SAMUEL STUDIO – Useful animated movie


Logo of the National Museum in Kielce

Discover how animation brings history and art to life at the National Museum in Kielce! Our animated projects take you on a journey through different epochs and cultures, showcasing artworks in a whole new light. Follow remarkable characters, events, and narratives that come alive before your eyes thanks to the creativity of our animators. Come and join our interactive adventure through the world of animation at the National Museum in Kielce!


Every man hides a secret. It is a great wealth of beauty and freedom. In fact, no one can take that away from him without his consent. It turns out that no circumstances can pose a threat of losing this treasure.

Painted landscape with a tower

Despite difficult circumstances, poverty, lack of education and illiteracy, Nikifor Lemko from Krynica retained this freedom. Using the modest means available (packaging paper, court forms, cardboard, chalk, pencils, cheap paints), he pursued his creative desires inspired by his own mystery. He was an artistic phenomenon, he had an extraordinary talent and innate painting intuition. He left behind a beautiful world of paintings, drawings, watercolors and gouaches. His work is a source of inspiration for many artists to this day.

The National Museum in Kielce encouraged people to get to know Nikifor’s work by preparing an exhibition of his paintings in the branch of the Museum of Dialogue between Cultures in Kielce.

As part of the promotion of this exhibition, I had the opportunity to prepare a short promotional motion graphic for which I used the figure of Nikifor from the artist’s self-portrait. A simple character rigging animation was created.

The exhibition of Nikifor’s work was also accompanied by a film photographed by the curator of the exhibition Artur Ptak. Samuel Studio was responsible for preparing the animated elements (character rigging, displaying selected images) and editing the entire material. I used individual elements from the artist’s paintings and boards imitating cardboard, thanks to which the video gained a form corresponding to the nature of the artist’s work. The use of these measures also strengthened the branding of the promotion of this event. This is how the film was created, which is an integral part of the exhibition. Thanks to the video, visitors could broaden their knowledge about the outstanding Lemko from Krynica in an attractive way, get to know the region where he lived and the history of the development of his painting.

Armenian Cathedral in Lviv and its Creators

Explore the History of the Armenian Cathedral in Lviv!

Even though the pandemic imposes limitations, the Museum of Cultural Dialogue in Kielce has decided to open the doors to the fascinating history of the Armenian Cathedral in Lviv through a unique documentary film accompanying the exhibition. I was entrusted with this task with passion and precision to provide an unforgettable experience even for those who cannot be present in person.

The film, created specifically for those who cannot directly attend the exhibition, takes viewers on a journey through centuries of history, architecture, and culture. With the expertise of Dr. Michał Wiśniewski from the International Cultural Center in Krakow, we uncover the secrets and significance of this monumental building and its creators.

Discover the details that bring to life not only the architectural excellence but also the spirit and community surrounding the Armenian Cathedral in Lviv. Experience a history intertwined with diverse cultures and traditions, creating a unique mosaic of the past.

In addition to editing, I also had the pleasure of animating logos and informational overlays, adding dynamism and depth to highlight crucial moments in the story.

Thanks to this film, regardless of distance or limitations, everyone can appreciate the beauty and cultural richness of this unique place. It’s more than just a journey through history – it’s an invitation to understand and appreciate a legacy that still speaks to us from distant epochs

What’s next?

Play Video about White handwritten inscription What's next on a black background

The Museum of Cultural Dialogue in Kielce, sensing the pulsating rhythm of the contemporary world, once again reached out to me with the challenge of creating something extraordinary. I responded to this call by engaging in a project documenting their remarkable Museum Action inspired by the question “What’s next?”.

Our film is not just an observation but also a documentation of participants’ attempt to answer this extraordinary question. Those who had the opportunity to ponder the question “What’s next?” were invited to record their reflections on specially prepared boards, placed in the atmospheric outdoor setting of the museum.

In times when the pandemic is shaking our societies, when the situation in Belarus remains uncertain, and armed conflicts around the world persist, this question becomes fundamental. It’s a question that forces us to reflect on the future, on what may come and how to prepare for it.

Through the lens of the camera, we uncover these boards as a testimony to human experiences, feelings, and desires. It’s not just a record of words but also an expression of emotions and hopes that lie deep within our hearts.

Interweaving the challenging circumstances of our times with inspiring stories of people striving for a better tomorrow, our film uncovers new perspectives and opens the door to discussions about what’s next for our society, our planet, and each of us.

However, that’s not all! In our documentation, we also utilized the fascinating form of animation. Animation and documentary blend together, creating an extraordinary spectacle that transcends the boundaries of traditional documentary filmmaking. Through animated logos, transitions, and 3D compositions, the story gains a new dimension and becomes even more engaging for the audience.

These animated elements not only enrich our documentation but also give it a modern edge, capturing the audience’s attention and immersing them in a narrative about uncertain times and the quest for answers to the question “What’s next?”.