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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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Manifest countdown: Suzon Hauchard!

Our next animation discussion event will be on Tuesday, July 4 at WORM in Rotterdam (again 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). Let’s meet our first show & tell-er!

Suzon Hauchard is a young French designer based in the Netherlands specialized in motion design. Since 2015 she has been working at Studio Dumbar in Rotterdam.

Initially a graphic designer, she started to show interest in motion design via the practice of VJing during techno parties.

This strong background makes her work visually powerful, and known for its experimental, and free-spirited approach.

In March 2017, she created the creative lab of Studio Dumbar, called THEGROUP. Her wish was to give space and time to the designers to explore and experiment freely, on various projects, from type design to digital art.

It’s bold, it’s fast, no epileptics allowed.”

Here is one of the first experiments from Suzon and THEGROUP, with responsive type:

And a few of Suzon’s detail-orientated photos, of the Rotterdam Central Station lettering and the ceiling within the Studio Dumbar:

And here is an After Effects experiment created alongside Jonathan Castro:

What animation will Suzon bring to share? You’ll have to come to find out!

See you Tuesday, July 4th, 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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Announcing Manifest: July 4th!

Graphics by Oana Clitan!

Our next animation discussion event in Rotterdam will take place on Tuesday, July 4th at WORM at 20:00, again 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!

 

 

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Photos from May Manifest!

Last Tuesday we had another smashing evening of raucous animation debate, spearheaded this time by our three show & tell-ers: animation/motion graphic duo RoboMG (aka. George Lambermont and Marta Krecholva), animator/illustrator Inge de Voogt and animator/musician Tjeerd Broere (aka Mr. Feaver).  We talked about escalating chaos, journalism animations and ‘infinite canvas’ or horizontal scrolling. The full list of links we looked at can be found on our Facebook page, the direct link to that post is here.

Thank you to Loretta Hodos for capturing the great shots below! It will be spread far and wide tomorrow, but mark your calendars: our next event in Rotterdam is set for Tuesday, July 4th!

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.

Natali and Andrea announce the second annual Rotterdam GIF Festival. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Tess presents RoboMG (George Lambermont and Marta Krechlova). Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Inge de Voogt shares her inspiration. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Tjeerd Broere introduces the clip he finds inspiring. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Lots of heads. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

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Manifest countdown: Tjeerd Broere, aka mr. Feaver!

Last week we met animation duo RoboMG, and the week before that we met freelancer Inge de Voogt. Let’s meet our third and last show & tell-er for Tuesday, May 30th‘s animation discussion event (as usual at WORM, back in our ‘classic’ space at the top of the metal stairs).

 

Mr Feaver (aka Tjeerd) is an illustrator, animator and designer with a warm and charming take on the world. He is an expert colorist and his images are slightly nostalgic but ever fresh, his work has been recognized by a wide variety of clients. He also plays guitar and sings in his own band: Feaver, for which he’s created all the artwork and videos.
Check out Tjeerd’s video for this own band’s song ‘Train’ – lovely the texture going on here:

Feaver – “Train” Official Music Video from Feaver on Vimeo.

Watch Tjeerd put his skills to work for KPN/Spotify:

KPN Spotify – Songspots from Feaver on Vimeo.

And his reel which also includes some drawn and 3D animation:

Mr Feaver Showreel from Feaver on Vimeo.

And Tjeerd of course also does static illustrations for clients, including De Correspondent:

What animation does Tjeerd find inspiring? You’ll have to come to find out. Clue: it reminds me of Trajan’s Column in Rome.

See you Tuesday, May 30th, 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: RoboMG!

Last week we met illustrator and animator Inge de Voogt, who will be sharing an animation she finds inspiring at our next animation discussion event, Tuesday, May 30. Today, let’s meet animation duo RoboMG (aka. George Lambermont and Marta Krechlová):

“George and I both graduated from design academies where we studied graphic design. George here in Rotterdam (Willem de Kooning) and me in Amsterdam (Rietveld Academie).
We’ve always been interested in animation and motion graphics and included them in our projects during our studies. After graduation, George decided to focus on animation entirely. We met while working for Studio Dumbar in Rotterdam.
After completing a couple of projects together we decided to start RoboMG in April 2013. In RoboMG we focus on visual storytelling. Our goal with each project is to translate complex information into a clear, visually engaging and easy to share content.
We form the core of the studio but love to collaborate with freelance animators and illustrators. And we have a pet cat called ChiChi (specialised in doing absolutely nothing). So yes we also love cat videos!”

 

RoboMG do a lot of different stuff, but I especially like this simple 2D digital spot for a video blog:

15 Minutes on Air from RoboMG on Vimeo.

Here is a GIF from their animation for the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic:

And check out their beautiful reel below:

RoboMG Motion Reel 2015 from RoboMG on Vimeo.

RoboMG also do design and illustrations, like here, for a brewery:
 Also, doesn’t this beer make you want to come to Manifest? Come to see what RoboMG will share. I can tell you that they have some interesting ideas!

 

See you Tuesday, May 30th, 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: Inge de Voogt!

Our next animation discussion event will be on Tuesday, May 30 at WORM in Rotterdam (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). Let’s meet our first show & tell-er!

Inge de Voogt is a Rotterdam-based illustrator and designer. She focuses on telling stories and spreading knowledge in a visual way through illustration, design and animation. Her work is minimalistic, colourful and inspired by all things awesome. She recently graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She was named one of the most promising graduates of her year and her graduation project ‘Infographic Packaging and the Scanalot App’ won the Drempelprijs Commercial Practice in 2014.

Check out her reel below – she certainly has a way with shapes!

Inge also puts her design sensibilities towards a lot of illustration projects, including these fun ones below:

Graphics for the online collaborative production company HitRecord

Illustration made for the Bits of Freedom ‘Stop het hackvoorstel’ campaign.

What animation will Inge bring to share? You’ll have to come to find out. But I can tell you that it’s evocative of films like Minority Report and The Island, even though it’s totally different.

See you Tuesday, May 30th, 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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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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