My parts in this project:
  • Compositing in Nuke
  • Setextension
  • custom keying setup
  • preping 10 thousends of GS soldier plate frames

5 Jahre Leben is a featurefilm project I worked on during my studies at the Filmakademie. It tells the story about how Murat Kurnaz ended up in Guantanamo Bay. This project was the award-winning debut film of director Stefan Schaller and the vfx supervisoin was done by my mate Martin Grötzinger.

I was involved in the compositing department doing setextensions (for example the shot you see above). Furthermore I build a keying-setup to get through the massive ammount of greenscrren footage of soldiers to populate the whole movie. (A little fun-fact on the side: vfx supe martin is hidden in one of the shots…)

All in all it’s a pretty intense movie. Give it a watch if you have the chance to see it.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more, check out the film pages on IMdB and Wikipedia. Also take a look at the official website for the complete plot, teamlisting, set-fotos, reviews and even a learning-material pdf where you can find out more about the story of Murat Kurnaz.


Visit the official website.

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