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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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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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Making faces @ WDKA Illustration

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They don’t often work 3D is what they told us, and the size was also a little bigger then they were used to. The group of 40 illustration students was keen on expanding their boundaries. They started sketching in groups of three and got to work in a haze of glue and cardboard. All these faces were made in less then 4 hours! We were impressed by the cooperation, detail and expression they were able to develop in the little … Continue reading







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Exploding cardboard @ I’m Binck Festival!

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This video is made by Astrid at the cardboarders party at the Binck festival which took place in Astrid’s new workshop! What a great evening: and with some skilled builders! And some real explosions too! Please don’t try this at home, we found out it was quite dangerous in the end! Original invitation: Medieval madness! Come and connect yourself ( alone or with a group ) with one of the two cardboard kingdoms. Just swear eternal fidelity to the cardboard … Continue reading







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Giant Cardboard Marble Run for PICNIC (at Eye Amsterdam)

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Picnic is the first festival in the new building for the Amsterdam Filmmuseum EYE. It is the best location ever! They asked us to come and build something and when we saw these stairs we just couldn’t resist dropping something hot! So we built a Giant Cardboard Marble Run. With some help from the audience and a lot of help from Rolinka and Saskia Steur. We created it in the two days of the festival and it made several clear … Continue reading







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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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Feast of Friends

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Feast of friends is an interesting new way of approaching festivals. Everybody invited is a friend of someone invited before. Everyone invited is asked to bring something to the stage or bring something to share. We were curious how this would work out so we decided to go and do some cardboarding. We decided the theme would be “birds” and made a big tree, a videomapping, did some dj-ing and just chilled out in the sun 🙂 Team: Astrid, Mathijs, … Continue reading







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conTemporary sculpture: James Grashow

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I heard someone say the Burning Man Festival is a new World Wonder. Incredible! Something with the motto “leave no trace” is now becoming a part of a list of things that only wanted to leave their trace. Like most of the artists on this site, the consciousness that everything is impermanent is a part of  James Grashow’s work. We agree! Cardboard artists should claim the temporary in contemporary art! James Grashow is a sculptor and teacher of cardboard. He … Continue reading







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New Music Video’s with Cardboard!

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To produce a video on a budget, production designers turn to making inexpensive props from cardboard. They are only used one time so why make them durable? Many designers fall in love with the material and sometimes decide to use it’s properties instead of hiding them. First movie is by RYAN PATRICK: a very nice clip for CUT COPY. Second one is directed by Sean Wainsteim for the band Walk of the Earth







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Cardboarders go to Cardboardia

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The Tyran and Mayor of Cardboardia came to Amsterdam! I (Mathijs) was very eager to meet them and talk about Cardboardia and the possibilities for cardboarders to go there. There are so many similarities with what we are trying to do. Cardboardia also uses the seemingly worthless cardboard as a material for their projects. In the process they stimulate playfulness, games and other experimental and creative behavior. Some of their projects are really big! Cardboardia is a country without land that … Continue reading







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Cardboarders workshop at Art and Design Deltion Zwolle

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I (Mathijs) was asked to do a workshop at the (international) school for Art and Design in Zwolle. I decided to make it an intense two days of cardboard costume-making. Then I would have one day left to play with the students and their costumes in the green screen studio (a really good one they have on the schoolgrounds). On that last day we also found a singer who made the music for what is to become a music video… … Continue reading







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The best Cardboard Conglomerates

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There’s some eccentric cardboard world builders out there. Some are obsessed with building and extending their virtual environments in real life. Remember the game SimCity? Imagine it too be real and I think you’ll come closes to what possesses these artists This is the round up of the best ones on the net: if you know other examples or make them yourself: please let us know and we’ll post them here! The one on the left here is made by Michel Gondry … Continue reading







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3D Model to 3D Cardboard with the lasercutter

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We couldn’t wait to get our hands on a few of the techniques some cardboarders out there work with. Especially using the lasercutter and Pepakura were causing some excitement in our little workshop in Amsterdam. A few weeks ago I (Mathijs) was asked to make something sculptural for an exhibition in Hellendoorn (a small village in the east of the Netherlands). A perfect opportunity for us to head of to the FabLab and get busy with their laser cutter! There … Continue reading







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THE FLAT BOX

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The shapes of unfolded corrugated boxes are very fascinating. They show efficient and careful industrial design. Printing is suddenly transformed to a fragmented collage. Not that strange that kids are often happier with the box than the toy itself! There’s some artists that use the graphical quality of these foldouts. They break down the box to it’s original flat shape and use that shape as an inspiration for their art. The picture on the left shows the knife that’s used … Continue reading







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