In order to achieve this, Bold Faces collected a whole lot of stuff and started to animate it stop-motion wise. The result was a very nice little film with a twist at the end. See the "behind the scenes film" here, and go to our work page to view the final TVC.
This time they wondered if we would be interested in participating in a major event on Times Square in New York. The client was Greenworld.org that is on a mission to help planting trees all over the world, and having people donate to achieve this. This was something that we found quite natural to warm to, and the assignment went to the team of Boris & David, who are used to working together and producing visually exciting material in a very short time. It proved to be a very good choice and all involved worked very hard to achieve this.
- This project was a great example of teams around the globe collaborating for a greater good. We had 12 different sized jumbo screens in Times Square, each broadcasting our film, which encouraged participants to text in a donation to plant trees. We also had another screen that counted the number of trees planted with a digital tree that grew in real time. It all came together with the help of creative and technical teams in 6 cities, from Bangalore to Stockholm. It went off without a hitch; a truly global effort to help re-plant the world's diminishing forest. -John Davis
This was a quote from the Creative Director at the agency David & Goliath showing his gratitude to all the people that were involved in this truly global and magnificent project. We were very happy to be part of this achievement.
We are very proud to have been selected as sole contributor of all the graphic effects for the upcoming Vasa documentary, directed by renowned Swedish filmmaker Anders Wahlgren.
The documentary, which is being produced for Swedish television company SVT, will air around Christmas time 2011, and will by then have been in production for around 2 years.
FilmTecknarna and director Boris Nawratil was called upon to recreate the environment and the actual Vasa ship, that sank on its maiden voyage on the 10th of August 1628. A vast amount of research has gone into recreating the world of Stockholm and its inhabitants in 1628. For FilmTecknarna, otherwise most known for their narrative design and work with short films and TV-series, this is the start of a new line of production.
- Making visual effects is nothing new to us, states director and head designer Boris Nawratil. The difference here is the amount of work that has to be produced over a relatively short time. The team working on this really has their work cut out for them, but they are fantastic in their approach to this, and show a great enthusiasm for this project.
The team has spent much time getting all the details right for the ship, but also for the settings of Stockholm in 1628. The research has included several trips to the Vasa museum, where the remains of the ship are on display, as they have been more or less since the ship was taken from the water 50 years ago. At that time, the ship had spent 333 years on the bottom of the sea.
Time for a new update. We have some very exciting news this time.
First we would like to take the opportunity to brag a bit - in January we received yet another Guldbagge for Best Short Film of 2010 at the recently held Swedish Guldbaggegala. This is the major award show in Sweden every year. This time it was Jonas Odell's short film Tussilago that won the prestigious award.
In addition to this we have just signed a very talented director from Brazil. His name is Marcelo Garcia and he works out of his studio called Molho in Sao Paulo. Please have a look at our website for some of his amazing work.
Finally we also have a new TVC that is being shown all around the world. The spot is for a newspaper called Metro. The directors are Boris Nawratil, Jonas Dahlbeck and David Nord. The assignment came through the Swedish agency Draft FCB.
Jonas Odell’s newest short film ”Tussilago” has been nominated to compete at Sundance in the category ”International Short Films”. The film is an animated documentary about a terrorist affair in Stockholm in the 1970’s. ”Tussilago” premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival 2010 and had its international premiere in Berlin Film Festival 2010. This marks Odell’s second Sundance nomination, his 2009 film “Lies” winning in that year’s Best International Short Film category.
31 March 1977 the West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested in Stockholm suspected of having planned to kidnap Swedish politician Anna-Greta Leijon. During the days following a number of people were arrested. One of them was Kröcher's ex-girlfriend ”A”. The film tells her story, a personal story told through a mix of live action, animation and interviews.
FILMTECKNARNA’S STIG BERGQVIST AND JONAS DAHLBECK DIRECT LIVE ACTION ANIMATED SPOT PROMOTING SWEDISH HORSE RACING
Collaborating in their Stockholm office Stig Bergqvist and Jonas Dahlbeck recently completed a 30 second commercial promoting ATG, the popular Swedish horse racing circuit. The directors wrote, directed, shot, animated and edited the spot.
The commercial features a jockey and his mount on vacation with the horse pulling a small trailer tipped by the jockey into a campground. There the duo play volleyball, barbecue and watch TV. The nimble horse nearly outplays the jockey in their volleyball game. To achieve this seemingly impossible feat, the directors used a CGI animated horse and ball - then shot the live action on HD video.
Stig notes, "We wanted to tell a story with fun little scenes featuring the friendship between the Jockey and his horse and show that even while away on holiday however, they enthusiastically keep up on what's going on at the races." He also adds, "..the spot conveys a nice, quiet kind of warmth and humor. We're also pleased that in a CGI-heavy spot, the overall effect was seamless. Quite understated."
For more info visit www.filmtecknarna.com.
David Nord and Boris Nawratil of FilmTecknarna recently directed a new spot for TV4, a Swedish television network that offers a variety of news, sports, entertainment shows, and feature films. The spot employs a combination of live action and animation to create a fantastical, cinematic world in which characters from various film genres emerge from their respective filmstrips as the camera passes them.
David and Boris' creative vision was to give the spot a visual flow that tied together TV4’s wide selection of programming. From a technical standpoint, the spot was filmed using a giant trampoline in a greenscreen studio. After live action was shot with solely circus performers, stunts, and athletic gymnasts, the spot entered a heavy CGI phase during which the FilmTecknarna team created the unique animated world. Describing the process of creating the audio, David says "Working with the musicians was rewarding. We started with a typical, commercially-safe sound but through collaboration came out with something more sonically striking."
Commenting on the spot’s originality, David describes the project as “bold and personal, especially for a TV channel identity,” while he says the shoot itself was “A happy experience for everyone involved, like a day at the daycare!"
For more information on FilmTecknarna, please visit www.filmtecknarna.se
Bungalow’s versatile skill-set includes live action, still photography, illustration and animation – which they frequently combine in unique and unexpected ways. Bungalow’s design-driven work includes a spot for Audi, which fuses graphic illustrations of nature and live cinematography with animation. Another recent Bungalow project for MTV Canada spot features three aspiring teenage graffiti artists spraying a wall with black paint, that erupts into a towering animated ominous creature.
FILMTECKNARNA DIRECTOR JESSICA LAURÉN DIRECTS NEW FEATURE FILM AND TV-SERIES BASED ON THE POPULAR WHO? CHILDRENS’ BOOKS
View the trailer here or http://www.filmtecknarna.se/directors/work/?director=10#/183
This feature was made through a close collaboration between FilmTecknarna producer Linda Hambäck, FilmTecknarna director Jessica Laurén and the author and illustrator, Stina Wirsén. The family-friendly, endearing stories portray exquisitely drawn, expressive animal characters going on adventures.