1. 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: http://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.

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  2. Stop Motion Animation 'Grindin''

    Director: Rogier van der Zwaag
    Music: Grindin' by Nobody Beats The Drum
    (available on the EP 'Focus' out on Satan's Circus; http://vl.am/mB9 )

    check the making of:


    or more info from the band: http://www.nobodybeatsthedrum.com

    This sequence of 4085 photo's was patiently created by Nobody Beats The Drum's VJ / visual artist Rogier van der Zwaag. http://www.100procenthalal.nl

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  3. Metropolis
    2013, b&w/color/sound, total running time: 8 mins 39 secs, single channel HD video

    Metropolis is an abridged narrative history of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. It uses stop-motion video animation to physically manipulate aerial still images of the city (both real and fictional), creating a landscape in constant motion. Starting around 1755 on a Native American trading path, the viewer is presented with the building of the first house in Charlotte. From there, we see the town develop through the historic dismissal of the English, to the prosperity made by the discovery of gold and the subsequent roots of constructing the multitude of churches that the city is famous for. As the landscape turns white with cotton, the modern city is ‘born’— with a more detailed recreation of its more recent economic boom and architectural transformation.
    Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in America, due primarily to the influx of the banking community, creating unusually fast architectural and population expansion. This new downtown metropolis is therefore subject to the whim of the market and interest of the corporations who choose to do business there. Made entirely from images printed on paper, the animation represents a sped-up urban planner's dream, but suggests the frailty of that dream, however stable it may seem. Ultimately, the video continues the city development into an imagined hubristic future of excessive skyscrapers and sports arenas, concluding with a bleak environmental future. It is an extreme representation of the water shortage many expanding American cities face today; however, this is less a warning than a statement of our paper-thin significance, no matter how many monuments of steel, glass and concrete we build.


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  4. 'this is what it's like most of the time'
    'you could call it a showreel'

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  5. A short experimental animated film directed and animated by Malcolm Sutherland. Music and Sound by Luigi Allemano. Produced by Marcy Page at the National Film Board of Canada in 2008.
    For more info, watch the making-of video here: vimeo.com/7316843

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