Resume  

 

Objective: a challenging position as a character animator

 

Professional
Experience:

2018-19

Animation Supervisor
Trixter Film GmbH, Berlin, Germany

• Leading animators, providing creative input and technical support
• Client Calls
• Rig, Tool and Pipeline Development
• Animation Training
• Recruitment
• Character animation and Previs for Feature Films, Series and Commercials

“Horsch Heroes” (Commercial)
“Brightburn”
“Captain Marvel”
“Rocca verändert die Welt”
“The Kangaroo Chronicles”
“Sonic the Hedgehog”
“Netto Bear” (Commercial)

     
     
  2017-18 Lead Animator
Trixter Film GmbH, Berlin, Germany

• Leading animators
• Client Calls
• Rig, Tool and Pipeline Development
• Character animation for the Feature Films

“Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver”
“Black Panther”
“Lost in Space” (Netflix Series)
“8 Days” (Sky Series)

     
     
  2016-17 Senior Character Animator
Method Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada

• Character animation for the Feature Films

“Thor - Ragnarok”
“Okja”

     
     
  2013-16 Character Animator and Previs Artist
Weta Digital, Wellington, NZ

• Character animation for the Feature Films

“Independence Day: Resurgence”
“Pete's Dragon”
“The BFG”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
“Furious 7”
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

     
     
  2013 Senior Character Animator
Yager Productions GmbH, Berlin, Germany

• Cinematic character animation for the game “Dead Island 2”
• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2013 Senior Character Animator
Trixter Film GmbH, Munich, Germany

• Character animation for the animated Feature Film “The 7th Dwarf”

     
     
  2012-13 Lead Animator
Trixter Film GmbH, Munich, Germany

• Character animation for the Feature Film “Iron Man 3”
• Leading animators

     
     
  2012 Senior Animator
Pixomondo, Berlin, Germany

• Hardsurface animation and Digital Doubles for the Feature Film “Star Trek into Darkness”

     
     
  2012 Senior Character Animator
Pixomondo, Hamburg, Germany

• Character animation for the commercial “Lidl Sinnesreise”
• Character development

     
     
  2011 Senior Character Animator
Yager Development GmbH, Berlin, Germany

• Cinematic character animation for the game “Spec Ops: The Line”
• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2011 Character Animator
Double Negative, London, UK

• Character animation for the Feature Film “John Carter”
• Leading animators
• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2010 Senior Character Animator
Animationsfabrik GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

• Character animation for the commercial “DFA Zocken”

• Character animation for the commercial “Ferrero Eieruhr”

• Character animation for the commercial “Ferrero Basiskommunikation”

• Character animation for the commercial “Mueller, Der Joghurt mit der Ecke, Ecki und Eckhard”

     
     
  2010 Senior Character Animator
Animal Logic, Sydney, Australia

• Character animation for the animated Feature Film “Legend of the Guardians - The Owls of Ga`hoole”

     
     
  2009-10 Senior Character Animator
Yager Development GmbH, Berlin, Germany

• Ingame and sequence character animation for the game “Spec Ops: The Line”
• Leading animators
• Directing ingame MoCap shots
• Development of sequence production pipeline
• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2009 Character Animator
Kingz Entertainment Gbr, Cologne, Germany

• Character animation for the commercial “Schluss mit billigen Tricks”

     
     
  2008 Character Animator
Yager Development GmbH, Berlin, Germany

• Ingame character animation for the game “Spec Ops: The Line”
• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2008 Character Animator
Unexpected GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

• Character animation for the Image Film “Bosch ESP8T&VAF”

• Character animation for the Image Film “Blum-Servodrive”

• Character animation for the Image Film “Bosch-Zündkerzenfilm”

• Character animation for the Image Film “Bosch Inside-Diesel-NFZ”

• Directing MoCap shots
• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2008 Character Animator
Unexpected GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

• Character animation for the Feature Film “M.A.R.S”

• Character animation for the commercial “Snickers-Tag”

• Character animation for the commercial “Honda Love”

• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2007 Character Animator
Unexpected GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

• Character animation for the commercial “Snickers-Rugby”

• Additional Character animation for the commercial “DAV-Versicherungen”

• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2007 CG-Artist
Die Acht Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

• Particle-Effects for the Image Film “Mercedes-IAA”

     
     
  2007 Character Animator
Unexpected GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

• Character animation for the Image Film “Bosch-Diesel”

• Character animation for the Image Film “Bosch-Innerspace-Diesel”

• Directing MoCap shots
• Working with MOCAP-data
• Cloth and Hair Simulation

     
     
  2006 Character Animator
Unexpected GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

• Character animation for the television series “2 Engel für Amor”

     
     
  2006 Character Animator
Unexpected GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

• Character animation for the Image Film “Bosch-Innerspace”
• Working with MOCAP-data

     
     
  2006 CG-Artist
Schokolade Film GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

• VFX for an educational film

     
     
  2006 CG-Artist
Filmakademie B.-W., Ludwigsburg, Germany

• VFX for the soccer world championchip TV-trailer “ZDF-Babyfussball”

     
     
  2005 CG-Artist
Filmakademie B.-W., Ludwigsburg, Germany

• VFX and animation for the TV-movie
“Die Luftbrücke”
• Hardsurface modelling
• Development of photorealistic clouds
• Development of photorealistic smoke
• Animation

     
     
  2000-02 CG-Artist
Yager Development GmbH, Berlin, Germany

• Animation of 3D realtime-cinematics with the in-house game-engine
• Modelling of landscapes
• Creation of VFX for cinematics
• Levellogic-scripting
• Creation of game-trailer

     
     
     
Education: 2004-07 Institute for Animation, Visual Effects and
Digital Postproduction, Ludwigsburg, Germany

• Graduate, Degree in Animation and VFX
• I worked independently as well as in groups on several short film projects and commercials
• Courses in character animation (Kyle Balda, Florian Wagner), VFX (Andrew Daffy) and acting (Ed Hooks)

     
     
  2002-04 Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Ludwigsburg, Germany

• Intermediate Diploma
• foundation courses in film and media: scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, directing, production
• working on set (lighting, grip, assistent VFX-supervisor)

     
     
  1988-99 Bischöfliches Gymnasium Josephinum
Hildesheim, Germany

Graduate, Abitur

     
     
     
Social
Service:

1999-00

cath. Church St. Michael
SZ-Lebenstedt, Germany
     
     
     
Teaching: 2004-06 teaching children at the "Kinderfilmhaus Ludwigsburg" in animation and vfx
     
  2001 visiting lecture at the "HFF Potsdam Babelsberg" about interactive animation in games
     
     
     
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• Languages: German, English
• Hobbies: film, sports (martial arts, basketball, soccer), music (drums, guitar)
     
     
     
Skills:   • ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• ability to work under pressure
• strong communication and time management skills
• professional experience in Life Action Features, Animated Features, Commercials and Games
• huge variety in animation: digital doubles, characters and creatures, cartoony and photorealistic, keyframe and Motion Capture, acting as well as action movements including facial animation and lipsync
     
     
     
Software:   • 3D Studio MAX
• Maya
• Motionbuilder
• Softimage XSI
• Photoshop
• Premiere

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