This particular animation is about a special sort of beetle that (mean) kids used to play with in the Netherlands. Pesticides almost wiped them out but better environmental regulations saved the day for this beetle.
This is one of two movies done together with Joost Lieuwma (http://joostlieuwma.tk/). We came up with the idea together. Joost produced the storyboards and did the 2D animation of the main character (on paper). I did all the 3D-elements (Lightwave) and compositing.
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Quicktime, storyboards, sketches and renders available on www.aljenhoekstra.nl (http://www.aljenhoekstra.nl/)
(just click the WORK button on the bottom).