soap&skin - me and the devil
Recent grad of AnimationMentor.com, and University Wests program in 3D-animation, Currently working as a freelance animator in Stockholm. Music, comics, animation and illustrations are probably what I'll end up posting here the most
soap&skin - me and the devil
figure drawing - gamla stan
Started doing figure drawing again after about a one year hiatus. And now as I’ve been working full time as an animator for a little more than a year. I take with me so much more from the sessions than I did before. At the moment I am trying to grasp how muscles flex and bend and the softness of us, how limbs are pressing against each other or objets, and how and if I as an animator can incorporate that into my animations, and not go via simulations or just not do anything about it.
mr. clean - ILPVFX
More work has surfaced online. Animated on this and 3 more spots for the new mr.clean commercials. Brilliant fun! In this one my main work is from 00:58-01:11, the cave shots, and the kid mr.clean running up and looking at the bucket from 00:23-00:29
reebok sublite duo - bobby digital
Figured it’s about time for some updates on what I’ve been doing lately. So right before summer hit I returned to Göteborg for about two months of work at Bobby Digital. I animated on five spots for reebok, and Gore-tex latest. It’s always great fun to be back in Göteborg, and Bobby really brought their best for these spots. Animation in these has mostly been in working with the camera, making edits work, composition, timing etc. To in essence make a shoe look interesting, exciting and fun. Bobby in general has a really outdoorsy, action sporty feel to the studio, there’s a lot of videos of that kind floating around the studio, and they reference it greatly. So for these projects I therefore looked at a lot of snowboard, skate and bike videos to use that kind of aesthetic on these films. The most epic of those would be The Art of Flight, with its multimillion dollar budget, and armada of helicopters, and dollys through long stretches of forrest to create some spectacular shots, which sensibilities I tried to bring into these spots.
the xx - popaganda, eriksdalsbadet stockholm
Romy, Oliver and Jamie visited stockholm this week, and the popaganda festival for a absolutely brilliant set. Started of with try, did some fantastics remixed versions of reunion and night time, fail and giggled on one, and ended fantastically with intro and angel.
chesini - gran premio 80’s?
gbg - rome
Last week I, a bit spontaneously went to Rome for a masterclass in animation and character design by some of the great artists working at Pixar studios. This was a two full day event, with one day dedicated for each subject. Andrew Gordon, animation director, and supervising animator and the man behind the SplineCast. A podcast I can go back to, listen to and always get something new out of. I started listening to this something like 7 years ago, when I just started figuring out that this might be a possible job i wanna do. This podcast opened my eyes immensly to what annimation really is in those early days. Andrew’s talk was absolutely brilliant, I was filled with inspiration. It was really great to also get some new perspective on certain topics or just get certain topics explained in a different, new way. But what I reckon I got most out off was seeing him, break down and talk about his, and others shot. What they look for, polish, acting choices. Ricky Niervas, a production designer who talked on the second day. I haven’t really had any proper lectures or reflected in these matters on a deeper level. It was a great, fun filled day, with us doing a lot of sketching, caricatures etc. This is something I feel I wanna keep doing atleast once a year. Getting away, listening to some of the best in the business. Feeling inspired, and have a new look on somethings, to keep it things fresh. Both of them work under the words “you’re always a student”.
On top of listening to some fantastic lectures, I got to sightsee Rome for two days, which hardly isn’t enough cause there’s so much to see. Your just walking around going “Oh, yeah!! wow I completely forgot about that. what!! Is that thing also here. Cool!!” The high point are definietly forum romana, where you should buy your tickets to coloseum and all the magnificent churches and basilicas, the pantheon, and st peters basilica just has such an amazing atmosphere and scale.
Growing up DVD extras was my filmschool, I often bought films solely for that, a great commentary track, or a massive 4 disc set. I wanted to know what went into making a feature film. I probably looked at the extras as much as the actual movie, trying to glean how can I do this, what does it takes what kind of software do they use. Lately I’ve been getting more into filmmaking again, so eager to make a short film. I figured I would share some of the information and inspiration I found out there on the internet.
Jeff goldsmith is a great host in this show where he interviews the screenwriters of the latest hollywood releases. Not only is it really infromative, the questiosn are relevant, and lets you in on the writers process. It’s also a lot of fun, as writers should be really good story tellers, it’s their job and it is something that really comes across in this podcast.
Another screenwriting podcast where film critic Elvis Mitchell talks to directors and writers about there latest.
Apple’s major podcast, the recorded version of filmmakers, directors, actors, producers and writers visits to the Apple store, the first podcast I got into way back. The talks are set in their store with an audience and hosts of varied quality. Mostly focused on that movie they’re out promoting in a real entertaining way.
Specialized editing podcast for professionals which mixes interviews with editors, from major hollywood films, to TV productions and talks about the latest happening in editing softwares etc.
Another specialized podcast, but this time on VFX and it’s process, which is the most related to what I do. Really great experinced guests talking to great hosts.
A podcast from the American Cinematrographer Society, again a really specialized podcast, the host knows cinematrography as good as the person being interviewed, talking about how they work, how they approached their latest film, and their views on cinema.
Been following these three animation podcast for a great long time, about 6 years or something like that. Since I got into what eventually became my profession. It’s animators interviewing animators. And they’re all working on the major studios in America, Disney, Pixar and dreamworks. So they really know what theyre taling about. It’s great hearing what went into creating some of the characters we’ve all grown up watching. I listened to them quite a lot of times and there is always something new to pick up. Be it a technique or a way to approach to something to being able to their stories how they started out, and where I am at now.
The host on Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith is the director on this magazine on scriptwriting. Features scripts, shorts, interviews with writers of all kind, from film, to tv and shorts, even plays. As of now exclusive to the Ipad, which enables a lot of extra content such as mentioned teh full script to a movie they’re interviewing someone about, to trailers and clips. Magazines aren’t as great to read on the Ipad, for me, but the added content of moving imagery, etc. And the price, which is up to 3/4 cheaper than in the shop.
austra - olympia
Having been one of the records I listened to the most since it’s release back in 2011, Austra’s follow-up to their debut feel it break, Olympia has long been awaited.