Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Other Work

This is my work on Asterix and the Vikings. I was lucky to get 2 complete sequences to myself, unfortunately the work arrived just as we were moving from Florida to Brazil, which was one of the most stressful periods of my life, and I was never able to focus and spend the time on the work it needed. I wish I had been able to do a better job than I did, there are some pretty pathetic scenes in there, but there are at least 2 scenes I'm quite pleased with.

Asterix and the Vikings Reel from Rune Bennicke on Vimeo.

This is the measly little amount of work I managed to do on Enchanted. I was only brought on for the last month or so of the production, unfortunately, because it was one of my favorite films to work on and I would have loved to do a lot more.

Enchanted Reel from Rune Bennicke on Vimeo.


XAV said...

Damn... you have incredible skills for 2D animation. Great sense of timing and veeery strong drawing, I'm totally impressed.
You didn't plan to go to Disney on the next 2D features ?

Rune Brandt Bennicke said...

Thank you very much Xavier.

I would love to go back to Disney one day, or animate freelance from here, if we can persuade them that it would work.


pbcbstudios said...

awesome stuff man!

I'm gonna send these test reels and your blog to some of the directors right now!


Marcos Mateu said...

Give it a shot Rune, not so many people are left around that can do this stuff at this level anymore!
I hope 2010 is treating you good so far :)

Rune Brandt Bennicke said...

Thank you very much Paul! I appreciate you doing that.

Thank you Marcos, you are too kind.

2010 is looking good so far.

Happy New Year to you both!

Ron said...

Hi, Rune-
So happy I found your blog - this is so inspirational. I hope all is well for you, and that 2010 will be a great year. Watching this beautiful Asterix work of yours, it's hard to believe there is even any question whatsoever about the legitimacy of traditional animation. All the best to you!

Rune Brandt Bennicke said...

Thank you very much Ron!

Long time, eh? Great to hear from you. Hope all its well with you too!!



Patrick said...

Awesome goodness!
Happy new year to my favorite viking
Love from Patrick and Nina.

Rune Brandt Bennicke said...

Thank you Patrick-øhhh!!!

A very happy New Year to you and Nina too!!!

Hugs and kisses

Magnus I. Møller said...

Man... Wow, your animations are very inspiring. I espesially dig the straight ahead ones. Seems like you know Christian Kuntz, he's a familiar face here at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, have you been here teaching as well?

Please keep posting!! this blog makes me wanna animaate all night :)

Rune Brandt Bennicke said...

Tak skal du ha' Tagmus

De ringede til mig fra Viborg engang da jeg sad på Disney og fortalte mig at de havde brug for folk til at undervise og at de kun ville have de aller bedste kunstnere, fordi de nu skulle til at være en stor international animations skole, osv. osv. Og bedst som jeg sad og følte mig meget lækker, spurgte de mig om jeg tilfældigvis skulle have telefon numre til nogle af de store kunstnere.
Det er det tætteste jeg er kommet på at undervise i Viborg.