So much fun this morning! We started the week shooting on the Amsterdam canals. The client provided us with our own full length canal cruiser, so we didn’t have to worry about tourists being in our way. Or the other way around, of course. 😇
Eline created an illustration of Sean Wotherspoon’s Nike Air Max 1/97. Rather than just posting the flat image; we took the shoes on a little trip through After Effects, so she could actually wear them. 😎
So we bought a new camera — the Panasonic EVA1 — and took it out for a spin last night, to test it out in some low light environments. Eline brought her basketball to bring some movement to the shots and we basically went out to look for light spilling out of shopping windows. Everything was shot in V-log 4096 x 2160 50p with the base ISO set to 2500, brought down to 1000. We did a quick grade in Premiere this morning, and it turned out quite well.
“The beginning of the journey back to being in RECESS. Kicking it with the homies and doing whatever makes you happy.”
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It took a while, but after a lot of back and forth with our manufacturer, the Starman Mission Patches finally came in! It started out as a last minute digital design in honor of the first Falcon Heavy launch. After tweeting it as a reply to SpaceX, lots of people started asking for the actual embroidered patch.
We had no idea how to do this, but decided we would find out. In the meantime, we posted an update to our website, asking people to fill out a form if they were interested in buying patches, and so they did!
Last week we started collecting addresses and packing and shipping the patches. A few were send to other European countries, but most orders ship to the US. Really excited!
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If you haven’t ordered your patch yet, you can do so by filling out the form below. They sell for €13 each, including shipping.
She did it! Eline finished her first NN Marathon Rotterdam in 04:11:57, only six months after joining the Patta Running Team. Of course Iskandar followed around taking pictures, and put a GoPro on top of his camera. It didn’t capture the whole thing, but after some editing it turned out looking pretty cool!
These are a few of our favorite pictures.
Yesterday we were invited to the beautiful Vondelgym Oost, for the launch party GYM Magazine‘s second edition. A magazine focusing on training, nutrition and physical care as a tool for a positive mindset. The magazine is in Dutch and available from today on!
Sometimes you just got too much going on at the same time. Fortunately, this day and age allows me to keep working while traveling. The picture above was taken a couple of hours ago on a tram stop in Amsterdam, while I was finishing a video and sending it off to the client for review. Only minutes later, we walked into a meeting with a new client.
Currently I’m working on a Star Wars based illustration series. The idea came last December with the release of the Last Jedi, and I started illustrating a stormtrooper. In the past few weeks I’ve worked on Rey, Kylo Ren and Poe.
In my previous work you can see me drawing a lot of straight and smooth lines, using the pen tool. But because this is free work, there is more room to experiment. That’s why I chose to use a brush tool for this series. It’s something different than what I’m used to and alows more organic shapes.
Right now I’m working on Finn, the ex-stormtrooper. I’m not sure yet if that will end the series. Also, I’d love to apply this style more often in the projects for our clients!
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The first launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy wasn’t an ordinary one. Not only did they successfully land two booster rockets back on earth; they send Elon Musk’s private Tesla Roadster in orbit around the sun, while playing Space Oddity by David Bowie.
Literally T-minus two minutes before launch, I finished my unofficial Mission Patch and after posting it to Twitter, my phone’s notifications blew up.
— Eline de Boer (@elinefroukje) February 6, 2018
Get yours today!
So by popular demand, for all your t-shirts, coffee mugs, stickers et cetera, I’ve made the artwork available through Society6. 👈
That is an amazing patch. Well done! (PS: if you happen to do anything with this, like make a patch or sticker IRL, let me know!)
— Rich Jeffery (@mooseblaster) February 6, 2018
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If you would like to order the actual embroidered Mission Patch, please fill out the form below and I will contact you as soon as more information about pricing and additional shipping is available. Thank you!
Oops! The page you requested was not found. Running into a 404 page can be quite frustrating. We wanted to create a 404 that looked a bit more fun. So we decided to create a nice illustration based on our logo. Eline did the illustration work, Iskandar brought it to life.
Check out the result below or go to our 404 page!
Watching a time-lapse video never gets old. Though, shooting one is a different ball game. You start out feeling quite adventurous. You’re walking through town, looking for the best spot. You’ll figure out your shot, tweak your camera settings, hit the start button and then… Then you wait. You notice it’s pretty cold outside. Great weather for a walk, it is. But guarding your tripod doesn’t get your blood pumping. After waiting for twenty minutes, you’ll take out your phone to find out that only five minutes have past. You’ll repeat this a couple of times and then, when the wait is finally over, you and your freezing hands, get to pack your ice-cold tripod. At home you’ll transfer the photos to your computer; get them through Lightroom and after pulling some knobs and dials, you realize it wasn’t all for nothing. Not only that, it turned out to look pretty rad!
