Berlin: Mahmoud Alkawadri macht sich selbstständig!

Mich erreichte folgende Nachricht von Mahmoud, die ich sehr gerne an Euch weiterreiche! Spread the news! Natürlich wird der Link auch in die INDAC Animationlinks aufgenommen!

Mahmoud schreibt:

„Hello, my name is Mahmoud Alkawadri. I am a full-time freelance Architect, senior Arch-viz and visual effect artist based in Berlin, Germany who has been practicing architecture and creating digital artwork and visualization for over ten years. Starting from this year , i start my own business and I go as fulltime Freelance Architect designer and 3D/VFX Artist. I choose that so I can have more experience and in order to offer more time focusing on my VFX study.
Today I launch my official website www.malkawadri-design.co
I would be thankful if you help me sharing it, and spread the words.
Cheers everyone :)“

siehe auch Mahmouds Vimeo-Seite:

https://vimeo.com/user41894931

 

Reaktionen auf das VAIANA-Screening mit dem Q&A mit Produzentin Osnat Shurer und den Regisseuren Ron Clements und John Musker gestern Abend in der Berliner Astor Film Lounge

(c) Fotos von Yafes Sahin!!!

Lieber Johannes!
Vielen Dank nochmal für diesen schönen Abend!

Es war ganz, ganz wunderbar Gestern.
Der Film war der Knaller und es war großartig mal die Regisseure zu sehen.

Vielen Dank an deinen Kollegen Stefan Kuhlmann für die gute Moderation. Ich fand seine Fragen richtig gut!

Mann! Auch wenn Disney/Pixar quasi Lichtjahre von der deutschen Animation entfernt ist, war der Film gestern sehr inspirierend.

Auf bald!
Liebe Grüße,

Moritz Mayrhofer

 

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Moin Johannes

Vielen Dank für die Vorstellung gestern Abend, hat wie immer viel Spass gemacht!
Viele Grüße
Christian Reski
Surfacing Supervisor

 

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23. November 2016: Big shout out to Berlin VFX Artists: Double Negative – Berlin Roadshow!!!

Big shout out to Berlin VFX Artists – Dneg’s London team are visiting Berlin on the 23rd of November and we want to speak to you!!

We are working on some incredible shows in London including: Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, Chris Nolan’s Dunkirk, Alex’s Garland’s Annihilation, exciting new sci-fi Life (you should seriously check out the trailer), Justice League Part One and Wonder Woman (and if you’re interested in relocating to Vancouver there’s the small matter of a certain Blade Runner 2049 to name just one!).

Check out full info on our trip below and then click here to submit your interest in meeting us!

INDAC lädt ein zur Footage Präsentation von ELENA VON AVALOR und zum Treffen mit Showcreator Craig Gerber

Save the Date! BERLIN, 25. Oktober, von 10.30 Uhr – 12 Uhr vormittags!

Hallo zusammen!

Eine Einladung an alle Trickfilmschaffenden aus der deutschen Animations- und VFX Community:

Der Disney Channel erlaubt INDAC, Animationsschaffende aus der deutschen Animations- und VFX-Szene zur anstehenden Footage-Präsentation mit Showcreator Craig Gerber  einzuladen. Die Veranstaltung wird in Berlin stattfinden, am 25 Oktober vormittags, zwischen 10.30 Uhr und 12 Uhr. Eine bislang einmalige Chance hinter die Kul1issen einer Disney TV-Animationsserie zu blicken und auf einen Showcreator zu treffen.

Bislang ist noch unklar, wieviele Personen an dem Treffen teilnehmen dürfen, gegebenenfalls behält sich INDAC vor, die Teilnehmer auszulosen. Eine kurze Wortmeldung für den INDAC Blog nach der Veranstaltung wäre wünschenswert.

Interessenten schicken bitte ungehend eine Mail an indac@gmx.de // Betreff: ELENA

INDAC nimmt Anmeldungen entgegen bis zum 20. Oktober 2016

Mitglieder von INDAC werden bevorzugt!

Ich freue mich auf Eure Rückmeldungen!

