HEROES @Gamescom

Our Heroes from ANIMATIONSINSTITUT of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and STUDIO SEUFZ as well as PIXELCLOUD are at this year’s GAMESCOM in Cologne! The fair is known for highlight for every Gamer and Digital Media Nerd.
You can find the Animationsinstitut in Hall 10.2 Booth B 039.a where you can talk to the students studying Interactive Media as well as play the VR game “Super Size Hero”. Have a look at the trailer here.

Besides the students from Animationsinstitut you can get to know our “old rabbits” from Studio Seufz, also Alumnis of Filmakademie, Anselm Pyta and Stefan Michel with their award-wining game “: THE LONGING :”, supported by MFG Baden-Württemberg. Watch the trailer here. The guys will be waiting for you in the Indie Arena!

And the experts from Pixelcloud are expecting you in Hall 4.1 Booth B040 to try out their mysterious expedition VR game “Blautopf”, a project with SWR and supported by MFG Baden-Württemberg. Read more here.

Studio Seufz

Animationsinstitut @Siggraph2019 LA

With no less than two projects the students of ANIMATIONSINSTITUT were at this years SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles!

With Beate Höllers game trailer “Kinky Kitchen” - which you know already from FMX 2019 - and the VR Experience “MindPalace” by Carl Krause - proud ROOKIE award winner - the Animationsinstitut had two very good representatives!

13th street shocking short award for Lukas @ANIMATIONSINSTITUT

Congratulations to Lukas von Berg for his shortfilm “L’aria del moscerino” (german “Tod einer Fruchtfliege”)! The 20th anniversary of the renowned award 13th STREET SHOCKING SHORT took place in Munich last week and presented a very famous jury with Janina Fautz, Alexander Hold, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Götz Otto, Lena Schömann und Karin Schrader.
Since 2000 the Pay-TV-Channel 13th Street is investing in youth development with offering the winner a broadcasting spot at primetime! Lukas is studying Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Prof. Hykade now ACADEMY member

Congratulations to Prof. Andreas Hykade, Director of the Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, for becoming one of the new members of the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS. He is representing the “Short Films & Feature Animation”. Also two Alumnis of the Filmakademie are part of the ACADEMY now, well done!

Read the press release here.

All credits with the Filmakademie and Animationsinstitut.

Super Size Hero by Animationsinstitut

Super funny trailer of the short film and AniProjects by students of the Animationsinstitut: SUPER SIZE HERO!

In a world full of “perfect” superheroes lives a chubby one, always ready to save the day. Our hero hops into different costumes and tries to save the day. Unfortunately, he somehow fails every time. Pop on the VR-goggles and give it a try. Can you do better?

A Filmakademie BW and Trixter collab @FMX 2019

Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Thomas Knop, Head of Studio Trixter Germany, in an interview at FMX 2019 about REAL-TIME LOOK DEVELOPMENT in Katana with VPET. Check it out!

Trixter and Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg are collaborating to explore next generation real-time workflows for look development. The presented prototype utilizes the industry standard tool for lighting and look development in Animation and VFX productions: Katana by Foundry. The Filmakademie Virtual Production Editing Tools (VPET) are utilized to stream a lightweight version to a mobile client for collaborative interaction. Changes to lighting and setup of the scene are synchronized to the Katana scene and rendered in real-time using Redshift. Trixter contributed a real production asset from one of their recent movie Jim Button.

Trixter: Thomas Knop, Andreas Schuster

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg: Simon Spielmann, Jonas Trottnow, Volker Helzle

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Study @Filmakademie: Application Deadline May 15th

Dear prospective students, if you got the chance to see a glimpse of our HEROES Filmakademie and Animationsinstitut at FMX last week and you are interested in studying in Ludwigsburg - then hurry up, ‘coz deadline to study TECHNICAL DIRECTOR is May 15th 2019 for the upcoming winter semester!

Here a little review about last weeks events as well as some more information on the courses!

Filmakademie Technical Directing Trailer 2019

FMX2019 Filmakademie Projects Technical Directing

FMX2019 Filmakademie Projects TD Specials

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Interview with VFX SCIENCE about SAUCE

Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development at Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, got to talk about SAUCE (Smart Assets for re-Use in Creative Environments) with Paul Hellard from VFX SCIENCE. The European Funded Research and Innovation project will be showcased at FMX 2019 next week, so make sure you come prepared with reading this interview today!

Paul Hellard is a former film and video cameraman and production manager, now freelancing as a media journalist. He writes about VFX, animation and computer graphics