Erstickt im LKW hat den Marler Medienpreis Menschenrechte 2017 gewonnen

Marler Medienpreis Menschenrechte

Unser Film Erstickt im LKW. Das Ende einer Flucht hat den Marler Medienpreis Menschenrechte 2017 von Amnesty International gewonnen.

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Panama Papers Doku gewinnt den Deutschen Fernsehpreis 2017

Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2017

Die Dokumentation #PanamaPapers – Im Schattenreich der Offshorefirmen hat den Deutschen Fersehpreis 2017 in der Kategorie “Beste Information” gewonnen.

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"Bilder von Dir" für den Grimme Preis nominiert!

Bilder von Dir
Eine erfreuliche Nachricht: Bilder von Dir ist für den Grimmepreis nominiert!
Ich habe Vorspann und die gesamte Grafik entwickelt und bis jetzt haben wir mit der Redaktion “Die Box” zwei Folgen produziert…

Hier die Credits:

Idee: Phillip Vongehr und Janin Reinhardt
Buch/Konzept: Willem Konrad und Johanna Leu
Redaktion: Markus Pingel & Anke Haverkemper
Recherche: Marion Püning
Regie: Johanna Leuschen
Kamera: Willem Konrad, Benjamin Arcioli, Felix
Schnitt: Willem Konrad und Johanna Leuschen
Ton: Christian Börner
Grafik: Fritz Gnad
Produktion: NDR-Eigenproduktion, DIE BOX

Und hier noch einmal der Vorspann:

Bilder von dir from Fritz Gnad on Vimeo.

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Dark Motion Backgrounds by Aix Sponza for Pro Sieben

A couple of weeks ago, Pro Sieben introduced its new on air identity, an elegant and visually appealing new look that is flawlessly excecuted. I had noticed some interesting abstract backgrounds, but I did not know that Aix Sponza was responsible for them until I found this nice breakdown on their website.
It is also worth mentioning that they used Houdini for many of the simulations.

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Neuland - Zu viel ist nicht genug

Neuland Frames

In den vergangenen Wochen habe ich an der zweiten Ausgabe des NDR-Formats Neuland mitgewirkt und herausgekommen ist eine schöne Doku zum Thema Konsumverzicht.

Der Film von Willem Konrad, Domenica Berger und Benjamin Arcioli beleuchtet mit einer hervorragenden Filmsprache die Widersprüche unseres Wachstumsmodell.

Ich habe bei diesem Projekt die grafische Gestaltung und die Animation der Erklärfilme umgesetzt. Dabei hat mich Óscar Valero an ein paar Stellen illustrativ unterstützt.

Ihr könnt “Neuland – Zu viel ist nicht genug” in der NDR-Mediathek anschauen.

Redaktionell hat Fabian Döring das Projekt betreut.

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Shit Showreels say by Peter Quinn

Vancouver based Peter Quinn has made a wonderful ‘Anti-Showreel’, how he puts it, showing off some of the “en vogue” Motion Design techniques of present days. It has made me smile a lot!

On his website you can even find the project files, thank you Peter!

Shit Showreels Say from Peter Quinn on Vimeo.

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Patrick Claire - Antibody

Patrick Claire is the Creative Director of Antibody, a production studio that specializes in combining storytelling with visual design.
Working from Sydney, Australia, they have done an array of outstanding works in the last years.
I think I started following Patrick’s work with his Google don’t be evil’ piece, then I noted his excellent and widespreat animation Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus. Here a broader selection in chronological order:

HBO’s True Detective – Main Title Sequence from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

Tom Clancy’s The Division from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

Ubisoft Montreal_Watch Dogs “Blackout” from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

Google “Trying not to be evil” from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

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Season's Greetings 2013

Thank you all for this great year 2013!

(watch fullscreen)

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Working on an opera of La Fura Dels Baus in Cologne

Hi everybody, I just wanted to let you know that I am very happy to announce that I am currently working with my friends of Welovecode for an Opera production of La Fura dels Baus‘s Carlus Padrissa here in Cologne!

We are doing the audiovisual and interactive projections for Richard Wagner’s Parsifal that will premiere on March 29th 2013 at Oper Köln.

So if you are in Cologne and won’t make it to the premiere: grab some of the few remaining tickets for one of the five performances during April and enjoy the spectacle!

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I have published six new clips

I found some time to update my website and I am happy to present you six new clips, animations, and kinect explorations that I have created this summer.
So check out:

#40 The Sky (lab)

Techmeck (Blinkenlichten/ZDF)

My Brother Recorded On Kinect (also Kinect)

My Kinected Hand (Kinect)

GMO Freshness (lab)

We Are (lab)

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'Com va la vida' wins a Bronce Laus

I am very excited to tell you that the videomapping for the tv3 show Com va la vida on which I did a lot of design and animation work for my friends at Tigrelab last year has won a Bronce Laus for its audiovisual design! Yessss!

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Presentation at Pecha Kucha Cologne Vol. 12

This thursday, July 5th 2012 I will give a presentation at the 12th edition of Pecha Kucha (?) Cologne! I will be talking about Motion Design from a general but also subjective perspective.

The venue is Atelier Colonia, Körnerstraße 37 in the heart of Ehrenfeld, entrance fee a donation to Deutsche Aidshilfe e.V. of 5 eur is recommended and doors open at 19:30 and make sure to come early since it is not a huge venue.

See you there, check the facebook event and – if you are of a rather curious kind – a link to the last presentation that I gave at Pecha Kucha Barcelona in 2009. That time I was allowed to use moving images plus it was in spanish!


