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Playgrounds Digital Arts Fest 2012 20 November / Playgrounds vs Submarine Channel Stadsschouwburg / Amsterdam 22 & 23 November / Playgrounds Digital Art Fest 013 / Tilburg www.playgroundsfestival.nl www.submarinechannel.com

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Playgrounds Festival

20 + 22 + 23 November

Welcome to Playgrounds Digital Arts Festival 2012!

— Every year we are surprised by the huge positive response we receive after every edition. It gives us the energy to do it again. By the fact that you are joining us and the more than kind presence of some of the brightest creative minds in the world, we are sure we will make a great edition once again.  This year we chose the slogan 'Cut the Crap', because we really like a nononsense attitude. It also refers to the political climate in the Netherlands. A lot is changing. There's a constant fear of losing money.Great people are losing their jobs and we are losing our brand as the world's most tolerant country. That sucks. Cut the crap is about making the best out of it. Pick up those pieces, glue them back together and find some new shapes while you're at it. Meet some nice, inspiring people, have a beer, share ideas, listen to good music, make great stuff and enjoy doing it. Don't focus on money or crazy politicians, but stay put on your inspirations and enthusiasm.  Cut the crap and make the best out of it. Thank you for making this possible and we hope you will enjoy Playgrounds!    Cheers! Leon van Rooij and the Playgrounds team :) and Submarine Channel.

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Content

27

Timetable Tilburg

8 Antfood

28

Job, Joris & Marieke

9 Daniels

29

Jurjen Versteeg

10

David Wilson

30

Jordi Pages

12

Digital District

31 ManvsMachine

13

Digital Domain

32

Mikey Please

15

Felicie Haymoz

33

Operation Ajax

16

Floris Kaayk

35 PepperMelon

17

Fons Schiedon

37 Raveyards

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Forget the film, watch the Titles

38

Sil van der Woerd

19

Henry Hobson

39

Sound of Stereo

20

Huoratron

41

Zombie Nation

21

Industrial Light & Magic

45

Playgrounds Awards

6

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Alex Trochut

22 FLX.

48 Sponsorships

23

Electronight Tilburg

49 Sponsorships

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Location Amsterdam

50

25

Timetable Amsterdam

51 Organisation

26

Timetable Tilburg

52

Tickets & transport Locations Tilburg


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Alex Trochut

Tilburg Artist talk Thursday 22 November 013 Dommelsch Zaal 13:30

— Alex  Trochut is Barcelona’s number one graphic designer and illustrator. A few examples of companies he works for are The Guardian, Coca Cola, Converse and The Rolling Stones. Alex won several awards i.a. an ADC Young Gun and a CQ Award. His first jobs after school were with Toormix and Vasava, perfect places for him to explore, refine and deploy his magical typographic skills. Thriving in intense merging of typography, lettering and illustration, he has created a style of his own. His work has gained him a great reputation in the design industry. Alex has the ability to use existing typefaces and manipulate them in a way that makes them feel unique, fresh and spontaneous. His work is rich with elegant, brilliantly detailed executions that simultaneously convey indulgence and careful, restrained control. Alex is driven by a desire to constantly evolve, which can be seen in his eidetic body of work.

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www.alextrochut.com


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Antfood

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Artist talk

Artist talk

Tuesday 20 November Friday 23 November Stadsschouwburg

013 Dommelsch Zaal

19:30

11:20

— Antfood  is a creative audio studio that composes music, sound design and experiences for popular media. Their talented team of creators and producers realize audio solutions that tell stories, evoke emotion and drive campaigns. They like to work unconventional and are in their element with squirming, analog-tape leeches, moaning coeds, screaming guitar goats, and brain-exploding psychedelia. Work by Antfood includes Good Books 'Metamorphosis', spots for Google and the F5 Opening Titles (for which they teamed up with Buck). Over the years Antfood has collected several awards like the Art Director’s Club Young Guns 9 award and Best Original Music at the Ciclope International Advertising Craft Festival in Buenos Aires. Speakers at Playgrounds are Wilson Brown and Sean McGovern. Wilson is a creative director, composer and multimedia artist. Sean is vital to the management and execution of Antfood's projects. Antfood says: “It's always fun to rock out and get a little weird”.

