1. FITC Amsterdam 2012 Opening Titles


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    We started with the theme of personality in social media at first. After narrowing it down and let it match with FITC we took it into the direction of the creation process. We wanted the viewer to be sucked into the mind of a creative. Show his roller coaster of emotions in his process. We contacted creative writer Tifene Huchet to write the story. She shaped Sam, a man that dreamed about discovering the universe since he was a little boy and is driven by it till this day. After creating a moving storyboard and treatment a lot of people became enthusiastic and joined us to fight the deadline (2 1/2 weeks from there on). With guys working from Sweden & Los Angeles, Skype was a real invention! We divided scenes, so everybody could do his own bit. With rendering and compositing done at our studio we could match the final look and created it as a whole. We aimed on creating a film noir look with its typical lighting and be very subtle with adding color. Studio Takt did an amazing job (again!). He finished it in only 4 days. We're surprised how he achieved to glue all scenes together smoothly. Thank you guys, we think it was a labour of love! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Direction & Design: Floris Vos (Soulbase) & Menno Fokma Creative Writer: Tifene Huchet Music & Sounddesign: Joris Van Grunsven (Studio Takt) Narrator: Terry Mann / Boy: Mick Lefevre Animators/Designers: Fredrik Ekholm / Heerko Groefsema / Kevin Megens / Sander Van Dijk / Ton Mikkers / Wouter Kroese / Marius Denisse / Johannes Matsson Soulbase FB: facebook.com/SoulbaseMotionDesign Menno Fokma Studio FB: facebook.com/mennofokmastudio

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    • Menno Fokma / Showreel


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      "I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality. Abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery." The reel is a compilation of past projects; existing of commercial- and independent projects. A lot of work is done at, and in co-operation with, the amazing motion studio Onesize ( www.onesize.nl ). My role varied from (co-)direction to (post) production, but mostly art direction. Nowadays I work as independent director & designer. Studio Takt ( www.studio-takt.com ) did an outstanding job with his futuristic, cutting-edge music and sounddesign! More work on my site: www.mennofokma.nl facebook.com/mennofokmastudio

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      • Menno Fokma Studio Reel


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        www.mennofokmastudio.com www.facebook.com/mennofokmastudio mail@mennofokmastudio.com Menno Fokma Studio is a next-level design and direction company based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. With enthusiasm and a strong dedication to quality we create cutting-edge mood films, title sequences, broadcast identities, fashion films, music artwork and videos. Our work is about pushing creative boundaries; exploring new ways of visualization; rich illustrations with a surrealistic touch; mind-bending stories; inviting subconscious emotions to rise to the surface; sharing inspiration and making people wonder. Founded in 2010 by Menno Fokma, the studio has since grown into a dynamic network company. Collaborating with equally ambitious motion specialists, photographers, musicians, sound designers, writers, graphic designers and illustrators.

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        • Laura Jansen / Golden


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          facebook.com/mennofokmastudio / facebook.com/florisvosstudio / facebook.com/laurajansentunes "My tiny world I built as far as I could see. The whole thing fit inside the smallest person I could be. But I'm breaking out. Help me connect to the whole sky." CREDITS
DOP: Alex Wuijts Material & Fashion Department: Niek Pulles Styling: Nancy Steeman 
Producer: Marcel van der Velden Choreography: Maartje Hendriks Make-Up Artist: Clayton Leslie / Thoke Delorge (House of Orange) Fashion: David Laport (endscene dress) / Alberta Ferretti (black dress) / Maidenform / Esther Doorhout Mees Gaffer: Kira Falticeanu, Rolf Best Boy: Boris Falticeanu, Indy POST PRODUCTION Additional editing: Gijs Westerman
 3D: Floris Vos, Menno Fokma, Remco Janssen (Klustre) Additional 3d: Gabor Ekes, Jakob Konrad, Stephan v/d Brink 
Motion Tracking: Giso Spijkerman Additional Concept Art: Marius Denisse & Remco Janssen
 Matte Painting: Wieger Poutsma
 - INSIDE OUT A universe inside yourself. In an imaginative and surreal way we see the growth of a personality. The person develops into a self-confident woman with the will and pride to share her true self to the world around her. 1. We see a girl in an empty secluded world. Her dress is basic and she is not remarkable in her surroundings. 2. We see that her abstract inner world bubbles and develops. It starts growing and becomes more dynamic and colourful. 3. The need to show itself on the outside increases. At first she searches for the right way of expressing. It makes her perhaps anxious or insecure. 4. But after a while it comes with more confidence and conviction. The inner world manifests greatly and for the whole world to behold.

