Amazing animation

The most wonderful projects I’ve done are those where I jumped on an idea and simply started executing without worrying too much about feasibility or whether I have the right skills to do it. Yes, in all those projects I constantly doubted myself and beat myself up for starting it in the first place. But once finished I always felt joy. Joy of delivering something, joy of developing new skills along the way, joy of personal growth. And sometimes the result turned out to be more than I expected.

I therefore recognize a lot in the presentation I watched of Sam Gainsborough who animated/directed a short animation called Facing It. He had something in his mind for a long while. He then got the opportunity to execute the idea and went for it. He came to the conclusion that it was a lot more work than imagined, but simply carried on. Frame by frame animating many ‘clay’ heads. Six months work. Frame by frame getting rid of the green screen and matching those heads on the real actors. Five months work. All that for a 7 minute long film. The result is amazing and worth every second. Watch the end result first, then watch Sam explain how he did it.

Door |2021-01-18T16:22:37+02:0018 januari 2021|flow, kunst|0 Reacties

Art can safe lives (308)

A remarkable accident happened in a town called Spijkenisse a couple of days ago. Late in the evening a metro train failed to stop in time and came to a halt on a whales tail. I had to reread that piece of information a few times over as well. The case: Spijkenisse has a metro line with a dead end, situated several meters above ground level. The dead end, also called track tail in Dutch, was decorated twenty years ago with a large piece of art. The artist used the concept of a tail and created two large whale tails rising from the water. Those tails have been standing there for twenty years. Two nights ago, a train driver failed (for unknown reasons so far) to stop in time, drove through the stop block and landed the train on one of those whale tails. Much to the surprise of the artist, who came to take a look at the new rendition of his work, the tail, made of plastic, didn’t crumble beneath the weight of the carriage that now balances on top of the tail. The driver got of safe and there were no passengers on the train when the accident happened. The piece of art in all likelihood saved his life. Therefore you are allowed to marvel at this remarkable accident. Now the big question is how to get the carriage of the whale?

Door |2020-11-02T16:39:41+02:003 november 2020|366, kunst|0 Reacties

Walala and the dots (301)

If you’re in need of a splash of color during this grey season, take a look at this interview with Camille Walala. She reminds me of Hundertwasser, but using bold geometrical patterns to brighten up the world, instead of organic patterns. Even though I prefer Hundertwasser’s houses, I strongly wish more municipalities would have the guts to let Walala, or like minded artist, spruce up certain areas. One of her latest projects was to design the House of Dots for Lego. If only I could have brought Daughter to London…darn you covid-19!

P.S.: we now have a direct train connection between Amsterdam and London. I hope to be able to use it (safely) in 2021.

Door |2020-10-27T14:35:41+02:0027 oktober 2020|366, kunst, vrouw|0 Reacties
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