Daniel Fortmann's expertise lies in HDR and landscape photography. As a former student of F.C. Gundlach, he has a keen-eye for cinematic elegance that gives his large-scale images their ultimate edge.
Daniel works for a wide variety of clientele, including the renowned Dosch Design. Whenever clients require stunning backplates and 360° HDRI-spheres he travels to remote locations such as Mongolia, Japan, the Uyuni salt desert of Bolivia, or just to Hamburg for the right shot. He also shoots backplates as stereoscopic images with a custom-made camera rig.
His photos are frequently used in many CGI and post productions and he also specialises in 'walkarounds', both as backgrounds for CGI renderings and finalised products. Daniel has the special equipment and skills to meet industry and agency standards, enabling him to create Gigapans of up to 300,000 pixels in width - which even nowadays are rarely seen in the photographic world.
alphadog is a high-end post production company offering superlative 3D techniques. Featured in this Showcase are the latest 2D and 3D productions from the alphadog experts, with much more available on the company's newly re-launched website.
- Vodafone - Agency: Shaken Not Stirred. Full CGI by alphadog. alphadog generated a fascinatingly authentic multimedia special.
- DiBaDu - Ph: Jo Jankowski. Client: IngDiBa. Agency: Freunde des Hauses. AB: Tanja Braune. CGI and post production by alphadog.
- Konica - Agency: GürtlerBachmann. Full CGI by alphadog.
- Mercedes E-Class - Ph: Tom Mennemann (personal work). Post Production by alphadog.
- Pantene - packshot animation by alphadog.
Lightfarm Studios specialises in CGI and creative retouching, including custom 3D modelling, character creation, CGI stills, animated sequences, high-end creative retouching, post production and editing for print and on-line advertising. The company also provides shoot support services such as HDRi capture and real-time 3D pre-visualisation.
Lightfarm works with an extensive list of international clients to build successful creative partnerships and bring concepts to life. Its team knows there is more to it than just the latest technology and understands effective visual communication.
"We pride ourselves on the high level of realism and photographic integrity in our work."
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Midas Retouching is a post production house committed to providing the finest images and a service of the highest quality to its clients.
Regularly working with some of the world's leading photographers, the company's professional yet personal approach and unparalleled attention to detail separates it from the competition and ensures clients return time after time.
Striving for nothing less than perfection, Midas' client base ranges from multinational businesses to smaller, individual commissions, with no job too big or too small for its attention.
My Brother Bob is a young and friendly creative retouching house. The independently owned, London-based studio started in late 2009 with a team of experienced creative retouchers who hit the ground running working on international campaigns. Recent work can be seen in Monocle, French GQ, GQ Style and Spanish magazine Hercules, as well as upcoming collaborations with Vilebrequin, Westfield and Nicole Farhi.
My Brother Bob is now branching out into CGI and has started collaborating with photographers and ad agencies on projects. By treating CGI as an additional post production tool, My Brother Bob can advise when and where CGI is required to work alongside retouching, giving clients perfect images in the most effective way.
Director, Faye Browning, started My Brother Bob to give photographers and agencies world-class, quality retouching but also friendly and personal account handling.
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With businesses in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, the PX Group has years of experience at the forefront of pre-press and post production services, specifically photo retouching and corporate design development. Clients include renowned advertising agencies, photographers and manufacturers, with whom PX cultivates successful working relationships based on collaboration and a spirit of partnership.
The constant need to tackle fresh challenges culminated in the integration of CGI technology into the company's existing range of services; thus, the PX Group’s new subsidiary, PX3D, was inaugurated in 2009. PX3D is concerned with the design and production of computer-generated visual elements and environments, with a focus on automotive applications, character modelling, landscapes, all kinds of liquids and product visualisation for both print and animation.
Over the years, personal service and dedication have made PX its clients’ first port of call for advice and inspiration when it comes to all kinds of image generation and composition.
Clients include Atletico International Advertising, BBDO, DDB, Dorland, Heimat, Hello, Heye, Jung von Matt, Kolle Rebbe, McCann Erickson, Philipp und Keuntje, Scholz & Friends, Select NY and VCCP.
The Scope specialises in skilfully merging virtual worlds with high-quality photography. Thanks to its wide experience in real photo production, the company is able to adapt the process to the needs of both photographers and agencies.
Recent work saw The Scope CG-generate a snowy landscape for Pirelli in August. The advantage of adapting the landscape to the layout requirements and getting the best ambient light were the main reasons for the creatives at Y&R Milan to turn to CG techniques.
The Volkswagen Safety Campaign won a Gold Lion in the Press category at Cannes this year.
Daimler AG asked photographer Mats Cordt to create an international campaign for the 'Blue Efficiency' series. Under the direction of Deneke von Weltzien (CD) and Tilman Gossner (AD) from Jung von Matt/Alster, Mats took charge of the entire creative process. International set designer Tino Schaedler joined the project to provide an abstract design look. His work has appeared in Hollywood blockbusters including 'The Golden Compass', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Harry Potter'.
CG locations open a huge new creative playground. Email The Scope for a personal presentation.
Sydney: Toby & Pete:
It has been a huge first year for Toby and Pete. After many sleepless nights and a few grey hairs along the way, all the hard work is beginning to pay off and they have an excellent portfolio to show for it.
Sydney's newest creative-craft duo specialise in photographic illustration, CGI and typography, as well as many other talents with less colourful names. Their ever-growing studio is capable of taking on jobs of all sizes conceived by the most vibrant of imaginations.
With a combined 10 years of experience working on world-class projects, Toby and Pete approach each job with the utmost attention to detail and inventiveness. Give them a call or visit the website for more information.
ZOOT is a Hamburg-based high-end artwork and post production company that also works on location providing immediate service during photo productions.
ZOOT is also experienced in creating 3D modelling and CGI projects for national and international brands.
Latest projects include VW, Mercedes, Citroën, Continental, Credit Suisse, Zurich, Granini, Nivea and d.a.s. Versicherung.
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