Zur Serie:

Gerade ist  ELENA VON AVALOR im US-amerikanischen Fernsehen mit großen Erfolg gestartet,

ELENA OF AVALOR - "Elena of Avalor" creative team. (Disney Channel/Rick Rowell) CRAIG GERBER (CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "ELENA OF AVALOR")

ELENA OF AVALOR – „Elena of Avalor“ creative team. (Disney Channel/Rick Rowell)
CRAIG GERBER (CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, „ELENA OF AVALOR“)

nun wird der Disney Channel die Serie auch ab Frühjahr 2017 als deutsche TV-Premiere präsentieren. Die neue Animationsserie von Emmy-Gewinner Craig Gerber erzählt die Geschichten der ersten lateinamerikanischen Prinzessin Elena, die mutig das Königreich Avalor und ihre Freunde beschützt.

Ralf Gerhardt, Executive Programming Director und Deputy General Manager Disney Channels, The Walt Disney Company GSA: „Wir freuen uns sehr, dass ELENA VON AVALOR nächstes Jahr im Disney Channel in Deutschland starten wird. Disneys erste Prinzessin mit lateinamerikanischen Wurzeln zieht den Zuschauer mit ihrer Energie und Abenteuerlust sofort in ihren Bann und die magische Welt von Avalor ist ein fantastisches Setting für die spannenden Geschichten, die Elena erlebt.“

 

Zum Inhalt:

Nachdem Elena ihr magisches Königreich Avalor vor einer bösen Hexe gerettet hat, regiert sie das Land als Kronprinzessin, bis sie alt genug ist, Königin zu sein. Immer für ein Abenteuer bereit, beginnt sie auch zu verstehen, wie wichtig Freundschaft, Mitgefühl, Willensstärke und Teamwork für ihre neue Rolle sind. Unterstützung erhält die mutige Kronprinzessin von ihren Großeltern sowie ihrer neuen Freundin Naomi. Außerdem stehen ihr ihre kleine Schwester Isabel, ihre Freunde Mateo und Gabe, sowie ein Trio fantastischer Kreaturen und Wesen mit magischen Kräften zur Seite.  

Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, was introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior’s hit series Sofia the First beginning production now for a 2016 premiere. That exciting story arc has ushered in the 2016 launch of the animated series Elena of Avalor, a production of Disney Television Animation. image002

The role of 16-year-old Princess Elena, the bold, caring, funny and clever ascendant to the throne in the fairytale Kingdom of Avalor, is voiced by Aimee Carrero (ABC Family’s Young & Hungry).

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide. said, „Our creative team has delivered a universal story with themes that authentically reflect the hopes and dreams of our diverse audience.“ She continued, „What excites us most is the chance to use distinctive animation and visual design to tell wonderful stories influenced by culture and traditions that are familiar to the worldwide population of Hispanic and Latino families and reflect the interests and aspirations of all children as told through a classic fairy tale.“

Princess Elena’s journey began long ago when her parents and kingdom were taken from her by the evil sorceress, Shuriki. Elena bravely faced the sorceress to protect her little sister, Princess Isabel, and grandparents but in the process, her magical amulet pulled her inside its enchanted jewel, saving her life but imprisoning her at the same time. Decades later, Princess Sofia of Enchancia discovers the truth about the amulet she has worn since joining her royal family and sets out to restore Elena to her human form and help her return to the Kingdom of Avalor.

While Elena is the rightful heir to the throne, she is only age 16 so she will rule Avalor with the help of a Grand Council comprised of her Grandfather Tito, Grandmother Cici and Royal Advisor, Duke Esteban.

With some magical friends by her side – Mateo, a wizard-in-training, and Skylar, a magical flying creature – Princess Elena’s further adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.

Elena of Avalor is executive-produced by Craig Gerber (of the Emmy Award-nominated Sofia the First). Silvia Cardenas Olivas (Moesha, The Brothers Garcia), an alumna of the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Television Writers Program, is the story editor, and Elliot M. Bour (The Little Engine That Could) is the supervising director. The series‘ cultural advisors are Doris Sommer, Harvard University professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish; and Marcela Davison Aviles, Managing Director and Executive Producer, El Camino Project, an international Latino arts initiative.

 

RISE FX sucht Mitarbeiter in Stuttgart, Berlin und Köln!

http://www.risefx.com/index.php?menu=jobs

Stuttgart offers first class opportunities!
You always wanted to work on awesome international feature film projects while living in the „Ländle“? Lucky You! RISE Stuttgart is hiring!

