Art Directing for Feature, Television & Short projects. In this role Richard has been involved with every aspect of production from Visual Development, Colour Script, Modelling, Texturing through to Final Lighting. Richard has worked successfully with remote locations where he gives detailed notes for the production staff so there is complete clarity on how to proceed. 

Below, Some examples of notes given to remote artists during the asset creation phase of production. This would be done for all environments, characters & props. 

Here is a short Richard produced and directed based on the paintings of Marcenivo. Originally designed as a series of animation tests, he wanted to keep a simple theme and narrative which would remain faithful to the original concept of the paintings. Richard oversaw every stage of production from concept, design, modelling, animation, lighting, music and final editing.

Above, Example of a design, colour and lighting key over the existing CG model.

Above, Example of a colour and lighting key painting over the existing CG model.

Above, Main beat colour script for "Postman Pat, The movie". Art Director, Richard Smitheman Below, Colour Keys, Turnarounds, Effects concepts

Above, Main beat colour script for "Postman Pat, The movie". Art Director, Richard Smitheman

Below, Colour Keys, Turnarounds, Effects concepts