Behind the Scenes on “Sog” with Director Jonatan Schwenk
Join director Jonatan Schwenk for an insightful and comprehensive look into the challenges of combining stop-motion, CG, 2D, and live action into the short film “Sog,” his multi-award winning animated allegory for tolerance and understanding.
Jonatan Schwenk: “‘Sog’ is a dystopic drama about the cruel efforts of a people of humanlike creatures to lash out viciously against a shoal of fish that had unintentionally entered their desolated land.
The film screened at 124 festivals in 38 countries, winning 31 awards and was broadcast on TV in Germany, Japan, Poland, and Switzerland.
Watch the finished film below:
Director/animator: Jonatan Schwenk
Screenplay: Jonatan Schwenk, Merlin Flügel
Secondary stop motion animation: Marc Rühl
Secondary animation: Florian Maubach
2D animation: Florian Maubach, Marc Rühl
Cinematography: Iván Robles Mendoza
Gaffer: Maximilian Reimann
SFX set supervisor: Marc Rühl
SFX: Nils Wild goose
3D character modeling/rigging: Jonatan Schwenk
3D environments: Ferdinand Kowalke
Cave destruction scene VFX: Mikola Debik
Match moves: Valentin Oellers
Compositing: Jonathan Panning, Maximilian Wagener, Daniel Maass
Set builders: Teresa Rinn, Lynn Weyrich, Aleksandar Radan, Marcus Morgenstern
Mentoring: Prof. Rotraut Pape, Prof. Alex Opperman, Prof. Thomas Meyer-Hermann, Prof. Martina Bramkamp, Erika Surat Andersen, Urte Zintler, Anne Breymann
Sound: Jonatan Schwenk
Music: “mizrah” by Jan Buchczik