Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Great Harlot And The Beast

Things have been moving fast for me over the last three months. I have landed a one-year contract as an animator at JaFilm, a great (mainly) 2D animation company located in Aarhus, which has kept me very busy, and I have moved back to Viborg (from Paris) to live with my girlfriend.
All of this means that I completely forgot to write about one very important movie: my graduation film, "The Great Harlot and the Beast". Here it is:

I worked as story- and character developer, animation lead, sound supervisor, and animation production manager. As you can see, the film has been staff picked by Vimeo, however, the thing it's been picked for which I'm the most proud of so far, is a screening at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the biggest animation film festival in the world. Other festival screenings include the Festival Alto Vicentino in Italy as well as the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Internship at Mac Guff Ligne

The view from the studio terrace

Recently, I finished a 3.5 month internship at Mac Guff Ligne in Paris, France. It is a huge studio and I was in their commercial department, working on a pilote for a (potentially feature lenght) 3D production. I mainly did storyboarding and digital layout, setting up cameras, timing shots and movements. I also did some tests for the animation and rigs. This included animating different cycles, takes, and even a basic animation run-down of the entire film so that the digital layout could work as an animatic presentable to the client.
How much of my work will see the light of day is a question of where the client wants to take his project but the studio seemed happy with my work. I can, however, show you this little photo from my work station; appearently my analogue approach to storyboarding raised a few eyebrows.

I am back in Denmark for now in order to attend my final exams and graduate from The Animation Workshop.