Monday, January 5, 2015

New office and working on a TV series

I'm very happy to tell you that I'm currently working on a TV-series called "Woezel en Pip" (Or "Woolly and Pip" in English) untill somewhere in March or April 2015. It's a pre-school animation series animated in Anime Studio Pro (digital cut-out technique). 
It's great to be part of such an amazing team of animators here in the heart of Utrecht. Some are old colleague's from Trippel Trappel, some are freshly graduated and some have been in the business for a while. The series is very well known in the Netherlands, but is also being sold to England, Germany and Japan (amongst others).

 

And before I started this project, I've been doing a lot of smaller projects including character animation for Joost Lieuwma's new film called "Paniek" which is promising to be a very cool short film. Keep your eyes open at animation festivals, I'm sure it will be in the official selection of multiple festivals!



I also decided to invest in a studio/office space, so I won't have to work at home anymore. So last October I moved my desk to a place called "De Animatietuin" (Animation Garden) in Utrecht. It's a very nice spot which I rent with 7 other dutch animators/motion designers.


Untill next time!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Insurance Infographic

I did an infographic last June about insurances for freelancers (I can not name the company unfortunately). Below are some stills of the 2 minute film. I did it all by myself from start to finish and animated it frame-by-frame mostly. I'm very glad with the results, but unfortunately I'm not allowed to put it online, because they bought an exclusive License. However I will probably put some shots of this film in my next showreel (I'm allowed to do that luckily). 







Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Super Short

I've been brushing up my Anime Studio Pro skills and made some short animation tests. I liked this one so much that I decided to make a super short film out of it. I might make more of these super short films in my spare time sometime.

Super Short from Tom Mourik on Vimeo.

"Hoera!geld!" means "Hooray! Money" in Dutch, in case you were wondering.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Trippel Trappel Teaser

The first teaser of Trippel Trappel is now online and guess what? I animated the first shot of the teaser!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sketches

Some sketches I did in my free time



Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bad Days Season 3

Huzzah! The first episode of 'Bad Days' season three is now online. Every 2 weeks ,on saturdays, there will be a new episode online on the CineFix youtube channel. In the week inbetween you get an exclusive directors audio commentary on the last episode, by my current employers and co-animators Junaid and Davor. I think we took Bad Days to the next level with this season, especially the animation is of better quality. Anyway, enjoy and stay tuned!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Character Designs for 'Haring' (Pathé Ultrakort short film)

Last week I made these character designs for the upcoming short 'Haring' by Rotterdam based studio Klomp! 'Haring' is a short film that will be screened before a blockbuster in dutch Pathé cinema's this summer/autumn. It's about a slick guy who's hungry just before his date. He decides to eat a fish sandwich, which turn's out to be a very bad choice.