Aaron Gardner - Showreel 2020 - JAN
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Projects / Software used / role in the project

Star Wars teaser (00:07)

A short animation created using Element 3D and After Effects

Software: After Effects and Element 3D

Role: Animator

The Sun Showbiz Show (Snap TV production) (00:16)

Creating the brand look for an online show

Software: After Effects and Cinema 4D

Role: Art director, Animator

The journey of Daenerys Targaryen 360 video (00:29)

A 360-degree video detailing Daenerys Targaryen's journey up to the last season of Game Of Thrones.

A team of 2 designers and myself rebuilt the Game of Thrones world from scratch in Cinema 4D, enabling the audience to have a like-never-seen-before view of where Danerys Targaryen has travelled since the beginning of the show.

The whole project took over 3 weeks to produce, and a whopping 5 days to render (using 10 computers at a render farm!)

Software: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D

Role: Project Director, Art director, 3D modeller, Animator, Render Farm Coordinator

If Earth's history was the distance from London to Edinburgh (00:47)

Animation for The Sun

Software: After Effects, Premiere Pro

Role: Animator

The Licked Hand (01:00)

Snapchat Halloween story

Software: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator

Role: Art Director, Scriptwriter, Animator, Illustrator

Life on Mars (01:14)

Software: Cinema 4D, After Effects and Premiere Pro

Role: Animator, 3D modeller

Catch Up on Thrones (01:26)

Software: After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro

Role: Scriptwriter, Voice Narrator, Animator, Illustrator, Sound recorder, Studio Operator

MTV Stings (1:27)

Software: Illustrator, Cinema 4D

Role: Animator, Designer

Fly Through the Mountains (01:56)


Software: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D

Role: Animator

Ball fall sequence (02:00)

Software: Cinema 4D

Role: Animator

Sun Football logo animation (02:05)

Software: Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects (Element 3D)

Role: Designer / Animator

CBB Recap logo (02:07)

Software: Illustrator, Photoshop, Cinema 4D

Role: Designer / Animator

The Sun Sport show stings (x2) (02:10)

Software: Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects

Role: Designer / Animator

London Bridge Attack: What happened? (02:12)

Software: Google Earth Studio, After Effects, Premiere Pro

Role: Animator / Researcher / Director

Infinitas Logo Sting (02:18)

Software: Cinema 4D, Illustrator

Role: Designer / Animator

The Sunday Times Magazine (50th Anniversary video) (02:21)

Displayed online and physically at the Saatchi Gallery during the anniversary of The Sunday Times Magazine's 50th birthday.

Software: Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro 7

Role: Art Director, Animator, Designer

Bridezilla (02:24)


Software: After Effects

Role: Designer / Animator

Spiders (02:30)

An animated tribute to Slipknot song Spiders

Software: After Effects, Premiere Pro

Role: Art Director, Illustrator, Animator

See No Evil (02:36)

Short film

Software: Premiere Pro, After Effects

Role: Director, Scriptwriter, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound Editor, Colour Grader

Sun Goals promo (02:48)


Software: After Effects

Role: Onset VFX supervisor, SFX coordinator, animator

Music Videos (02:52)

A variety of music videos

Role: Director / Cinematographer / Editor