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www.antfood.com


Daniels

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Artist talk

Artist talk

Tuesday 20 November Thursday 22 November Stadsschouwburg

013 Dommelsch Zaal

15:20

14:15

— The  Daniels are Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. They make absurd music videos, adverts and short films. The duo is best known for music videos for the bands FM Belfast, The Shins and Foster the People as well as the viral video, ‘Dogboarding’. Kwan and Scheinert consider themselves interchangeable, which fits in with their mixture of live action and animation, and the sense of humor apparent in both their films and personae. This is what Scheindert said about The Hundreds in the Hands video ‘Pigeons’: “We have a reputation for being special effects guys, but we're like an effects artist's nightmare because we make things up as we go. While 3D animation is usually all about this mathematical precision of creating detailed dropshadows and back reflections, we just wanted to see if we could make a girl throw up fireworks.” We don’t think the Daniels will throw up fireworks at Playgrounds, but we can’t promise.

www.danieldaniel.us

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David Wilson

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Artist talk

Artist talk

Tuesday 20 November

Thursday 22 November

Stadsschouwburg

De NWE Vorst / Gr zaal

14:00

20:00

— David  Wilson is a London-based artist and director who is a regular guest at Playgrounds. Coming from an illustration background, David first started getting recognition for his work with his music video for Moray McLarens We Got Time, in which he was able to achieve live in-camera animation combined with live action via an old animation device called a Praxiniscope. Since then he has developed his music video directorial skills in ever-shifting ways; creating acclaimed videos for artists such as We Have Band, The Maccabees, Japanese Popstars, Metronomy and David Guetta. Most recently, David was responsible for creating IKEA’s latest UK TV commercial, where he brought flat-pack Swedish home furnishings to life through a variety of hand drawn, physical and CG animation effects. David is giving an exclusive workshop at BKKC on Friday 23rd at 10.30. All information and obligatory registration at www.bkkc.nl/davidwilson.

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www.thisisdavidwilson.com


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Digital District

Tilburg Artist talk Thursday 22 November 013 dommelsch zaal 16:15

— Digital  District is a French creative studio specialized in visual effects and motion graphics. Digital District was founded in 2008 and has worked on such varied projects as The Artist, Babylon AD and Bodies, as well as high profile commercials for Peugeot, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen. Each project gets special attention: fluid character animations, abstract graphics, and R & D. Digital District works with a team of experts in every sector of post-production: flame operators, animators, 3D modelers and production managers. Whatever the extent of the visual ambitions, Digital District will always make a creative film.

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www.digital-district.fr


Digital Domain

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Artist talk

Artist talk

Tuesday 20 November Friday 23 November Stadsschouwburg

013 Dommelsch Zaal

20:30

14:15

— In  his five-year career at Digital Domain, v van der Lek has contributed significantly to several blockbuster films. He most recently served as digital environments lead on The Avengers and Real Steel, which was nominated for an Oscar. Previously, Justin was an environment artist on Percy Jackson & The Olympians, and he held similar roles on G.I. Joe and The Mummy 3. Prior to DD, he did vfx work on films including Pirates 2, tv shows such as Bones, and the video game Killzone 2. Justin hails from Utrecht and graduated from G.L.U.  With a life-long passion for Special Makeup Effects, Jacqueline Makkee has been working in H'wood for the past six years. Moving to L.A. in 2006, she graduated from Joe Blasco's famous make-up school and started working for studios on Men In Black 3, The Avengers, Thor, TRON Legacy and Transformers 3.

