Nicolas Biel
CGI Artist

About me

About me

CGI Artist


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 Assistent in Mumbai (India) for MotionWorks and as layout artist for Scopas Medien AG in Gent (Belgium). I'm currently working as a CGI Artist for MotionWorks.

Thats me ;-)


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 animate and to compose the rendering output. Shotgun helps me to keep an overview about current projects.


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

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


A selection of recent projects

Beutolomäus - children television series

- a children television series -

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

Still work in progress
Marnie's World - animated movie

"Marnie's World"
- an animated movie -

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

Still work in progress
Clean Eating - Buch

"Clean Eating - Basics"
- Advertisement -

Modeling a book in 3D - creating an Advertisement combining with real Footage for a book trailer,
qub media 2016

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Toggolino - TV Spots

- 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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Character Animation - little dragon

"the little dragon"
- Character Animation -

Modeling, Rigging and Animation of a Character.

Still work in progress

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 advertisment for
a covered wagon

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Juan Hernandez Guitar
- Print Visualisation -

Creating an Advertising for a fictional company...

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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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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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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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  • Work Experience

  • 04/2017 - till now

    CGI Artist (Beutolomäus)

    MotionWorks GmbH (Halle, Saale)

  • 11/2016 - 03/2017

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

    Scopas Medien AG, Gent (Belgium)

    01/2016 - 11/2016

    (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 Assistent

    Die Kleine Konditorei GmbH, Hamburg

  • 01/2015 - 01/2015

    Assistent 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 Assistent, India

    MotionWorks, Halle / DenverMP, Berlin

  • 10/2010 - 06/2014

    Shop Assistent

    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


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


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

    Higher Education Entrance qualification (Abitur)

    Oberschule zum Dom, Lübeck

  • Language

    German, English
    (good working knowledge)

  • tools

    Software Skills

    Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Encore, InDesign), Autodesk Maya, Shotgun, MatchMover, Nuke, Final Cut, Wordpress

    Knowledge (excerpt):

    Compositing: Keying, Tracking,

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


Get in Touch

Hammer Weg 26b
20537 Hamburg