Short Films

„Descendants“

Descendants is a 14 minute animated short about the wish of attaining the unattainable and about the fact that something good can evolve from something evil. The two main characters are flowers (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and Christy Scott Cashman) who grow on the edge of a clearing next to one another. One is old and jaded by a mysterious history - the other one still young, vivid and curious. Destiny has brought these two together and it seems as if they would exist without possibility for change, until one day a visitor to the clearing brings something unexpected to their lives.

Team:
Heiko van der Scherm
Holger Schoenberger
Bernhard Haux
Felix Graf
and myself

My Tasks:
supervising animator
texturing of white flower

completion: July 2007
main software: XSI, zBrush, Royal Render, Photoshop
running time: 14:32min




"Agent Omicron"

I teamed up with some colleagues from work and my brother to participate in the Secret Agent Team Video Challenge at CGSociety. Our idea was to create an intro sequence for an imaginary TV series called
'Agent Omicron'. We got the first place in the Team Video Category.

Agent Omicron Forum Thread
Agent Omicron Challenge Page

Team:
Kory Heinzen
Nico Sanghrajka
Ryosuke Fujita
and myself.

My Tasks:
character design
animation
shading
lighting & rendering
credits

completion: September 2009
main software: Maya, After Effects, Photoshop
running time: 01:36min






"The Beauty Of Life"
The Beauty Of Life is a 2D short we made at the end of the 1st term at The German Film School. Everything was drawn by hand. It was a huge project and we put a lot of time and effort in this short. The production time was approx. 1 year. The Beauty Of Life made 1st place at the animago award 2003 in animation/alternative.

Team:
Moritz Bunk
Patrick Kreuser
Felix Graf
Marc Mueller
Sylvia Kratzsch
Christian Miletzki
and myself.

My Tasks:
story(co-writer)
character design (Allie, Nellie)
animation (Allie)
marker backgrounds
coloring
sound and outro

completion: Mar 2003
main software: After Effects
running time: 09:11min




"BBQ BEAST"
"BBQ Beast" is a shortfilm project of three students where I helped out during the production time.

Team:
Jens-Ole Bukowsky
Stephan Stölting
Karsten Mehnert
and myself.

My Tasks:
animation
titles
outro
soundfx.

completion: Aug 2005
main software: Maya
running time: 04:13min




"Interview With Carl Hawkins"

This is my thesis,"Interview with Carl Hawkins". My thesis was about credible eyeanimation of 3D characters. I reused the character "Klork" from The Orkbabies for this short cause I wanted to put my focus on animation. Thnx to Jens-Ole Bukowsky who did the lighting and rendering! And to all other people who helped me out during my studies at the German Film School!

My Tasks:
rigging
animation
compositing
sound

completion: Feb 2005
main software: Maya
running time: 02:59min




"The Orkbabies "

"The Orkbabies" is a shortfilm project I did with 5 other students in the 5th term. The basic idea was to create a pilot for a 3d series. The production time was about 5 months. For more information, visit the orkbabies website at www.orkbabies.de.

Team:
Marco Wilz
Felix Graf
Stephan Stoelting
Jens Ole Bukowsky
Jan Maroske
and myself.

My Tasks:
concept art
preproduction
pipeline developement
modeling puppets
texturing
rigging "klork"
animation and animation supervision.

completion: Aug 2004
main software: Maya
running time: 05:01min




"Merkaba - Future Metropole"

"Merkaba Future Metropole" is a project I did with 4 other students in the 5th term. Our task was to create a demonstration movie for a flight simulator. The production time was about 2 months.

Team:
Felix Graf
Moritz Bunk
Johannes Gross
Marc Mueller
and myself.

My Tasks:
Concept Arts
Texturing
Modeling
Matte Paintings
Color Grading
Compositing

completion: Aug 2004
main software: Maya
running time: 02:46min




"A Hard Day's Night"

"A Hard Day's Night" is my "Solo Project" that I made during the 4th term at the German Film School. I worked 5months on this short.

My Tasks:
Everything is done by myself this time.

completion: Mar 2004
main software: XSI
running time: 02:27min




"Kong and Bird"

"Kong and Bird" was our first 3D short. We finshed the short within 3months. With Kong I won 2 prizes at the animago award 2003.
In the stills category I won 1st place and I won an additional 2nd place for the teaser.

Team:
Felix Graf
Moritz Bunk
and myself

My Tasks:
story
character design "Kong"
modeling and rigging "Kong"
environment modeling
texturing
animation
compositing

completion: Aug 2003
main software: Maya
running time: 03:55min




"Roger The Cat"

"Roger The Cat" is a project I had to finish within 4days. It's one of the projects you have to do at the German Film School. Modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, rendering and compositing are all done in 4 days.

My Tasks:
Everything is done by myself this time.

completion: Jun 2003
main software: XSI
running time: 01:15min




"Gitanes Filtre "

This fake commercial was produced during the 3rd term at The German Film School. The whole clip was completed in two weeks.

Team:
Felix Graf
Moritz Bunk
Patrick Kreuser
Marc Mueller
Johannes Gross
Peter Wolf
and myself.

My Tasks:
visual effects.

completion: Oct 2003
main software: After Effects
running time: 01:25min




"False Love " - music clip

This video was produced during the 3rd term at The German Film School. The whole video was completed in three weeks. The singer is a friend I know from my hometown Hamburg.

Team:
Felix Graf
Moritz Bunk
Tarkan Sarim
Jochen Maas
and myself.

My Tasks:
direction
production lead
storyboard
editing
color grading
compositing.

completion: May 2003
main software: Combustion
running time: 04:58min




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