my early years, I loved my Super8 camera and got
crazy over stop-motion. Working as an Artist and Supervisor really help me to pick up skills and learned about timing, story and look development and
eventually was ask to direct. Parallel to my work as an Artist and Supervisor I always kept
developing my own story-telling and directing skills.
Commercially I had the opportunity to work as a Director for film trailers and to be Co-Director on the animated feature film "Jasper - and the Journey to the End of the World".
- Story & Character: To be evolved in various commercial projects as well as my personal
story development gave me a strong understanding of story structure and
- Look & Timing: I have a well trained eye for camera work, colours and editing and in-depth understanding of the work-flow in CG and VFX.
Hares and Hedgehogs" aka "Heidehasen"
for East-German Sparkasse
- Journey to the End of the World"
- the little red fox"
"Die Enscheidung" aka "The Decision"
Wargasten" (Working Titel)
Traum" aka "Steven's Dream" (Working Titel)
Director Reel: http://vimeo.com/19253759
Complete Project List: Jun. 1992 - Current _
Host @ fmx 2012, Stuttgart GER
08.-11. May 20112
CGI Lead @ Exozet Effects GmbH, Babelsberg GERFebruray 2012 — March 2012
CGI Team Lead for TV movie "Schlangenkönig".
PostViz @ Exozet Effects GmbH, Babelsberg GERJanuar 2012
PostViz for feature film "Cloudatlas" by director Tom Tykwer.
VFX Supervisor @ tvt.film + vfx GmbH, Fankfurt a.M. GERMarch 2011 — Dzember 2011
VFX supervision for feature film "Labyrinth" by director Tolga Örnek.
Consultant @ The Animation Workshop, Viborg DK
October 2010 — Present
Consulting on pipeline issues and the curriculum for CGA bachelor program.
Lecturer & Teacher @ The Animation Workshop, Viborg DK
September 2010 — Present
- CG Supervisor / Directing Mentor: May-Jun 2011 "Commercial Project" BAC09
- CG Supervisor / Directing Mentor: Mar-Jun 2011 "Bachelor Projects" BAC08
- CG Supervisor / Directing Mentor: Sep-Oct 2010 "Commercial Project" CGA08
- Case study "JASPER - Pipeline Tools and Structure"
- Talk "Wishful Thinking - Communication in Digital Film Production"
Speaker @ fmx 2011, Stuttgart GER
03 May 2011
Talk: "How to Approach a CG Production"
Stereoscopic Supervisor @ mediacontentfactory, Berlin GER
August 2010 — October 2010 (3 months)
Stereoscopic Supervision: For a 3min showcase of the feature film "Die Raeuber" (aka "The Robbers"). The production was done in CG and S3D (stereoscopic).
VFX Supervisor @ tvt.film + vfx GmbH, Fankfurt a.M. GERFebruary 2010 — October 2010 (9 months)
VFX supervision for feature film "In Darkness" by director Agnieszka Holland.
CG Supervisor & Stereoscopic Supervisor @ Rabbix VFX GmbH, Weimar GERApril 2010 — July 2010 (4 months)
Teaser for feature film: "School for Vampires"
Production plannning and calculation, crew recruitment, planing of infrastructure and pipeline. Customer contact, stereoscopic and creative supervision. Also re-design of main characters and look development from 2D TV to CG feature film.
Production was done in S3D (stereoscopic )
Speaker @ fmx 2010, Stuttgart GER
04 May 2010
"Wishful Thinking" - Communication in Digital Film Production
VFX Supervisor @ Rabbix VFXNovember 2009 — February 2010 (4 months)
Supervising CG and compositing for stopmotion feature film "Sandmann and the lost Sand of Dreams" at Rabbix VFX Studio.
Speaker @ 3DTALK 2009, Hamburg GERDecember 2009 — December 2009 (1 month)
The talk will cover technical issues as well as the artistically side of the “Jasper - and the Journey to the End of the World” production.
Teacher@ Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (GER)October 2009 — October 2009 (1 month)
Teaching production workflow, pipeline setup and general organization issues of big-scale productions to last year students.
Director (& CG Supervisor) @ Toons 'n' Tales Filmproduktion, Hamburg GERApril 2009 — October 2009 (7 months)
Pilot development for the CG feature film project "Of Hares and Hedgehogs." aka “Sängerkrieg der HeideHasen”. Was "best-received S3D project" at Cartoon Movie 2010.
- Directing of 90'' film teaser for "Of Hares and Hedgehogs" in HD (Story, character and look development).
- Supervision of S3D conversion (stereoscopic conversion: 2D->S3D)
Speaker @ fmx 2009, Stuttgart GER
May 2009 — May 2009 (1 month)
“Jasper - and the Journey to the End of the World” – A Pan European Production and its Challenges
Director @ 4me Film Studios GmbH, Weimar GERFebruary 2009 — April 2009 (3 months)
Directing CG cinema spot (90 sec.) for Sparkasse: "AgentW" (aka AgentP).
For nation wide campaign of German Sparkasse (Bank) in July 2009.
Consultant @ 4me Film Studios GmbH, Weimar GERDecember 2008 — April 2009 (5 months)
Improvement of internal structure and consulting for hard- and software setup as well as for production planning.
CG Supervisor @ 4me Film Studios, Weimar GERNovember 2008 — March 2009 (5 months)
Supervising the creation of CG content for "manage_m" image films. Client: Lufthansa Technik
Co-Director @ Toons 'n' Tales Filmproduktion, Hamburg GERMarch 2007 — October 2008 (1 year 8 months)
Co-Directing CGI feature film: "Jasper - and the Journey to the End of the World" (82 min.).
