Past, present, future
I’m a freelance visual effects artist. I live in the southernmost part of the Netherlands, close to both the German and Belgian border. This is also the place where I grew up. I studied film in Belgium and later on worked as a cameraman / graphics designer. Still feeling the need to learn I decided to apply for the Dutch filmacademy in Amsterdam. Upon my graduation I worked for HecticElectric in Amsterdam as a VFX artist. To try something new I started my own company together with a friend of mine. Framelab was created. Three years later my two beautiful children were born. We decided to go back to my roots and moved back to Limburg. Currently I work on some personal projects. However, I am also available for freelance work. Feel free to contact me.
Mitsubishi Space Star commercial
Stromae – ta fête
Check out my showreel under “my work”. You can get a short impression of some of my work. You can also find it on vimeo.
3d animation is everywhere you look nowadays. From simple user interfaces to complex character animation in feature films. 3d gives you total freedom and makes the impossible possible.
My first contact with 3d animation was on an amiga 1200 computer with lightwave installed. Later on I moved to autodesk maya. The flexibility and performance makes this package the most used software in high-end postproduction companies.
As a generalist I have a broad experience with 3d computergraphics including modeling, shading, lighting, rendering, dynamics and animation.
Wikipedia says this about compositing:
“Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Live-action shooting for compositing is variously called “blue screen,” “green screen,” “chroma key,” and other names. Today, most, though not all, compositing is achieved through digital image manipulation. Pre-digital compositing techniques, however, go back as far as the trick films of Georges Méliès in the late 19th century; and some are still in use.”
A quick explanation of compositing that I like is “photoshopping at 25 frames per second” (or 24 of course in case of film). I started compositing using Adobe Aftereffects and later on moved to node based compositing using Eyeon Fusion. Currently I am in the process of studying Nuke from The Foundry. I am familiar with using tracking data, various renderlayer/renderpasses and chromakeying within compositing software among other skills.
Match moving is primarily used to track the movement of a camera through a shot so that an identical virtual camera move can be reproduced in a 3D animation or compositing program. When new (animated) elements are composited back into the original live-action shot, they will appear in perfectly-matched perspective and therefore appear seamless.
Besides from reproducing camera movement tracking software can also be used to reproduce object movement making it the ideal tool for replacing or enhancing elements within a shot.
I have extensive on set experience with optimising shots for 3d tracking. Pftrack is my package of choice because of the intuitive user interface, good results and the option to motiontrack objects although I do have some experience with other software (syntheyes, boujou).
The term is pretty self explanatory. Motion graphics are graphics that use video and/or animation technology to create the illusion of motion or a transforming appearance. These motion graphics are usually combined with audio for use in multimedia projects. Common uses of motion graphics are logo/title animation and infographics.
Most of the time motion graphics don’t need to be photoreal. This gives you a lot of design freedom to incorperate a mood or emotion.
A good supervision from preproduction, production to postproduction can make the difference between failure or succes. Knowing how to get optimal results before doing principal shooting can save a lot of time and money. Should we build this piece on set or can it be done digitally? Should we shoot on location or can we fake it in a studio? How long does it all take? What’s the budget?
When shooting VFX shots its essential to have a VFX supervisor on set. He has the technical knowhow and can direct the photograpy in a way that there are no or less surprises afterwards in postproduction.
During postproduction the VFX supervisor manages all the assets, looks after the schedule and budget. Together with the director shots are reviewed and finalized.
I did set supervision for this commercial and worked on the motion tracking of several shots. Postproduction company was Nozon in Brussels.preview
Mitsubishi Space Star
Created the visuals for this commercial. The car is a 3d model. Worked on the shading, animation, lighting, rendering and compositing. Production company: De Franse Kamer + Borishpreview
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV website
Created a 3d turntable for the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV website. Created shaders and lighting and remodeled an existing 3d model. Rendering done with Redshift.preview
Lexus – RX
Did the motiontracking of the camera and car for this commercial. The car was a bit tricky because of the reflective surface. Postproduction company was Nozon in Brussels.preview
Ned 3 promo
Worked on this video with a team of approximetaly 8 people. Did all of the motion tracking and on set tracking supervision. Some modeling and animation. Face-off effect with Ncloth.preview
Albert Heijn – Hamsterbingo
I did all of the motiontracking for this commercial. Postproduction company was Nozon in Brussels.preview
Lotto – Bateau
I did all of the motiontracking for this commercial. A bit tricky with the zoomlenses that were used. Postproduction company was Nozon in Brussels.preview
Vredestein – Ultrac Cento
Did the colorgrading and some simple motion graphics for this promotional video.preview
Eneco – Baboe
Commercial for energy company. Did all the tracking. Developed the close up look of the growing plants. Did a few shots using paintfx.preview
Davitamon Vitz – Apple
Commercial for Davitamon Vitamin chewing gum. Did the 3d part and tracking.preview
Made the door sequence at the ending of this commercial.preview
Added smoke in kitchen and fireworks/smoke in stadium. Made the door sequence at the ending.preview
Russian commercial for the Audi A4. Did some 3d modeling/shading/rendering and tracking for this one.preview
Davitamon Vitz- Pear
Commercial for Davitamon Vitamin chewing gum. Did the 3d part and tracking.preview
LVQR – Kiekeboe
La vache qui rit commercial. Did the on set vfx supervision. Did some tracking, modeling, rigging, animation, rendering and compositing.preview
Essent – dynamo
I modeled and shaded the dynamo. Helped with the look development of the earth.preview
Did the motiontracking for all shots. Remodeled the set for lighting and reflection purposes.preview
Graduation film for the Dutch filmacademy. With a team of 5 people we created all of the visuals in this film. Did some tracking, modeling, shading, lighting, rendering and compositing.preview
Seven of Daran
The Battle of Pareo rock. Feature film. Did some tracking, particle-effects and minor other things.Movie site
The trees that whisper. I colorgraded this musicvideo.preview
Yes R ft Ali B “Wie ben jij”
Music video for Dutch artist Yes-R and Ali-B. Co-developed and co-produced this video. One month of postproduction with two people.preview
Dana Petroleum – “De Ruyter” Platform
I've made some animations and stills of an oil production platform in the North Sea for a safety instruction for Dana Petroleum. I did all the 3d and compositing.preview
TRW – Cotec brakediscs
I've animated the camera and car, did some modeling for the brakediscs and worked on the lighting and shading. Postproduction company was Blanx in Cologne.preview
A combined effort with designer/animator Loes Vrielink. Did all of the 3d animation, rendering and compositingpreview
TNO – innovation for life
Corporate video for independent research organisation.preview
These are pieces of an animation for Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management). I did some modeling, shading, rendering and animation for this one.preview
Lift – show store
3d Animation showing the usage of a mobile presentation stand.preview
Winner of the "golden Heron" in the category "commisioned film". Made the floating screen animations for this video (example at 0:48).preview