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Are you an animation fan, and would like to see and learn something new? Do you love to hear about what animators find inspiring?  Come to Manifest!

Each evening we hear from three animators or animation fans who each present a 5-minute clip from an animation film that inspires them (that they didn’t create themselves). They share with the audience what it is and why they chose it, and then 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.  All the presentations together last about 90 mins, followed by beer.  Manifest is always free, open to the public and in English. Bring a friend!

Do you know an animated film that blew you away the first time you saw it? Are you interested in presenting at this or future editions of Manifest? Email tess@manifestanimation.com to volunteer.

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Announcing Manifest: May 30th!

Graphics by Oana Clitan

Our May animation discussion event in Rotterdam will take place on Tuesday, May 30th at WORM. We will be back in our ‘original’ space, at the top of the metal stairs, through the glass doors (enter at Wunderbar and walk through the bar to the right).

Have an animation (that you didn’t make yourself) that you’d like to share? Email me at tess@manifestanimation.com to sign up! Or send a FB message to the Manifest FB page.
Thank you to Oana Clitan for designing our graphics every month!

Manifest is a regular animation show & tell evening. 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.

Here is the Facebook event and it will soon be up on the WORM site. 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!

Photos from April Manifest in Rotterdam!

Thank you all for coming last Tuesday to another awesome Manifest event at WORM. Thank you especially to programmer/organizer Zsuzsi, artist Karin and animator Bruna for bringing clips to share. We started talking about new and old Hungarian animation, abstract films and how to do a lot with a little, and very well-designed, cleverly edited, mysterious shorts (was there only one woman in that film or two?!?). The full list of links to the clips we looked at can be found here.

Thank you to Loretta Hodos for snapping the great photos below! Though it’s not on social media yet, our next event in Rotterdam is set for Tuesday, May 30th, mark your calendars!

And don’t forget to volunteer to share a clip! Manifest is only possible with contributions from YOU. Email me at tess[at]manifestanimation.com to volunteer (also for taking photos, thanks!)

As always, you can also subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, or follow our Facebook Page or our Twitter.

Another nice crowd! Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Zsuzsi Nagy-Sándor introduces a trailer that inspires her. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Moderator Tess Martin introduces Karin Rianne Westndorp. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

So vibrant. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Bruna Sanchez introduces her clip. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

 

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Manifest countdown: Karin Rianne Westendorp!

Tuesday, April 4th will see our next animation discussion event in Rotterdam – this time at WORM‘s Slash Gallery space. We’ve already met programmer Zsuzsi Nagy-Sándor and animator Bruna Sanchez, let’s meet our third show & tell-er:

Karin Rianne Westendorp is an artist living and working in Rotterdam who mostly creates drawings, but also videos and abstract animations. She grew up in Dinxperlo, graduated in 2010 in 4D/Media Art at AKI/ArtEZ in Enschede.

Her work invites you to look again. Her drawings are like landscapes with delicate lines. She begins with making the paper black with charcoal. After that she draws with erasers (and sometimes also other drawing materials). In her abstract animations, she combines multiple animations drawn with charcoal in books to research compositions, shapes, depth and movements.
For a couple of months, she’s been giving more attention to her abstract animations and uses also other materials like paint on glass.

Untitled (2016) by Karin Rianne Westendorp

A close up of one of Karin’s charcoal drawings.

More beautiful images and short videos on her Instagram account.

What animation will Karin share with us? Come to find out! But I can tell you it’s famous! And old.

See you Tuesday, April 4th, at 20:00, at WORM (in the Slash Gallery space at Boomgaardsstraat 69, where we were in November)! Here is the Facebook event, the WORM listing and the WeOwnRotterdam listing. 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 countdown: Bruna Sanchez!

Our next Rotterdam animation discussion event is coming up on Tues, April 4th at WORM (Slash Gallery space this time – a little bit further down the Boomgaardsstraat alley on the left). A few days ago we met curator and organizer Zsuzsi Nagy-Sándor, who will be sharing an animation she finds inspiring. Let’s meet our second show & tell-er:

Bruna Sanchez is a 2D motion designer by day, video editor by night and vigilante on weekends. She was born and raised in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and graduated in Advertising at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She put in her first keyframes in 2011 and since then she has had contact with different areas of post-production such as editing, motion design, compositing, colouring and virtual reality, serving clients such as Spa, Robeco, Red Bull and Paramount. Last year she moved to the Netherlands to work at Twisted Stranger and live new adventures in the old world.

