Program 2017


The VFX of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Michael Huber (east side effects), Alex Lemke (east side effects)

Ang Lee latest film is the first feature to be shot and produced in 4K, stereo and the extreme high frame rate of 120 fps. We will talk about the process and workflow of generating about 200 visual effects shot as an in-house unit for over a year in this brand-new format.

Michael Huber

Michael Huber, VFX Supervisor, east side effects, Inc.,

Michael Huber started his career in visual effects in 1998. After studying film-philology at the University of Munich, he worked as a digital compositor and compositing supervisor. In 2003 he started to work as VFX Supervisor for countless commercials and feature films. In 2009 he joined D-Facto Motion in Munich as VFX Supervisor, supervising TV features like the german children's film "Nils Holgersson's wonderful Journey".

In 2012, he moved to New York and founded east side effects, Inc. together with his partner Alex Lemke and worked on several feature films as VFX Supervisor and Artist.

Titles include: "Creed", "Into the Woods", "American Ultra", "A Most Violent Year"

Alex Lemke

Alex Lemke, VFX Supervisor, east side effects, Inc.,

Alex Lemke started his career in traditional optical effects work before moving into the digital world in 1994. Since 2000 he has been working as a freelance Compositor and VFX Supervisor at some of the most respected international facilities such as Weta, Double Negative and Framestore, as well as his in own VFX office in germany. His credits include "Dark City", the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Sweeney Todd", "2012", "Inside Llewyn Davis" and the "Hobbit" trilogy. From 2009 to 2012, we was also teaching the course "Digital Arts and Compositing" at the Vienna Film Academy, Austria. Since 2011 he has been living and working in New York.  

He founded east side effects, Inc. in 2013 together with his partner Michael Huber and worked on several feature films as VFX Supervisor and Artist.

Titles include: "Creed", "Into the Woods", "American Ultra", "A Most Violent Year", "Inside Llewyn Davis"

east side effects, Inc. is a boutique visual effects shop located in New York City, specializing in visual effects supervision and creation for Film and Video.

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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. 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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