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Test Test Test!

It’s been a nice calm period recently, but I think thats about to end. I’ve been asked to possibly work on a pilot for Submarine which should be great fun, but a big challenge. Not to mention another project kicking off with the Dutch Chiropractors association Both starting at the same time, with short deadlines :s But I can’t complain 😉

So I thought I’d do a couple of animation tests for both clients to see what we could do with there ideas. And here is what I came up with: (They are just tests so nothing amazing but enough to give me enough ideas and possibilities to think about)

 

Cartoons, Animation & Stop-motion

Spring is in the air and EWC has rolled in to the new year at a gentle tempo but with some fantastically fun projects.

Sesame Street NL

Starting of I’ve been rounding off the Animation for Sesame Street NL. Finishing the edit for television last week. This short and sweet animation is about a little slug who gets cold and needs a new coat.

I can’t tell you too much, (Contract rules) but here’s a little GIF to give you a taste of whats to come  and the scene layouts 😉

Eric-coldEen Jas voor een slak - scenes

Cartoons & Chiropractors

And then there were Cartoons. My pals the Chiropractors asked again for a bit of fun in their annual magazine and this time it focused on ‘Self diagnosis’.  The caption says ” I already diagnosed myself on the internet. So i’m only here for a second opinion!’

s-Cartoon-Self Diagnosis

Stop-Motion

Also this Spring I was launched in to a mad project with Cloud Berry film for an in-house explainer animation for Cygnific (Sales and Services for KLM & Air France).

The project was to be a mash-up Stop-motion/Whiteboard animation explaining the in’s and outs of an internal project, to be presented to all of those who work at Cygnific (+600 peeps).

The idea was that it would be fun and inspiring to watch while explaining their future goals within the company.  Easy Peasy… Although the deadline was 2 weeks from the start date ! Whaaa! bit short for a stop-motion explainer video!

But we managed to push out the deadline, wrote the script in 2 days (Breaking down a pile of information as tall as myself into a script less than one A4) Knock out a storyboard by the end of the week, and have props collected and made by mid week the following week, ready for production on the Wednesday!

That makes, 2 Weeks Pre-production & filming. Not Bad!

Now I’m busy with the Whiteboard animation and next week we go into Post-production, with the final edit and sound design etc. Phew!

It’s tight, but it gives you energy and pushes boundaries, making you think smart and produce creative, fun solutions. Watch this space for the final result.

But for now, here below are some photos of the production and my whiteboard tryout.

Making-Cygnific-02 Making-Cygnific-01

One month on…

It’s been one month since I graduated as a Masters in Animation, with Honors!!!! 😀

Yes, I forgot to blow my own trumpet and fell asleep almost immediately after graduating! I then got sick, recovered and then proceeded to go on holiday for a week. But I’m back and here is the proof, I did it, I really did get my Masters and below is the diploma with ‘Passed with honors’ written on it. BiG cheeseee grin. I’m a nerd!

diploma

 

I have also decided to show of my graduation film to you all. I put 6 months worth of time and effort in to it, and don’t want to hide it from the world any longer 😉 So here it is ‘The Boogie Man’ made by yours truly. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/104932911

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 17.27.06

So what now? Well i have been very fortunate to have rolled straight passed the black hole that is usually awaiting most graduates. (Although I never really stopped working as a freelancer in the passed year). In the week after the big day I had a nice illustration project to make a cartoon for a chiropractor magazine, which was a great way to kick start my new career.

The text says: Just to be certain I will make an x-ray, but I believe it’s a dislocated shoulder.

Cartoon-Arm

 

Not only that though I have already had animation projects coming in, on which I have all ready started working. Yey!

I have been asked to animate for Sesam Street NL again, Yippeee! I love these projects because of the creative freedom and the fun of working with Big Bird. The poem I will be animating is about a slug who needs a new coat. I shall take you through the whole process. But before I get in to animating slugs, I have to finish another animation I am currently making for Wienerberger, building solutions.

Yes, I am making an animation for a brick company! But why I hear you say. Well all kinds of companies have something to sell or explain, and Wienerberger just so happens to want to tell the world about how sustainable their company is.

And untill now it has been the most brilliant collaboration. Their story is very interesting (I now have huge respect for bricks) and my clients are all lovely to work with.

My first meeting with them started with a guided tour through their ‘Brick Museum’! Yes they have a museum. I then found out about what they were hoping for me to do for them. Create an animated short about their companies process and it’s sustainability throughout. An ‘Explanimation’ of no more than 2 minutes for use on the internet.

This lead to a second meeting with an agreement on my quotation and then the fun started. I was given pages and pages of information and links to videos and a DVD about Wienerberger, which all had to be broken down into a compacted script… All in Dutch! My Dutch is pretty good, but to avoid messing up I hired in the brilliant and talented Isabelle Kniestedt who spent a couple of hours with me on a terras in the sun writing the perfect script. We were both amazed at how quickly it went. And with the second read through I managed to get all the information down from a 4 minute read to 2!

This I then translated to a storyboard which will eventually become the animation. This has all gone amazingly smoothly and I am now finishing up with the style sheets and character design:

Process-Wienerberger People Style steet-01

I shall be working In after effects and the elements and puppets to be animated are a mixture of bitmap and vector images made in photoshop.

And in the mean time a voice actor is being arranged… So watch this space.

For the first month after graduation it’s been a brilliant start 😀

 

 

Cartoons for Chiropractors

A funny thing, making cartoons. In reality there is something funny to be seen in everything. But you do have to stop and think about the absurdity of everything around you before you can really appreciate the fact that life is a peculiar thing. Do we take life too seriously? Or are there things that we shouldn’t laugh about.

I was recently asked to make a couple of cartoons for a Chiropractor magazine in the Netherlands and below are the sketches and results.

Sketches

"So Mr Jansen, I see that this is your first visit to a chiropractor."

“So Mr Jansen, I see that this is your first visit to a chiropractor.”

Have you considered going to a Chiropractor?

Have you considered going to a Chiropractor?

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