I use film, image, design and music to create atmospheric films and spaces.
The showreel above showcases my work as filmmaker. Find more details about the featured clips below. All written, directed, shot (except Honesty Lasts Longer) and post-production by me.
Honesty Lasts Longer
I have been playing piano since childhood, and quickly developed an interest in composing and improvisation. Here you can hear some samples of my music.
The Life of Wang
Intervention to stimulate social behavior
Gijs Leijdekkers (b. 1988)
I, Gijs (pronounced as “Gais”) spent my early days in the Dutch countryside building haunted houses, waterslides and a rollercoaster. When in my teenage years my dreams outgrew the backyard's size, I started experimenting with animation, computer graphics, visual effects, film and music.
During my bachelor's course in Industrial Product Design (Den Haag) and work experience in product, interior and exhibition-design I mastered client based creative-technical problem solving. I then moved to London to spend two years at renowned art-school Central Saint Martins. During my Master of Arts in “Narrative Environments” I experimented with combining my passion for film, image, design and music, and spent many days browsing through the Stanley Kubrick archives.
With my films, I love to use image, sound and music to immerse the audience in an atmosphere. The industrial designer in me is visible in the creative process, in which I use advanced storyboarding techniques (rough animation to a rough soundtrack) to carefully plan out the film.
I am also passionate about using technical ingenuity, architecture and sound to create experiences in physical installations. I am an avid painter and photographer and I am currently working on an instrumental solo-album.
My background in industrial design trained me to consider all aspects of a project in all stages. I am well organized, technically skilled and feasibility and clarity in communication play an important role in my projects. Thanks to my broad skill-set and creativity I am especially valuable in the conceptual stage of a creation process. I am curious, open-minded, passionate, critical, user-focussed and love to collaborate. I am very comfortable in multidisciplinary projects.
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I am looking forward to get involved in challenging projects as filmmaker, experience designer or imagemaker (photography, computer graphics, illustration, concept art).
I am currently based in The Netherlands.
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