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Grimm Endings

Grimm Endings is an ongoing series of artwork revolving around just one question: what could happen if fairy tale characters were less stereotypical? It concludes these tales with alternate  endings, not ones where the main characters are defeated by the typical antagonist, but by someone else. The first fairy tales actually did not end well for the main characters. For example: little Red Riding hood accidentally eats her grandmother before getting eaten by the wolf herself. This is mainly because the earliest fairy tales served as a warning to children. Don't do into the woods by yourself,  or don't talk to strangers, or you'll end up like Little Red Riding Hood. Yet characters always remained mostly stereotypical. The protagonist is 'all that is good', while the antagonist is 'pure evil'. The other characters always chose a side. There would be the fairly odd bunch of do-gooders, for example the dwarfs, or the evil sidekick. So whatever 'light or dark side' these characters chose, they would always stick with them. One exception sticks out, however. Tinker Bell is awfully jealous of Wendy. Being in love with Peter Pan she would like nothing more then to dispose of her rival. Yet, when push comes to […]
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Part Time Punks

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Motus / Eurostat

Time geography Time geography was developed by Swedish geographer Torsten Hägerstrand. The space-time diagram reveals insights in where people go, but also much time they spend there and which interactions they have. Image by Miyuki Meinaka / CC BY-SA  MOTUS (Modular Online Time Use Survey) is an academic sociogical research platform that focusses on mapping out the daily conducts of people. Thanks to smartphones, participants can activily and passivly map their daily Routine.  For this they asked me to design a poster re-imagining Hägerstrand's Space-Time diagram where a small family would map their day using the passive smartphone method.  I wanted to limit the amount of text and make a poster that would be easy to understand pure by its visuals: isometric approach where the domains would be shown als the buildings/locations they participants would go to, with the height of the buildings indicating the time spent there and the roads visualing the activity path. Aside from focussing on the actual info, a lot of thought was put in secondary messanges. It's easy to depict a family in a cartoonesk way, but a comical approach wouldn't work as well as a more realistic depiction of today's society. Both parents have careers, they divide the tasks when raising the children but […]
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Hidrodoe (Pidpa)

  When the water park Hidrodoe approached me to redesign come of their exhibition pieces, I couldn't resist. All elements where there: creating motion designs (fun!), creating them for children (awesome audience!) and working around water (finally!). Hidrodoe is an educational water park for children. It focusses on all things water: the uses, benefits, physics, but mostly the ecological use of water. And this is with good reason: Hidrodoe is owned by Pidpa, Antwerp's water supplier. So the conscious use of one of our planet's most precious recources is something they really take to heart.  It had been 15 years since the last update, so it was time for a new look. While installing new and cool scientific attractions, the people of Hidrodoe asked me to redesign some of the educational elements. One of them was the purification process of groundwater. I have a special bond with water. When I'm not having a blast creating everything you see on this portfolio, I scour the waters as an underwater photographer. This also means I have seen what pollution does to the environnement. And how clean, drinkable water is becoming more important every day. And after all my years creating audiovisual projects for Kapitein Winokio, […]
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Fitbit / FibriCheck

Two promotional videos were made for the release of FibriCheck on Fitbit, making this the first medical app on Fitbit. Fibricheck has been a client for some time now. Their product is one of those that help save lives. By monitoring your heart rate and transfering this data to your cardiologist, people with arrhythmia have a severely reduced risk of suffering strokes. But mostly: this app is the real deal. It is perscription based. Imagine these facts: - 1 in 4 of adults develop arrhythmias in their life* - 4.24 million strokes each year bechause of arrhythmias* - 75% of these strokes can be prevented* (source: FibriCheck)   Besides that, the people of FibriCheck are genuinly nice and caring people, who invented their product following personal experiences. And this is always a factor for me. I have to believe in what I'm making or find myself in my client's mission statement. Once I do, I'll give 200%. Check their website for more information
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Levende Liedjes (dvd)

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Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) / Adagio

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Adagio can be a great client to work with. You feel they are passionate about their mission, they care and they allow a lot of creative freedom. Most of my work is for internal use only, but here a some videos. Janssen Medical Cloud JMC is an online platform aimed to inform care professionals worldwide. For the animation, I suggest a minimalist animation. I love going minimal! Because there's nothing minimal about it. It's all-in on thinking about how to build the story, and sound designing the animation. The Patient voice in trial design This motion graphic was commissioned by Adagio Agency for Janssen Pharmaceuta. I was included from the very start so I wrote the script and designed the whole animation. Only the main character was delivered because it appears in similar motion graphics, so the entire look and feel of the video, including aditional characters, had to match this look.
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Craft Brewery Sweynbeer

Craft Brewery Sweynbeer is a brewery in Elewijt, Belgium. They asked me to design their house style, logo and beer labels. Great! Because if there is one thing I enjoy as much as drinking a great beer, it's designing a label for one! This great art direction job is ongoing, and new beers are released regularily. But is all started with one triptych. The logo, strationnaries and triptych: Fiery Blonde, Chili IPA & Smoked Porter For the design, the brewery wanted to start from and old local legend linked to their name: the Sweynbeer. But research showed that there is very little known about this legend. It goes a little something like this: King Charles The Great had a treasure chest hidden in the woods. Every night, this chest was guarded by black boars (Sweynberen) and a black dragon with nine heads. But halfway through the night their shift ended and the chest was now guarded by white boars and a white dragon with seven heads. That's about it! Nobody knows why. And the contents of the treasure? Some say knowlegde, but nobody really knows. Today craft brewery Sweynbeer is vested in the Sweynbeerstraat, hence the name. A render of the beers But the lack […]
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Kapitein Winokio

