Ambros Knapp started his career as a 3D artist in germany in 2005. Since then his path has led him to work on numerous TV commercials, award-winning documentaries, TV Shows and feature films. His scope of work includes 3D generalist, compositing artist, and vfx supervisor, supporting his teams with his technical and artistic experience. Besides his passion for moving pictures he also works for world renowned artists creating sculptures and immersive experiences for international art shows. Since 2018, Ambros also works as a lecturer at the film academy vienna teaching 3d modelling and sculpting.
Talk - Made in Vienna: VAST high-end VFXFri - 15:15 - room1
From a small-sized Austrian company, to working on international high-end VFX productions, how did VAST grow their business as well as their team to match the levels required on projects such as Carnival Row, The Rig, House of the Dragon or the latest Wes Anderson movies?
Valentin Struklec, owner and founder of VAST, will be discussing the origins of the company and the vision he was able to share with the team surrounding him – supporting the company to keep pushing through a world of VFX-obstacles.
Accompanied by VFX Supervisors Monika Gelbmann, Franz Brandstatter and Ambros Knapp, they talk showcases a variety of recent projects VAST has worked on, and how they all presented interesting and new challenges, whether from a VFX technical perspective, or a business-related one.
Bringing new hope in the current VFX industry, VAST believes in its people and their capacity, making international-level productions work and collaborations accessible in Austria.