Session details


Thursday May 04
List-Saal:Galerie A
Filmakademie: Film Presentations
Derek Roczen/, Frederik Ring/, Maciej Rynkiewicz/, Stefan Schomerus/, Tanja Krampfert/, Egmont Mayer/, Agnieszka Kruczek/, Tim Weimann/, Ilija Brunck/, Thomas Bracht/, Tom Weber/, Jan Bitzer/

Filmakademie students will give brief presentations of their current projects. From character design through visual effects to full CG, the students will explain how and why the various techniques were chosen and used.
The following project will be presented:
  • Bärenbraut/Derek Roczen
  • Dachau bei München/Frederik Ring
  • Stephan's Clock/Maciej Rynkiewicz
  • Sperrholzpiraten/Stefan Schomerus
  • Red Rabbit/Egmont Mayer
  • Moppel/Tanja Krampfert
  • Wojna /Agnieszka Kruczek
  • My Date from Hell/Tim Weiman, Thomas Bracht
  • 458nm/Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber, Jan Bitzer

The same presentation is also scheduled for Friday, May 5th, 13:00, Studio B

Derek Roczen studied Painting and Illustration at the Stuttgart Academy of Fine Arts before his studies at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg. He worked as an animator for several studios an German television. His shortfilms include `Captain Bligh`which was screened at the Berlin Film Festival and `Wie man einem toten Hasen …. Graduated 2006.

Derek Roczen

After his University-Entrance Diploma in 1998 Frederik Ring has fulfilled his one year alternative civilian service. After this he was working as salaried flame-artist from 1999 till 2001. Then he startet his studies of Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. With his diploma flash animation "Dachau bei München" he graduated in 2006 and is currently working freelance on commercials and image films.

Frederik Ring

Maciej Rynkiewicz, is a student at the National Film, Television and Theater School in Lodz, Poland. His passion above all is painting. Given the opportunity of the scholarship at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, he wants to combine artistic sensitivity and touch with the latest animation technology.

Maciej Rynkiewicz

Stefan Schomerus` first experiences with super8 short films was during school. After graduating from school in 1997 hew worked for one year of social work in an institution for disabled children as an alternative to military service. After a Six months internship at MTV Networks in London in 1999 he worked from Feb 2000 until Sept 2001 as On Air Producer for MTV Networks in Munich and London. There he gained professional experiences in On Air design, On Air Show Promotion, Image Spots, Station Ids. From Oct 2002 he was student at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg studying Animation. In February 2006 he graduated.

Stefan Schomerus

Tanja Krampfert graduated as a Nationally Examined Designer Of Graphic Arts
at the Carl-Hofer-School at Karlsruhe in 1996. She had several employments
at Advertising agencies before she decided to study at the Professional
School For Technology And Design at Mannheim where she graduated in
Communication Design in 2003. Her third (and hopefully last) diploma Tanja
received recently, she finished her studies at the Filmakademie
Baden-Wuerttemberg and graduated with the diploma in Animation. During her
studies she worked on different projects (as a freelance Digital Artist on a
video game, commercials and TV-Documentations) where she could expose her
skills on character design, modeling, texturing and animation.

Tanja Krampfert

Egmont Mayer was born 1981 in Munich where he spent his first 8 years before
moving to Beijing, China. There he slowly developed an affinity for computer
animation. In 98 he returned to Munich where he made his first computer
animated film as part of a term paper. At the Filmakademie he caught up
with the more traditional approach on animation. After having done two stop
motion films and some visual effects projects he returns to 3D for his
graduation film.

Egmont Mayer

Agnieszka Kruczek graduated in “multimedia-design” at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. Since 2001 she works as a freelancer 3D-artist for several short and feature film productions and commercials ( “Back to Gaya” feature film by Holger Tappe und Lenard Krahwinkel, “Fallen” short film by Peter Kaboth, commercials for “Jaegermeister Mast AG”). She also realised the two films “Trugbild” and Wojna“.
Since 2004 she studies Animationsfilm at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.

