Maik Donath

Maik Donath

3d Animator, Actor and Visual Effects Artist

Nuremberg, Germany

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May 2016
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About Maik

Freelance Remote Fx-Artist at Phenom Films Berlin:
January 2015 – Feb. 2015
Working remotly from my office in Berlin for the RnD Department
of Phenom Films under supervision of Wayne England.
Tools used: 3ds Max, FumeFx, Thinking Particles, Vray
Fx Artist / 3D Generalist at Prophecy Berlin
March 2014 – January 2015
Working as Fx Artist and 3D Generalist in Berlin on different
Projects and Animations under supervision
of Christoph Schmidt and Andreas Alesik
Tools used: FumeFx, Pflow Box#2,3, Vray 3.0, After Effects,
Thinking Particles, Thinkbox Frost, Thinkbox Krakatoa, 3ds Max
CGFX Trainee at Prophecy FX Berlin
October 2013 – March 2014
On the Job Training on different Projects under
supervision of Christoph Schmidt
Tools used: FumeFx, Pflow Box#2,3, Vray 3.0, After Effects,
Thinking Particles, Thinkbox Frost, Thinkbox Krakatoa, 3ds Max
3D Artist at VFX-Box Nuremberg
Febuary 2013 – August 2013
Finding Solutions for the daily 3D business under
supervision of Benjamin Haagen and Michael Goebel
Tools used: FumeFx, Vray 2.0, After Effects, Thinking Particles,
Thinkbox Frost, Thinkbox Krakatoa, 3ds Max, Motion Builder, Nuke X,
Freelance FumeFx Artist for BA-Software Development
December 2011 – Aug. 2013
Working on different Visual Effects as Key Elements for
the Mobile-App „Fx-Guru“ for Bachir Babale from BA-Software
Tools used: FumeFx, Thinking Particles, Vray

CGFX Trainee at Celluloid VFX
Sept. 2011 – March 2012
Working as CGFX Trainee on „Underwold Awakening“,
„Hasenhimmel“ and „more than Honey“ under supervision
of Michael Landgrebe and Holger Hummel.
Freelance 3D Artist for Neurotainment TV
June 2008 – December 2012
Design, Animation, Shading and Rendering for the
shortmovie vision „Bewusstschein“ of Andreas Simon
Tools used: FumeFx, Thinking Particles, Mental Ray
Vray, Thinkbox Frost
3D Artist at Sportbiene Bindlach
July 2005 – April 2008
3D Design for Onlineshop Systems
Tools used: 3ds Max, Photoshop, E-commerce Systems
Junior 3d Artist at die Manufaktur Frankfurt\Main
April 2004 - June 2005
Training in Media Art and Sound
Tools used: Avid Composer, 3ds Max, After Effects, Photoshop
Creature Design at Purity Animation Studio
Januar 2002 - April 2005
Mainly modeling tasks for shortmovies of Paul Sach
Colonial Marines – Elite Forces
Alien Xtreme (unreleased)
Werner-von-Siemens School for Media Art and Sound Design Frankfurt / Main
Sept. 2004 – June 2005
Production Software Skills
3ds Max, Thinking Particles, Krakatoa, Vray, After Effects, Photoshop, FumeFx, Phoenix FD, Mudbox, Mental Ray,
Premiere, Windows, Mac
Special Skills and Experience:
Self-taught general 3D artist for over 10 years.
Skills: artistic supervision, problem solving, lighting,
low/high hardsurface modeling, shading/texturing & effects/ Particle and Fluid Effects

Project List
Visual Effects Projects:

Underworld Awakening (Featurefilm 2012)
Position: 3D Artist
Responsabilities: Creation of Hold Out Masks for FumeFx Simulation

The New Kind Episode 1 – The ordinary World (TV Series) (2012)
Position: Effects Artist
Responsabilities: Creation of Effect Elements with FumeFx

In einem Wilden Land (TV Movie) (2013)
Position: Effects Artist
Responsabilities: Creation of Cloud Effects Layer with Dreamscape Tools

Die Spiegel Affäre (TV Movie) (2014)
Position: Effects Artist/ Animator
Responsabilities: Simulating nuclear Explosions with FumeFx, Lead Research and Development,
shading and creation of missile effects

Zorn – Tod und Regen (TV Movie) (2014)
Position: Effects Artist / Shading Artist
Responsabilities: Simulation of Rain Layer, Shading and Animation

Schändung (Featurefilm 2014) "Fasandræberne"
(original title)
Position: Effects Artist / Shading Artist
Responsabilities: Creation of Impact Elements with FumeFx, Realflow and Thinkbox Frost
Lead Research and Development for Effects Elements

Kill-J Bullet (Musicvideo 2014)
Position: Lead 3D Generalist/ Shading Artist
Responsabilties: Bullet Shading, Animation, Rendering
Commercial Projects:

CCTV Dialog (2013)
Position: 3D Generalist
Responsabilities: Supporting the Shading and Rendering of Scenes.

