Credit List (selections):



Film / Commercial:..........................Director:..............................Credit:

Code Name Oracle
(2014)……………....Max Bartoli............................VFX Supervisor
The Great Gatsby
(2013)………………….Baz Luhrman……………..……….VFX Supervisor (Prime Focus)
Yellow
(2012).....................................Nick Cassavetes...................VFX Supervisor
undisclosed feature
(2012)……………….undisclosed…………………….….VFX Supervisor
Panasonic Olympics
(2012)...............iClaudius..............................VFX Supervisor
Total Recall
(2012).............................Len Wiseman.......................VFX Supervisor (Prime Focus)
Mirror Mirror
(2012)..........................Tarsem Singh........................Consulting VFX Supervisor (Prime Focus)
Phytosun
(2011)...............................Andre.....................................VFX Supervisor (on set)
Ambipur
(2011)................................Kene Illegems..........................VFX Supervisor (on set)
White Storm (2011)..........................Bruno Werneck.......................VFX Supervisor
OBI: 40th anniversary
(2010)..........Lieven van Baelen..................VFX Supervisor (on set)
2012
(2008/2009).............................Roland Emmerich....................CG Supervisor (Sony Pictures)
Dehli 6 (2008)...................................Rakesh Omprakash Mehra.......VFX Consultant/Supervisor
Lovestory 2050 (2008).....................Harry Baweja..........................VFX Consultant/Supervisor
Saawariya
(2007)..............................Sanjay Leela Bhansali.............VFX Consultant
Sony Vaio: All Eyes On You
(2007)...Vinod P. Vijay.........................VFX Supervisor
Strabag: Building Europe
(2007)......Philipp Stoelzl.........................CG Supervisor
The International
(2007)..................Tom Tykwer...........................Previsualization Consultant
SF Super Sonic: Alien
(2006)............Vinod P. Vijay........................VFX Supervisor
In the Name of the King
(2006).......Uwe Boll.................................CG Supervisor (Das Werk)
King Kong
(2005)..............................Peter Jackson..........................Lighting TD (Weta Digital)
Es ist ein Elch entsprungen
(2005)..Jan Verbong...........................Senior Technical Director
Hitchhiker´s Guide
to the Galaxy (2005).........................Garth Jennings.......................3D Sequence Supervisor (Cinesite)
King Arthur
(2004)............................Antoine Fuqua........................Lighting Sequence Supervisor (Cinesite)
AVP: Alien Vs. Predator
(2004).........Paul W. Anderson...................Lighting Sequence Supervisor (Cinesite)
The Lord Of The Rings:
Return Of The King (2003)...............Peter Jackson..........................Lighting TD (Weta Digital)
Tomb Raider:
The Cradle Of Life (2003).................Jan de Bont............................Technical Director (Double Negative)
007: Die Another Day
(2002)..........Lee Tamahori..........................Lighting TD (Cinesite)
Anatomie 2
(2002)...........................Stefan Ruzowitzky...................Lead 3D Artist (ARRI Digital Film)
BT Burst Pipe
(2002)........................Garth Jennings.......................3D Artist (The Mill)
All the Queen's Men
(2001).............Stefan Ruzowitzky..................3D Artist (ARRI Digital Film)
Vortex
(2000)...................................Michael Pohl............................Lead 3D Artist (ARRI Digital Film)
Expo 2000: 720 Grad
(1999)..........Josef Kluger............................3D Artist (ARRI Digital Film)
Oceanis Jet
(1999)...........................Josef Kluger............................3D Artist (ARRI Digital Film)
Der Fleck
(1998)..............................Thilo Knaupp...........................Visual Effects
Expo 2000 Jet
(1998)......................Josef Kluger............................3D Artist (ARRI Digital Film)
Traeumer (1997)..............................Felix Cramer ..........................Visual Effects

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VFX SUPERVISOR / CONSULTANT : Germany. India. USA.

since 04/2013

2013 - 2014: VFX Supervisor for “Code Name Oracle”

SENIOR VFX SUPERVISOR (INTERNATIONAL VFX) : PRIME FOCUS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES UK LTD

12/2011 - 04/2013

Managing international VFX projects end-to-end.
Pipeline consulting, training of artists, producers and supervisors in Mumbai.India for the 300+ strong VFX team.

01/13 - 04/13: VFX Supervisor for “The Great Gatsby”
07/12 - 11/12: VFX Supervisor for
undisclosed feature
12/11 - 08/12: VFX Supervisor for
"Yellow"
03/12 - 07/12: VFX Supervisor for "Total Recall"
03/12 - 05/12: VFX Supervisor for "Panasonic Olympics"
12/11 - 01/12: Consulting VFX Supervisor for "Mirror Mirror"

VFX SUPERVISOR / CONSULTANT / LECTURER : Germany. Los Angeles, USA.

