Here are some pictures, sounds and scenes to give you an idea about me as a filmmaker. I started with puppet animation, but nowadays most of my work is done with computers. I can handle a wide range of tools needed for creating animation, from lathe to sewing machine and from Bolex to ZBrush. Learning different tools and techniques is a big part of the fun when working with short films and projects of my own.
When working with a bigger team the job is all about communicating and supporting and helping the artists - making sure they can excel in their own art and serve the project the best way possible.
My goal is to make compelling animated content with unforgettable characters, and everything else is negotiable. I consider myself very lucky after being able to work in animation for over twenty years - the work in itself is great fun! And on top of that, you get to know some brilliant artists and learn from them.
I've done short films where I did pretty much everything myself, but also with big international teams when making feature films and series. It feels weird to show all this material under my name - I have been working as a director with every frame of it, but there are hundreds of artists behind all things presented here. All I can do is to thank every talented, visionary and hardworking artist I've had the pleasure to work with. I hope to see you again!
- Kari J