Format: colouring book that turns into a film, app, animation series (10 x 1.5 min)
Animation technique: Traditionally 2D animated characters combined with backgrounds painted by the users
Production: Ulrich Seis Mediengestaltung
Director: Uli Seis
Script: Alice von Gwinner
Target audience: 4-7
Funded by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Thüringer Staatskanzlei, Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und Neue Medien
Everybody knows colouring books. What if you could colour in a film? See your painted picture come to life as a background in animated stories full of fun and art-loving creatures.
Format – colouring book, mobile app
Draw pictures on real paper
App scans the pictures
App creates a movie, integrates the pictures as backgrounds into a professional animation film.
In animation terms: The whole character animation is already prepared. Children complete their very own version of the film by painting the backgrounds. They are guided by simple layouts in order to assure that animation and backgrounds match in compositing.
Content – animation series tailor-made for the new format
Paint, draw, color in: Characters as well as users cross the borders between reality and fantasy, between paper and film.
film still from first episode “Landscape painter Bah Bizon”
Colour in Film is a new format/platform that will be opened for other peoples’ animated content as well.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
animated short, digital cut-out, D, IL, 2017, 15 min, together with Daniella Koffler (Trailer)
Netta is a young Israeli woman who would like to move abroad – to Germany of all places. Netta’s father, the son of Holocaust survivors, is horrified by her decision.
Torn between haunting memories and shadows of the past, caught between collective memories that have been imprinted on them both for years, Netta and her Dad, the representatives of two different generations, will have to face their demons in Berlin and in Israel, and challenge their identities in order to save their once close relationship.
Director, Producer, Writer, Art Director, Compositing Artist: Daniella Koffler
Director, Producer, Storyboard, Layout, Animation: Uli Seis
Composer, Sound Designer: Eitan Shefer
Animator: Paul Bender
Line Producer: Karsten Matern
Voice Actor “Dad”: Micah Lewensohn
Voice Actor “Seller”: Philipp Oehme
Voice Actor “Martin”: Matthias Wagner
Voice Actor “Netta”: Shirly Lev
Casting Director Germany: Sharon Ryba-Kahn
Casting Director Israel: Nili Koffler
Musical Supervision Dresdner Sinfoniker: Markus Rindt
Cello, Viola, Contrabass: Dietrich Zöllner
Guitar: Kalle Kalima
Violin: Andreas Winkler
Sound Engineer: Martin Fischer
Sound Engineer: Neal Gibbs
Gesher Multicultural Film Fund
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien
The crowd – the production of our trailer was crowdfunded via startnext.de
Nisi Masa, European Short Pitch 2015
European Cultural Foundation
Distribution, Sales Agency
Straßburger Str. 55
In a bold, never-before-attempted experiment, Bill Plympton, the “King of Indie Animation” invited animators from around the world to re-create one shot each from his Oscar-nominated short, “Guard Dog”. I got to animate scene 02.
Animated short, traditional animation, 3 min, 2011
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. Continue reading →
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.