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Now online: Weirdoughmationfilms Online-Store !
Help us fund our next Project: Crappy Christmas - 24 Ways To Kill Yourself
STOP-MOTION SUMMER-CAMP JUNE/JULY 2020 !
All workshops are being held in our studio in Gelnhausen, Germany, close to Frankfurt.
Participants can bring a tent and camp in the studio garden ! ALLE STOP-MOTION-SUMMER-CAMP INFOS & DATES
FIRST AWARDS FOR DEATHCEMBER
DEATHCEMBER WINS "BEST ANTHOLOGY FEATURE" @ SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST 2019
DEATHCEMBER WINS "MOST SHOCKING FILM" @ HEXPLOITATION FILM FEST
Hexploitation wrote us: "Crappy Christmas played a big part in that"
Festivaldirector Aaron Allen wrote: "CRAPPY CHRISTMAS is the most shocking, disturbing, and mind-blowing short
I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. I can't wait to unleash it upon our audience as part of DEATHCEMBER."
UPCOMING DEATHCEMBER SCREENINGS
Mar 13 20 Genre Nacht im Delphin Palast Wolfsburg
+ Q&A with Producers, Directors, Filmmakers !
+ Free Poster Giveaway
+ Free Xmas Cookies
GENRE NACHT IM DELPHIN PALAST WEBSITE
Mar 27 20 Russian International Horror Film Festival, Moscow, Russia (Vol1+2)
Mar 29 20 Russian International Horror Film Festival, Moscow, Russia (Vol1+2)
Apr 18 20 BIFFF in Brussels, Belgium
DEATHCEMBER / CC3 GERMANY-PREMIERE @ FANTASYFILMFEST
Dates for all 7 citys:
Berlin / Hamburg / Nürnberg 11.-12.01.2010
Frankfurt / Köln / Stuttgart 18.-19.01.2010
Screeningdates are tba.
FANTASY FILMFEST Website
DEATHCEMBER / CC3 IN AUSTRIA
AUSTRIA Premiere 19.12.2019 (VOL.1&2) in VIENNA @
/SLASH - Festival des fantastischen Films (/SLASH X-MAS)
DEATHCEMBER / CC3 SOUTH-AMERICA PREMIERE
Next Stop on the DC Worldtour: Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre film festival, Argentina
Screening dates: Nov 31 2019 & Dec 1 2019 - 2x VOL 1&2 .
ROJO SANGRE Website
DEATHCEMBER / CC3 IN SERBIA
DEATHCEMBER will screen at the 5th edition of Dead Lake Horror & Wine Festival in Palic / Subotica on November 16
zur DEADLAKE Website
DEATHCEMBER / CC3 HITS SCANDINAVIA
Next Stop on the DC Worldtour: NIGHTVISIONS, Helsinki, Finnland, November 20.-24.
DC Screening Date: TBA.
DEATHCEMBER / CC3 WELT-PREMIERE @ SAN SEBASTIAN, SPANIEN
After the planned Worldpremiere in Dublin did not happen due to a crazy power blackout the premiere moves to the next upcoming screening in Spain this Week @ the 30th Horror and Fantasy Film Fest in San Sebastian
Deathcember Screens Halloween Night 2019
San Sebastian Festival Website
DEATHCEMBER / CC3 HIT NORTH AMERICA @ ANOMALYFILMFEST, NY
3rd Stop on the DC Worldtour with hitting the 3rd Continent is @ Anomaly Filmfest in Rochester, NY.
November 8-10 - Watch their Website for Screening Times.
Official ANOMALYFILMFEST Website
DEATHCEMBER / CC3 SCREENS @ HORRORFEST in SOUTH AFRICA
Deathcember premiers in Africa at the Labia Theatre, 68 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town
as part of the South African Horrorfest: Mon Nov. 4th, 2019.
Official South African Horrorfest Website
DEATHCEMBER / CRAPPY CHRISTMAS 3 WORLD PREMIERE
The Deathcember World Tour starts Friday October 25th 22:45
with the very first public screening @ Horrorthon 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.
Official HORRORTHON Website
CRAPPY CHRISTMAS WRAPPED
It´s a Wrap! Shooting is complete
Our Film is currently in Postproduktion.
Check out the Making of Images @ INSTAGRAM und FACEBOOK
DEATHCEMBER - 24 DOORS TO HELL
Weirdoughmationfilms is producing CRAPPY CHRISTMAS 3 for Deathcember.
