Program 2018


ZDF Digital

History comes to life - Integrating CGI in 360° Footage

Mario Hill (ZDF Digital), Christian Michelmann (ZDF Digital)

„History 360°“ is an immersive movie experience in which you can visit historical places in Germany via VR glasses. It's a journey that is enhanced by VFX to enrichen the story telling in a spherical environment. Different virtual worlds were created to give the user the feeling to travelling through different epochs of time.

We are showcasing the 360° project that contains a multitude of CGI and visual effects shots. Christian Michelmann and Mario Hill will present the techniques they gained and developed working on the project- from setting up the scene to the final rendering and composting.

Mario Hill

Mario Hill, ZDF Digital,

Christian Michelmann

Christian Michelmann, Head of Motion Design, ZDF Digital,

Christian Michelmann

Christian is a German-based 3D artist and motion designer. He has realized CGI and design projects in of fields of on-air & broadcast design, film & TV advertising. Christian is the head of the motion design department at ZDF Digital.


Mario Hill

Mario is a German-based VFX and motion artist, passionate about everything 3D and fluid simulation. He has 10 years experience in different industries like automotive, food and advertising. Also RealFlow has been an integral part of his workflow for more than 3 years. Mario works for ZDF Digital – a 360 production company in Mainz, Germany.


ZDF Digital develops advanced digital and television products for national and international clients.

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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