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. From 2009 to 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 „Fellini – Circus of Light“, 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.com – List of film projects

admvfx.com – ADM 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
Head of Visual Effects Feature Film Department

Visual Effects Supervisor | Creative Director
Pixomondo Visual Effects Facilities Shanghai, China

2006 – 2009
Visual Effects Supervisor | Art Director

Elektrofilm Postproduction Facilities, Stuttgart, Germany
Voodoo Creative Partners, Munich, Germany

2005 – 2006
Project Manager (Research)

Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

2004 – 2005
Senior Visual Effects Artist | VFX Set-Supervisor
Elektrofilm Postproduction Facilities, Stuttgart, Germany
TVT Postproduction (Now Rise FX), Berlin, Germany

2003 – 2004
Senior Visual Effects Artist

Digipost, Singapore

2000 – 2003
Visual Effects Artist | Motion Design Artist
Seven Senses Berlin, TVT Frankfurt, Spans & Partner Hamburg, Germany

1999 – 2000
Project Manager (Research)
Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

1991 – 1995
Cameraman | Editor
SAT.1 TV, Stuttgart, Germany