From The Snow-Covered Hill: Teaser Trailer!

It’s here, at last! A teaser for our animated short film ‘From The Snow-Covered Hill’.

Painting Backgrounds for Animation 08: Floor Drain

There’s something about a drain that automatically feels cold. This shot is drawn in extreme perspective and with a diffuse lighting to convey a dramatic mood. It requires painting stone and metallic textures.

Filmposter Reveal Video

We’re excited to reveal the final poster for our short film ‘From the Snow-Covered Hill’ in this very special episode of ‘Painting Backgrounds for Animation’!

Painting Backgrounds for Animation 06: Kabukicho

A new ‘Painting Backgrounds for Animation’. This time we tried to film a more detailed background being entirely painted from above.

Dutch article on the Eindhovens Film Festival

Did you see the mention of our animated short ‘From the Snow-Covered Hill’ in this Eindhovens Dagblad article?

We had a blast at the festival, which featured many firsts for our little film: first film festival ticket, first program booklet appearance and first time being part of a red carpet for a movie theatre.

Painting Backgrounds for Animation 05: Spooky Trees

We designed these creepy looking trees for our short ‘From The Snow-Covered Hill’ to heighten the film’s visual identity and atmosphere, with the shapes referencing the spikes of a fence.

From The Snow-Covered Hill – Advance Screening

It was great to present an advance screening of ‘From The Snow-Covered Hill’ to an audience for the first time. The film really struck a chord with the crowd, who even demanded to see it a second time. Amazing to finally see and hear what moments speak to people. Thanks to the Eindhovens Film Festival for having us!

From The Snow-Covered Hill – Sound Design

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been travelling to Wiebe de Boer’s sound studio to record some talented kids and hear the mix for our animated short take shape. Finally having great audio which fits the visuals truly gives a fresh perspective on everything – almost like watching for the 1st time instead of the 500th. Hearing music composed to a story you’ve created is quite an experience too. Kinda intense. We’re really starting to feel the film the way it should!

Exciting announcement!?

’From The Snow-Covered Hill’ is getting a special preview at the Eindhovens Film Festival in Natlab door Plaza Futura.

On December 8, we’re showing an almost finished cut of our entire animated short to an audience… for the very first time! We will also reminisce about the way the short came to be, how the story evolved during the creation process and show behind the scenes material.

Join us, because we can’t wait to hear what you think!

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Painting Backgrounds for Animation 04: Noir Table

To create a Film Noir-ish look in our @dwddtv animation, we painted backgrounds using just black and white. In this style it’s especially fun to play with highlights of glassware.