Deathcember is a Horror Adventscalendar with 24+ shortfilms by international Filmemakers.
Shooting starts in Febuary.
Summer 2017: 5 Workshops, camping, BBQ and lots of fun at our Studio.
The Workshops are covering following Topics: Moldmaking, Silicon casting, Resin casting, Sculpting, Armature Puppetfabrication, Animation and Lip Sync.
BENDED REALITIES TRAILER 2014
Here´s our most recent work: BENDED REALITIES TRAILER 2014
Compositing & Sound: Oliver Martinovic, Camera & Animation: Juergen Kling
The Festival is an DIY Event covering many topics from Gaming, Modding, Circuit Bending to Electronic-Music, offers several Talks and Discussions as well as a Cryptoparty and starts FR 23.5. until SUN 25.5.2014
Check out the Programm
We will attend the Festival to present our 2D Videogame Multiplayer Madness: TERRORBUS
CUBAN FILMFEST ANIMATION SPECIAL - Film Event for Animation fans in the Rhein Main Area
Cortos Animados – Kurze Animationsfilme
Tuesday May 27th 20:30 CET
Filmforum Höchst / Frankfurt
Director Barbaro Joel Ortiz will attend the screening
STOP-MOTION-SUMMER-CAMP 2014: new Workshopdates
We´re offering new Workshops this Summer with 2 new topics, participants will have the chance to bring a tent and camp close by the studio and again we´re going to have Breakfast & BBQ together.
The workshops are:
MOLDMAKING & CASTING
Date: 18. - 20. JUL 2014
PUPPETMAKING FOR STOP-MOTION-ANIMATION
Date: 25. - 27. JUL 2014
Date: 1. - 3. AUG 2014
Date: 5. & 6. AUG 2014
MORE INFOS (in german only)
MOTION CONTROL - Macro Motion-Blur Test Video
We motorized several new DSLR lenses. Here´s a quick focus test using a NIKKOR MICRO 55mm P.C. The shot was exposed "Moving Step" to create a real motionblur.
Next on the to-do-list is to hook up some zoom lenses to the system which asks for some small changes on the Rig.
We also added several Light Barrier Sensors to the Rig for exact repeatable AUTO-ZERO-ing and doubled the number of Dragonframe controlled DMX Channels for computer controlled Light dimming.
VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
VIDEO ON VIMEO
MAKING OF MINIMALISM - Album Online
Livingroom Pictures postet a making of album of the MINImalism-shooting
DOGONAUTS @ Kickstarter
Shel & Justin Rasch started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the postproduction of their DOGONAUT projects.
CRAPPY CHRISTMAS 3 - New Images Online
The progress with CC3 is very slow, but there is progress.
more images coming up
UPCOMING WORKSHOP-DATES - german spoken
PUPPETMAKING FOR STOP-MOTION-ANIMATION
from Armature to final Character basic techniques for efficient puppets
Next Date: 23.-25. August 2013
animating 3D characters
Next Date: 16.-18. August 2013
CRAPPY CHRISTMAS 3
Back to the Roots: a few weeks ago we started to work on Crappy Christmas 3. We are looking forward to work with real Clay-Characters again and to combine our Oldschool Weirdough-Style with all the new possibilities our current equipment offers us. We created an Album with Making of images for all of you who want to follow the resurrection of our 1999 classic. The few images that are up so far already give an impression where we are coming from and where the project is heading. The Album will be updated as we go on.
WEIRDOUGHMATION @ WEB 2.0
we created a page on Facebook so you can like and comment all News, Images and Videos The Site is still lacking some content but will be filled within the next week. It´s a public page so you can access all content wether you´re on FB or not. We think about starting a blog as well. looking forward to read from you !
NYDENION FRENCH TRAILER
In France Nydenion runs under the title "STAR CRUISER"
This trailer contains several so far unpublished scenes including Miniature Moco shots we created.
WATCH TRAILER ON YOUTUBE
Daniela Jahn´s "Metamorphose"
Daniela is a Motion Design Student at DHBW Ravensburg and shot her first Stop-Motion Projekt in our Studio in January. The Result is now online. Metamorphose is Danielas first approach to Stop-Motion.
WATCH Metamorphose on VIMEO
New Link: Kathrin Burget - Puppet and Costumes artist
Kathrin Burget creates Muppets, Handpuppets, Walkacts, and lots of other Puppet and Costume pieces.
