Christian brings his extensive experience in digital artistry in television and special venue projects to his instruction at Gnomon. This Emmy-nominated effects artist has authored a textbook, The HDRI Handbook, a critical source for a broad range of digital photographers, created the universal HDR lighting pipeline Smart IBL, and is a pioneer in real-time virtual set creation through photogrammetry.

Credits

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit (Lead VFX Artist)
Teen Wolf (Visual Effects Artist)
Firefly (Digital Modeler)
The Amazing Race (Digital Artist)
Star Trek: Enterprise (Digital Artist)

Work Experience

Visual Effects Artist, Eden FX
Visual Effects Artist, ID Media

Education

HTWK Leipzig, Diploma Engineer in Multimedia Technology, 1996 – 2003

Awards & Recognition

VES Award: Outstanding VFX in a Special Venue Project, 2013
Emmy Nomination: Outstanding VFX in a Miniseries, Movie or Special, 2006
VES Nomination: Outstanding VFX in a Miniseries, Movie or Special, 2005
Contribution to Emmy Award: Outstanding VFX in a Series, 2004 & 2003
Speaker at SIGGRAPH in LA (2007) and Tokyo (2009)