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Technical Directing and Set-extension Workshop

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Technical Directing

Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg offers a 30-month training program for computer science graduates who are aiming to become Technical Directors (TD). The program combines students’ previous technical knowledge with actual film projects. Working in a production team, they learn how to solve real-world problems. They design setups and rigs, acquire experience in lighting, shading, rendering, textures and effects, learn how to work with expressions and scripts, to program tools and plug-ins, to automate animation and other processes as well as to set up workflows and production pipelines. As part of the curriculum, students can actively participate in the Institute's research and development projects.

Hannes Sturm, TD 2nd year: (AI-)workflows for student projects, Research: masked real-time style transfer.

Vincent Maurer, TD 2nd year: Pipeline for final year project, ICVFX, Research: Lens Flare Capture

Paul Golter, Recent Graduate TD: Research Project: Asset Cooker is a framework that provides a streamlined solution to create recipes that can convert certain inputs, or ingredients to some product. It is most useful in a media creation pipeline with particular focus on Animation, VFX and XR.


Set-Extension Workshop - ICVFX

Leopold Luther, Philipp Bäumen (Visual Effects)

Each year, the Set-Extension Workshop brings together students from the fields of animation/visual effects, camera and production design: In just three months, the interdisciplinary team creates a VFX short film - from brainstorming all the way to post-production. The workshop focuses on the technical and creative requirements and potential for traditional offline VFX using green screen and ICVFX with LED walls.