Hi, i´m a stop-motion-artist from germany. I own a fully equipped studio, 2 motion control rigs, a machineshop and have worked on many stop-motion related fields from animation to construction.
I´m also teaching the art of stop-motion-animation.


SHORT BIO:

Jürgen Kling
born September 19th 1975 in Hanau
stop-motion-animation since 1999
professional stop-motion-animator and puppetmaker since april 2000 :
working on several children programs for ZDF.
since 2002 freelance animator, filmmaker, and puppetfabricator
offering animation-workshops for puppetmaking & stop-frame-animation since april 2004
2006 ROACH wins the MKN-AWARD for best animation
2006 co-founder of Stop-Mo-Tec
since 2006 armature-engineer @ Stop-Mo-Tec
since 2007 lecturer for stop-motion-animation @ Bayrischen Akademie für Fernsehen (BAF)
owner of a 7 axis motion control system (currently controlled by FLAIR from MRMC)
2007 MONSTERPARTY wins the MKN-AWARD for best animation
since 2008 lecturer @ MHMK Munich
2009 MINIMALISM wins three AUTOVISION OTTOCAR GOLD, one for best animation & special effects. further awards: london international awards: bronze, epica awards: silver, onlinestar-awards: gold, ads of the world: silver, clio awards: bronze, new york festivals: silver, adc award: pink





PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:


DATE PROJECT TITLE TASK CLIENT

April 2014 Scrap Invader / Bended Realities Festival Trailer
Animator
Co-Director
Bended Realities
Soziale Plastik

Jan 2014 BMW Data Privacy
Animator
Living Room Pictures
BMW

March 2013 LECTURESHIP: DRAGONFRAME & MOTION CONTROL
lecturer
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen „Konrad Wolf" Potsdam-Babelsberg

Sep & Oct 2012 WHODUNNIT??
Animator
Puppetfabricator
Stoptrick

Aug 2012 REWE FOOD COMMERCIAL
Animator
Stoptrick
REWE GROUP

May 2012 LECTURESHIP: ANIMATION & PUPPETMAKING
lecturer
Fachhochschule Mainz
University of Applied Sciences

Feb & Oct 2011 DRAGON-STOP-MOTION / DRAGONFRAME GERMAN VERSION
Translator
DZED Systems LLC

July 2010 MONSTER 4
Fantasy Filmfest Trailer

Animator
Motion-Control-Operator
Camera
Light
Magna Mana Production
Rosebud Entertainment

June 2010 NYDENION
Sience Fiction Featurefilm

Motion-Control-Operator
Camera
Light
Animator
Magna Mana FX

June 2009 MONSTER 3D
Fantasy Filmfest Trailer 2009

Animator
Motion-Control-Operator
Camera
Lights
Magna Mana Production
Rosebud Entertainment

March 2009 MINIMALISM
Viral / Onlinespot

Animator
Motion-Control-Operator
Camera
Lights
Living Room Pictures
BMW / MINI

June 2008 MONSTER-BUMPER
3 Bumper Fantasy Filmfest 2008

Animator
Motion-Control-Operator
Camera
Magna Mana Production
Rosebud Entertainment

Sep - Dec 2007 ASP ME
Musicvideo

Animator
Puppetfabricator
Motion-Control-Operator
Camera
Magna Mana Production
ASP

May / June 2007 MONSTERPARTY
Trailer Fantasy Filmfest 2007

Animation
Puppetfabrication
Characterdesign
Technical Supervisor Stop-Motion Unit
Rosebud Entertainment

November 2006 ROACH Charactershots
Imageseries with Stop-Motion-Character

Imageseries Biotec Klute

September 2006 DER PLATTENSPIELER
Stop-Motion-puppet based on stop-mo-tec B&S Armature

Puppetfabrication
Rubber-model
Parabox

August 2006 ADOBE PHOTOKINA CHARACTER: HORST
fully poseable Silicone-puppet used to present Adobes current software products and their features at the PHOTOKINA 2006
based on stop-mo-tec Ball and socket Armature

Modelmaking
Characterdesign
sculpting
Moldmaking
ADOBE SYSTEMS GMBH

March 2006 BLUMFELD MUSICVIDEO "TICS"
Animation
Moldmaking
Armature-work
Stoptrick
Sony/BMG

