This is another short film commissioned by the Dutch State Forestry or Staatsbosbeheer. For a second time I was asked to create a film that explains the environmental developments in a beautiful nature reserve called Oostvaardersplassen. This animation shows the changes needed for foliage protection, and the need to protect sapling trees from grazing deer. A more varied landscape ensures a more durable habitat for the endangered birds that depend on the area for nesting grounds and foraging.
Dynamic and Changing
|Director: Marlyn Spaaij|
|Writer: Michiel Snijders, Marlyn Spaaij|
|Producer: Michiel Snijders|
|Design: Marlyn Spaaij|
|Animation: Marlyn Spaaij & Jelle Brunt|
|Sound & Mix: Jeroen Nadorp|
|Voice: Ingrid-Anne Boersen|
|Client: Staatsbosbeheer, Provincie Flevoland|
Working with the park rangers was an absolute delight as I was allowed into the nature reserve that's closes off to the general public. I took many photo's of the surroundings and the animals, to be later used for inspiration while animating the film.
The production of the film took three weeks and I focused on a watercolor paint style, that was rough and sketch-like. On this second film I decided to use more bright and vivid colors giving it a more spring-time feel.