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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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Automata at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht!

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“Can you make something during our exhibition? Because we have an industrial dairy show, a packaging show and industrial processing show!“ Ok! We can! We will then make mechanical cardboard cows! So during the shows we were on the floor to work on our automata … Thanks too Michael Veerman, Jeroen Funke, Josephine Beijer en Nienke van Soest!







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Cardboardia Amersfoort

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In the last days of august we finally had a real russian Cardboardia project in the Netherlands! The Spoffin festival invited our russian friends to Amersfoort to make a giant parade. For those who don’t know Cardboardia yet: it’s a larger than life project from Russia. Sergej Korsakov, the uncompromising leader, is the axis around which cardboardia turns. The projects are theater, temporary social experiments, creative economies and visual arts all rolled in to one. We went to one of … Continue reading







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MonsterMotel (textile is the new cardboard)

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Lowlands gave us the opportunity to do a new experiment in addition to our “regular cardboard activities”  We wanted to see if the cardboarders recipe would also work with other materials and we wanted to share our passion for animation, puppetry and audience interaction. So we thought up the  MonsterMotel, a quirky cross-over between a giant dollhouse, tamagoshi’s, sesamestreet and big brother. We arrived a week before the festival with a group of 25 creatives and a lot of material … Continue reading







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CARBOARDERS ON FIRE @ LOWLANDS

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Wow! Cardboarders on Lowlands 2014… The things we’ve seen! Each year it is getting bigger and better! This year we we’re joined by famous cardboarder and boxwarior Ross Koger (Australia) and a new team from Cardboardia (Russia). Next to our loyal team from the Netherlands of course. Next to the annual boatrace this year we had a cardcar flintstones derby, a sockpuppetkaraoke party and of course at night the monster party! Warning… next year will be totally different! Nice article … 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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CARDBOARDERS HANGOUT LOWLANDS FESTIVAL!!!

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Program Cardboarders Lowlands:Saturday from 11: Build your robotsuit! from 15:  CARDBOARD ROBOTRUN! Sunday from 11: Cardboat building!from 15: CARDBOAT RACE ON LOWLAKE! (Met zijn allen in een natte doos.) EVERY NIGHT: BEST OF KLIK! ANIMATED SHORTS Sat. night 23:30 ULTRAVIOLENCE ANIMATIONSHOW! (Lekker lachen om zinloos geweld!) So it’s finally official! Lowlands here we come! Cardboarders have their own place and we are going with a big team. Of course we will make a some big creatures, costumes, animation and at … Continue reading







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Wearable Cardboard Stuff at GLR

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Cardboarders Workshops with a.o. students Mitchel van der Jagt en Sascha Dekker at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam! We made this stuff in one afternoon. I think the wearable city will have a follow up in the future. It’s funny to think of the wearable cardboard skyline, still standing there, somewhere in Rotterdam. Maybe covered with a bit of snow now 🙂 A big shout out out to all the students that made this a very inspirational workshop! Loved the ambiance … Continue reading







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German Urban Cardboard Art

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A cardboard artist often sees big piles of cardboard on the side of the road, waiting to be picked up by the cities’ recycling company. I always fantasize about the things I could make out of these piles and how much fun it would be to put these things on the street again. The artists underneath recognized that cardboard, together with concrete and glass is the most contemporary material. It’s appearance is intertwined with our everyday environment, so much that … 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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KOP festival Deventer

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The KOP festival in Deventer (the Netherlands) invited us to make big cardboard heads (KOP=head in dutch). So we did and in one day we made these! On the festival we invited visitors to help us make even more big heads, too bad there was so much rain 🙂 Afterwards we used the heads as decoration for the festival in the burgerweeshuis. If you like us to come to your festival and make beautiful stuff with you and the visitors, … Continue reading







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