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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: Gino Imagino!

After a short summer break we will be back at WORM in Rotterdam in two weeks time, on Tuesday, August 29th! Come on down for a FREE event where you will hear from three interesting people, watch some animation you may not have seen before, and get the chance to share your opinion. Our first show & tell-er is a lucky grab – he lives in Ecuador and only happens to be in Rotterdam for two months!

Gino Imagino is an animator, writer and director from Ecuador.  With almost nine years of experience in the world of animation he has worked on publicity spots, videogames, TV series and movies.

Still from Mr. Bluefooted Booby by Gino Imagino

 His short film MR BLUE FOOTED BOOBY  has been screened in almost 20 countries, and in the most prestigious animation festivals such as Annecy, Hiroshima, and KLIK! in Amsterdam.

The film won prizes in Italy, Portugal, Chile and Ecuador and is now online (as a Vimeo Staff Pick no less!):

MR BLUE FOOTED BOOBY from IMAGINO TV on Vimeo.

In 2017 his TV series project, RAMPAMDAM, was selected from 172 projects out of the whole of Latin America as the only winner in a contest created by Cartoon Network and Anima Studio. Now he is working on the teaser for the project which will be available in September. 

 To see more of his work you can visit   WWW.GINOIMAGINO.COM

What will Gino bring to share? I can tell you that it is a 3D CG animated short film, but with a definite ‘classic’ animation inspiration.

See you Tuesday, August 29th, at 20:00, at WORM! Here is the Facebook event, the WORM listing and it will soon be up on WeOwnRotterdam. 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!

Announcing Manifest: August 29th!

We will be taking a wee little summer break and will gladly see you back at WORM for our August Manifest on Tuesday the 29th.

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 July Manifest!

On Tuesday we had another super cool night, with especially animated (get it?) discussion and thought-provoking clips, brought to you by animator/illustrator Bob Thiele who started us off strong talking about animated title sequences, motion designer Suzon Hauchard who took us down the hallucinatory rabbit hole and animator/artist Bart Kalkman who introduced us to the most psychological anime ever. 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 our photos! The next event is not set yet, but will probably be in the last week of August. Stay tuned for the exact date!

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.

Tess introduces Bob Thiele. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Looking at Dumbo with Suzon Hauchard. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Tess introduces Suzon Hauchard. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

This anime clip just blew our minds… Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Bart Kalkman watches the crowd go wild. Photo by Loretta Hodos.

Manifest countdown: Bart Kalkman!

Our next animation discussion event is this coming Tuesday, July 4 at WORM in Rotterdam (again back in our ‘original’ space, at the top of the metal stairs – enter at Wunderbar and walk through the bar to the right). Two weeks ago we met motion designer Suzon Hauchard, and earlier this week we met illustrator and animator Bob Thiele. Let’s meet our last show & tell-er!

Bart Kalkman is a multidisciplinary artist from Rotterdam. He’s an animator, composer of film music, sound designer, graphic designer, writer and from time to time he likes to make drawings.

He is 29 years old and lives in Rotterdam. He has his own company (Muishond Audiovisual Experiences) and plays bass in a band (Cusack). 

He studied Audiovisual Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, from which he graduated in 2013 with his short experimental part live-action, part animation science fiction space musical (trailer below):

In the past years Bart has done a lot of different projects – animated music videos, recorded sound on the set of a long documentary, created the score for a short film and a bunch of other stuff.

Lately Bart has found a renewed love for pixelanimation (not to be confused with pixilation), which led him to his latest project, making a short animation (of about 10 seconds) each week, like the one below (more on his Instagram):

 


Also he has made a short (5 min) animation called “Struggle”, a very personal work. Even though it’s not yet finished (he’s still working on sound design and music), it was screened throughout the month of June in the windows of the ‘LantarenVenster’ cinema in Rotterdam (a teaser from the film below):

One of Bart Kalkman’s abstract drawings

What animation does Bart find inspiring? 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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Manifest countdown: Bob Thiele!

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). Last week we met motion designer Suzon Hauchard, now let’s meet our second show & tell-er:

Bob Thiele (1985) is an illustrator and animator from the Netherlands.

Since graduating from the Willem de Kooning art academy in 2011, he has put his passion for drawing into illustrations, cartoons and comics.

“Since childhood I have always been fascinated by pop culture and the way a powerful image can spark the imagination and tell a story. Whether that’s in narrative storytelling through cinematography and art direction, or interesting design choices in character and visual design.

I’m always inspired by images that can convey character and atmosphere without necessarily having a clear narrative.”

Wonder Woman as interpreted by Bob.

Kitty Pryde from the X-Men by Bob.

Animals from the 90s by Bob.

What animation will Bob bring to share? You’ll have to come to find out! But I can tell you that the clips Bob will bring reference familiar stories and talk about successful world-building.

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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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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