Compositing Supervisor – ASAP
CG Supervisor – ASAP
Coordinator – ASAP
Compositing Artists – M/S – mid-October
Lighting/Shading Artists – M/S – ASAP

If you are interested, please send an email with a LINK to your newest SHOWREEL and a CV to jobs@risefx.com.
PLEASE NOTE: You need a valid working permit for the European Union in order to apply!

Spread the word, RISE

P.S. Of course there are some vacancies in Berlin and Cologne as well. For further details visit http://www.risefx.com/index.php?menu=jobs.

Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin: Exciting projects coming up at nhb!

Die Webseite von nhb findet sich hier!

Für unsere Studios in Hamburg, Berlin und Düsseldorf suchen wir laufend frische Talente in der 3D, motion graphics, editing, compositing, colourgrading, im producing und auch am Empfang.

Aktuell suchen wir vor allem

Nuke artists

Flame artists

3d generalists

Matte paintings artists, rotoscoper, match mover

Motion graphics artists

Außerdem gibt’s bei uns interessante Möglichkeiten für studentische Aushilfen und Diplomanten.

Bewerbt euch bei job[at]nhb.de

Wir freuen uns!

Heidi Kull (Berlin): Starts with Rain

Experimentelle Animation zu einer kurzen Komposition für 3 Ukulelen und 1 Violine.
Technik: Mixed digital animated Media mit Elementen aus Clip Studio Paint (Regen, Tusche Splatters, Wolf Ani), Photoshop und Flash.
Musik erstellt in Myriads Melody Assistant.

Heidi Kulls Website findet sich hier:  Zeichnerei Kull

Heidi Kull schreibt auf ihrem Blog:

Eine Animation, die ich erstellt habe, um die Animationsmöglichkeiten meines Zeichenprogramms Clip Studio Paint zu erproben, mit dem es jetzt relativ leicht möglich ist, entstehende Pinselstriche zu animieren…

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VFX Showreel von Stargates Studios mit den Niederlassungen in Köln und Berlin

Die Webseite findet sich hier!

Die Stargate Studios gehören zu den international führenden Anbietern für virtuelle Produktionen und visuelle Effekte (VFX) in der Film- und TV-Branche. Seit der Gründung 1989 in Kalifornien wurden weitere Niederlassungen in Vancouver, Toronto und Malta eröffnet. Seit 2011 ist Stargate Studios auch in Berlin und seit 2014 in Köln auf dem Gelände der MMC Film & TV Studios vertreten.

Vor allem das von Stargate entwickelte „Virtual Backlot“-Verfahren hat eine neue Ära im VFX-Bereich eingeleitet: Die größte Virtual Backlot-Stockfootage Library der Welt ersetzt nahezu jeden Hintergrund eines Spielortes. Anders als bei klassischen Greenscreen-Verfahren erlaubt Virtual Backlot eine umfassende virtuelle Umgebung mit unbegrenzten Aufnahmewinkeln für die Kamera. Das Verfahren wird bereits in zahlreichen namhaften Film- und TV-Produktionen genutzt (u.a. The Walking Dead, Californication, 24, Heroes, Ray Donovan).

Jobangebote in Berlin: MovieBrats Studios is hiring

Happy hump day, VFX Peeps! MovieBrats Studios is hiring: SENIOR COMPITORS (Nuke) | 3D GENERALISTS (Maya) | FX ARTISTS (Houdini) | MATTE PAINTERS | Starting from August through December at our facilities in Berlin. Please send your latest reels and CV to vfxwork@moviebratsstudios.com AND PLEASE NOTE: A valid working permit for the European Union is required! Unfortunately, MovieBrats can not assist you in obtaining one. Please share!

Job Offer: Anja Struck sucht einen Stop-Motion-Animator in Berlin

Anja Struck schrieb:

Job offer: I am looking for a Stop-Motion-Animator for an experimental b/w animation/ Pixilation shortfilm . Animator must speak English or German.

job description: life-sized set, pixilation, object animation, simple puppet animation (no walk cycles)

Time schedule: July and August, according to prior agreement

Location: Berlin-Mitte.

Compensation: to be negotiated.

For further information please contact me : reflektorium@gmail.com. Please send a link to your portfolio along with your application.

BREAKING NEWS – ANNECY 2016/ Berliner Studio MOVIEBRATS verpflichtet PIXAR Regisseur fuer deutschen Feature Film „HUMP“

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former Pixar director J.G. to helm 3D animated feature film HUMP for MovieBrats

ANNECY (France), June 16, 2016 — Berlin-based production house MovieBrats Pictures lands at this year’s Festival de Annecy/MIFA with the announcement that its 3D animated desert adventure HUMP will be directed by former Pixar director J.G. from a script by Sundance Film Festival Award winner director Amin Matalqa and Matthew Antonelli.

