This was May 2018, behind the scenes at Animate the World. We show preparations, designs and shoots for some of our projects, including Kneipp, Interpolis / Rabobank (commissioned by TCC), Shopworks (together with Aanstekelijk) and our new music and lifestyle label called Rise Above. Also, as ATW owner and animation director I was speaker at Handpicked Digital Playground Festival in the awesome pink church. Alongside speakers from Google and BMW.
Last month we had a great time filming and editing the daily recaps at Solar Festival. We also made an aftermovie and spiced it up with animation. Daphne made a motion graphics animation for Raab Karcher, and Steven created an animation for Bol.com, together with Gracious Studio’s. And last week Gino and Steven worked hard to create an awsome music video for Fedde Le Grand and Dannic vs Coco Star which premiered this week. They even played a part in it.
Last week Tinus created a Star Wars animation for Yourzine. Daphne and Gino did a shoot with branding and marketing agency David at ROC Midden Nederland to promote the open door day. And Steven and Daphne went to the beach at Strand Binnen to shoot a film for Omoda.
Last week Daphne was working on the creative talent line-up for Solar Weekend Festival. For the music video for VANT, Jelle did a photoshoot with VANT fans. Max and Tinus were creating case films about Samsung and Star Wars for Yourzine. And Brent’s last job as an intern was creating a line-up trailer for Breda Barst. As a farewell gift he got a new skate deck.
The last weeks we worked on the new music video for UK rockband VANT. A really fun newspapercraft stop motion project. We also made items of some really wild student parties for Solar Weekend Festival together with Nathan de Vries from BNN and 4 young aspiring presenters. We congratulate Mascha Lange for becoming the new “face” of Solar Weekend!
A compilation of behind the scenes footage from last month. We were quite busy animating over 15 films for Dutch toy brand SES Creative. We made a music video for internationally renowned DJ Oliver Heldens (already way over a million views!!). We were filming and animating for The Dirty Denims’ new music video and working on a new animation for Gemeente Breda. With the film we help refugees that got a residence permit to stay in Breda and have to learn all about life in The Netherlands.
Last week we made an event promo by cutting up the flyer and using the Boomerang app. We love to do papercraft animation and Daphne and Micha created a papercraft visual style. Max and Jelle were hanging out in a coffee bar to brainstorm and write for new independent films for Animate the World: Entertainment. We released a new billytheblob film, a throwback to when he was a baby. And we are collaborating with Studio Kubus for a new projected animation on the monumental building Spanjaardsgat in Breda during 3fm Serious Request.
Last Week Tinus filmed Steven and did some fun rotoscoping. We were animating presents in stop motion and digital 2D characters to create an awesome inter animationstyle interaction for children’s creative toy brand SES. And we animated a new super short Billy the Blob episode. Stay tuned 🙂
Our office pet Billy the Blob turned 1 last week! We celebrated with cake, balloons and confetti. And of course a celebration animation.
We animated toys for SES and here you see Daphne animating the classic “Hamertje Tik”.
Tinus and Steven were able to keep progressing their High Five game because our client Albert Heijn was very happy with the results of the 4 films we made.
The last weeks at Animate the World we did a lot of shoots. Stop motion animation and film. Our new Canon lens helped us to get even better pictures and footage. Max sketched a lot of monsters for future ATW:Entertainment projects and we also went to Playgrounds Festival with the entire team. Freelancers and students showed us their work at the Playgrounds Show & Tell. And our film My Animated World: 10 Years Later screened during the festival at the Chassetheater. On the same stage where Laika and legend Phil Tippett gave their talks. It was awesome to hear Phil talk about his immense carreer. Well done Playgrounds!
Our website has been visually updated to our new identity! We now have a Bouzouki at the office, thanks to Tristan. And Tinus used it right away in this video’s music. And Steven and Daphne were working on animated films for Albert Heijn.
We forgot to film each other while working, so here’s a teaser for our new showreel we edited. Full version online soon.
