STIJN VALKENBORG / CHARACTER ANIMATION DIRECTOR

After discovering 3D animation in high school, Stijn moved to Brussels for a masters degree in Animation at the Rits film school. There he discovered his true passion, character animation. 

He started to work for high end vfx studios and eventually ended up being lead animator at Larian studios, Belgiums greatest game developer. Here he set up a motion capture pipeline and acted as animator, technical director and line producer. After this experience he went back to the roots of animation and finished the animation mentor online course.

Having both technical knowledge and advanced character animation skills, Stijn has worked as a freelancer for high end animation studios where he participated on award winning commercials and did animation design for tv series. 

After more than 10 years of working in the industry, he has mastered most of the professional 3D software and has worked with many different pipelines. His enthusiasm, positive attitude and attention to detail makes him a welcome member of any team. 

Filmography

2013 : “Luke and Lucy” series pilot / facial rigging & animation supervision / Grid “Scrameustach” series pilot / facial rigging & animation supervision / Grid “Kanaal Z” intros for broadcast / animation / Sabouge
“Entremont apericheese” commercial / animation / Creative Conspiracy “Lu Barni” commercial / layouts / Creative Conspiracy 

“Tetrapac” commercial / animation / Creative Conspiracy 

2012 : “Quest” feature film / layouts / Grid
“Quest – Dancing haggis” app / animation / Grid
“JansenPharma Tags” commercial / animation / Creative Conspiracy “Annecy teaser : Toctoc” trailer / animation / Creative Conspiracy “Cracotte chocolat, fibres” billboards / animation / Creative Conspiracy “Ethias” billboards / animation / Creative Conspiracy
“Uki Zuidstation” promo Uki / animation / Creative Conspiracy 

2011 : “Ethias MiniOmniumPlus” commercial / animation / Creative Conspiracy “Cibavision” instructional / animation / Creative Conspiracy
“Ray and Ruby” series trailer / lead animator / Creative Conspiracy “TocToc” series pilot / skinning / Creative Conspiracy 

“De lijn Crabs” commercial / animation / Creative Conspiracy
“De lijn Ants” commercial / animation / Creative Conspiracy
“Ethias Buurtfixers” commercial / animation / Creative Conspiracy “Tictac” bumpers idool 2011 / modeling, rigging, animation / Sabouge 

2010 : “Klumpies” series intro / layouts, animation / Creative Conspiracy
“Uki” series / layouts / Creative Conspiracy
“Ethias Smiles” Commercial / animation, facial blendshapes, skinning / Creative Conspiracy
“Cibavision” instructional / animation / Creative Conspiracy
“Pingping” instructional / animation / Plan78 

2009 : “Klumpies” series / set modeling, layouts / Creative Conspiracy 

2006 : “HMI” logo / modeling, animation / Unscene
“Disney Witch” merchandise / modeling for 3D print / Adimex “Superman” merchandise / modeling for 3D print / Adimex
“Disney Mickey & Minnie” merchandise / modeling for 3D print / Adimex “Disney Winnie the pooh” merchandise / modeling for 3D print / Adimex “Spongebob” merchandise / modeling for 3D print / Adimex 

2005 : “AZG : Human Ball” commercial / animation / Grid-vfx
“Klumpies” series trailer / modeling, facial blendshapes, animation / Creative Conspiracy
“Disney – Cars” merchandise / modeling for 3D print / Adimex
“Agfa” corporate / modeling, shading / Unscene
“Danette pistache” commercial / modeling, animation, shading / Creative Conspiracy
“Divinity 2 : ego draconis” game / modeling, animation / Larian Studios 

2004 : “Volvo Parts” corporate / modeling, shading / Unscene
“Disney Winnie the pooh” merchandise / modeling for 3D print / Adimex “KetnetKick” intro video / modeling, rigging, animation / Larian Studios “KetnetKick” game / modeling, rigging, animation / Larian Studios “Eurinpro” corporate / modeling, animation / Djeeni 

2003 : “Beyond Divinity” game / rigging, animation / Larian Studios