26 May 2012

Sneak peek

Some concept art for the next project. This will be the first time we combine 2D and 3D elements. As this is just the concept stage, the look and style of the backgrounds and animation have still to be defined. But first come a lot of paperwork and online researches for festivals, where we want to submit our two shorts "Ethak" and "Klops". Would be a great success for us, if we could present our work to a festival audience. Oh, and I forgot, we are still working on both films, some minor changes and improvements are still left to do.

20 May 2012

sleepless filmmaking

A group of fresh and old (but still sexy) Animation School graduates joined me and Daniel to be part of the 24 hour filmrace. In fact I was the oldest in this team. I just wanted to describe the fact, that we are all graduates from Animation School Hamburg, but from different classes/years. :D

We had no idea what to expect before the announcement of the theme, prop and action. Is it possible for us, to make an animated short without missing the deadline, especially for Daniel and me, only in 24 hours???

We were well prepared, 3 talented animators/designers, at least 4 bg artists/designers, 2 extremely skilled compositors and not to forget, the man who works at night to make the sound.

All went extreeeemly well and at the end we could hardly believe we managed to make this wonderful little film. It's hard for us, but all participating teams are asked to wait until after the judging is completed, before sharing with the public. So this is just a little preview.

Thanks to all of you, who ignored the need to sleep at night and instead pushed yourselves to make a wonderful film!!! I had never imagined we could be such a great team and I enjoyed every sleepless hour with you super talented people!

You can read Sabine's post about the competition here.

The Team ASH:
Sabine Koops
Janina Putzker
Mareikje Kersting
Maren Collet
Rino Pelli 
Ellena Korth
Regina Haselhorst
Ben Pripad 
Daniel Leya
Christian Seim
and me

Finally some production pictures, thanks Rino :)

08 May 2012

Me and my lady bike

Hamburg is a great city to go nearly everywhere by bike. But there is one thing, that annoys me here (whether I walk or use my car or my bicycle): reckless and aggressive traffic participants, not only car drivers. I have even seen a biker, who punched a pedestrian in the face for standing on the cycle path too long (and the biker even yelled "you fucking tourist bitch" at him, well that's St. Pauli).
Last year I used to cycle the one-way distance of 10 km to Animation School regularly. That makes about 45 minutes of unpleasant situations, for me. I had to stop repeatedly abrupt on that route, because drivers were cutting off my way and drove by without even noticing me.
There was more than one critical situation and I wished I could fight against those unthoughtful drivers. Here is what came into my mind and my WIP.

07 May 2012


Inked with Flash and colored in Photoshop. A "portrait", freely based on a picture of my friend Melli.

04 May 2012

JF Portrait

Heres a little sketch of my friend Juicefoozle. Made it last year for his 30th birthday and thought it could use some inks and coloring.