Florian Gellinger is one of the four founding members of RISE, an award winning German VFX and animation studio. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was one of the driving forces in founding the German chapter of the Visual Effects Society. As VFX supervisor he was responsible for all RISE work on Captain America - Civil War and more recently Doctor Strange and Reminiscence. As Executive Producer he oversees all shows in production at RISE, most recently Avengers: Endgame, The King's Man, Artemis Fowl, Doctor Sleep, Dumbo and Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch.
RISE | Visual Effects Studios was founded in 2007 by Sven Pannicke, Robert Pinnow, Markus Degen and Florian Gellinger in Berlin. The plan was to focus with a small, hand-picked team on German TV and feature film effects – but that plan failed. Today, the award-winning company has roughly 140 permanent staff members in addition to 120 freelance artists in Berlin, London, Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne making it one of the biggest VFX studios in central Europe. Its sister production company RISE PICTURES develops its own original content and co-produces films and series for an international audience. RISE acts as collaborator for episodic series as well as television and feature film, from early concept to mastering, concept art and previs, every day on set, during effects production and animation, as an advisor for the Digital Intermediate process. Our supervisors are reliable, creative partners for directors, production designers and directors of photography alike – from the first to the final step of the way.