Portfolio 2019

Hey! I'm Julen Goñi, here's some of my work 

Showreel 2019


Joint Winner for The Royal Society of the Arts in London’s 2019 Design Competition

The Future is In Your Hands Now (2019)

Julen Goni - Creator & Audio from Royal Society of Arts

A 1-minute animated short highlighting the current shift from a commodity-based to a community-based society, where the younger generations are thriving on the opportunities to partake on immediate direct action to make a positive impact on the world they inhabit. The film is based on a voiceover by Sam Conniff Allende for his book Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win.

ECA 10X10X19 (2019)

Julen Goni - Creator

A collection of 10 films made in 10 days for the Edinburgh College of Art’s 10X10X19 challenge within February 18th - March 1st 2019. No overarching themes involved except for day 7 remembering Ray Harryhausen, an American-born British artist most known for his stop-motion animation, and day 10 had a theme provided by Carlos Santa, 'The Father’ of Colombian animation, of circles.


Ethel Red: A Sea of Adventure (2018)

Created by Julen Goni, Composition by Gloria Rogato, Drumming by Antonio Di Cuzzo, Ethel Voice by Meredith Bailey and Kira Voice by María Sainz Monasterio

A re-imagining of Beano's 1940's comic, Ethel Red, brought into the modern era though animation for Beano. Ethel Red is a girl who thirsts for adventures on the sea, stealing a ship and dragging along her friend Kira.

Attack of the Bin Chicken (2017)

Julen Goni - Director and Animator, Ray Pilley - Colour and Malcolm Mackellar - Compositing and Sound

Attack of the Bin Chicken was a film made for an AV assignment in first year university to make a film to explore an issue/theme/story as a narrative or genre production or game and position an audience to “read” the production from a designed point of view.

We chose to make a comedy environmentalist film about the local Ibis in Brisbane that get the name 'Bin Chicken' because of their behaviour to eat straight from the bins. The message therefore in this film is to make sure to dispose your rubbish properly to stop the Ibis from infesting the city. The idea was inspired after an Ibis tried to attack me for my burrito.

The assignment was completed in two weeks. It was animated in Photoshop, edited in After Effects and music was royalty-free.


Paperlanche (2017)

Louis Beveridge - 3D Artist, Texture Artist, Shading and Effects, Julen Goni - 2D Animation, 
Liam James - Programming

Paperlanch is a videogame created in the 48 hour game-jam at the Sunshine Coast competition #SUNJAM2017 at Mountain Creek State High School. 

The theme for the event was 'the elephant in the room' so our idea was to make an endless runner game about an officeworker who tries to avoid their 'elephant' ie. their paperwork and has piled up into a paperlanch that they run from. You can run away from your problems for a while, but you can't run forever. 

Living on pizza, no sleep and passion for the game we were luckily able to finish the game within the 48 hours. We were featured on Waypoint Vice by Cameron Kunzelman.

Animation was done in Photoshop.

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A Notable Tree (2015)

This animation was for the Australian Centre of Moving Images (ACMI) Screen it competition that I entered and won the Secondary Animation Prize! The theme for the competition was grwoth.

The story is of a boab tree in Darwin, enduring the test of time, witnessing the changes that take place around it. As it ages, it becomes a monument of nature and a symbol of survival through the history of Darwin.

The Adonsonia gregorii is a bottle-shaped tree endemic to Australia. Some trees can live over one thousand years. Some refer to them as “The Tree of Life”.

Assests were drawn in Photoshop and Illustrator and animated in After Effects.