The animation in numbers

The animation “The art of beer brewing” was created in lengthy work for almost a year.
Almost all models were modeled, texturized, illuminated and animated in the 3D software CINEMA 4D. Especially the entire brewhouse, as well as all tanks, coolers and the filter systems were created completely new. In doing so, I took an interest in existing, modern breweres and systems in order to create an animation which is as close as possible to the current bustle.
Overall, this was a very long process, because for me the requirement was to create a very good animation according to my actual performance.
After the animation, the speaker Tom Solo was selected, because his voice fits perfectly to the topic of beer brewing. The English speaker is John Kirby, also a professional speaker who made the voice over for my WHisky animation, too.
The animation was adapted to the narrative text and then added with music and background noise to make it even more appealing.

Total workload
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drunk beer in that time
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Explanation of the individual elements of the logo

Explanation of the Logo


Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok (Old Norse: Ragnarr Loðbrók, “Ragnar Shaggy-Breeches”) was a legendary[2][3] viking leader and hero of Old Norse poetry and sagas from the Viking age. According to this traditional literature, Ragnar distinguished himself by many raids against Francia and Anglo-Saxon England, during the 9th century.
The Saga (Ragnars saga loðbrókar) is one of the most famous in the early days of medieval Iceland. Ragnar is probably identical to the Viking Reginheri mentioned in historical sources, who plundered Paris in 845. The Ragnars saga is one of the most popular works of Sagal literature, which is still being worked on in novels and films, such as in the  television series Vikings, which is very close to the saga. In the saga, Ragnar is the only son of the mighty Danish king Sigurd Ring. The nickname Lodbrok means “Lodentrousers” and refers to the clothing that Ragnar has created in the fight with a kind of lynx to protect himself from the poisonous bites.


The dragonboat

The ship used in the logo is one of the famous dragon boats from the Viking era. In the design of their kite boats, the northern men always followed three ideals: their companions should be fast, light and resilient. Especially oaks were sought after for the construction of the kite boats. For the construction 30-40 men and women probably worked six months.
The bow of such a war ship, which was about 17 meters long and only 2.50 meters wide, was often decorated with a dragon head that was supposed to frighten opponents. Because of their shape the kite boats were particularly fast: Warriors returned with them up to 280 kilometers a day. Their ships were so solid that they remained seaworthy for 30 years.
(Source: Geo Epoche)

The Helmet

The Vendelhelm, also known as the Northern Kammhelm, is a helmet form in the Vendeltime (650 to 800 AD). The filling of the metal mesh developed into a semi-spherical iron core, which is decorated with two ribbons crossing over the apex and a broad strip of silver plate. The helmets are filled with a crest and characteristic eye arch fittings, each ending in animal heads. The entire surface of the helmet is also covered with metal plate or bronze and often decorated. The representations of northern warriors, drawn out of the tin, make the helmet one of the most important monuments of this archaeological stage.

The Sword

There were both single-edged and two-edged swords. The larger single-edged swords were called “Langsax” or “Scramasax”. The blade was usually 80 cm long. According to the sources, the sword was now and then guided with both hands, in order to increase the impact force (“tvihenda sverðit”). The sword served not only as a weapon, but was also used for symbolic actions, such as the introduction of an official.

The Axe

The beard axe (Skeggöx) was primarily used as a tool, for example for woodworking and for the processing of boards. This type of axe was of central importance for boatbuilding and the construction of Viking houses built from horizontal boards. Used as a melee weapon, it served to crush helmets, heads, and bodies of opponents. However, some beard axes were also used as a long-range weapon by being hurled from a distance into the enemy’s ranks.

(Source: wikipedia,


The armlet with the two dragon heads was originally a kind of bondage ring with a loyalty promise among Germans and Celts. Later he was also worn as a jewelery and protective rifle and was probably also a stand symbol depending on the material. These are, however, only conjectures which can be inferred from the literature and our meaning of the nobility, the family rings, and the heroes.
(3) The bravest ones also wear an iron arm ring – this is a disgrace in the eyes of these people – as if they were a fetter, until they are loosed by an enemy.


ESTD 845 A.D.

Established 845 anno Domini is a reference to the attack of the Vikings 845 on Paris.

In 845 – on 28 March – Paris was plundered and the city had to free itself for the unheard of sum of 7,000 pounds of silver. The knowledge of such easy-to-earn money must have spread rapidly, for soon Viking fleets appeared on all the rivers of the western franc. Cities, churches and monasteries were attacked. In the 1960s the monk Ermentarius of Noirmoutier described the devastation by the Vikings:

“The number of ships is growing, and the endless stream of Vikings is rising incessantly: the Christians are victims of massacres, arson and looting, and the Vikings conquer everything that is on their way, They take Bordeaux, Périgeux, Limoges, Angoulême und Toulouse ein. Angers, Tours und Orléans sind ausgelöscht. A fleet of countless ships sails the Seine and the evil grows throughout the country. Rouen is devastated, plundered and burned. Paris, Beauvais and Meaux are taken, Fortress is equal to the ground, Chartres occupied, Evreux and Bayeux are plundered, and all the towns are besieged. “ (Quelle:


Worth knowing about the 3D operator and artist Oliver Ende

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The 3D operator and artist Oliver Ende has been creating 3D animations since 2004.

In addition to his work at Norddeutscher Rundfunk, for which he creates animations for programs such as Visite, PlusMinus, Extra3 or Panorama, Ende works as a freelance artist. He creates paintings, 3d printed artwork and lasercutted artworks as well.


On the website you can get an impression about the other artistic works by Oliver Ende.