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Hi, I’m Carl. I love movies and tech.
I’m a compositor from Germany
living in beautiful Vancouver.

Welcome to my site! Here I try to document my journey in VFX, projects I worked on through the years and some cool stuff in between. Feel free to explore or drop me a line. If you’re in a rush you can jump straight ahead from here:

I WORK ON COOL SH*T EVERYDAY

Who doesn’t like movies? Or short films, game cinematics, episodic TV series or even commercials (the good ones)? I do and I worked in all those fields before. Below you can check out a few of my most recent projects.

Like What You See?There Is More!

♡ WHAT I DO

COMPOSITING

By far the best part of the job is to craft the finished frame you see on screen. It’s a fantastic mix between art and creative problem-solving. Interacting with almost every upstream department and combining all elements into a seamless and  believable picture is a very rewarding task.

SCRIPTING

Building tools, templates and gizmos is a big part of why enjoy my job so much. It represents my technical side and is balancing out the artistic aspects perfectly. While making my job easier, it let’s me help others at the same time! Also it encourages me to keep learning constantly.

PIPELINE

It’s a great feeling to be involved in something that is bigger than the sum of it’s parts. Making movies is a massive team effort that requires hard word and often long hours. But seeing something on screen, something that you helped creating – makes the process more than worth it.

Want To Talk About Making Movies?Get In Touch!

MY CUSTOM #TOOLKIT

SKILLS

THINGS I'VE LEARNED

  • profound knowledge of compositing principles, workflows and best practices
  • great attention to color, detail and overall composition
  • proactive and used to work under time constraints
  • artistic and technical problem solving skills
  • strong Python and PySide scripting abilities
  • solid cross disciplinary knowledge of the vfx pipeline
SOFTWARE

MY WEAPONS OF CHOICE

  • The Foundry NukeX
  • The Foundry Hiero / NukeStudio
  • Microsoft VSCode / ATOM / Sublime
  • Autodesk RV
  • Autodesk Shotgun (& FTrack)
  • Adobe Photoshop, Premiere etc.
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve

Interested In What Got Me Started In VFX? Read The Story

I WRITE STUFF (RARELY)

Here you can read about my personal journey and career as well as movies and random cool-ish stuff. If you’re interested in learning compositing head over to  VFXBOOTCAMP.COM  for my tutorials, workflow articles and more.

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20/04/2014

Method Studios

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12/02/2014

12th annual VES awards

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05/02/2014

Framestore

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PASTIME » EXPERIMENTS

These are some of my ‘side projects’ I work on from time to time (out of many, maybe too many to be honest). Feel free to check them out…

FACILITY list

simple, incomplete overview

VFX bootcamp

resources, tutorials, mentoring

HIVE pipe

R&D, asset browser, tools

Got Questions Or Ideas?Let Me Know!

WHERE I’VE BEEN WHY

I have and still do work for several of the coolest companies on the planet. But even more importantly: I’m privileged to do so with awesome teams of some of the best artists and technicians in the industry – a few of them even became great friends. So far my journey took me to 5 cities in 3 countries across 2 continents.

While the job of a compositor / comp-td is comparable between companies, every one of my career-steps has been special in its own right and I wouldn’t want to miss a single one.

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CARL SCHRÖTER
COMPOSITOR / COMP-TD
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