‘How to Catch a Bird’

— animated short by Vera van Wolferen

How To Catch a Bird is a stop motion short based on a childhood memory.
When I was eight; my dad taught me how to fish. He told me to take the worm off the hook after fishing, but I had no idea why. After fishing I forgot about the worm and left it dangling on the hook. If I only knew then what the consequence of this action would be.


Vera van Wolferen

— animation filmmaker

Hi I´m Vera van Wolferen an animation filmmaker from the Netherlands.

I was born with two eyes for detail, the perseverance of ten horses and an immeasurable brain activity. Currently I use these talents to make animated short films.

I´m a stop motion lover and dedicated builder of intricate and detailed sets made mainly out of cardboard and paper. If you´re interested in working together, looking for the number one cardboard craftsman in the Netherlands or just need somebody to talk to you can always reach me at info@veravanwolferen.nl. I’m also available for freelance work.


Other work

A summary of my previous work.


The process so far 2012 — Making of How to Catch a Bird.

Koekoek 2012 — Commissioned by Atelier KunstMaat

Looking at this bed 2012 — Video made for DropStuff Urbanscreen Network.

Navigating 2012 — Graduation film for my bachelor of Fine Arts

Projects, exhibitions & competitions

October 2012 - February 2013 — 'Navigating'
Spelen op de grens van het onmogelijke
Rijksmuseum Twenthe Enschede
exhibition

January 2013 — 'Phantoms of the Old'
Mixed media installation
Breda Cultuurnacht 2013
collaboration & exhibition

December 2012 — 'Navigating'
Tent Academy Awards
Pera Museum Istanbul
exhibition

November 2012 — 'Looking at this Bed'
Stop motion animation
Dropstuff Urban Screen Network for the Digital and Interactive Arts
project & exhibition

September 2012 — 'Navigating'
Cabinets of Reminiscence
Dynamo Expo Enschede
exhibition

July 2012 — 'Navigating'
TENT Academy Awards
Best young video artists from the Netherlands
Nominated

January 2010 — 'Dressed in Light'
The Art of Fashion competition Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Nominated
The Art of Fashion competition

April 2010 — Workshop Media Art Flow Festival Almelo
workshop by Sije Kingma & video contest
Winner of the student video contest with 'Google Astronaut'
MAFFestival Almelo


CV

Goois Lyceum, Bussum
2000-2006
AKI Artez Enschede
2006-2007
Design Academy Eindhoven
2007-2008
AKI Artez Enschede
Bachelor Fine Arts
2008-2012
AKV St. Joost Breda
Master Animation
2012-2013

Contact

Don't hesitate, drop me a line!




 

© 2014 — Vera van Wolferen