I’m working on a new picture book called ”Oleg”. It will be aimed at kids aged 6–9, so a slightly older audience than what I’m used to. I’m also going to do another thing that I haven’t tried before – which is blog about my work on a regular basis.
The production blog can be found here:
Hope you like it!
I gave a one week workshop at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts – for their animation students. The workshop was perhaps paradoxically called ”Abstract Lip Synch”. Here are a few examples of the student films that came out of it:
My latest picture book – ”Sigrid och Natten” has been picked up by the publisher Gestalten.
This means that a German version of the book will be available in March 2014, and an English version will follow in August 2014.
My stop motion animated short ”Paperworld” is finally done. It premiered at the 2014 Göteborg International Film Festival. It will also be screened at the upcoming Internationales Trickfilm-Festival in Stuttgart. Trailer coming soon…
I gave a one week workshop for a group of twenty students from the Muthesius Kunsthochschule. Their task was to build a cityscape with surroundings in a week, and then animate a transformation from winter to summer. They started out by building a rough ”sketch” in front of the camera – and then built the set with that as a reference. Some pictures below:
And here’s the final result!
(I highly recommend scrubbing back and forth along the timeline…)
Here I am at the charming bookstore ”Bokslukaren” by Mariatorget, reading for a whole bunch of kids from my latest picture book ”Sigrid och Natten” (Sigrid and the Night). I had a giant version of my book made for the event. Hopefully this was the first of many readings like it…
This is me working on one of the sets for my upcoming film ”Paperworld”. Some stills and more behind-the-scenes-phootage can be found on the production blog: http://www.jonsmellgren.com/produktionsblogg-paperworld/
A commercial for swedish tv-channel ”Kanal 5”, advertising their online ”play” service.