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Hemelvaart BBQ

Like the past three years we have had our annual Hemelvaart barbecue with a load of people. It’s basically a group of friends, which includes my brother, who started this event those years ago. The whole family of every member of that group is invited, which combined makes a whole bunch of people.

Every time we’ve had beautiful weather and the food tastes really good! Everyone is happy and getting along. It really was a good way to spend my Hemelvaarts day, again!

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2011 in Blog, Video

 

RSW: The Weekend


SOME OF MY SCOUTS AT THE GRAND FINALE

After hours of preparations, practice, informing and grooming our scouts the moment finally arrived. The RSW was about to begin. Our scouts have worked so hard and picked up on so many new techniques on such a short time that I have to admit I was already proud on them.

When Kees and I arrived at the campsite that morning, people where already unpacking and sorting material all over the place. I wasn’t sure I could help at all. So I started wondering around the grounds and made some pictures. I met a load of nice people of the Trolls subcamp-staff, with whom I stayed for a chat for a while. I helped putting up a massive tent at the Werewolf subcamp and tried to help at the firepit, but failed. Haha. I did have a good time already.

As we where still enjoying our dinner together, French fries, kids started showing up. So we quickly finished our fries and lead the children to the right places. As the kids started transferring their luggage and material to their own campsite we had to change and get into our theme-cloths, which in our case was vampires. I had the fangs and everything! It was a kind of slow evening.. The kids had their subcamp introductions and had to build their own campsites. In the meanwhile I was meeting more and more awesome people!

Later that night al the kids where rounded up in the firepit. All three subcamps came up with their own yell, which they presented towards each other on the top of their lungs. That was kind of funny! The kids got a midnight snack and there was a word of welcome. After that everyone went back to their own subcamps, getting ready for bed. We stayed up late with a few and had a good time with some beers and the bonfire. I barely slept that night, I just couldn’t keep myself warm inside my sleeping bag. And the fact that I lay on top of a massive pinecone didn’t really help.

That morning we had breakfast and organized the people who would post on the hike that afternoon. Kees and I where made post 1 and we had to come up with a game. We monitored the game called Creating Monsters, which goes like this: You have a group of people, say 5, which means you’ll have 20 hands and 20 feet to work with. If I tell them to build a monster with 8 feet and 11 hands, the whole group has to adjust till they got 8 feet and 11 hands on the floor. Nothing more, nothing less. So they have to piggybacks and stuff to succeed. They got 5 minutes to build as many monsters as they could, one point for every finished monster. It really was a fun sight to look at!

After all the kids had passed our post we could leave. Three kids had stayed with us, bellyaches and blisters. Lucky for us Roel stayed with his car nearby. Feeling adventurous, we made our way trough the woods using non existing roads. Till ofcourse, things went wrong. The little van wasn’t build to take us up hill trough loose dry sand. We where stuck. It has taken us over 40 minutes to free ourselves again, which would’ve took even longer if I hadn’t spent so much hours watching Ultimate Survival in the past, haha! Like a real Bear Grylls we dug a hole in front of the wheels and poked in a buckload of sticks and moss. It worked! I was very excited about the whole awesome stuck-in-the-sand adventure, unfortunately the “sick” kids didn’t see is that way.

We didn’t really do much the rest of that afternoon. Ivo asked me if I could help judging that evening, so I did. Which was fun till I had to taste the food the kids had made, which meant I had like a gazillion plates with slightly different prepared food which I had to eat and actually consider the taste, blegh. I felt a bit sick after that, just for a while though.

That evening the kids could preform on open podium if they wanted. So we watched that and after the open podium there was music. It was fun dancing around and acting all crazy. Again we stayed at the bonfire while the kids went to bed. I also went with Ivo, Niels and Jaap trough the McDrive that night.

Thunder woke me up the next morning. It started raining like crazy right after that.. Luckily the rain didn’t last long, but long enough to soak everything. A wonderful start of the day, haha.. The sun was shining again as we started breakfast though. After breakfast we started breaking down the tents and kitchens. I helped Niels judging the Witches subcamp. Then something went wrong. Three of my fingers got smashes between 2 metal trunks! It hurt like hell and got all blue and everything.. After a while we decided I should get to the hospital to have my fingers checked. Jaap took me, also for his own benefit of a clean toilet I must say haha! At the hospital they took Xray pictures and feared one of my fingers was broken. They took some extra Xrays and came to the conclusion It wasn’t broken, thank god! But I did render those three fingers useless for the upcoming 2 weeks. Damn..