www.digitaldomain.com

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Felicie Haymoz

Tilburg Artist talk Thursday 22 November De NWE Vorst / Grote zaal 20:00

— Working  as a character designer and illustrator, Felicie Haymoz is currently living in Brussels, Fribourg (Switzerland), and Brooklyn (USA). Basically, she is spending a lot of time on airplanes. So of course, it was no problem when we asked her to fly to Tilburg for Playgrounds to come tell all about her first steps on Max&Co in Switzerland. And about the time when she moved to London to design the characters of Fantastic Mr.Fox, directed by Wes Anderson. And about her first short film ‘Je Maudis Ma Nuit’, a dreamy black and white film, a mix of live action and stop motion animation. And about the time she did character design for Aardman and Laika House. Yes, we are very happy she is willing to step into that plane again, because we are very anxious to hear her stories.

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Floris Kaayk

Amsterdam Young Talent Talk Show Tuesday 20 November Stadsschouwburg 21:15

— Floris  Kaayk (1982) developed a fascination for the world of insects, evolution, technology and dark futuristic visions . These themes form the basis for his animated nature documentary "The Order Electrus" he made in 2005. His second shortfilm, Metalosis Maligna (2006) is a fictional documentary about a disease which happens to people with a medical implant in their bodies. Both films were rewarded with several awards. In 2010 he finished The Origin of Creatures, in which Kaayk presents a post-apocalyptic worlds, with silent mutated body parts as residents. The Origin of Creatures won 9 festival awards and was picked as the Dutch entry for the Academy Awards 2011. His latest project called Human Birdwings tells the story of Jarno Smeets (played by Floris Kaayk). A young man who had the universal dream about flying like a bird. By taking advantage of the DIY revolution, he designed a haptic flapping wing-system which made it possible to fly like a bird.This very well-prepared social media-project was covered all over the world and millions of people saw the first flight of Jarno. Floris Kaayk became the first (F)lying Dutchman in the best online hoax ever.

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Fons Schiedon

Tilburg Artist talk Thursday 22 November 013 dommelsch zaal 15:30

— Fons  Schiedon is a visual artist, originally from The Netherlands but now living in Berlin, Germany. He has directed several short films and participated in exhibitions around the globe. Revolving around concepts of narratives and representation, his work explores the principle of ´make believe´ and the immersive role of art, cinema and popular culture in the formation of this principle. His work has been featured internationally by magazines, books, websites and festivals such as Onedotzero, Eye, BLEND and Elephant. He regularly provides coaching and tutoring at universities and residency programs and has been a juror at film festivals. Over the last 10 years he has given dozens of lectures and workshops in Germany, the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands. Yes, this is not his first time at Playgrounds and we hope it won´t be his last.

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Forget the Film, Watch the Titles

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Screening

Screening

Tuesday 20 November

Thu 22 Nov / Fri 23 Nov

Stadsschouwburg Foyer

013 Kleine Zaal

all day

Thu 12:30 / Fri 14:45

— You  know what they say about first impressions... Founded in 2006, Forget the Film, Watch the Titles is a Submarine Channel project that puts the spotlight on title design for film, tv and events, giving this exciting, niche art form the attention it deserves. The website harbors a growing collection of 170+ titles for film, tv, and events made by over 100 designers. But there's more: video interviews with title designers, Making Of features, a DVD, exhibitions, events, and screening programs. At Playgrounds we present the try-out screening of a brandnew screening program featuring a selection of the best title sequences made between 2010 and now.