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          • Playgrounds Amsterdam Opener


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            www.mennofokmastudio.com www.facebook.com/mennofokmastudio mail@mennofokmastudio.com Playgrounds festival curator Leon van Rooij asked us to create the artwork for this years edition of the festival. While working on the stills we became enthusiastic to see them move. Previous months we also started collecting film equipment and really wanted to experiment with it. With these things in mind we decided do an extra tribute to a festival we love and started working on this live action with cgi driven short. The main Playgrounds image came from illustrations I created earlier, Factory Series: http://mennofokma.nl/site/project.php?id=31 . Every image is a new canvas for visual research. In that way a personal 'Playground' to develop new imagery. The factory is the key object which is present in every visual. In the short we choose to focus on the moment before the experiment also, the part that takes place inside. Kevin Megens (www.artibite.com) wanted to make his hands dirty and started working on the device. Wrapping our small basement in plastic was a nice solution to make it look indefinable and therefore acceptable as inside of the factory. We're very happy we had Studio Takt (www.studio-takt.com) onboard to create an outstanding score again. He really wanted to push his sound design skills further and focused on every single thing. We have to mention that this final piece is finished a bit later then the festival. We already showed the movie over there but grabbed some time in the subsequent weeks to give it an extra touch. FILMTOOLS: Panasonic Lumix GH2 ( Stalin hack )/ Olympus 9-18mm 4.0-5.6 / Canon FD 50mm 1.7 COMPUTERTOOLS: Maxon Cinema 4d / AE 5.5 / Premiere 5.5 / And dozens of plug-ins. CREDITS Direction: Artibite (Kevin Megens) & Menno Fokma Music & Sounddesign: Studio Takt (Joris van Grunsven) 3d Design & Animation: Menno Fokma & Marius Denisse 2d Design & Compositing: Floris Vos, Wouter Kroese, Kars van Geenen, Menno Fokma Set design: Kevin Megens Aka 'The Mouse' Camera & Light: Dennie van Dijk & Menno Fokma

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            • The Rapid Eye (Short Film)


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              www.facebook.com/florisvosstudio / www.facebook.com/mennofokma - When going in a new sort of hypnosis therapy, a girl forces herself to face a dreadful moment from her past. The Rapid Eye is a short experimental art & fashion film which is born from the personal need to experiment with a fragmented way of storytelling, practical effects, aesthetics and evoking emotions on a subconscious level. We started the film by experimenting and recording a lot of different scenes we had in mind. Mostly by just the 2 of us. We paid attention to an intuitive way of working. During the process we connected the dots and developed our script into something bigger. With limited budget we managed to arrange locations and a great crew to shoot the spine of the film. We worked together with the amazing team from Box Of Toys Audio. They recorded vocals with a Scandinavian Yojk singer, Juhán Niila Stålka, and custom samples on the HMS Belfast warship in London. - SCREENED ON: Playgrounds Digital Arts Fest (http://www.playgroundsfestival.nl), November 6,7&8, The Netherlands. - Direction Floris Vos & Menno Fokma Sound Box of Toys Audio (www.boxoftoysaudio.com/) Woman Inez Verhille Camera Michael Brooke Gaffer Bart Van Tunen Fashion Producer Py Tswang Jin Set Producer Marcel v/d Velden Stylist Afagh Morrowatian Fashion Design (in church) Anne De Grijff Make-Up & Hair Ineke Brugman Add.camera & Post Floris Vos & Menno Fokma Catering Marianne Smit & Roos Wijnen - All shot on the Lumix GH3 with a wide range of lenses (mostly Voigtlanders) - More images here: http://www.pinterest.com/mennofokma/the-rapid-eye-short-film/

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              • Cross The Line


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                Don’t Fear Change. Cross The Line Concept & Direction: Categorie 1 3d Design & Animation: Menno Fokma Audio: Krampfhaft (Joris Van Grunsven) “The Kid”: Pip Kuyt

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                • GRID Main Titles by Ouchhh


