Archive for November, 2008


Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Okay it’s over and done.

The movie is finished the première is on the 8th of December.
Looking back, a year ago Richard asked me to read this script and let him know what I thought of it.
As you all know I’m not such a reader, but with my new glasses thing go much better, I was completely gob smacked and was wondering how the hell can you film a story like this.
It was pretty violent in my point of view, how can you film all of this?
I’ve seen the film about 30 times now in different stages and It’s great. Jean made a movie that is Un-Dutch in size, colour, pace and feel.
Off course I have my little things but that is what you get if you go over it with a loop for 30 times.
Good job everybody who worked on this movie, I’m proud.

So for all of you who have and going to see the film let me know what you think of it on this blog.
More pictures at the première till then
to serious

Goodbye Jeremy Hattingh

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Sad day today.
For over 10 months I worked with Jeremy Hattingh Visual effects supervisor on “Wit Licht”van Jean van de Velde.
Check out his list of films on imdb
Today I brought him to Schiphol because I was his assistant during the movie, he’s flying back To South Africa, to his real family that he really missed during his stay in Amsterdam.
It was 7 O’ Clock very early and it was a pleasure.
I have learned a lot all these months, it was tough and fun, hard work and very enjoyable.
It all falls apart now, we’re done, over, KLAAR.
I’m going to buy a whole lot of geraniums, put them behind the window and I’m going to sit behind them and doing ‘Fuck all’ as Mr. Hattingh would say.
Prepare for my next mission in life, how to make a documentary.
Goodbye Mr. Hattingh, see you soon.
Miss you already.
Jeremy, Me on Schiphol airport

This is the end

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The very last day of VFX.
The last shots are rendering right now.
We are proud .
We’re done.

Ohh telephone, one moment please, ahhh Mr. Claus.
I have to do what?
More days of Wit Licht for me is there a end date?
WHAT the premiere!

L2R Me, Flo, St. Splif

Our last VFX weekend

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

It sounds like a movie trailer:
4 guys, 1 spare, 1 movie, no time to finish it all.
This is going to be our last weekend, Jeremy will leave Holland on Friday, Monday Jan will celebrate his birthday in London with his girlfriend.
Floris will celebrate his birthday too on Monday.
Then we are all alone, cleaning up, making sure that we don’t leave a trace.
The movie is finished next week and I can not wait to see it with sound and effects.


Left to right:

Richard Claus (producer), Peter R. Adam (editor), Jean van de Velde (director), Floris van der Veen (compositor VFX), Jan Tönsmann (compositor VFX), Fir Suidema ( VFX assistant supervisor), Jeremy Hattingh (VFX supervisor), Bark Anamone (compositor VFX) never shows his real face, he is under the table.

Wit Licht VFX Team