woensdag 21 december 2011

donderdag 8 december 2011


Even greater news! Branch Line wasn't only nominated, it has won the 'Sonderpreis Trickfilm' at 'das 2. Euregionales Jugend Film Festival' in Aachen, Germany.

'Arthur Gorissen erschuf mit „Branch Line“ eine Charakter Satire, die herzzerreißende Geschichte eines Mannes, der seine Braut erwartet, welche er an der „Branch Line“ abholen möchte.

Inhaltlich überzeugt der Film durch seinen bitter süßen Humor.

Hinsichtlich der Technik mögen wir sein schlichtes Design mit starken grafischen Elementen, sowie die wohl proportionierte Mischung aus der digitalen Cut-Out und der Stop-Motion Technik.'

Arthur Gorissen created with "Branch Line" a satirical character driven animation, the heartbreaking story of a man who waits for his bride to arrive, he wants to pick her up at the "Branch Line".

The content of the film is convincing by the use of bittersweet humor.

Strong points of his film are the simple designs with strong graphic elements, as well as the well-proportioned mixture of Digital Cut-out and the stop-motion technique.

zaterdag 26 november 2011

woensdag 23 november 2011


Great news! Yesterday i received this letter. Branch Line is nominated in the category 'Sonderpreis Trickfilm' (special price for animation) at 'das Euregionales Jugend Filmfestival'; a filmfestival for young filmmakers in Germany and the Netherlands.

dinsdag 15 november 2011


still working on an animated Christmas card, here are some stills

vrijdag 28 oktober 2011


working on a little project; trying to make a Christmas e-card.
Here are some designs

woensdag 19 oktober 2011

dinsdag 27 september 2011


a study; painted the bear, tent and trees with waterpaint, photographed the drawings and put them together in photoshop. My painting-skills aren't that good, but i'm pretty happy with the result.

vrijdag 12 augustus 2011



for some background information, early sketches and some other stuff click here

woensdag 3 augustus 2011


this new showreel contains work from late 2009, 2010 and 2011

hope you'll like it!

dinsdag 12 april 2011


today it is exactly 50 years ago since Yuri Gagarin went into outer space!

in my first year at the HKU (now 3 years ago), Joscha van Deijk and I made an animation about him for the dutch television show "2 voor 12".

So here it is!!

vrijdag 1 april 2011

Verbindend Water

because i'm working on my graduation project, i don't really have the time to make some new stuff for my blog. That's why i've posted this; a little animation i made last year for "VROM" (the dutch department for Planning, Public Housing and Environment). It's about how to use water in a 'green' way.

I made this with my fellow students Joline Huyer and Kasper Werther, check out their blogs!

vrijdag 18 maart 2011


as you may know, i'm using my dads old Märklín train set for my graduation film. Here are some production-pictures.

dinsdag 8 maart 2011

woensdag 2 maart 2011


I'm thinking of using my dads old Märklín train in my graduation film. Here are some tests of how this train will blend in with backgrounds.

vrijdag 11 februari 2011


Currenty I'm working on my graduation project. Hopefully this year will be my final year at the HKU! (school of arts in Utrecht, the Netherlands)

I'll try to keep you updated on my progress, here are some design sketches...


and some Backgrounds

maandag 7 februari 2011


Remember this post?! Or this one?!

these were about a schoolproject i was working on. The assignment was to make two animations that teaches children how they can make their own games with things they can find in and around the house.

Here are the results! (at last...)

the first one is Jeu de Schoen, a game based on the french game 'Jeu de Boules' or the British game of 'Bowls'.
I'm sorry that the voice-over is missing. That is because the old one had some flaws, and the new one still needs to be recorded. Anyway i hope you'll get the point of the game...

the second one is Rover Race, an animation i made together with a buddy of mine Kasper Werther. This game is based on the art of robbing Banks! The kids in this animation reenact a bank robbery, only there are no dangerous deadly lasers but there is only toilet paper!

I really hope you'll like them!

you can check the animations of my groupmates by going to the site of 'Het Klokhuis'.

vrijdag 21 januari 2011


I was bored, so i made this. Pretty happy with the result though...

dinsdag 18 januari 2011


Have been watching the snooker final this weekend. I really like the sport, although many people think it's boring, which i can understand... But if you'll watch it a bit longer i'm sure you are going to like the snookersport.