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Graduation Countdown: The Stretched Now

Hi, my name is Barend Hendriks. I teach at Communication & Multimedia Design at the Hogeschool Rotterdam. With a background in image and media technology and art education, I am very interested in the cross sections of visual arts, design and technology.

With the present emerging interest on creating experiences, I am exploring the potential of animation to create meaningful moments. I am researching how time and movement influence the perceptual experience.

For my graduation project I am experimenting with different installations aimed to challenge the audience. By making multiple works, I hope that the interrelation of the different installations will add to the overall meaning. For me it is important to make the audience aware of their own experience, and to find a way to make them feel responsible for their own perception. I think, the alternation of thinking and doing, reflecting and acting is where meaning-making starts. The focus on these specific moments creates a stretch of the ‘now’. During my explorations I use different media on a minimalistic way. I have noticed that this approach distracts from a specific content or technique and provides a better focus on the experience.DSCN3711
For me this master serves as a kick-start for further research. You can follow my process and development on my blog.


Graduation Countdown: Selen Kılınç


I’m Selen.

I studied graphic design and illustration at my previous education. By continuing to the master animation, I come one step closer to my dream which is about becoming a director who is able to tell stories in her own manner. This year I found an opportunity to focus on technical improvements as well as theoretical basis of both animation and the hero’s journey. I discovered the details of hero’s journey and archetypes, their usage and the importance of symbols. We humans as symbol creating creatures are responsive to subliminal messages. This aspect of our nature amazes me and guided me through my journey. I researched the relation between theory of animation, narrative structure and symbolism in order to understand how they are collaborating through the process of animation. Furthermore, I completed my research by considering the significant role of the audience.

My graduation project is based on monomyth, process of individuation. It is a story of a  girl who loses spheres from her body. Also these spheres represent her lost memories and cause holes on her body. She goes on a journey in her dream to solve her problem. The main theme is about becoming whole with the help of the unconscious. Because the unconscious is able to reveal our inner problems to us, especially with dreams. This is something that I want to emphasise with my story.

At the St. Joost Master I found the opportunity to develop my 2D animation skills. I worked with new software and organisation methods which are very beneficial and time saving. For the design, I focused on both coloured drawings and my personal illustration style which ink based B&W drawings. As a result, ordinary life is colourful and dream scape is B&W.


Background Designs
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Character Design
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Here’s is the link for my making of process: Final Animation Blog
And my personal website and contact:
Hope to see you at our EXHIBITION . 27.08.2015
Thank you!!

Exhibition Master of Animation 2014-2015

ansichtkaart MA 2015 defFrom August 27th to September 1st 2015 the Master of Animation 2014-2015 will present their work. It will be an overview of projects made throughout the year, including the graduation projects. You are more then welcome to check it all in the Chapel of AKV|St. Joost!

In the coming weeks the students will introduce themselves and their work on this blog.

Opening (in presence of students): Thursday August 27th, 15.00 – 20.00
Open:  August 28 – Sept 1, 13.00 – 17.00
(Saturday 11.00 – 16.00, closed on Sunday)
Location: Chapel, AKV St. Joost, Breda