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FEB 2017
STOP-MOTION-SUMMER-CAMP 2017
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.
MORE INFOS

All Workshops are in german language.




FEB 2016
STOP-MOTION-SUMMER-CAMP 2016
We´re going to have another Animation-Camp with 5 Workshops, camping, BBQ and lots of fun at our Studio this summer.
The Workshops are covering following Topics: Moldmaking, Silicon casting, Resin casting, Sculpting, Armature Puppetfabrication, Animation and Lip Sync.
MORE INFOS
Check out the Foto Album from 2014: CAMP 2014

All Workshops are in germann language.




JAN 2015
STOP-MOTION-SUMMER-CAMP 2015
We´re going to have another Animation-Camp with 5 Workshops, camping, BBQ and lots of fun at our Studio this summer.
The Workshops are covering following Topics: Moldmaking, Silicon casting, Resin casting, Sculpting, Armature Puppetfabrication, Animation and Lip Sync.
MORE INFOS
Check out our Foto Album from last year: CAMP 2014

All Workshops are in germann language.




MAY 2014
STOP-MOTION-SUMMER-CAMP 2014: UPDATES
The Dates and Workshop descriptions for Formenbau II (Moldmaking & Silicone) as well as Lip-Sync are final and online. Both workshops are now open for booking.
We upgraded all workshopsystems from DragonStopMotion to Dragonframe for the Animation and Lipsync dates.
We will work with Dragonskin by KAUPO @ Formenbau II
Early Bird Deadlines: If you want to get a 25 EUR Discount make sure to sign in before the following dates:
Formenbau II 30.5.2014 / Puppetmaking 2.6.2014
Animation 10.6.2014 / Lip-sync 12.6.2014
The Summer Camp is Vegan- Vegetarian Friendly, we are vegetarians ourselves. If you are vegan just drop us a line with your registration email and we make sure that the catering won´t contain any non vegan incredients.
For the BBQ we have a grill for the carnivores, and either a separate one for vegans / vegetarians. or the possibility to prepare something in a pan on the stove in the studio kitchen.
here´s the official CAMP-POSTER
ALL INFOS ABOUT THE STOP-MOTION-SUMMER-CAMP (in german only)



MAY 2014
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



MAY 2014
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



FEB 2014
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

STOP-MOTION-ANIMATION
Date: 1. - 3. AUG 2014

LIP-SYNC
Date: 5. & 6. AUG 2014

MORE INFOS (in german only)



MAY 2013
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



MAY 2013
MAKING OF MINIMALISM - Album Online
Livingroom Pictures postet a making of album of the MINImalism-shooting
WATCH ALBUM



MAY 2013
DOGONAUTS @ Kickstarter
Shel & Justin Rasch started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the postproduction of their DOGONAUT projects.
SUPPORT DOGONAUTS



MAY 2013
CRAPPY CHRISTMAS 3 - New Images Online
The progress with CC3 is very slow, but there is progress.
more images coming up
CHECK ALBUM



APR 2013
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
MORE INFO


STOP-MOTION-ANIMATION
animating 3D characters
Next Date: 16.-18. August 2013
MORE INFO




FEB 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.
CHECK ALBUM



FEB 2013
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 !
CHECK PAGE



MAY 2012
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



APR 2012
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.
Visit Website



MAR 2012
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



JAN 2012
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



OKT 2011
NYDENION DVD RELEASE

Nydenion is scheduled to be released on DVD and BluRay in Germany October 2011
First Review



AUG 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.



September 2010
AND EVEN MORE AWARDS FOR MINIMALISM !
ADS OF THE WORLD: SILVER
CLIO AWARDS: BRONZE
NEW YORK FESTIVALS: SILVER
ADC AWARD: PINK



September 2010
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.
watch Trailer
Nydenion Homepage


September 2010
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"
more Infos



Dez. 1. 2009
MORE AWARDS FOR MINIMALISM
LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS: BRONZE
EPICA AWARDS: SILVER
ONLINESTAR-AWARDS: GOLD
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
WATCH IT


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
WATCH IT


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
WATCH IT


May 20. 2009
MINIMALISM ONLINE
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
Agency: Webguerillas
WATCH IT


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
MOTION-CONTROL UPGRADE
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


16.Januar 2009
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"
WATCH IT


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
watch slideshow
current flash plug in is required - more making of material is on the way


Februar 22. 2008
ASP "ME" VIDEO ONLINE
watch video


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"
watch Trailer
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
read Interview
www.stopmoshorts.com mainsite


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
more Information


November 18. 2006
ROACH WINS MKN AWARD 2006 IN ANIMATION CATEGORY !
WATCH ROACH
SEE THE WINNER PICTURE


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