• Inside the Mind of Leonardo (Stereoscopic Documentary), 2013

Inside the Mind of Leonardo (Stereoscopic Documentary), 2013

Project Management

At Township & Company (now IAMSTATIC), we were approached to work on the design and animation (2D and 3D) for a documentary-style feature-length film on the work of Leonardo Da Vinci. I had the role of VFX Coordinator and managed tracking and QCing the work for the animation team, liaising with the director and the stereographer (stereoscopic director), Angus Cameron.

The entire film (2D) can be viewed here.

Doc summary per production on IMDB:

Inside the Mind of Leonardo is based on the artist's private journals dating from the Italian Renaissance. With more than 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings, Da Vinci's private journals are the most comprehensive documents that chronicle the work of the world's most renowned inventor, philosopher, painter and genius. Never before has access been granted to capture these works in 3D HD format. Using this precious collection of writings and drawings to recount Da Vinci's story in his own words, the film re-creates the mindscape and ideas of mankind's greatest polymath. In a powerful and haunting performance, actor Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo, dramatically narrating passages and monologues from his journals. Capaldi captures the passion of Leonardo's genius, his understanding of the workings of the natural world, his insights on art and life and his inner fears and torments.


Director: Julian Jones
Executive Producer: Peter Lovering,
Line Producer: Helen Conlan
Audio: Finn Curry

Animation / VFX
Production: Township & Company
VFX EP/ Producer: Amanda Lariviere
Creative Director: Ron Gervais
Animation / CG Director: Dave Greene
Design/animation: Emrah Gonulkirmaz, Michael Brown, Randy Knott, Ron Gervais, Dave Greene
Additional 3D/Modeling: Steve McArdle
VFX Supervisor: Andres Kirejew
Production Coordinator: Sherry Kennedy