(animation projects – remittance works, commission tasks)
concept and character design: Tim Weiffenbach
frame-by-frame animated GIF, 2015, loop
NDR Animation Showreel
client: Norddeutscher Rundfunk
traditional 2d animation clips, 2007 – 2009, 35 – 45 sec
Limited animation done in limited time
For some quiz shows of the german broadcast station Norddeutscher Rundfunk I produced numerous animation clips in the years 2007 to 2009.
With 35 to 45 seconds length each and a tight deadline, there was less than one and a half weeks to put one of them together, including character design, storyboard, animatic, animation, backgrounds, clean up, coloration and compositing.
You will notice some strange compositions with parts of the screen staying empty. They result from the way the clips were used in the „NDR Bibelquiz“ and „NDR Deutschlandquiz“: some prominents were inserted to my movies via green screen explaining the answers to the asked questions. The clips playing in the background told a little story or just supported the explanations visually.
The character design was big fun because I had to create loads of adaptions of famous historical, fictional and biblical people in a comic style, such as Jesus, John the Baptist, Mary, Moses, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Heinrich Schliemann, Siegfried, Otto von Bismarck and others.
A nice project with quite a challenge in the planning process. I’d like to do more of those 😉
(Thanks to my team for the support at in betweening, digitising and coloration.)
Animation sequences of the showreel taken from the „NDR Bibelquiz“ and „NDR Deutschlandquiz“.
All rights reserved by Norddeutscher Rundfunk.
Music track „Swinging Hammock“ taken from freesfx.co.uk
Alien, Yeti and Muscle Man
traditional 2d animated teaser clips, 2014, 1:50 min
Because the app never was published no one saw the clips so far. So, here they are put together as one. Enjoy.
client: Filmschaft Maas & Füllmich
animation sequences for short film, 2012, 30 min, director: Martin Nudow