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Henry Hobson

Amsterdam Artist talk Tuesday 20 November Stadsschouwburg 12:00

— Not  too long after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, designer and director Henry Hobson created a series of commercials for the BBC that got him on the radar of Prologue, Kyle Cooper's studio. Hobson was ‘snapped up and transported out to L.A.’ where he worked as a creative director and graphic designer on a series of distinctive title sequences that combined old school analogue handiwork with cuttingedge digital techniques, including Rango, The Walking Dead, Robin Hood, Fright Night and Sherlock Holmes. In 2010 Hobson left Prologue to pursue other creative avenues with a live action emphasis. He directed a viral teaser for Resistance 3, and lately titles for Snow White and The Huntsman. Hobson is currently busy working on prepping his first two feature film directing projects: Maggie, a tough emotional zombie drama, and Caves of Steel, a sci-fi film at Fox based on a book by Isaac Asimov.

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Huoratron (live)

Tilburg Music Friday 23 November 013 Dommelsch Zaal 02:45

— Huoratron  is the brainchild of electronic music producer Aku Raski who started it as a musical project in 2002 and then adopted the name himself. Huoratron is in his own world, composing deep, hard, techno beats that are loved by both heavy metal fans and punk kids. His high-energy sound can only be rivaled by the energy of the crowd. Huoratron learned his trade when he began dissecting the sounds from Gameboys and transforming them into a sound no one has laid their ears on. Although he’s no longer using Gameboys to craft his sound, Huoratron produces the kind of music that makes people purge their inner feelings to become one with the sound. His album doesn’t fall short of that description. ‘Cryptocracy’ will have you wanting to thank the mad scientist himself.

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Industrial Light & Magic

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Artist Talk

Artist Talk

Tuesday 20 November Friday 23 November stadsschouwburg

013 dommelsch zaal

16:30

15:30

— For  over thirty years Industrial Light and Magic (a division of Lucasfilm Ltd.) has set the standard for visual effects . They have created some of the most stunning images in the history of film. From the earliest creation of wholly  computergenerated characters in The Abyss, Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park to the startling breakthroughs in films such as Twister, Star Wars The Phantom Menace. Jorik Dozy is an Art Direction and visual effects graduate from Amsterdam, Holland. Jorik moved to Hollywood CA at the age of 20 where he attended Gnomon School of Visual Effects. While attending there, Jorik freelanced for various companies including Digital Domain. Right after graduating Jorik moved to San Francisco where Industrial Light & Magic offered him a positionin their matte painting department. Since then Jorik worked on various films and most recently moved to Singapore to join the ILM Singapore matte painting team. Some of his recent credits include, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol and The Avengers.

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FLX. Installaties Amsterdam

Amsterdam Gaming Tuesday 20 November stadsschouwburg All day

— To  keep you busy during the breaks, we've installed the game installation FLX. in Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. FLX. is truly a one-of-a-kind multiplayer racing game for Xbox, created by multi-media uberlord Han Hoogerbrugge (Pro Stress, HOTEL) and game designer Sander van der Vegte (Rocket Riot). FLX. is game for four players. Using the Xbox Kinect motion sensor, players control a character that is connected to the other game characters by means of an elastic band. You're stuck to each other, but the goal is to make it to the end of the track while engaging with the oddest of obstacles. FLX. is a fun to play AND fun to watch. FLX. is one of three short video games developed as part of the game research project A Split Second – a collaboration between Submarine Channel and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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Playgrounds Afterparty

22:00 Schoolplein

Electro Night 013 //////////

23:30 Raveyards

Dommelschzaal

00:30

Sound of Stereo

01:30

Zombie Nation

02:45 Huoratron 03:45

- End of the night

Tickets

Pre-sale: 10 € / At door: 15 € /

PLAYGROUNDS WRISTBAND: FREE ENTRANCE

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Location Amsterdam

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Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Leidseplein 26 1017 PT Amsterdam


Amsterdam Playgrounds vs

Tuesday 20 November

Submarine Channel

—P  rogramme Day

10:00

Badge Pick-Up

10:30

Welcome/Opening titles

10:40

Mikey Please

11:20

ManvsMachine

12:00

Henry Hobson

12:45

- Break

14:00

David Wilson

14:40 Peppermelon 15:20 Daniels 16:00

- Break

16:30

Industrial Light and Magic

17:15

Sil van der Woerd with Rutger Hauer

18:00

- End of afternoon

—A  ll day

Game Installation FLX. by Hoogerbrugge Palm Top Theater demonstration Screening: Forget the Film, Watch the Titles Screening: 2Pause.com

—P  rogramme Evening

19:30 Antfood 20:05 Operation Ajax 20:30 Digital Domain 21:15 Young NL Talent Talkshow 21:40 Afterparty with Superstijl.nl 23:45 END

Program subject to change. No rights to this schedule are linked.

