We believe that high quality animation is hard work and great fun.
Having worked on major feature animation films, our team is the seasoned go-to for your next project. We specialize in story development, preproduction, layout, modeling, rigging and animation. Scroll along and let us introduce ourselves.
Founder & Production Supervisor
Once upon a time, long ago in 2005, the first ever Dutch 3D animated short film was born at the Netherlands Filmacademy. And Sem graduated with this very special piece of Amsterdam history! In the decade that followed he developed his
skills as a character/creature animator and
Story Artist at Guerrilla Games.
From 2016 on out, Sem changed his course back into his original love: film. Since then he has been awakening robot dinosaurs, vampire cows, alien infected cleaners, floating carpets, giant sloths, and so on. His undestroyable patience, positive attitude and creative eye earned him the seat of supervising animator. Next to guiding a team of animators, he is also a tutor for new talent at the Netherlands Filmacademy.
Lewis van der Werf
Founder & Animation Supervisor
Don’t let that huge smile deceive you; Lewis is serious when it comes to animation. He studied animation in the Netherlands, Scotland and France, and is a passionate and ambitious animator who knows his way around 3D and 2D animation, layout and storyboarding. He gets heavily inspired by Asterix & Obelix, Tintin and Looney Tunes. Animation is not the only thing that impassionates Lewis; he loves to play squash, draws a beautiful portrait in a matter of minutes, and the rumour goes he can cook a really tasty risotto.
CG Supervisor & Lighting TD
Where capybaras are normally slow and relaxed creatures, Niels may be quite the opposite. At high speed he works his way through all facets of production. Technical details or high-level scope discussions are all familiar terrain for this Capybara.
Niels' broad knowledge comes partly from his rich work history and partly from his infinite curiosity.
A quality that we at Capybara applaud, because knowledge is power.
All these extraordinary qualities still make us question; is Niels secretly a hamster on steroids, disguised as a Capybara?
Daniëlle de Jonge
Autumn colors and a creative workplace: these are the ingredients for a cheerful Danielle. This down-to-earth girl is an expert at creating streamlined overviews, while overseeing creative and technical choices at the same time. These two superpowers make her the engine of every production. We are still looking for a suitable cape for this role. Probably something orange/yellow/brown-ish.