About me

CGI Artist

Work

I started my 3D career in 2010 through studying “Digital Film and Animation” at the SAE Institute in Hamburg and worked there at the same time as supervisor for the film department. After finishing the Bachelor of Arts in “Digital Film Making” I did several projects for example as Production Assistant in Mumbai (India) for MotionWorks and as Layout Artist for Scopas Medien AG in Gent (Belgium). I'm currently working as a 3D Artist/Production Assistant for Constantin Film.


Thats me ;-)

Creation

My main tools for my work are Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects and for some occasions Nuke. I like to experiment with different styles of art - it doesn’t matter if photo-realistic or stylized. My main passion is 3D modeling, but I also like to light the scenes and set up the render files and finally to compose the images. I use Shotgun as an overview about the status of current projects.

SHOWREEL

Take a look at my latest works (Teaser for my upcoming Showreel)


Watch my recent 3D Showreel (2015) on Vimeo.

Works

a selection of recent projects i worked for

5 Farmies - children television series

"5 Farmies"
- a children television series -

Five Farmies. A children television. Working as a CGI Artist, doing the rendering of each shot.

coming soon
Beutolomäus - children television series

"Beutolomäus"
- a children television series -

Beutolomäus is looking for the "real" santa claus. Working as a CGI Artist, doing the animprep for the animators.

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Marnie's World - animated movie

"Marnie's World"
- an animated feature film -

Working as a Previz-Artist, doing camera layout and rough animation, Production Assistant in Belgium (Gent). An animated movie directed by the Lauenstein brothers, UFA Cinema/Global Screen (2018).

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Clean Eating - Buch

"Clean Eating - Basics"
- Advertisement -

Modeling a book in 3D - creating an advertisement and compose with real footage for a book trailer,
qub media 2016

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Toggolino - TV Spots

"Toggolino"
- 66 TV Spots -

Set- and Prop Modeling for 66 TV spots,
additonal supervising for set extensions and online games, MotionWorks/DenverMp Production, 2014

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Toilet Stories - Indie feature film

"Toilet Stories"
- Indie feature film -

Creating several VFX-Shots e.g. keying, tracking, rotoscoping. Directed by Sören Hüper & Christian Prettin, HonnomFilm, DualFilm Verleih 2015

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Cover

Making of the cover picture

The place of my creativity. A tour behind the modeling, texturing and lighting process...

still work in progress
Covered Wagon

Covered Wagon
- Prop Modeling -

Modeling a fictional advertisement for
a covered wagon

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The hidden factory building

"The hidden factory building"
- 3D Animation -

Creating a production line considering some technical specs, focus on animation, constraints...

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Character Animation - little dragon

"the little dragon"
- Character Animation -

Modeling, Rigging and Animation of a Character.

Still work in progress
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Juan Hernandez Guitar
- Print Visualisation -

Creating an advertising for a fictional company...

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NAD - Musicvideo

"NAD - Prince of Babylon"
- Music Video -

Modeling an ancient tomb and compose the
3D model with real Footage. Directed by Mohsen S. Madani, Babylon-Music

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Vita

  • Work Experience

  • 01/2018 - now

    3D Artist/ Production Assistant (Dragon Rider)

    Constantin Film, Berlin

  • dock11

    09/2017 - 12/2017

    CGI Artist (5 Farmies)

    Dock11 GmbH, Hamburg

  • 04/2017 - 09/2017

    CGI Artist (Beutolomäus)

    MotionWorks GmbH, Halle (Saale)

  • 11/2016 - 03/2017

    CGI/ Previz-Artist, Production Assistant (Marnie's World)

    Scopas Medien AG, Gent (Belgium)

    01/2016 - 11/2016

    CGI/ Previz-Artist
    (Marnie's World)

    Scopas Medien AG, Hamburg

  • 09/2015 - 01/2016

    Marketing Services & Production

    Qub Media GmbH (LitVideo GmbH), Hamburg

    02/2015 - 08/2015

    Shop Assistant

    Die Kleine Konditorei GmbH, Hamburg

  • 01/2015 - 01/2015

    Assistant for set extensions
    (Toggolino, Super RTL)

    MotionWorks, Halle / DenverMP, Berlin

    02/2014 - 12/2014

    Internship, Prop/Set Modelling (Toggolino, Super RTL)

    MotionWorks, Halle / DenverMP, Berlin


    09/2014 - 11/2014

    Production Assistant, India

    MotionWorks, Halle / DenverMP, Berlin

  • 10/2010 - 06/2014

    Shop Assistant

    Die Kleine Konditorei GmbH, Hamburg

  • 10/2012 - 11/2013

    Supervisor for Film
    (Game, Art & Animation)

    SAE Institute, Hamburg

  • 06/2012 - 02/2013

    VFX Artist in “Toilet Stories”

    Honnom Film, Hamburg

  • 02/2012 - 04/2012

    3D Artist in “NAD - Prince of Babylon”

    Magnet Studios, Hamburg

  • Education

    Diploma

    in Digital Film and Animation
    SAE Institute Hamburg
    10/2010 - 09/2012

    BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS.)

    in Digital Film Making,
    SAE Institute Hamburg
    10/2012 - 06/2014

    Higher Education Entrance qualification (Abitur)

    Oberschule zum Dom, Lübeck
    2001-2010

  • Language



    German, English
    (good working knowledge)

  • tools

    Software Skills

    Autodesk Maya, Shotgun, RoyalRender, Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, InDesign), Davinci Resolve




    Knowledge (excerpt):

    Compositing: Keying, Tracking,
    Rotoscoping

    3D: Modeling (High-Poly, Nurbs),
    Animation (Keyframes,
    Constraints), Rigid Bodys,
    Lighting (Indirect, direct Illumination),
    Rendering
    (MentalRay, Arnold, Renderpasses)

22309 Hamburg
Germany
info@nicolasbiel.com

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