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A great hobby of mine is to create short films. It is the whole process I like. Including idea brainstorming, filming, photography and cimematography, camera, directing, and editing. I love to keep it pretty loose, where the most exciting work is done at the editing table. That what I am best at, be creative with the material one has, and create something beautiful.

Below you can find the films I have made in the past. A few are in low resolution and I will replace them when I have found the originals on some hard disks.

De Cryostaat – January 2012

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This film is made in two days. The creation of the idea, casting of the actor, shooting the film, improvising the storyline along the away, and editing the film. It went in Première on 15th of  January 2012.

This fictive film is about a scientist who separated from LERN (Low Energetics Research Network), and is conducting experiments in his study to induce time travel at atomary level.

Credits:
Tiemen C. (Acting)
Maurice Vanderfeesten (Film maker)

 

The Rapture – May 2011

The Rapture v1.5 from Maurice Vanderfeesten on Vimeo.

The Rapture; made by Pim Bokhorst, Felix van Veldhoven, Maurice Vanderfeesten; for Tweedagsfilm, made in two days. | Plot: an actual theme about a man who believes to go straight to heaven on Judgement Day.
( also on youtu.be/​zNom2YL3OHM )

Credits
Pim Bokhorst (actor)
Felix van Veldhoven (film maker)
Maurice Vanderfeesten (film maker)

Film plot (spoiler alert):
The film is about a decent man who lays his faith in the Christian doctrine. This doctrine tells him that everything people do on earth is just a prelude and preparation for the live in Heaven. Also the doctrine tells him that on Judgement Day his soul will be blessed and will come directly in heaven.
Since this is an actual theme these days, and we live in a parallel multiverse where the previous day, 21 May 2011, didn’t come to an Apocalypse, we thought to create our own.

What is Tweedagsfilm
Tweedagsfilm is a concept where one creates a film in 48hour. This includes idea development, collecting actors, location, scenario building, film shooting, editing, rendering.
Felix and I started Friday 27 May 2011 at 20:30 to start imagining what the film should be about. 48hours later on Sunday 20:30 the audience came in to see the freshly baked film.

Film making process

FRIDAY
Friday evening Felix and I had a brainstorm where this film should be about, and we came with the idea to film an event that had a lot of media attention these days: The day of eternal salvation.
After we had a rough idea, we tried to call several actors who might be interesting to cast the role of this person. After two or three calls Pim Bokhorst said he was available on Saturday.

SATURDAY
On Saturday morning we tried to fill in the scenario’s; thinking of what this person would do and take with him on the last day on earth. We have made a list of objects for the actor, a list of things we needed for the shooting the film at another location such as lights. Then we descided on the locations, inside the house, outside with the tent, and in the tent. And what should happen at these locations, what we roughly should shoot. The rest was improvisation on the locations itself.
During the shoot we were discussing and deciding what the audience would see. What the openshot would be etc.
Because we used just a simple digital handycam in Standard Definition, we used a lot of external light sources, 100W lightbulbs, and one 300W halogen construction light, to make the image as crisp as possible.

Actor:
The actor was very good! It was very pleasant to work with, he came with a lot of excellent improvisations, little details what made the person in the film very authentic.

Camera:
that is a Samsung small handy cam; drawback it compresses the 16:9 widescreen in a 4:3 format, so we shot everything in 4:3 for the sake of render time in the editing phase.

Editing:
We first selected the best clips and copied it on the harddisk of the notebook. The notebook is an dualcore intel with 4GB memory. We loaded the clips in Adobe Premiere CS4, and arranged them in the right order. We placed black bars on the top and the bottom to imitate a wide screen look. We were planning to use collor correcting filters, but left them out also for the sake to reduce render time, because we had a tight deadline the next day. and then it was 23:00 and went to sleep.

SUNDAY
On Sunday we started with clean cutting the scenes. The processor was working hard, because the MP4 format was really slow to work with. We had to wait a lot for the computer to respond. Even scrolling through a simple clip was a waiting game. -sigh- When we had made the clean cuts, we did some special things where the moving pictures shifted in the X and Y asis, as you have seen. Then we pressed the render button and had to wait for 43 minutes until all images were processed in an Adobe friendly format to work with. In the meantime we were looking for music and audio fragments that would go along with the film. After the rendering was completed we put the music under it and aligned the film to go with it. Then the audio foley fragments were put under it. Last we put in the Tiltles and the video transitions. Watched the result and rendered it for the last time. Now it is 19:30. We had one hour for exporting and encoding the film, before our audience should walk in at 20:30.
Then we had do make a screen for watching on a beamer and re-arange the room in cinema style.
Then it was 20:30, and the computer said it had to export for another hour. -sigh- Christian Tan, another film maker, showed the audience peices of his work and and gave some comments
Finaly 21:15 the film was ready to be shown to the audience that had gathered, waiting for the result.
An appause and Christian gave his very nice comments.

We hope you enjoy this film and would leave some nice comments too 🙂

Many thanks
Many thanks to the great audience for their cheers and comments.

Special thanks
Special thanks to Pim Bokhorst for his great great acting!
And special thanks to Judith Huisman and Juul Versteegen for nurturing two stressed-out guys 🙂


Bach likes the Oboe – December 2009


Stop-motion animation, made with Felix. just for the try, to create illusions that are not physically possible.
Created by: Felix van Veldhoven & Maurice Vanderfeesten


Kinderjaren – July 2009

Childhood. Created for Eendagsfilm. This is a video I have created with Felix van Veldhoven (directing&production) and Erik de Bruin (acting).