Vedes Birthday Anniversary (2014)
Position: 3D Generalist
Responsabilities: Key Visual Creation and Particle Animation for Effects Elements

Panasonic BigFoot
Position: 3D Generalist
Responsabilities: Camera Projection, Shading and Animation of Key Visual Elements

Evonik internal Animation
Position: 3D Generalist / Lead Reseach and Development Artist
Responsibilities: Traffic Simulation RnD, Shading, Animation, Rendering



  • 9Realms: Angel of Death

    9Realms: Angel of Death (2019)
    Film Visual effects

  • Die weiße Schlange

    Die weiße Schlange (2015)
    TV Movie Visual effects

  • Teddybär

    Teddybär (2014)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Visual effects A little boy's first bus ride turns into a horror trip. Luckily, he has got his teddy to protect him.

  • Zorn - Tod und Regen

    Zorn - Tod und Regen (2014)
    Film (Crime) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • Department Q: The Absent One

    Department Q: The Absent One (2014)
    Film Visual effects

  • Die Spiegel-Affäre

    Die Spiegel-Affäre (2014)
    Film (Drama and History) Visual effects Playing in Germany in the 1960ies the movie narretes the conflict between former German politician Franz-Josef Strauß and Rudolf Augstein, German journalist and founder of 'Der Spiegel' magazine. 1962 the Spiegel Affair was a major political scandal in German escalating when Der Spiegel published an article about the sorry state of Germany's armed forces. Maximus.

  • In einem wilden Land

    In einem wilden Land (2013)
    Film (Adventure and Western) Visual effects Silesia 1844. After the death of her husband during a demonstration, the young Mila goes to the United States of America, alone, for the land of hope they had dreamed about. Upon arrival, the cynical count Arnim Von Hobenberg, leader of the expedition to Texas, confiscated her land, saying that onlu men can own one. To survive, Mila is at the service of the countesz Cecile, with whom she ran away after wounding the count who wanted to rape her...

  • Killing All the Flies

    Killing All the Flies (2013)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects LEVIN REID, a 23-year old police cadet witnesses the killing of his girlfriend MARIE. Levin not only loses the love of his life but is even falsely accused of her murder. Helpless in the face of overwhelming evidence, Levin escapes his arrest and is determined to find the true murderer. The results of his girlfriend's research as a journalist are the only lead he has. Slowly, Levin begins to understand the magnitude of the events and finds himself facing a conspiracy on a scale no one could have imagined: The corporation has successfully bypassed death through a clever medical trade system. They sell eternal life to wealthy clients at the cost of innocent victims. Yet if there is a possibility for the corporation's clients to overcome death, there must also be a way to revive his girlfriend Marie back to life. At this point, Levin is ready to take any risk. He declares that he is not going to stop until he has reversed all the corporation's death-trades and has brought his love Marie ... Written by Anonymous

  • More Than Honey

    More Than Honey (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Visual effects An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

  • Hasenhimmel

    Hasenhimmel (2012)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Visual effects The two female sex dolls Sophie Thunder and Cindy Orchid are wandering through a magic forest and discover a dead rabbit. The question of God and the hereafter accompanies them along the rest of their way, until they stumble on the surreal villa of Bill Vulcano, a male sex doll. Quickly and professionally, the three of them get down to business - sex sells! - yet the more ecstatic the physical act, the more intense the intellectual discourse about death and the yearning for a fulfilled existence becomes. Welcome to hyper-reality! Written by Anonymous

  • The New Kind

    The New Kind (2012)
    Television (Animation, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • Underworld Awakening

    Underworld Awakening (2012)
    Film (Action, Fantasy and Horror) Visual effects Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Wilsberg

    Wilsberg (2004)
    Television (Crime and Thriller) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • The Tarot

    The Tarot
    Visual effects

  • The Wind Walker

    The Wind Walker
    Film Visual effects

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