LODE - Digital Media Design

Online 3D Art Portfolio of Michael Wentworth-Bell – 3D Generalist & Virtual Reality Designer from Melbourne, Australia

  • Boost Juice - Red Royale promo video
  • Buchanan - Pressure in an Empty Space
  • 3D Modelling and Rendering: BASF Print Ad
  • Motion Graphics- Graduate Registration Video
  • Human Spring cover artwork
  • The Wonder of Gold exhibit
  • Defence of Darwin Experience

G’day & welcome to the Digital Lode!

My name is Michael Wentworth-Bell & I am a 3D Generalist and Virtual Reality Designer 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.

Latest Blog Posts:

Making-of Video Buchanan’s “Alive” album cover

Making-of Video Buchanan’s “Alive” album cover

I’ve put together a short “making-of” video for Buchanan’s “Alive” album cover. Alive was released in the last week of […]

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Reel Pictures VR Diary Ep04 – VR CAD Model Viewer

Reel Pictures VR Diary Ep04 – VR CAD Model Viewer

Our 4th VR Diary video is an overview of our “VR CAD Model Viewer”. This app allows you to view […]

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Recent Project – Alive Album Art

Recent Project – Alive Album Art

I just finished the cover art for Buchanan’s upcoming ‘Alive’ album, a collaboration with lead singer Josh Simons. It’s his […]

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Reel Pictures Virtual Reality Experiences

Reel Pictures Virtual Reality Experiences

I’ve been working on a few different Virtual Reality “Demos” over the past few months at Reel Pictures. This post […]

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I got a HTC Vive!

I got a HTC Vive!

My HTC Vive finally arrived, couldn’t be more excited! So far, I’ve only had 2 days to try out the […]

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Virtual Reality Demo for the Royal Society of Victoria

Virtual Reality Demo for the Royal Society of Victoria

Tonight was the big night! I did a VR presentation to the Royal Society of Victoria with Paul Evans, Alf […]

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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 portfolio are shown below. I am a digital artist with nearly a decade’s experience in 3D content creation. I use these 3D modelling, animation, layout and design skills in a variety of projects – Motion Graphics videos, Print layouts and realtime Virtual Reality experiences.

ALIVE – Album Artwork

ALIVE – Album Artwork

I created the album cover art for Buchanan’s first live album – “Alive.” An early version of the art for this live album originated as one of the many drafts for the “Pressure in an Empty Space” album.

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Boost Juice – Pure Eden Promo Video

Boost Juice – Pure Eden Promo Video

This is the 2nd Boost Juice 3D animated video I worked on at Reel Pictures 3D animation Studio Melbourne.

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Pressure in an Empty Space – Album Artwork

Pressure in an Empty Space – Album Artwork

I was commissioned to create the cover art for Buchanan’s 2nd album – “Pressure in an Empty Space”. The brief was to convey the feeling of intense pressure and the symbols in this cover art each relate to a song or motif throughout the album.

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Boost Juice – Red Royale Promo Video

Boost Juice – Red Royale Promo Video

I worked as a 3D generalist on this exciting project. We created 2 explosive 3D Animated promo videos for Boost Juice’s new Black Label smoothies. The first video featured the “Red Royale” and the many ingredients that make up this smoothie.

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Misty Vale Estate – 3D Animated Real Estate

Misty Vale Estate – 3D Animated Real Estate

An exciting project at Reel Pictures where I created a stylised 3D version of the future Misty Vale Estate in […]

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Temperamentally Lyric Video

Temperamentally Lyric Video

A created the lyric video for Buchanan’s “Temperamentally”. I used Adobe After Effects, RealFlow and 3ds Max.

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Human Spring – Album Artwork

Human Spring – Album Artwork

I created the cover art for Buchanan’s Human Spring. The art spans across 3 sections – the front & back of the CD & the liner notes.

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Graduate Registration Video – PBA

Graduate Registration Video – PBA

It was great to be a part of this fantastic Motion Graphics piece created for the Podiatry Board of Australia.

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You can view the complete folio here.

Reel Pictures Virtual Reality Diary

I have been putting together a series of VR Diary videos that document the Virtual Reality projects we are working on at Reel Pictures Animation Studio, Melbourne. The videos are uploaded to YouTube as often as possible. A playlist of the videos is below:

Showcase:

RealFlow Showreel:

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

 

Reel Pictures – Showreel 2012:

This is the 2012 Reel Pictures Showreel. I worked on nearly every project featured in the reel.

 

Showreel Version 1

A showreel of my current work is in production and will be completed sometime soon! I have not updated my showreel since 2011. 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!