Last week 38 was all about playing around, experiments and experience. Max and Jelle made a moving storyboard for a new entertainment film in the Wasted Times universe. Tinus and Steven were modelling 3D characters and UFO’s. Jelle got back to his clay roots and made a character inspired by the curly haired Tinus. Daphne and the boys were animating social media content for Telfort. And Jelle got to drive Audi’s RS models including this RS6. The smile on Jelle’s face is still there 😉 Thanks for the amazing experience Audi Centrum Breda!
Last Week… Uh, more like last months ? But we’re back on the weekly updates! We made the film “My Animated World: 10 Years Later”. (Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G1GVSp11nw)
Also, our music composer Tinus is learning to play the sax. So he played Happy Birthday for Daphne’s Bday. We had a nice party because Animate the World had it’s 10th anniversary! ? And then it was @bredabarst festival. We sponsored the festival with animated promo videos and great content during the event. We had a blast!
The last weeks @ Animate the World we did a lot of preparations and shoots for our new independent animated short film “My Animated World: 10 years later
Last Week @ Animate the World we had several live action shoots involving jumping and dancing our asses off. We researched the works of Eadweard Muybridge for a very special part of our new independent film. Method acting is another thing we do a lot. We got into the mood for some vocal recording for a parody on Mortal Kombat. We also made a technical design and a small prototype animation for a special mega skateboard we are creating together with prop builder Peter de Been.
Last week 18: Our music video for Oliver Heldens & Chocolate Puma got a Vimeo Staff Pick (yay!!), Tinus made a Drum ‘n Bass track for our new showreel, we created a new promo animation for Breda Barst Festival and are working on a new animation for the municipality of Breda.
Last Week 19: For Yourzine’s Samsung Galaxy S7 campaign, we made a case film for the Selligent Awards. And our film for Breda’s ‘clubkascampagne’ was screened in Chassé to announce the winners of the ‘clubkas’ campaign.
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In this Last Week episode you can see us making a new short episode for Wasted Times and creating a Whiteboard 2.0 animation for the Municipality of Breda.
Last week we made a case film for Yourzine’s client, Samsung and Tinus tried to play Slayer on his banjo.
Last week Jelle and Tinus did card board stop motion animations as a canvas for digital 2D animation. Jelle gave a stop motion master class for which Anouk, Peter and Daphne animated our office pet, Darth Vader. And for a new Wasted Times episode, Jelle and Max did some real life acting as a reference for timing and emotions.
Last week we animated a lot (a lot!) of beer caps, even on formal friday! We also went outside to animate the foam board objects Steven made last week.
Last week Steven created some cool foamboard objects for a new animation, Daphne animated a hare and for an animation for Telfort, Max empathized with different occupations.
Last week @animatetheworld Tinus and Steven took their high five to a whole other level when they finished the first films for Yacht. Jelle and Peter build Billy the Blob and animated him for the first time. He will star in our new showreel, soon to be released.
Last week we had a lot of fun with our projects, including this papercraft and 2D animated stop motion. We love working with paper. Even if it’s outdoors and it’s freezing cold 🙂
We built a little box thingy as a canvas for an ongoing art project at the ATW office. The entire team will contribute tot it.
Max was animating the oldschool way for Value Chain Academy. They understand the increase production value of creating illustrations and animation by hand. We are now going to shoot all the 2D animations frame by frame in the city on walls and streets to create travelling animation that visualises the story.
Last Week @animatetheworld we bought an enormous cactus. They look great, but boy do they hurt when you try to hug them (true story). Max finished animating a short animated film for Telfort and Tinus created music for several projects and wanted to briefly show his process.
First of all the best wishes for 2016! We have had a great year with creative animations we made for UnieKaas, Disney, Bijenkorf , ABN Amro, Telfort, Yourzine, Bolletje, Look o Look, Bol.com and Yacht.
And of course the premiere of the Hardwell documentary in Tuschinski where we have worked on.
To give you a look behind the scenes we made this compilation of making of footage.
