Thursday, November 26, 2009

Social Media: here we come!


Since we are developing new concepts for the use of stopmotion animation on mobile phone and internet, we thought it might be usefull to start our own fanpage on facebook. So here it is: the Beast Animation fan page. Become a fan and be the first to know what Beast Animation is working on. If you want to see what we did so far, visit our youtube channel or take look at our website. 

Beast Animation on Facebook

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another Cravendale commercial at Beast Animation

For the sixth time already, directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar were asked by Wieden & Kennedy (GB) to make a funny commercial for Cravendale Milk. And for the sixth time Patar and Aubier (and their producers La Parti) asked Beast Animation to coordinate the preparations and the shooting of the commercial. After 'The Last Glass', 'Out of Stock', 'Bad Bull', 'Toe Tapping' and 'Slurpy Milk Bar', we are happy to have them back in our studios for a new exciting adventure of Pirate, Cyclist and Cow!





Thursday, November 12, 2009

Panique au Village on shortlist Oscars


Panique au Village (A Town called Panic), directed by Aubier et Patar, and co-produced by Beast Animation, is on the list of 20 films who make a chance to be nominated for the Oscar of Best Animated feature. The nominees will be announced in february, the Oscar ceremony itselve will take place on March 7th. Fingers crossed... and find some (handmade) extracts of the film on our youtube-channel.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Man bijt hond... new version of the leader!

A few months ago, Beast created the new leader of the Woestijnvis-program 'Man bijt Hond' (see making of and it's a wrap).  The idea was that, during the year - and with the change of seasons - certain shots would be adapted. And with the start of fall, the first adaptation is a fact! The new version of the trailer will be on screen one of the upcoming weeks. Enjoy these making of pictures.





Friday, October 9, 2009

Beast Animation presents Master Bator @ MIPCOM

Last week Beast Animation was at MIPCOM 2009, the International Film and Programme Market for Television, Video, Cable and Satellite in Cannes, France. Beast presented Master Bator, a brandnew 52 webisodes' series, to several interested content aggregators and producers. Enjoy the pictures of Ben and Pilar in Cannes... and try to find Master Bator himself!










More pictures of Master Bator in Cannes on the facebook fan page.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Master Bator wallpaper

Become a fan of Master Bator on facebook and spread the semen!
Download Master Bator's wallpaper and pimp up your desktop.



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Master Bator officially launched...


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We've launched Master Bator! Our superhero was object of a small campaign we set up towards pub-agencies in Belgium. We wanted to present Beast Animation and it's capabilities in a catchy and funny way. So we send them our 'Beast Animation. Handmade Quality.'-visual. This is a making of picture we took during the shooting of the Master Bator pilot. From there on - and by clicking on the dick! - viewers were redirected to our youtube channel where they could not only see the finished Master Bator pilot, but also other Beast Animation (thus handmade) work.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Beast Animation's showreel 2009 online

Here's the new showreel of our stopmotion company. We made a selection out of our most recent work and pimped it up with some extra shots, specially made for this trailer.
We've been making / breaking the music and had a lot of fun editing all this.
We hope you like it as much watching it, as we did making it! Rock the Beast!!!



Friday, September 4, 2009

'Beiaard' teaser online



We finished the teaser for our 26’ TV special called “Beiaard” which will be presented at the Cartoon Forum 2009 in Norway. (Read more about all this on our posts of the 11th and 13th of august ’09).
You can see the trailer on the "Beast Animation Channel" on Youtube. Cheers!

Beast trailer 2009

We thought it was about time to make a new trailer of our most recent work. A short, catchy and vivid compilation driven by pumping breakbeats. We decided to pimp up this compilation by adding new takes, specially made for this trailer. We’ve been making / breaking the music and we’ve just finished “the pimp animations”. Have a look at some making-of pictures. The trailer itself will be online very soon!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

'Beiaard' trailer - Cartoon Forum

Beast Animation's project 'Beiaard' is selected for Cartoon Forum in Rogaland, Norway. We will have the opportunity to present 'Beiaard' and the European Living Tales concept for an interesting audience of producers and distributors in order to finalize the financing of the film. We made a trailer of about 45 seconds to do so. Enjoy these pics of the making of.


Friday, July 24, 2009

It's a wrap!

After three weeks of animating in all weather circumstances, we finished the shoot for the "Man bijt hond" leader. The editing is done and all images are being cleaned up in postproduction. Enjoy these images of "field animation".








A town called Panic @ Toronto


"A town called Panic" is traveling around the world. We've just received the information that our work has been selected at the Toronto International Film Festival !!! "Panic" will be screened at the Midnight Madness program. If you're planning to go have a laugh in Toronto you can find all info on www.tiff.net
this is how the festival describes this years Midnight Madness:
"crazed animation, chick fights, zombies, vampires, a possessed cheerleader, exhilarating martial arts and more"
Fun guaranteed!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Beast creates leader 'Man Bijt Hond'!

