Montag, 6. Juni 2011

Big Brother 11 Opening

great fun project including a 2 day shooting in Cologne with all the candidates. Here's the animated Opening on Youtube.

Dienstag, 29. März 2011

der Kreuzfahrtkönig

another project from work (summer last year)

Freitag, 22. Oktober 2010

The Animal In Me

Voilà: my most favorite packaging I did so far. It's been great fun designing and animating it! Unfortunately the show itself was huge crap, so it hasn't been on air for very long :(

Montag, 21. Juni 2010

Cruise King draft

Here's a logo draft and styleframe for a show called "Der Kreuzfahrtkönig". It didn't make it into the final round cause it's too medieval and knightly for a show that's about people going on a cruise, but I'm quite fond of it nevertheless so I thought I post it here.

Samstag, 14. November 2009

B-list celebrity

a character I designed for a TV show packaging - he didn't make it in the cast cause the editors said he's too old for the show.
He's representing a stereotype of a b-list celebrity. Maybe he used to be a TV presenter who's career has been struggling and who's now trying to get his foot back into the door by showing up in bad sitcoms and reality TV shows. He's been replaced by a younger model, but I still think he deserves some degree of publicity, so he made it on to my blog.

Montag, 24. August 2009

RTL II goes Oktoberfest

A "save-the-date" invitation for Oktoberfest 2009. Background by courtesy of my collegue Andrea.

Dienstag, 4. August 2009

Ballermann Hits 2009 Opener

Finally I'm allowed to post it - I made the new packaging for Ballermann Hits 2009 and I'm quite happy with it. It's been great fun designing and animating all the props and characters! So far my favorite project at work.

Dienstag, 7. Juli 2009

Hinterm Sofa an der Front

I haven't been posting stuff for ages now. That's because I haven't been terribly creative lately. I really do hope that this is gonna change soon.
Meanwhile I thought I post this little German opener for a daily sitcom called "The War at Home". I made it a few months ago with Cinema 4D.

Montag, 11. Mai 2009

Typo for "Son of the Mask" Trailer

one more typo from work. this time I thought I upload the whole trailer, so you can see my typo in action :-)I designed and animated the two 3D words "Superkräfte" and "Superchaos" in Cinema 4D.

Freitag, 13. Februar 2009

The Mummy Returns Typo for Trailer

A Typo Animation that I think turned out quite nicely. The hieroglyphics are all hand-drawn.

Freitag, 6. Februar 2009

Mental Cabaret

Click on image to watch the whole thing on Youtube.
This is Polyphonic Spree's "Mental Cabaret". I've been working on this music video during my internship with Yukfoo in New Zealand. I've mentionned this project in a previous post. It's been great fun and experience designing the backgrounds and characters (I did the beardog, the horse, the deer and the chicken). It's been directed by Glen Real and made in collaboration with Virginie Lynn (aka Shoo) and Theo Veltman.

Dienstag, 20. Januar 2009

Birthday Illustration

A little illustration I made yesterday for my collegue's birthday.

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Samstag, 17. Januar 2009

Aprés Ski Hits 2009

Here comes another project from work. This one's a new packaging for an old show. Unfortunately, they wanted to keep the old logo (I just cleaned it up a little) and the mascot (a white dog) had to be integrated in the opener somewhere. I developed a very specific look for the graphical elements. I started off with the mountains that are basically reduced to rounded triangles with a wavy line to indicate the snow line. The trees are also built from these triangles and the wavy lines repeat in the form of the cottage's snow cover. I didn't get to animate the whole thing though as I was on holiday back then.

Freitag, 26. Dezember 2008

Tierische Weihnachten

... and even more stuff from work. That's the logo I made for a clip show called "Tierische Weihnachten" (transl.: "Animalistic Christmas"). The font is from the former logo of the show, the editors didn't want to change it. I drew the cat and put it all back together. The snow flake is a loan from my collegue Andrea. The show has been on telly on Christmas eve.

Sonntag, 7. September 2008

so what's been happening..

For everyone reading my blog and being curious what's been happening to me and my film:
Me and "das Wartezimmer" got a really good grade, that's to say an A+! And I was really stoked - well actually thrilled is a better word, when I got 2 awards on top of that!! One for "best bachelor project" and another one for "best overall grade", each worth 1000€. And of course I have an official title now: Marina Friedl Bachelor of Arts in Media Design.
The fotograph above shows me getting one of my awards from the governing mayor of Schäbisch Hall :)
And I think this is the right place and time to thank once again all the lovely people who have been supporting me: Prof. Guido Kühn, Prof. Beate Ehrmann and Christian M. Fischer, who have been advising my project, Steffen Mayer, Ingo Schaefer, Simon Barr, Rose Bond, Kim Collmer, Chrissie Spiess and first of all my family.

Montag, 7. Juli 2008

das Wartezimmer online!

Finally, I managed to upload the whole thing.
"das Wartezimmer" has had its World Premiere at our Bachelor exhibition the 2. July '08 - and it's been absolutely great!! There where loads of people at our exhibition and they actually laughed when they watched my animation! That was a real great feeling, especially cause I was hoping for them to smile every now and then, but I was totally thrilled when I heard them laugh!! I'm so stoked :)
So here's the link to my short on Youtube:
das Wartezimmer
I'll have my final presentation tomorrow, so wish me luck to get a good grade...

Polyphonic Spree at LA Film Festival

freakin' check it out: There is MY NAME beside the colon after animation!
how cool is that?!

The Polyphonic Spree music video animation "Mental Cabaret" that I have been working on at Yukfoo in New Zealand has had its World Premiere at the LA Film Festival.
I've designed 4 of the characters and all the backgrounds and did loads of animation :) I'm so glad Yukfoo gave me the opportunity to work and learn on this great project!

Dienstag, 1. Juli 2008

It's done, done, done!!!

What an incredible feeling: a mixture between satisfaction, pride, total happiness and exhaustion. "das Wartezimmer" is all done!! .. and I handed it in this morning together with my theory. I'm sure I must have overseen a few quirky little mistakes, but hey: whatever! Considering the magnitude of the project and my level of experience, I've done an awesome job and am giving myself a pat on the back in this very moment :)
My film will be shown in our Bachelor exhibition which starts tomorrow in the Fachhochschule, the final exam presentation will be on the 8th of July and then we'll have the Bachelor ceremony on the 12th.
I'll upload the film shortly on Youtube for everyone to see. I'll post a note here as soon as it is online. And hey: thanks heaps for looking at my stuff! :)

Samstag, 31. Mai 2008


so.. it's been a while.. I've been really busy and got about 4 minutes of animation done now. Can't upload movies right now as it takes too much precious working time ;)
Here are two screenshots anyway with the final look and background.
I think (and very much hope so) that I will be done with all the animation next weekend. That gives me enough time to write my theory to put sound under the movie and maybe to work over weak parts.
Ok, now back to work..

Donnerstag, 15. Mai 2008

Intro Animation

Ladies and gentlemen: let me introduce the intro of my animation short. I'll probably change a few things again, tweak things a bit and stuff, but generally this is what it's gonna look like. I haven't put any sound underneath it yet but I'm working on it. Hopefully more will come soon...