100+ years Damrak, Amsterdam
Studio Job, Joris & Marieke are intrigued by the legendary status of the shop windows of de Bijenkorf. In the past, people from all over the Netherlands came to Amsterdam to view the famous fittings of the shop windows. Even artworks by Karel Appel were on show at the window before they were seen in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
They were wondering what was happening on the other side of the windows at that time. What kind of people came to have a look? How did the shopping public and the street scene change over the years? They came up with the idea to make a short film that illustrates the history of the Damrak seen from the inside of the shop window of de Bijenkorf.
They started an investigation into the history of the Damrak. How did the facades change during the years? Which trams and cars were driven on the streets? From when was it forbidden to park on the Damrak? When did the women wear petticoats and when was the time of the miniskirts? Which popular youth cultures were there and which tracksuit is the most typical of the gabbers?
In addition, it was an interesting puzzle to let the main character move smoothly as he jumped through different times and changed his identity.
The result is ‘Passing By’ in which the viewer has rushed along in more than a hundred years Damrak.
Biography Job, Joris & Marieke
Job, Joris & Marieke is a studio for animation, illustration, character design and music. Their work can be described as cute, funny, poetic and sometimes disturbing. The studio was founded in Utrecht in 2007 by Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, and Marieke Blaauw. Their work consists of commercials, educational projects, video clips, and free films. The music in their work is always made by Happy Camper, the Edison-winning music project from Job. The studio makes the video clips for Happy Camper.
In 2013 their short film MUTE came out. Their second film A Single Life was nominated in 2015 for an Academy Award in the best animated short category. Since then, the studio has focused more on making short films. In 2015, their film (Otto) premiered at the prestigious TIFF festival in Toronto, Canada. And in 2016 the studio presented their 21-minute film Kop in collaboration with Viking Film and the VPRO.
The films and video clips of studio Job, Joris & Marieke won more than 75 awards and were screened at 300 film festivals worldwide.