Lode Portfolio

Welcome to the porfolio of Michael Wentworth-Bell / Digital Lode. You can use the tags below to sort the folio by project type (animation, video, print, etc).
If you are interested in checking out more of my work, I invite you to have a look at the archives.

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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Web Accessibility Animation

Web Accessibility Animation

A government video created for the Department of Social Services. I was required to create a number of different assets and deliver them ready to animate and render.

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Inside Health Identity Opener

Inside Health Identity Opener

A 15 second logo animation created for the department of health. I created the animated 3D strokes and supplied the base renders renders for further compositing with 2D elements, etc.

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The Wonder of Gold

The Wonder of Gold

One of my most exciting projects at Reel Pictures has been our part in creating a large ‘Wonder of Gold’ animation for the Perth Mint.

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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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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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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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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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Step Off! 2012 Trailer

Step Off! 2012 Trailer

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Bliss – Personal Project

Bliss – Personal Project

A digital artwork I made in 2011 during a 6 week stay in Hong Kong. The artwork is a mini-planet-panorama and is made up of 64 original photos which are later composited together.

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AGDA // Design Narratives – Bill Reid

AGDA // Design Narratives – Bill Reid

A 5 minute interview with Bill Reid; medical illustrator at the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital, created for Swinburne University and the AGDA.

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Sounds Loud Festival 2012

Sounds Loud Festival 2012

I worked for Moonee Valley City Council to create visual assets for the 2012 Sounds Loud Festival.

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Step Off! 2012 – Print Media

Step Off! 2012 – Print Media

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Rex Belfast: Head in the Clouds

Rex Belfast: Head in the Clouds

Rex Belfast: Head in the Clouds is my first ever 3D animation – a collaboration with Kris Savoia & James Burnett in 2009. We produced the animation from storyboard to final render in just 3 & a half weeks!

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Freeza Battle of the Bands

Freeza Battle of the Bands

Poster artwork for the 2011 Pushstart Battle of the Bands. A pixel artwork that is hand-painted pixel by pixel in the style of 16bit videogames.

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Cover Art – 23 Angles Of Attack

Cover Art – 23 Angles Of Attack

Cover art for the first EP released by my band, 23 Angles of Attack. I created the artwork in the space of a week.

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Shaping Education – Henry Bastow II

Shaping Education – Henry Bastow II

Part 2 in a series of 3 animated videos produced for the Education Dept. Victoria and Bastow Institute. This was the first project that we ever used the Vray Renderer as part of the production pipeline…

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Sounds Loud Festival Trailer

Sounds Loud Festival Trailer

Presenting my first ever freelance 3D animation! This job was completed in around 100 hours outside of my day job and studies over a 5 week period.

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