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Tilburg Thursday 22 November

—0  13 / Programme Day

Dommelsch zaal

09:45

Badge Pick-Up

10:25

Opening titles, welcome and thanks

Jordi Pages

10:35 Peppermellon 11:20

Mikey Please

12:05

Playgrounds Screening

12:15

- Lunch break

13:30

Alex Trochut

14:15 Daniels

— Kleine zaal

15:00

- Drink break

15:30

Fons Schiedon

16:15

Digital District

17:00

- End of afternoon

10.30

Playgrounds Awards Nominations

screening

12:30

Forget The Film, Watch the Titles

13:30

Best of AKV St-Joost

16:00 2Pause 17:15

KONKAV Networking and Drinks

—N  WE Vorst

20:00

Animate! Illustrate! with Felicie Haymoz

Grote zaal

21:30

and David Wilson - (limited seats)

Kleine zaal

22:00

Playgrounds Awards Nominations

screening

23:00

Best of AKV St-Joost

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Red Foyer: dj: BEN PENN


Tilburg Friday 23 November

—0  13 / Programme Day

Dommelsch zaal

09:45

Badge Pick-Up

10:25

Welcome Opening

10:35

Job,Joris en Marieke

11:20 Antfood

— Kleine zaal

12:05

Playgrounds Screening

12:15

- Lunch break

13:30

Sil van der Woerd

14:15

Digital Domain

15:00

-Drink break

15:30

Industrial Light And Magic

16:15

Creative Spirit Award

16:45

Toonbeeld Award

17:15

- End of afternoon

10:30

Masterclass Onesize - (limited seats)

11:45

Playgrounds Awards Nominations

screening

13:30

Masterclass Onesize - (limited seats)

14:45

Forget The Film Watch the Titles

16:00 2Pause —B  KKC, Spoorlaan

— De NWE Vorst

10:30

Workshop David Wilson

12.30

(doors open 10.00) (20 seats)

10:00

Talentontwikkeling Toonbeeld

12:30 -workshops De NWV Vorst

20:30

Playgrounds Awards (limited seats)

Grote zaal

21:45

plus SURPRISE ACT

23:45

DJ BEN PENN

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Job, Joris & Marieke

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Young Talent Talk Show

Artist talk

Tuesday 20 November

Friday 23 November

Stadsschouwburg

013 dommelsch zaal

21:15

10:35

— Job,  Joris & Marieke are Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw. They met during their study at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 2007 they founded their studio in Utrecht. When they start a project they always work together on the concept and the design. When they have decided which technique to use, they divide the work. It's an organic process in which they all have a share. Roughly speaking; Joris and Marieke work on the animation and storytelling and Job works on the illustrations and music. Their work varies from music videos and book illustrations to animation series and infomercials. For instance, they have worked for Top Notch, T-Mobile and KPN. Recently they made the most played music video ever ( in the Netherlands) : 'Ik neem je mee' by Gers Pardoel. 21.40 In Amsterdam, the trio takes part in the Young NL Talent Talk Show at 21.15.

