Animated short for music composer Daniel Mulhern.
Role: Design and animation.
More project information: danielhojlund.com/bloom
"I consist of a formal element and a material. Neither of these can ever pass away into nothing, any more than either of them came into being from nothing. Consequently every part of me will one day be refashioned, by a process of transition, into some other portion of the universe; which in its turn will again be changed into yet another part, and so onward to infinity."
My idea was to capture and visualise the serenity and dreamy tone of the audio. The music very much reminded me of the peace and solace that you find inside yourself when you get completely surrounded and lost in nature. The track feels like a mythological journey to me, traveling almost like a time lapse through life and comes back to it’s very beginning. I wanted to capture this symbolism of the ‘circle-of-life’ and tell the journey through life represented by a seed, life, death and coming back to where it all began.
I think motion design is an incredible medium and way to tell stories and communicate feelings across different borders like language, geography, beliefs etc. I really wanted to try and create a piece that through symbolism in nature could tell a story that everyone would be able to grasp and hopefully enjoy.
For Verizon’s new campaign “A Better Network” by the ever prolific Wieden+Kennedy, we were given the opportunity to animate a mindless horde into a wall and then make them flop around like fish out of water. We hope you enjoy conceptual marketing as much as we do.
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mighteous heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
On Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Territory worked closely with production designer Charles Wood and the art department, to craft a visual language to support Whedon’s dark and gritty vision for the film and reflect the individual characteristics of the personalities in the story.
Tasked to bring an unprecedented level of realism to the beleaguered heroes and their technology, Territory created new visual identities and UI for the technology seen in Avengers Tower, including Stark lab and Banner’s research lab, the Quinjet aircraft and newly introduced characters the evil Baron Von Strucker and his Fortress stronghold, and Dr Cho, whose advanced medical lab supports the Avengers in the story.
With a creative approach that brings emotive depth to their work, Territory crafted technology, UI and tools that expressed each individual’s unique characteristics in digital form. And, by referencing research into state of the art clinical diagnostic technology, and the latest thinking in military, robotics and avionics technology, the team was able to bring a fresh level of authenticity to the Marvel universe.
In total, Territory created more than 200 screens and 80 minutes of unique animations across all 11 sets, making it one of Marvel’s most ambitious production to date at Shepperton Studio.
Director: Joss Whedon
Production Designer: Charles Wood
Set Decoration: Richard Roberts
Art Director: Alan Payne
VFX Supervisor: Christopher Townsend
VFX Producer: Ron Ames
Creative Director: David Sheldon-Hicks
Producer: Sam Hart
Motion Designers: Peter Eszenyi, Nik 'nikill' Hill, Daniel Højlund, Ryan Rafferty-Phelan, Marti Romances, Yugen Blake, Ernesto Porto, Alasdair Willson
Edit: Marti Romances, Andy Schofield
DOP: Nik 'nikill' Hill
Audio: Zelig Sound
Aesthetic Integration (AI) is the world leader in applying formal verification to financial markets, however, to fully grasp how revolutionary that is, there’s a lot to know about the current state of financial markets and the regulatory difficulties inherent in something so complex.
We were approached by AI to create an introductory film that would bring audiences up to speed on (1) the current state of the algorithms underlying the global financial infrastructure, (2) how they're important but problematic, (3) what Formal Verification is and therefore (4) how Imandra is so valuable as a tool to create safety, fairness, and stability in such a tumultuous system.
Communicating these ideas to audiences who have no financial/maths background, as well as those who have a great depth of knowledge in the field was a huge challenge. With enough coffee and tacos to feed a small army, we set out on a 2-person and 3-month journey of research, direction, design, and animation.
Sarah and Bram's roadtrip takes a horrifying turn when they stop for a bathroom break in the dark woods of Wallonia.
Arrêt Pipi is a short horror film (6") commissioned by Dutch public broadcaster VPRO.
Starring: Bo Maerten, Benjamin Moen, Poal Cairo & Pim Lambeau
Director: Maarten Groen
Written By: Nils Vleugels
Director of Photography: Mick van Dantzig
First AD: Damien Hope
Gaffer: Erik de Wildt
Best Boy: Mike Berkhout
Electricians: Raymond Brouwers, Tessa Beukel, Sven Been & Jeroen Zwart
Production Design: Thomas Hamming & Chiel Sinninghe
Gripper: Antoine Petiet
Production Manager: Amber Akkermans
Line producer: Lotte Kwak & Niels Visser
Production Assistant: Boye Rijs & Merel Snijdoodt
Sound Design: Lennart Kleinen en Alan van Ramshorst / KlevR
Set Audio: Hein Verhoeven
Casting Director: Houdijn Beekhuis / Kemna Casting
Editor: Ruben Labree
VFX: Bas Wijers
Assistant Post-production: Alex Nas
Colorist: Ruben Labree
Special Make-Up: Erik Hillenbrink, Rob Hillenbrink, Lodewijk Tossaint
Hair & Make-Up: Cynthia Bakker
Script Consultant: Sytske Kok
Storyboarding: Onur Yilmaz
Styling: Sanne Zoë Prins
Graphic Design: George & Harrison
Executive Producers: Maarten Groen, Daniel Dow & Nils Vleugels