As we got back, the skilldrive had already began. It looked like a chaotic mess.. I didn’t really get it. The kids enjoyed themselves though, which was the most important thing. The skilldrive kinda abruptly came to an end as the weather seemed to turn ugly. So the kids had to make sure everything was packed and if they hadn’t forgot to take some stuff from their subcamp.

The grand finale took place in the firepit that afternoon, aunt Beppie and aunt Annie hosted the whole ceremony. It was a blast! Out of the 43 competing groups, my scouts ended 30th, 20th and 17th place! Well done! I truly am very proud of them!

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2011 in Blog, Scouting, Video

 

Qday

We’ve got this annual festivity back in the Netherlands called Queensday. Queensday symbolizes the birthday of Queen Juliana, the mother of our current queen, Beatrix. We’ve celebrated this day ever since 1948.

There is an official part in all this. Every year our royal family participates in a small city tour which is different every year. Tons of people watch that live on TV, mostly elder people I must say. The rest of us go out and have a good time!

This years edition was e excellent one! It started the night before the actual day. It wasn’t like I attended to go but I saw so many people having fun and drinking beer, so I decided to go and find Ditte. She has already there. We started at 8Bahn which was awesome! The beats, the lights, the people! We startes wondering around later on and where kinda all over the place! We did have loads of fun (and beers for that matter!) We ended up at the Move and spent the last hours there. Loved it! Ditte stayed over that night..

The next day started great! The sun was shining and I wasn’t hangover! I went home to my parents to get to work as soon as possible so I could be back in Arnhem as early as possible. Ditte was delayed because (ofcourse) the trains refused to do what they where invented for. Transporting people. So later on we went to the festivities! I had an backpack filled with cold beers, the sun was still shining and we realy felt like partying! There where loads of stages all over the city and I’m not sure we’ve seen all of them even though we’ve switched a lot between stages. The details of the day are a bit hazy! I do know we ended up at the move again, I’ve met a few awesome people, danced like crazy, enjoyed the weather, had some beers and had a great time with Ditte!

I realy needed this!

Le photo’s

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Blog, Video

 

Ik en Emma 2.0

It has been a while since my last Ik en Emma post, but we’ve accomplished a lot since! We’ve been to several locations and took some kick-ass footage! I must say I’ve missed a few days, which I regret. While the crew did their best to create an awesome film, I spend my day waiting for school to end and wondering what I was missing out on, which included cute puppies at the set… thank you very much mr. ROC.

Anyhow, I’ll fill you in on the events I’ve witnessed. But first I’ll have to ask you to watch this marvelous video. It includes a select few of the many pictures taken at the scene! Enjoy…

Day 4: Arnhem
I mentioned this particular day in my last Ik en Emma post, but didn’t tell you much. Not that I’m planning to do so now, just a tiny bit more. The fourth day took place in Arnhem. A very awesome cafe to be specific, and if you pay close attention to the first couple of photo’s you’ll actually know which cafe! We spent most of that day in the cafe but we transferred to various locations round about the shopping center of Arnhem. Starting at Jeroen’s place in order to enjoy a very tasty lunch, which included frikandellen and kroketten! Tim and I took off at 19:00 PM but some of the cast and crew didn’t stop till way past midnight, diehards!

Day 5: ?
I didn’t attend this one so I can’t possibly tell you about it.

Day 6: Nijmegen
This day took place on a monday, but fortunately school decided this would be a good to give us a day off. great! So I went to Nijmegen and arrived at an very nice apartment. I instantly loved it! We did a lot of redecorating between shots that day, which was nice. Alex left early to attend a concert and Tim arrived later that day from work. The last scene that day (or should I say night?!) took a lot of time. It really was a tricky one to be honest. But it was worth it. The end of the day became a bit hazy. My bed and I where united at 2:25 AM that night, if I stand correctly. (I checked my testing inbox to be sure)

Day 7: Nijmegen 2.0
The second day started with a kind of Extreme Home Makeover. You wouldn’t recognize the living room if you’d seen it! I really enjoyed moving stuff around! Again, Tim joined the crew later on that evening because of work. We had the TV running with nobody really watching, but as it kept showing a McFlurry Stroopwafel commercial again and again we all started to notice. apparently commercials do work, because people actually started craving for the McFlurry, and after a while me as well. So Sharon and I went to get us all some McFlurries, which turned out be become quite a quest. The McDonalds we aimed for closed like, 5 minuted before we arrived. Stupid McDonalds. So we decided we didn’t want to return empty handed and tried the other McDonalds. Which, of course, was located at the other side of Nijmegen. Damn. But we had our ice creams and where welcomed back by many happy faces! Haha.. That evening Tim and I left the set early to catch the last train home. I was really, really, really tired, but I had a great time!

