5 Reasons why I don't trust Jellyfish
I animated this short film in an animation class at university in 2019. It was supposed to be only 30 seconds long but I fell in love with the process of creating a short film that I made an extended version just for myself. It was a wild experience animating from morning till night but seeing it on a big screen at a film festival made it all worth it.
Synopsis: We don’t know much about life under the water. We don’t know much in general. Often we forget which wonderful, disturbing and funny oddities life has to offer. And who could represent those oddities better than jellyfish with their majestic movements and their wobbly texture. But there is so much more to tell about them…
In late 2021 / early 2022 crowded spaces seemed somehow both threatening and desirable at the same time, so I found it was an interesting topic to explore. Capturing the sensation of being confronted with crowds again and playing with the dynamic and mood that they can create. Focusing on the combination of abstract movements and figurative illustrations and characters leading to some kind of rhythmic but subtle choreography. Each of the animations shows a different topic and the characters are in a different relation to each other. However they all give a lot of room for personal interpretation.
I created all these animations separately to stand on its own and to sell as NFTs but decided later to make an abstract, non-narrative short film out of it. Music: "Muttering coffee machine" by Agnese Valmaggia.
For their 100 year celebration I had the honor to completely illustrate and animate a whole commercial video for Wodka Gorbatschow from scratch, highlighting their impressive brand history and founding story. Storyboard and art direction: Kastner Agentur. Sounddesign: Christoph von Chamier.