So Frederick, what’s it like being an expert in films?
Who says that I am?
Well, wasn’t that what you studied?
(laughs) Some of the time. I actually studied media design and production in Offenburg, Germany, majoring in films.
And now you’re working for a firm that has a habit of creating breathtaking visual effects…
True, we do turn out some top-class material − and that gives the whole company a real boost. But I’m afraid I have to disappoint you.
I don’t have anything to do with that directly.
I’m a 2D compositor working in digital content production – and for me that’s awesome. Not just because of what my work involves but also because we’re such a great team.
What exactly does your work involve?
In simple terms, you could say we’re the last step before final quality inspection. We get the uncolored 3D renderings, color them logically and check everything for materiality and effect. So we’re responsible for making sure that the content is available in its final format and in the superior quality that our clients expect from us.
But didn’t you once work on a film set?
Yes − for Germany’s main public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. But that was between school and college. Even back then I was hooked on VFX. Artificial reality was the field I wanted to work in.