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Photos from the Nijmegen Manifest!

Thank you all for coming to the Manifest: Animation Show & Tell event in Nijmegen last Saturday. Thank you especially to KloosterKino for hosting, and to animator Isaac Sandoval, producer Damien Byrne and animator Jurjen Kraan for sharing an animation they find inspiring. Our conversation ranged from psychedelic morphing animation to adaptations of poetry to fast editing and chase sequences. The full list of links we looked has been posted on our main Facebook page, the direct link to this post is here.

Thank you to Cansu Soyupak for taking the beautiful photos below!

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Maarten from KloosterKino introduces Manifest. Photo by Cansu Soyupak.

Photo by Cansu Soyupak.

Isaac Sandoval shares an animation he finds inspiring. Photo by Cansu Soyupak.

Producer Damien Byrne shares an animation. Photo by Cansu Soyupak.

Tess Martin introduces animator Jurjen Kraan. Photo by Cansu Soyupak.

Concentrating…Tess Martin moderates. Producer Damien Byrne and his young assistant share an animation. Photo by Cansu Soyupak.

Manifest Nijmegen countdown: Jurjen Kraan!

Our first animation discussion event in Nijmegen is coming up on Saturday, April 1st! We’ve already met two of our show & tell-ers, producer Damien Byrne and animator Isaac Sandoval. Let’s meet our third:

“Hi! My name is Jurjen Kraan. I am a 2D animator / illustrator, who mainly does commissioned work.

According to my mom, I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil. I switched between high schools two times to keep Tekenen as a graduation subject. Then I studied (a pioneering version of) Animation at the HKU and an extra year in the European Media Masters of Art program.

After graduating I was hired as a 3D animator for a couple of months, and had temporary jobs such as washing dishes and duplicating training books at a home care organization. In 2002 I started my own company ‘Alice Well’.

Since then I have worked on children’s series, computer games and corporate projects for clients including Unilever, Mars and Philips.”

One of Jurjen’s recent illustrations

What animation does Jurjen find inspiring? You will find out on Saturday! But I can tell you it involves animals and a desperate chase scene…

See you Saturday, April 1st, at 20:00 (doors open at 20:00, event starts at 20:30), at KloosterKino (Dobbelmannweg 1, Nijmegen)! Here is the Facebook event. You can also sign up for our monthly e-mail, and don’t forget that Manifest is on Twitter, @ManifestRoffa! Manifest is always open to the public, FREE and in English!

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Manifest Nijmegen countdown: Isaac Sandoval!

Last week we met producer Damien Byrne, who will be one of our three show & tell-ers at our first Nijmegen event on April 1st. Let’s meet animator Isaac Sandoval:

“I was born in Mexico City in 1975 and I have liked drawing and developing graphic stories since early childhood. I graduated as graphic designer in 1998, but started working very early (14 years old), illustrating for music magazines, children books and designing characters for companies.

My first foray into animation was in 1997 working for a studio as an animation assistant and storyboard artist in the development of TV commercials.  From 2000 to 2001 I studied classical animation in Vancouver and once back in Mexico I worked for two big studios, developing feature films and TV series.

From 2003 to 2005 I had the chance to direct Imaginum, a feature film that was released in 81 movie theaters all around Mexico and 42 movie theaters in Latin America, Spain and Canada.

In 2005 I developed the pilot and directed the first 6 episodes of a very popular series in Mexico “El Chavo Animado” that resulted in 7 successful seasons.

I have been working independently since 2006 and moved to the Netherlands in the summer of 2016 where I have had the chance to develop the album art for Los Paja Brava (a Rotterdam band) and animatics for Ka-Ching Cartoons, also in Rotterdam. At the beginning of 2017 I moved to Nijmegen where I have had the chance to meet great animators who I look forward to interacting with in the future.

Album artwork for Los Paja Brava, featuring Rotterdam in all its glory.

A recent illustration by Isaac Sandoval

What will Isaac share with us? You’ll have to come to find out!

 

See you Saturday, April 1st, at 20:00 (doors open at 20:00, event starts at 20:30), at KloosterKino (Dobbelmannweg 1, Nijmegen)! Here is the Facebook event. You can also sign up for our monthly e-mail, and don’t forget that Manifest is on Twitter, @ManifestRoffa! Manifest is always open to the public, FREE and in English!

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Manifest Nijmegen countdown: Damien Byrne!

After our rocking last event in Rotterdam we are are gearing up for our first ever event in Nijmegen on Saturday, April 1st (we will be back in Rotterdam on April 4th). This event is a collaboration with KloosterKino, who already run a monthly animation screening in an old church, and we are very happy to bring our show & tell format to them (doors open at 20:00, start at 20:30Facebook event). As you know, at Manifest each evening three people share an animation they didn’t make themselves, but find inspiring, and then we talk about it for 20 mins, while I moderate. It’s a great way to see something new, have a beer, and get to know the animation fans and makers in your community. Let’s meet our first show & tell-er:

 

“Hi, I’m Damien Byrne. I live in Nijmegen but work in Dublin, Ireland, where I produce films and lecture at The National Film School of Ireland on the animation programme. I have been working in animation for 18 years.
The last short I produced, A COAT MADE DARK, screened at over 120 international film and animation festivals, including Annecy, Sundance, Aspen, Clermont-Ferrand, Animafest Zagreb and GoShort here in Nijmegen! I am currently developing a feature length animated documentary about the greatest adventurer whom you have never heard of.”

 

I saw A Coat Made Dark at Animafest Zagreb last year, and it blew me away! Watch the trailer below (also, this year’s GoShort festival is coincidentally coming up a few days after Manifest – make sure to check it out!):

A Coat Made Dark – Trailer from Jack O’Shea on Vimeo.

Turns out that Damien’s production company in Dublin was responsible for the animation in Last Hijack, a project co-produced by Amsterdam’s Submarine studio, with visual development by Hisko Hulsing.

Still from Last Hijack, with animation produced by Still Films

Still from Last Hijack, with animation produced by Still Films

So what will Damien bring to share with us? You’ll have to come to find out! But I can tell you that it comes, like him, from beyond the English Channel (if not the Irish Sea).

See you Saturday, April 1st, at 20:00 (doors open at 20:00, event starts at 20:30), at KloosterKino (Dobbelmannweg 1, Nijmegen)! Here is the Facebook event. You can also sign up for our monthly e-mail, and don’t forget that Manifest is on Twitter, @ManifestRoffa! Manifest is always open to the public, FREE and in English!

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Announcing Manifest in Nijmegen: April 1st!

Manifest is a regular animation show & tell evening that has been going for two years in Rotterdam. We are happy to host an event in Nijmegen for the first time, in collaboration with KloosterKino. Come to the cloister on Saturday, April 1st. The doors will open at 20:00 for an 20:30 start.

What is Manifest?
Just like the show & tell exercise you may have done at school, three pre-selected participants bring an animation clip that they love (that they didn’t create themselves) and they share with the audience what it is and why they chose it. The audience contributes to a twenty-minute discussion about the clip, looking up other clips on the fly, moderated by your host, animator Tess Martin.
Come to manifest to see what people are passionate about and why. Drink a beer and chat with the presenters about animation.

Here is the Facebook event. Not on Facebook or Twitter? I suggest you sign up for our e-newsletter to be reminded of the next event.
Manifest is always free, open to the public, and in English!

And thank you to Oana Clitan for designing our graphics every month!

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