Check out her Website
Oldenburger Kurzfilmtage zwergWERK
Shortfilmfestival in Oldenburg, Germany from November 22. to 25.
Submissions are open til August 15.
ASP LINETEST FOOTAGE
Our ASP "ME" Video reached over 1,3 Million Clicks on youtube.
As a little Special we published the original Line Test Material from some selected scenes.
Watch Linetest Footage
NYDENION JAPAN TRAILER
This new action packed Trailer is used for the Japan release of Nydenion and is features lots of great new scenes incl. several Motion Control shots we produced.
WATCH TRAILER ON YOUTUBE
NYDENION DVD RELEASE
Nydenion is scheduled to be released on DVD and BluRay in Germany October 2011
Fantasy Filmfest Trailer 2011
The 25th Fantasy Filmfest already started it´s tour thru 7 major cities in germany. On board: the new trailer that we actually shot last year but was put on hold. The trailer features a new female Character which was sculpted and casted (full body silicone cast) by Susanna Jerger. Since the Spot was planned for 2010 we picked MEDUSA as a tribute to Stop-Motion Legend Ray Harryhausen who celebrated his 90th Birthday last year.
AND EVEN MORE AWARDS FOR MINIMALISM !
ADS OF THE WORLD: SILVER
CLIO AWARDS: BRONZE
NEW YORK FESTIVALS: SILVER
ADC AWARD: PINK
NYDENION TRAILER 2010 ONLINE !
Fresh from the renderfarm: brandnew Trailer for Nydenion - a Science Fiction Feature Film - made in Germany !
All Motion Control Miniature Modelshots for the production of nydenion where shot here at weirdoughmationfilms.
ASP "ME" ON DVD
After the original ASP Horror Vacuii Special Edition bhas been sold out for quite some time here´s a new chance for everybody who wants to own a DVD copy of the clip. The ASP "ME" Video as well as the making of are part of the DVD shortfilm compilation"Fantasy Filmfest Shorts"
Dez. 1. 2009
MORE AWARDS FOR MINIMALISM
LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS: BRONZE
EPICA AWARDS: SILVER
Minimalism was also featured in STASH MAGAZINE 62
Sep 23. 2009
MINIMALISM WINS AUTOVISION OTTOCAR GOLD AWARDS
MINIMALISM was awarded with Gold in Category 24 Streaming/Web-Only Films/Web-TV and with Gold in Category 41 Best Animation, Graphics and Special Effects ! On top of all Minimalism won the Autovision GRAND PRIX ! AutoVision is the international festival for films, commercials, websites, and interactive productions in the automotive industry. The ceremony was held during the International Motorshow (IAA) in Frankfurt.
more info @ auto-vision.org
August 21. 2009
FANTASY FILMFEST TRAILER 2009 ONLINE
The Trailer - 2D & stereoskopische 3D version - is now online.
watch trailer !
August 19. 2009
COMING UP: WORKSHOP STOP-MOTION ANIMATION
We are currently preparing the upcoming workshop:
Stop-Motion-Animation - animating 3D characters.
We are going to use completely new Hardware (Computers and Cameras)
We are going to work in small HD -> 1280X720
Puppets or Armatures will be provided
First Date is planned for Jan / Feb 2010
Further infos can soon be found here or in our Newsletter
July 9. 2009
10 YEARS OF WEIRDOUGHMATION
10 Years ago we bought a AMD K6 400Mhz system, a FAST AV Master Video-capture-card and grabbed a old Canon Hi8 camcorder to start our first stop-motion tests directly followed by our first (and never really finished) flick RABIES.
See how it all began in 1999 !
July 9. 2009
MINIMALISM EXTENDED VERSION ONLINE
The original version of the mini Viral with a running time of 90 Seconds - it´s 30 seconds longer than the official version on youtube - features more takes and moco shots
July 8. 2009
FANTASY FILMFEST MONSTER TRAILER 2009 IN 3D STEREO !
Weirdoughmationfilms just finished shooting the Stop-Motion-Footage for the Trailer. It was shot in stereoskopic 3D using a custom sliding rig (incl. convergence). which was mounted on our Flair controlled Motion-control-system.
The footage is currently in Postproduction @ Magnamana Production and should be released withing the next 2 - 3 weeks !
