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Markus Plinke

finest handmade animation since 2006

Showreel 2019

Markus Plinke

finest handmade animation since 2006
Showreel 2019

My Mission

digital physical therapist

Throughout the world history mankind  always has suffered from stage fright. In over 10 years as a Character Animator working together with digital actors I experienced that even in the digital world stage fright is a widespreaded phenomenon – but with much more embarrassing effects resulting in what I call the “T-Pose-Syndrome”. Symptoms of the T-Pose-Syndrome are the complete incapability to move and communicate triggered by the sudden fear to failure as soon as a curtain opens or a camera turns on. Affected digital Actors find themselfs standing stiff with outstretched arms desperately revealed to the audience – not able to even blink. A horrible Nightmare and a traumatizing Experience for many digital Actors.

My Mission is to help affected digital Actors to find a way back on Stage so that they are capable to unfold their full acting potential again and to retrieve their self confidence after such traumatizing Experiences . With over 10 years of Experience in digital Computer Animation I know how to teach them to find expressive Poses combined with convincing facial expressions for thrilling outstanding acting moments. No more T-Pose-Syndrome once and for all – guaranteed!

Recent Work

digital Character Animation
Ooops! Noah is gone 2015
Richard the Stork
Mullewapp - eine schoene Schweinerei
The little Ghost
Luis and the Aliens
Rabbit School
Niko 2 - family Affairs
Legends of Valhalla

Handmade Digital Animation

Click on the Images above to watch some Examples of my work I developed for several Feature Film Productions over the last couple of years. All the Animation you see in the clips above is done by me with an average creation period of 12sec/week.

CV

EDUCATION | EXPERIENCE | SKILLS

Education

  • clients: Liga01 | Acht | SehsuchtHarvest | Optix
  • Location: Hamburg Munich/ Germany
  • Objective: Digital Character Animation for Feature Films and Commercials
  • clients:  Spans und Partner GmbH
  • Location: Hamburg / Germany
  • Objective: Digital Character Animation for Feature Films and Commercials
  • Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
  • Location: Ludwigsburg/ Germany
  • Objective: basic film Studies including directing/ Camera/ Flim Cut/ Skripting
  • Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
  • Location: Ludwigsburg/ Germany
  • Objective: Research Project for facial Rigging/ facial Animation based on human anatomy

Experience

client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2017
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.

client: Studio Rakete

Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2016
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.
client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2016
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.

client: Studio Rakete

Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2016
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.
client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year:2015
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.
client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year:2013
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.
client: Claussen+ Putz Filmproduction
Location: Munich/ Germany
year: 2012
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 8 seconds per week.
client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2011
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.

skills

  • Ability to empathize with a character´s situation and to transfer his thougt processes into expressive acting poses based on in-depth knowledge of animation principles.
  • Capable of working well under pressure in a team environment and used to meeting deadlines
  • Highly self-motivated and always ambitious to achieve the highest quality level
  • Good understanding of composition and color
  • Creation of Animation-ready Biped Rigs and facial Animation Setup in Autodesk Maya
  • XSI | Maya | Photoshop | After Effects | Premiere
  • German (native speaker)
  • English (fluent)

Education

  • clients: Liga01 | Acht | SehsuchtHarvest | Optix
  • Location: Hamburg Munich/ Germany
  • Objective: Digital Character Animation for Feature Films and Commercials
  • clients:  Spans und Partner GmbH
  • Location: Hamburg / Germany
  • Objective: Digital Character Animation for Feature Films and Commercials
  • Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
  • Location: Ludwigsburg/ Germany
  • Objective: basic film Studies including directing/ Camera/ Flim Cut/ Skripting
  • Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
  • Location: Ludwigsburg/ Germany
  • Objective: Research Project for facial Rigging/ facial Animation based on human anatomy

Experience

client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2017
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.

client: Studio Rakete

Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2016
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.
client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2016
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.

client: Studio Rakete

Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2016
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.
client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year:2015
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.
client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year:2013
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.
client: Claussen+ Putz Filmproduction
Location: Munich/ Germany
year: 2012
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 8 seconds per week.
client: Studio Rakete
Location: Hamburg/ Germany
year: 2011
Objective: Creation of the Character Animation for each Character in specific Sequences based on the Storyboard and the Director´s instructions. All the Animation in the viedo Clip is done by me with an average creation period 12 seconds per week.

skills

  • Ability to empathize with a character´s situation and to transfer his thougt processes into expressive acting poses based on in-depth knowledge of animation principles.
  • Capable of working well under pressure in a team environment and used to meeting deadlines
  • Highly self-motivated and always ambitious to achieve the highest quality level
  • Good understanding of composition and color
  • Creation of Animation-ready Biped Rigs and facial Animation Setup in Autodesk Maya
  • XSI | Maya | Photoshop | After Effects | Premiere
  • German (native speaker)
  • English (fluent)

Am I Available at the moment?

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Yepp!!

“Great job!! Nice Guy”

Waldemar, Mullewapp

“He teached me to fly like a feather in no time”

Little Ghost, Castle Owlstone

“He was there for me when I hatched out of the egg”

Richard, Africa

“This Guy is damn fast!!”

Niko, Home of Santa Claus

“Markus is a real virtual Puppetmaster. Trust me!”

Finny, Ocean

“Even a son of a god can suffer from T-Pose-Syndrome. But with Markus on your side you can fight down your inner and outer giants.”

Thor, Valhalla

Let´s Work Together

TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

Help me to help Digital Actors

If your Digital Actor suffers from the T-Pose-Syndrome standing desperately rigid and paralyzed on the stage as soon as the camera turns on – incapable to get the job done – don’t just look the other way. Drop me a line and let me help him to overcome this embarrassing Situation.

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