David Luepschen

David Luepschen

Artist & Animator DirectorBerlin, Germany
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David Luepschen

David Luepschen

Artist & Animator DirectorBerlin, Germany
About me
David Luepschen is an animation director, art director and artist based in Berlin, producing work for clients including Nike, Sony, Adobe, BBC, Creative Review Magazine, O2, Desperados, Panasonic, Osram, Levi's, ESPN & Cartoon Network
Projects
  • WDR Mediagroup
    WDR MediagroupWorking closely with WDR Mediagroup I was tasked with developing a series of illustrations and short animations for their upcoming 360 campaign. I designed and animated three motives that perform unique position, speediness and diversity of messages by using a mix-media approach combining CG imagery & 2D hand-drawn elements.
  • The Blether
    The BletherThe Blether is a new independent talks night based in London Hackney, showcasing speakers from a variety of backgrounds and expertise. I was commissioned to create a short film and posters to promote their latest series of talks on the subject of mental health. Working together with Justin Mulcahy, we developed a concept that would carry through moving image and stills. Mental health is an incredibly complicated issue to tackle - even more so because it means different things to different
  • Luminous
    LuminousA selection of characters which are painted with light. The light paintings are made by moving a light source while taking a long exposure photograph. Luminous was part of the group exhibition INTERFACES at the Pictoplasma 2019 in Berlin. InterFaces - Pictoplasma
  • Chit Chat Roulette
    Chit Chat RouletteThe short film Chit Chat Roulette is a surreal mixture of stop motion, puppetry and live-action showing a succession of strangers connected by webcams across a colorful world of handmade characters created from paper, clay and fabrics.
  • Memento
    MementoMemento is an ongoing series of videos to keep track of my thoughts, emotions, memories and imaginations visualised as characters, playfully assembled physical objects and materials I found on car boot sales, pound shops,a department store in Tokyo and DIY shop in New York. The clips are all shot in camera.
  • Celebration of the global unity
    Celebration of the global unityA collaborating with Absolut for their new social campaign. They asked me to design an illustration with the subject: celebrate the global unity. The idea was to create an animated painting on a canvas to visualise the diversity of humans personalities and their culture in a powerful, positive and playful tone. A dynamic dance choreography of forms, colours, created with different materials to celebrate the eclectic world of Absolut. Each of the 5 frames of the animation is painted by hand wi
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Projects credited in
  • LUDO SANS / ANIMATED TYPE
    LUDO SANS / ANIMATED TYPELudoSans is a handcrafted font. Using the Strata-Cut technique, the characters move and change in colour and pattern bringing a level of playfulness and fun, that is unique to the process. Strata-Cut is a form of stop-motion animation invented in the 20s and 30s by Oskar Fischinger, refined in the 80s by David Daniels. In this instance, the typeface is modeled out of multi coloured strands of plasticine into a long length of ‘loaf’ that is sliced very thinly. Each slice is recorded by the camer
Work history
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    Animation Director & ArtistDavid Luepschen Studio
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Animation Director & ArtistDavid Luepschen Studio
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Stop Motion
  • TV
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Animation
  • Directing
  • Illustration
  • Object Animation
  • After Effects
  • 2D Animation
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Art Directing
  • Still Life
  • Character Art
  • Character Design
  • Character Illustration
  • Cartoon Character
  • Paper Art
  • 2D Motion
  • Motion Graphics
  • Motion Editing
  • Concept
  • Analog
  • Handmade Design
Education
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    DiplomaUniversity of Applied Science Dusseldorf
     - Düsseldorf, Germany
    Communication Design
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    DiplomaUniversity of Applied Science Dusseldorf
     - Düsseldorf, Germany
    Communication Design
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