Let’s Low Poly

You might call it a design trend, but it’s happening nonetheless. A lot of 3D animation and art now uses something called ‘low-poly modelling’, meaning making graphics look as if they’re from the 80’s except with improved lighting and attention to detail. This will be the new form of intros for Humble Cookie. I threw together this in Cinema 4D to show you exactly what we’re talking about:

Low-Poly Modelling

Expect to see a bit more of this. A lot more in fact. Have you tried any ‘low-poly modelling’? Leave a comment with a link!

Birdman: Movie Reviewed

Michael Keaton in ‘Birdman’

STARRING: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Ryan, Andrea Riseborough

DIRECTED BY: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

GENRE: Black Comedy, Drama

SYNOPSIS: Washed up Hollywood actor Riggan Thomson, who used to play the   legendary superhero Birdman, is now trying to revive his career on Broadway by writing, directing and starring in his own play.

RATING: 10/10

A Guide to 2015 in Film

It’s a new year, and with every new year comes new opportunities, new experiences, and new movies to watch. 2015 holds many big movie related events to add to any film lovers calendar. In February we have the Oscars, which honestly, for me, holds just as much, if not more excitement, than Christmas. But we also have a lot of much anticipated films to look forward to, so consider this post your guide to the next year in film. In just a few thousand words time, you’ll be equipped with as much information as you need to face this year head on.

The Hobbit – Battle of the Five Armies: Movie Reviewed

STARRING: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lily, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blancimagehett, Lee Pace, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, James Nesbitt

DIRECTED BY: Peter Jackson

GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure

SYNOPSIS: In this final chapter of the Hobbit trilogy, Bilbo, the dwarves and a whole cast of other characters attempt to defeat Smaug the dragon and engage in an epic and deadly battle.

RATING: 8.5/10


Aspire To: Politician – Full

We filmed this interview with Richard Harrington at Studio One, Hertfordshire. We used two broadcast quality cameras recording onto Atmos drives. For audio we each had a lapel microphone and then two pencil mics to pick up room ambiance. This is the full interview (35 minutes long) but if you want to watch the short one you can, here, or play the video below.

Aspire To: Author

We interviewed Sue Hampton, a successful author, talking the choices that led her to becoming a writer and an in-depth look at the profession. She also talks about living with Alopecia, a condition which induces hair loss. For any aspiring authors, this is a gold mine of information from the top of the class.


For this interview, we used two fluorescent softboxes to evenly light her and a Nikon D3200 to do the shooting.