HUMP tells the adventurous story of a clumsy camel, Rami, who sets out on an epic journey to find his best friend, a Bedouin boy named Omar. Joined by a cunning desert fox claiming to be a prince and a mistrusting goat, the trio must endure each other’s company while crossing the harsh Arabian desert, where dangers loom around every corner.

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„It’s a great script about a journey of characters stuck together across the expansive desert
with wonderful emotional bonds that any audience can relate to. The touching ending is so
satisfying you’ll want to see it again and again,“ says J.G.
„We are very thrilled to have J.G. at the helm. With his longstanding experience in universal
storytelling he is the right one to make sure that audiences around the globe respond equally
to the adventure of Rami and his friends,“ adds producer Alexander Weimer.
Co-writer Matalqa says of the inspiration to write HUMP: „In a time where the world has
grown to perceive the Middle East as a culture of anger, hate, and violence, I’ve strived to
use the medium of animated film to show the gentle human side of that world where I grew
up, and create cultural bridges between East and West. The power of entertainment through
animation couldn’t be more timely.“
The project is currently in development with production set to start in spring 2017. It is
produced by MovieBrats Pictures‘ Alexander Weimer and Esther Friedrich with Amin Matalqa
and former Pixar story manager Ryan Lynch (Brave) and in co-production with Belgiumbased
animation studio Walking The Dog. Grammy-nominated/BAFTA-winning composer
Austin Wintory is providing the songs and score. HUMP was first presented in 2015 at
Cartoon Movie in Lyon.
Director J.G. started out at Disney with story and writing duties on such classics as
Pocahontas and Fantasia 2000, before he went on to work for Pixar Animation Studios
where he was a story artist on Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Up, among
others. He went into directing with the Cars tie-in short Tokyo Mater and later directed and
co-directed numerous episodes of the Pixar-produced tv shows Mater’s Tall Tales and
Tales From Radiator Springs. HUMP will mark his feature directing debut.
Co-writer and producer Amin Matalqa is the writer-director behind Sundance Audience
Award winning live action feature Captain Abu Raed. Matalqa went on to direct The United
for Walt Disney Pictures and just recently finished his fourth feature film as director, The
Rendezvous, starring Stana Katic (from ABC’s The Castle), set for a US release later this
year.
MovieBrats Pictures‘ previous and current titles include the German-language mystery thriller
Lost Place 3D (released locally by NFP/Warner) and the Russian-French-German coproduction
of the supernatural drama Zoology that will have its international premiere at
Karlovy Vary Film Festival in July. Other current international projects include the horror
thriller Dark Compass and the Chinese animated feature The Dumpling Queen.
MovieBrats Pictures is headquartered in Berlin where it also runs an affiliate animation and
visual effects house, MovieBrats Studios.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please give me a call at +49-151-11585468, or email alex@moviebratspictures.com

Thank you!

Alex Weimer
Berlin: Mehringdamm 61 • 10961 Berlin • Germany
Phone: +49 30 53 16 78 21 • Fax: +49 30 53 16 78 30

LA: 1653 7th St #1067 • Santa Monica • CA 90406
Phone: +1 310 362 4882

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Sehsucht in Hamburg sucht Animator

We are on the lookout for a mid to senior level animator to join our team in Hamburg on a full time basis. You should have a minimum of 3 years professional experience in both character and technical animation including camera and layout work in at least one of our main animations tools Softimage and Maya.

Hier der Link zur Website mit weiteren Infos und Jobofferten.

Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon – Lumatic, Berlin – Regie Tomer Eshed

In a world where a single chameleon has no natural enemies, this one of a kind creature is destined to hunt for prey.

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Credits:
Narration – John Berwick
Animated by – Lars Krüger
Set Design, Set Modeling, Texturing, Lighting – Alex Pohl
Character Design – Tomer Eshed
Charakter Modeling, Additional Animation – Michael Herm
Rigging, Rendering, Shading, Simulation, Compositing – Dennis Rettkowski
Sound Design, Sound Mix – Michal Krajczok
Music – Stefan Maria Schneider
Produced by – LUMATIC

Directed by – Tomer Eshed

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