Martin McBain's Blog
My name is Martin McBain and I've been in the animation industry for over 20 years. During my career in game development, I've held Cinematics Director/Lead Cinematics Animator and Lead Animator positions and have worked on many exciting projects, including Goldeneye 007, Dead Space: Extraction and G-Force. Having worked on more than 20 gaming titles, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with some fantastic companies including Activision, EA, Disney and Sega. I've also had the honour of directing many well known and talented actors in motion and performance capture - having access to Ben Cooke (Daniel Craig's stunt double) was an especially fun experience! I am now Animation Director at Raven/Activision working on the Call of Duty franchise.
Due to my experience of working in cinematics, I've had the opportunity to work on major movie titles. Whilst a game developer at heart, these have certainly been some interesting projects and highlight the crossover between the skills used in both the games and the movie industries as each creative arena draws inspiration from the other.
My favourite pastimes include playing games (obviously!), watching movies and reading Nordic crime novels - though with working long hours there never seems to be enough hours in the day...