3D animated short film

The team

Meet the people behind Less Than Human

Steffen Bang Lindholm

Steffen Bang Lindholm

Roles: Director, Editor and Animator
Work: www.steffenlindholm.com

Steffen (1987) is an animator, director and illustrator from Jegum, a small town in the southwest of Denmark. He graduated in January 2017 from The Animation Workshop (Viborg) Denmark, with a Bachelor’s degree in Character Animation. In the fall of 2016 he was an intern at Golden Wolf Studios in London, where his mainly focus were on 3D animation.

Ditte Marie Ludvigsen

Ditte Marie Ludvigsen

Roles: Art Director, Texturing- and Lighting Artist
Work: www.dittemarieludvigsen.com

Ditte (1987) is a CG Artist and Illustrator from Copenhagen, Denmark. She graduated in January 2017 from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, with a Bachelor in Computer Graphics Art. For the past couple of years Ditte has been focusing on the artistic parts of the pipeline such as visual development, texturing, lighting, compositing and color grading. She has been functioning as an Art Director on various projects, latest on the 3D graduation film “Less Than Human”. Her main interests lie within detail, color and light. In the fall of 2016, Ditte was an intern at Sehsucht, Berlin, and is now working as a designer with the vfx company Gentlemen & Broncos in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lasse Steinbeck

Lasse Steinbeck

Roles: Technical Director, Pipeline TD and Rigger
Work: www.lassesteinbeck.com

Lasse (1990) is a CG Artist from a small ecological community called Dyssekilde, Denmark. He graduated in January 2017 from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, with a bachelor in computer Graphics Art. For the past few years he has been focusing on the technical parts of the 3D pipeline such as rigging, scripting and pipeline tools. He has worked with the role of Technical Director on a number of projects latest on the graduation film “Less Than Human”. In his spare time he develops computer games. Lasse took his internship as a rigger at Framestore in London.

Matilde Soeltoft

Matilde Soeltoft

Roles: Animation Lead and Animator
Work: www.matildesoltoft.com

Matilde (1987) is an animator from Helsing in Denmark. She graduated in January 2017 from The Animation Workshop in Viborg (Denmark) with a Bachelor of Arts in Character Animation. The last year of school she has been working as an animation lead on the graduation film “Less Than Human”. She is focused on 3D animation but she also has an interest in 2D animation. In the fall of 2016 she took her internship at Illumination Mac Guff in France.

Anna Eckhoff Ohrt Nissen

Anna Eckhoff Ohrt Nissen

Roles: CG Generalist, Production Manager and Rigger
Work: www.annanissen.dk

Anna (1987) is CG generalist from Soenderborg, Denmark. She graduated in January 2017 from The Animation Workshop in Denmark with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Graphic Arts, where she worked on the short film ‘Less Than Human’. Anna’s main interest is 3D modeling, texturing, rigging and compositing, but she is comfortable with the whole pipeline, both 2D and 3D. Anna took her internship at Funday Factory in Aarhus, Denmark, where she worked on mobile game productions.

Julie Rebecca Billeskov Astrup

Julie Rebecca Billeskov Astrup

Roles: Animator and Assistant Production Manager
Work: www.julieastrup.dk

Julie (1993) is a Character Animator from Rødding, a small town in the mid-west of Jutland, Denmark. She graduated in January 2017 from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, with a bachelor’s degree in Character Animation. During the bachelor film ‘Less Than Human’, Julie was responsible for story development and held the roles as an animator and assistant production manager. She is passionate about animation and has an interest in cinematography. In the future Julie would like to work with 3D animation and filmmaking plus explore the possibilities there are as an animator. In the fall of 2016, Julie took her internship as an animator at Piñata, Helsinki, Finland.

Morten Vestbjerg Boegelund Lassen

Morten Vestbjerg Boegelund Lassen

Roles: CG Generalist, Modeler and Concept Sculptor
Work: www.fnuk.strikingly.com

Morten (1985) is a CG and classical sculpting artist from Viborg, Denmark. He graduated in January 2017 from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, with a Bachelor of Arts in CG Arts. As a CG generalist on the bachelor film “Less Than Human” he was primarily involved with the modeling of characters and the sets as well as laying out UV’s for texturing. He is interested in modeling as well as classical sculpting and specializes in turning flat 2D designs into working 3D models. In the fall of 2016, Morten was a modeling and texturing intern at SYBO Games in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ida Marie Soendergaard

Ida Marie Soendergaard

Roles: Animator and Storyboard Artist
Work: www.idasoendergaard.com

Ida (1993) is an animator and illustrator from Frederikshavn, Denmark. She graduated in January 2017 from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, with a Bachelor of Arts in Character Animation. Besides animating, Ida also worked on story development and storyboarding on the graduation movie ’Less Than Human’. She is passionate about both 2D and 3D animation, but most specifically creature animation. In her spare time she makes illustrations and work on her own small projects. In the fall of 2016, Ida has been working as an animation intern and employee at Hydralab in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Credit list

All the others who helped us making the film possible

Additional Animation

Pedro Ivo Carvalho de Araujo Silva
Lasse Rützou Bruntse
Sara Jespersen Holm
Camilla Smidt
Sidonie Vidal
Antoine J.L.L. Lefevre
Dorte Flensted Jensen

Supervising Teachers

Uri Kranot: Story / Edit
Lawrence Marvit: Story Development
Frederick Gardner: Visual Development
Kay Delventhal: CG / Pipeline
Niels Kleinheinz: Rigging
Erik C. Schmidt: Animation
Leigh Russell: CG / Production
Svend Ghani Nordby: Technical support
Anja Perl and Michelle Nardone: Production

Voice Actors / Cast

Don: Lawrence Marvit
Andy: Dave Dyson
Steve: Scott Keck

Sound Design and Music

Anders “Ormen” Christophersen

Sound Supervisor

Thomas Christensen

Story Consultants

Line Hoej Hoestrup
Mathilde Garreau

Consultants

Juan Diazb: Worldbuilding
Jericca Cleland: Editing
Luis Cook: Story
Myles McLeod: Story
Julia Bracegirdle: Research / Reference
Joaquim Royo Gonzales: Color
Jess Nicholls: Look Development / Pipeline
Henning Sanden: Look Development / Pipeline
Soeren Berg Noerbaek: Scripting
Jeanette Noergaard: Presskit

Thank you

Morten Thorning and the staff of The Animation Workshop
Jericho Green
Andrea Martignioni
Christian Utzman
Shilo Duffy
Björn Gromoll
Our awesome classmates
Friends and Family
Jens and Karin Lassen for free coffee