JUNKYARD by Hisko Hulsing

Let’s start this year blog post with a great fascinating short, Junkyard, beautifully written and directed by Hisko Hulsing.

Junkyard by Hisko Hulsing

Junkyard by Hisko Hulsing

A man is robbed and stabbed on a metro train. As he lays dying, a friendship from his youth flashes before his eyes.

Technique : Oilpaint on canvas, 2D animation, 3D animation
Written and Directed by Hisko Hulsing
Produced by Chris Mouw, Michiel Snijders, Arnoud Rijken, Willem Thijssen, Hisko Hulsing
2D Animation : Hisko Hulsing, Stefan Vermeulen
3D Animation : Polder Animation
Oilpaintings : Hisko Hulsing
Sound : Bob Kommer Studios
Coloring : Marc Schopman
Music : Hisko Hulsing
Casting : Rose Wicksteed

For full creditlist and other information concerning Junkyard please visit:

This film was made with financial support of the Netherlands Filmfund, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and the Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunsten

Illuster’s Vimeo Channel: http://vimeo.com/illuster
Hisko’s Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/user10258855


Noclip by Eva Figueroa López

A beautiful piece of 2d animation from Eva Figueroa López in her fake trailer NOCLIP.

Noclip by Eva Figueroa López

“Noclip” is a fake trailer, for a movie that, for now, is not going to be made, about the incredible power of its characters to defy the physics of the world they live in, almost as if they were cheating a videogame. With this project, I wanted to both experiment with the concept and improve my animation skills. Hope you all enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed working on it!


The project was done entirely in Flash, and edited in Premiere.
Music: Sad Robot, by Pornophonique —> pornophonique.de/

Check out more about the artist at her…

Blog: http://callegaviota.blogspot.com
Behance: http://be.net/eva_figueroa
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user11019416


BZZ (2000) & Dji vou veu volti (2007) by Benoit Feroumont

Recently, Benoit Feroumont, a Belgium based animator made his two short films, BZZ from 2000 and Dji vou ven volti from 2007, online on Vimeo. He is well-known for his work in films such as The Triplets of Belleville (Lead Animator) & The Secret of Kells (Animation Supervisor).

Benoit Feroumont


BZZ (2000)

Details: http://bferoumont.blogspot.com/2013/12/bzz.html


Dji vou ven volti (2007)

Details: http://bferoumont.blogspot.com/2013/12/dji-vou-veu-volti_2.html


To view more of Benoit Feroumont, check out the links below:

Wiki: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beno%C3%AEt_Feroumont
Website: http://www.bferoumont.be/
Blog: http://bferoumont.blogspot.com
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user8529793


StoryMOOC Week #8 – Thank You (Auf Wiedersehen)

Last week at StoryMOOC aka The Future of Storytelling is a special one, with a special assignment and some great interesting news.

The Future of Storytelling

The Future of Storytelling

First I like to thank the StoryMOOC Team:  #storymooc

Prof. Winfried Gerling
Prof. Constanze Langer
Christina Maria Schollerer @crossmedienne
Julian van Dieken @julianvandieken
Bernadette Klausberger
Jannes Schwentuchowski
Alexandra Schulz

And all the guest lecturers.

Rebecca Ahlen, Dr. Mark Butler, Prof. Dr. Jan Distelmeyer, Des Doyle, Cornelia Funke, Maria Grau Stenzel, Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Hobohm, Patrick Möller, Robert Pratten, Grit Schuster, Michael Straeubig, Mark Wachholz

Thank you, it was an awesome journey.

Check out StoryMOOC world over participants map: https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=695139


A new development from StoryMOOC Team from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam on iversity website:

For everyone who has signed up before December 20th, all the course materials will stay available on Iversity for at least a YEAR. (So if you still want to catch up on the lessons, quizzes and creative tasks, don’t worry, and don’t hesitate!)


All the lessons will also go up on Aunt Renie’s channel, and don’t forget that Youtube enables the implementation of subtitles – so if you want to add some in your language (using Amara, perhaps), please go for it!


Alexandra Schulz

It’s a great opportunity, so remember the date December 20th and get yourself enrolled :)


There was a special post posted in Google + by one of the community member Maureen Maher, where we are trying to compile all the Aunt Renie adventures.
Or direct link #AuntRenie – Aunt Renie’s World Tour

And lastly a list of all the assignments I have done in these seven weeks:

Creative Task of the Week #7 – Meet Aunt Renie
Creative Task of the Week #6 – Location Based Story
Creative Task of the Week #5 – Digital Games
Creative Task of the Week #4 – Inspiration
Creative Task of the Week #3 – Fictional Character
Creative Task of the Week #2 – Character Profile
Creative Task of the Week #1 – Dogville

Thank you once again #StoryMOOC and do remember to enroll #mooc to “The Future Of Storytelling” on @iversity by 20th December 2013


Creative Task of the Week #7 – Meet Aunt Renie (StoryMOOC)

This week at iversity.org, The Future of Storytelling aka StoryMOOC is about Aunt Renie, little, elderly lady, who’s always enjoyed lots of company.


Help Renie travel the world:


Write, draw, compose, film, design Aunt Renie little adventure in your neighbourhood. Tell a day in her life in your hometown, write down a recipe she has collected, or paint the contents of her suitcase.


You are absolutely free in regard to what medium or format you use to tell your story. Just make it about Aunt Renie and her adventures.

Meet Aunt Renie

For Aunt Renie, language is not a bearer as she is multilingual. Nevertheless, here is one of the page from her recent entry from her diary which written in German and translated to English for English audience. Thanks Aunt Renie for sharing that.

Renie is a little, elderly lady, who’s always enjoyed lots of company. When her best friend dies, she decides to not be sad but instead use the time left to travel the world and explore as many new countries and cultures as she can.

sketch of Aunt Renie provided by her

Sketch of Aunt Renie

Dearest Dairy,

I wake up with a pondering heavy rainfall and my new companion climbing all over me who I fell in love with on first sight when I arrived. I don’t want to leave her behind, so I tag her along with me.

By the time we went off, the rain had stopped. We traveled some streets and found ChocoMuseo, a chocolate museum. It was a jackpot. Me entering the world of chocolates again, hahaha, last time I faint in Brussels, Belgium for eating too many. I did resist more this time.

Later in the evening I decided to went for La Mar restaurant, where I had a nice meal with a great wine. I invaded the young couple who were on the next table. I think they were on their first date. But guess what, I spend three hours with them, talking, laughing, sharing stories, what a wonderful people.

Next I went for cultural show Folklore Nights where I’d chance of showing off, and this time to Peruvians with my newly learnt Russian Kalinka Dance. I can see their faces, it was a priceless moment. Folklore Nights was an interesting and colourful show. The energy was great and a lot of dance varieties from different regions of Peru. They didn’t allow me to get my cat in, but I had my way, hehehe. I did have problems in getting the cab though, but I met some nice kind couple, who arranged it for me.

The driver was nice, telling about his daughter who just started walking and how much he enjoys going to Marcahuasi for a family hiking. He drop me off and I was back to my comfy hotel room for one more night.

It’s 2am now as I’m writing, me and my cat are hungry. We will just eat some brownie and have a hot coco and will go to bed.

Another great and last adventurous day in Lima, Peru. Next destination Cusco :)

Aunt Renie


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