Thursday, 20 March 2014

Feast for Crows - tattoo

A young lady called Celia send me an email, showing me a picture of her tattoo.



It's so gorgeous! I'm incredibly amazed at the cheer size of it and how lovely it's positioned to cross over to her shoulder. Thank you, Celia!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Neon Vixen



Decided to give the Neon Warrior a soulmate.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Feast for Crows Tattoo

A year ago I got a lovely email from a lady called Amy Wisniewski to ask whether I would be cool if she got my picture "A feast for crows" tattooed on her calf. Yesterday she send me a picture of the finished tattoo (by Tyrone Swanepoel). I'm so incredibly chuffed 


Thursday, 19 December 2013

NFTS FAQ

I get quite a few emails and social media messages asking about the NFTS. Unfortunately I don't have time to reply to all of these emails, so I decided to write this blogpost instead.

Q: DID YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME AT THE NFTS?
A: Yes, I did. It was one of my most creative years in my life. To be surrounded constantly by that many extremely talented and lovely people is amazing!

Q:  WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THE ANIMATION DIRECTION COURSE AT THE NFTS?
A: Yes. If you can afford it, it will make a significant difference, IMHO.

Q: WHAT DOES THE ANIMATION DIRECTION COURSE LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF PROJECTS?
A: The course has likely changed in the time that I did it, so please contact the school for more information regarding specific course work http://nfts.co.uk/our-courses/masters/directing-animation

Q: WILL YOU WORK TOGETHER WITH A TEAM?
A: Yes, the first year encourages to/makes you work with other departments and as mentioned on the NFTS Animation Direction website:
  • Graduation film – produced and post produced with students from other departments
Q: WHERE DID YOU FIND YOUR FUNDING?
A: On my website I mention the Dutch-only fund that supported me, but it doesn't exist anymore.
As I don't live in the Netherlands since 2009 I don't know what other options are out there in NLD, sorry.
Please contact the school for UK-funding options and potential help in finding funding specific to your country. Good luck!

OTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ANIMATION DIRECTION COURSE
Please go to the websites http://www.nftsanimation.org/departments.htm and http://nfts.co.uk/our-courses/masters/directing-animation to find contact details and more information. Don't hesitate to call or email the NFTS animation department, as they will be more than happy to help.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Like a bluebird


Been continuing on this painting whenever I got a bit of time after work the past few days. I think it's done now tho.

Credits goes where credit's due, I saw this picture and it had to be drawn: http://31.media.tumblr.com/b8df0283fac23edf6fe1c2d8ce93dd51/tumblr_mn70ijpVkH1rztc9ko1_500.jpg

Dunno the photographer tho!

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Cintiq


After years of longing and months of contemplating, I finally got myself a Cintiq. I chose the wacom cintiq 22HD touch.



For those who don't know, a cintiq is like a digital canvas; I can draw straight onto the screen. This means all movement is much more natural and 1-on-1.

And it's amazing..

I am currently doing a lot of other work for which I am mostly just needing it as a fancy screen, but last night I nipped in a bit of one-on-one time with my new beauty before bed.. It's obviously still in progress..

Friday, 13 September 2013

House of Fraser

Recently I've been working for House of Fraser, working on several videos.

On this one I did the animation direction, animation, edit & grade:

House of Fraser - 1 dress 3 looks from Bianca Ansems on Vimeo.


And on this one I did the effects & grade:

House of Fraser - PAT AW13 from Bianca Ansems on Vimeo.

For all of these we had little time and little budget, but with every one it's great to work with the team, and I think we achieve a lot each time..

I have been doing many more things, but all stuff I can't show yet (or for some even never :( )!

Friday, 19 April 2013

My Job

I love my job. It is sometimes stressful, and a lot of times it leaves me with little time to do other things, but I am so happy I get to do things like this for a living:

Photo by Kerry Dyer.

Monday, 1 April 2013

PLAYING GHOST ONLINE IN FULL


We couldn't hold it back any longer. FINALLY Playing Ghost, my graduation film at the NFTS '11 is now online to enjoy in full:



More info: http://www.biancaansems.com/animation/playing-ghost/

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Storyboard Template


I had to make a storyboard for a project that I am currently doing. I tried to search the internet for a good template that would have everything I need in it, but I couldn't find one. In this particular case I needed a vertical storyboard format rather than the usual horizontal one. 


But after a while of searching, I figured it was just quicker if I made it myself...

It works well and I thought I'd share it with you too. In case it is the kind you are looking for too!

































The little bar below the main frame is for dialogue or FX sounds obviously. The frame's ratio is 16:9.

I actually also have another slightly adjusted template that allows me to list the characters and props in case of stopmotion films. If you guys are interested I can share that one too.