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Über Jonatan

Animator from Offenbach and Kassel, Germany

THE OLD MAN AND THE BIRD – finally online

Have a look at the stopmotion-bird that I animated for this short film THE OLD MAN AND THE BIRD by Dennis Stein-Schomburg is finally available on vimeo.

CREDITS:
script, director, editor: Dennis Stein-Schomburg / cinematography: Christoph Neugebauer / stopmotion animation: Jonatan Schwenk / music: Thomas Höhl / sound recording, sound design: Tobias Böhm, Christian Wittmoser / producer: Roland Fischer / production design: Svenja Matthes, Daniel Maass, Maryna Miliushchanka / costume design: Riet Hannah Bernhard / mask: Gabriel Sahlmüller / actress: Tina Machulik

An Ocean Pictures Filmproduktion production, coproduzed by Dennis Stein-Schomburg and the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Gefördert mit Mitteln der Stadt Konstanz, der Hessischen Filmförderung (HFF) und der Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA).

www.theoldmanandthebird.com

“Sog” will have it’s festival premiere soon!

I am excited to announce that my new animated short “Sog” will have it’s festival premiere soon! In June the 10 minute film will be in the student films competition of the great Animafest Zagreb in Croatia. And there’s even more to it than that: the film made it into the Annecy programme and will be shown at the Anima Mundi in Brazil as well! I’ll be around in Zagreb and Annecy, I hope that I’ll manage to visit the Anima Mundi as well!

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Sog


Sog (Trailer)
Germany, 2017, 10:14 min, animated short

Credits (excerpt):

directed and animated by Jonatan Schwenk
idea/screenplay: Jonatan Schwenk, Merlin Flügel
secondary stop motion animation: Marc Rühl
secondary 3D animation: Florian Maubach
2D animation: Florian Maubach, Marc Rühl
cinematography: Iván Robles Mendoza
gaffer: Maximilian Reimann
sfx set supervisor: Marc Rühl
sfx: Nils Wildegans
3D character modelling / rigging: Jonatan Schwenk
3D environments: Ferdinand Kowalke
cave destruction scene vfx: Mikola Debik
matchmoves: Valentin Oellers
compositing: Jonatan Schwenk, Maximilian Wagener, Daniel Maaß
sound: Jonatan Schwenk
set builders: Teresa Rinn, Lynn Weyrich, Aleksandar Radan, Marcus Morgenstern
mentoring / advice: Prof. Rotraut Pape, Prof. Alex Opperman, Prof. Thomas Meyer-Hermann, Prof. Martina Bramkamp, Erika Surat Andersen, Urte Zintler, Anne Breymann

AWARDS:

*CRISTAL FOR A GRADUATION FILM* Annecy (France)
*BEST STUDENT ANIMATION* Palm Springs ShortFest (US)
*EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARD* Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival Bristol (UK)
*GRAND PRIX* Primanima World Festival of First Animations (Hungary)
Critics’ Choice Awards:*BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM* Hyperfest International Student Film Festival (Romania)
*GOLDEN HERCULES* Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest (Germany)
*WOLFGANG-LÄNGSFELD-PREIS for the Most Original Film* Filmschoolfest Munich (Germany)
*FIRST PRICE* in German Competition Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
*BEST FILM* Animated Dreams Student Competition PÖFF Shorts – Short film and animation festival (Estonia)
*SPECIAL MENTION* Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival (Nepal)
*HONOURABLE MENTION* International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 2017 (Poland)
*BEST SHORT FILM AWARD* Two Short Nights (Exeter, UK)
*BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM* Sierra International Film Weekend (Bolivia)
*BEST DIRECTION* 8th Animage – International Animation Festival of Pernambuco
*SPECIAL MENTION* Animateka Intl. Animation Film Festival (Slovenia)
*GRAND JURY PRIZE EUROPEAN STUDENT FILMS* Premiers Plans Film Festival (France)
*BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT ANIMATION* Flickerfest (Australia)
*SPECIAL MENTION* 13. Athens Animfest (GREECE)
*BEST INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SHORT FILM* Artfools International Film Festival (Greece)
*BEST ANIMATED FILM* Brussels Independent Film Festival (Belgium)
*SPECIAL JURY AWARD* 5th Chennai International Short Film Festival (India)
*BABY IMP FOR BEST STUDENT SHORT* 3rd INDIE-LINCS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (UK)
*AUDIENCE AWARD* Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International
*ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM* GO SHORT Nijmegen (Netherlands)
*GOLDEN HORSEMAN ANIMATED FILM – National Competition* Filmfest Dresden (Germany)
*SPECIAL MENTION* Festival du Film court d‘Angouleme (France)
*OFFICIAL JURY‘S SPECIAL MENTION* 9th Skepto international Film Festival 2018 (Italy)
*BEST STUDENT FILM* itfs Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (Germany)
*BEST ANIMATED SHORT* RiverRun International Film Festival (USA)
*PRÄDIKAT BESONDERS WERTVOLL* Deutsche Film-und Medienbewertung Wiesbaden (Germany)


FESTIVAL SCREENINGS (excerpt):