Last week at Animate the World: Jelle and Britt made a timelapse of Rotterdam’s skyline for a new animation we’re making for Yacht. We stop motion animated a Lego Darth Vader character and Max made a motion graphics animation for ABN Amro.
Last Week at Animate the World we moved in our new office space at AVhuis Breda. We just didn’t fit in our old one anymore, so we are really glad with the new space. We finished our 3 YouTube preroll ads for candy brand Look-o-Look and had a second film shoot for Yourzine including this stop motion street snowboard shoot.
Last week, former intern Steven joined our Animate the World team. Welcome Steven! Tinus composed some cool music to go with one of our animations. We filmed Walter, the camper of Yourzine and Jelle did another Sinterklaas stop motion shoot for V&D.
Last week we created animations for Bolletje and De Bijenkorf
Last week Jelle animated a sea of kruidnoten for Bolletje and he planned a ‘day out of the office’ with his friend Peter de Been from MetPeter. They made this cool wooden character in all sorts of poses and made some test shots for the lip syncing.
Last week we went to the Playgrounds Festival in Breda with our entire team. We loved the inspiring speeches of animators from all over the world! Britt was illustrating some backgrounds for a new animation and Jelle started the stop motion shoot for Bolletje with loooooots of kruidnoten.
Last week at Animate the World was all about characters. We did motion colouring for our characters for the National Healthcare Hotline (Nationale Zorgnummer). They will also be used in the print campaign. Just like the super hero characters for Anddare. It also started with animation, a motion comic. Now they use the characters based on the employees on their website, business cards and the real life comic book we named The Guardians of E-commerce. We also created avantgarde-ish types of characters for a new project and did a little test with the outlines.
Last week at Animate the World: We attended the World Premiere of the new I Am Hardwell: Living the Dream documentary in Tuschinski Amsterdam. Director Robin Piree brought us to the team to create 2D character animations of a young Hardwell making his first steps in becoming a real and succesful DJ. One of this weeks projects involved animating in a forest at night (creepy!) to create mysterious stop motion animations for Yourzine. What a week!
Last week at Animate the World: We received over a thousand kruidnoten (little cookies basicly) from Bolletje. We are going to create stop motion animated films for Bolletje for the Sinterklaas festivities. And eat kruidnoten till we drop 😉 We also showed the stop motion and 2D animated film we were working on last weeks to the client in our little movie theater. And we went to Kasparov, located in one of Breda’s prettiest buildings, the watertower.
Last week 40: We’re working on a very fun project for the National Healthcare Hotline involving a mix of stop motion and 2D animation. Here are some character sketches and work in progress (uncolored) shots. We also love to play tabletennis to get away from keyboard. Our neighbours from YourSocial joined and we made a massive around the table match! Last week we also visited candy brands Chup a Chups and Look o Look and got a funny candypizza as a present. Thanks guys!
Work Hard, Play Hard! Last week we began celebrating Britt’s birthday with vlaaien (cakes) from Limburg. Yum! Jana created props for a new stop motion animation. Max animated an owl frame by frame. Raph got underwater hockey instructions from Britt. She recently got silver at the World Championship under 23, Go Britt! And this weekend we went out to Breda Barst festival to party and check out our animations on the big screens. We are sponsor of this festival because we love it so much!
Last week 37: We went up in the air, did a lunch presentation of our showreel at an advertising agency, made a paper version of Last Week and had a dream come true driving a BMW i8!
Last week 36: The word is out! We created animated scenes for the documentary Hardwell: Living the Dream. We also got ourselves new tabletennis bats and they had to be customized with characters of ourselves. We also made our Showreel for 2015 (check it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Last week 35: Jelle went on with his stop motion cheese business. A little result at the end. Tinus and Geert were on top of awesome character animations for a music documentary. And there are some shots of an animation about the history of Breda, our hometown.
Last week Jelle cut up and animated chunks of cheese for a dutch cheese brand. Geert designed a character to animate for a music documentary. Max and Jelle rehearsed the storyboard pitch for Wasted Times Max will give in Los Angeles. And Tinus composed this music!