Agnieszka Kruczek

After his High School Diploma in 1996 Tim Weimann started an internship as Cell-Animator at "Honk Animation" Bielefeld. In 1997 he was employed as 3D-Animator at "Das Werk AG" in Munich and later in Düsseldorf, where worked on several national and international feature films. In October 2000 he started his studies for Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, which he finished in January 2005 with the diploma for Animation. Alongside his studies, he worked as a freelance Character Animator and Animation Director, mainly for German commercials and music clips.

Tim Weimann

Between 1999 and 2003, Ilija Brunck works in the design department of the GFT AG Afterwards he works as a freelancer 3D-artist on several short movie productions like “Agujero” (feature film, director: Philipp Stennert), “The World Is Yours“ (shortmovie, director: Marc Hartmann) and various commercial productions (“Tour Chrono 2004” – commercial, Schokolade Filmproduktion; “Altes Haus mit neuem Leben” – film for trade fair, Schokolade Filmproduktion; et al.). In 2004, Ilija Brunck takes up his studies in animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and in the course of this realises the two films “Der Macher und der Steinewerfer” (short film) and “Jangwa!” (short film).

Ilija Brunck

Thomas Bracht`s German High School diploma in Bruehl was followed by an internship and education as “Media Designer AV” at “Step-Ani-Motion GmbH” in Cologne. During that time he worked on different projects for German Television and industry customers. Projects ranged from scientific visualisations to small commercials. He also did some animations for a German News-Broadcast and weather forecast. After finishing his apprenticeship he studied Theatre-, Movie- and TV-science at the university of Cologne for one year. In October 2000 he started his studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in the animation class. Besides from working on different projects in his studies, he occasionally worked as a freelance 3D-Artist and Character Rigger during that time. In April 2005 he concluded his studies of film and media with the diploma of Filmakademie.

Thomas Bracht

Tom Weber is born 1978 in Marbach a. N.. In 1997, he receives his “Abitur” at the Moerike grammar school, Ludwigsburg. From 1997 to 1998, he performs his civilian service at the homeless assistance, Ludwigsburg. Afterwards‚ (1998-2000) Tom Weber works at H2e (advertising agency), Ludwigsburg, first as a trainee, then as an apprentice. In the years from 1999 to 2003, he studies Communication Design at the Merz Academy, Stuttgart. During this time (2001) he completes a semi-annual internship with trickfilmer Andreas Hykade, Stuttgart. In 2002, Tom Weber provides 3D-animations for the opening of the Halle_02, Heidelberg, and for the exhibition "Brennende Pudel" in the studio Eigen-Art, Stuttgart. In 2003 follow an animation for “Stuttgart Olympia 2012”, a 3D-animation for the “Harlequins Castle IV” Festival, Wildenburg, and one for the documentary “Die kalte Platte” by Cem Kaya, Chi-Hun Whang & Guido Negenborn. By the end of 2003, he is rewarded his diploma in Communication Design. In 2004, he creates a 3D-animation for the “Brennende Pudel” finishing event at ZumZum, Stuttgart, followed by the production of the 10 min trick film “Sieben X Scheisse”. Since October 2004, Tom Weber studies animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg putting forth various Filmakademie-productions.

Tom Weber

Jan Bitzer makes first contact with computer animation during a 6 months internship at play Filmproduktion GmbH, Trier, in 1998. In Cologne, he completes a short internship at Magic Eye Media AG and then trains as a digital media designer in sound and vision at Step-Ani-Motion Studio fuer Computertrick GmbH. Here, he becomes acquainted with various 3D and compositing systems and works on jobs for numerous advertising agencies and broadcasting corporations such as RTL and WDR. After completing his apprenticeship, he works another year at Step-Ani- Motion as a salaried Digital Artist. In 2004, he takes up his studies in animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and in the course of this realises the two films .manufactur (short film) and Jangwa! (short film)

Jan Bitzer

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