Day 8 and 9: ?
These days will remain a mystery if you only read my blog. I didn’t attend these 2 days because I had to be at my internship-company-thingy. I was really grumpy about it because I just really wanted to be at the Ik en Emma set, maybe I should apologize to my colleagues…

Day 10: Elst
This day took place in an other apartment, the apartment of a friend of the wife of Alphonso’s cousin if I’m not mistaken. Anyhow, it was located in Elst. We did a lot of different shots that day and we worked with “Emma’s dad”. A man of whom I think is a great actor. But then again so is Zora. I really felt uncomfortable when they pretended to have a fight! We also had a visitor that afternoon, a women who’s name didn’t linger in my mind. She was a reporter for the Sensor. A kind of E-newspaper of the HAN faculty if I understood correctly. She clearly was interested in the project. I liked that. Here is where you can read her article. Again we had loads of fun and I came home at 1.45 AM that night.

Day 11: Elst 2.0
Day 11 already.. They say time flies when having fun, I recon “they” are right! I have some serious sleep-catching up to do and I think I will O.D. on coffee at some point but I still feel very motivated and enthusiastic about the whole project! Today was a really easy-going day for me, I had to go to school first so I arrived at the set at 15:30 PM, give and take a few. I had to do a few short audio recordings. We finished at 19:00 PM, cleaned up the place, played with the cats, moved the equipment, enjoyed the sun and went home. Back in Arnhem Alex and I decided we didn’t felt like cooking so we went to Chico’s for a nice Kebab. I got home at 21:00 PM

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Blog, Ik en Emma, Video

 

Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht

I finished the Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht last summer. I’ve had a real good time those 4 years, I met a lot of great people and we made a lot of crappy productions! I came across a few of these productions while I tried to re-organize my Mac this morning. A little tour trough a fragment of my past!

2006/2007: Class 1MM5
This is the year I enter the Grafisch Lyceum. I was realy crappy in well… everything. I never worked with Photoshop and I never even heard of Autodest 3ds studio max. But I tried really hard and showed just enough progress for my teachers to allow me to pass the 1st year. I did get an “study delay” as they called it because my grades where to low but they knew I had talent. The study delay would be an extra project the next year. They never gave me one 😀 We also started the year with 26 classmates of whom 12 remained at the end of the year. 4 of them didn’t make it to the 2nd year. It made it a lot harder to work on your projects because people of your project-group constantly dropped out.

Build your own rotoscoop: Rabbit vs. Carrot

Slapstick

2007/2008: Class 2MM3
I was transferred to a whole new class because there was nothing left from my old one. That complicated things a bit because they all knew each other for a whole year and I knew no one. But It worked out though ^^ This year was harder because the teachers really did take the projects a level higher. I really liked it. We also had to do an internship for half a year. I did mine at Robbie Networks in Utrecht. We also had an 3 day-schooltrip to Antwerpen which was really awesome! The internship sucked big time. unfortunately I couldn’t find many projects, but I’ll add them once I come across them 🙂

Intro

2008/2009: Class 3AV4
From now on the class would stick together, which was nice. We got loads of responsibility and freedom which we often used for the wrong reasons (; Again we had to do a half year internship. This time I worked at TinQwise in Hilversum. This internship was way better but I spent most of my time Photoshopping which got boring after like, a week.

Wonen op Water

Brand Yourself

Film: Wraak

Amnesty International

Portfolio 2009

2009/2010: Class 4AV3
This year started with an other internship. I worked as editor at the Evangelische Omroep in Hilversum. It was my best internship ever, I actually learned something! Haha.. I edited for 2 shows, Jong and Nederland Zingt. I also did the back stage episodes of Catherine Keyl with 2 other interns. the preparations of our exams started as soon as we got back to school. We did a lot of fun experiments and projects and had to focus on our individual and group exams. We also had a 7 day-schooltrip to Istanbul as the end of the 4 years we spend together! I loved it!

Your own program: Xcetra VJ

Koken met Pixels: My menu

Individual exam: Man bijt hond

Group exam: Stand animation

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Blog, Video

 

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Homework

We had an new school assignment: We had to make a tense scene about someone entering a room. Well, I think I succeeded to be honest 😉

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Blog, Video

 

Rabbit VS Carrot

I started this rotoscoop in my first year at the Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht, nearly 4 and a half years ago, and I decided to finish it at last! It took me 174 drawings I drew by hand. After that I had to scan them all in, that took me over 4 hours. But it was worth it ’cause I’m very proud of the result! 😀

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Video