Daniel Schmidt is a German Motion Designer & Art Director available for remote freelance work. —Design Reel.
Design Research—Moodboards & -videos matching the briefing Look Development & Design—Creating the look in Styleframes (including visual effects design, color grading, motion design elements) Art Direction—Developing the style and guiding it through the production Animation & Compositing—After Effects based animation and compositing from graphical animation to combining life-action with 2D/3D animation Particle Design & Animation—Trapcode Particular & Form based particle animation Conception—Finding ideas for your project & making them a concept
After a short stay at advertising agency Springer & Jacoby's Film Unit Daniel worked five years at Motiondesign Studio Sehsucht in Hamburg, starting as an Intern and quickyl becoming an Art Director / Motiondesinger / Lead Artist working for clients such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz. After five years he decided to go freelance. In the commercial film production pipeline design & look definition is very important, but also its execution needs sensitive tweaks. Daniel is addicted to fine-tune and optimize the look from the first styleframes until the finalization of each project—mostly TV commercials, high-resolution LED-walls for international auto fairs and TV Station IDs. He is an expert in Adobe After Effects and Trapcode Software (his particle work has been featured on Trapcode's Demo Reel with projects for Audi, Magnesia, Tetley Tea, Roshen and Unicredit). Daniel was involved in several projects awarded at Cannes Lions, ADC, Red Dot, D&AD & others—lately ADC Gold for Audi „Light Strings“.
2015-2018 Freelance—Freelance Art Director & Motiondesigner, remotely worldwide 2010-2015 Freelance—Freelance Art Director & Motiondesigner, Hamburg, Munich, Berlin & Frankfurt 2006-2010 Sehsucht—Art Director / Motiondesigner / Lead Artist, Hamburg 2005-2006 Sehsucht—Motiondesign Intern, Hamburg 2004-2005 Springer & Jacoby—Film Intern, Hamburg
Adidas, ARD Das Erste, Audi, Audi Sport, Bacardi, Beko, Beiersdorf, Bosch, Braun, CBC, Cortal Consors, Cosmote, Deutsche Telekom, Edeka, Emirates, FIFA, Filmfest Hamburg, Frey, ASQ Furusiyya Fragrance, Goldwell, Hansgrohe, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Gebr. Heinemann, Hornbach, Hypovereinsbank, Ikea, A. Lange & Söhne, Lancôme, Lexus, Lipton, Mattoni Magnesia, McDonald's, Mega TV, Mercedes-Benz, Montblanc, Nestlé, Nissan, Nivea, Opel, Otto Group, Peugeot, Porsche, Quant, Reebok, Richemont, 3 Sat, Schweppes, Suzuki, Tchibo, Tetley Tea, Thomas Cook, T-Home, T-Mobile, Toshiba, Toyota, Unicef, Unicredit, Vodafone, Volkswagen, WMF, ZDF
Acht Imaging, Ana Lopez, Animationsfabrik, Blackspace, Harvest Digital Agriculture, Infected, Markenfilm, Markenfilm Crossing, Mutabor, Optix Digital Pictures, Paul Schwabe Digital Production, Plexus Productions, Schönheitsfarm, Sehsucht, SLGH Slaughterhouse, The Marmalade, Velvet Mediendesign