Rogier Wieland

May 25, 8:30am - 10:00am CEST. Hosted at Tinker imagineers

part of a series on Commitment


About the speaker

Rogier Wieland, born in 1974 in Arnhem (the Netherlands), graduated Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague in 2000. After a few years working as a graphic designer he began working as a freelance creative director & animator. In 2005 his first audiovisual project “Videowall#1”, made for the Stads- schouwburg Utrecht (the Netherlands), was a great succes. The project consisted of 12 weird short stopmotion animated video’s about theatre, made with characters that were first photographed and then printed, glued on cardboard, cut out and placed in another background. Videowall#1 was the first of a list of various projects, often commissioned by large international companies, in which Wieland presents himself as a creative film director and script writer of stopmotion animated shorts with a recognisable style and approach. Rogier was a speaker at various (film)festivals and events like PINC (Zeist 2008), Papier Hier (Amsterdam 2010), Graphic Design Festival Breda (2010), Cinetoko (The Hague 2011, 2013 and 2016) and Playgrounds Ses- sion (Breda 2017). His work was part of various (animation) film festivals like The Red Stick Animation Film Festival (Louisiana, 2008), Holland Animation Film Festival (Utrecht, 2012 + 2013), Klick Animation Festival (Amsterdam, 2015), Bay Area Intl. Children Film Festival (Oakland CA, 2016), Lincoln Film Festival (Lincoln IL, 2016), Stop Motion Barcelona Short Film Festival (Barcelona, 2017) and Northwest Animation Festival (2018). Rogier has been a guest teacher for the animation students at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam (2012, 2013 and 2014).

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A commitment is a promise to show up whether you’re having a good or bad day.

It’s a behavior and mindset that signifies the posture of a professional. It’s about saying yes with your whole heart.

A creative life is built on the commitments you make to projects and people. It can feel like a leap of faith. But is that not the very essence of leading a creative life?

This month’s global exploration of Commitment was chosen by our Vienna chapter and illustrated by Florine Glück.