European Animation Schools
European Animation Schools: Studio for Animation at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
A road-movie and psychedelic journey leading along sequential snippets, through an in-between world where the reality and fiction merge. It is an autobiographical memory, dream and fantasy that ends abruptly in the Academy of Fine Arts auditorium, which has turned into a steaming jungle populated by giant cats.
Music video for the Austrian band Dust Covered Carpet. Fabulous creatures are having a hard time to survive in a more and more poisoned world.
The chicken or the egg – this logical paradox has no start and thus no end.
Never Starting Story is an attempt to solve this causality dilemma and answer a metaphysical question about the first chicken or egg, at the same time evoking the questions of how life and the universe in general evolve.
Music video for the Viennese electronic duo KILO. The individual samples of the music are embodied by objects, paintings and drawings, which move according to the different rhythms.
A postmodern road movie. A digital worker is sitting and working in a post-modern skyscraper in the city. An everyday incident with his boss triggers a spiritual journey in him. In his visions he meets M. M., the universal muse.
Based on historical facts about the assassination of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat in 1793, two pieces of soap restage this event in a soap dish and create a new and more “theatrical” ending.
The River is a silent movie about a man who finishes his work on his book of life and then heads out towards utilisation.
A wing, an area and dissolved borders to the reality are waiting for the end of the night. In order to be able to come back again in the quiet daylight to the dreamless peace.
The viewer gets to see a nurse's typical long night shift in a hospital. The tone of the film is rather sombre.
Within one year 365 wooden miniatures were carved. 8 December 2010 – 7 December 2011. A short story but a long run.
The Ritual of Color is a timeless cinematic magic act, a brief essay about the illusion of colour in film. It is an experimental gag based on a combination of hand developed reverse film material and digital animation.
A music video for the Wladiferoff Brothers, combining rotoscoped dancers and live action film. The drawings of the dancers were developed in cooperation with the filmmaker’s 7-year-old daughter. The live action scenes are inspired by black&white jazz movies of the 1930s.
A music video for the song Birmingham by the Viennese band Starpilots. Animated ink drawings are inspired by movie-stills, which are also part of the animation. The animated sequence is blending in a live action one with faded drawings and stills.