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Hyundai Sonata


The new Huyndai Sonata is born. In this TV-commercial, the car`s various parts develop in an underwater-environment and float into their final position.

I was very happy, as I had the chance to work on two shots from the modeling stage to the final rendering, completely on my own.
Company Client
Fin Design & Effects Hyundai
Responsibilities
-Modeling, Rigging and Animation of the engineblock-shot
-Modeling, Rigging, Animation, Lighting, Shading and Rendering of the hubcap-shot and airbag-shot.
-Modeling of parts of the suspension-shot
-Modeling of the speedometer-shot
-Background-Modeling and Rendering of the car-shots
6,162 kB, DIVX-Avi
© 2005 Fin Design & Effects


Pepito

I worked for Fiftyeight as a Character-Animator on this commercial for the french market. It was my first production with XSI, which I liked a lot.
Company Client
Fiftyeight 3D GmbH LU
Responsibilities
-Animation
-Lighting
-Rendering
3,092 kB, DIVX-Avi
© 2003 Fiftyeight 3D GmbH


Dronez

Deep in the icy mountains of the Ural, the russian military is constructing a powerful robot that will be the soldier of the next century. During a test-run, however, this ultimate intelligent war machine starts to follow its own personal agenda.
Responsibilities
-Modelling and texturing of the robot
-Animation
-Compositing/Live-action integration
-On-Screen Graphics Design
-Planning, storyboarding and directing the live-action elements
35,878 kB, DIVX-Avi
Awards
-Film nominated at Sundance Online Film Festival 2004.
-Film won 1st place in the category “Education / Animation / Science Fiction” at Animago Award 2003.
-Film nominated in the category “Best Student Animation” at the International 3D-Awards 2003, Copenhagen.
-Film won 3rd place at "Kurz & Schön" Festival 2004, Cologne
-Still image published in the "Exposé 1" Artbook.
Links
-Official Website
-The Making-Of "Dronez". Interview at CGNetworks.com
-Alias Customer Story about "Dronez"
-Music composed by Ingo & Henning Nugel.
© 2003 Alexander Hupperich, Manuel Macha, Leif-Arne Petersen


Mirinda Batman

Just by having a sip of Mirinda, a young guy helps capturing an escaping bank robber.

This commercial was released at the same time, when "Batman Begins" was hitting the screens.
Company Client
Fin Design & Effects Mirinda
Responsibilities
-Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Dynamics of Batballs
-Modeling, Texturing, Animation, Lighting of CG-Oranges
-Modeling of Set-Extensions
-Matchmoving
7,914 kB, DIVX-Avi
© 2005 Fin Design & Effects


HCF

This are two commercials for HCF. All background elements were designed by an illustrator and mapped on cards which were then positioned in 3D space. The result is a scene that has a very painterly look, but also a certain depth.
Company Client
Fin Design & Effects HCF
Responsibilities
-3D
-Matchmoving
HCF Pool
4,156 kB, DIVX-Avi
HCF Chicken
4,046 kB, DIVX-Avi
© 2005 Fin Design & Effects


Visa Monkeys

This is a commercial which demonstrates the benifit of owning a visa-card, even in the deepest jungle.

It's mainly a live-action commercial. The main task for 3D was to put cg-hats on the heads of the monkeys, as they refused to wear them in some shots during the shooting.
Company Client
Fin Design & Effects Visa
Responsibilities
-Modeling
-Animation
-Lighting
6,916 kB, DIVX-Avi
© 2005 Fin Design & Effects


Bokksakk

I never really intended, to make this become a whole short movie. All began, when me and my former roommate Florian were trying to improve our skills in rigging characters.

We were so tired of the characters from our former short-film "Inculta", which were so hard to animate. Our goal was, to build a character, which is not limited in it`s movement by means of deformations. I designed both characters during a boring lecture and we began modelling. When we saw the final results, we came up with the idea of doing a short animation with them and began with the concept of Bokksakk (for those, who wonder, what Bokksakk means. it`s simply the names of the two characters Bokk and Sakk).

Unfortunately, after a while Florian decided to concentrate on compositing, as he wants to work as a compositor later. So, I finished the short on my own.
Responsibilities
-Modeling
-Texturing
-Lighting
-Rendering
-Compositing
-Editing
12,054 kB, DIVX-Avi
Awards
-Film won 1st place in the category “Education / Animation / Super Short Film” at the Animago Award 2003.
-Still image won 2nd place in the category „Education / Still / Creature“ at the Animago Award 2003.
Links
-Music composed by Ingo & Henning Nugel.
© 2002 Manuel Macha


Inculta

inculta

Inculta, that´s the story of Enola. In a not too distant future she will be scouring the devastated earth as one of the last survivors of the human race. All of a sudden and through no fault of hers, the discovery of some little item, exposes her to the danger of death..."

Our team created this 5 min. short film within our second semester at the German Film School. The short was produced within a period of 2 1/2 months.

Responsibilities
-Modelling / Setup of the character "Slim"
-Set Modelling
-Animation
-Cloth Simulation
28,876 kB, DIVX-Avi
Links
-Official website
© 2001 Christian Deister, Paul Dreisen, Alexander Hupperich, Manuel Macha, Wolf Reimers, Florian Zachau


The Gift

This is a team entry, for the Jan/Feb CG-Talk VFX-Challenge

We filmed our actress in front of a bluescreen. After the shooting, we took many photos of her, in order to use them as modelling guides and for texturing. The 3D model was than rotoscoped to our actress` movements and the necessary effects, such as shatter and particles were created in Maya.

We rendered many different layers, which were later combined in combustion*.

Responsibilities
-Modeling
-Rigging
-Texturing
-Animation

-Lighting
-Rendering
-Compositing

9,229 kB, DIVX-Avi
Awards
-1st place in the category “Education / Compositing / Special Effects”
-1st place at the Jan/Feb CG-Talk VFX-Challenge
© 2002 Moritz Krappel, Manuel Macha


Voodoorama

voodoorama

Voodoorama is a crazy mixture of 2D Animation with 3D Backgrounds. A "nightmarish" battle between a voodoo priest and a vampire, who is beeing disturbed in his nightly rest, forms the central conflict.

Our team created this 5 min. short film within our first semester at the German Film School. The short was produced within a period of 2 1/2 months.

Responsibilities
-Storyboard
-Background Modelling
-Animation "Voodoopriest"
-Compositing
19,446 kB, DIVX-Avi
Awards
-Film nominated for Prix du Film d'Animation Vues d'Afrique, Canada
Links
-Official website
© 2001 Christian Bleier, Manuel Macha, Leif-Arne Petersen, Lukas Wendler, Florian Zachau


Heat of Madness

Heat of Madness is a music video, which was created during my third term at the german film school. Our team had about one week, to develop a concept for a clip, finding a location and shooting the video. Another week was used for editing, compositing and digital colour- correction.

There is also a scene, which uses some 3D-elements but clearly, this is more of a live-action project.

Nonetheless, I want to show this piece, since I like the result and it was definitely an unusual experience and a fun-project to work on.
Responsibilities
-Director
-Editing
-Compositing
21,100 kB, DIVX-Avi
© 2001 Christian Bleier, Frank Endres, Timo Langer, Manuel Macha, Wolf Reimers, Florian Zachau, Sascha Robitzki

 
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