THE ANIMAL

jan-koester

jan-koester

Animation Director

Jan Koester studied Animation at the HFF Konrad Wolf filmschool in Potsdam. His graduation film OUR MAN IN NIRVANA (2005) won many awards, including a Silver Bear at the Berlinale, a Golden Horseman at the Filmfest Dresden and a British Academy for Film and Television Short Film Award at Cinequest festival in San José. Since he co-funded Talking Animals in 2009, he is working on music videos and his own short films. He just finished EINE VILLA MIT PINIEN (2016). His special interest is animating with water color.

FILMOGRAPHY
  • 2002
    MUESLI

    3D Animation

  • 2005
    OUR MAN IN NIRVANA

    3D Animation

  • 2012
    SEEED - BEAUTIFUL

    Music Video, Mixed Media

  • 2014
    SEEED - CHERRY OH

    Music Video, Mixed Media

  • 2016
    EINE VILLA MIT PINIEN

    3D Animation, Mixed Media

  • 2016
    MUDI - DIE FRAU AUS DEM LIBANON

    Music Video, 2D Computer, Mixed Media

WORK SAMPLES

Mudi - Die Frau aus dem Libanon

mudi-die-frau-aus-dem-libanon
MUSIC VIDEO MIXED MEDIA 03:34 MIN 2016
Music video for MUDI - "Frau aus dem Libanon", directed by Jan Koester

CHERRY OH

cherry-oh
Music Video Mixed Media 03:41 min 2014
   

Once i dreamt of Life - Animation Trailer

Animation Sequences 2D cut-out 12 min 2014

Once I Dreamt of Life is a feature length documentary film about suicide — subject that people rarely want to talk about. It’s an account about one’s personal relation to suicide, but also studies suicide as social phenomena: What are the motives, warning signs and consequences? The film follows the journey of a young man, an animated character based on a real person, on his path towards suicide. The journey is described by people who’ve had encounters with suicide – parents who lost their child, young adults who considered or even tried committing suicide. official website of the film: onceidreamtoflife.com/

   
  • Background Painting: Giulia Valenti

 

OUR MAN IN NIRVANA

short film 3D computer 10:27 HFF „Konrad Wolf“ Potsdam-Babelsberg, 2005
Directed by Jan Koester A famous rockstar dies accidently during a concert and awakes in nirvana. There he has to face his wishes and deeds.

BEAUTIFUL

beautiful
Music Video Mixed Media 03:27 min 2012
music video for SEEED - "Beautiful" Directed by Jan Koester 


 
  • production management: Moritz Mayer 
  • camera: Sebastian Klatt 
  • camera assistent: Olaf von Voss 
  • gaffer: Marc Lontzek 
  • lighting technician: Waldemar Bruch 
  • stunt coordinator: Ralf Haeger 
  • data wrangler, camera, making-of: Beatriz Barragan 
  • intern compositing: Jana Kritchever 
  • intern 2D animation: Anaiis Poilpre

Muesli

short film 3D computer 1:17 Jan Koester, 2002
Directed by Jan Koester. Pan and pot want to feed me hot stuff for breakfast, but I prefer cereals.

Time Context

Image Film 3D Computer 03:27 min 2012
Image film for a data organizing software, Time Context.

Eine Villa mit Pinien

Short Film Mixed Media 12:58 min 2016
stereoscopic short film, directed by Jan Koester
  • director, animation: Jan Koester 
  • producer: Christine Haupt
  • actors: Christoph Letkowski, Paolo Masini, Johanna von Gagern, Anna Luisa Schmidt
  • voices: Christoph Letkowski, Anja Taschenberg, Jan Koester

Unlike U

Short Film 2D Computer 10 sek 2016
Logo animation for film production company Unlike U

Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten - Titles

Opening Titles Drawn 01:43 min 2014
IMAGE GALLERY