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Welcome to the Cloak Room. Here I have collected funny little clips and pictures from my life in Animation - it has no particular purpose. Enjoy!

After the Oscar win there are quite a lot of media attention from back home and it's all been quite exciting. Here's a selection of the stuff (sorry it's in Danish) The first 4 pictures are Herning Folkeblad reporting on me holding court at the Haunstrup House, my primary school gym hall  in my hometown in January 2024 - telling friends, family, old teachers and other curious folk about my time in the animation industry, from the very beginning 25 years ago to GDT's  Pinocchio Oscar win in 2023

Being on the promotional  tour with Netflix and Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio was an absolute blast - showing the films to other film people and seeing them being impressed by all of our work, was just truly fantastic.

At the Academy talking to John Horn about GDT's Pinocchio, very exciting!!

Writer/Director/Producer Guillermo Del Toro and his creative team discuss the making of the filmmaker's Oscar-winning stop-motion masterpiece, 'Pinocchio'. With Mark Gustafson (Co-Director), Brian Leif Hansen (Animation Supervisor) and Georgina Hayns (Director of Character Fabrication). Moderated by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King.)

 this is truly one of the best pieces out there about a Pinocchio exhibit at MoMA - Adam Savages walks through the exhibition with  curator and idea man behind it all Ron Magliozzi 

Among the hundreds of prizes that was given to GDT's Pinocchio one of them was given to Kim Slate, Richard Pickersgill, Oliver Beale and myself - and here we are at the VES awards, on stage to receive the prize for best character animation in a feature film - as an extra treat you can hear some of my colleagues live commentary as they were recording this of their television - Second side note, if you look carefully at around the 13 sec mark - James Cameron is leaning forward to say "Well done!" as I passed him!!

 Here's some snapshot from a local newspaper magazine back home, so in Danish !

Pinocchio was incredibly well received and at some point it seemed that we had has won every prize and given any honour worth talking about

The elephant and the jungle been put together in front of your eyes magic in real time

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I was in Vancouver BC at SPARK RELOADED 2023 (Spark Computer Graphics (Spark CG) Society) in September to talk about Pinocchio, my path and give out some StopMo tricks and hints - at the same time I sat down with Marina Antunes and we had a chat about all the things, its out now so have a listen - when you are in there take a look at all the other interviews that she has done - Enjoy (here's a link to the SparkCast site which  have loads of other interviews)

   One of my other great hobbies is to make     big warm animal costumes and then make other   people wear them.    

 Here is Brian Elliot talking a little bit about making the fantastic Elephant for Missing Link And in there is some nice timelapse of me animating the purple wonder

  In this little GIF I'm changing      Kubo's faces, as I'm doing that I     adjust his eye and lids with an       Xacto blade.

Boxtrolls timelaps

   This is one of the very first   tests of the Odokuro arm. I'm          animating it grabbing an    unpainted Beetle puppet   

  This is my first   walk test with monkey,       in the beginning we   treated her like a  Japanese macaques but  she soon became heavier and more like a chimpanzee or baboon           

   This is from the Danish TV2 morning program     (GO'Morgen)I'm interviewed by Mikkel Beha Erichsen about Fantastic Mr. Fox. I'm a bit shaky in the beginning but then find my form (:     .

 This is a pitch for a title sequence. I made for a old chef  friend of mine, he wanted to  do a series for tv about chocolate    how is made, recipes from different countries and so on ,     Unfortunately the series was never made, so we only have this little teaser     

 Most time when we are preparing for a shot, we video ourselves  to get a reference for the  animation. When we shot Max and Co  in Switzerland 2006 we did this a lot, so    much  that you actually could cut most of the film  together with our live-action reference.

   Here is some of my very earliest stop motion work. It's most of the tests and assignments I animated during my second stay at The Animation Workshop. This is transferred directly from the PVR-computer  to VHS (it's not edited, 8 min in all, you are a champ if you watch it all ;0) Only a few of the clip are with sound !

This little 'making of' film, shows the many hands it takes to make a lamp, and funny enough this lamp ended up in one of the two shots I animated on ParaNorman.  

 This is some of my very first professional work as an animator.  I was lucky to do this entire little scene   

Appearing on Danish television in celebration of the Oscar win to talk about my job and the excitement of all the prizes that Pinocchio had taken home

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