Aallonmurtaja Title Sequence
Written, Directed & Cinematography by Tero Ahonen
Assisted by Jesse Pyysalo
Edited by Jussi-Petteri Kemppainen & Tero Ahonen
Music by Antony Bentley & Mikko Joensuu
Client: Warner Bros. International Television Production Finland
Aallonmurtaja TV series directed by Mika Kurvinen
Premiere 2.9. at C More Suomi, MTV3, MTV
A live visual VJ set for Meidän Festivaali celebrating Jean Sibelius and especially his wife, Aino. Together with my brother we produced visuals for 4 concerts in total.
We did not know of the performances in advance, so I built a live visual set capable of adapting to any type of music. All effects were reactive to the music being played and we could control things by hand as well during the live performance. 2 persons were required to control the visuals and keep them going at all times. It felt like playing an instrument as a member of the band. We could play off of the performers and they of us as they were encompassed by the screen.
I also designed the stage which was a first for me.
In this presentation I describe the creation of the 3D-like rigging in Adobe After Effects to produce 2D animation with hand-drawn qualities for Angry Birds Toons.
Adobe: How did Rovio Animation get started?
Kemppainen: After Rovio’s amazing success in mobile gaming, the company decided to expand its offerings to include more entertainment and publishing offerings. I founded a studio in 2007 named Kombo, which Rovio purchased in 2010. I then became one of the co-founders of Rovio Animation and was responsible for creating an Adobe After Effects rigging system for the characters in the Angry Birds Toons cartoon.
It is an historical movie set in Helsinki in the period from 1905 until 1944. Among its motifs are the often vain search for happiness, love and prosperity. It tells the stories of the aristocratic Lilliehjelm family, the middle-class Widing family and the poor Kajander family from the Finland’s independence through the Civil War and the Roaring Twenties, and ending during the Second World War.
A short animated film about 2 mail-robots that encounter an abandoned package. I was contacted by the director duo Mariko & Ismo after they had seen my music video Pieni ja Ihmeellinen. They loved its style and wanted to create an animated movie using the same visual style.
This time we went even bolder with matching various animation styles and we introduced traditional stop motion puppet animation and servo controlled robots. We also expanded our use of costumed live action elements as parts of puppets.
The animation that I created as an extra piece for my graduation thesis from Lahti University of Applied Sciences – The Institute of Design in 2006. The background painting was done by artist Pekka Veikkolainen and the sound design was done by Joonatan Portaankorva.