June 2, 2014

wip - character designs



some character-designs i did for an advertising-agency in 5 days. *phu*

commercial - Rama "Helping Hands"



Great project where i was responsible for Previz-Modeling/Animation, additional rigging like secondary-controls for facials & body and animated the first 2 shots and all the rest from the pancakes-shot till the end. The other shots were done by Nadja Klews. Directed by Hans-Christoph Schultheiss. Thank you Sehsucht! YOU ROCK!

March 24, 2014

commercial - german television lottery



latest commercial i had the chance to work as character animator/mocap artist at Liga01 Computerfilm. I did 2 shots on this: the nurse-helping-grand-ma-shot and the playground-shot. It was a really great project, and a awesome team! thanks again!

March 14, 2014

"The Shagies"



a very short nonsense which took me way too long to finish it. the rigs are provided by animation mentor and i did the animation, yeti-fur-setup and with the HUGE help of my buddy Lukas rendered it out in VRay. hope you like it. it was fun!!!!

December 18, 2013

Epson commercial 2013



Very nice project i had the chance to participate. I did the 3D-design of the avatar, the rigging (custom rig with mocap-ability + various pipeline-scripts) and ofcourse the funpart: almost all of the character-animations! Thank you guys (especially Seb) for the great job!

November 4, 2013

recent feature movies i was working on


The Little Ghost - feature movie (2013)

Knight Rusty - feature movie (2013)











The Little Medic - upcoming feature movie (2014)

January 8, 2013

happy buccanerishly new 2013!


2012 is DONE! and it was a super awesome year for me. Finished work for 2 short-films, 1 feature movie and a lot of great and challenging small side-projects. 2013 will be a "pirate year" for me cos we are moving back to Hamburg and i am hardly working on my "Pirate Snotbeard"-script. In the meantime a old friend and one of my main favorite character-designers Michaela Wagner was doing some quick inspirationals and concepts. Especially Cpt Ma'am came out fantastic and i want to say "THANK YOU Michi! YOU ROCK!" again.









July 31, 2012

franksformers wip

A belated birthday present to myself ... a real TRANSFORMER YAY!!! I found this model and core-rig on creative crash and did ALOT of model-adjustments and added a completely new car-& biped-rig. Thanks to Sunjie for this amazing work he shared! The shots are kind of polished but there are still alot of bumps and jurks and there is still a long way to go for calling it "final". Anyways ... i hope you gonna have as much fun as i had doin this! TURN ON SOUND!

June 14, 2012

April 2, 2012

Dirty Olli in production!!! YAY!!!!



unbelievable ... my "Dirty Olli" shortfilm i'd been started 5 years ago, then realized that i'm way too slow and not skilled enough will be now produced. i've finished animation already and sound/music are being composed right now by a good friend of mine (tekky-music).

watch my old "nasty teaser" in the meantime ...

March 15, 2012

pirate-time!!!


a quick character-line-up i did for a new project "Bogey The Buccaneer" (working title) i'm working on right now.

March 9, 2012

Hyperspace Madness by Autodesk is out!


I did some game-animations from December till February last/this year for this great shooter game. Jason Taylor, owner of the Little Zoo Studio and a good buddy of mine was so kind to get me in. It was a great experience and congrats to whole team. You did awesome!!!

February 21, 2012

Tv-Pilot "FlatFrog" DONE! YAY!!!!

 

Finally!!! The FlatFrogs are ALIVE! We as InkyMind worked so damn hard for it and again, thank you Maghy for getting me in, thanks to Luca to make it happen and thanks to Dana, Rodrigo, Jonas, Willo and all the others for your amazing work! Crossing fingers we gonna make it to a series!

January 30, 2012

Iron-Man pitch 2011


... done by Animationsfabrik GmbH. I was animating this except the last 2 scenes. Was super fun! Thanks to Seb for getting me in!

