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CURRICULUM VITAE

RUDI MERTENS° 24 juli 1966

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2019:

Co-director at GRID Lille (FR) (ZOE & MILO Tv Series)

Creative Director at Studio Souza

Storyboard on feature film TITINA (Mikrofilm)

2018:

Co-director at GRID Lille (FR) (ZOE & MILO Tv Series)
Director and storyboarder for GRID (BE) (Ziggy & The Zoo Tram, Dokter Derek)
Storyboarder for Submarine (Coppelia – feature Film) (NL)

2017:

Storyboards for: ARX Anima (Talking Tom TV series), Creative Conspiracy, Submarine, Salty Dog Pictures, Beast Animation, JEP Animation, Hahn Film, Grid (Ziggy & The Zoo Tram, Daily Fables),…

Teacher at RITCS Brussels – Animation Department

2016:

Storyboards for: Eyeworks-Warner Bros, ARX Anima, Lunanime, DDB Brussels, Xiola, Creative Conspiracy

Director : Eyeworks-Warner Bros, ViviFilm

Animation: Squarefish

2015:

Storyboards for: Thuristar-TeamTo, JEP animation, Eyeworks-Warner Bros, M2 Entertainment, ARX Anima, ViviFilm, Creative Conspiracy,…

2014:

• further development TV series “Dudels”( Warner Bros-Eyeworks) , “Bo’s Bazaar” (Vivifilm) ,”Tommie & Lotje”( Ciné Cris De Coeur)

• Scriptwriting for “Chickentown 2” – (1st day entertainment)

• Storyboards for: “oTTo’s Tall Tales” ( Creative Conspiracy), “Charly Vet” ( 1st Day Productions), “Lego Knights” ( M2 Entertainement), “Talking Tom” TV series ( ARX ANIM)

2013:

• Lead Storyboarder At TRAFFIX-CALIGARI – Feature Film “Coconut”

• further development TV series  script & Bible “Bo’s Bazaar” ( ViviFilm)

• storyboards for GRID ( brussels) “Hexe Lilly”

• storyboards & animatics for MIKROS ( brussels) “WAAROM-DAAROM” for flemish broadcaster KETNET

2012:

• development TV series and trailer for “Bo’s Bazaar” ( ViviFilm-ART’FX-Nozon)

• storyboards for TELEGAEL ( ireland) “Teenage Fairytale Dropouts” and “Chloe’s Closet”

• storyboards and animation for “SWR Fuchs” internet animation (JEP)

• Animation for internet “UN development aid” and energy drink commercial

• storyboard for “Otto’s Tall Tales” Pilot ( Eugene and Louise)

2011:

• “AYA” – Storyboards + animatic for 3D series ( Hoaxland – VTM)

• “Le Petit Nicolas” – 2D Animation ( Luxanimation)

• Chickentown – storyboard & animatics  3D TV series (1st day entertainment/Ellipse)

• Charly Vet – storyboard pilot for  TV series (1st day entertainment)

2009 – 2010:
• Director & Creator TV series “RUDOLF” 52 x 3’ (JEP-animation)
(Currently showing on Canal J and Gulli – distributed by Telescreen)
trailer:
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=KMdioZOmoNk
• 2D Animation for “Le Petit Nicolas” ( Luxanimation)
• Storyboards for “ Cowboy Klaus” ( JEP Animation)
• development of new TV series

2008:
Storyboard
• FEDEX ( Web comic commercial – 1st Day entertainment)
• La Série La plus Géniale Du Monde ( Pilot for TV series – 2 minutes Paris)
• Cajou ( TV series – 2 minutes Paris)
• Animal Police Department ( Pilot for TV series – JEP)
• Chickentown ( storyboard for pilot episode of 3D TV series – 1st day entertainment)
Animation
• Animal Police Department ( Pilot for TV series – JEP)
• Mullewapp ( Feature Film – Motionworks-2d3dAnimations-ENanimation )
• Energy Saving Tips ( 3’30” internet animation for EU – Mostra)
Character Design
• “Piraten” TV series (JEP)
Director
• “The Worlds Forgotten Boy” ( short animated film – pre production )

2007:
Storyboard
• Fiendish Fred ( Trailer – JEP )
• Sushi Pack ( Studio 352 )
Animation
• Brendan & The Secret Of Kells ( Feature Film – Cartoon Saloon/Walking The Dog/Vivi Film )
• Fiendish Fred (Trailer)
• Ethias Cinema Spot & TV spot (Paprika/Tim Trenson)
• Weinachtspudding Christmas Special (JEP/WDR) + animation supervision
Character Design• “Fred The Devil” TV seriesOther• Illustrations for Synovate/Censydiam
2006:

Storyboard

Storyboard Director “Secret Realm” 3D animated Feature ( Aqua Alta / Secret Realm Productions )
• Crash Test Dummies ( 13 X 30” TVshorts – JEP )• Macius ( 26X26 TV series Ellipse anim/DFJ)
•“Rudolf” TV series – ( 52 X 3 )Animation
• Crash Test Dummies ( 13 X 30” TVshorts – JEP )
Character Design• “Fred The Devil” TV seriesOther• Illustrations for Synovate/Censydiam
2005:
Storyboard Director
“Secret Realm” 3D animated Feature ( Aqua Alta / Secret Realm Productions ) Director & Creator •“Rudolf” 3 min. animated short
concept, storylines, character & background design, storyboard, lay-out•”HillMill” 60” Trailer for TV seriesStoryboard• Crash Test Dummies ( 13 X 30” TVshorts – JEP )• SAMBORA key sequence for 3D feature film ( Walking The Dog )
Animation
• Animation for “Rudolf” pilot episode
• Animation for “Rusty Knight songs” – 2 minute musical clips (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)• Animation for Crash Test Dummies ( 13 X 30” TVshorts – JEP)X-Sheet Timing
•  X-sheets for “”Robotboy” ( Alphanim)•  X-sheets for “Crash Test Dummies” (JEP)Character Design• “Fred The Devil” TV series

