Danmarks Designskole - Production Design 2009
The Night Cap – design and animation of a short film
Description of the project
The project was to bring a little known Icelandic ghost tale to a broader audience. We wanted to adapt the story into an animated film. The story is told without words, entirely through actions, gestures and sound-scape.
The animation is based on the tradition of 2D cut-out animation and consists of mixed media.
The project is a collaboration between Guðjon Bragi Stefánsson and Edda Rós Jónsdóttir. We designed, directed and animated a short film of 6 minutes of length. The sound-scape for the film was created by Martin Juel Dirkov and Reda El-Kheloufi.
Story of the Night Cap
A boy is dressing up as a ghost to scare a girl. The girl wants to get back at him by stealing his white night cap. She take a white cap that turns out to belong to a real ghost. She returns it in a disrespectful manner and the ghost kills her. The boy learns the lesson that he shouldn’t scare people ever again.
Fields of interest / Interesseområder
Production Design for film, TV and animation
Scenography for live action film
Character and background design for animation film
Classic cell animation, 2D cut-out animation, puppet animation
Illustration and model making
Room installation art
Design for fashion photography
Ideas and concept development
Edda Rós Jónsdóttir
Gyldenløvesgade 12, 5.sal
1369 København K
M: +45 6133 9555
Education / Uddannelse
2006 - 2009
Danmarks Designskole, MA in Production Design
2003 - 2006
Danmarks Designskole, BA in Production Design
Classical Drawing at Tegneskolen (Art School), Copenhagen, Denmark.
Illustration at Skolen For Billedkunst (Art School), Copenhagen, Denmark. Classical Animation, 6 month Evening Course.
High school Degree from Christianshavns Gymnasium, Copenhagen,
Skills / Kompetencer
Illustration, storyboarding and model making.
Classic cell animation, 2D cut out animation and puppet animation. Motion graphics.
Art direction and project management.
Idea and concept development.
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Cinema4D, 3D Studio Max, FrameForge and SketchUp.
Work / Joberfaring
Prop maker for the puppet animation serial “H*A*S*H”. Christmas-Tv-serial for DR2, the Danish national broadcasting channel.
Direction and compossitting of the short dance film ”Shadows”.
Production Design for 2 music videos. Filur: ”20 lashes” and Oh Land: ”Heavy Eyes”.
Color Painter in an Animation film “Nima” from The National Film school of Denmark.
an interactive room installation with a soundscape and programmed sensors. Art project in collaboration with Sound designer Aron Fleming(Sweden), Textile Designer Julia Heuer (Germany), Programmer Erinc Malkondu(Tyrkey).
Production Designer in the short film “Alliancen”.
Head of crew and co-designer of 1:1 whale model for the short film “The Man & the Albatros”, Zentropa Productions. Whale Model was created with Styrofoam and waterproof coating.
Production Designer on the music video “Lupus: You Don’t Dance”.
Production Designer in 3 short films.
Production Designer in a Manuscript Project for a long TV serial, co-operation with manuscript students at The National Film School of Denmark. 4 1/2 months school project.
Character Designer in an Animation film assignment, at The National Film School of Denmark.
Set Decorator in the animation film “Viggo – Havets Skræk”. A final exam Animation film, at The National Film School of Denmark.
Production Designer on the music video “Al Agami: M.O. (The Way We Operate)”.
Set Decorator in a final Film-exam from The National Film School of Denmark.
Member of “Gimle” Drawing Studio (specialized in graphic novels).
Radio Host/Researcher/Interviewer in an Alternative Music programme at The University Radio in Copenhagen.
Color Painter in a final exam Animation film from The National Film School of Denmark.
Other / Andet
2007 Exchange student at University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Department for Stage Design and Transmedial Arts.
Language / Sprog
Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, proficient German and French.