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Wouter Mattelin

Did you know that Radio 1 host Wouter Mattelin is a gifted guitar builder? And more specifically: an especially gifted resonator guitar builder? This live performance of guitarist David Piedfort on one of Mattelin's square-neck resonator guitars (which means they are played on the lap) got worldwide attention of musicians, critically acclaiming the quality and sound of this handmade instrument.   The motion graphics give this video an extra dimension. While the musician demonstrates the quality of the resonator guitar, the extra layer tells the story how the resonator guitar became well known and widespread within the music industry. Each graphic consists of multiple elements which were -in turn- linked to the frequency of the music. The video was shot in dynamic range, which allows for much more control over the colors, but always requires decent color grading. The color harmony is: brown (nostalgic, trustworthy) and blue (cool). hello@enak.be
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It’s hard being a bug

    It's hard being a bug is an ongoing webcomic about a boy who things he's an insect. Although he hasn't quite decided which type exactly. The series follow his struggle for identity. How should be behave: Drink blood like a mosquito of eat rotten fruit like a fly? Should he use his 'powers' and become a superhero? Does he even have any? Or should he just lie and wait for certain death, as is the faith of all bugs. This series is updated weekly on my blog and Facebook page. Feel free to subscribe!
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Vikid

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Character Design

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logo design

When it comes to logo design, I had to split this page up in 'real' logos and 'fake' ones. As my work in film and television often required me to create a brand (and logo) for the film. Wheter the logo is ficticious or real, one can never be of less quality than the other. Using ficticious brands in film would be pointless if the brand designs would not have gotten the same care and consideration als a real brand design. It would simply look fake, and eventhough film is fake, that's not what we want the audience to feel. A logo should tell the story of the brand. That doesn't mean it litterally has to narate what the brand does, it can also be a feeling such as: strong, geeky, trustworthy, fast, etcetera.  Need a logo for your brand? Let's talk RealCraft Brewery Sweynbeer A Sweynbeer is old Dutch for boar. The brewery got its name because of the street they are in (Sweynbeerstraat) and follows an old legend of a secret treasure owned by emperor Charles. At night this treasure was first guarded by black boars and a black nine-headed dragon, and later on by white boars and a […]
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Cinemagraphs

If a picture says more than a thousand words, a cinemagraph says more than a thousand pictures. Motion always catches the eye, but sometimes a 90 second video is just a little too much to tell the story. This is where cinemagraphs come in, combining motion and photography, they are a great way to create an eye-catching message without having to come up with an entire video concept.  And since they mainly consist of a still image, cinemagraphs easily allow for high-quality post-production and effects, on the contrary to their video counterparts, which consist of -at least- 25 pictures per second. Cinemegraphs are usually exported as GIFS. Which means that they are small, REALLY small, and they can go on forever, al GIFS are played in loop. The drawback is that animated GIFS are heavilly compressed, which leads to a loss in image quality. But what a fascinating thing they are indeed! TriFinance Cinemagraphs These cinemagraphs were ordered by TriFinance as visuals for their 2018 Recruitment campaign. All cinemagraphs were shot in the Sony Fs7, at 4k, with Astra 1x1 Bicolour Led lights as primary light source. This high-end workflow allowed for smooth post-production work without comprising quality. The sixth image shows all shots […]
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capitool

10 second tv commercial for Capitool travel books. The nostalgic view-master motion design still has its merits. All photographs were taken from Capitool covers and re-designed to '2,5D' in order to create a smooth paralax effect as they moved.
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Vlaamse Gemeenschap Sport

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The Father, The Son and The Holy Simon

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Trifinance

I have a long-term working relationship with TriFinance. Dating back 7 years now. The thing about working with TriFinance, is that they understand that if you want to stand out with your video, you have to do something different. So they're not shy of adding humour, experiment, combine animation and live footage, or even make a video where they throw their workers out of a plane.   Want a compelling motion graphic for you company? hello@enak.be 2B4U (Too big for you?) This Motion Graphic was commissioned by TriFinance as part of their recruitement campaign. Being a financial concultancy company, TriFinance wanted to emphasize their own way of doing things, in relation to the leading firms in the accounting an consultancy industry, nicknamed the 'Big 4'. Management information & systems This video was comissioned by MI&S, a subdepartment within TriFinance. Instead of a long animation on what MI&S does, why it's good for you company, etcetera, we kept in snappy and compact as '5 things you should kow about MI&S'. Marathon TriFinance likes to put the employee in the picture. They are the best ambassadors a company could wish for. At TriFinance, they call them 'Me inc®' (which stands for Me Incorporated). In this film […]
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NAG

The music video with which it all started. It was the first, well..., everything. Apart from the first project where we and co-director Mathias Verleyen tried to create a whole new world, it was also my first green key experience and first time compositing. After we had written the script, the question arose how the hell we were going to make this. "Well, I was thinking that maybe I should learn After Effects.' It shaped my entire career.
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