November 21, 2011

first "FlatFrog" renderings


YAY!!! These are the first official renderings of "FlatFrog" a 6 min tv-pilot where i supervised animation, modeled and rigged all characters. It was such a great project and i had the pleasure having Dana Boadway (Animation-Mentor), Rodrigo Huerta (Dreamworks-animator) and Jonas Manke (awesome German anim-pro-buddy delyxe) in my team. Margherita Premuroso was directing, Luca da Rios was producing and William Lorenzetti did those amazing renderings. Can't wait to see and show the final!!!!

October 21, 2011

Iscream - Trailer 2010


Graduation-Short made by Cindy Fröhlich and my beloved lady Marie Jo. During that time we felt in love and i still do love you for your crazy thoughts and incredible creativity! Big respect for your great work!

September 30, 2011

September 27, 2011

cintiq doodles

September 8, 2011

"Four" by Margherita Promuroso



Oh boy ... it's been ages that i have posted something. But i was too busy with life. So sorry for this but look at this shortfilm i worked on with and met Margherita Promuroso. She's an incredible artist and even more such a great person that it was a pure pleaure the whole way down the road till finishing this baby. We are aware of the fact that we could have polished and pushed things even more but that's what you get out of such small projects "experience"! Anyways ... i translated the 2D-design into 3D, rigged the character, animated the first half till he rests on top of the tree and the end when he jumps back into the cave (my good buddy Emanuel Amler was doin the rest). Have fun watching!

November 7, 2010

doodles

wacom / photoshop



pencil / photoshop



pencil / photoshop

November 3, 2010

June 6, 2010

portfolio

(click on the image to watch my reel)


May 22, 2010

superFreak - update - final render

there we go with the "final" ... really quick and dirty rendered and alot of things i could tweak forever. i'm still not satisfied with leading the eye by the individual actions. too busy overall. but i had learned alot from it ... anyways ... thanks so much for all the critique and comments!!!

May 16, 2010

superFreak - update - second spline


little update on my superFreak-shot ... it's the second spline pass and i start loosing the eye a bit so comments and critique are really appreciated! Thanks alot!

May 14, 2010

ISCREAM - Teaser Trailer

(click image for watching)

Check this out folks!!! That's the graduation-short-film from my beloved girlfriend Marie-Jo and the incredible Cindy Fröhlich. I love it so much, because it's full of great traditional hand-drawn animations, surrounded by shocking backgrounds and accoustic awesomeness by Clemens Endreß! Get you a drink, a cozy chair and lean back for ... ISCREAM!!!

May 1, 2010

"Dirty Olli" - concepts


that's the very first concept i did for my new short-film "Dirty Olli" (that hopefully get produced by TRIKK17






a light-mood-concept based on my 3D-design and coloured with photoshop.

superFreak


"final" blocking of a multi-character shot of mine. if you like to please leave me critiques! thank you and have fun!

some updated and new animations (click the picture for watching)

"how deep is your ..."

That's my current very short film. All the pigeons, the set-buildings and props (except the car and the man-character, which are one of my designs and rigs) are designed, modeled and rigged by Adrian Walt and Ringo Klapschinsky (some of my former students) Great job and thank you very much for permission to use them. I have animated the shot in 8 weeks and finished the whole short in 12 weeks. What a run but it was so much fun!



"Dirty Olli"

It's a test-render-scene for my current project "Dirty Olli". This shot is part of a teaser-trailer. Design. modeling, rigging, animation and rendering are done by me.



"Psycho"

It's been done in 3 days as a test-animation for more subtle acting. For this i've used the AnimationMentor-rig Bishop.



"Tobsen"

Re-rendered and polished again. Design. modeling, rigging, animation and rendering are done by me.



"Stuiseppe"


My old body-mechanis-shot for Animation-Mentor. I re-polished the whole shot and added the arms. For this i've used the AnimationMentor-rig Stuwie.



"Don Quichote"

My old push-pull-excercise from Term 2 at Animation-Mentor ... just rendered. For this i've used the AnimationMentor-rig Stuwie.



February 8, 2010

finally graduated ... yay!!!!


now it's official! Dr. anim. Fränk Spalteholz! Waaahhoooooooooo ... thank you so much AnimationMentor and all the awesome people i had the huge pleasure to met and learn from