Here is a video Bruna animated & designed very recently for Twisted Stranger:

Moti-4_Weed from Bruna Sanchez on Vimeo.

Check out a reel of Bruna’s graduation project from her Brazilian University. The project is called Tipofagia, and consists of 23 short videos, each inspired by a letter of the alphabet. This is a short reel of all of them (see more on her vimeo page):

REEL – TIPOFAGIA from Bruna Sanchez on Vimeo.

Some drawn animation Bruna made for a mostly live action commercial in Brazil

What animation will Bruna bring to share? Who knows? But it looks like she has great taste, so I’m sure it will be awesome.

See you Tuesday, April 4th, at 20:00, at WORM (in the Slash Gallery space at Boomgaardsstraat 69, where we were in November)! Here is the Facebook event, the WORM listing and the WeOwnRotterdam listing. 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 countdown: Zsuzsi Nagy-Sándor!

Our next Rotterdam animation discussion event will be on Tuesday April 4th at WORM (not to be confused with the Nijmegen event which occurs a few days earlier on April 1st at KloosterKino). As you know, at our events three people share an animated clip they didn’t make themselves but find inspiring, and then we talk about it, and look up other clips for 20 minutes, while I, your host (Tess), moderate the discussion. Let’s meet our first show & tell-er for the April 4th event:

I’m Zsuzsi Nagy-Sándor (aka Susie or Zsuuuuzs). I’m Hungarian and American and I live in Rotterdam most of the sometimes, when I’m not living in Budapest or New York.

I studied sociology and later cultural sociology, I dabble in event organization and production (check out, for example Metric Soup! – English language spoken word in Rotterdam), writing, horeca jobs and general this and thats in the cultural sector.

Recently I worked for the Hungarian Cultural Center of New York, where I helped organize a European Animated Short Film Festival, screening a good many amazing and inspiring animations.

What animation will Zsuzsi bring to share? Who knows? Come to find out!

See you Tuesday, April 4th, at 20:00, at WORM (in the Slash Gallery space at Boomgaardsstraat 69, where we were in November)! Here is the Facebook event, the WORM listing and the WeOwnRotterdam listing. 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 Rotterdam: April 4th!

Graphics by Oana Clitan

Our April animation discussion event in Rotterdam will take place on Tuesday, April 4th at WORM‘s Slash Gallery space (this is where we had the November event: a few doors down the Boomgaardsstraat alley from the regular Wunderbar entrance: official address is Boomgaardsstraat 69).
 
Have an animation (that you didn’t make yourself) that you’d like to share? Email me at tess@manifestanimation.com to sign up!
Thank you to Oana Clitan for designing our graphics every month!
 
Manifest is a regular animation show & tell evening. 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.
 
Here is the Facebook event and it will soon be up on the WORM site. 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!

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Photos from March Manifest!

Thanks all for coming on Tuesday to our rocking first Manifest back from our extended winter break. Thank you especially to Maarten and Sietse from United Enterprise, film programmer Alex Diehl and animated GIF-maker Narinè Gyulkhasyan for sharing clips they find inspiring. We talked about low-fi animation/puppetry techniques, violence, gore and the limits of ‘good taste’, and super amazing examples of morphing and inventiveness. The full list of links to the clips we looked at can be found here.

Thank you to Loretta Hodos for taking the beautiful photos below! Our next event in Rotterdam will be on Tuesday, April 4th, mark your calendars! But actually, our next event will be in Nijmegen on Saturday April 1st. Know anyone in Nijmegen? Forward them this link, or this one.

And don’t forget to volunteer to share a clip! Manifest is only possible with contributions from YOU. Email me at tess[at]manifestanimation.com to volunteer (also for taking photos, thanks!)

As always, you can also subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, or follow our Facebook Page or our Twitter.

Crowd! Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Maarten and Sietse from United Enterprise. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

More crowd! Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Moderator Tess Martin introducing Alex Diehl. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Psychedelic Alex Diehl. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Nariné introducing her awesome clip. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Manifest countdown: Narinè Gyulkhasyan!

