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Ectenic force is a supposed phenomenon of pseudo physical nature. It is emitted by a person or a medium, and directed by will. It produces the means through which objects move without contact in apparent defiance of natural laws.

 

About us:
Ectenic is an Amsterdam based studio, specialized in (character) animation, rigging, modeling and rendering.
We provide behind-the-scenes creative assistance as well as fully in-house made productions.
Our experience and expertise encompasses feature films, tv-series, commercials, shorts and games.

 

Maarten Heinstra
Co-Founder/Creative Director

After moving to London in 1996, Maarten graduated in 1999 from L.A.S. (London Animation School, part of Central saint Martins). He did freelance gigs there for companies such as The Mill, Passion Pictures, StudioAKA, Glassworks, Seed Animation and many more as (lead) character rigger, creative director and 3D animator. When returning to The Netherlands in 2012 he remained active in the creative industry making AAA games, commercials and movies. On the production of the movie 'The Little Vampire' he worked with Michiel van Iperen. Together they are Ectenic, aiming at wild and non-conventional animation whilst not losing an eye on a robust and no-nonsense pipeline.

Coming from a classical art and design background, Michiel was inevitably drawn into the realm of CGI. After moving to Amsterdam he worked in companies such as Lostboys International, GuerrillaGames, Motek and StormPostproductions. He filled various positions from 3D artist to animator to animation lead on projects including De Sprookjesboom, TerreDesHommes-Sweety, and Killzone. He has done freelance jobs in Amsterdam for 15 years. He animated for 'The Little Vampire' together with Maarten Heinstra. Combined they call themselves Ectenic, making cool animation projects with a hands on, straightforward approach..

Michiel van Iperen
Co-Founder/Creative Director

We provide the following services:
 
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Storyboarding
Layout
Character Design and Development
2D Animation
3D Animation
Motion Capture Editing
Rendering
AR/VR

Our software platform:
 
Maya
Houdini
XSI
C4D
Redshift3D
Motionbuilder
Zbrush
ToonBoom
TVPaint
After Effects
Premiere
Photoshop
Illustrator

Clients & Collaborators