Jan / Feb 2006 KLM-SPOT "ANNE" Commercial
Animation
Characterdesign
Puppetmaking

Armaturefabrication
DamenbArt
KLM

Jan 2006 Die zwei Frage-zeichen
Teil 4: Der Auftrag

Animation
Characterdesign
Puppetmaking
Armaturefabrication
Freax

Oct / Nov 2005 The Hole Story
Ball and Socket-Armature Gerald Haffke

Sep 2005 MORIA
Ball and Socket-
Armature-parts
Susanna Jerger

Jul / Aug 2005 ROACH - IMAGEFILM
Director & Animator
Characterdesign
Puppetfabrication

Set & Props
Biotec-Klute

July 2005 The Blue Eye Project (El Ojo Azul)
Armaturemaking Erick Zetina

June 2005 Schickes-Wohn-Büro
Object-animation for Tchibo Online-spot

Animation
Tchibo

May 2005 Shadowbane
Sculping, molding and fabrication of
2 Stop-Motion-Characters: Lucy & Lux

Puppetmaking
Sculpting
Molding
Wire-Armatures
Puppet-Casting
Dominik Münch

March 2005 RANDOM
Armaturemaking Carlo Siegfried

February 2005 DER PLATTENSPIELER
Puppetmaking
Armaturemaking
Moldmaking
Foam-Latex-Puppet
Parabox

Oct 04 - Jan 05 PONDORONDO season 2
Puppetanimation 2.5 minutes
Episodes:
22. Pondorondo spielt Tuba
23. Pondorondo schmückt den Weihnachtsbaum
24. Pondorondo spielt Puppentheater
25. Pondorondo kocht Makkaroni
26. Pondorondo will zum Fasching
Animator & Co-Director Sandmannstudio

February 2004 PONDORONDO season 1
Puppetanimation 2.5 minutes
Episode 11. Pondorondo hängt ein Bild auf
Animation Sandmannstudio

December 2003 Rendez-Vous in another Dimension
Puppetmaking
Armaturemaking
Berte Neeral

November 2003 Presence of the Pines
Armaturemaking Josh Jennings
Sockpuppetstudio

October 2003 RABBIT SPACE
Armaturemaking Monika Stellmach

July 2003 EWE-Küchen Commercial
Armaturemaking Sonja Pacher-Bacherer

May 2003 MORIA
Puppetfilmproject by Susanna Jerger
Armaturemaking Susanna Jerger

Jan / Feb 2003 A CHRISTMOOSE CAROL
Previz Trailer for a Feature Film Projekt
Puppetmaking
Armaturemaking
Moldmaking
Fabrication of Resin Parts
for the puppet´s body
Madbox Filmtrick GmbH

December 2002 EWE-Küchen Commercial
Armaturemaking Sonja Pacher-Bacherer

November 2002 DEVILS HELL
Puppetfilmproject by Alexander Güngör
Armaturemaking Alexander Güngör

Aug 2002 Der Riese und die Mondfrau
Puppetfilmproject by Maike Weber
Armaturemaking Maike Weber


DATE

PROJECT TITLE

TASK

EMPLOYER

Sep - Nov 2001 ROLF´S HASENGESCHICHTE
40 minute easter musical
based on a book by Rolf Zuckowsky
Animation
greenscreen shots
average daily output:
20 seconds
Madbox Filmtrick GmbH
ZDF/KIKA

Jul - Aug 2001
Feb - Apr 2001
ROLF´S HASENGESCHICHTE Puppetmaking
armaturemaking
moldmaking
developement of a
replacement mouth system
Madbox Filmtrick GmbH
ZDF/KIKA

Apr 00 - Jan 01 CASTILLO 2nd season
13x24 minutes puppetanimation series
LEGO
7x1-minute clips featuring Lego toys
Animation
greenscreen shots
bluescreen shots
average daily output:
30 seconds
Madbox Filmtrick GmbH
ZDF/KIKA




WEIRDOUGHMATION-FILMS

2003 EVOLUTION THE SERIES 6 ca. 30 sec. Clayanimation
Animation, Camera, Editing, Story and Direction

2002 EVOLUTION THE SERIES 1-4 each ca. 30 sec. Clayanimation
Animation, Camera, Editing, Story and Direction

2000 CRAPPY CHRISTMAS 2 1 min. Clayanimation
Animation, Camera, Editing, Story and Direction

1999 CRAPPY CHRISTMAS 2 min. Clayanimation
Animation, Camera, Editing, Story and Direction

1999 EVOLUTION 30 sec. Clayanimation
Animation, Camera, Editing, Story and Direction

1999 RABIES 3 min. Clayanimation
Animation, Camera, Editing, Story and Direction