Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Antboy books, written by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen and illustrated by me, have been transformed into a theater play for kids. I haven't seen the play yet, but I have bought my tickets for february the 12th.
I look foreward to see how the Louise Schouw Theater have turned a 12 year old wall crawling, ultra fast, super strong, acid peeing superhero into a characther in a theater play. The main part as Antboy is being played by wellknown actor Robert Hansen, and his rival in real life as well as in superhero life, Mark: one of the terror twins + supervillian Eghjorten(The Stag Beetle). Mark is played by wellknown actor Jens Andersen (Polle fra Snave).
The Antboy theater play will be traveling around the country, so everyone who has read the books throughout the country, will have a chance to see Antboy come alive on stage.
I can't wait to see how the characters I designed will look like in real life. Here are some shots from the play when they rehearsed: Pelle/Antboy and the Terror Twins Allan and Mark/Eghjorten
Sunday, January 8, 2012
After a lot of meetings with the client, where we talked while I sketched, we finally agreed upon the visual script for a 6 min. "hand drawn" film that explains what the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation is, and what they can do for/ how they can help with, making partnerships between the industry and the world of science a success.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I have done several of these RSA inspired films in 2011. It takes a lot of work to end up with a 5 min. film.
1. Before the first meeting I have recieved the storyline and have started to doodle symbols that can help telling the story. Then I have my first meeting with the client where I sketch and come up with visual ideas, while we talk and go over the story line.
2. End up with a sketch of the whole thing at the end of a meeting (normally takes a couple of meeting!) - a sketch that I can refine at home a send the client for aproval. Besides figuring out how to visualise the story line, I also have to figure out how I would like the camera to move.
3. Then I spend a long day in front of a white board with red and black markers. Me, the photographer, the producer and the client have to agree upon step 1, step 2 etc....and corrections and changes can be made before shooting with the camera.
4. Finally a lot of work is put into the postproduction ... it's not only adding sound and timing!!
.... and finally after hours and hours of work, it ends up with a little film, that can explain complicated stuff in a simple and exiting way.