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Balloon

A balloon has an organic shape. It has round voluptuous shapes. Air wants to escape and is confined by the foil, the air presses on the inside and create the shape of the balloon. I wanted to do something with a balloon because it has a certain mystique. Mysticism means contact with a higher power. A balloon wants to go to heaven, escape from earthly. It has a shape, but actually only consists of air. When the air is out, the shape has disappeared. The air mixes again with the …

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Rainbow Neon

I┬álove neon. Neon light fascinates me. I have a Pinterest page where I collect the most beautiful Neons. This time I wanted to make a combination of Neon and the colors of the rainbow. It looks rather trippy. In addition, the separate visual is also very successful. I now have it as a wallpaper on my computer and the colors are flying around my ears. It also depends very much on whether you look from close or far. Sometimes the image makes my eyes turn around, sometimes it looks like …

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Running to Transform

Running to transform is a video that is made to combine the different techniques into one smooth animation. There are 10 transformations. The running movement is a so-called motion capture. This movement is bound to a character in a 3d environment. The character is, as it were, a puppet who faithfully follows the movements of the motion capture. I find the best transition from cartoonworld to paperworld. The music is also a composition of my own (thx Garagband!).  

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Paper World

Animation of a world in paper where a guy is moving around on stairs…Will he jump? Climbing Man in Paperworld from Dimitry van den Berg on Vimeo.

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Running Snowman

Experimenting with rigging and motion capture files. It looks like an abstract snowman who gives of yellowish snow… Running Abstract Snowman from Dimitry van den Berg on Vimeo.

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South Park Spoof Wisdom of the day

I am a big fan of South Park and I found a tutorial how to make a South Park animation. The tutorial is about 20 minutes but it took me 4-5 hours to make it. Eventually I pulled it off nicely. I see some details that could be better. Maybe next time. South Park spoof wisdom of the day from Dimitry van den Berg on Vimeo.

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Rembrandt in 3 Dimensions

Made this video of Rembrandt. It has a 3d effect that is used in all kinds of television programs around the world. It works with what is called a displacement map. This is a height map that you place over the 2d picture. You make that height map yourself with guessing what the heights are. In a face the nose is in front, eyes in the back etc. The picture then kind of wraps itself around the height map to get a 3d look. It is limited and it distorts …

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Earth Calling

I made these video to practice lighting and simulation/dynamics. It took me about 12 hours to make and about 10 hours to render. I had some real trouble with the breaking mug but after some feedback I received on a forum I tackled that as well. The most important things to pay attention too are: Lighting (a dusk like attic like lighting) Bouncing ball Breakage of the mug Interaction with dust, light and mug as the ball moves through the room. I wanted to be a small mini story about …

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Mediamarkt 100% Discount

I made this fake Mediamarkt commercial. I saw a commercial on the television last week and the Commercials of the Mediamarkt are always very loud and obnoxious. I thought I had enough skills to copy the look and feel of the Mediamarkt commercials. I think I pulled it of nicely (not 100% but 90%). I used my own voice, made the music with Garageband and animated it in 3d animation software. This is the commercial that inspired me.