11/10 - 11/11

Working as Freelance Supervisor on feature films and commercials. Consulting for vfx production companies.
Pre-production services including calculation and budgeting for film productions.

since 09/11: VFX Supervisor for
"Code Name Oracle":
currently in pre-production

09/11: VFX Supervisor for
"Phytosun" (Commercial) in Ljubljana, Slovenia:
on set supervision including vfx photography and bluescreen studio work

05/11: VFX Supervisor for
"Ambipur" (Commercial) in Prague, Czech Republic:
on set supervision including vfx photography and bluescreen studio work

since 03/11: VFX Supervisor for
"White Storm" in Los Angeles, USA:
pre-production planning and consulting, on set supervision including vfx photography, location photo shoots and greenscreen studio work, supervision of the vfx production

since 01/11: Consultant for a visual effects production company in Munich, Germany: setup of a project- and assetmanagement system, conducting training in project organisation, calculation and budgeting.

VFX SUPERVISOR / CONSULTANT / LECTURER : Los Angeles, USA.

08/10 - 11/10

Consulting for vfx production companies.
Pre-production services including calculation and budgeting for film productions.

VFX SUPERVISOR / CONSULTANT / LECTURER : Munich, Germany.

09/09 - 08/10

Working as Freelance Supervisor on feature films and commercials. Consulting for vfx production companies.
Pre-production services including calculation and budgeting for film productions.

04/10 - 05/10 : Freelance VFX Supervisor (on set) for "OBI: 40th anniversary" (Commercial)

CG SUPERVISOR : UNCHARTED TERRITORY / SONY PICTURES: Los Angeles, USA.

10/08 – 08/09

Supervising a team of 50 artists at the Uncharted Territory / Sony Pictures in-house VFX unit for Roland Emmerich's "2012". Set photography, supervision of the photography team.Consulting on workflows, pipelines and project management. The in-house unit was setup from scratch to deliver two main sequences of the movie, the Los Angeles earthquake and the Las Vegas flyover sequence. The Uncharted Territory team created 422 shots of the movie's 1315 effects shots.

VFX SUPERVISOR / CONSULTANT / LECTURER : Munich, Germany.

05/08 – 09/08

Working as Freelance Supervisor on feature films and commercials.
Also working as Lecturer and Project Supervisor at the Institute of Animation,Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction of the Filmacademy Ludwigsburg.

VFX SUPERVISOR / CONSULTANT / LECTURER : PRIME FOCUS LTD; Mumbai, India. London, UK.

05/07 – 04/08

VFX Supervisor and Consultant.Development and setup of dedicated workflows to streamline processes.Consulting management of Prime Focus in India, UK (former VTR Group), Canada/USA (Frantic Films) and USA (Postlogic) on digital asset management and pipeline development with main focus on connecting the international facilities.Training of artists, producers and VFX supervisors in India in various fields: Color management, 3D environment projection techniques, set supervision and set survey, asset- and project management, etc.Also working as Lecturer and Project Supervisor at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction of the Filmacademy Ludwigsburg.

12/07 - 01/08 : VFX Consultant / Set Supervisor for
"Dehli 6"
05/07 - 12/07 : VFX Consultant / Set Supervisor for "Lovestory 2050"
05/07 - 11/07 : VFX Consultant for "Saawariya"
06/07 - 07/07 : VFX Supervisor for the "Sony Vaio: All Eyes On You" commercial.

VFX SUPERVISOR / CONSULTANT / LECTURER : Munich, Germany.

03/07 - 05/07

Working as Freelance Supervisor on feature films and commercials.Also working as Lecturer and Project Supervisor at the Institute of Animation,Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction of the Filmacademy Ludwigsburg.

03/07 : VFX Consultant at
DTVMA. Lecturing about the history of visual effects in feature films and commercials. Case studies about the planning and execution of visual effects shoots for the management and senior creative staff of various international advertising agencies in Moscow. Russia.

VFX SUPERVISOR / CONSULTANT / LECTURER : Munich, Hamburg, Germany. Mumbai, India.

01/06 – 02/07

Working as Freelance Supervisor on feature films and commercials.Also working as Lecturer and Project Supervisor at the Institute of Animation,Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction of the Filmacademy Ludwigsburg.

11/06 - 02/07 : CG Supervisor at Optix in Hamburg on the "Strabag: Building Europe" commercial.
08/06 - 11/06 : Previsualization Consultant for "
The International" in Berlin, working with director Tom Tykwer to plan the action sequences of the movie.
07/06 - 08/06 : VFX Supervisor at Tatvah in India on the "SF Super Sonic - Alien" commercial.
04/06 - 07/06 : CG Supervisor for Das Werk on "Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King".

LIGHTING TD : WETA DIGITAL: Wellington, New Zealand.

