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The making of: The Boogie Man

All sorted, done and dusted!

All I have to do now is present my film to a panel of stern teachers and to an audience in Breda NL on the 28th August.

The screening which you are all invited to takes place on the 28, 29, 30 & 31st of August at the Chasse theatre on a nice BiG screen.

MA 2014 minder info def groot

To get your curiosity going I have for you a trailer! Short and sweet, but the film it’s self is only 2.5 minutes long 😉

And to round off this ‘Making of’ I present to you a ‘Making Of’ film, which will take you through the process I went through to make ‘The Boogie Man’ animation, from beginning to end.

I’m yet to put the film it’s self online and wont be doing that for a little while yet because I will be entering it in to festival  (they like to be all secretive about films which will be in their programs).

But if you really want to see it let me know and I’ll give you a special screening 😉

Signing off.

The making of: A sneaky peak! It’s FiNiShED!!!

I did it!!!!

The animation ‘The Boogie Man’ is finished!!!!!! Wooo Hoooooo!

s-Poster-The Boogie man

Today I sat down and edited the last bits and bobs together and as far as I’m concerned I’m finished! 😀

I shall lay down and sleep now…

But, you may not see it! Nope! I will try and make a trailer in the coming week and I shall invite you all to come and see the screening later this month in Breda the Netherlands. But for now I shall leave you with some screen shots, a poster and a sigh of relief! 😉

MA 2014 minder info def groot


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The Making Of: The art of Sound

There’s enough things to keep an animator occupied, other than making your drawings come to life. In fact, we can’t play entirely on our own. I found this out first when I realised I needed a voice actor to do his magic before I could go too far with animating.

But then my next hurdle was music.

I can sing a little, in the shower! But I can’t keep a beat and any other understanding of music, simply doesn’t exist. So I was happy when I met Tinus my sound designer from This magical and bearded man put his skills to work and created a dimension to my animation, unachievable without.

He not only wrote music and created a soundscape to reflect the mood and actions of the characters, but also created the dark atmosphere needed to bring the ‘dark’ in to the story.

But getting to that point was difficult for him. And that was because of me. For I think in images and not in sound (which he does). So when it came to describing what I wanted it was hard! I felt like a fool! But we got there in the end.

Sound designers are unique talents that can sculpt with sound. Respect!


But my sound problem didn’t end there. I actually went in to panic mode and wasn’t sure what Tinus had made was right for the film. My story is written with a big helping of black humour. And I felt the music had too much dark and was missing the humour.

Thankfully  though, Tinus went on holiday and I went ahead with sound effects and editing the film, with the plan to go back in to the studio when he got back from holiday.

But to my delight, the sound effects created the humour I was missing. Yey! With the combination of dark music, light hearted sound effects and colourful images I found the humour in the dark that I was looking for.

For the sound effects I used 2 websites and and made all the ones I couldn’t find myself, with quick time and Recorder plus, an app for the iPad. Making them was much more fun than searching for them. With the computer my eyes dried out, but while making them I laughed a lot!


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