And that’s where it gets dangerous. You forget that shooting time-lapses is no fun, and you’ll fall into the same trap again. Just like I did. Here’s the result of last Tuesday. 🙂
Coming Friday 2, and 3 februari, Cibap in Zwolle opens her doors to welcome potential future students. Since we already created a general promotional video for the school, we created a shorter version specifically for the open days, which can also be used as a YouTube pre-roll.
An urgent job in the weekend. Akim Bwefar – Iskandar’s brother – emailed that he quickly needed a logo, based on the phrase: “Pleased to meet you (again)”. Bwefar Rental‘s new slogan for the coming year. We didn’t have much time, because the files had to be at the printing office on Monday morning, in order to shine on the exhibition stand during CUE – exhibition for events, installation and entertainment technology – in Rotterdam Ahoy.
After working late hours, I delivered three designs before dawn on Monday, so Akim could pick his choice and send it off to the printer.
Yesterday we visited to the exhibition ourselves and found the result very satisfying!
Watching The Last Jedi at 11 in the morning on it’s release day. That’s a great benefit of being self-employed. Creating illustrations is something I like to do, and do often. So after the movie I decided to do a Star Wars illustration series. I am a big fan of the precision the pen tool brings within Illustrator, and I usually use it for almost everything. For this series I decided to get a bit more loose, and use the blob brush for certain elements. Iskandar made a cool video of my process creating the Stormtrooper.
Right now, the Stormtrooper and Rey are finished; a few more will follow later.
Yesterday we were at the Adobe Creative Meetup during the Dutch Design Week (DDW) at SintLucas in Eindhoven. Bart van der Wiele (Senior Solution Consultant, Adobe) was leading the program and gave us insight in all the new developments within Creative Cloud. Beside that, guest speakers Maxim van Dam (User Experience Designer, Born05), Rik Oostenbroek (Illustrator) en Marvin Koppejan (Creative Director, Woodwork) were present and told us about their work and their view the profession.
In case you’re interested, you can rewatch the live stream below.
At the end of this month, the nine-day event Dutch Design Week (DDW) in Eindhoven will take place. Spread throughout hundreds of locations within the city, DDW organizes exhibitions, lectures, network meetings, debates and festivities. Cibap – together with SintLucas – presents itself at the HOW&WOW exhibition of Crafts Council Nederland. Students of the education ‘Creatief Vakman’ (Creative Craftsman) will display their work.
This week we were at Cibap to film for a suiting video that will function as a backdrop in their exhibition stand.
It’s probably is the fastest growing sport of this time. And with the decision to add 3×3 basketball to the Olympic program, nothing stood in the way for the Europe Cup to become a succes.
The Museum Quarter in Amsterdam was home to this year’s Europe Cup, and we were present for FIBA to create two 360º videos during both the men’s and women’s finals.
Both videos were placed on FIBA’s social channels and you can check them out below. For the best experience though, we recommend to look them up in the Youtube app on your iOS or Android device.
Hedon is a well known concert venue in Zwolle. In 2014 they opened a brand new building with two auditoriums. A place where different types of music and artists are introduced to the public. But there’s a lot more to Hedon than meets the public’s eyes. There are several rehearsal spaces, a professional kitchen where they cook for artists, technicians and all other crew. Preparing a show takes a lot of hard work and preparation.
To introduce kids to Hedon, they provides educational programs to elementary schools. During one guided tour through the venue, they noticed that kids couldn’t really grasp what it takes to prepare a show. That’s why we were asked to make an educational film, explaining exactly that.
We created a presenters duo with Iskandar and a kid in the age group of our audience. After a little audition, the talented Naomi Meijnen became our pick.
Singer and musician Waylon was nice enough to work with us for this project and after a good pre-production we had a two day shoot. Big thanks to our camera man Site Steendam!
In the film, Iskandar and Naomi introduce the viewer to the complete process of booking an artist until the actual show. They visit the venue programmer, help the marketing team, speak with the technicians and of course they have a conversation with the artist, Waylon.
In a nutshell, the films provides the young viewers with a clear image of everything that makes for a good show in a concert venue.