The progress of Fish for Life

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 going … more

The colors of Fish for Life

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. Afterward, the exporting texture maps build the foundation of the shading network in Maya. We’re rendering with V-Ray. And voilá – there they are. Beautiful pictures, giving you a little foretaste … more

Fish for Life. Introduction.

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 not go any further. They are digging themselves into an incredibly heavy burden position just to reach an impossible goal. … 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

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

Werkschau Moviemento 2017

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The so-called ‘Werkschau’ (work exhibition) is a screening of a selection of films from the last years. They can be are either narrative, experimental, hybrid and animated. These films were produced by students from our Bachelor Media Technology and Design and Master Digital Arts.   Premiere of delusion At the 19th of January 2017, our animated short delusion celebrated his premiere at the Moviemento in Linz. Victoria Wolfersberger and I got interviewed afterward. She is the co-producer of delusion. They’ve … more

delusion-short is online

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It’s finally done, delusion-short is online now. Hallelujah! Our trailer for the short animation movie ‘delusion’ is ready to watch. Besides that, there is also a brand new website to check out, with details of the project. Feel free to check the website delusion-short.com!   The story Amazed by the beauty of nature, a little girl gets lost in the forest and tries to find her way back. While stumbling around she starts to perceive mysterious creatures. Will she overcome … more

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