About myself

Posted by on 26.03.2014 in Blog post, Extra's

Filmmaker.

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I scored my Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy last year. I’m making short films for fun and corporate videos for money. At the moment I’m making a series of behind the scenes videos for Game Oven’s “Bounden” a two player mobile dancing game. I’m helping several friends and Gerrit Rietveld Colleagues with the creation of short films and I’m making a short dutch science fiction film with a few friends. For

Making of Bounden

Posted by on 26.03.2014 in Blog post, Films

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The last few weeks I’ve been making short behind the scenes videos for Game Oven’s “Bounden”. A two player mobile dancing game. Adriaan asked me to make these and a promo for the game before he started development. More information about the game can be found here: www.playbouden.com and here: http://gameovenstudios.com and everywhere on the fucking internet, like here: https://twitter.com/gameovenstudios.

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Protagonist

Posted by on 12.10.2013 in Blog post, Films

Some info.

This is the short film that I presented at the Graduation show on the Gerrit Rietveld Academy this year. This is an edited shorter version, this will now be the final version of the film. My aim was to create a unique feeling of time and place through minimal means. With a concentration on camera movement.

If you want the full experience, head over to vimeo and download the big version.

Some production notes.

This was shot on Canon C100 and 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern raw. I was lucky enough to have a friend who just bought a 5D III, because otherwise I would have had to rent a camera. I was also lucky that the guys at Magic Lantern just released the raw hack and I was able to use it. I was figuring out how to work with it (and how to work around it!) while I was shooting this film. It’s a real pain in the ass but the images are beautiful.

Most of this was shot with Steadicam and stabilised in After Effects with the Warp Stabiliser. It sort of became a Warp Stabiliser showcase film, because it leans heavily on the plugin to be able to create the feeling I was after. Anyone how knows Warp will definitely spot it’s unique artefacts, but these can be interpreted as intentional! :P. Color was done with a mix of Filmconvert and Adobe camera raw. I’ve added in way too much noise and my harddisk got stolen so there’s no way to do this over. I think I’ll just have to make the film again or incorporate the scene into something bigger. Sound was mixed in surround at the Rietveld with an improvised setup. This version however is in stereo. I wanted the sound to have a hyper real quality to it. I did this by recording all the sound on the exact same locations but not in sync and synced it later in post. There is some very aggressive surround panning going on to emphasise the feeling of the movement.

Overall I’m fairly pleased.

I’ve made quite some works during my time at the Rietveld but this is still my personal favourite. Definitly not because of my effort, most of this is pure improvisation. I just gave these two guys a little backstory for their characters, chose the location and let them do their thing. This was made for the assignment ‘Space’ in the first year of VAV at the Rietveld academie.

What I tried to do was have them talk about the space, but not in any direct way. There were a few rules they had to follow. I gave both of them a simple character sketch and a short story about how they related to each other and what they did the night before. I also told them to talk about what the surroundings made them think of. This way they would describe the space, this car graveyard in a very indirect way.

Filmed on a Canon 550D and only a Zuiko 21mm f3.5. Graded with Filmconvert. Sound was done with a terribly improvised wireless setup. One receiver went straight into the camera and the other went into an insanely cheap dictaphone, which is why either of the two sound like shit half of the time.