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www.jobjorisenmarieke.nl


Jurjen Versteeg

Amsterdam Young Talent Talk Show Tuesday 20 November Stadsschouwburg 21:15

— Dutch  motion designer Jurjen Versteeg studied Interactive Multimedia and Audiovisual Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. In 2009, for a school project, Versteeg created an alternative title sequence for Sean Penn's road movie Into The Wild, which got him on the radar of motion design blogs worldwide, including Watch the Titles. For his graduation project in 2011 Versteeg focused all his energy on title design, which culminated in another fictitious title sequence, this time for a documentary about title design. With ‘A History Of The Title Sequence’ Versteeg won the 2012 Vimeo Award in the Motion Graphics category. He recently founded his own creative studio in Rotterdam: From Form.

www.synple.nl

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Jordi Pages

Tilburg Titles

DIRECTORS TITLES PLAYGROUNDS 2012

Thursday 22 November 013 Dommelsch Zaal 10:25

— This  year the titles are made by Jordi Pages, who has been working as a 3D designer with arts and technology collective Seeper for the past few years. He comes from Spain, but is now living in London. One of the recent projects he did was an experimental animation called ‘Ments’ which is the Catalan word for minds. Jordi likes to give Catalan names to all projects, like a little stamp. He is now freelancing, mostly in London and looking for more exciting projects. “There are some really talented people working out there and I would like to meet them all to share and learn, and while on the journey, develop myself as a designer and create my own style.” In collaboration with Gabor Ekes and MRK Jordi teamed up to produce the main titles for Playgrounds 2012. We are very honoured with this! Together with the audience, we will see the titles for the first time, so we are very looking forward to Jordi's latest project.

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www.jordipages.com / www.gaborekes.co.uk / www.mrkism.com


Man vs Machine

Amsterdam Artist Talk Tuesday 20 November stadsschouwburg 11:20

— ManvsMachine  is a design and motion studio based in London, led by Tim Swift and Mike Alderson. Since opening its doors in early 2007, ManvsMachine has grown into a multi award winning, multi national team of creative specialists. They direct and produce globally acclaimed branding, commercials, animation, film and print. Their notable client list includes cable music giants MTV and VH1 as well as Nokia, Volkswagen, Toyota and Nickelodeon. Tim (a founding member of design agency Precursor) brought his design, branding and animation experience to ManvsMachine having worked for the likes of Nike and Orange. He also has an international reputation as a short filmmaker featured in festivals including ResFest and Onedotzero. Mike, a Ravensbourne graduate, came to the studio with a Promax Gold Award already under his belt won as Head of Design at Mainframe where he also worked with major advertising and broadcast clients.

www.manvsmachine.co.uk

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Mikey Please

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Artist talk

Artist talk

Tuesday 20 November Thursday 22 November Stadsschouwburg

013 Dommelsch Zaal

10:40

11:20

— To  become an animation director, Mikey Please went off to do a Masters at London's Royal College of Art, funding it with commissions from people like Virgin, Rough Trade, Ninja Tune and Universal Records. There he made a short film called ‘The Eagleman Stag’, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, won a BAFTA and a bunch of other awards. Mikey then continued his commercial work with a short for Nike and directing part of the Grammy nominated album film '9 Types of Light' for the Brooklyn based band, TV on the Radio. This year, he was awarded a 3-month fellowship in Tokyo. During this time, he developed the script for a new short film, ‘Martyn Myller’. At the moment he is working on a feature with Film Four and Warp Films, but luckily he has some time in his busy schedule to come to Playgrounds Festival.

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www.mikeyplease.co.uk


Operation Ajax

Amsterdam Screening Tuesday 20 November stadsschouwburg 20:05

— CIA: Operation Ajax/Cognito Comics The multiple award-winning app CIA: Operation Ajax is equal parts animated documentary, a spectacularly designed interactive graphic novel, and a profound work of investigative journalism. Based on Stephen Kinzer's book ‘All the Shah's Men’, Operation Ajax reveals how the battle for black gold in the Arab world broke out long before WWII, culminating in 1953 in the incredible but true history of the CIA plot to stage a coup of Iran’s government. With the help of Kinzer, Cognito Comics adapted these historical events into a cinematic reading experience in ten chapters. Supported by a full film score, the user swipes his way through subtly and functionally animated cartoons. Cognito Comics' founder Daniel Burwen joins us in Amsterdam to present his cool iPad app and to talk about his vision.

