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Stage van Vera de Koning

Als animatiestudent aan de WdKA was ik op zoek naar een stage waarin ik kon werken met animatie. Ik was dan ook heel blij dat in60seconds mij aannam als stagiaire, ook al had ik geen ervaring met Illustrator en weinig uren gespendeerd in After Effects.

Stage van Lorenzo Angelone

Als student van de opleiding Communication & multimedia design kreeg ik de kans om bij in60seconds stage te lopen. Tijdens mijn stage heb ik mij mogen ontwikkelen op vele verschillende gebieden. Van in60seconds mocht ik werken aan diverse grote opdrachten voor verschillende opdrachtgevers.

Stage van Manique Schilder

Wanneer je CMD studeert kan je heel veel kanten op qua stage. Ik wilde heel graag stage lopen bij een animatiebureau, en ik was heel blij toen ik de kans kreeg om bij in60seconds mee te lopen! Het leuke aan deze stage is dat je naast de werkzaamheden die je uitvoert voor in60seconds, de helft van je tijd mag besteden aan je eigen project. Met dit project komen alle stappen waarin in60seconds werkt uitgebreid aan bod.

Stage van Frank Kobes

Vanuit de opleiding ‘Mediavormgever’ was ik op zoek naar een goede stageplek om verder te groeien in de productie van 2D animaties, hetgeen wat mij al van jongs af aan aanspreekt. Bij in60seconds was ik aan het juiste adres. Ik heb de afgelopen tijd veel nieuwe dingen geleerd. Niet alleen op gebied van animatie, maar ook op het gebied van communicatie en samenwerking.

Stage van Isabelle Oud

Ik heb de afgelopen 5 maanden stage gelopen bij in60seconds. Ik ben derdejaars illustratiestudent aan de Willem de Kooning in Rotterdam. Bij in60seconds word je tijd eigelijk een beetje door tweeën gedeeld. De ene helft ben je bezig met opdrachten voor in60seconds, zoals visual design en infographics. Waarbij je leert hoe het eraan toe gaat binnen een creatief bedrijf en proces. De andere helft van de tijd ben je bezig met een eigen geformuleerde opdracht, die aansluit bij in60seconds.

Isabelle Oud stageverslag

Video Top 5: Fonts

in60seconds is font of Fonts! This Weekly Top 5 is all about the art of typography. If an animation contains only some illustration, but a lot of text, it can quickly become boring. By using an interesting font and adding some motion, you can create a nice image with just text. Illustrated fonts can bring a twist to your animation. This way, boring text becomes fun to watch!

Video top 5: Fonts

Video Top 5: Character Rigs

A new week, a new Weekly Top 5! This time we are going to take a look at character rigs. Character rigging is widely used in 3D animations. The 3D character is a static mesh at first, but the character rig ensures that it has joints and bones, just like our own skeleton. These joints act as a “handle” that animatiors can use to bend the character into the desired pose. This principle is also useful for 2D characters. We collected a few animations which use character rigs. Check these out and try some character rigging yourself, because a well put together rig is not only fun, it saves a lot of time!

Video top 5: Character rigs

Video Top 5: Back in the days

This time we go ‘back in the days’ with our Weekly Top 5. We’ve always been curious about our past. History is a recurrent theme in books, films and art. No wonder, since history is a great means to tell stories. Who didn’t read books about knights and princesses, or saw films and series about the past? It is not surprising that there are many wonderful animations about history; our never ending source of inspiration.

Video top 5: Back in the days

Video Top 5: Explanimations

This Weekly Top 5 is about ‘explanimations’, a term we introduced. We collected some ‘explanimations’ that uses beautiful illustrations and animations to clarify, explain or promote. Enjoy!