Animafest Zagreb (Croatia)
Anima Mundi (Brazil)
Anibar International Animation Festival (Kosovo)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada)
Viborg Animation Festival (Denmark)
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival (Netherlands)
Bucheon International Animation Film Festival (Korea)
BANJALUKA International Animated Film Festival (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
60th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Germany)
Leeds International Film Festival (UK)
Denver Film Festival (United States)
CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival (Mexico)
ANIMAGE International Animation Festival of Pernambuco (Brazil)
Poitiers Film Festival (France)
Animateka (Slovenia)
Pune international Film Festival (India)
FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)
Premiers Plans Film Festival (France)
Max Ophüls Preis (Germany)
Glasgow Short Film Festival (Scotland)
ATHENS ANIMFEST (Greece)
SXSW (United States)
GLAS Animation Festival (USA)
42th ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
Filmfest Dresden (Germany)
itfs Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (Germany)
Pictoplasma (Germany)

press kit (including complete festival list):

download pdf here (2,1 MB)

 

stay up to date:

subscribe to the film’s facebook page: “Sog” on facebook
Hashtag: #sogshort
Sog on Instagram: @jonatanschwenk
Sog on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6825944/
Trailer of Sog on vimeo: www.vimeo.com/220208022


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The Old Man and the Bird – the making-of

Have a look behind the scenes of the animated short >>The Old Man and the Bird<< (directed by Dennis Stein-Schomburg). I made the puppet of the bird and animated it (stop motion). We tried to integrate the bird as good as possible into the live action footage that the talented team around Dennis had recorded before. They had also captured a greyball in the life action set, which I was able to use as a reference for the lighting (min 03:45) www.theoldmanandthebird.com

THE OLD MAN AND THE BIRD at the Berlinale 2015 !

It was worth it: I spent several weeks in dark studio rooms last summer while animating a little stop-motion robin –  which will now go to the Berlinale! I am very happy that THE OLD MAN AND THE BIRD, an animated short by Dennis Stein-Schomburg was chosen to be shown at this years edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. So we are going to be in Berlin for the world premiere of the film on Tuesday, February 10th in the Cinemaxx…

This is what I can already show you, including a short clip from the process of animation (the scene didn’t make it into the final movie, but I think it’s worth to be shared anyway). Click here to see an extract of the film.


THE OLD MAN AND THE BIRD - inside


THE OLD MAN AND THE BIRD - robin outside


CREDITS:
script, director, editor: Dennis Stein-Schomburg / cinematography: Christoph Neugebauer / stopmotion animation: Jonatan Schwenk / music: Thomas Höhl / sound recording, sound design: Tobias Böhm, Christian Wittmoser / producer: Roland Fischer / production design: Svenja Matthes, Daniel Maass, Maryna Miliushchanka / costume design: Riet Hannah Bernhard / mask: Gabriel Sahlmüller / actress: Tina Machulik

An Ocean Pictures Filmproduktion production, coproduzed by Dennis Stein-Schomburg and the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Gefördert mit Mitteln der Stadt Konstanz, der Hessischen Filmförderung (HFF) und der Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA).

www.theoldmanandthebird.com

chicken

This is what I animated for this years “Trickreich”, the annual presentation of new animation productions from the Trickfilmklasse Kassel. We made more of those chicken-dogs and screened them between the longer shorts.

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This is the opener for a local filmfestival in Offenbach, Germany, which took place on December 21, 2012.


Credits:

animation, compositing, cinematography, lighting, sounddesign JONATAN SCHWENK
vocals MARCO RUSSO
characterdesign JONATAN SCHWENK and MARC RÜHL
titles & trousers for the fish TERESA RINN
technical support MARC RÜHL
mentoring: Prof. Alex Oppermann
hfg Offenbach 2012

VIDEO: Canon EOS 7D, 28mm
TRACKING: Mocha
STOP MOTION: Dragon Stop Motion
2D ANIMATION: TVPaint
COMPOSITING: After Effects CS5


The making-of EINUNDZWANZIGZWÖLFZWÖLF:


Fog effects for “GOODBYE PAPA”

I made some fog effects for the children’s film “Tschüss Papa” (“Goodbye Papa”) by Hendrik M. Schmitt. Because of the hand-held camera I had to rotoscope a lot, but I used the colour channels to create the mattes too. Here are the “breakdowns” for two of the shots:


Visit the film’s facebook-site for more information.
Credits: director: HENDRIK M.SCHMITT / director of photography: THOMAS FÖRSTER / fog effects: JONATAN SCHWENK, BORIS DÖRNING

Berlinale 2013

with Merlin Flügel and Maike Mia Höhne right after the premiere of "ECHO"

with Merlin Flügel and Maike Mia Höhne right after the premiere of “ECHO”

As his sound designer I was the lucky one to join Merlin Flügel who was invitated to present his film “ECHO” in the Shorts programme of the 63rd annual Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin last week. The film was one of 27 shorts from 20 countries, and had it’s world premiere at the festival.
It was nice to hear the sound of the film in the big Cinemaxx theatre with the 5.1 surround mix we had done for this specific occasion, and of course especially in front of such a big audience.
We definitely had a fantastic time in Berlin, with lots of nice people from all over the world, very good partys, and of course all this great shorts and feature films. I wonder when I will have acces to such a good allotment of screening tickets again.