www.cognitocomics.com

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PepperMelon

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Screening

Screening

Tuesday 20 nov

Thursday 22 Nov

Stadschouwburg 013 14:40

10:35

—P  epperMelon was founded in 2007 by Fernando Sarmiento and Tomás Garcia. Soon they saw their capacity to grow and put their aspirations into practice. Into the fray came Juan Molinet, alongside Martin Dasnoy and Ignacio Godoy, a group genuinely capable of capturing the creative atmosphere storming in the MelonLab and pouring it into production. The studio of PepperMelon is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the team combines the abilities of directors, animators, character designers, industrial designers, visual effects artists and writers. The studio sees no sense in restraining their potential to local borders. That’s why their name has ventured out to the world with an established international clientele, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Nike and Cartoon Network. PepperMelon says: “We’re firm believers that when the right people come together, with lots of passion and experience, extraordinary work will be the result.”

www.peppermelon.tv

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Raveyards

Tilburg Music Friday 23 November 013 Dommelsch Zaal 23:30

—O  n May 4th, seemingly out of nowhere appears ‘Remember’, the debut release of Raveyards, sending shivers of cold stone excitement throughout the online video and music communities. Imagine William S. Burroughs writing a scenario for a David Cronenberg-directed Nine Inch Nails video featuring Magnetic Man, and you’re halfway close to the blitzkrieg that is ‘Remember’. Nocturnal, grim, shrouded in darkness, industrial, feverish, violently graphic - that goes for both the mesmerizing tune and the vivid imagery.

www.raveyards.com

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Sil van der Woerd & Rutger Hauer

Amsterdam

Tilburg

Artist talk

Artist talk

Tuesday 20 Nov

Friday 23 Nov

Stadsschouwburg

NWE Vorst / Gr zaal

17:15

13:30

— Creative  director, writer, art director and producer Sil van der Woerd finished his fine arts study at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in 2005. At the institute, Sil started using film and mixed new media, live action and dominant soundtracks to express his fictitious, atmospheric worlds. His short film Swim won several awards and nominations and screened worldwide. After his study in NL, Sil completed a study at the acclaimed Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. After directing music videos for the likes of Anouk and Lolly Jane Blue he co-directed the short film Requiem 2019 with the acclaimed and ever charismatic Dutch actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner). In Amsterdam Sil will present his short in the company of Mr. Hauer himself.

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www.silvanderwoerd.com


Sound of Stereo

Tilburg Music Friday 23 November 013 dommelsch zaal 00:30

— Sound  of Stereo is an electro/techno DJ duo from Belgium. Members Jochen Sablon and Vincent De Boeck started their collaboration through an internet forum, where they were both looking for like minded musicians. Living in the same area and sharing the same passion for electronic music, they officially started their common career in the beginning of 2008. Since the start of their career they played in about every European country, toured the United States, Australia and Asia, and were part of A-list events around the globe such as I Love Techno (Belgium), Amsterdam Dance Event (The Netherlands) and Future Music Festival (Australia). Last year, Sound of Stereo released a new EP called ‘Mineral’. They became resident DJ’s on Belgian national radio Studio Brussel and started working on a new ‘Sound of Stereo experience’. Are you ready to party? If not, you’d better get ready.