Video top 5: Explanimations

Video Top 5: Paper

Paper, we use it every day. But you can use paper in so much more ways than just in print or writing. Paper is a very diverse material. You can use it in endless ways, which goes for both 2D and 3D animation aswell. Cut, tear, paint or wrinkle your paper. Make a stop-motion out of it or move the paper in front of the camera. Or combine it with other types of animation to make a hybrid. This weeks top five is all about animation and paper, see for yourself how these animators make the most of this technique.

Video top 5: Paper

Video Top 5: Geometry

This Weekly Top 5 is about animations with a geometric design. Although you may have been tormented by geometry in school, this mathematical system has its purposes in graphic and motion graphic design. When geometry is used correctly, the lines, curves, rectangles, circles and triangles are well measured. They begin to ‘feel right’. It is a tricky technique to use in an animation, but well worth it if you do it right. We collected some examples of geometry used in a right way. Have a look!

Video top 5: Geometry

Video Top 5: Animals

This weekly top 5 is about animals! For centuries animals have been used to tell stories. A good example is the fable. In a fable an animal plays the lead role and it possesses human characteristics. This gives the story a different meaning or point of view.

Video top 5: Animals

Video Top 5: Funny Characters

There are several things that can be funny about a character. Such as its appearance, facial expressions, motion and sound effects. Funny characters can be very useful to brighten up your animation and help telling your (maybe not so bright?) story. But you need to know when you can or can’t use them. For example: using funny characters in an animation about a serious subject can be big turnoff for the viewer. We collected five animations that give a good example on how to use funny characters. Enjoy!

Video top 5: Funny characters

Infographics Congres 2015

Ook dit jaar produceerde in60seconds de introanimatie voor het jaarlijkse Infographics Congres. Het thema voor de editie van 2015 was “Infographics are here”. Hiervoor zijn we ‘out of space’ gegaan, om zo door een sterrenstelsel vol planeten en objecten te vliegen die het werk of verhaal van de sprekers uitbeelden.

Infographics congres 2015

Video Top 5: Flat 3D Elements

This Weekly Top 5 is about animations with flat 3D elements, a popular style these days. The 3D style is often used in combination with 2D elements. The animated objects have very little detail, which makes them easy for the eye to look at. The elements move in 3D space, but still have a 2D feel. This gives your animation a surprising and energetic look and feel. We collected a few animations which uses this 3D technique. Enjoy!

Video top 5: flat 3D elements

Video Top 5: Power of Repetition

This Video Top 5 is about the power of repetition. Repetition can be powerful. With repetition comes recognition, which makes things easier for you to remember. Repetition in animation can occur in form or color, but also in sound or storyline.

Video top 5: Power of repetition

Video Top 5: Christmas Greetings

The holidays are knocking on the door…are your christmas cards ready? Prepare them in the old-fashioned way using stationary and handwriting, or take it up a notch and animate your seasonal greetings! Hence the theme of the week: Christmas greetings.

Video top 5: Christmas greetings

Grenzen en wensen

Siriz organiseert interactieve klassengesprekken die zich concentreren op keuzes rond een onbedoelde zwangerschap. Zij benaderden ons met de vraag animaties te maken om leerlingen aan te zetten tot een dialoog over grenzen en wensen op het gebied van relaties en seksualiteit.

Grenzen en wensen

Video Top 5: New Corporate Stories

A new Video Top 5 just got in! It’s all about corporate storytelling. Using storytelling techniques, a company communicates its identity and brand. A unique way of connecting with the consumer. We collected a few inspiring examples!

Video top 5: Corporate stories

Bergen, spiegels en titels

Iedereen kent het, de credits na een film. Een lange lijst met namen die hebben meegewerkt aan de betreffende productie. Volgens mij bestaan er weinig mensen die deze zorgvuldig af kijken. Je pakt er zeker geen extra bak met popcorn bij. Daarom worden credits vaak opgeleukt met extra footage of bloopers, zodat je als kijker getriggerd wordt om te blijven zitten.

