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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 …

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The 5 Most Persuasive Words

I read an article about copy writing the other day. The author, Gregory Ciotti, stated that the 5 most persuasive words in English are: You Free Because Instantly New With persuasive the author means…WORDS THAT SELL. It is a nice article. Sure there is room for debate. Because I could think of other persuasive words that will or can change you behavior, for example: STOP  But mr. Ciotti makes some good points about the words he has chosen.  While it seams obvious, choosing the right words is important in communication. Posters and advertisements using …

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A monument for all Soccer Players

Today I came across this. Two balls were lying in the water. I was thinking of all the times me or one of my friends shot a soccer ball in the water. Most the times we used rocks to let the balls drift to the shore. The waves of the rocks would make the ball move. It was always tricky because you did not want to get wet. In the picture above I suspect there was an effort to get one ball with the other one. The best way was …

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Do not touch

I have worked for 8 years in the museum world, so I have seen a lot of museums and their art. I like museums, I like what they do, represent and what they try to achieve. But museum have their constraints in the way they present their art. Sometimes museum feel like a police state, with signs, rules and guards. The most important rule is ‘Don’t Touch’. When a museum object is touched it can degrade the quality and the lifespan of the object. But I really would like to …