My blog will give you a little insight into my daily life and work in progress. There are some interferences with the artwork of my portfolio. Also, bigger projects have more blog entries, if they include more steps of a procedure.
The development of Fish for Life made steady progress. Currently, I am working on the colors of the lighted renderings. The image above shows the yellow phase when Manolin falls asleep during the efforts of trying to make the big catch. The compositing was made by my colleague Victoria. For some months already I have been occupied with the colors … more
Currently, the development of Fish for Life takes great steps forward – check out all the colors from the recent renderings on the new blog entry at fishforlife-short.com. Giving the model its texture I’ve used Substance painter. With this software I am able to paint directly on the model. Afterwards, the exporting texture maps build the foundation of the shading … more
Today our animated short Da Opa hoid / Just Grandpa will be showed in the screening of tricky women 2018. The Metro Kinokulturhaus shows it at 3 p.m. as part of the programme Österreich Panorama. As in a previous post mentioned, the story is about the grandpa of little Mina, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Nevertheless, Mina always finds a … more
Our new project we have been working on since March 2017 is called Fish for Life, a 3d animated short. The story is based on the novel The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. We will bring the old classic into a new context. It’s a common situation taken from life: people reach a point where they can … more
In the course of another academic paper, I analyzed the Pygmalion’s effect in animation in modern, figural animated films. I set my focus on the transgression of the lifeless artefact to living fiction. Its forms of representation through materiality and medium fascinated me. The starting point of my work is Stoichitas’ book The Pygmalion-Effect. It focuses on 18th-century handicrafts and … more
Two months ago I finished my paper about The Female Figure in Marta Pajek’s Impossible Figures and Other Stories II. The animated short focus the conflict between the rational and a subliminal sensitive meta-level based on sexuality, nature, and intuition. Metaphors and symbolism play an essential role, resulting in complex ways of interpreting. Because interpretation is subjective, my work gives … more