As budgets get tighter these days and as some clients are still far away and traveling takes up too much time and budget, I also work remotely from my office in Phuket, Thailand - weather it´s per-shot work or a whole project, weather it´s starting the job remotely and finishing / presenting it on client location or vice versa.
I do compositing and vfx work on a FLAME System (flame 2016, mac). I have a FCP editing system and work in After Effects as well. As many projects need 3D modeling, rigging or even a whole team in order to create shots on projects with a bigger demand in manpower and diversity of skills I work with a network of CG Artists, matte painting artists and other compositors. This decentralized workflow enables to focus the budget on the tasks of the project and not on representative office spaces or other things. Also the whole team can work in all mayor time zones from West coast America to New Zealand which results in a 24 hour operating team of high quality artists that beat any deadline.
All projects are stored locally on HGST Enterprise standard RAID 7 systems, project data exchange works with a 1GBit downlink and up to 200Mb worldwide transfer.
For on site shooting support I can provide a Canon EOS 7D plus lenses and equipment as well as DJI Phantom 3 Drone with 4k resolution and max altitude of 200m.
For on site production in Phuket I regularly offer booking services and recommendations for transfer, accommodation and any kind of professional production support.
I'm a vfx compositor with over 17 years of experience on commercials and visual effects.
My main experience is to work as a senior flame artist at many different production houses and post houses all over the world, doing recce support, ppm prework, shoot supervision and visual direction.
I started back in 1998 on flame as a compositor and worked mostly in Europe for the first years. in 2003 I started supervising projects in South Africa, Malaysia, USA, Spain, Greece and several other countries. I worked in preproduction as we'll as on set supervising the shoots and later on in local post houses four-walling the suites.
In 2006 I founded Lafourmi Postproduction along with two other partners in Hamburg, Germany and operated the business as head of compositing. Lafourmi won several awards like the D&AD, ADC and others for its commercial projects.
As I was mainly accustomed with Asian clients I chose to move my home closer to my work and chose to live in Thailand in 2013. Ever since then I mostly worked for clients in Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.