Unannounced Project - Senior Character Animator
06|2018 - Present | Iron Mountain Interactive, Vienna, Austria
Unannounced Project - Senior Character Animator
11|2017 - 02|2018 | Cliffhanger Productions, Vienna, Austria
Freelance Remote Senior Character Animator
09|2015 - 10|2017 | Vienna, Austria
12|2014 - 08|2015 | Attraktion! Group of Companies, Vienna, Austria
Shadowrun Online - Senior Character Animator
05|2014 - 12|2014 | Cliffhanger Productions, Vienna, Austria
Poutnik (Short Film) - Animator
08|2014 | Anomalia, Litomysl, Czech Republic
Wildlife Crossing (Short Film) - Animator
09|2013 | Anomalia, Litomysl, Czech Republic
Kanye West "Blkkk Skkkn Head" Music Video - Animator
06|2013 | Mimic Productions, Berlin, Germany
Them Greeks...! (Short Film) - Animator
02|2013 - 07|2013 | Durga, Los Angeles, Distributed
Dead Island 2 (VG) - Animator
11|2012 - 4|2013 | YAGER Productions, Berlin, Germany
Spec Ops: The Line (VG) - Animator, Cinematics
05|2010 - 10|2012 | YAGER Development, Berlin, Germany
Dead Space: Extraction (VG) - Animator, Animation Support, Cinematics
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (VG) - Animator, Cinematics
James Bond: Quantum of Solace (VG) - Animator, Cinematics
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (VG) - Animator, Cinematics
2008 - 2009 | Eurocom, Derby, UK
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Feature Film) - Animator
2007 - 2008 | The Moving Picture Company (MPC), London, UK
Animation Mentor, Emeryville, CA
Advanced Studies in Character Animation
2006 - 2007
Great chararacter animator, extremely reliable and very precise when it comes to estimations and scheduling. A pleasure to work with, and a select few people on a team that you never have to worry about.
Thomas Weilguny, Design Director at Cliffhanger Productions
Manfred is a proficient artist who's easy to get along with. And I always enjoyed seeing the results of his work. Plus he looks like a surfer, so when he is walking around the office, it feels you're actually on the beach.
West Clendinning, Art Director at Cliffhanger Productions
I enjoyed working with Manfred. His work was very good, his attitude was even better. He has a sharp mind a a great work ethic.
Keith Lango, Animator/TD at Valve
Manfred is a hard working and a dedicated 3D character animator who understands the needs of a real professional production from his significant experience on various projects. Manfred is really good at following a lead animator as well as also being a solid and passionate animation artist with good eye for details and ideas. Sharing and team collaboration is very smooth with him. Therefore an animation project always benefits from his participation. Manfred was one of the most dedicated and reliable animators on our short film Wildlife Crossing! It was great working with him.
David Tousek, Founder/Producer at Anomalia
Manfred's a very talented animator who took care of almost all the quadruped scenes in the short film. His animation showed good sense of weight and nice body mechanics with a touch of subtle acting. He was reliable and was a great problem solver. I never had to worry about a scene once I cast it to him. His love and commitment for animation was also contiguous. I am looking forward to working with him again.
Anthony Wong, Animator at Pixar Animation Studios
I worked with Manfred on SpecOps the Line and on unannounced projects. For me working together with Manfred was a great experience as he worked very focused, fast and thoroughly on the character and creature animations. Even in times of high pressure due near deadlines he was always approachable, friendly and dependable. His passion for animation results in high class animations and his eagerness to develop his skill set further. I would always work with him again and can recommend him for character and creature animation work.
Hendrik Hoenicke, Studio Head ad Yager Development
Manfred is not only a very enthusiastic and talented animator, but also very organised as well as always on the look out for latest tools and technology. As he was a pleasure to work with I have absolutely no problem recommending him for any production and hope to work with him in the future again.
Nanette Kaulig, Professor at Cologne Game Lab
I have worked with Manfred at Yager Development throughout the production of SpecOps: The Line. During this time I have experienced Manfred as being a very talented, dedicated and driven team player. He is not only pushing for quality as well as quantity at all times, but also is committed to keep the set deadlines no matter the odds. Hitting those deadlines wasn't always easy, but even in the most of stressful situations Manfred always kept a calm head, which also helped less experienced team members to stay focused.
What stunned me the most about Manfred is his constant strife to become a better Animator. This effort is not limited to his daily working routine, he also invests a lot of his free time to train his skill set in every aspects of both animation and art.
I really would love to work with Manfred in the future again; not only because he is a true professional, but also (and simply) because with his great and likeable personality he is a true fit for every team.
Mark Liebold, Producer at Yager Development
Working with Manfred was a true pleasure at Yager! You can always rely on him - in quantity and quality of his work! Manfred is able to find the appeal for every character and bringing his characters alive while not loosing his time budget out of scope. I would love to work again with him.
Marco Roeth, Motion Editing at Weta Digital
Manfred has a true passion for the art of animation. While I was his mentor at Animation Mentor, Manfred's work was always fun, creative and on time. He takes direction very well and strives to push his work to the next level. It would be a pleasure to work with Manfred again.
Ray Chase, Animation Sequence Supervisor at ReelFX Creative Studios