In 2005, Sil van der Woerd, born in the Netherlands in 1982, finished his study of Fine Arts (Cum Laud) at the Academy of Art and Design in Arnhem, the Netherlands. At the Academy, Sil started using film and mixed new media, live action and dominant soundtracks to express his fictitious, atmospheric worlds.
In 2004 his short film 'Duet' started to gain public attention and had a series of succesful festival plays. Then the short film 'Swim' went global and brought home several awards and nominations.
After his study in the Netherlands, Sil studied at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. At Gnomon, Sil learned lots of new techniques that he exhibited in his award winning music video 'Worms' for singer Lolly Jane Blue.
'Worms' was the beginning of a colaboration between Sil and the singer where they started to built a visual world around the songs. This resulted in photography and visuals that were projected during live performances. The making of 'Worms' was covered in a 10 hour training DVD series recorded at the Gnomon Workshop.
By 2009 'Duet', 'Swim' and 'Worms' received a combined total close to 2 million views on YouTube. In between, Sil created an underwater sequence for the 9th edition of Sensation, the world's leading dance event and did freelance work for OneSize, a Dutch Motion Graphics company.
Currently, Sil is back at Gnomon, this time as Artist in Residence, where he finished his second music video for Lolly Jane Blue titled 'White Swan'. For this project, Sil collaborated with a group of Gnomon students to complete the post production. 'White Swan' premiered on July 11th.
As of 2009, Sil is represented in the us by Digital Domain, in Europe by Annex Films and in Asia by Tribe International. Sil currently resides in Los Angeles.
Education: Fine Arts (Cum Laud), Academy of Art and Design, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Spoken Languages: English, Dutch