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Jumping into 2019!

New year, new Appetite! We haven’t posted the entire 2018 but that’s not because we were sleeping. On the contrary – we’ve been busy making the storyboard, beautifully drawn by renowned animator Velislava Gospodinova . We’re looking forward to sharing some of the drawings with you once the process is complete!

Below: the new and redesigned Rabbit!

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character design appetite


Exhibition closing night

The exhibition closed on 28.09.2017 with a bang and a trippy concert by our teaser background animator Michael Schmacke’s band The Fake Masters. Thanks to everyone who supported us and ZeitZone Gallery!


Exhibition opening part 2

And some more photos from our fab opening this Saturday!


Exhibition report

Wow, this was really a great opening! We were blessed with a wonderful audience and all performances were very inspired! Thanks to everyone who came! More photos coming up…If you want to visit the exhibition, it’s open until September 28th. Contact us via our FB page to arrange a private viewing at the Zeitzone Gallery.


Installation in the making

We are making another rabbitstomach-y installation for our exhibition tomorrow at Zeitzone Gallery Berlin with Eva Garland and her little helper. And this is The Artist as an Airplane :)))) https://www.facebook.com/appetiteproject/videos/1620334591363466/

 

 


Postcards!

Our postcards are ready!  Come to the show at Zeitzone Berlin this Saturday and you can get one!

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Countdown to exhibition!

It’s coming up soon!

The date : 16.09.17 *****The place : Zeitzone Gallery, Berlin

You can see this and other APPETITE paintings, photos, an installation, work in progress and performances!

rabbit eats being2 print

rabbit eats being2_oil painitng by Yagama_here you can see the basis of the story in the rabbit’s digestive system


Storyboard artist

Stoked! Velislava Gospodinova, one of the best young animators in Bulgaria, will be doing our storyboard! She is the author of several internationally awarded movies such as “The Lighthouse” and “The Blood.” Check out the trailer for her newest movie, “Firebird”

You can find out more about her: velislavagospodinova.com and her FB fan page.


Appetite exhibition coming up soon!

It’s time for Appetite exhibition#2! Excited!

location: Galerie ZeitZone, Adalbertstr. 79, Kreuzberg, 10997 Berlin

duration: 15.09 – 28.09 2017
opening with performances: 16.09.2017, Saturday, 7 pm
Event on FB: https://web.facebook.com/events/109630993085624/

Works and concept by:
Yagama
Installation by Yagama and Eva Garland

Opening night performances:
World renowned contemporaty violinist Biliana Voutchkova, who is contributing her music to the APPETITE film http://www.bilianavoutchkova.net/ featuring the “I am hungry” poem read by Yagama
The Buzz Bullets – an appetizing new rock band created by APPETITE actor, drummer Lenjes Robinson, guitarist Yamirah Gercke, of Bad Ass Freaks fame, singer Nicole Kreyssel and the bassist Vivek Date. https://www.facebook.com/thebuzzbullets/

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Sky redo

This will be the new sky …

appetite posts


Updating our characters

We’ve been sprucing up our character design lately and we’re almost done!


Appetite at Surrealism Today

There’s a nice little article about our project on

http://www.surrealismtoday.com/appetite/

Check it out!


All Dreams Continue in the Beyond Exhibition

If you want to see some of the APPETITE paintings by Yagama and our video teaser just drop over to Berlin before July 30th 2016 and pay a visit to Cell63 Gallery 🙂

It’s a great and dreamy show all around, definitely worth a visit!

More info: http://www.cell63.com


Appetite teaser

Have a look at the teaser to the APPETITE film.
It’s a rough sketch of how the actual film will look and feel like.

APPETITE teaser from yagama on Vimeo.

Teaser directed, produced and written by Yagama
Cast:
The Queen Dieter Rita Scholl
The Journalist Ada Kowalewski
The General Lenjes Robinson
The Banker Tomer Dotan
The Servant Fan Yun Lo

DoP Katja Fedulova
Camera Operator Peter Bromme
Camera Assistant Caleb Shoop

Art Director Yagama
Costumes Odile Hautemulle
Prop artist Michi Ukawa
Set design and props Eva Garland
Make up artist Lilly Albishausen
Costume Assistants: Tiffany Baillet, Dalia Suglia

Character design and background animation Yagama
Character animation Xenia Ort
Background animation (stomach) Michael Schmacke
Animatic Aike Arndt
Animation set assistant (stomach) Vero Manchego

Sound designer Jon Dickens
Violin Biliana Voutchkova
Flugelhorn Mathieu Pé
Improvisation on “Musique d’ameublement_ No_ 1 Tenture de cabinet prefectural” by Eric Satie
Additional foley Yagama

Editing and post production (keying) Yagama
Post production, compositing and color correction Dominik Taylor
Post production consultant Sheldon Drake

Special thanks for the support to:
Paolo Polesello
and my family
as well as Medien Werkstatt Berlin
and Rixpack Hostel Berlin
Theaterhaus Mitte
as well as Christian Sonntag for the Making of photos

expected film length: 20 min max.


Our teaser is finally ready!

Here is a still…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PRODUCER!!!

If this looks interesting, write Yagama at yagamaya@gmail.com to get the link and the password to the full teaser on vimeo.

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Animating the teaser

Our animator Xenia Ort working on bits of the animation for the teaser.

Xenia Ort at the animation table

Xenia Ort at the animation table

Animation backgrounds by Yagama. Ready for action!

Animation backgrounds by Yagama. Ready for action!


Recording the background theme

We just recorded the background theme for APPETITE’s teaser, an improvisation on a famous contemporary composer who will remain a mystery for now. With our star violin player Biliana Voutchkova and sound designer Jonathan Dickens.
violin recording for the teaser


Animating the stomach

We’ve shot the stomach animation! Here’s a little making of stopmotion with our animators  Michael Schmacke and Yagama.


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Work in progress…

This month, we’ve been preparing the animatic for the teaser, doing rough edits of the live footage and finishing the animation set. Here are some pictures of it, as work on it progresses. It will be animated using stopmotion by animator Michael Schmacke and composited with other components to create to world inside the Rabbit’s stomach.


Happy holidays :)

And an appetizing New Year to everybody!

Detail of our teaser set, shot Nov 3. 2013,  photo by Christian Sonntag

Detail of our teaser set, shot Nov 3. 2013, photo by Christian Sonntag


We shot the teaser!

We just shot the live action part of our teaser in a friendly studio in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

On the photo below -the wonderful Appetite CAST and CREW after our teaser shoot this Sunday, November 3rd! ♥

It was a special day – new moon, solar eclipse, Diwali – the Festival of Light in India, retrograde Mercury – time to finish what you started. We sure head a lot of fun during that 12 hour + shooting. Now it’s time to start on the teaser animation and post production… still a long way but we made a big step in the right direction!

Appetite crew_3.11.2013_photo by Christian Sonntag

Appetite crew_3.11.2013_photo by Christian Sonntag


Appetite is now on FB

We have succumbed to the global appetite for social networking and joined the matrix … so you can follow us on our beastly journey 🙂

 https://www.facebook.com/appetiteproject


Happy New Year!

Dear crew, friends and supporters, happy new 2013! Thank you all for standing by the project and being part of it! Let’s make the new year a successful one for all of us and “Appetite”! Wish you all success and lots of joy 🙂

with gratitude, Yagama

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New Animation-Inspiration Painting by Yagama

This painting shows our famous purple rabbit in a non-violent mood as he sits in the grass, waiting for the right time…

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