Schlagwort-Archive: 2d

App Teaser Clip

These app teaser clips were part of a nice little project I did back in 2014. It was intended to tell a short story within four small clips as a teaser to announce the launch of an app.
Because the app never was published no one saw the clips so far. So, here they are put together as one. Enjoy.

App Teaser

 

Limited animation done in limited time

For some quiz shows of the german broadcast station Norddeutscher Rundfunk I produced numerous limited animation clips in the years 2007 to 2009.

Production process

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. This included character design, storyboard, animatic, limited 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.

 

Character Design

limited Animation      limited animation

The character design was big fun because I had to create loads of adaptions of famous historical and biblical people in a comic style, such as Jesus, Martin Luther (not King!), John the Baptist, Mary, Barbarossa, Karl Marx, Moses, the Devil, Brothers Grimm, Klaus Störtebecker, Alexander von Humboldt, Catherine the Great 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

Concepting backgrounds for Solitaire Castle

Midyear I concepted the playing area for the very succesful social game Solitaire Castle. The client was MegaZebra, a munich based company producing facebook games.
It was a lot of fun to do because I like work on this funny comic style of the game. Each playing area had to match the correspondent background of the different rooms. Melanie Miklitza painted the beautiful background art of the game and Anja Rabenstein did the clean ups of my concepts.

Here are some examples:

Solitaire Castle Concept

Solitaire Castle Screenshot

Solitaire Castle Concept

Solitaire Castle Screenshot

Animation Concept for „U-Bahn Impressionen“

Ten years ago, back in 2002, I made an animation concept for a short film which is dealing with some scenes in an underground station. Actually I thought all data of it was completely lost together with the hard drive which broke with my former computer.

So, you can imagine my excitement when recently I found some printed screenshots of it after all the time by chance. The background was a two-tone drypoint print and the characters were animated with a kind of digital cut-out-animation in an ancient software called Moho (which got advanced to Anime Studio later).

Animation Concept

Animation Concept

Animation Concept

Animation Concept

Working on paper…

Greeting Card

 

I was invited to a wedding the last weekend where I had to draw a greeting card spontaneously. And as I’m working only digital for more than two years now, it was a bit of a challenge.

But in the end it was a nice experience to draw with pencil and marker again and NOT to have the opportunitiy to adjust the drawing or parts of it afterwards.

 

 

Meanwhile…

drypoint print

…I’m working on several projects the next few weeks. So it will take some time before I can post new pictuers.

But I found some old stuff, worth to show you. These are some drypoint prints I produced within my studies in Hamburg. Hope you like it…

drypoint print

drypoint print

drypoint print

drypoint print

drypoint print