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Thomas Grootoonk


"Most of his work consists of manipulated realities and strange worlds"

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Thomas Grootoonk is a visual artist from the Netherlands, who has experience in different aspects of creative video and media productions. Main techniques are film and stop-motion animation, from music videos and short films to documentaries and promotional work.

The 27 year old studies Media Art at Academy Minerva, School for Fine Art & Design in Groningen. Before he got started at Minerva he studied Psychology at the the Rijks University Groningen. It was during these studies that he found out that he would rather spend his time doing something creative. Now he loves experimenting with film and animation!

Most of his work consists of manipulated realities and strange worlds, influenced by lucid dreams and his childhood. Also the interaction between music and visuals, which create strong atmospheres, is typical for his work.

In his own studio, Thomas uses professional digital equipment and computer software, perfect to deliver HD content for media platforms like television and internet. For more information about these possibilities, please contact Thomas using the contact form.


Hieronder een overzicht van het werk van Thomas Grootoonk


Fields of Poetry

De videoclip Fields of Poetry van Tangarine is gemaakt door videokunstenaar Thomas Grootoonk die eerder ook de video voor Tangarine's This old robe maakte. Na het succes van This old robe besloten ze weer samen te werken, wat resulteert in een prachtige video, gedeeltelijk opgenomen in Het Oude RKZ te Groningen. “De sfeer en het historische karakter van het gebouw sluiten perfect aan bij de single” aldus Thomas.


Mam

A portrait of the house where I was born, dedicated to my mom.
Created in 2007, Emmen (the Netherlands)


This Old Robe

Official music video for This Old Robe by Tangarine & Friends. Video created by Thomas Grootoonk.


Frame

This is a greenscreen video manipulation made by Thomas Grootoonk.
Created in 2006, Groningen


Window

Created by Thomas Grootoonk, 2005 Groningen (the Netherlands)
Music: Jon brion - Drive in


Tea Bag

My first stop motion animation
Created by Thomas Grootoonk, 2005


24/7

24/7 is een korte film van Thomas Grootoonk.

Vroeger waren we nog bang voor het glurende oog van Big Brother, nu willen we zelf zoveel mogelijk met de buitenwereld delen. Zo laten de zogenoemde 'lifecasters' 24 uur per dag 7 dagen per week hun leven vrijwillig filmen door een webcam, waardoor iedereen op internet kan meekijken. De vraag is natuurlijk waarom deze mensen zich zo via live streams willen blootgeven. In ieder geval is één ding zeker: hun privacy is ver te zoeken.

Deze korte film is gemaak voor het Privacy Project.
(www.privacyproject.nl is een initiatief van VPRO's Holland Doc, het multimediale podium voor documentaires van de Publieke Omroep.)


"An Animated Short Film"

A stop-motion animation about a boy who longs for a more vivid and brighter world. Character design, animated and directed by Thomas Grootoonk Music composed and performed by Thomas Grootoonk
Created in 2006, Groningen. (the Netherlands)


Professor van Giffen Animation - Horse Grave

A stop motion animation about a horse grave that was part of the 'Professor van Giffen en het geheim van de Wierden' exhibition in Groningen. Made for the Groninger Museum in collaboration with Thomas Grootoonk. Created in 2005, Groningen (the Netherlands)


Blinking Eyes TEST

A blinking eye test movie. The blinking frames are digitally manipulated with Photoshop


Motion Tracking - Match Move TEST

A motion tracking test on a Sunflower. A virtual camera is added and locked on one of the leaves.


100fps TEST

Smooth slow motion capture with my Sony HVR-V1P


Metsens

Metsens Home Information Management promo.
Shot/Edited by Thomas Grootoonk.


The BluesKings Interview

Part of the live registration of The Blues Kings. Interview by Gerrit Miedema of MadeInDrenthe.
Shot/Edited by Thomas Grootoonk.


David Peek – ‘Bliss, A search for…

Part of the live registration DVD made for Dprojcts.
Shot/Edited and DVD menu by Thomas Grootoonk.


Ohmega

-a progressive and psychedelic gathering-


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