Today is the day I took time to make a blog about my petproject What killed Timmy Benson?
First, a bit about myself, I am Nick Cremers, 33years old, I live in Hilversum(the Netherlands)with my girlfriend a bunny and a dog named Dexter.
I am a motion graphic designer, went to design school some years ago and finished my degree on the Dutch Movie and Television Academy in Amsterdam.
Since then I worked some boring job got fired thanks to recession and found work at Redrumbureau.com, it is really fun and I hope to progress in my field like hell.
I work 4 days a week and got time for jobs on the side with my small company www.theescapeplan.nl
Now back to the project.
It will be a short 3d animation about a young curious boy who finds himself in a tale about ghosts and darkness.
I always wanted to create a story and build a whole world around a character to challenge myself in different areas.
Storywise, storyboarding, 3d modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, compositing, grading, editing and sounddesign.
To make it even harder on myself I will try to make it stereo.
I have made my main character Timmy Benson a while back, this will be the look I am intended to go for.
He is young, filled with curiosity, is adventurous and has no clue about what is about to happen.
Visually I am inspired a lot by Dutch hero Anton Pieck and Charles Dickens.
Pieck designed a theme park called the Efteling which has an awesome look.
I try to go there once a year and have a good time while being there.
This in conjunction with my love for dark mysterious things made this story very fun to come up with.
The time in which it plays is somewhat mixed, I love the houses they build here in the 1800's, but hint in my design to different kind of earas, the interiours will look all classic and I try to keep modern things on a low scale.
I am dedicated to finish this project, I have started half a year ago and it is coming together one step at a time.
Patience is the key word and time is something I will need in vast majorities.
Software I use: Cinema4d, for some shots I will be using Vray for rendering, compositing will be done in Nuke/After effects.
As the project evolves I will share knowledge and clips about the project.
Thanx for reading this and I hope to keep it interesting, cuz I think I will be finished with the 2D version first in about 1,5 to 2 years.
Take a deep breath and stay tuned!!!
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