This is the final speaker’s list:

Stepan Benn // Die GEMA – Das mysterioese Wesen
Stefan Klabunde //11.500 km in 6:40 Min.
Maike Brochhaus // haeppchenweise – Ein postpornografisches Filmprojekt
Jan Uwe Fitz // Wie auch du Autor bei einem Traditionsverlag wirst
Benita Rath // Nageldesign
Wasti Zueger // Kickerliebe
Uli Scheuss // Citizen Science
Anand Ronghe // Breaking the band
Berti Distelrath // Visit the desert
Fritz Gnad // Motiondesign

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Meet me at OFFF 2012 Barcelona

This week I will be in Barcelona at the OFFF-Festival – If you are also there say hi and let’s feed the future together!

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Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus by Patrick Clair

An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1

Direction and Motion Graphics: Patrick Clair
Written by: Scott Mitchell

Production Company: Zapruder’s Other Films.

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Montage 2011 by Adam Gault

Wow, what a mindblowing showreel! Respect to NY based Designer & Animator Adam Gault for this multilayered visuality. And if you like what you see check out his 2010 project The Gettysburg Address.

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MARS! by Joe Bichard & Jack Cunningham

8bit story about the human conquista of mars.

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Apache by Ned Wenlock

One of the many great animations by Ned Wenlock aka oneedo.

Music video for the band Danger Beach on Dream Damage Records.

Directed by Ned Wenlock
Character animation by Rodney Selby

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The Node by Murat Pak

Murat Pak aka undream presents a new piece of epic visuals: “The Node”.

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The New Mediators by Jonathan Jarvis

Yet another great animation by Jonathan Jarvis about explaining a world of complexity combining design, journalism and narrative analysis. “The result is designed transparency — information that is not only made available, but accessible, relevant and beautiful.”

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Water Changes Everything by Jonathan Jarvis

Well done infographics by Jonathan Jarvis – author of the famous Motion Design Crisis Of Credit Visualized. And there is some similarity to the IWRM Water spot that I have done with Parusie!

Video animation by Jonathan Jarvis. Voice by Kristen Bell.
Score and sound effects by Doug Kaufman.

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New Projects online: Water and Stars

On my portfolio I have published two new projects.

The first is a motion design that I have done for a bicultural master programm about Integrated Water Resources Management in Cologne and Jordan:

The second consists of 8 trailers for this year’s German Webvideo Award. I used tracking, compositing and some 3d animation:

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Adult Swim Bumps by Cyriak

By Cyriak, a freelance animator from Brighton, UK.

I love this fractal weirdness!

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Unluck by Yaniv Fridman

What a spectacular minimalism!

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Wishes 2011 by Skill Lab

These New Year’s greetings by Skill Lab play nicely with geometry and perspective.

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New plugin coming soon: Plexus

Plexus looks like the kind of generative extension for After Effects that I have been waiting for a long time…

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dono demoreel 2011

I must admit that I am impressed by this minimalistic approach. Dono himself says:

“I am very proud to present you my demoreel 2011. I sent it to ILM and Pixar, I hope I will have some answers and I have a job…”

Music: Xray Dog – Here Comes The King
Thanks to Guigoz, Ixate and Sozap

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Newsdesk by Marcus Eckert

Great tracked infographical animation.

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WikiLeak-Entfernung aus Web-Videos [After Effects/Mocha Tutorial]

Ein großartiges After Effects Tutorial zur “Säuberung von Wikileaks-Inhalten” aus Web Videos! Danke Mathias Möhl für dieses vorweihnachtliche Idee!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011!

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Two New Motion Promos for Error Broadcast

Besides working freelance for Düsseldorf based Blinkenlichten, I have finished two animated promos for the folks at Error Broadcast.

AEED – Error Code

Comfort Fit – Private Primate

Both motion designs are personal approximations to the style of the given cover artwork. The Videos are licences under a creative commons licence.

Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag

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Alumnitag Medienwissenschaften an der Ruhr Universität Bochum

Medienjobs Infotag 2010

Im Rahmen des Alumnitags findet am 11. Juni 2010 der alljährliche Medienjobs Infotag des Instituts für Medienwissenschaften statt. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine Veranstaltung zur beruflichen Orientierung der zukünftigen Absolventen.

Zu diesem Anlass werde ich einen einstündigen Vortrag zu meiner Arbeit als Motion Graphics Designer halten und mich den Fragen der Studierenden stellen.

Zum selben Zeitpunkt wird auch das 20. Internationale Videofestival Bochum veranstaltet, insgesamt also eine hervorragende Möglichkeit das Wochenende in Bochum zu verbringen!

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New 2010 Motion Design Showreel online

2010 Motion Design & Post-Production Show Reel - Fritz Gnad

I proudly present you my brandnew 2010 Motion Design & Post-Production Showreel !

Please watch it and drop me a line if you like it!

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New Video: The Climate Network

I have done a new motion video, this time for the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Washington. It is called “The Climate Network” and presents a project that tries to communicate solutions for low carbon economies.

The Climate Network: Motion Design

Watch it here and tell me what you think!

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Introducing: Tigrelab!

Watch Tigrelab's Demoreel

I am happy to announce the brandnew demoreel of my creative collective Tigrelab, grrrr!

This year I have been working in several proyects with Javier Pinto, Mathieu Felix and Pelayo Méndez, therefore the decision to form a loose creative collective was not a difficult one! Here a short description on Tigrelab:

“Tigrelab is a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to the development of audiovisual and interactive projects. A laboratory that experiments combining ideas, motion graphics, programming, design, 3D graphics and illustration to seek new approaches for multimedial communication.”

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