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Meet Marcel Reinhard

11 May 2022

For more than ten years, Marcel Reinhard has been putting his comprehensive knowledge of physics to the service of image creation in the entertainment industry. Marcel has been passionate about computer generated images since his youth. He has started his scientific studies in Germany before moving to France, where he graduated with a master’s degree in fundamental and applied physics and a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics. He then pursued the Technical Director curriculum at Filmakademie Baden-Wüttemberg in Germany and graduated in 2012. Over the past ten years, Marcel had the opportunity to build an international career working at several studios based in the UK, Germany, Spain, France and South Africa. He worked on a variety of projects with unique creative styles, as developer, technical director, pipeline consultant, but also as artist and lighting supervisor.

He notably contributed to animated short films, TV series, commercials and features such as Room on The Broom, nominee at the 2014 Academy and Annie Awards, winner of 2013 Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s Best TV Production and TIFF’s Best Animated Short Film, and Revolting Rhymes, nominee at the 2018 Academy Awards, winner at the Annie, BAFTA and Emmy Awards, as well as the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. In 2013 he joined Mikros Animation in Paris to work on the studio’s very first animated feature Asterix – The Mansions of the Gods.

Since then, he contributed to 7 of the studio’s released feature animation films. Since 2015, he has also been sharing his academic knowledge and his extensive professional experience at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, through courses and seminars on various subjects around shading, lighting and rendering for animation

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