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Alexander Nicolas Ostermann
Breite Strasse 45
14199 Berlin, Germany
Phone: 011 - 49 - +176 1036 5759 · E-Mail: nico@nico-ostermann.com

Summary: 13+ years professional experience as Character Animator,  Animation Director and CG freelancer. 4+ years of teaching experience  with focus on character and 3d Animation. Author of 20+ articles  published in leading German journals. Author of 2 critically acclaimed  German text books for AutoDesk Maya and character animation. Highly  Proficient in Animation, VFX and Supervising Productions.

May´14 - present:
DigiTale Studios GmbH & Co KG
"Sky Sharks"
· Animation Director
· VFX Supervisor
· Co-Producer
· Art Director Sky Sharks

Nov´16 - Feb´17:
Wooga
"Game"
· Overseas Animation Supervisor
Dec´16 - Jan´17:
Virtual Evolution
"Kalkofe's Media Mixdown"
· Animation and VFX
Sep´15 - Mar'16:
Virtual Evolution
"Das Früshtyxradio  - Der Rückblick"
· Director
Sept´15 - Jan´16:
Scanline VFX
“Der geilste Tag
"The Lake"
"The Shallows"
"Berlin 1"
"Unnamed Feature Trailer"
· Animator
Sept´14 - Aug´15:
scopas medien AG/ZDF
“JoNaLu
· Animation Director
Oct´13 - Apr´14:  
Bummfilm GmbH/BigHug FX/ RatPack/Constantin Film
“Mara and the Firebringer”
· Animation Director
Jun´13 - Sep´13:
DigiTale Studios GmbH & Co KG
“SPORES” - Feature Film
· Animation Director
Mar´13 - May´13:  
Pixomondo GmbH & Co KG/Tradewind Pictures
“Petterson & Findus” - Feature Film
· Senior Character Animator
Dec´12 - Mar´13:  
Pixomondo GmbH & Co KG/HBO
“Game of Thrones” - TV Series
· Creature Animator
Education:

  • Sep ´99 - May´03: Academy of Art University in San Francisco
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Arts
  • Focus on Character Animation, Compositing and VFX


  • Extra Studies:

  • Summer 2002: Richard Williams Masterclass, Filmschool , Ebeltoft,
  • Fall 2004: Pixar Animation Track #2, 15 Weeks
  • Summer 2013: Michal Makarewicz Masterclass
  • Summer 2014: Blu Shuttle, ILM Masterclass, Creature and VFX Animation
  • Sep´12 - Oct´12:
    Pixomondo GmbH & Co KG
    “Petterson & Findus” - Feature Film
    · Previz Animator
    June´12 - Aug´12:  
    DigiTale Studios GmbH & Co KG
    “Kalkofes Mattscheibe” - TV Show
    · CGI Producer
    · Animation Designer & Director for Animated Sequences
    Sep´11 - May´12:
    M.A.R.K.13/Calligari Film
    “Rusty Knight” - Feature Film
    · Lead Character Animator
    · Stereoscopic Cameras
    Jun´11 - Aug´11:  
    Axis Animation
    · Lead Character Animator
    Mar´09 - Apr ´11:
    Yager Development GmbH
    “Spec Ops: The Line” - Tripple A Computer Game
    · Senior Character Animator
    · Motion Capture Clean Up Artist
    · Keyframe Animator
    · Creature Specialist
    · Game Engine Implementation
    Jun´09 - Dec ´10:
    Shortfilmproduction Frühstyxradio "Die Arschkrampen"
    · Director
    · Animation
    · Design
    · Modelling
    · Character Set-Up and Facial Set-Up / Rigging
    Feb´09 - Mar´09:   
    4Me Filmstudios
    · Character Animator

    Sep´08 - Oct´08:  
    3D Comp Ani
    · Animator
    · Modelling
    · R & D
    Jul´08 - Sept´08:  
    Treanor Brothers Animation
    · Character Animator
    · Motion Capture

    Jan ´08 - Mai´08:  
    Radar Film/Crone Film/Sola Media
    “Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms” – Feature Film
    · Character Animator
    April´07 - Dec´07:
    Pictorion Magma Animation
    “Way to the Stars” – Feature Film
    · Character Animator
    Dec ´05 - Apr ´07:  
    CA Scanline / Herbx Film
    "Lissi und der wilde Kaiser" - Feature Film
    · Senior Character Animator
    Mar ´05 - Nov ´05 :
    Ambient Entertainment GmbH + Co. KG / Bavaria Pictures
    "Urmel aus dem Eis" - "Impy´s Island" - Feature Film
    · Lead Character Animator (King Pumponell the 55th)
    Sept ´04 - Nov ´04:
    Animationsfabrik GmbH
    "The Little Polar Bear 2" - Feature Film
    Warner Bros. Entertainment / Cartoon Film
    · CG Animator
    April ´04 - Jul´04:  
    Treanor Brothers Animation
    "Re-Mission"
    · Character Animator
     
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