Which studios, schools and other important things can be found in the post-production industry of the Bavarian capital city and not so far away from it? And how has Munich become the important German VFX location that it is today? We give an overview.
The glut of superhero films has one tremendous advantage; VFX studios all over the world are now working at full capacity on a wide range of versatile FX projects in all departments. For example, a total of 3,000 VFX shots were necessary for the film “Captain America: Civil War”. More precisely, the Berlin-based company Rise | Visual Effects Studio was responsible for the roughly 360 shots involved in the 10-minute “Lagos heist sequence”. The multifaceted VFX work done by Rise was carried out at an exceptionally high level and garnered the immediate admiration of the animago jury across the board.
In 2016 the animago AWARD celebrated its 20th anniversary. So it’s time to take a moment to look back at the animago’s modest beginnings and reflect on how it’s grown into what it is today, that is, an international focal point for the global VFX and animation industry.
Thomas Gronert has been responsible for organising the animago conference programme schedule for several years now and has worked in the overall media industry since 1994. In 2004, he became the Managing Director of Missing Link Software Solutions GmbH and in 2014 a professor at the Mediadesign Hochschule (MD.H) at their campus in Munich.
Ever wanted to fight like a Viking, a knight or a samurai? Ubisoft’s “For Honor” lets you do just that. In order to vanquish opponents, players have to combine speed and strategy in multi-player hand-to-hand combat. And it was precisely this game principle that France’s Unit Image visualised in their trailer for the E3 Convention 2016. And, as is to be expected from the four-man directors collective “The Andy’s”, they did so in an extremely impressive way.
Once again we’re proud to announce another strong partner of this year’s animago. Autodesk will continue to support us and graciously agreed to sponsor the “Best Game Cinematic” category. We’re thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership and welcome Autodesk on board of animago 2017.
Jana Freund came to Digital Production eight years ago. Prior to that, she worked as an executive assistant at the publishing company responsible for DP. Her new position was called “Event Organisation & Marketing Assistance”. At the time, she had heard of the animago AWARD with Günter Hagedorn and the DC Days, of course, but she wasn’t really aware of how big the project was. Today she ensures that the event can take place every year.
In 2017 architectural visualizers can again look forward to a special category for their work at the animago AWARD. For the second time, a trophy will be awarded in the category “Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL”. This year for the best moving picture visualization. Here is an overview of the contributions submitted last year in this area.