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Markus Kranzler

Germany,  Ludwigsburg Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg,  Technical Directing,  April 11, 2014
I am Markus and I am a graduate TD from the FIlmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany.
My specialties are shading, lighting and rendering, because as I also hold a degree in mathematics I enjoy the very technical aspects, but the reason I didn't choose to work in a bank for instance is the creative satisfaction in especially those fields. For these tasks my weapon of choice became soon Pixar's RenderMan since it gave me the most technical and creative freedom spiced with some challenges of really knowing and understanding what happens under the hood.
I also have a second "love affair" which is with SideFX Houdini and its procedural workflow for effects and simulations.
I was lucky enough to complete some internships in bigger production studios in Visual Effects and character animation. Personally I am more driven towards full cg animated features rather than VFX, because I'm not just deep inside still a little kid. I enjoy mostly that >Story< is the most valued asset in those kind of productions.
To also give back to this amazing community I was a student volunteer at Siggraph for the past two years and I am teaching and giving talks regularly, because I want to share experiences and inspire students (or upcoming professionals) to help them grow.

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  • Lighting
  • Look Development
  • Programming
  • UI Design
  • Houdini
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Real Flow
  • Renderman
  • Student of the Year
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