Thanks to the nice co-operation with Jan Eelen on the voice recording of the Flemish version of 'A Town Called Panic', Beast Animation got the opportunity to do a proposal for the next season's 'Man Bijt Hond' leader for Woestijnvis. And they liked it! So we created several walk and run cycles of the 'Man Bijt Hond'-dog and we will be shooting the stopframe animated leader on different locations in Flanders. Shooting will take several weeks, the leader will be on air in september 2009. In the meantime, enjoy these making-of pictures!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Paniek in het Dorp... wednesday in a cinema near you...




if you live in Flanders of course :-). The french-speaking people will be attending 'Panique au Village' in the different cinemas in Wallonia and Brussels.
Paniek in het Dorp will be screened in Brussels (Kinepolis), Antwerp (Metropolis, UGC, Cartoons), Ghent (Sphinx), Leuven (Studio), Brugge (Lumière) and Hasselt (Kinepolis).
Please check the official 'Paniek in het Dorp' website for more news, background information and other paniekstuff. Hope you guys have the same fun watching it as we did making it!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Paniek in het Dorp... trailer

While Beast Animation is (smokingwise!) in Cannes for the world premiere of 'Panique au Village', the promotion for the Flemish version 'Paniek in het Dorp' comes to cross speed. Humo will put the trailer on their 'wild site', postcards from the film will be all over flanders, an audio CD with extracts of the soundtrack is being prepared and soon you will see the filmposters everywhere. Enjoy the Flemish trailer... in scoop!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Beast Animation goes Cannes!

'A town called Panic' selected at the Cannes Festival (13 - 24 may 2009)


Beast Animation, flemish co-producer of "a Town called Panic" (directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar), is proud to be part of the Official Selection - out of competition - at the upcoming Filmfestival in Cannes. The film is not only co-produced by Beast Animation, most of the preparation and shooting took place at our Brussels based studios. More about 'A Town called Panic' at www.paniqueauvillage.com.
As a bonus: a guided tour (in flemish) through the Beast Studios during the making of by director of animation Steven. Have fun! 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Beast Animation working hard on 1 minute... penisodes!

Beast Animation is very proud to present its newest character: Master Bator, the only penis that really can be called a Superhero!
Master Bator plays the leading role in a 52 x 1 minute series for 'new' media players such as cell phones. The concept and the viral distribution of this type of mini series are aimed at both teenagers and young adults. The edgy humour and the atypical yet very recognisable characters should appeal to this broad audience.
Find out more about this thrilling project on the website of flanders animation... or simply click here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A town called Panic... in Flemish!





The upcoming weeks Beast's Ben and Beast's Steven are assisting voice director Jan Eelen on the flemish dubbing of Stéphane Aubier's and Vincent Patar's feature film 'A Town called Panic'. For the Flemish cast, Jan Eelen contacted the actors from his famous TV-comedy shows 'In de Gloria' and 'Het Eiland' to play some roles (Bruno Vanden Broecke, Tom Van Dijck, Wim Opbrouck, Lucas Vanden Eynde, Tania Vander Sanden, Frank Focketeyn, Ann Miller). To complete the (impressive) cast, Jelle de Beule and Jonas Geirnaert from 'Neveneffecten' will be lending their voices too. The Flemish dubbing and mixing is done at Brussels based Sonicville.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Beast on TVBrussel

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Last week Beast's Ben and Steven were interviewed by TV Brussel for the program 'Brussels International'.  They talked about the past (with never shown old footage), the present (with never shown new footage) and the future (no footage yet:-). Although the interview is in Dutch (and you probably don't understand a word of what we are saying) we hope you enjoy the 14 (!) year younger versions of Ben and Steven. 

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Cravendale commercials online.


After the succes of the Cravendale commercials in 2006, Wieden & Kennedy and Nexus contacted directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar to make 3 new TV ads for Cravendale Milk. Sets and characters were build and animated in our Beast Animation studio's. Beast's Ben is 1st assistant director and Beast's Steven director of animation. Check out the new Cravendale website and watch the TV ads here!

  

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Panique au village...


Beast Animation and Beast Productions spend 2007 and a big part of 2008 on the animated feature 'Panique au Village' (A Town called Panic - Paniek in het Dorp). The film is directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar and produced by La Parti Production (B), Beast Productions (B), Melusine (Lux) and Made In (Fr). Beast's Steven is director of animation, Beast's Ben is 1st assistant director and Beast's Pilar is co-producer.
Check out the teaser!

Master Bator on facebook