View Full Version : David Lam Animation Reel

10 October 2009, 08:05 PM
My latest showreel. Work from 2004 to my most recent work that Im able to show now. Purely an animation reel. Modeling, texturing, lighting, comp work done by tons of awesome artists.

Thanks for viewing! (

my reel on vimeo:
my reel on my website: ( (

ps. Im available for freelance work :)

10 October 2009, 08:14 PM

great reel man....really outstanding and well edited my friend. THUMBS UP!

10 October 2009, 08:44 PM
Way to be Lam!

LOVE the train shot.

Come back to LA!

10 October 2009, 11:49 PM
that was a very captivating introduction! ive played almost all of those of video games, its cool to see where the credit is due! haha. the only advice i would give is to somehow make video smaller? i have blaz'n fast internet and it took me a couple of minutes to get it play'n. but the work you showed was worth the wait. great stuff

10 October 2009, 03:42 AM
Holy crap that was fun :D Great job dude!

10 October 2009, 09:35 AM
Great Character Animation dude! Keep up great work!

10 October 2009, 03:28 PM
Kick ace reel David! Always awesome to see your work

10 October 2009, 04:00 PM
great reel. inspiring stuff. love the small game animations you threw in there, nice compilation with a lot of variety shown!

10 October 2009, 04:45 PM
i have blaz'n fast internet and it took me a couple of minutes to get it play'n.

Yeah, it took a long time here too. But was also worth the wait :thumbsup:

Very nice intro, great editing, the only thing I didn`t like too much is that there seams to be some kind fillers in the reel. For instance, the first animation after the intro, where the guy just stands up, it`s really not showing your animation skills properly, like you just wrote ANIMATION REEL in our face than you trow us a camera pan over a guy that is barely moving ? I guess it was to fit your great editing :curious:

Anyway I am being picky because the reel is very good :thumbsup:

10 October 2009, 10:35 PM
Whoa, thanks everyone for the kind words. Its very welcoming and flattering.

Oops, I didnt know it took so long to play. I included a link to my reel posted on vimeo too hoping it'll be better, yikes :)

EricDLegare: Thanks for the crit and the kind words! I didnt even realize that. I guess I included it to help create the anticipation and sell the jump and land impact scene. But in any case, you're right. Thanks dude.

10 October 2009, 10:37 PM
Thanks for being patient and watching guys :)

10 October 2009, 11:40 PM
Brian: I'll be back mang! Miss you guys.

Mayazeus: Thanks yo. Now go teach your master class.

Jeremydjutras: Thanks dude! Those were in game anims I did at Ravensoft for Xmen Legends 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Such great projects to animate: snappy, exaggerated and tons of room for creativity.

mistasam02, melmann & Defontten: Thanks for the kind words and for being patient. Much appreciated.

InDyDones12: Thanks mang! It was definitely a fast paced and busy year and half for me haha. I posted a link to my reel on vimeo so hopefully its faster viewing now.

10 October 2009, 12:25 AM
Oh man! Huge huge huge HUGE fan of your work in ODST. Aside from being a Halo geek one of the first things I noticed was the new style in animation in ODST. Definitely like the arcs and just the general style of it all.

You've definitely been around the block when it comes to animation and it shows. This is going into that 'motivational' folder.

10 October 2009, 10:35 AM
Just fantastic!!!

10 October 2009, 12:44 PM
great demo!! :applause:

10 October 2009, 04:00 PM
Hey David,
Awesome work!

Really enjoying the work you did Uncharted 2. I think it will do better than that Lucas game. Uh.....what was that game called again? It was so long ago we worked on that ;).

Sweet stuff!


10 October 2009, 03:17 AM
Veretas: Thanks man! It was definitely fun to work on. Great animators and badass supervisors.

iwuh & borisignjatovic: Thanks for the kind words and for viewing :)

NolanSW: Hey Sean. It was TFU ! haha. Yea, its been some time now. Thanks dude. Hope you're doing well. DW need an animator hehe ?

10 October 2009, 03:38 PM
Keep an eye on the DW website. If you see something pop up then let me know and I'll get your stuff into the right hands :thumbsup:.

Good luck man!

10 October 2009, 01:44 AM
Great stuff David!

When you headed back to CA?

10 October 2009, 02:02 AM
Lovin the reel and you've worked on some fantastic game cinematics and games! Keep it up man.

10 October 2009, 12:08 AM
NolanSW: For sure man. Wouldn't hesitant in hearbeat Thanks again

Skealeye: Hey Sean! Thanks man. I'm actually freelancing at your old hood at the moment. Everyone's really cool! Hopefully we'll get to work together out on the west coast

daemonecles: Much thanks dude. What's the freelance market like in Boston? Im actually interested in finding some work there.

CGTalk Moderation
10 October 2009, 12:08 AM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.