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Program 2016


MAXON Computer GmbH

SEHSUCHT Berlin for MODERAT ‚Reminder’ VR Video

Mate Steinforth (SEHSUCHT Berlin)

Drudgery, Allure, Agony, Destruction: experience the new interactive VR music video for MODERAT’s “Reminder”, produced by Mate Steinforth and his SEHSUCHT Berlin Team in co-operation with PFADFINDEREI. Wrapped in an immersive video game aesthetic, this music clip references today’s ongoing cycle of politically driven wars. To be released as a video clip and interactive VR experience. The use of the Unreal Engine (software typically used in gaming), coupled with motion capture sequences —recorded at SEHSUCHT Berlin and seamlessly integrated into the 3D scenes— helped to achieve a feeling of “reality” even within this abstract world. This also opened the door to incorporate a cutting-edge, interactive VR element that makes the experience truly and uniquely immersive. 

Mate Steinforth

Mate Steinforth , Exec. Creative Director, SEHSUCHT Berlin

Mate Steinforth, born 1977 in Hannover, Germany, is a designer and director based in Berlin. He studied graphic design in Hildesheim, Germany and fine arts in Madrid, Spain. His early professional work was focused on animation, particularly the performance art of VJing. In 2002, he moved to Madrid to work as an art director in the design studio Juan Dela Mata. In 2004 he moved back to Berlin where he worked as a freelance motion designer and director. In 2006 he moved to New York to work for the production company PSYOP.

In 2009, Mate moved back to Germany to join the motion design and animation label SEHSUCHT Berlin as Creative Director. Since 2011 Mate Steinforth has been a member of the Art Directors Club Germany.

MAXON Computer GmbH is a developer for 3D graphics software, offering professional 3D modeling, painting, animation, and rendering solutions.

MAXON's product line is centered around its core applications Cinema 4D, a leading animation package for media production, and BodyPaint 3D, its pioneering 3D painting package. These award-winning applications are renowned for their ease of use, quick workflow, fast rendering and unmatched integration into leading compositing applications, such as Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut Pro. Additional exchange options for leading VFX tools enable artists to integrate Cinema 4D into almost every existing production scenario and benefit from its powerful tool set.

Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D have been used extensively in the advertising, film, television, science, architecture, design and other industries.

MAXON Computer was founded in 1986, and has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Japan. MAXON products are sold in over 70 countries worldwide.

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FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH, supported by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), Autodesk, Backstage, Epic Games/Unreal Engine, Foundry, Mackevision and ScanlineVFX. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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