It is about childhood. A father is projecting his vision on a little child. This child is unable to develop itself.
The film is making part of a set of films from Eendagsfilm season 5, themed “the walk of life”.
Created by: Felix van Veldhoven & Maurice Vanderfeesten


USKO tournee – October 2009


This film has been made for the Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra. It reflects their tour in 2009, more or less. It is a tribute to all its travellers. The tour went to France and Switserland.
Created and finished by: Felix van Veldhoven & Maurice Vanderfeesten


Candle Night – May 2009

Poetry readings from a friend of mine

CandleNight from Maurice Vanderfeesten on Vimeo.

Filmed with a shitty photocamera, because we couldn’t find any better. (this is in the time we had to borrow video camera’s) The audio is recorded separately.
Created by: Egbert Stolk & Maurice Vanderfeesten


USKO tournee October 2008


This film has been made for the Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra. It reflects their tour in 2008, more or less. It is a tributre to all its travellers. The tour went to Italy.
Created and finished by: Felix van Veldhoven & Maurice Vanderfeesten
Additional help from Freerk Broeyer & Roy de Boer


Canto XIII – April 2008

The 13th circle of hell, according to Dantes. Where the people who commit suicide are held. Created for Eendagsfilm.
—verwijderd op verzoek—
Created by: Zavelreisgezelschap; Roy de Boer & Maurice Vanderfeesten | Acting by: —verwijderd op verzoek—


The Beginning of Eendagsfilm – November 2007

Eendagsfilm 1 – Onetisch – Openingsfilm from Maurice Vanderfeesten on Vimeo.

This Eendagsfilm is the Opening Film of the very first Eendagsfilm event we had. It shows a compilation of the different groups of film makers working in their own pace towards the premiére of their film the same evening in an Art house Cinema. The theme of this event was “unethical”
More at: http://blip.tv/eendagsfilm
Created by: Leendert Oostlander & Maurice Vanderfeesten


Eendagsfilm – July 2007

This is the Pilot of Eendagsfilm (One day film). In this pilot Maurice Vanderfeesten and Leendert Oostlander tried to make a film in one day. After 15 hours of hard work a small audience was invited to see the end result. The invitation of the audience was a pressure mechanism to meet the expectations to see a complete film. The goal was the process, not the end-result per se.This end result was the motivation of other film makers to join in the next time, this way the Eendagsfilm project has started. Other editions and episodes came after this one.

Created by: Leendert Oostlander & Maurice Vanderfeesten


Winter time – Maart 2007

Winter time is een video clip waarbij de compositie is gemaakt door Michel. We hadden de filmdag al weken van te voren gepland, en om een beetje koude sfeer te laten zien zaten we ‘s ochtends om 6 uur bij zonsopgang op de hei te filmen waar we bevroren tenen aan over hielden. Dat bleek allemaal verloren moeite. in de middag kwam de sneeuw, uit het niets, met dikke pakken uit de hemel.

Compositie: Michel
Zang: Antonia
Created by: Leendert Oostlander & Maurice Vanderfeesten


Ergens in het donker – November 2006

Ergens in het donker is tot stand gekomen in samenwerking met theatergroep ZUUR. (duur 47min.)
Theatergroep ZUUR wou graag een theater registratie van hun bijzonder theaterstuk dat voor een deel wandelend door de stad Rotterdam afspeelde. Elke bezoeker werd op het Centraal Station van Rotterdam opgewacht door een man met een hoed en een koffer. De bezoeker kreeg een MP3-spelertje mee waarin op verbloemde wijze de route werd uitgelegd. Alles wat je op je pad tegen kwam veranderde in een toneelstuk… Je kijkt en je denkt: “is dit een acteur, of is het een normale voorbijganger”. Je weet het niet meer, theater en werkelijkheid versmelten met elkaar.

Meer informatie is te vinden op hun website: www.ZUUR.net
http://www.zuur.net/ergensinhetdonker/
Created by: Leendert Oostlander & Maurice Vanderfeesten


Festival Oude Muziek – Augustus 2006

In een week is dit filmpje geregeld en afgeleverd. Voor het Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht hebben we tijdens een repetitie met oude instrumenten een filmpje opgenomen met de camera van MeerTV. Dit filmpje is na afloop vertoond op de Utrechtse televisiezender MeerTV. De doelgroep waren jongeren, om jongeren nieuwsgierig te maken naar oude muziek.

Met dank aan: Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht en MeerTV .
Created by: Leendert Oostlander & Maurice Vanderfeesten


Jongeren tegen Kinderarbeid – Mei 2006

Voor de Landelijke India Werkgroep in Nederland hebben we een promofilmpje gemaakt om het debat rondom kinderarbeid los te krijgen. Het filmpje is bedoeld om jongeren te activeren om zich in te schrijven voor een onderzoeksreis naar India.

Dit is ons eerste filmpje dat Leendert en Maurice samen hebben gemaakt. Hier is hun samenwerking begonnen met een kladblokje van de Hema in de aanslag. Begonnen als nobel streven om de stichting Landelijke India Werkgroep te voorzien van een inspirerend filmpje voor de campagne “Jongeren tegen kinderarbeid” . Met succes. Het filmpje werd vertoond in het Academigebouw in Utrecht en met lof ontvangen waar het veel stof tot discussie heeft doen aanwakkeren.

We hebben bewust geen ‘zielig’ filmpje ervan te maken, omdat die er al genoeg zijn. Maar om just een contrast te maken met het leven van een kind in Nederland en in India, door de dagelijkse gang van zaken te beschrijven.

Met dank aan: Landelijke India Werkgroep, Anne te Molder
Stem: Luna (oppaskindje van Leendert)
Muziek: uit de film “Fight club” & van Bill Evans
Created by: Leendert Oostlander & Maurice Vanderfeesten

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