Mai Sydendal's midway film "Howling wilderness", at the danish film school, is a cut-out animated short (with cardboard and a glass plate-camera-setup). I did the character design of the two characters in the film, and did the pieces for the cardboard puppets.
it was very interesting to work on, and i've never done cut out puppets before. i am looking so much forward to seeing the film finished! exciting! unfortunately the midway films from the film school are super top secret, for some reason.
I've been looking through my files, and discovered a lot of unfinished stuff. This one is from my trip to Viborg 2 months ago - i was planning to do this kinda documentary montage series of the lovely things i did while i was there, but i only got to do this one.
So here i am, hanging out with my sleeping buddy Papafish on a relaxing sunday morning plus reading some lovely poems written by Lola Baidel.
I just started working on a new project this week, and it's a 2D animated short, directed by Dorte Bengtson and produced by Nice Ninja. It's called "Skyggedyret" and you can keep track of what's happening on the blog. juhu :D
a little while ago, irena freitas requested drawings for a school project, where she would collect drawings of fan art for a favourite tv show. i thought that would be fun, so i applied!
Read the zine here and visit irena's cute drawings here.
i couldnt decide on which tv show is my favourite, but i thought that if had to go into space, and i could only bring one tv show, adventure time would probably be the one i would choose:)
another experiment drawing based on a lovely photo of a girl playing the cello on the street found on the sartorialist. tried out a hairdo i did for something else - maybe it doesnt really go with those boots, though. oh well. but i want that dress.
based on a photo from some fashion blog-thing, for a little play time drawing. i think her name is ebba. anyway, i was trying to mix lines and no lines, and trying to see if i could get away with soft 'shadows' - still not really mastering it i think, but i am fond of the result in this one, though :)
As part of our bachelor exam we were all given the task to create a 'making of our bachelor film' and this video is the one i made - and now one year later you have the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes! of (almost) all the work that i did on the film. the music i put in the video are two lovely songs by Psapp: 'tricycle' and 'marshrat'.
To be honest, i actually think game of thrones is a bit boring.. (but that is not surprising) but i do like some of the characters. and i really like the details in the designs of the props and clothing and all that.
Hmm, i just realised i gave her the wrong eye colour. anyway, this is the vicious victor johanna mason from district 7 from the hunger games trilogy by suzanne collins. Johanna doesnt look very angry, hostile or sly in these drawings, haha, hmm.. but she is. but she's also very funny.
Well, it is not the only reason. But, at the moment i am working on a little personal-project-film, doing the storyboard and animatic at the same time... based on a script i wrote, that isn't really a script.. hmm. but it's very interesting to try this way of working. anyway, here are some screenshots of the animatic that will not give away anything of the story :)
and today i am also celebrating the second song in diane cluck's song-of-the-week, yay! you can listen to a preview and read the story behind the birth of the song, if you click on the link.
Normally i try to steer clear of those phenomenal hypes, but there's only so much one can do.. I blame it on the trailer.
I watched the trailer for The Hunger Games five months ago, and for some reason i kept remembering it (which is a little odd, since it doesnt appear to be a movie i would be interested in watching - action and violence is not really my thing). If i'd only seen the movie poster, i wouldn't have touched the film with a barge pole. After (finally) watching the movie 3 weeks ago, i've seen the trailer again, and i think it's actually really good - it doesnt reveal any secrets, and maybe that's one of the reasons why i could not forget it. i also really like the trailer score, even though it is sort of epic, and i'm not normally into epic film scores either.
But i am so glad i watched it. and then i read the books (by suzanne collins), which i naturally like even more - I think they did a really good job making the book into a film, though, even though i think about none of the dialogues are similar to the ones in the book, and the ending is a little lame - or maybe just not as intense.
Anyway, i wanted to say a lot about how amazing i think the books are, because they really made me think a lot, and i just stared into the wall for 4 hours after finishing the last one. And i'm still thinking.. But i don't know how to explain it without giving important points away, so instead here are two small fanart illustrations i did this evening:
Katniss finding katniss in the forest.
Katniss and Peeta picking wild onion flowers by the rail road. i got impatient, so there's no rail road.