Welcome to the Digital Lode!

The Home of Michael Wentworth-Bell, Melbourne-based 3D & Motion-Graphics artist

  • Recent Project: Shaping Education - Henry Bastow
  • 3D Modelling and Rendering: BASF Print Ad
  • Recent Project: Timomatic - Swisse Ultivites
  • Recent Project: Battle of Darwin Experience
  • Recent Project: Ipad App Trailer
  • Classic Project: Rex Belfast - Head in the Clouds
  • Personal Project: Bliss

G’day & welcome to the Digital Lode!

My name is Michael Wentworth-Bell & I am a 3D generalist and Motion Graphics artist based in Melbourne, Australia. The ‘Lode‘ is my online website featuring my portfolio, blog, a ‘Motherlode’ of tutorials, project walkthroughs, personal projects & artwork. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to drop me a line via my blog or contact page. You can also checkout my LODE facebook page if you’d like to be notified when I update this site.

Recent posts on the blog:

Visiting Hong Kong

Visiting Hong Kong

I’m Currently spending 2 weeks in Hong Kong and, as always, loving my time here! My life journey is tied […]

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RealFlow showreel – Reel Pictures

RealFlow showreel – Reel Pictures

Check out our first RealFlow showreel! This demoreel is a compilation of all the fluid simulation projects we’ve produced at […]

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Tutorial – Realflow D-Spline Daemon & Project Overview

Tutorial – Realflow D-Spline Daemon & Project Overview

Here’s a recent tutorial I put together focusing on a project i’ve worked on with Alf Kuhlmann at Reel Pictures […]

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Updating the porfolio and website

Updating the porfolio and website

I’m back and determined to update my Website, Portfolio and Showreel after far too long. It’s been over 1 and […]

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You can check out the rest of my blog here.

Some items from my portfolio:

A selection of recent projects from the LODE porfolio are shown below.
You can view the complete folio here.

Tai Hing

Tai Hing

A mini-planet-panorama made up of 64 photos taken on the roof of the Tai Hing Building, Hong Kong.

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Open Macau

Open Macau

Open Macau is a mini-planet-panorama and is made up of 64 original photos which are later composited together.

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BASF – Mining print Ad CGI

BASF – Mining print Ad CGI

I was hired by Green Team Australia to create Computer generated imagery for one of their BASF print ads which […]

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Battle of the Bands – 60′s Themed Poster Design

Battle of the Bands – 60′s Themed Poster Design

A 60′s themed poster design for a recent Battle of the Bands event. I had a lot of fun putting this together in Photoshop and Illustrator!

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Tony Robinson’s London Games Unearthed – 3D Zeus Model

Tony Robinson’s London Games Unearthed – 3D Zeus Model

Tony Robinson’s “London Games Unearthed” is a 60 minute documentary of East London’s history and the construction of the Olympic park in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympic games. I helped create and animate a 3D model of the 13 metre high Greek statue of Zeus, one of the ancient 7 wonders of the world.

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Shaping Education – Henry Bastow III

Shaping Education – Henry Bastow III

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Swisse Ultivites – Timomatic

Swisse Ultivites – Timomatic

A series of TVCs produced for Swisse and featuring TImomatic. I was responsible for post-work on these Ads which included chroma keying, lights, lasers, atmosphere, Pack shots & Supers.

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Defence Of Darwin Experience

Defence Of Darwin Experience

The Bombing of Darwin Experience is an 11 minute long animated retelling of the morning of February 19th, 1942. It uses 3D animation, light, sound with re-animated photos from the actual day in order to give an immersive depiction of the Japanese bombing of Darwin.

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Showcase:

Showreel Version 1

My current showreel is Coming Very Soon! I have not updated my site/reel in nearly 2 years. I’m now working on my showreel version 2.0 featuring my favourite projects over the past few years.

Showreel 2.0 is almost complete! In the meantime, you can view my 2011 Student Showreel below:

This showreel was created in December, 2011. For a look at my more recent work, please check out the portfolio section of this site!

RealFlow Showreel:

The Reel Pictures Melbourne RealFlow Reel – I work at this studio as a 3D Animator. Here’s our first Fluid Simulation reel. All animation was created by Alf Kuhlmann (studio director) and myself.