The adventure of our own animated short film has come to a positive end and we are excited to submit our story to our favorite film festivals.
LOGLINE: An elderly couple seem to have lost their affections for one another. One day at the beach, after falling asleep, something incredible happens with them - something that rekindles their long lost romantic feelings.
Written, directed and produced by: Daniela Leitner
Design: Daniela Leitner
Camera and Editing: Christian Leitner, Daniela Leitner
Music - composed and performed by: Fabian Baumgartner, Marina Viotti, Silvia Ponce Marti, Anna Isabel Chan Flores recorded and mixed by: Silvio Canazei
Sound Design and Editing: Silvio Canazei
Rigging: Christopher Hofmann
Animation: Christian Leitner, Martin Lorenz, Markus Wagner
Additional Animation: Simon Griesser
Coloring: Daniela Leitner, Lip Comarella
Compositing: Simon Griesser, Daniela Leitner
Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien - MA7
NACHSAISON (Late Season) Teaser
Paper sculpture commissioned by agency mama said no for the ALFA ROMEO launch event at the Italian Embassy in Vienna.
I was asked to artistically interpret some of the brands values into a paper and wood design. Together with four other designs the exhibiton framed the event for ALFA ROMEO's new car model Stelvio.
Client: Alfa Romeo
Agency: mama said no
Date: Feb 2017
BALANCE: F.S.C. certified lignin and acid free paper on waxed driftwood (Chiemsee)
SUSTAINABLILITY: F.S.C. certified lignin and acid free paper on driftwood (Chiemsee)
MONTBLANC | THE MAGIC OF CRAFT
Once again, I was glad to support the team of Salon Alpin for the stopmotion-project "The Magic of Craft". Within this traditional animation technique, it was our main focus to strike a balance between free artistic interpretation and the actual representation of the charming world of Montblanc.
My task in this wonderful endeavor was finding the design language and creating the characters. It was a treat to work with such a dedicated team.
Client: Montblanc Int.
Agency: Scholz & Friends Berlin
Release Date: Nov 2016
Production, direction, production design: Salon Alpin - Lip Comarella, Simon Griesser
Character design and painting: Daniela Leitner
Puppet construction, rig: Oldskull FX
Animation, setconstruction: COLA
Sounddesign and music: fifth music, Matthias Hacksteiner
CGI: Christoph Schindelar, Ricardo Manso
Making-Of: Rui Telmo Romão, Simon Griesser
Team Salon Alpin: Philipp Comarella, Simon Griesser, Daniela Leitner, João Faria, Simon Häggström
Team Oldskull: João Rapaz, Paula Sofia, Guilherme Gamito, Catarina Silva, Sergio Reis, Martha Viana
Team COLA: Bruno Caetano, Ana Bossa, Ricardo Mata, Telmo Romão
Motion control: Vitor Estudante, Mauricio Martins
Sonntag ist Anders
I was asked to sculpt the new Image Campaign "SONNTAG IST ANDERS" for the Austrian Newspaper "Die Presse am Sonntag". Together with Salon Alpin we designed the key-visual.
Rudolf Schwarz (Managing Director at "Die Presse"): "Journalism is a craft, thats why in this project in particular we valued real handcraft. The scene was exclusivly created out of paper. The campaign is as genuine, as our standards of quality. It not only visualises our passion for the craft of journalism but also combiends tradition and innovation."
Project: DIE PRESSE - "Sonntag ist Anders"
Date: July 2015
Papercraft: Daniela Leitner
Design: Daniela Leitner, Philipp Comarella/Salonalpin
Agency: Traktor Wien
Photographer: Bernd Preiml
Making Of: Philipp Comarella, Simon Griesser, Daniela Leitner
CCA Vienna: “Bronze Venus”/category Illustration, 2016
CCA Vienna: “Bronze Venus”/cat. Art Direction, 2016
We are very honored that this project was part of the exhibition "AT FIRST SIGHT" in the Vienniese Art Museum "Wien Museum Karlsplatz".
On Okt 30th the Annual Austrian Conference on Computer Graphics and Animation – PIXELvienna 10th edition took place. Salon Alpin created the keyvisuals and a brief opening intro. I was very honored to have been asked to transfer the key art design into an analog 3d-sculpture.
After that Simon Griesser and his companion Joao Faria worked their Magic: Every shot was recorded around 10 times with the same cameramotion and different light setups including projections with a beamer. The combination of the footage through a matte that resembles a render process reveals piece by piece the final model.
Project: PIXEL VIENNA X Titles
Client: PIXEL VIENNA
Production: Salon Alpin
Direction and Art Direction: Philipp Comarella, Simon Griesser, Daniela Leitner
Team: Philipp Comarella, Simon Griesser, Daniela Leitner, Joao Faria
Music and Sounddesign: fifth music
MONTBLANC | WINTER TALE
This online film is part of a Christmas campaign of the brand Montblanc. It embodies their core message “Made by Hand” and tells a tale of a Parisian winter wonderland.
The movie came out in 4 episodes the weeks before Christmas. It is set in a handcrafted scenery made entirely out of paper and, except for a few minor effects, makes no use of computer animation.
Project: Parision Wintertale – Montblanc
Release Date: Dec 2014
Agency: Scholz & Friends Berlin
Production: Salon Alpin
Direction: Philipp Comarella, Simon Griesser
Design/Papercraft: Daniela Leitner
Story: Tatiana de Rosnay
Team: Phillip Comarella ,Simon Griesser, Daniela Leitner, Joao Faria, Ana Oliveira, Anna Bertsch, Vito Estudante
Music and Sounddesign: undisclosed, Making of Music: Peter Nanasi
CCA Vienna: Gold Venus/category Illustration, 2015
CCA Vienna: Gold Venus/category Art Direction, 2015
Reddot Award: Winner in Advertising Illustration, Advertising Film and Digital Campain, 2015
Shortlisted Cannes Lions, 2015
ADC Deutschland: Silver/category Illustration, 2x Nomination Winner/categories Film and Animation, 2015
ADC Europe: Silver/category Illustration and Photography, 2x Nomination Winner/categories Graphic Design and Film & Radio, 2015