Our next animation discussion event is coming up on Tuesday, March 7th at WORM (we are back at our usual location, up the stairs in the back of Wunderbar). We’ve met two out of three of our show & tell-ers, Alex Diehl and United Enterprise. Let’s meet the third, architect and animation aficionado Narinè Gyulkhasyan:

Narinè is now a talented architect at Kaan Architecten in Rotterdam, but was clearly an animator in a past life. Originally from Armenia, she studied architecture in Delft, experimented with animation there, and has since been entertaining herself with drawing, photography, and cool animated GIFs that you can see on her tumblr.

 

http://narinna.tumblr.com/post/138984338603/what-if-perpetually-wind

 

http://narinna.tumblr.com/post/108648637368/delicately-affectionate

One of Narinè’s beautiful illustrations. Love the character here!

So many interesting sketches, it’s hard to choose!

Perhaps Narinè’s architecture roots coming through?

One of Narinè’s animated experiments from her student days in Delft:

What animation will Narinè share with us? You’ll have to come to find out! But I can tell you it might fill you with nostalgia, especially if you are from the old Soviet bloc.

See you Tuesday, March 7th, at 20:00, at WORM! Here is the Facebook event, the WORM listing and the WeOwnRotterdam listing. 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 countdown: Alex Diehl!

Last week we met Maarten and Sietse from the Rotterdam video production studio United Enterprise, who will be sharing an animation they find inspiring at our next event (Tues, March 7, WORM, FREE). Let’s meet our next show & tell-er, who also has a WORM connection:

“My name is Alex Diehl, I am film programmer/curator at the WORM venue in Rotterdam and for BUT Film Festival in Breda. Our annual film festival focuses on underground cinema and B-movies.

For over 20 years I have been traveling to other festivals and collecting everything about weird and off-the-grid-cinema, anything that is both weird and wicked. I speak Dutch, German, Spanish, French and English.”

Alex runs the regular Cult Film event at WORM, and the next screening is on March 22nd, of a 1970 sexploitation film by Doris Wishman titled The Amazing Transplant, about…a penis transplant.

The BUT Film Festival will be having its 12th edition in September and they are currently open for entries, looking for animation, shorts and features. But they are actually doing a little mini touring festival at the end of March, showing a series of underground Indonesian films. These programs will be coming to Brussels, Breda, and also WORM in Rotterdam on March 25th (Facebook event):

Check out a clip from The Devil’s Sword, a 1984 film that is included:

What animation will Alex share with us? You’ll have to come to find out! But it will be something that pushes boundaries, I’m sure.

See you Tuesday, March 7th, at 20:00, at WORM! Here is the Facebook event, the WORM listing and the WeOwnRotterdam listing. 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 Countdown: United Enterprise!

Maarten Kok and Sietse Koenders from United Enterprise

Alright, we’re back! Get ready for the next rockin’ animation discussion event in Rotterdam, March 7th at WORM (20:00 start, and FREE, as usual). Let’s meet our first show & teller, and this will actually be a duo this time (first time for everything!):

 

They call themselves United Enterprise. They used to be graphic designers. But now, they’re getting dirty hands, cuts and scratches making extraordinary, explanatory videos with a distinctive conceptual approach and a strong visual language.

Maarten Kok and Sietse Koenders are inspired by a classic, cinematic approach to filmmaking. This results in a unique and tactile style and objects being treated as actors. Besides videos that explain, United Enterprise also do music videos and self initiated projects.

Indeed, check out their inspiring music video for Dutch band Wolvon:

WOLVON- BEING (official video) from United Enterprise on Vimeo.

And some behind the scenes shots:

Behind the scenes of the Wolvon music video

In camera effects by united Enterprise

And here is a puppeteered spot for the Work with Nature organization, followed by the Making Of video:

Adopteer Regenwoud- Work With Nature Promo from United Enterprise on Vimeo.

 

Adopteer Regenwoud (Making of) from United Enterprise on Vimeo.

What animation will they bring to share? Who knows? Come to find out! But based on their own work I bet it will involve physical material of some kind.

See you Tuesday, March 7th, at 20:00, at WORM! Here is the Facebook event, the WORM listing and the WeOwnRotterdam listing. 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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