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900 seconds

an artistic animation jam session with 90 animators from the city of Utrecht.

Utrecht is a wonderful city to live and work in, I have been here for a large part of my life enjoying art, education, animation training and working in the lively atmosphere of this creative hub. 900 years ago, emperor Henry V granted Utrecht and it’s residents city rights. The memorabel day itself was 2 June 1122 and Utrecht called out for a full year of celebrations 900 years later by hosting a full year of activities, cultural and educational projects.

 

Utrecht has always been good to creatives in all professions, a large group of this community are animation and motion designers. In the last 20 years, I have been part of a growing animation and motion design community, so I felt it was time to help further establish that mark.

During my own training at the HKU Media and Design department I spent 6 months in Canada as an intern in a studio in Vancouver, Rocketship Animation. The owner and director, Marv Newland had created a so called ‘Animation Jam’. Each animator receives one drawing, one frame that is to be the first and last image of their animation sequence. In between these frames the animator can enjoy artistic freedom and show off their talent creating a vibrant sequence. This project proved a very fun, entertaining, and educational film project. It has inspired many animators world wide to a similar project and I have always dreamed of organising an ‘animation jam’ myself.

In our project 900 seconds, we adopted this format to bring you colourful, community driven animation sequences based on the theme of Utrecht 900: ‘living in a free city without walls’. At 25 frames per second, 900 seconds means 22.500 frames or 15 minutes of film. These minutes, seconds and frames were be divided under 90 animators and motion designers (in training).

 

Screenings & exhibits

· Creative Hub en Kunstlobby te Hooghiemstraplein 51
· Stadskantoor te Utrecht, as part of  onderdeel van de tentoonstelling rond Utrecht900.
· Hoog Catharijne Mall, lokaties P5, Clarenburgh en Gildenkwartier. 10seconden fragmenten worden afwisselend vertoond op de diverse schermen.
· September 2022: RTV Utrecht  ‘Mooi Utrecht’ op RTV Utrecht / U Stad.
· 25 September 2022: RTV Utrecht / U Stad. De gehele dag is 900 Seconds te zien.
· 27 september Dutch Film Festival location Hooghiemstra.
· 6 oktober 2022 · 20:00-22:30 · Premiere VideoWall 900seconds presentatie Tivoli Vredenburg
· October 2022 VideoWall 900seconds projection at Music Hall Tivoli Vredenburg
· 11 november 2022 20:00/23:00 Museum Speelklok, screening as part of a city night walk.
· 26 March 2023 Kaboom Animationfestival, VideoWall 900seconds projection at Music Hall Tivoli Vredenburg

 

Credits

Concept & design: Udo Prinsen
Production: Prinsen.Studio
Publicity & communication concept: Jasper van Impelen

Animators and illustrators:
Jurjen Bosklopper · Lucette Braune · Sanne Brouwer · Thomas Bruinsma · Creative Beards · Naomy Derksen · Lotte Dijkstra · Nahuel Garcia · Ralf Hekkenberg · Tonke Koppelaar · Anna Koppen · Hanneke van der Linden · Daan Lucas · Fokke Mars · Frederieke Mooij · Udo Prinsen · Studio Plumeau · Annabel Venneker · Tessa van Vuren · Kasper Werther · Michel Wijdemans

Students of HKU:
Danée Anthonijsz · Esther Beije · Dessie van Boesschoten · Tobias Drijvers · Puck de Haan · Michael Hauwert · Tess Jones · Anne-Sophie Jongmans · Suze Keultjes · Yanniek Klijn · Jessy Magazzino · Maite Meijlink · Dewi van der Meulen · Roana Navas Garcia · Naomi Voet · Maryam de Vries

Students of  Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht:
Ylfa Aalders · Indy Aguilar y Mora · Isa Baan · Emma van der Haak · Loeka Kampman · Hidde Kip · Amber van Beilen · Daniël van Broekhoven · Sky Broere · Merel Mons · Tycho van Moorselaar · Caitlyn van Oort · Luka de Bruin · Noëlle Carnas · Jasmyn Cornelissen · Amani Dors · Aiden van der Dussen · Trinity Osunde · Jurre Rinzema · Tygo Schep · Michael Esmeijer · Esmeé Helmerhorst · Nienke Hofstede · Job Schreuder · Jasmijn Simonis · Jessica van Stralendorff · Joris Hupkens · Jari de Jong · Nabil Yazbek · Boaz de Valk · Camilla Vink · Joah Vogelezang · Tycho Molenaar · Luuk van Berkel · Gijs Keijzer · Florianne Vreeken · Charlotte Wiegers · Hamza Tahiri · Tommy Zeelenberg · Iris Huisman · Sam van Wingerden · Sofia Makarov · Derya Yilmaz · Lotte Stoops · Jimmy van der Wilt

Thanks to Sacha Meijer,  Linda van Zanten, Egbert de Ruijter, Jitske Hirs

Links

900Seconds website
900seconds Instagram
Utrecht900

Partners
Examples of ‘animation jams’