Netherlands Film Academy

Interactive archive of the activities of the master’s programme of the NFA

About the course

The Master Artistic Research in and through Cinema at the Netherlands Film Academy is a unique two-year international practice driven course for a select group of filmmakers and artists with several years of professional experience under their belt. They are offered time, space and a budget to research, explore and experiment in an open-ended trajectory in which thinking and making are one. The programme privileges questions over answers, process over product, experimentation over mere execution and long term effects over short term gain…

Text: NFA

Our role

For the assessment of the course, the NFA approached us to make their archive accessible online, and to develop an engaging way to browse their projects and activities. We developed a web-based, three-dimensional visualization of the archive, which allows users to explore the archive in an immersive way.

Main view

Main view

Main view filtered by 'Research Projects'

Main view filtered by 'Research Projects'

Topics view

Topics view

Topics view filtered by keyword 'narrative'

Topics view filtered by keyword 'narrative'

Locations view

Locations view

Chronology view

Chronology view

Interface

The main view shows all items in relation to the main categories (projects, lectures, public exposure, etc.) as well as the year. Additional entry points are provided via keywords (tag cloud), geographic location (map), and chronology (timeline). The user can navigate through the archive by clicking on categories or keywords in order to zoom in on a filtered subset, or by clicking on the items themselves, which will open a detail view with additional information.

All projects
Arts & Culture
Custom tool for generating typographic posters and animations
Arts & Culture
Interactive timeline exhibit for the Mannheim city archive
Art
Generative audio-visual artwork that fuses color and motion of multiple videos
Arts & Culture
Netherlands Film Academy
Interactive archive of the activities of the master’s programme of the NFA
Art
Generative animations based on continuous application of a filter kernel
Arts & Culture
Data analysis and visualizations of one year worth of photos collected by an artist
Public Interest
User-driven online propaganda tool on the topic of net neutrality
Applied
Tools for analyzing, visualizing, and comparing formal characteristics of movies
Applied
Finding interesting configurations for a generative artwork through data analysis
Commercial
Type foundry website with integrated online store
Experiment
Trying to increase the chances of finding mushrooms with geographic data
Arts & Culture
macOS screensaver for collectors of Orb (lite) NFTs by Harm van den Dorpel
Arts & Culture
Web3 site for minting NFTs continuously generated by a plant
Commercial
Website that lets users virtually place the product into their physical surroundings
Commercial
Configuration and content scheduling tool for a generative media installation
Art
Self-playing simulation game using the language and mechanics of image editing
Applied
Finger tracking combined with OCR
Experiment
Simulating blobs of fluids with particles
Experiment
Modified JPEG encoder for generating glitchy image effects
Experiment
Force-based simulation of bands of particles
Art
A website that keeps eye contact
Art
A website that is all its past versions
Art
A website that lets you leave something behind for the next visitor
Art
A website that is just its analytics report
Commercial
Point-of-sale software for opticians to help customers choose the right lenses
Experiment
Mapping line drawings onto street networks
Commercial
Bespoke website for the release of the Logical typeface by Edgar Walthert
Misc
Proof-of-concept for an alternative, more powerful Are.na client
Experiment
GPS trace replay tool
Misc
Browser extension that collects texts of how designers describe themselves
Arts & Culture
Interactive animation for a music festival announcement page
Commercial
Portfolio website for the graphic design studio run by sisters Indrė & Laura Klimaitė
Arts & Culture
Independent music publishing and streaming platform
Arts & Culture
Parametric typeface generator tool as part of the new visual identity
Public Interest
Graphical modelling tool for describing attack scenarios
Applied
Visualization showing how a text document got written and edited over time
Experiment
Experiments with movie image data