About the studio
And what we do
Monkey Tennis was established back in late 2014, and now consists of three like-minded artists from Denmark and Switzerland. However; the idea of collaboration came years earlier while all three were studying together at The Animation Workshop. Our studio is located in the creative company cluster “Arsenalet” right next to The Animation Workshop in the wonderful town of Viborg, Denmark. At Monkey Tennis we have a vast network of talented artists and professionals that allows us to bring in the right talent for the right projects.
We are very passionate about story, characters and animation. And even more so; we are passionate about combining all of these elements in high quality productions that are as engaging, exciting and entertaining for an audience as they are for us to create. Monkey Tennis aspire to bring a unique blend of imagination, talent and humour to the worlds of animation, film, advertising, digital media and beyond. We know that all projects are unique with diverse and contrasting needs and we taylor our approach to each project individually.
CEO & Animation Director
Mikkel is handling the business development and as a producer he oversees all of the ongoing productions at Monkey Tennis. He cofounded Monkey Tennis together with Frederik and David in the fall of 2014. Mikkels background is from the VFX world of London where he worked for MPC as a 3D artist. He graduated from The Animation Workshop with the film Interview which travelled around the world and picked up a few prizes
Frederik is a renowned character designer and art director who brings his unique visual style to all our productions. Beside his great talent in design and art direction he is also a very talented 3d artist. Frederik is bringing years of experience as a freelance artist, working for studios all across the globe on everything from pitch work to production of commercials and games.
Technical Art Director
Adrian is the latest addition to the Monkey Tennis team. His extraordinary talent spans wide and covers both highly technical solutions as well as a great artistic eye. Since he graduated with Mikkel and Frederik he has been working in many different productions as both TD and compositor. At Monkey Tennis he is responsible for finding the right technical solutions as well as overviewing the post-production pipeline.
In 2018 Ian joined the Monkey Tennis team as their producer. He is know for his social personality and organised way of handling all types of projects. He has gathered much experience in handling larger international projects since he started working in 2010. After many years in Berlin working both as a steady and freelance producer with studios like Zeitguised, Onformative, Woodblock and Tamschick Media + Space, having had clients such as Samsung, Nike, Mercedes-Benz and Heineken, as well as doing numerous smaller artistic projects he has now decided to start a new chapter working with Monkey Tennis in Copenhagen. He is looking much forward to receive emails from future collaborators and clients.
Concept creation & direction
Monkey Tennis specializes in providing a wide range of solutions for animated content for television, web, cinema, games, and emerging technologies like virtual reality. We thrive by finding new ways to create and generate interesting ideas and concepts, always with a strong focus on both engaging designs and stories.
3D & 2D animation
We are famous for our unique characters and the life we breathe into them through animation. Our passion is character animation and we can easily navigate in the different animation techniques. At Monkey Tennis we produce fun and engaging animation of the highest quality, and we tailor our approach to any given idea.
Armed with the skills and tools to work within to any aspect of the pipeline, we are able to orchestrate a complete production, from conception, through production and post-production. Because of our size and adaptability we are able to adjust to any situation or condition while staying within both time and budget.
Commercials & Campaigns
Monkey Tennis has a focused strategy in place when it comes to creating animated commercials and campaigns. In today’s ever-changing digital landscape a singularly targeted approach isn’t enough and we can provide fully integrated solutions across many different platforms, from the internet to traditional media.
At Monkey Tennis we take pride in our unique visual identity and this style can easily accommodate productions of any scale and budget. We can provide art direction and production design that can cater to a wide variety of brands and businesses and we understand that each client has specific needs and requirements.
Motion graphics & VFX
We are excited by new techniques and advancing technology and we love to explore different methods of solving problems and testing imagination. We like to challenge the norm and think motion graphics and visual effects as a storytelling resource to enhance an experience, rather than just the cherry on the cake.