THREE TIMES SOI AT GOLDENER SPATZ

This year a lot of film festivals had to be canceled. That also seemed to apply to Germany’s biggest children’s film festival The Golden Sparrow. A cancellation would have been especially sad for us since three of our films got selected. But thanks to their festival team the bird will finally twitter in the golden summer of Erfurt and Gera 2020 from September 20th to 26th! If you want to watch “Swipe, Swipe”, “Trude’s Flatmate” and “Rasmus Klump” on the big screen find out more on the Golden Sparrow’s website.

HOORAY TO LINO

Shadi’s short film “ODE” about the European Union received a special mention for simplicity, atmosphere and nontrivial animation at Ukraine’s Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival LINOLEUM.

FUNNY OR NOT: HERE WE COME

We are a group of peculiar people here at studio soi. We often cannot resist making fun of our quirks. But how far can a joke go? So we made a film about that. In the second episode of Boots and Paws skunk Franka and zookeeper Boots learn a thing or two about joking when raggy penguin Amundsen accidently shows his naked bum. The episode “Not Funny” will air this Sunday on German TV. Watch it within ”Sendung mit der Maus”. More information and a trailer can be found on our website.

BOHNENSTINGL

With a happy heart and a tear in either eye we wished Michael Bohnenstingl all the best when he left our studio in 2009. Michi had spent a five-day-internship in our studio when we worked on „The little Boy and the Beast“ and „The Gruffalo“. Later, Michi directed one episode of Trude and co-created our take on Rasmus Klump. Check out his short „Bis Donnerschtag“ which he directed at Filmakademie in 2017. It’s finally online! 

We’ll keep on secretly glancing at the front door on Thursdays to check if Michi swings by.

ITFS ONLINE

Stuttgart’s Animation festival will happen online this year. The festival takes place from the 5th to the 10th of May. We are thrilled that two  of our productions are part of the program. The episode “Not Healthy” of our TV-series Boots and Paws and the episode “Klickhit” of Trude’s Flatmate will be streamed. You can get your tickets here if you are up for it!

WORK WITH US

Studio Soi is currently looking for After Effects compositors. We are going to work on an international 2D cartoon series this year from May to July. 
We are tackling the project with a team of six artists and will produce a total of 60 minutes. If you want to get a better idea of what the show will look like you could check our work on The Amazing World of Gumball. We are looking for artists who have high communication skills since they will work remotely and need to keep in touch with our supervisor on a regular basis. Further requirements are:

  • strong artistic skills including a sense of color, lighting, composition
  • previous experience with After Effect
  • experience with Shotgun would be a plus

If you are an EU or UK artist who will be able to work full time on a freelance basis please reach out.
Just send a link to your vita and compositing showreel to work@studiosoi.de
We are looking forward to getting to know you.

Update May, 5th, 2020: Thanks to everyone who applied. The team is complete now and we are not looking for more compositing artists at the moment.

TO THE ZOO

If your long planned family trip to the zoo got canceled you could alternatively get comfy on the sofa and watch gorillas, skunks and penguins throwing mud at each other: This Sunday the first episode of our show “Boots and Paws” will be shown as part of “Sendung mit der Maus”. It will also be available online.

SWIPE

In our latest short film “Swipe Swipe” children are having a blast. While their parents are checking their mobiles, the children are organizing a party in the treehouse. Shadi Adib designed the short, Johannes Weiland directed and animated the film. It premieres this Sunday on German TV as part of the show “Sendung mit der Maus”.

About Swipe Swipe

RECORDING

This weekend Studio Soi’s directors Michael Sieber and Klaus Morschheuser attend voice recordings in Berlin. Our studio is contributing five new episodes to the series “Rico and Oscar” for German TV.

SNEEZE

Exotic plants, a gigantic sneezing flatmate and  tango! Watch our latest episode of “Trudes Tier” this Sunday within “Sendung mit der Maus” on German broadcaster WDR.

CHARACTERS

Social media can be fascinating! How children use their parent’s fascination to their own advantage shows a music clip we’ve recently produced for German broadcaster WDR. The film was designed by Shadi Adib, animated and directed by Johannes Weiland. 
The clip just got nominated for this year’s Tricks for Kids award at the Trickfilmfestival in Stuttgart. But we don’t know yet when it will be broadcast on WDR. So please, do keep on checking your smartphone!

TRUDE TUBE

For the beginning of the New Year Trude is posting videos on healthy body posture. Her flatmate Tier makes sure these videos get spiced up a bit. Watch the new episode “Klickhit” on Das Erste and Kika this Sunday as part of the show “Sendung mit der Maus” or online, if you are in Germany.