This 10 minute long movie is a CGI/Real footage mixture, which I created with my team in Göppingen in 2010 and which won the intermedia-globe GOLD Award 2011 by World Media Festival.

The agency I worked for, was ordered by EnBW (Energie Baden-Württemberg) to produce a movie which describes, where the drinking water comes from and how it arrives at its destination...our households.

EnBW is one of germanys biggest areal providers for power, gas and thermal and supplies the Baden-Württemberg region around Stuttgart also with water.

I was hired as Lead Artist and cinematographer and had a small team of 2 CG-Artists and one compositing artist.

In a couple of days I shot the footage and interviews with a Canon EOS 5D MKII and my EOS 7D.
In the meantime one CG Artist built the historic village Stuttgart.

Later on, I did the rough cut and the animatic, before I animated the intro and the other CG parts, whereas the compositor graded up the real footage.

We had lots of 3D models to build, as well as doing a huge research of the historic development of Stuttgart and its surroundings.

Thanks to Hanna for her patience with me, during our shootings and her modeling stuff, a big thanks to Hannes, who built this wonderful tiny village.

I think, even if the movie is in german language, you´ll understand, so just sneak a peak...we hope, you´ll like it :)

Madness GmbH (producer)
Sonja Schlichter (project management)
Thorsten Kuttig (Lead Artist/Cinematographer, modeling, animation, shading, lighting, editing, temp sounddesign, final compositing)

Equipment used:

.Canon EOS 5D MKII,
.Canon EOS 7D,
.Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38,
.B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
.Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX,
.Kenko Polarizer,
.Sigma 17-50mm, F2,8 EX DC OS HSM,
.Kenko Polarizer Digital Pro,
.Sigma AF 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro,
.Kenko Polarizer Digital Pro,
.Canon EF 50mm/ f/1,4, USM,
.B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
.Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM,
.B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
.Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS,
.B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
.ND Fader,
.Seagull Shoulderrig,
.Steadycam "Merlin",
.Manfrotto 190 DB tripod,
.Manfrotto MA 055 CXPRO3 tripod,
.Manfrotto 701 HDV videohead,
.Manfrotto 700RC2 videohead,
.Manfrotto 808 RC4 3way-head,
.Manfrotto 234 videohead,
.JJC-TM-A remote switch/timer,
.LowePro Shoulder Harness & Waistbelt,
.Zoom H2 Audiorecorder,
.LCD-VF Viewfinder

Software used:

.Autodesk 3D Studio Max 2011
.Canopus Edius
.Adobe Premiere
.Adobe After Effects
.The Foundry Nuke
.Adobe Photoshop

© 2010 EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Madness GmbH


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