Monika Gelbmann is an internationally working CG Supervisor and VFX artist with over 10 years of production experience. Her credits include more than 15 feature films, including award winning films Black Panther, Spiderman: Homecoming, Dr. Strange and Thor: Ragnarok. She also worked on numerous renowned commercials and TV shows, including a Super Bowl spot for Coca-Cola. Having both a technical and creative degree, Monika is passionate about building pipelines and artist tools besides production. She has led courses at Filmakademie and SAE Vienna.
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.