The Female Figure in Marta Pajek’s Impossible Figures and Other Stories II – paper

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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 an individual point of view. The theories of Jens Eder and Paul Wells were a fundamental basis of my analysis. … more

Da Opa hoid / Just Grandpa

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I am happy to present you the trailer of Da Opa hoid / Just Grandpa. The animated short is about the everyday confusion of a grandfather from the point of view of his granddaughter. Mina is always able to explain all his confused actions with the great imagination of a child. Making of This film was done in the winter semester 2016/2017 with my talented colleagues Doris Rastinger and Samantha Povolny. After designing, Doris modeled the settings with Autodesk Maya … more

delusion’s award and selections

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Victoria Wolfersberger and I are pleased about delusion‘s award and selections so far. Getting some positive response for our animated short is the best way to honor our work.   Selections delusion is one of the semi finalists of The Austrian Independent Film Festival. This festival is the biggest event for independent films in Austria. The festival shows international shorts, features and documentary films. The second time delusion has been semi-finalist was at the Les Films de la Toile festival. … more

FLY Film Festival 2017: official selection for ‘delusion’

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The animated short delusion is in the official selection of the FLY Film Festival 2017. This makes Victoria and me so proud, it’s a great honor to our work. We finished the 2d animated short in December 2016.   About the festival The FLY Film Festival is a 3-day film festival in Downtown Enid, Oklahoma. This year it will start at the 4th of August. The festival celebrates the art of filmmaking. It inspires creativity by providing learning opportunities and … more

The Female Figure in ‘Impossible Figures and Other Stories II’

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Congratulations to the Grand Prix winner of the ITFS! The animated short Impossible Figures and Other Stories II truly deserved it. I had the great pleasure to watch this animated short the second time last week. (First, I’d seen it at the tricky women in Vienna, some weeks ago.) Furthermore, I visited the interviews afterward with the filmmaker Marta Pajek.   Feminist perspective and other interpretations There are some special moments in Marta Pajek’s animated short, that reminds me of … more

A mention in Andreas Steinhöfel’s blog

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This week I had the great honor to hear from one of my idols of the youth, Andreas Steinhöfel. The author emailed me and asked if he could publish some of my old storyboard pictures in his new blog entry. Steinhöfel wrote the novel ‘Die Mitte der Welt‘ (The Center of the World) 1998. I’ve adored this book ever since. The story is about growing up and being different in a small village. It’s adorable written and very inspiring. 2008, … more

FMX & ITFS 2017

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I visited the FMX & ITFS 2017 – again, as I did in 2015. This year we’ve visited the conferences with the whole study course. If you’re an animation freak as I am, you know about Europe’s hugest conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts and stuff. But I love the Festival of Animated Film (‘Internationales Trickfilm Festival’) even more, because of all the exciting and inspiring screenings.   FMX VFX specialists and animation experts come every year to Stuttgart. At … more

Delicious miniworld

In one of our projects for the university, we created a delicious miniworld. The goal is to bring this little world made of vegetables and fruits to life. We’re going to film ourselves in the green box and track us into this constellation next Friday. Therefore, we have created three scenes with moving objects like this citrus boat.   The scenes First, we have a hot-air balloon ride in a nutshell. The balloon is a garlic. It will start on … more

VFX shooting at the JKU

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Today I helped at the VFX shooting of my colleagues. My job was the audio recording. This wasn’t easy on this special day, because in Linz was the city marathon. Therefore, some helicopters were circling around the city. My best friend was amongst the runner – a fun coincidence, I think. Best conditions for running a marathon this day, but terrible for the audio. Fortunately, it was only a test shoot. I often do the audio recording for various projects. … more

Animationjam

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The Animationjam is an event at the campus Hagenberg that will be reintroduced. On 1st and 2nd April we started a test jam and it worked out really well. Therefore, nothing stands between the Media Technology and Digital Arts students and this special kind of jamming. The conditions One weekend, 36 hours to create an animated short. This requires small groups of 2 to 5 people and a good teamwork. Furthermore, the animationjam has a special topic, which the teams … more

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