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.
With this posting – and a quick portrait – I would like to express my gratitude towards Michael Dudok de Wit. The filmmaker agreed to an interview for my master thesis about Nonverbal Expression in Animated Movies – as Timothy Reckart also did. The Red Turtle: No dialgue in 80 minutes Dudok de Wits film The Red Turtle has been a great inspiration for me. I absolutely adore his style. I was curious about the process of making a whole … more
Yesterday I completed my studies with a master’s degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Upper Austria. Still, I can’t believe it. Amazing, how fast the time passed. I finished my Bachelor in 2016. Currently, I’m still working on Fish for Life, our final project. The work on this animated short is in its final throes.
This week my fellow students published their VR game Letzte Worte on steam. The story of the game is very profound. Matthias Patscheider, Samantha Povolny, and Bianca Zankl did a splendid good job! Fortunately, I was able to support this project a little bit. I did a few assets texturing with Substance Painter. I had a lot of fun to texture some kitchen stuff. Interested? You can find Letzte Worte on steam, it’s really worth to dig into this deep … more
My cousin Nina and three schoolmates of her created a concept for a new app called talented. The four girls – Lara Drozda, Nina Gierlinger, Karla Oder, and Polina Pozdnyakova – thought about young talented writers for whom it is too difficult to get in touch with book publishers. Therefore, they had the idea of an app, which should make this contact easier. Their concept had already won the competition of the Vienna Business School. talented even got nominated for the … more
After missing this occasion every single time the past few years I’m finally making my contribution to the worldwide art challenge called Inktober. Every October, thousands of artists take on a challenge by drawing one ink artwork a day the entire month. Therefore, some guidelines exist, which I’m not following, though. I prefer following my own ideas and daily impressions. Well, then… Today is the 11th of October – and these pictures above are my work so far. Do you … more
Currently, I’m writing my master thesis about Nonverbal Expression in Animated Movies. Therefore, I will analyze some works, amongst others, Head Over Heels by Timothy Reckart. The animated short won lots of awards. 2013, it was even nominated for an Oscar. Not surprisingly, because of the sensitive story and its lovely realization in stop-motion. It beautifully shows the relationship of an elderly couple. For my thesis, I had some questions about the making of this short and I was very honored … more
Although it has been gotten really quiet at my blog lately, I have a lot of stuff going on during this hot summer times. My goal is to rise to even greater heights. First, in working really hard on our current animated short Fish for Life. And second, in terms of personal fitness and body strength. On the top of Austrian and Bosnian mountains With my brother and my best friend, I climbed the top of the Großer Priel in … more
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 of our new animated short as I mentioned in a previous post. Next steps The animation process is still … 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 network in Maya. We’re rendering with vRay. And voilá – there they are. Beautiful pictures, giving you a little foretaste … 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 creative explanation for the weird actions of her beloved grandpa. Doris Rastinger, Samantha Povolny and I worked on the 2d … more