2004:

Animation• Animation for “Rusty Knight songs” – 2 minute musical clips (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)Storyboard• Storyboards for TV series“Koffergeschichten” and for series“Rusty Knight songs”  (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)
Lay-out  • Lay-outs for “Rusty Knight songs” (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)X-Sheet Timing
• X-sheets for “”Robotboy” ( Alphanim)Other:• Posing “Teufel Fred” (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)

2003:

Animation• Animation for “Rusty Knight songs” – 2 minute musical clips (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)Storyboard• Storyboards for “Rusty Knight songs” (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)
Lay-out  • Lay-outs for “Rusty Knight songs” (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)
• Lay-outs for “ Patatoes and Dragon” (DFJ-Alphanim)
• Lay-outs for the Christmas special “Rusty Knight” (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)X-sheet timing• X-sheets for “Cosmic Cowboys” ( Alphanim)
• X-sheet timing for “Derrick’s Biggest Case” – Animated Feature Film (Trickompany)

2002:

Storyboarder / X-sheet timing:     T.V.- series    • X-sheets for “Cosmic Cowboys” ( Alphanim)    • Storyboards and x-sheets for “ World Cup Wonders” ( 90 sec) (Live Media On Air)
• Storyboard revisions and x-sheet timing for “Albert Asks” (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)
Director:
• “Acaria” animated TV-series (52 X 7’)    (ONIRIA-BAF-Greenlight-ASL)
Other:• Model sheets for “Rusty Knight” (Jürgen Egenolf Productions)
• Webcomic Flash animation “Girls”, “Guys” (KARMA)  ( HYPERLINK “http://www.unionpoint.be” www.unionpoint.be)

2001:

Director:    • “Acaria” animated TV-series (52 X 7’)    (ONIRIA-BAF-Greenlight-ASL)2000:    Director:     • “Acaria” animated TV-series (52 X 7’)    (ONIRIA-BAF-Greenlight-ASL)     • “PeaceWeek” TV-spot (VRT-Wereldmediatheek)    Animator:     • TV-spots:     “Stassano”, “Wacko’s” (Unichips),     • other:     “Planet Internet”(Web) ,“Kinky & Cosy”(Web) ,             “Mamemo”(TVseries)    Lay-out posing:     Little Polar Bear (feature)
Character Design:    •“Lunchgarden” (GB),     •“Wacko’s” (Unichips)1999:    Director:     • TV-spot “je huis een thuis” (30”-USP)    • TV-pilot “Boer Teun” (13 min)
Storyboarder:     T.V.- series:     • “Space Goofs”/GAUMONT     • “Franklin” (Neurones/Nelvana)    • ” Norman Normal “(Graphics & Animation)             TV-spot:     •“Evergreen” (USP),    Animator:     • TV-spot “Casino” (Rooster Studio),     • videoclip “Coccocinel” (studio PIC PIC André),     • TV-spot “Le Mediateur Federal” (Trenson),    • TV-spot “VIVACE” (Standaert-GB),     • TV-series “LES SHADOKS” (Sofidoc),     • TV-spot “De Post/La Poste”work 1990 – 1998:
DirectorT.V.- series
“KNITO” Animated TV-series100 x 40”
1994-1995

T.V.- commercials“Léo” (sweets) LAMY/LUTTIPublicity spot for Second Chance Education Federation – BRTN television 1991 – 30”Publicity spot for Second Chance Education Federation – BRTN television 1996 – 30”“Free Clinic” (aids prevention  TVspot)other
“DOG EAT DOG” , Animated Short 6 min., oktober 1993“Keep Banging The Door” scratch movie
“Pump Up The Jam” (3’) musical videoclip  – Technotronic“boer teun” TV Pilot 13’30”Animator T.V.- series“Paco & Jojo”“ Knito” (VTM)“Hart Van Vlaanderen” (VTM)“Les Shadoks” (Sofidoc)T.V.- commercialsElectrabelE.E.GMeli“Kom Op Tegen Kanker” (Pix&Motion)“Leo” (Lamy-Lutti)“VW-AUDI”“Belvu”“Second Chance Education Federation”otherAnimated Short :  “Dog Eat Dog” , 6 min.TV Pilot “boer teun” 13’30”    TV pilot “Jommeke” “Applaus” animated short“Just To Be A Part Of It” animated short (S.O.I.L.)Lay-outT.V.- series“Urmel” / France Animation“Carland Cross” (Kid Cartoons)“Little Elvis” (Graphics & Animation)StoryboardT.V.- commercials“Léo”  / (Lamy-Lutti)
other:teacherdepartment animation (1998-1999)(1999-2000)SYNTRA Limburg – HasseltGouverneur Verwilghensingel 403500 HasseltBelgium

*Languages: Dutch (native), English, Frenchnotions of German

STUDIES

*Royal Academy of Fine ArtsMutsaertstraat 22000 AntwerpenGraphic Design1986-1987

*Higher Institute of the State for Drama and Media (RITS)Naamsestraat 371000 BrusselAnimated filmdiploma Artistiek Hoger Onderwijs juni 1990Cum Laude

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