Welcome to the website of Stef Keegan, do you mind if I talk in first person? Good, thanks, that makes things easier. Hi I'm Stef.
This is a place where I am going to *try* to organise my work into some kind of coherent pile.
It's no easy task as I've worked in a few different industries making all kinds of weird and wonderful things including:
Games, Animation, Film Production, VR and VFX. Basically I like making things and telling stories.
I've worked in games and animation, I specialise in stylistic cutesy designs and love turning 2D styles into 3D sculpts. I mainly sculpt, model and optimise, but can rig and animate too.
I am trained in:
Currently Working On...
An short called "Rescue Cat."
A tale of grief and finding meaning in the shape of something small and furry.
Work in Progress update:
I am close to finalising the two main zbrush sculpts of "Harry" and "Kitty" below. I'm taking a break from character work to start on the designs of two main sets: Harry's Flat and the Pet Store. Check my Twitter feed for more progress shots of my janky progress as I'll only be posting the *really* pretty stuff here ;)
VR ARTIST / PRODUCER
I've worked on multiple VR projects, as a 3D artist and/or producer in London and Silicon Valley.
VR is ever evolving but me and my buddies were there from the beginning, ok not Virtual Boy 80's beginning, but we were developing for DK2 and the Gear VR before you even knew what an Oculus was. Unless you are Palmer Lucky, in which case thanks for all the banging tech.
Here are some examples of the awesome projects I've been involved with.
Lodding / Optimiszation: Windlands 2How does it run so smoothly? Oh it's oiled with the tears of artists.
Mo Cap / Art: Decay TheoryA small role assisting with Motion capture blend shapes and the odd bit of art here and there. I love this project and Fire Panda who are making it.
Optimization: WindlandsA game in which you can see the whole map from the highest point, that needs to run smoothly on PSVR. Better break out these mad optimization skills. And the coffee.
Producer: Pixel Ripped 1989Producing a remote team with people working worldwide to pull this little indie project together. From the depths of the NFTS all the way to Silicon Valley, this little game grew into a cult VR success.
SHORT FILM PRODUCTION
I spent 10 years in the film industry, working my way up from runner to short film producer. I love the hustle and bustle of a busy set and the way things 'magically' come together in the dark depths of an edit suite. My role has varied, and my responsibilities have been many. Here's a taste of the things I've worked on.