www.soundofstereo.com

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Zombie Nation

Tilburg Music Friday 23 November 013 Dommelsch Zaal 01:30

—Z  ombie Nation is a German techno/electro project of the Munich based DJ and producer Florian Senfter (a.k.a. Splank!). The first Zombie release contained the unsuspecting song Kernkraft 400, which was based on part of David Whittaker’s music from the 1984 Commodore 64 game Lazy Jones. A licensed re-make of that song landed in top ranking chart positions all over the world and has been used as a popular goal-celebration song at NHL, soccer, rugby and basketball games. But Zombie Nation has released more great albums since then and is among the most successful live acts in electronic music. “Working for the perfect moment” is how Splank! still describes his work with Zombie Nation. “Get the best out of every single live moment and prove it again and again in every new situation.”

www.zombienation.com

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MK2 // Advies, verkoop, verhuur en realisatie van aV projecten

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Playgrounds Awards

Tilburg Awards Friday 23 November De NWE Vorst 20:30

—E  very year we hand out the Playgrounds Awards for best digital achievement. So forget about Sundance, Cannes and Berlin, it doesn’t get any better than this. But don’t expect glitter and glamour, it’s all about showing respect to those providing us with the best visual pleasure. An award, a handshake from the festival director Leon van Rooij and last but not least: an overwhelming applause by the audience. That’s it. No crap, but a lot of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The five categories are:

- Best Dutch Motion Design

- Best International Independent

- Best International Short Applied

- Best National Short Student

- Best Short Local

* The Playgrounds Awards are not entry-based. Nominated work is only chosen by a jury of people with an industry or art background.

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Sponsorships

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Playgrounds Festival has been made possible with financial support from:


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Tickets & Transport —  20 November 2012 Amsterdam Playgrounds VS Submarine Channel at Stadsschouwburg

Tickets: Early bird: normal 30 € / student: 17.50 €

Door: normal 35 € / student € 20 €

—  22 & 23 November 2012 Tilburg

Playgrounds Digital Arts Festival at 013

Tickets: Tilburg day ticket 22 or 23 Nov: 17.50 €

Tilburg combi ticket 22 and 23 Nov: 30.00 €

Full Festival Pass: 50 €

Valid for Amsterdam and both days in Tilburg

23 November 2012 Tilburg

Playgrounds Night in 013

Acts: Zombie Nation, Huoratron, Rave Yards and Sound of Stereo

Ticket: 10 euro (excl. service costs)

You can visit Playgrounds Night for FREE with your Amsterdam Day ticket, Tilburg

Day or Combi ticket or Full Pass.

Transport Tilburg By train: via NS Station Tilburg, then walk 10 minutes to 013. By car: you can park in the Tivoli garage. Amsterdam By Train, take Tram 1 (direction: Osdorp), Tram 2 (Nieuw Sloten), or Tram 5 (Amstelveen). Get out at Stadsschouwburg, Leidseplein stop (± 15 mins.). www.playgroundsfestival.nl and www.013.nl. Page 50


Organisation

— Leon van Rooij

Festival Director/ Curator /

— Judith Kuijpers

Production & Sponsoring

— Marcel Groenewegen

Marketing & Communication

— Jorg van Keulen

Design

— Bas van Hout

Webmaster

— Board

Maaike Verberk

Chairman

Hans van Driel

Vice-Chairman

Rene Jagers

Treasurer

— Address 

Playgrounds Festival

+31 (0)6 5024 1634

WillemIIstraat 49

info@playgroundsfestival.nl

5038 BD Tilburg

www.playgroundsfestival.nl

The Netherlands

Submarine Channel

+31 (0)20 3301226

Rapenburgerstraat 109

info@submarinechannel.com

1011 VL Amsterdam

www.submarinechannel.com

The Netherlands

— Concept & Design

The Cre8ion.Lab

www.cre8ion.com

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Locations Tilburg 1 . Poppodium 013, Veemarktstraat 44 / 5038 CV TILBURG, www.013.nl 2. Theater de NWE Vorst, Willem II straat 49, 5038 BD Tilburg, www.denwevorst.nl 3. BKKC, Spoorlaan 21 i-k, 5038 CB Tilburg, www.bkkc.nl

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Playgrounds vs Submarine Channel