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KLIK! Opening: Walking Characters

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KLIK! Animation Festival Amsterdam is our favorite festival. This year we we’re asked to do a special parade for the opening of the festival. As if a lot of characters escaped from the animations. We made giant walking and flying characters with students from the HKU academy for the arts and the volunteers from KLIK! We stimulated the students to create the characters so that they had some movement in them: we explained some automata principles and they really got … Continue reading







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Animating yourself from above

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In this workshop we create an animation from a strange angle: the ceiling. The participants are lying on the floor, playing their own characters in the animation! We begin by thinking up a little story and doing a small animation test. Then we make large flat cardboard props. Start recording! Frame by frame we move props and characters on the floor. When finished we check the animation immediately. We add some sound on the spot, and finalize the movie with … Continue reading







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LIGHTS UP WORKSHOP

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In this workshop, we teach you how to make animated lightpaintings.  You’ll learn how to draw freehand using a flashlight or any other light source, how to make brilliant light images in sequence, and how to make them move. Purely luminous magic. We start with a short explanation and try some things together, after that we will spread out in small teams and get to work as fast as possible. Best is to work outside! After all that work we … Continue reading







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SHADOWPUPPET WORKSHOP

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Another workshop at the museumN8 in the Joods Historical Quarter in Amsterdam. During the party, the visitors of the Museumnight helped us in making some paper puppet animations, which we’re recorded directly and shown as visuals behind the DJ. We created some scenes in which people brought there characters to live! We used the same setup on different festivals / parties lately and we love it 🙂







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Dining with the Tsars @Hermitage

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During the Tijdens MN8we had an animation / cardboard costume workshop in the Hermitage. First you made your own Kokoshnik and beard. Then you sat on the animated table to make a small animated movie with the specially prepared objects we made. Live-size animated sequences and pinned dolls. Walking pigs, melting teacups, fish swiming on the plates… It was a very big success and we are already thinking of new projects with this technique…







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Elevated Corrugated San Francisco

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I found out about a group exhibition named Elevated Corrugated in San Francisco at The Museum of Craft and Design when visiting cardboard artist Kiel Johnson. It features some works that I really wanted to see in real life! Click to enlarge! I guess the curator (Marc D’estout) had some of the same problems as this website has! Making a material the starting point of an exhibition can only work if you find an interesting angle to view the material … Continue reading







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SOCKPUPPETPARTY!

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Time for something different at our favorite festival (KLIK! Animation Festival). As you may know we are connected to the festival organizing animation workshops, creating a variation of whacky objects, events, decorations and crazy animation programs. This year we wanted to try something new, yet in the spirit of Cardboarding: working together with the audience of the festival on a big creative project! A place for the festival goers to create and experiment with their own characters and creative skills … Continue reading







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Cardboard Creatures Animation

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For the KLIK! Animation Festival in the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam we developed this life size animation workshop. It combines our two favorite disciplines: cardboard building and animation. The theme of the festival was animated violence. As you can see. 







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CONTACT

Hi! Cardboarders is mostly organised from an animation and design studio in Amsterdam (Reanimation.nl). Ask for Mathijs Stegink! We also have a new workshop in The Hague! Ask for Astrid van der Velde! You can always drop in for a cup of coffee! We also give workshops on location! If you’re interested in workshops read our FAQ: workshops! Cardboarders Tussen de Bogen 57 1013 JB Amsterdam The Netherlands







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A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!

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Art is the creation or mimicking of living objects. When the artist is gone, his objects live on. Not necessarily in the same way as the artist wanted to but still. This kinetic sculpture based on the slinky by Natalia Rodionova mimics real organic movement gives live to the inanimate material for a while.







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CGC: Computer Generated Cardboard

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Sometimes I wish for a slowmotion button in Youtube and Vimeo… Some animation are worth looking at frame by frame. Psyop is one of the big names in animation. They are well known for big commercial projects that bring back the Awwww in awesome. They make computer generated animations without the “cgi-feel”. This is about the series of animations they made for UPS using cardboard as the main material. To give it the real cardboard look and feel they needed … Continue reading







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It even works, hi to lo-fi

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Make things big: size definitely matters amongst the cardboarding community :-). This Giant Cardboard Camera isn’t only beautiful, it also works! Kiel Johnson’s cardboard sculpture of a twin lens reflex camera is made strictly from cardboard, hot glue, and tape. You can find some pictures that are made with the camera on the site of Kiel Johnson, he has some SERIOUS cardboard skills. Normally I really don’t care for realism (some artists out there just try to copy reality in … Continue reading







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Sketchy Catchy Cardboard Characters in Holland

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Cardboard animations by Sjors Vervoort. So everybody has probably seen these blu street art animations and thought: ” I really need to make something like that because it’s just so epic. These moments end (in my case at least) mostly with sitting down and thinking: “It will never be that cool…” Sjors Vervoort’s cardboard animation reminds me of BLU and it also makes me think: “Whatever I’ll make will never be that cool…”And he’s dutch!







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