Hello person. My name is Cormac Kelly and this is my website. I currently have 10 fingers and I use them to make a series of digital creations, ranging from useless to somewhat useful to someone, somewhere…usually. Currently working for the lovely Piranhabar of Dublin I while away the hours creating ad’s and various other media in XSI. The name “Autodesk Softimage” is trying to elbow its way into my vocabularly but its taking some time. This site is a little window into my various creative guises, both personal and professional.
2007 to present: Pirahna Bar, Dublin.
After completing my degree in college I joined the team at Piranhabar pretty much immediatly and have been working on a variety of ads, projects and pitches with them ever since. My weapons of choice are Softimage XSI, After Effects, Photoshop, 3ds Max and a spot of Zbrush. Some clients I have worked with on the commercials side are:
Aer Lingus, BMW, Chous NTL, Coke, Darklight Film Festival, Eircom, Failte Ireland, The Financial Regulator, Three Mobile, The Irish Times, Kellogs, The Make a Wish Foundation, Necafe, RTE, Tayto, TV3, Vodafone.
I’ve also worked on some broadcast projects such as RTE’s Designs For Life.
2004 – 2007: B.A. in Modelmaking for Film, TV and Media:
Grauduated with distinction in 2007. While there I learned a multitude of skills ranging from the creation of props, creatures, precise replication of real world objects, scale models, maquettes, animatronics, architectural visualisations, puppetry and street theatre . I decided to go the CG route and so, here I am!
A series of ads I worked on for Failte Ireland with Morten Vinther and Pete McEvoy won an ICAD in 2008.
“Avatar Day’s”, Gavin Kelly’s short film chronicling the day to day lives of three MMORPG players by placing their computer counterpart “avatars” into their own live action daily situations won Best Documentary at the European Independent Film Festival 2009. I was lucky enough to play a small part on the the VFX team.
My own short film “Sunflare” won both best overall and best video catagories at the Addidas “We are Orignals” competition in 2008. It also did the rounds at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2008. It was also selected for exhibition in The Digital Hub in 2007.
Worked on set building for the short film “Forgiveness” in 2007 which was shown in the Dublin Film Festival and is deemed an achievement simply because it’s the first time I saw my name of the big screen. Awesome.