Here are some impressions of how the character ‘Björn’ from ’Trolltag’ came to life. Sandra Brandstätter made the design, Klaus Morschheuser created the clay-model and Christian Höhn took care of the shading.
Thanks to the whole team for working with us on the film.
Our shortfilm “Princess & Dragon”, directed by Jakob Schuh and Bin-Han To is currently nominated for the “Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis” (~best German short 2012). We’re very happy and would like to use the opportunity to once again thank the wonderful french/bavarian team on this one: Best of luck at the awards next monday.
(above: modelsheet “prince” j.schuh)
“Toto House”, our latest, designed and directed by Uwe Heidschoetter can now also be seen in its entirety in the “work” section of our website. Above are some few of the endless poses Uwe drew as preparation for the animators. (click to enlarge)
Throughout the production of “The Gruffalo” we felt very lucky to be able to approach both Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the book’s author and its illustrator, for their advice. Early on, Axel graciously supplied us with a series of beautiful drawings of the film’s then potential sidecharacters, many of which -to our fault- didn’t make it into the film. One though, the toad, became a much beloved cast member to us (see him in action here). Top: Initial design for the toad by Axel Scheffler. Below: Modelsheet by Max Lang. Bottom: Final model by Wolfram Kampffmeyer and Felix Schaller.
Watch “The Gruffalo” on Dec. 24th, 10.40 am on ZDF and on Dec 25th, 04.30 pm on the BBC.