08/05 – 12/05

Working as Freelance Lighting TD on „King Kong“.
Lighting shots of the „Skull Island T-Rex Fight“, ,„Ann’s Sacrifice“ „Kong’s Capture”, “Venture to Skull Island” and „Kong On Ice” Sequence, including complex creature lighting of Kong, Dinosaurs and Digidoubles. Developing of special generic firelights for the “Ann’s Sacrifice” Sequence, lighting of the main shots of that sequence, developing the default lighting rig for the “Kong on Ice” Sequence during look-development.

LEAD ARTIST : Munich, Germany.

04/05 – 08/05

Working as Freelance Lead Artist on feature films.
Visual effects for
"Stella und der Stern des Orients".

3D SEQUENCE SUPERVISOR : CINESITE: London, UK.

10/04 – 03/05

Working as Freelance 3D Sequence Supervisor on „Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“.
Developing workflows, finalizing shots and supervising 3D Artists working on the „Earth Mark II“ Sequence.

LIGHTING SEQUENCE SUPERVISOR : CINESITE: London, UK.

12/03 – 07/04

Working as Freelance Lighting Sequence Supervisor parallel on
„King Arthur“ and „Alien Vs. Predator“.
Developing workflows and Lighting-pipelines as well as supervising Lighting TD`s for 50 shots of the „Final Battle Sequence“ of „King Arthur“ and the „Facehugger-Sequences“ of „Alien Vs. Predator“.

LIGHTING TD : WETA DIGITAL: Wellington, New Zealand.

06/03 – 11/03

Working as Freelance Lighting TD on „The Lord Of The Rings : Return Of The King“.
Lighting shots of the „Rohan Charge on Pelennor Fields“, „Witchking vs. Theoden“ and „The Battle at the Black Gates“, including complex Creature Lighting (Fellbeasts, Eagles, Trolls, Horses/Riders) and extensive „Massive“ CG-Armies.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR : DOUBLE NEGATIVE: London, UK.

12/02 – 05/03

Working as Freelance Technical Director on the underwater-sequence of „Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life“.
Developing a workflow for generating, animating and rendering
of digital seaweed for the sequence. Delivering the seaweed from scratch to lighting and final rendering.

LIGHTING TD : CINESITE: London, UK.

08/02 – 11/02

Working as Freelance Lighting TD on the 20th Bond Movie „Die Another Day“.
Lighting and shading with Maya and Renderman for the wave-sequence of the movie. Finishing of several FX-Shots.

MAYA ARTIST : THE MILL: London, UK.

04/02 - 07/02

Working as Freelance Maya Artist on a 2 minute cinematic commercial for
BT (British Telecommunications plc) in a team of 4 Maya Artists, who were creating a CG Rhinoceros and a CG Dragon from scratch to final rendering.

SENIOR 3D ARTIST : ARRI DIGITAL FILM: Munich, Germany.

06/01 – 04/02

Working on long-term feature films and commercials.
General Duties:
Training of junior staff.
Advise management on acquisition of new soft/-hardware.
Developments aimed at improving workflow of ARRI Digital.
Work with management on bidding on CGI intensive film projects.
Special Duties:
Planning and creating of a shot database including data management during shooting and implementation of scanning and recording workflow.

3D ARTIST : ARRI DIGITAL FILM: Munich, Germany.

03/99 – 06/01

Working on long-term feature films and commercials.
General Duties:
Training of junior staff.
Advise management on acquisition of new soft/-hardware.
Developments aimed at improving workflow of ARRI Digital.
Work with management on bidding on CGI intensive film projects.

FREELANCE 3D ARTIST : ARRI DIGITAL FILM: Munich, Germany.

04/98 - 03/99

3D-Work for commercials, feature films and motion-rides using
Alias Poweranimator, Softimage 3D and Maya.
Compositing with Flame and Inferno.

3D ARTIST / TRAINEE : ARRI DIGITAL FILM: Munich, Germany.

10/97 - 03/98

3D-Work for commercials, feature films and motion-rides using
Alias Poweranimator, Softimage 3D and Maya.
Compositing with Flame and Inferno.

CG ARTIST/ TRAINEE : MOJO L.A.: Los Angeles, U.S.A.

02/97 - 08/97

3D animation for commercials and short films using Alias Poweranimator.
Gaining experience in all parts of the post-production of commercials:
Avid-editing, sound design, conforming / online.

FREELANCE ASSISTANT EDITOR / 3D ARTIST : AV-STUDIO: Nuremberg, Germany.

03/95 - 02/97

Working in all parts of a post-production facility, including:
- Film-to-video transfer
- Linear and non-linear editing
- CG Work with 3D-Studio MAX, Photoshop and After Effects
- System administration and hardware maintenance.

INTERNSHIP AS CAMERA ASSISTANT / ASSISTANT EDITOR, AV-STUDIO: Nuremberg, Germany.

11/94 - 02/95

Production and post-production for corporate films and commercials,
including camera assistance, lighting, film-to-video transfer,
editing and sound design.