1. This is a small animation i did as an exercise to experiment and explore all the graphical possibilities of representing the idea of the SPHERE, always thinking in searching Gestalt and form. Its all done in 3d, but i was more interested in the graphical interest, flatten the surfaces, and only two colors, why more.The most difficult was to achieve the transitions between the different type of representation of the sphere, the morphing and metamorphosing.

    For the description of the project, all these frames plus the frames from the scenes that weren't included, visit - behance.net/gallery/Spherikal/3565597

    It was all done in Cinema 4d R13, all with the Mograph module. Compositing and post in After Effects

    Sound : Brand X Music

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  2. My bachelor graduation project „New York Biotopes“ deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life.

    My idea was to create a film, that fills up the metropolis New York with vegetation, that adapts to the straightness of the technology and the given situation. This happens through the assimilation of structures and forms. These biotopes are shaped by the existing living environment, but in turn also shape the newly developed living environment by their presence. In other words, a symbiotically coexistence begins.

    TOOLS: Canon 600D, Vicon Boujou, Cinema 4D, After Effects
    SOUND: Teacups of Our Ashes by Man Mantis from manmantis.bandcamp.com/ or facebook.com/manmantis
    SPECIAL THANKS TO: Prof. Johannes Graf & Christoph Grosse Hovest

    More stuff can be found at: behance.net/gallery/NEW-YORK-BIOTOPES/6915201

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  3. 1923 aka Heaven + 1925 aka Hell won the Animate OPEN: Digitalis Audience Prize at animateprojects.org in 2011.

    1923 aka Heaven is one of two animation loops directed by Max Hattler, inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage. 1923 is based on Lesage's painting 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1923.

    The second loop, 1925 aka Hell, is based on Lesage's painting 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1925. It lives here: vimeo.com/maxhattler/1925

    The films were created during 5 days in February 2010 with students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.


    Director: Max Hattler
    Technical Director: David René Christensen
    Sound: Blake Overgaard
    Previz/Layout: Thorvaldur Gunnarsson
    Modelling: Thorvaldur Gunnarsson, Arnold Bagasha, Blake Overgaard
    Animation: Casper Michelsen, Mikkel Vedel, Thorvaldur Gunnarsson, Blake Overgaard, Arnold Bagasha
    Produced by maxhattler.com & The Animation Workshop
    Year: 2010
    - 2 min. festival screening version
    - forever-looping 1923/1925 double-projection installation ‘Heaven & Hell’

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  4. Resonance is the vision of SR Partners; a collaborative project with over 30 independent visual and audio designers / studios. The aim was to explore the relationship between geometry and audio in unique ways.

    Animators and Audio Designers were paired up at the beginning of the project and were given the guidelines to create a piece between 12 and 20, I had the awesome opportunity to work with David Kamp.

    This piece is my approach to the connection between audio and shapes, I tried to give this abstract animation a certain type of emotion, that every movement happening on screen would be more than the sole propose of look cool and sync to the sound, to do this I based this video on a section of John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress", when Christian is guided trough the Interpreters House. It's a very personal, graphic and non-descriptive explanation of this part of one of my favorite books It's intended more to help me as the animator to give some meaning to the animation rather than narrate the story.
    (If you're curious about this you can find an extract of the book here: goo.gl/aJ91j)

    Watch the full piece, Resonance

    Sound by David Kamp

    on Wine after Coffee.
    Wine after Coffee

    and on my tumblr

    It was my honor to work in the same project with such a group of (AMAZINGLY) talented people, those guys really are awesome.

    UPDATE: For those who have been asking for the project files I would be glad to share them, just message me or email me. Let the creative minds explode.

    # vimeo.com/25181651 Uploaded 104K Plays 285 Comments
  5. For information, awards and credits see maxhattler.com/sync
    For updates join facebook.com/maxhattler



    Sync "is based on the idea that there is an underlying unchanging synchronisation at the centre of everything; a sync that was decided at the very beginning of time. Everything follows from it, everything is ruled by it: all time, all physics, all life. And all animation." (Max Hattler, 2011, 'Sync: Circular Adventures in Animation' in Virginie Selavy (ed.) The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology - strangeattractor.co.uk/books/the-end/)

    # vimeo.com/30342276 Uploaded 134K Plays 77 Comments

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