CG Director @ Toons 'n' Tales Filmproduktion, Hamburg GERJune 2006 — October 2008 (2 years 5 months)
For the feature film "Jasper - and the Journey to the End of the World" (82 min.) I was responsible for the planning and the realization of the creative translation of the director’s visions and ideas as well as for the recruiting and managing of the team especially the supervisors of various departments. I was also responsible for the data structure and the technical setup and have to ensure that all stage of the production are working well together.
Director @ Toons 'n' Tales Filmproduktion, Hamburg GERJanuary 2008 — February 2008 (2 months)
Directing CGI feature film trailer: "Pablo - The Little Red Fox" (90 sec.)
For pitch at Cartoon-Movie (in Potsdam) March 2008.
VFX Supervisor, Digital ArtistFebruary 2006 — May 2006 (4 months)
Maya 3D modeling/animation/shading: new AUDI TV-Tag
Company: METAphrenie in Berlin.
Combustion compositor for animated TV series: "MP4orce"
Company: BFC in Berlin.
Compositor @ Berliner Film Companie GmbH, Berlin GERDecember 2005 — January 2006 (2 months)
Shake compositor for the CG animated feature film "Happily N'Ever After"
Lead Modeler @ Berliner Film Companie GmbH, Berlin GERJanuary 2005 — November 2005 (11 months)
For the CD animated feature film: "Happily N'Ever After"
I did set/location and prop modeling. I was also working in the areas of Digital Layout (Previz as well as set-dressing).
Lead Compositor @ Berliner Film Companie GmbH, Berlin GERAugust 2004 — January 2005 (6 months)
For the 2D animated TV series: "BoomCrew"
I worked directly with the director, for compositing special scenes and sequences, which where to complex to be done by the Asian studio. Part of this job was also to improve scenes, from other artist or studios which did not fulfill the wanted quality level.
Lead Compositor @ Berliner Film Companie GmbH, Berlin GERMay 2003 — November 2003 (7 months)
For the 2D animated TV series: "Mission Odyssey"
I supervised other compositors and worked directly with the director, for compositing special scenes and sequences. All scenes (revised and new ones) had to be create out of the original PAL material.
Digital Artist & VFX Supervisor
June 1999 — May 2003 (4 years )
A few examples:
Sep02: ”17 Juni” crowed replication, at KOPPFILM Berlin. VFX Supervisor, PAL.
Jul02: ”House of the Dead” effects animation, at ELEKTROFILM Berlin. CGI Artist, 2K.
Mar02: ”Fuehrer Ex" (aka "Poison Hearts”) vfx scenes, for TVT Berlin/Germany, inferno Artist, 2K
Oct01: ”Wella Vivality” and ”Nivea HairCare” TV commercial at DasWerk HH/Germany. flame Artist, PAL.
Sep01: ”Mercedes Sperm” award winning cinema spot Condor Berlin/Germany. CGI Artist, 2K.
Jun01: ”Ignition” feature film DasWerk HH/Germany. CGI Artist, 2K
Jan01: ”No Rules” on-air trailer for RTL 2/Germany. flame Artist, PAL (blow-up to 2K).
Aug00: ”Angeldust” 90 min. TV-movie for RTL/Germany at VCC Berlin/Germany. VFX Supervisor, PAL.
Mar00: ”Prüfstand 7” VCC Hamburg feature film. VFX Supervisor, 2K.
Dec99: Audi TT spot, adding CGI elements in live action footage. CGI Artist, PAL.
Sep99: ”Schnee in der Neujahrsnacht” UFA Filmproduktion feature film. CGI Artist, 2K.
Digital Artist, VFX Supervisor @ High Tech Center Babelsberg (aka company-b) (GER)October 1997 — May 1999 (1 year 8 months)
My working area at ”company b” ranged from TV to feature film, doing cgi- and vfx-design, modeling, fx animation and compositing.
Based on my previous working experience I successfully managed client contacts and production as well as supervision of artists and other production staff. I also was trained to use discreet fire, but actually started to work on flame and inferno.
Virtual Studio Specialist @ Accom Inc., London UKJanuary 1996 — September 1997 (1 year 9 months)
Supervising production, set design, set modeling and set creation for Virtual Studio as well as customer care, sales consultant (e.g. for BBC Resources). I also helped do build the BCC’s first Virtual Studio setup. During that process I was responsible for a number of TV productions done for the BBC.
Digital Artist @ VAP Video Art Production GmbH, Hamburg GERDecember 1994 — December 1995 (1 year 1 month)
At the VAP in Hamburg/Germany where I was part of the world premiere of the Virtual Studio. Computer animation and Virtual Studio production was my field of activity.
Digital Artist - IT Manager@ Media Factory GmbH, Hamburg GERJune 1992 — November 1994 (2 years 6 months)
I was trained to teach others Alias PowerAnimator and to setup SGI workstations and Irix operating systems. I also started to do my own animation.
University of Portsmout, UK
B.Eng.(Hons) , Control Engineering , 1991 — 1992
I entered into the last (of three years total) year of the B.Eng.(Hons) degree - due to my previous experience/education in Germany. I finished the degree by passing all final examines and the completing the final project.
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW), GER
Dipl.Ing. , Datentechnik , 1986 — 1992
I passed all examines for this degree before 1991 - to continue my education in England. Then I came back with the English final project and could re-use this one to complete my German degree.