Keynote Speaker: Sven Martin/DE

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Sven Martin/DE, VFX Supervisor at Pixomondo

Sven Martin has spearheaded many projects while at Pixomondo, including Star Trek Into Darkness, After Earth, The Amazing Spider Man, The Hunger Games, Super 8, Fast Five, Sucker Punch, Iron Man II, Melancholia and the Academy Award winning Hugo. His work on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones has garnered him two Primetime Emmy Awards and three VES Awards. Sven has been specifically involved in the creation and development of the beloved dragons as they have grown from their initial debut in Season 2 to their current form.

Sven Martin has over eighteen years of experience in the VFX industry. After starting his studies at the “Filmakademie Baden- Wuertemberg” in 1997, he graduated with his award winning animated short Ritterschlag. Sven then worked as freelance compositor and 3D artist for various companies before becoming VFX Supervisor at Elektrofilm Postproduction between 2004 and 2008.

In 2008, Sven joined Pixomondo Frankfurt, where he is currently both CCO and VFX Supervisor. Since joining Pixomondo, Sven has implemented both a strong creature/character animation pipeline and a strong animation team.

Sven has worked with prominent international directors including J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese, Zack Snyder and Lars von Trier. On Bridge of Spies he worked directly with Steven Spielberg as the visual effects supervisor both on set and in post-production.

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