Who AM I
Hello, my name is Laurens lenssen. I am 20 years old and currently studying at the HKU in Hilversum The Netherlands, here I study Image Media Technology. IMT is a difficult to explain study. Mainly it involves creating work that has its connections in film. Through IMT we learn to use different ways to tell our stories, these forms include Video-mapping, Live Action films, 2D/3D animation, projecting visuals, Processing, Installation Art or the more commonly known forms such as directing, editing, camera, light etc. IMT challenges us to create our own projects in our own way, in forms we see best fits our vision
I mainly get my inspiration from movies such as, Funny Games, Machete, Sin City, 300, Watchmen etc. Movies which do something different in the way they tell their stories. Besides Movies from Europe/America am I also interested in eastern films, and Anime from Japan. These films and animations have nailed the art of storytelling, especially with regards to emotions.
It is my dream to one day become an artist who can bring joy to people with unique and refreshing movies or projects.
My work is often dark with a philosophical undertone, my stories are mostly about people who live in their own world hence Lucid Films. I like to create stories which aren't set in our current day and age, that have unique surroundings and I like to think of new ways to create these surroundings in ways which are uncommon in film.
In my studies I had a lot of time to think about what kind of movies I want to make and what forms I seem to enjoy. I learned videomapping, cinema 4D (still learning), writing short films, music video and how to work with different materials such as paint or wood. All these techniques have made me grow in my work and my confidence. Now that I am familiar with several forms, I can develop my own ideas more fluently and create a mix of different products, similar to the ones I’ve made during my three years at the HKU.