Bergen, spiegels, titels

Video Top 5: KLIK! Festival

If we talk about cartoons, stop-motion animations and 3D productions then we are talking about last weeks KLIK! Animation Festival 2014 at the EYE Film Institute! KLIK! is an annual event with the best contemporary international animated shorts that has been bringing animation to wide audiences.

Video top 5: Klik festival

Video Top 5: An original score

We’re back with another Video Top 5 and we’re looking at different unique and original scores used in animations and animated short films. We’ve selected five animations with an interesting and sometimes even original score!

Video top 5: An original score

Video Top 5: Behind the Project

Here’s another Video Top 5 to keep you going! This week we’re looking at behind-the-scenes, time-lapses and making-ofs that give you a unique opportunity to see how these incredible projects came to exist. Whether you’re interested in stop-motion animation or really wanted to see how the cool Rice Krispies Dinosaur advert was made, we’ve got it all in this week’s Weekly Top 5 (we’ve even included a short documentary about Grandpa the Pixel Painter). Check it out!

Video top 5: Behind the project

Video Top 5: Animated Music Video

Another Video Top 5 is here. This week we’ve got our groove on, because it’s all about animated music videos. Check out the amazing, weird and wonderful animations for Weird Al Yankovic, Meneo, Zebbler, MNEK and Future.

Video top 5: Animated music video

Video Top 5: Storytime

It’s time for another Video Top 5. We’re looking at different kinds of animations that tells us stories. These videos all cleverly combine animation and narration to tell interesting mini-tales of nacho chips, babies on Wall Street, the little spoiled girl named Greece and a tired tire. To top it off we present The Story of a Story, which is, essentially, a story about the creation of a(n animated) story. So settle down and get ready for storytime!

Video top 5: Storytime

Video Top 5: All Natural

In this Video Top 5 we focus on the natural side of life, with three videos that have gone all au naturel. And there are two dog animations, just because we can and should share them with you. Ready for some inspiration?

Video top 5: All natural

Video Top 5: A Matter of Life and Death

This Video top 5 includes animations that are all about life and death, and even life after death! This includes all you need to know about surviving being a zombie, a feeling of belonging all over the world and superhero condoms to keep you safe. And yes, we consider World Cup football goals as a matter of life and death, too!

Video top 5: A matter of life and death

Video Top 5: A Whole World of Animated Commercials

A new Video Top 5 just got in! This time we cover some special commercials. We’ve covered commercials before, but this week’s theme is all about the million different ways to animate a product and make it into a commercial. For this week’s Top 5, we’ve chosen five unique styles that cover five very different products. Which style is your favourite?

Video top 5: A whole world of animated commercials

Video Top 5: A Touch of Madness

This Video Top 5 includes a Touch of Madness. The following videos include an advert, a title sequence for an event and general creative outbursts, but they all have in common that they are fun and beautifully made with a hint of the absurd. For this week we’ll leave you dazed and confused, and hopefully very much inspired. Sit back and enjoy!

Video top 5: A touch of madness

Stage van Ivo Duits

De afgelopen vijf maanden heb ik, als illustratie student van Willem de Kooning Academie, stage gelopen bij in60seconds. In deze stageperiode heb ik niet alleen aan commerciele projecten mogen werken – zoals infographics, storyboards en visual designs – maar ik heb ook de mogelijkheid gekregen om elke week 20 uur te besteden aan een zelf geformuleerde opdracht.

Stage Ivo Duits

Sounddesign maakt of kraakt je boodschap

Iedere animator kent het wel: Je hebt een prachtige animatie gemaakt, maar wat te doen met het geluid? Je zoekt op internet voor wat leuke geluidjes en een min of meer passend muziekje. Eigenlijk ben je best tevreden, maar je weet ook dondersgoed dat je er meer uit had kunnen halen… Voor de animatoren die hun animatie graag naar “the next level” zouden willen trekken, ben ik als onderdeel van mijn stageproject op zoek gegaan naar iemand die mij daar wel eens bij zou kunnen helpen.

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