June 20. 2009
MAKING OF MINIMALISM ONLINE
Behind the scene material of the whole production of minimalism in this entertaining
Making of by Living Room Pictures
June 4. 2009
MELODY FOR A MENDICANT ONLINE
"an arabic mendicant explores his deepest desires because of a wonderful melody of a flute"
a 2D cutout Film by Dunja Abbas and Chloe Aubert
Chloe and Dunja are studying communication design @ FH Mainz
and shot the Stop-Motion Footage @ Weirdoughmationfilms
May 20. 2009
Web-commercial for MINI / BMW AG
Weirdoughmationfilms produced the stop-motion-footage and handled all motion control shots for this project.
Production: Living Room Pictures
May 19. 2009
IN PRODUCTION: FANTASY FILMFEST MONSTERS ROUND 3
Weirdoughmationfilms is working on a new Trailer for this years Fantasy Filmfest.
And....it might become something really special....stay tuned !
April 20. 2009
FREAX DVD RELEASE
Finally -> The FREAX are back !! With a brandnew DVD plus their latest smasher "Die 2 Fragezeichen Teil 4" - for which Weirdoughmationfilms produced a short Stop-Motion-Sequence - you can meet the two uncrowned kings of trash here:
25.4.09 FRANKFURT, Raum 121, Mörfelder Landstrasse 121, Start 20:00 CET
16.5.09 KÖLN, Filmklub 813, Hahnenstrasse 6, Start 20:00 CET
get a taste of what is waiting for you here: Making Of Trailer"
16. April 2009
ASP "ME" @ INDEPENDENT DAYS 9
ASP "ME" screens Friday 24.4.2009 at the "Adult Animation" Block at Independend Days 9 in Karlsruhe
The Festival at which previous Weirdoughmationfilms-productions where screened before is highly recommended - especially with this years ANIMATION-PROGRAMM
16. März 2009
Weirdoughmationfilms now works with Mark Roberts Motion Control Software "FLAIR"
The Software from the market-leader is offering us several powerfull features like Target Tracking and Follow Focus and giving us new possibilities in the area of Motion-Control-Photography
ASP "ME" BEST MUSICVIDEO
ASP "ME" was voted best Music video at the readerschoice awards from ORKUS-MAGAZINE !
November 6. 2008
ASP "ME" @ SHORT CUTS COLOGNE
ASP "ME" is running in the international competition at short cuts cologne 2008 and will be screened on December 6th, 16:00 CET (int. competition BLOCK7) Filmhaus Kino Köln.
November 6. 2008
ASP "ME" NOMINATED FOR MKN AWARD
ASP "ME" was nominated for the MKN-AWARD 2008.
The Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 20th in Mainz.
October 1. 2008
MAKING OF ASP "ME" ONLINE
now online: 7 minute making of ASP "ME"
10. September 2008
FANTASY FILMFEST MONSTER-BUMPER ONLINE
All bumpers are now online. Check them out on YOUTUBE
or in quicktime format in the REEL SECTION
21. August 2008
ASP "ME" AT VISIONFEST 2008 NYC
ASP "ME" will be screened at VISIONFEST 2008
(Tribeca Cinemas and the Tribeca Grand Hotel, in NYC, September 17-21, 2008)
Although the Festival is for US-Productions only, the Jury liked the film so much it will be screened out of competition as a special screening at the opening night
11. August 2008
FANTASY FILMFEST START
The 22nd Fantasy Filmfest opens tomorrow night in Berlin and wanders then thru 7 additional cities in Germany.
On Board: 3 brandnew Stop-Motion-Monster-Bumper
4. Juli 2008
IN PRODUCTION: BUMPER FFF 2008
Weirdoughmationfilms is currently working on 3 bumpers for this years Fantasy Filmfest. The production of the clips featuring all 20 Monsters from last years trailer is another cooperation between Magna Mana Production, Solid Ground Entertainment and Weirdoughmationfilms.
4. Juli 2008
ASP "ME" MAKING OF ARTICLE DIGITAL PRODUCTION
The current Issue of Digital Production includes a 6 page Making-Of Article covering the production of ASP "ME".
4. Juli 2008
ASP "ME" MERCHANDISE
you can now find a T-Shirt and a Girlie-shirt with images of the puppets from the ASP "ME" Clip at the official ASP online-shop. Besides this there´s a official Filmposter as well as the first issue of ASP-Magazine "Papilion" with a making of ASP-Me article incl. an Interview with Director Thomas Klieber and Editor Jack Moik.
