Creator and Art Director: Project "THEME PLANET"
Board of Directors
After several years working as lead artist at the reputable Vienna-based Rockstar Games Studio, Michael started out creating character design and animation for international advertising agencies. Developing the original concept of THEME PLANET, he always envisioned the project going to theatrical screen. By now, Michael is one of the most well known 3D artists in the graphics community and has won a Master Award (Expose3, Ballistic Publishing). His shortfilm THEME PLANET “Bunny animation” was part of the Prix Selection of the Ars Electronica Animation Festival ´08 and reached 1.7 Million hits on YouTube. Michael has been giving 3D lectures in Switzerland (University Zurich (ZHdK)) and presentations in the US (Siggraph 2007, San Diego, Autodesk). Selected stills from THEME PLANET have been chosen for cover artwork of several books, one of them: "Learning Maya 2009 - Official Autodesk Training Guide”.