MITCH WENSVEEN

BASIC INFO
Full Name: Mitchel Wensveen
Age: 22
City of Birth: Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Tongues: Dutch & English
Years Active: Since 2010
Hobbies: Playing Games, Watching Cartoons, Sitting around a fire with friends to brainstorm cool new ideas.
Favorite Music: I'm mostly a synthwave guy but I love to listen to soundtracks/instrumental music sometimes too.
Favorite Movie/TV Genre's: Adventure, Science Fiction. I like them most when they're spiced with character oriented narratives.
I am a Dutch Writer, Animator, Story Teller, Voice Actor and Graphic Designer based in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. I created the YouTube channel MitchelChannal in 2010 and another YouTube channel called Glorious Rigby in 2017. In 2018 I joined the community website LambdaGeneration.com to produce a YouTube show called 'All Things Lambda', which is gaining traction amongst the Half-Life community.

Things I think I'm good at
Directing a live-action internet scale video productions.
Writing compelling stories and screenplays with charm and creativity.
Designing charming characters and worlds.
Designing logo's and branding for companies and events.
Animating graphical assets and creating bumpers & intro's with flexible movement.
Editing and compositing internet video's and television broadcasts.
Managing Social Media account's.
Acting and Voice Acting for human and non-human characters.
Drinking all of the coffee in the office.
Things I've done so far
VOICE ACTING JOBS I'VE DONE
Super Nick
One Day Host 2008 • With Nickelodeon & Viacom Europe.
Crazy Is Crazy
Voice Actor  2014-2018 • With Mark Roosien
I did some voice acting for the YouTube Show. Mostly for the Red Universe episodes where I voice Alfred the Gnome and Red-Mitchel.
MitchelChannal
Creator and Developer 2010-2018
Being my first ever public project, MitchelChannal was a YouTube channel where I would upload pretty much anything I felt like uploading. Being mainly comedy focused, I made everything from skits, topical videos, voice-over parodies and even unboxings. I canceled any production efforts for the channel at the start of 2018 in favor of focusing on other, more successful projects, eight years after the channel was originally created.
Quarter Fraction Demo
Voice Acting  2018 • With Renigen Games.
For the original demo of Quarter Fraction - at the time a top down shooter inspired by the scrapped story of Half-Life 3 - I played a resistance character that lead the player though the game. Unfortunately, this demo version is lost to time.
Vraag Het Mitchel
Creator  2010-2011
The first show to launch on MitchelChannal. I would pick a random question and I would answer it. It was shelved in 2011 in favor of higher quality content.
Entropy: Zero 2
Voice Acting  2019 • With Breadman Maps and the Entropy: Zero 2 team.
I've been doing some voice-action for a Half-Life 2 mod called Entropy: Zero 2. In this game, I play an unnamed character who can be mainly heard on the radio throughout an earlier section of the game.
MitchelChannal Games
Creator and Host  2011-2017 • With Dennis den Besten, Ruben Klijn & Jeroen Schmidt.
The official gaming side of the MitchelChannal brand. Back in 2011, when the channel was first created, every YouTube channel out there had at least one secondary channel focused on video games. Due to the lack of interest and a shifting YouTube landscape, the channel was cancelled in 2017. This was also due to my inability to manage both a comedy channel and a gaming channel at the same time.
Lost Industry Origins
Voice Acting  2020 • With Team Ikarus.
I was asked to play the voice of a doorman for the resistance in this Half-Life 2 mod developed by Ikarus Software.
Mitchel's Wijze Les
Creator  2013-2018
A spiritual successor to Vraag Het Mitchel. Every episode tackled a different subject. This show was one of the production efforts that was canceled alongside MitchelChannal . Plans for a third season were scrapped.
        
Altijd Raak
Video Producer  2014-2015 • With Diego Boin, Bjorn Ringnalda & Mark Roosien
AltijdRaak was a collaborative channel between five content creators. On the channel we would upload vlogs, topical content, Storytime videos and gameplay videos. The channel was eventually abandoned as the drive to create YouTube videos faded for some of the members. Leaving only me to upload the last batch of videos I made onto the channel, which were from a Portal playthrough.
     
Glorious Rigby
Creator/Producer/Voice Actor  2017-Ongoing...
Glorious Rigby is about an alien peculiarly named Rigby who likes to play human video games and talks about it online on YouTube. This channel is an attempt to collide a story rich backstory with video game related essays. The channel was created because I wanted a bigger creative challenge and a new audience. Glorious Rigby will eventually move into different subjects beyond Video Games and several spin-off ideas are being thought off.
      
Ace & Andreas
Director/Writer/Compositing  2016 • With Fabio Steltenpohl
A animated Stop-Motion adventure about two quirky space pilots going on an adventure way too large for them. I co-created this project together with VFX Artist Fabio Steltenpohl for a school assignment at the time. Due to production issues we had to drop the original eight-page script and settle with something smaller. Distribution plans for this project have been scrapped.
  
Travelbound
Director/Writer  2017 • With Conner Bottelier
A short-film about two opposites finding themselves kicked out of a train. Together they try to get to their destination on foot, learning a lot about each other on the way over there. But are strangers to be trusted? Travelbound was a three month production, written & directed by me and Conner Bottelier. There are currently no plans to distribute this production.
   
Bone Crushers
Creator/Animator/Voice Actor  2017
Originally a project for the Vidme Green Screen Challenge, Bone Crushers was a compositing and voice acting project that I loved making. It is also one of the first full projects under the Mitchel's Workshop name. An extended version was meant to be produced, with a bigger story, more voice actors and more polished visuals. But the project was dropped in favor of other projects. Since Vidme shut down a while ago, the video is now being hosted on YouTube.
    
"Een Goed Gesprek" - Podcast
Editor and Co-Host  2018 • With Conner Bottelier, Erik Hendriks & Fabio Steltenpohl.
Conner Bottelier, Erik Hendriks, Fabio Steltenpohl, Jochem Wittebrood & me have created a podcast about the audio/visual industry covering everything from news to fun inside knowledge. The podcast was first recorded and filmed inside Mediacollege Amsterdam. But production was later moved to VondelCS in Amsterdam. I edited all of the episodes except the first one.
    
"All Things Lambda" - LambdaGeneration
Executive Producer / Writer / Voice-Over / Editing  2018-ongoing... • With LambdaGeneration Crew.
Being the only Half-Life focused community news show on the internet, All Things Lambda is the place to stay in touch with the creative minds of the community that keeps this game from the 90's alive and well. I created the show and still produce it to this day.
    
Content Producer @ WorkplaceBuddy
 Animator / Editor / Writer / Graphic Designer  2020-ongoing...
WorkplaceBuddy makes Microsoft 365 adoption much easier with the use of a smart chatbot and hundreds of e-learnings all available under your fingertips! I joined the company at the tail-end of 2020, taking up the role of Content Producer. I edit/animate/write videos and I do some graphic designing too. 
  
LambdaGeneration Community Platform
Graphic Design  2021-ongoing... • With LambdaGeneration Crew.
In 2021 I helped relaunch the LambdaGeneration.com website into a platform where Half-Life community members can share their creations, opinions or other content based around the game and discus about it. The platform is live right now and steadily growing, getting more and more attention every day. We currently house around 3000 registered users.
   
These lists will be updated as I gain more work.