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                  GRID, Digital Culture and Moving Images Festival Istanbul has become an exciting new destination for art and design of late; this new festival aims to celebrate that development with a fitting new format that helps facilitate networking and collaborations. Hopefully, the festival will earn itself a good place in the usual circuit of European design festivals helping further integrate Istanbul with the European design scene and providing easy access for creative professionals from Balkans, Middle East and beyond. GRID will create an important platform for training and networking providing designers, artists, advertising and cinema professionals of Turkey the chance to get together and benefit from the experiences of the best names over a broad spectrum of design –ranging from web design to typography, illustration to post-production, interaction and experience design to social media campaigns. Meanwhile, it will provide international ad and design community the chance to get to know better the much-coveted Istanbul scene and make valuable contacts there. The festival will have two editions every year –one in spring and the other in fall. The line-up for the second edition will take place in next fall. www.gridthefestival.com Main Titles Credits: Direction & Design: Ouchhh Director: Ferdi Alici 3d Artists and Designers: Bahadir Dagdelen, Caglar Ozen, Ferdi Alici, Emre Onol, Yusuf Emre Kucur, H. Kerem Kose, Roto Artists: Selay Karasu, Ozgur Alici VFX Technical Director: Caglar Ozen Typography: Eylul Duranagac Sound Design: Selcuk Can Guven, Ferdi Alici Project Manager: Dilan Regal Video Production Director: Dilek Altan Models: Meltem Bakan, Robbie-Lee Valentine Hair: Fikret Tanrıverdi Make-Up: Meltem Açmazzambak Clothes by Nu ouchhh.tv Festival organization: Kurye Video and Grid İstanbul www.kuryevideo.org www.gridistanbul.com Thanks to Clay Mills | W+K Amsterdam Dvein Evan Boehm | Nexus Interactive Arts Ilia Uvarov | R/GA London Menno Fokma Onur Senturk Serial Cut Si Scott United Visual Artists Kingdom of Netherlands Yapı-Endüstri Merkezi Derin Design Bigumigu Gongo Visio-Vox

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                  • MTV Activate


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                    MTV International commissioned me to come up with a package design for a new upcoming show, Activate. The show is about young people worldwide facing the difficulty of growing up. How they deal with problems and share knowledge to each other to become stronger. The chosen treatment uses the metaphor of kites to visualize rising out of problems together. The package is created for a pilot and contains a 7 sec. bumper, logo design and lower thirds. More on my site: (http://www.mennofokma.nl/site/project.php?id=23) or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Menno-Fokma-Studio/242901825762907 Client: MTV International Creative Direction: Menno Fokma & Anna Caregnato (MTV WDS Milan) Art Direction for MTV: Cedomir Pakusevskij 3d Modeling & Animation: Heerko Groefsema & Menno Fokma Sound Design: Studio Takt

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                    • ARTIBITE Reel 2011


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                      Motion Design, Direction & Consulting Lange Nieuwstraat 105 3512 PG Utrecht The Netherlands M +31 (0)6 425 436 71 Music & Sound by Studio Takt ARTIBITE is founded 3 years ago. After a four year career at the creative agency Karma, Kevin Megens started his own motion design studio ARTIBITE. ARTIBITE believes in team work with all kind of people; clients, artists, freelancers, your grannie... just who ever inspires on the right moment. Because collaboration is expanding possibilities of one individual. Every person in life can surprise you, help you catching new idea’s or see things in a different context. ARTIBITE pursues high quality concept and motion design. Together with our clients, all professionals in brand communication, we translate their message into animation and motion design products. Essential ingredients for a successful project are a symbiotic relation with the client and ARTIBITE. We need to make fun and persistence to create the best motion piece ever. Through the years we finished many successful projects this way. We LOVE animation and motion design, and that’s what keeps us rocking. So hope to speak you soon! Best, The ARTIBITE team Shotlist Reel 2011 00:04 – BETA EXCELLENT UNIVERSITY Openings film 00:08 – WIDGR Webmercial / infographic 00:11 – 3VOOR12 NL Program titles (Dutch tv channel) 00:18 – BOSE / MTV Commercial promo on MTV 00:19 – MTV Broadcast design Mainstage Friday 00:24 – KLIK! Titles Animation Film Festival Amsterdam 00:29 – EO ONTOPIC Program titles (Dutch tv channel) 00:32 – JIM MOVIE SNACKX Program titles (Belgian tv channel) 00:38 – MADIWODOVRIJDAG SHOW Program titles (Dutch tv channel) 00:43 – PIVOT SHORT MOVIE Own project 5 min animation short 00:51 – FOOT LOCKER In-store commercial 00:56 – 7UP – TMF Program titles (Dutch tv channel) 01:00 – FOOT LOCKER In-store commercial 01:04 – FITC 2010 AMSTERDAM Main titles 01:23 – KINKI TV Narrowcasting design 01:28 – L'Oreal PROFECIONAL In-store commercial

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