My name is Jonas Ekman and I work as the lead animator for Black studios. Below are some of the projects I have been working on recently. Please check them out!



If you want to come in contact or have a question, feel free to give me a call or send me an email! Have a nice day!

mail: jonasekman87@gmail.com
phone: +46 702557527


Check out State Zero! A short film I have been helping my friend Andree Wallin to create som bad-ass animations for! I worked on animatics, mocap supervison and editing, camera animations and facial animation. It was a blast to work on and only made possible by the very hard working team at Bläck studios! you wont be dissapointed!

Description: In the near future, the capital of Sweden has turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. we join four soldiers on a routine mission in ‘zone 3’, with the assignment to investigate an old surveillance tower that just went offline. That’s the setting in first-time director Andrée Wallin’s short film. With Andrées direction, renowned visual concepts and designs, this short film is something extraordinary. Shot in London with an international cast, exteriors shot in Stockholm and incredible CGI and VFX by Bläck, this looks like an excerpt from a big budget blockbuster.



with these trailers I worked on animatics, mocap planning and supervision. editing of mocap and leading the animation team. It was a big challenge but also very rewarding and fun!

Description:The Breach cinematic trailer is the launch trailer for Dragon Age Inqusition. Draft FCB, EA and Bioware, teamed up with Bläck to create a mind-blowing and immersive trailer. Together with Digital Domain creating the flythroughs, Bläck went on to bring demons and dragons to life combating the nine heroes and the Inquisitor that leads them with awesome fight scenes and magic. The goal was to excite and captivate fans and newcomers by bringing the champions of the game to life in a high-impact, highly-detailed cinematic. With our sister company Imagination Studios we captured the best possible action with the stunt-team.





A teaser for the upcoming Fatshark title, Warhammer: Vermintide. Awesome universe with so much story to get inspired by! Visit vermintide.com for more info.



This massive project with Nike was a challenge! it was probably one of the biggest teams i have hade the pleasure working with and leading. its not everyday you create 100.000 videos!

Description: Here is one of the 100.000 videos we did for the "Outdo you with Nike+" campaign for Nike and AKQA. Bläck director Laurent Clermont teamed up with french illustrator Mcbess, who did all the illustrations, and then the Bläck team executed everything in a beautiful 2D styled 3D animated personalised video presenting your Nike+ year in review and giving you a goal for 2015.. Statue then did their backend magic and singled out the Nike+ users data, chose the appropriate animations, added personal data and then the video was distributed through Nike´s microsite.

Director - Laurent Clermont
Art Director - Matthieu “Mcbess" Bessudo
Executive Producer - Jörgen Lilja
Line Producer - Teza Holmberg
Production Coordinator - Fredrik Jureen
VFX Supervisor - Calle Granström
Lead Animator - Jonas Ekman
3D Lead - Simon Rainerson
Comp Artist - Håkan Ossian
Comp Artist - Jonas Manell
Comp Artist - Henrik Klein
Comp Artist - Peter Blomstrand
Comp Artist - Viktor Andersson
Illustrator - Love Gunnarsson
Illustrator - Madde Sandell
2D Generalist - Kristian Zarins
2D Animator - Vic Chhun
2D Animator - Marcus Melin
2D Clean Up - Leyla Kayddoura
3D Modeling - Erik Rönnblom
3D Modeling - Jonas Skoog
3D Modeling - Kristian Mårtensson
3D Modeling - Andreas Mielonen
3D Modeling - Laura Andersen
3D Animator - Laura Trespoli
3D Animator - Jonas Schild
3D Animator - Andreas Rohde
3D Animator - Ed Sheerwood
3D Animator - Janak Thakker
3D Rigging - Peter Jemstedt
3D Render - Chris Judkins
3D Render- Anders Nystedt
3D Render - Henrik Eklundh
Technical Director - Erik Johansson
IT - Thomas Ericsson
2nd Production Coordinator- Claudia Balboa



In this piece for Battlefield 3 I animated and built some of the environments, the one you see in the first shot for example. Hope you like it, it was a blast to work on!


Credits
Director: Johan Rimér
Exec. Producer: Jörgen Lilja
Production co: Visual Art Creative Studios
Client: Wieden + Kennedy, Electronic Arts
3D team: Henrik Eklundh, Pontus Ekstrand, Jonas Ekman, Jonas Skoog, Janak Thakker, Mats Söderblom, Nikki Hammarström
2D team: Peter Blomstrand, Calle Granström, Erik Lindgren
Sound: RedPipe



GIFF was made for a film festival in Gothenburg, Sweden by production company Visual art. I helped create the dragon you can see yawning at the end of the video. I had a great time sculpting, rigging and animating the little fella.






I had a blast helping Calle Granström animating for his release trailer for Mutant: year zero!

Credits
Calle Granström - Direction, Environments, Compositing.
Daniel Bystedt - Character Artist Zongast
Jonas Skoog - Character Artist Mutant
Jonas Ekman - Character Animation
Henrik Eklundh - Character Shading
Love Gunnarson - Concept Art
Ulf Blomqvist/Redpipe - Sound Design
Christian Gabel - Music (Kraterland)

Thanks to
Fredrik Löfberg
Kristian Mårtensson
Simon Rainerson



It was great working with director Laurent on this project filled with furry bears and plastic firebreathing dragons! I animated and rigged everything 3d! Hope you like it!


CREDITS
Client: ComeON
ComeON marketing dept: Jonas Daag/Joakim Ståhl
Production company: Visual Art Creative Studios
Director: Laurent Clermont
Exec. Producer: Jörgen Lilja
Producer: Hampus Gunnarsson
D.o.P: Simon Rudholm
Props: Tobias Allanson
VFX Supervisor: Calle Granström
2D: Peter Blomstrand, Carl Johan Hasselrot
3D: Henrik Eklundh, Jonas Ekman, Jonas Skoog, Pontus Garmvild, Simon Rainersson
Sound: Red PIpe





With these teasers for the release of battlefield 4 it was a great change of pace rigging and animating all out mechanical parts. By far the tank was the most time consuming, with its tank treads reacting to uneaven road. Enjoy!



CREDITS
Client: DICE
Director: Fredrik Löfberg
Exec. Producer: Jörgen Lilja
VFX Supervisor: Henrik Eklundh
3D team: Jonas Ekman, Jonas Skoog
2D team: Calle Granström, Peter Blomstrand, Teo Mathlein