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Deep Dance

Producer Marco Erbrich Cosima Degler | VFX- Producer Julia Smola | Director & Art Director Marco Erbrich | Music Patrick Puszko | Sounddesign Markus Limberger | Concept Design Michaela Gote Letty Felgendreher Marco Erbrich | Pipeline & Rendering Vincent Langer | TDs Chris Hempel Christoph Westphal Thomas Hartmann Vincent Langer | Stereo 3D Andreas Feix | Modeling Fabian Fricke | Rigging Georg Schneider Christoph Westphal | Animation Ringo Klapschinsky | Look Development & Shading+Lighting Marc,
Germany,  Ludwigsburg Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg,  Animation & Visual Effects,  April 10, 2014
Hi! My name is Marco Erbrich, I'm the director of Deep Dance. This is our graduation film. I'm posting this on behalf of the Deep Dance Team.
My team and I worked about two years on this piece. It was our first stereoscopic project ever and things took a little more time than expected.
Now we are all very proud of this.
I've already graduated in April 2014 and so did most of the memebrs of the team. Since then I've been working as a freelancer on several projects such as commercials and short films. I'd like to build up a small studio where we can create digital imagery but also our own content. I'm always working on new stories and ideas for digital and analog content or I'm mixing both. My commercial work is from concept to the final product. That's the service I offer and would like to offer in the future. All the hard work we've put into Deep Dance slowly pays off now, as the clients are amazed of the quality and unique style of story and the visuals. The other guys of the team are spread in studios around the world.
During production we had really hard times and for me the hardest part was to keep the team of students together for the hole production time, along being director, producer and artist. We totally freaked out when we heard that Deep Dance has been nominated for the VES-Awards. This was a huge acknowledgement for our work. A lot of guys of the team are still working together on other projects.
At the moment I'm working on a story for children. I've created a little character for my son. I tell him storys about this character before he goes to sleep. I'm now trying to find out how the character looks, or better, how my son sees him. The most beautiful moments for me are those where I get the opportunity to see the world through children's eyes again, through the eyes of my son.
I'd like to say thank you to all team members for their great work!
  • Compositing
  • Design
  • FX/Simulations
  • Lighting
  • Look Development
  • Pre-visualisation
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • 3ds Max
  • After Effects
  • Mari
  • Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • V-Ray
  • XSI
  • Zbrush
3D Total
  • Film of the Year
  • 2812 Page Views
  • 8 Images
  • April 01, 2015
Unfortunately we can not show the full movie to you. This is due to copyright issues.
I'm so sorry for this :(
Make sure to check out the breakdowns and stuff on Vimeo:

My tasks on Deep Dance:

- Direction & Art Direction
- Production
- Texturing & Shading
- Deep sea fluid effects
- Compositing together with Silke Finger


Modeling: ZBrush
Texturing: Mudbox, Photoshop
Effects: FumeFX, Ice and Houdini
Renderer: Arnold, VRay
Compositing: Nuke
Filetransfer between packages: Alembic Caches

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