Sunday, January 19, 2014

RotB - Nominated!



Very exciting times for the Broom crew!

Throughout  the last year Room on the Broom has won many fantastic prizes at festivals all over the world.

Now our film has been nominated for an Academy Award®, an Annie Award, an International Emmy Award and a British Animation Award!  Seeing everyone's hard work recognized in such an incredible way is just amazing!

Awards and nominations aside, I've always been proud of what we've achieved together. This is a very special film.  All around the world, it makes people happy every time they watch it.  Me included.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

RotB - Firtree

Here you can see how Klaus Morschheuser, Katja Moll and their fantastic set-building department worked their magic and used actual broom bristles to build the trees for Room on the Broom. The original designs were done by the brilliant Manu Arenas.













Room on the Broom  © Orange Eyes Limited 2012    Produced by Magic Light Pictures


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

RotB - Storyboard comparison - The Frog



I love frogs. They are probably my favourite animals next to newts.
The first part of this sequence was animated by our good friend and animation supervisor Tobias von Burkersroda, who already worked as lead animator on The Gruffalo. The second part was animated by Waldemar Fast, who I've been friends with since we met at the Filmakademie in Ludwigsburg in 2005. The end of the sequence, once they are back on the broom, was animated by Thomas Hinke, another old friend from Filmakademie and Gruffalo days. Each part of this sequence had its own challenges (my obsession with frogs being one of them), and I couldn't be happier with what they've done.

All three of them are incredibly talented, funny and great to work with!!!


Room on the Broom  © Orange Eyes Limited 2012    Produced by Magic Light Pictures

Thursday, November 7, 2013

RotB - Shortlisted

Hurray! Room on the Broom made it on to the short list for the Oscars. Congratulations to the entire broom-crew and many thanks to all our supporters. This is already an amazing achievement!

Room on the Broom  © Orange Eyes Limited 2012    Produced by Magic Light Pictures

Saturday, October 5, 2013

RotB - Frog expressions

Here are some frog expressions, that I did as a reference for animation and rigging. The brilliant Pascal Flörks, who created all the facial rigs for Room on the Broom, exceeded all of our expectations by far! 










































Room on the Broom  © Orange Eyes Limited 2012    Produced by Magic Light Pictures