March 12. 2008
ASP "ME" SCREENING
ASP "ME" will be screened as a supporting film for DOOMSDAY at the Fantasy Filmfest nights 2008.
For the screening the Clip was transfered to 35mm incl. new Dolby 5.1 sound.
Everyone who wants to see the clip on the big Screen can catch it here:
March 1. 2008
ASP MAKING OF SLIDESHOW
We posted a flash-slideshow with some making of images from the weirdoughmationstudio
current flash plug in is required - more making of material is on the way
Februar 22. 2008
ASP "ME" VIDEO ONLINE
December 16. 2007
ASP "ME" - IN THE CAN
The Clip will be available together with a 7min "making of" on a special Edition of the upcoming ASP Album "Horror Vacui" which will be in stores on Feb 22nd 2008. More Infos about the Release incl. Infos about several special goodies (full HD-version, original 35mm snipets) can be found at the ASP-Homepage
November 23. 2007
MONSTERPARTY WINS MKN AWARD 2007
Director Frank Vogt from Magna Mana Production and Jürgen Kling from Weirdoughmationfilms received the MKN AWARD 2007 in the animation category for their Trailerproduction "Monsterparty" on November 22. 2007. Around 200 professionals from the Rhein Main Area joined the award ceremony which was part of the anual MEKOM-event in Mainz. The trailer was produced in close cooperation with Solid Ground Entertainment to promote the 21. Fantasy Filmfest which took place in 8 major cities all over Germany in summer 2007
November 21. 2007
ASP "ME" - FIRST IMAGES ONLINE
The first stills from our current project are online
check them out
November 20. 2007
ASP TRAILER ONLINE
Check out the first finished scenes from our current production which are featured in a short Trailer to promote ASPs upcoming release "horror Vacui"
english versions can be found under the links to youtube and myspace !
The Project is produced in cooperation with Magna Mana Production and
Solid Ground Entertainment and directed by Thomas Klieber.
Characterdesigns and concept-arts by Monozelle
October 28. 2007
FANTASY FILMFEST BUMPER 2007 online
The Bumper is online - Watch Bumper
October 24. 2007
IN PRODUCTION: ASP VIDEOCLIP "ME"
We are currently working on a Musicvideo for the Gothic-Band ASP
October 10. 2007
FANTASY FILMFEST TRAILER 2007 NOMINATED FOR MKN AWARD
"MONSTERPARTY" the trailer Weirdoughmationfilms produced in cooperation with Magna Mana Production for this years Fantasy Filmfest was nominated for the MKN AWARD 2007
July 3. 2007
FANTASY FILMFEST TRAILER 2007 online
The Trailer is finished and online - Watch it here
June 5. 2007
WEIRDOUGHMATIONFILMS CO-PRODUCES FANTASY FILMFEST TRAILER 2007
In Co-operation with our Partners Magna Mana Production , Solid Ground Entertainment and
Susanna Jerger, Weirdoughmationfilms is working on the Festival Trailer for Fantasy Filmfest 2007
April 26. 2007
ROACH ON TV AGAIN
our short ROACH (Imgagefilm produced for Biotec-Klute) airs saturday april 28th 19:00 CET as part of the "Best of TALK TALK TALK "show at PRO 7
January 20. 2007
NEW ADOBE PHOTOKINA CHARACTER IMAGES
check them out.
INTERVIEW / SHOWCASE AT WWW.STOPMOSHORTS.COM
Interview with Jürgen Kling at www.stopmoshorts.com
January 6. 2007
ROACH SLIDESHOW WITH IMAGES FROM THE RECENT PHOTOSHOOTING
current flash plugin needed
December 2. 2006
CRAPPY CHRISTMAS FILMS ON GERMAN TV
Both episodes of Crappy Christmas are going to air at PRO 7 as part of the TALK TALK TALK FUN Show Dec 24th 19:00 CET
EVOLUTION SCREENING IN LONDON -> tomorrow !!
This info comes a little late but we´re still waiting for a confirmation of the event.
(Seems like) A compilation of several Episodes from our underground series Evolution will be shown as part of a "best of" program from the 2006 "Geld spielt keine Rolle" Short Film Festival.
Date: Sunday 3rd December
Location: Lime House Town Hall
November 18. 2006
ROACH WINS MKN AWARD 2006 IN ANIMATION CATEGORY !
SEE THE WINNER PICTURE