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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.

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Fun with Escher

I am an Escher fan since my childhood. I visited the Escher museum recently and there are all kinds of ‘impossible’ figures/objects. I made one myself and I think I will try to make more. It is fun to do.

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Life is pointless

A small booklet about life, inspired by my meditation practice and life. On a website someone said that life is pointless. I agree but I am not a cynic and I love life. Life has no point and that is what sets you free. Life is the experience, the experience is life. Large Screen and size or click here for a pdf.

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Zen Posters

I meditate on and off for about 10 years now. The last 3 years almost daily with an occasional break when I am on vacation. Meditation keeps me more focused, calm, open minded and more in tune with my own emotions and needs. I am not into any specific tradition but most literature I have read are from Zen masters. While I like the books, I am not so keen on traditions and rituals. For me it is more a meditation ‘workout’ without all the tea ceremonies, chanting and other …