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Projects

    • The Resistance Banker  2018
      [In production] Feature film
    • Orange Fever  2018
      [In production] Feature film
    • Doris  2017
      [In production] Feature film
    • A Gentle Creature  2017
      Feature film
    • Storm: Letter of Fire  2017
      Feature film
    • Public Works  2015
      Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • The Longing  2017
      Feature film
    • De Premier  2017
      Feature film
    • Layla M  2016
      Feature film
    • The Day My Father Became a Bush  2016
      Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Documentary
    • Borgman  2013
      Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Matterhorn  2013
      Telefilm
    • Exit  2013
      Telefilm
    • Feature film
    • Oom Henk  2012
      Telefilm
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Pizza Maffia  2011
      Feature film
    • Dusk  2010
      Feature film
    • Animated short
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Storm Bound  2007
      Feature film
    • The doom of the SS van Imhoff  2018
      [In production] Documentary
    • Klem  2016
      Psychological thriller
    • Toren C 6  2016
      Comedy series
    • A'DAM - E.V.A. 3  2016
      Drama series
    • Betrayal 3  2015
      Psychological thriller
    • Undercover  2015
      Telefilm
    • Drama series, 8 episodes
    • Toren C 1-5  2014
      Comedy series
    • Betrayal 2  2013
      Psychological thriller, 10 episodes
    • Drama series, 7 episodes
    • Family series, 13 episodes
    • Betrayal  2011
      Psychological thriller, 12 episodes
    • NOFF 2010  2010
      Viral Nederlands Online Film Festival
    • Kwik-Fit  2006
      Internet commercial
    • Caro Emerald - The Ghost of You  2017
      [In production] Music video
    • The Day My Father Became a Bush  2016
      Feature film
    • Title design
    • Clean Hands  2015
      Title design
    • Ventoux  2015
      Title design
    • Kidnep  2015
      Title design
    • In the Heart  2015
      Title design
    • Documentary
    • Opening title for drama series, 3 episodes
    • The Dinner  2013
      Title design
    • Title design
    • Music video
    • Projections on backscreen
    • In depth article on on-set graphics

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Feature films

Dolfje Weerwolfje

2011  BosBros, director Joram LĂĽrsen

A young boy, Dolfje, turns into a small white werewolf on his 7th birthday. Supported by his bigger brother and chased by a mysterious organisation he has to find out how to live a normal life. Based on the books by Paul van Loon.

During the editing of 'Dolfje Weerwolfje' the main character Dolf was found to need more facial expression in the scenes in which he was a werewolf. Certain subtleties in his expression were insufficiently visible. That is why Planet X FX, together with director Joram Lürsen and editor Peter Alderliesten, chose more than 130 shots in which they enhanced the emotions on Dolfje's face, so that specific moments in the film would be more meaningful.

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Visual effects breakdown

In all shots, Dolf’s head was first stabilized. Then a grid which allows for the distortion of the underlying shot was placed over the inanimate face. Because this distortion can be animated, it was possible to move from one expression to the next at specific moments and within a certain period. The eyes, eyebrows, forehead, nose, ears and cheeks were given greater movement. Subtleties such as sighing, sniffing and pricking the ears were made possible and were applied in different degrees. In places where Dolf’s mouth had to be significantly adjusted, teeth were placed in the mouth. Here and there the synchronisation of the spoken text and the lip movements were improved.

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The trailer from 'Dolfje Weerwolfje'

On the night of his seventh birthday, the mild-mannered Dolf turns into a white, fuzzy werewolf. "What is going on?" he wonders. Dolf is confused and feels conflicted: he tries to cope with his new powers. They make him completely different at night, when he turns into a werewolf and loses his inhibitions, than during the day, when he is a shy schoolboy. Will he be able to accept his new identity?