Monday, 21 December 2009

Merry Christmas to all!



For my first Toon Boom attempt, I decided to go for an animated christmascard! Merry Christmas and a happy Newyear!

Monday, 30 November 2009

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Monday, 19 October 2009

Animation Festivals - Cleaned Out & Yakkety-Yak Selected

There are some filmfestivals out there where my films are shown!

Cleaned Out
No-Festival, Chelyabinsk, Russia*, 05/11/2009
Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 6/11/2009
Het Grote Ongeduld!, Brussels, Belgium, 18/11/2009
Expotoons, Buenos Aires, Argentina 25-28/11/2009
International Shortfilmfestival Leuven, Belgium, 12/2009 3th place
Future Film Festival, Bologna, Italy, 01/2010
Animex Festival, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, 02/2010 Stop Motion Award runner-up
Anima Animation Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 14/02/2010
Ciné Privé, Gent, 02/2010
De Langste Nacht Van De Korte Film 2, Overijse, Belgium, 27/02/2010
Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival, San Vito dei Normanni, Italy, 07/2010
Les Nuits Magiques, Begles, France, 3/12/2010

Yakkety-Yak

International Film Festival Ghent, Belgium 11/10/2008
Animex Festival, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, 02/2009
Klik! Amsterdam, The Netherlands 09/2009
No-Festival, Chelyabinsk, Russia* 05/11/2009
Future Film Festival, Bologna, Italy 01/2010

*Openingsscreening: Presentation of new animation from Belgium.

If I find out some more, I'll let you know.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Cleaned Out is also online!


Lots of things to watch these days! You can watch it in full view on Youtube.

Showreel online!

It was already online for a couple of weeks, but forgot to tell you! Hopla!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Vote for Yakkety-Yak for the Animex Audience Award!

I wasn't aware of this until Koen gave me a call. In February this year, Yakkety-Yak was selected and screened at the Animex festival in Middlesbrough, UK. It was "For Sock's Sake" who won the Stop Motion award.

Now the audience can vote for there favourite short!
You can watch Yakkety-Yak here. If you like it, you can vote for it!

Cleaned Out - Short Preview

As promised, here is a short preview of Cleaned Out!

video

Greets!

Monday, 11 May 2009

From under the dust

As the end of my school carreer is approaching, I was thinking about the first short animated sequence I did in stop frame technique. It was a chance for me and Andreas to be able to use an old Bolex 16mm, which would be replaced by digital camera's (the ones we use now).

Enjoy!

(there is no sound)

They can talk

Today I recorded the voices! They were done by Flemish actors Sven De Ridder and David Davidse. I'm very pleased with the result! It's interesting to see how characters come to life with the addition of sounds.
This sunday it's back into the studio for the recording of the music track!

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Animation finished!

Last week I did my final shot. Now it's on to the post-production. Still a lot of work there, but it'll be nice to see it come together.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

The Hallway

I finished the first two shots of the hallway! Hurray! Now it's nine shots to do and the animation is finished!

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

I'm in a bit of a delay updating this blog. I started animating a while ago and the animation for the office part is almost finished now. This week I'll set up the hallway.
The orangered sky you see behind the set is from another students project.








Monday, 30 March 2009

It's the Princess!

The 5th of March, our very own Princess Mathilde decided to come and visit our school. She also brought a whole crowd from the press. These people are nuts! The press I mean.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Puppet dress-up

The heads are cast in 2-component polyurethane (PU). I filled the holes (caused by the air bubbles) with Milliput.



For the cops' armatures I used a mix of ball 'n' socket parts and souldered kns with twisted aluminium wire. This armature doesn't have a spine, but these characters don't need it that much for the movie. It also makes them more durable.

Snipping foam or mattres foam, which I got from my grandfathers attic, is an easy and fast way to give the characters volume. The feet you see in the picture are also cast in polyurethane, directly onto the armatures feet.
And then it's off to the fabric store! This was harder then I thought. If there is one advise I can give you, it will be this: buy THIN fabric! Puppets don't like thick clothes.

Finished Sets

Finally, the finished sets. For some reason, I forgot to take a picture of the hallway. I'll post some pictures of it later on.







The exterior set has a halogen lamp in it, which will be the main light source.








Tuesday, 27 January 2009

More set building

SchoonmakerHere are some more pictures of the office.
I'll start building the exterior set soon, of which I finished the dumpster some time ago.




Sunday, 11 January 2009

Props and backgrounds

Besides just the 'popkes maken' it's also the set- and propmaking that is a big part of the preproduction. These are already older pics, I'll post some new later.




Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Puppets in the making!

Pictures!
Already a few of the heads. I started making the moulds of the baked heads last week and, this week I made a first plastic head. It all went pretty well, I think (except for the ears).