Benny Vreden Kindermusicals
It has become a tradition for children in the Netherlands to perform a musical when they finish basic school. These children’s musicals are bought in book-form including cd’s for the songs. No one does this better then Benny Vreden Kinderproducties. A dutch based company which has been making children’s musicals for over 50 years.
The children’s musicals feature custom made songs and music and a brand new storyline each year. Colourful characters and situations. For the past 4 years the musicals have been written by Carlo Boszhard. A major presence on dutch TV for many years now.
in the same time-frame I have also been working together with Benny Vreden to create artwork for their musicals. Covers, characters, backdrops and even trailers like the one on top of this page.
On this page I have made a selection of covers and characters. When designing the characters I usually get a description of that character. Mostly what they will do in the musical. Carlo Boszhard will always have an idea what the character should look like but I have space to come up with my own designs.
The children featured in the musical ‘Monsterhit’ were based on photos they made of the actual children in costumes. All the other designs are made with descriptions and examples.
be sure to visit Benny Vreden to take a look at their products : www.bennyvreden.nl
This project entails the creation of custom art for the musicals. Artwork for the covers, numerous characters and an example of a set/backdrop.
Besides the art, this project is not complete without a trailer to accompany the musical. This includes editing and animating the various characters, song lyrics and live action footage.