About

He now feels quite at home at Sehsucht in Hamburg and enjoys going crazy with a group of skilled artists. He loves good stories, well-timed animations and exotic frogs. Yet, he hates tomatoes! In celebrating his split personality through his alter ego HANZOHANZO not only allows him to write about himself from a third person perspective without feeling completely pompous, but also to express his diverse tastes for visual storytelling. Hans considers himself a real “Hans in Luck” to be a designer and director of animated movies for esteemed clients like Lamborghini, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Skoda and Sony. Projects he was involved in have received awards from ADC, VDW, Animago, Red Dot and the New York Festivals as well as several other accolades.

When Hans cuts loose, things are allowed to escape gravity and heroes break the laws of nature with strength and skill. Using his compelling style, Hans conjures up visions with complex interrelations between scenes and bedazzles with his enormous speed. As superheroes do.

"So I took that pen at the age of three and started creating worlds with it. Actually I never stopped."


Hans-Christoph Schultheiss

Lexus LFFC Pure Ecstasy

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Mazda Heightened Senses

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Sehsucht The Ultimate Visual Stimulant

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Deutsche Fernsehlotterie Paper World

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Sehsucht The Ultimate Visual Stimulant Making of

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Lamborghini Pacemaker

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Representation France

Representation UK

about

When Ole started tweaking images, Photoshop didn´t have any layers. Born in the far north of Germany, he left sheep and sea for a vocational training as a type setter, followed by freelancing as a graphic designer in the print industry. Driven by a deep passion for title sequences, he started his professional career in broadcast design and became one of the pioneering designers to use desktop tools like Adobe After Effects. Already well-established, he co-founded LaborTV and merged with Martin Woelke's Sehsucht in 2003.

Since then, Ole has won all major international creative awards. He has been a member of the Art Directors Club Germany since 2007 and a juror for the Clio awards repeatedly. No biggie, he just has a reputation for turning the unimaginable into extraordinary visual spectacle with taste and dedication.

Here´s what makes Ole tick: Passion for design, animation and photography. This powerful fusion of disciplines facilitates pieces of intense visual storytelling combining CG and live action.

„To create a world of it’s own is like a personal discovery. Invite others to this world means sharing this personal experience.“


Ole Peters

Adelholzener Be water

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Philips Hue Lichtzauber

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Audi Mirrors

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Panasonic Eluga Waterproof

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Lamborghini Aventador

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Mercedes-Benz Pioneers at Work

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Skoda Glass Music

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Buick Regal gs

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Representation China

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When Mate Steinforth isn't feeling ridiculous about writing his own bio in third person, he's either changing the diapers of his daughter or shouting at people to push pixels harder. After wasting much of his youth in front of the computer putting together those pixels himself, he wasted some more time with studying graphic design before deciding to do animation, which is what he wanted to do in the first place anyway.

Several stints at several amazing studios in several cities - including Madrid and New York as a Creative Director at PSYOP - led him to a settled position as a partner and creative director of SEHSUCHT in Berlin. Here he works with a hardcore bunch of crazy design fanatics on their signature style of moving images.

He also is the proud owner of a swimming badge and he got in 2nd at a regional drawing competition in third grade. After spending 12 hours in front of the computer at work, he likes to spend 12 more hours in front of the computer at home. Recently, this borderline behavior was validated by winning some industry awards as well. While this fact is completely irrelevant to the real world whatsoever, he finds it strangely soothing.

"If I was a hammer .. I'd hammer in the morning .."


Mate Steinforth

Sennheiser Reshaping Excellence

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Wir in Berlin Be Berlin

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MTV Rooms DC

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Optifibre Amazon

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Nike Genealogy of Free

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MTV EMA

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Pictoplasma Doomsday

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MTV Group Hug

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Vorwerk Stadt der Milben

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Representation France

Representation UK & US

About Patrick Clair

A specialist in combining storytelling with visual design, adept in creating both branding and entertainment content, and an expert in motion design, music visuals and information graphics, Clair brings a massive skillset to Elastic’s talented group of filmmakers. As creative head of Antibody in Sydney, Clair has worked extensively across advertising, production, broadcast design and music television, producing work for MTV, NBC, ABC, TEDx and Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy series. In 2011, Clair developed an impactful video infographic about Stuxnet, a powerful computer worm that threatened to take down entire governments. Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus breaks down the composition of the virus and explains its destructive capabilities. Ironically, the video itself became a viral sensation soon after going live. Clair’s design work has been featured in places like IdN Magazine, Desktop, Inside Film Awards, Australian Creative, Juxtapoz, Stash Magazine, Infosthetics and the onedotzero Festival. Clair’s films have been screened at festivals worldwide and covered extensively in the design press. Many of his films focus on the relationship between technology, culture and ethics. He was a speaker at the Semi-Permanent Conference on the power of design to address social issues. Innovation and ethical responsibility are core themes in Patrick's work, reflected in his collaborations with unusual partners, including silicon-valley technology developers, Washington think tanks, and US government policy analysts.

About We Think Things

We Think Things is a colorful design duo specialized in motion graphics, character animation and other thoughtful things founded by illustrators and directors Pascal Monaco and Felix Meyer. Both studied communication design with an emphasis on 2D animation and graduated in 2011 with the short film Hitch.

As a directing team, they are mainly driven by the urge to tell a story. While being influenced by the simplicity of graphic design they soon started to focus on a more minimalistic and colorful approach to motion design and animation. Their work has been screened on festivals in Berlin, Paris and New York and was awarded at ADC Germany Junior Awards in 2011.

About Jean Paul

Jean-Paul Frenay is a Film Director / Creative Director and multidisciplinary Visual Artist living in Belgium.

Born in Siegen, he spent his youth in Germany before moving to Brussels to begin his studies.
His particular vision and the quality of his films made him graduate with honors from Film School. After a specialization in visual effects, he started his career as a flame artist where he developed his skills which gave him the confidence to start directing.

He took his first steps directing commercials and quickly became known for his ability to mix many different techniques, including live action, stop motion animation, CGI, miniatures, motion design, video mapping and photographic artworks.

Several of his projects such as his short film "Artificial Paradise, Inc" the collaborative project "Resonance"or his "VW Bluemotion" and "Nike" commercials gave him the opportunity to be featured in numerous national and international industry leading festivals and publications such as Onedotzero, Stash, IDN, OFFF, Motionographer, Shots and Repérages.

Always looking for new challenges, he sometimes works as a video artist in performance arts creating visuals and interactive installations for plays, choreographies and experimental work.
In parallel, he's developing hisphotographic skills creating artworks and personal series.

As a passionate musician, he is also the leader of the electro rock project I, the Phoenix which already got great reviews for their first stereoscopic album.

Jean-Paul always tries to push the limits, change his style and explore beyond boundaries combining storytelling with a strong sense of art direction.

Brother Business Ink Technology

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