy travelers , this is one of them. The middle one looked a bit like my friend Cocky.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

short film treatment - faux stopmotion/claymation.

Here are a few basic treatment frames for a short I have been working on. The sets need some heavy customization, as many models in these treatment frames are in as placeholders till I get the time to model them specific to the style I want. 
When you are doing something by yourself sometimes its necessary to take a few of the scenes you have written down and flesh them out in a visual style to keep you going.  A visual style is more than just the character and set design, its the lighting and colours used too, which is not necessarily evident in a sketch. In this case its a painterly, practical set look I am after.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Yes Virginia wins a Gold Pencil.

One Show Entertainment : specials or onetime screening GOLD.


This sketch is just to practice more face on characters as i usually draw on the 3/4.


This was a gift to Wayne for his schools charity auction. The mother who brought the portrait option asked for something for her sons birthday. I had it mounted in two frames, one above the other.