Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin Seide, educator, researcher and media artist, lives in Singapore and Berlin and researches in the field of animation and immersive media. In the 1990s, Seide shot his first interactive 360˚ film with a self-developed camera and explored representations in virtual space in his work „Paramatrix“.

His work as a visual effects artist from the 2000s contributed to Art House and Hollywood films, including Wim Wender’s “Don’t Come Knocking”, Roman Polanski’s “Oliver Twist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”. For his work on the HBO series Game of Thrones, he received „Honors for Contributions to the Emmy Award Winning Achievement“ from the Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences. 2009 – 2013 Seide lived and worked in Shanghai and created the award-winning immersive experience of the General Motors World Expo pavilion.

Currently his projects investigate artistic interpretation of cultural and film heritage in immersive media, including the full-dome installation „Homage á Fellini“, the 360˚ film „Secret Detours“ and the VR installation „Gone Garden“, both interpretations of „Yunnan Garden“, a the Chinese heritage garden in Singapore, and „The Spirit of Pontianak“, a VR installation of the lost horror film „Pontianak“ from 1958.

 

IMDB – List of Benjamin Seide’s projects

admvfx.com – visual effects course wiki

 


2013 – present

Associate Professor, Animation, Visual Effects and Immersive Media
School of Art, Design and Media. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2009 – 2013

Visual Effects Supervisor | Creative Director
Head of Visual Effects Feature Film Department
Pixomondo Visual Effects Facilities Shanghai, China

Projects (excerpt): Hugo (by Martin Scorsese), Game of Thrones Season 2, Star Trek – Into Darkness (JJ Abrams), Oblivion, Redtails (George Lucas), Snow White and the Huntsman, 2030 Xing (World Expo Shanghai 2010), People’s Car Project and TVCs for Volkswagen, Toyota, Peugeot, Chevrolet

2007 – 2009

Visual Effects Supervisor | Visual Effects Set-Supervisor | Senior VFX Artist
Elektrofilm Postproduction Facilities, Germany

Projects (excerpt): The Gustloff (Director: Joseph Vilsmaier), The Day the Earth Stood Still (24 century Fox German TV Promo), Vulcano

2006

Visual Effects Supervisor | Art Director
Voodoo Creative Partners Munich / Germany

Projects: Opening Titles of popular German TV series Marienhof, Sturm der Liebe, Julia

2005

Visual Effects Supervisor | Research Project Manager
Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg / Teamworx, Germany

2004 – 2005

Senior Visual Effects Artist | VFX Set-Supervisor
Elektrofilm Postproduction Facilities, Germany
Rise FX (former TVT Postproduction) Berlin / Germany

Projects: Oliver Twist (By Roman Polanski), Don’t Come Knocking (By Wim Wenders), Tsunami, Tornado

2003 – 2004

Senior Visual Effects Artist
Digipost, Singapore

2000 – 2002

Visual Effects Artist | Motion Design Artist
Seven Senses, Berlin, Germany

1992 – 1999

Master of Fine Arts in Animation
Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg
Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction Ludwigsburg, Germany

1991 – 1995

Cameraman | Editor
SAT.1 TV, Stuttgart, Germany