High and low – a hands-on film

Animated music video, 2D-digital cut-out animation and live-action film, 3 min 50 sec, D 2016

Music video for Rodscha and Tom

The childrens’ music duo is well known for their interactive songs. We brought the idea of interactivity from the stage into their new video clip.

A hands-on film

Children painted 32 background images for this animated film on special sheets of paper – we had a few outlines already drawn for them. Just as you know it from your regular colouring book. The artwork was then scanned and combined with the pre-made animations in the computer.

Unlimited versions

This painting event can be repeated again and again with any group of kids. Which means that there will be lots of different versions of this film.
It is suitable for creative work with children in workshops, film Festivals, birthday parties etc.
Rodscha und Tom:

This is my second music video for Rodscha and Tom after Ape in Africa.

Story

Rodscha and Tom Palme are on their way to a concert. Over high mountains, through deep valleys, dark tunnels and bright sunshine – no obstacle nor antipode can stop them…

Credits

  • Idea: Alice von Gwinner, Uli Seis
  • Director: Uli Seis
  • Production: Ulrich Seis Mediengestaltung for Rodscha aus Kambodscha und Tom Palme
  • DOP/Camera: Rita Maria Hausberger, Benedikt Schulte
  • Rigging: André Schneider
  • Actors:
    • Rodscha aus Kambodscha as Rodscha aus Kambodscha
    • Tom Palme as Tom Palme
  • Script, Design, Animation, Storyboard, Animatic, Compositing: Uli Seis
  • Crowdfunding-Campaign: Alice von Gwinner

my home – Teaser/Trailer

The teaser to our animated short film “my home” is done.
“my home” is an animated short film project that I work on together with Daniella Koffler from Tel Aviv. The film itself does not exist yet. We pre-produced this teaser to show what we want to do: The final product will be an animated short film of about 10 minutes.
We are currently looking for fundings, sponsors and production partners. Please don’t hesitate to contact us
More information and updates on our website: http://www.my-home-film.com

Crowdfunding My Home

there is an animated short film to be made!
About a young Israeli woman who emigrates to Germany.

I am working on this project with Daniella Koffler from Tel Aviv.
We have already been to Israel and Germany together to research. Now the next step is to be made: We want to produce the first scenes!

To make this possible we are running a crowd funding campaign on:

www.startnext.de/en/my-home

We are competing in a contest with two other projects and the overall number of supporters decides about the winner of additional 1500 €.
So every single Euro can make a difference! As usual with crowd funding you will get a reward for your support. We have signed illustration prints, DVDs and even animation/illustration workshops. So…

…choose your reward and support us now on www.startnext.de/en/my-home

Thanks and spread the word!

Coiffeurs’ Combat

Animated short, traditional animation, 3 min, 2011

Synopsis

Bob’s little barbershop is not going well. His neighbour, high-tech-hairdresser “Magic Marcel” gets all the customers.
The two hairdressers are rivals not only in business: They both have a crush on the same woman.
Marcel plays dirty tricks on Bob to ruin his business and his love. Bob has to fight back by means of a true coiffeur.

Festivals

  • Court mais bon festival, Le Puy, France 2011
  • backup festival Weimar 2011, Germany, backup.at.home
  • 27. Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Animazione e del Fumetto, Cartoon Club, Rimini
  • DOK Leipzig 2011, new german animation
  • Animation Exchange Forum at Filmfest Dresden 2012
  • Off/Short Festival Cayeux-sur-Mer, France

Credits

Director: Uli Seis
Music: Uli Seis, Pangäa
Sound Design: Christian Schunke
Production: International Academy of Media and Arts Halle, Uli Seis

 

Beloved Sun (german: Liebe Sonne)

Animated short, 3D computer animation, 4 min 46 sec, D 2010

Script, design, animation, directors: Franka Sachse, Uli Seis

Synopsis

A firefly falls in love with the most shiny thing he knows, the sun.
Fireflies are so romantic, aren’t they? And if it is the last thing they do…

Festivals, screenings, awards

  • 8. Int. Ulrich-Schiegg-Filmpreis 2010, D (Ulrich-Schiegg-film price in silver category animation)
  • Animabasauri International Animated Film Festival 2011 (Karratu Short Film Selection)
  • Filmthuer Landesfilmfestival Thüringen Jena 2011 (thirt prize)
  • Bundesfilmfestival FantEx Waiblingen 2011 (silver medal)
  • Neiße Film Festival 2011
  • backup festival Weimar, bauhaus.films, backup.at.home 2011
  • Int. Low & No Budget Videofilmfestival Stuttgart 2011
  • 17. San Gió Video Festival Verona
  • 27. Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Animazione e del Fumetto, Cartoon Club, Rimini
  • MS Beat Festival Chemnitz 2011
  • 1. Kieler Fördedampfer Filmfestival
  • 5. Kurzfimfestival Oberschöneweide, Berlin
  • Festival des gescheiterten Films
  • International Uranium Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro
  • Film Leben Festival Ilmenau 2012
  • OderKurz-Filmspektakel 2012, night programme
  • broadcasted on TV Brasil in the programme Animania
  • Flimmergarten, Leipzig – Ein Filmfestival zur Nachhaltigkeit
  • 48, 40 Frames – Kurzfilme an der Vöckla, Vöcklabruck, Österreich
  • Animahenasyon – Philippine Animation Festival (Bauhaus film programme)
  • Bauhaus film programme in the exhibition Jeune Création, Galerie Jeune Création, Paris

“Beloved Sun” has its own blog.

6 Jahre Dosenpfand

Animated short, traditional and 2D-computer animation, 6 min 30 sec, D 2009

a film by Daniel Wacker and Uli Seis

About the film

„6 Jahre Dosenpfand“ is a film about history and how it concerns our daily life. The story takes place at the Theaterplatz in Weimar – a special place in german history. I am sorry the film is german only.

Scorch Ya

animated music video, rotoscoping, 3 min 30 sec, D 2006
“Scorch ya” is the second rotoscoped music video I did. I think it is an interesting technique for music videos. You can combine the aesthetics of animation and the performance of the musicians.