November 13, 2013
Small statement with a little delay. I am now represented by Barbara Küpers for children and youth literature.
Alter Wartweg 3
60388 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49 (0)6109 24 87 30
September 30, 2013
SWR Planet Wissen
One more chapter in the works I did recently. This is for a German TV-show about science. I did several episodes during the past year (wind, primitive times, urban gardening, social insurance, vegetarians). I developed this style for limited budget animation, and it works quite well.
They can be found on the Planet Wissen homepage:
This is my scribble about life in primitive times:
Unfortunately the quality of the video isn´t particularly good.
Here are some stills
September 11, 2013
This is a project from 2011 I did for the Landtag Baden Württemberg for Taks Film and Dorothea Künzel. The process was a little protracted, because I had participated in pitch the year before. In retrospect the design I did back then was a little to lame, so I lost to Angela Steffen, but got the job when she decided to work on Andreas Hykades Tom. I was first supposed to use her design, which I didn´t like. I am great fan of Angela but this case was different. So I did a complete redesign, which I like a lot.
The film explains the mechanics of the regional parliament and is often used in schools. It is kind of a pity, that I haven´t found another use for this style so far. By the way thanks to Annette Schneider of Taks Film and Dorothea Künzig for her input….
I uploaded an edit of the animated scenes. I don´t have the soundfiles so they are without sound, but I hope you will get the idea.
These are some drawings from the first pitch and a link to the animation test I did back then. https://vimeo.com/74291381
August 28, 2013
This was a work for Arte done in 2011. Karambolage is a TV show that is shown in Germany and in France and always explains customs of the other country. In this case it is about the Glücksschwein. In Germany for example small figurines of pigs are used as lucky charms. So if you want to wish somebody good luck you might give him a small pig made of marzipan as a present. The film explains the origins of this custom.
August 26, 2013
The next chapter in updating my blog. This is also an older work, which dates back to 2010. Id did this for a small museum in Nagold dedicated to Eduard Mörike. Mörike is a well known German poet with strong ties to his Swabian home country, and is dearly liked there because of that. He once visited Nagold and I was commissioned to do a short film about that. That was difficult, because very little happened on that trip. But I quite like the film. These are film stills and sketches and at the far and there is link to vimeo, where you can watch the clip, but I am afraid it is in German….
If your interested in further information or visiting the place:
Eduard Mörike, Schwaben, Swabia, Poet, Dichter, Animation, Zeller, Nagold, Mörike Zeller Garten, Derek Roczen
https://vimeo.com/23478555transcode_complete-finished-20120100&utm_source=emailThe latter are sketches from a small moleskin sketchbook. I decided to vary the traditional silhouette style for the animation in the end.
August 23, 2013
Basically I haven´t worked on my blog the last two years, which might be a mistake because it is the only sign of life some people might get, and a lot happened these two years. So I will start to put thinks up there irregularly. I hope someone will enjoy it.
First thng, this is also almost 2 years old is an episode of Quarks and Co., a German science TV show. I did the characters, the design as well as the animation and parts of the After Effects stuff, but credit is due to Frank Mai, with whom I collaborate from time to time. If you want to watch the episode here is the link: