andrew daffy, director, producer, vfx supervisor, vj.
‘Daffy’ began work in the VFX industry at Framestore (Gravity, The Harry Potter Series, Guardians of the Galaxy) as a Junior Animator in 1996. Things took off for him soon after he gave the fly from the BBC2 ident ‘flyzapper’ an unbriefed drunken motion and smoke trailing from him. Martin Lambie-Nairn said it would become an instant classic. It became the longest running of all the spots.
A few small years later and he became Head of 3D Commercials. His incredible team made successful commercials year on year, the James Bond title sequences – ‘Die Another Day’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and his previsualisation techniques developed for Chrysler ‘Golden Gate’ were put to full effect on the Levi’s ‘Odyssey’ commercial directed by Jonathan Glazer.
Daffy helped win BBC’s ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ series, assisting Mike Milne with the pitch film to convince the BBC that dinosaurs could transcend the silver screen.
His projects have accumulated over 30 awards and helped put Framestore firmly on the map. After leaving Framestore, he founded The House of Curves in December 2004.
Since then he’s directed a catwalk show for Louis Vuitton, titles for The Inbetweeners Movie, built the VFX for the amazing Soulwax Machine, helped Mike & Claire Manumission create their new club Phantasmagoria, and he is developing an IMAX underwater feature HIDDEN.
Andrew Daffy Freelance Reel 2010
Levi’s : Odyssey
|Die Another Day : Title Sequence|
|XBOX : Mosquito|
|Volvic : Jog|
The FMX Festival of Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia interviewed Andrew Daffy on his beginnings in the film industry, approaches to analyzing one’s work and his idea of an ideal project in the three-part interview below.