Riley McLaren

Hello, I’m Riley McLaren, and welcome to my website.

Here you’ll be able to see heaps of my past work, ranging from film, motion graphics, editing, 2D and 3D animation, graphic design to even a spot of photography.

I’m currently in my 3rd and final year at Deakin studying Animation and Motion Capture. I’m very experienced in the pre-production, production and particularly post-production of films and animations. I have made many promotional videos and animations for Deakin University, The Song Room, the cycling teams Orica GreenEdge and Team Sky, and the secondary school Gippsland Grammar.

You can find me on Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Show Reel 2015

Sticky post

My previous creative endeavours summed up in a minute long video.

DeakinTV 2016

In 2016, I was the Social Media Manager for the Film and Television club at Deakin University

The Rusty Hook

My third year, major animation for my Bachelors at Deakin.

Concert Photography: Part I

Featuring: The Quarters, Lacuna, Renelophus and KOVO.

Alárìíyá Live

Capturing the electric live performance of Alárìíyá.

Meat Week

Editing together a promotional video for Meat Week, a new initiative in giving families access to local and ethically farmed meats.

Kaleidoscope VR / Melbourne Event

A short video capturing the final stop on Kaleidoscope VR’s World Tour.

The Song Room / Meadow Heights Primary School

Helping The Song Room achieve their goal in giving every child the best possible start to their life.

“It’s a Circle” / 3D Animation

Walking, tripping and recovering while talking about nonsense.

Deakin University / Student Videos

I’ve produced some short, one minute long videos for the Faculty of Health at Deakin University.

Escape Velocity

A film that isn’t out of this world.

Gippsland Grammar Video Prospectus

In 2013, the year after I graduated, I got the chance to create Gippsland Grammar’s new Video Prospectus.

Blood on your Hands

A title sequence for the love child of The Knick and House of Cards.

Unfinished Typography Animation / 2012

Sometimes things just get left behind.

Vance Stone / 3D Model

Some habits die hard, but there isn’t a harder person out there than Vance Stone.

Rookie and the Kink

University has now finished for the year, and I’m a little exhausted.


My Sound, Light and Motion final film was about a guy who is just plain lazy.

The Egg / Filmly 72 Hour Film Festival

DeakinTV held their first 72 hour film festival, called Filmly.

Vacuumphant Animation

An exclusive look at the Vacuumphant doing his job on the factory floor.

Vacuumphant / First 3D Model

A vacuum mixed with an elephant. Unusual way to start my 3D journey.


Early in 2014, Dan Jones (Twitter) came to with an new web series idea and needed some help with the graphics for it.

Magic Mic

Elliot and I wanted to do something that’d be a challenge for both of us. Clones. A ridiculous amount of clones.

Leaving / Wellington Youth Art Competition 2013

A drawing based on the feelings of leaving home.

Super Dooper Fantastic Awesome Amazing Man II

No one is too cool to participate. No one.

Class of 2012 Slideshow

The Class of 2012 in one insanely massive picture.

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