Analyzing Film

I love watching films. All kind of films. Lucky me that I also work in the film business. So I get to see many films as part of my profession. There is not a single film, that does not inspire some creative part in me. I like to sketch scenes from films. They do give […]

Crocodile Sighting

After our latest move I was unpacking my office boxes. It always takes me some time to pack and upack my office and to get organized again. As you do as an animator, I have collected countless stacks of flip books, drawings, tutorials (not to mention the boxes of art supplies, animation paper and books, […]

a busy year

This year will be a particular interesting one for me. All in all 5 feature films I was lucky enough to be a part of are being released in the german theatres this year. Starting off with the magic house this past month. Its receiving very positive reviews and it was a great film to […]

Seasons Greetings 2013!Schöne Feiertage!

41st Annie Awards Nominations (storyboard)


The nominations for the 41st Annie Awards were published earlier this week. Congratulations to my very, very  talented colleagues for the nominations in story boarding!! Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production Steven MacLeod – The Croods
 – DreamWorks Animation Eric Favela – Despicable Me 2 – 
Universal Pictures Dean Kelly – Monsters University

Filmakademie Baden Wuerttemberg 2013

In the first week in November I was holding a compressed 2 day story-board workshop at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg. It has been my first time at the Akademie. First impressions count, right? I was very impressed. Thank you very much for inviting me and thanks to the attending students. I had a blast. […]

The Magic House (2013)Le Manoir Magique (2013)

a teaser from a production i worked on some time ago as a story artist for nwave pictures in brussels was just released. “le manoir magique” coming out later this year… it was a real pleasure working with all of my colleagues in belgium. really looking forward to seeing the final film eventually.a teaser from […]

40th annie awards (2013)40th annie awards (2013)

“The Annie Award is an American award for accomplishments in animation. The Annies have been presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood since 1972. Originally designed to celebrate lifetime or career contributions to animation in the fields of producing, directing, animation, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects, […]

happy holidays…frohe weihnachten…

We Need Storytelling….Wir brauchen “storytelling”…

Ang Lee

I am a great admirer of the visual storytelling of Ang Lee. The other day this quote “We need storytelling. otherwise, life just goes on and on, like the number Pi.” popped up on the interwebs. It struck a chord with me and I want to share it. Story not only is the heart and […]