Michael de Groot
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Michael de Groot

Chief StorytellerUnited Kingdom
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Michael de Groot

Chief StorytellerUnited Kingdom
About me
Whiteboard Animations Producer, Storyteller and Podcast Host at Staying Alive UK Storytelling Productions | Taiko Drummer
Projects
  • Spoke Puppet Video
    Spoke Puppet VideoI tried out this spoke Puppet video a few years ago, what do you think?
  • Showreel and Animation Styles
    Showreel and Animation StylesIn order of sequence: a. Showreel b. Character styles/options c. Stills from projects I have worked on demonstrating different styles d. YouTube playlist with 14 examples
  • Delta XML
    Delta XMLAnother technology based whiteboard animation. This time a story did unfold making it more relatable to the viewing audience.
  • Gorilla Spirits
    Gorilla SpiritsJust as we were going into lockdown I received an enquiry to create an animation for Gorilla Spirits. It was a very tight budget as the project came to me via Fiverr and yes I made a loss on it. However it was a fun project and I was grateful that the client, still went ahead with it. Below is the finished project.
  • Kemp Technologies
    Kemp TechnologiesExplaining load balancers is not an easy task. Although the client was happy to look at a relatable story, instead they preferred the tried and tested, albeit boring I think, features and benefits route. See what you think anyway!
  • Weekly Cartoon
    Weekly CartoonWe started back in February 2018. We wanted to create a cartoon series, just a black and white sketch, that would create a really short whiteboard animation and image series. Usually on topics that were headlining in the news, not always political, but of course they are the main stories in the media these days. Trump and Brexit feature quite a lot. We've continued doing them although maybe strictly not every single week. Because the media news repeats so much, we've been able to re-purpose the
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Projects credited in
  • Delta XML
    Delta XMLAnother technology based whiteboard animation. This time a story did unfold making it more relatable to the viewing audience.
Work history
    Staying Alive UK Ltd logo
    Staying Alive UK Ltd logo
    Chief StorytellerStaying Alive UK Ltd
    Stourport-on-Severn, United KingdomFull Time
    We are storytellers and produce gorgeous whiteboard animations to assist you and your organisation to make your story, advertising campaign, explainer or communications strategy come alive. When you land on our website and if you’re a creative you might like to start by going to design, if you’re in marketing jump on the marketing link and if you make the buying decision start with pricing. I am also the host and producer of the Share Your Story podcast. Specialties: Storytelling, Script Writing, Whiteboard Animation, Agile Scrum
Skills
  • Directing
  • Animation
  • Animation Production
  • 2D Animation
  • Directing Animation
  • Script Consulting
  • Script Development
  • Script Writer
  • Video Scriptwriting
  • Corperate Video
Education
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    2D AnimationAdam’s Animation Academy
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Taken during May-June 2021. 5-week course in animation using Toon Boom Harmony 20. 64 video tutorials split over 5-weeks of learning and practice and submission of work for review. This course will teach you animation in Toon Boom Harmony Premium. It’s suitable for beginner to intermediate levels and includes personalised, one-to-one video calls with your tutor.
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    Rigging Academy CertificateAdam’s Animation Academy
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Two week ‘bootcamp’ with Adam's Animation Academy to cover fundamental skills in rigging using the latest version of Toon Boom Harmony software. The aim is that by the end of the course each participant will be able to build characters confidently within the software, and therefore open doors to all the Toon Boom work within the UK. The course was delivered online over 6 x 3-hour virtual classroom sessions during May 2021. This programme was supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions.