Basic

Niels Kleinheinz

Employee, Senior Rigger, Trixter Film GmbH

Berlin, Germany

Skills

Character Rigging
Character TD
Character
Setup
Rigging
TD
Maya
MEL
3ds Max
Scripting
MaxScript
Python
Pipeline

Timeline

Professional experience for Niels Kleinheinz

  • Current , since Nov 2017

    VES Member

    Visual Effects Society

    VES Member

  • Current , since Oct 2016

    Senior Rigger

    Trixter Film GmbH

    Creating rigs in Maya, scripting tools in Python.

  • 1 month, Jun 2018 - Jun 2018

    Guest Lecturer

    Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

    Held a series of lectures about facial rigging in Maya for 4th semester students at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

  • 1 month, Jul 2017 - Jul 2017

    Guest Lecturer Facial Rigging

    Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

    Held a series of lectures about facial rigging in Maya for 4th semester students at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

  • 9 months, Jan 2016 - Sep 2016

    Lead Character Rigging and Pipeline TD

    zoobe message entertainment GmbH

    Realtime character rigging in Maya. Character pipeline development in Python, MEL, JavaScript for Maya, Photoshop etc.

  • 1 month, Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

    Guest Lecturer Facial Rigging

    Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

    Held a series of lectures about facial rigging in Maya for 4th semester students at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

  • 2 months, Jan 2016 - Feb 2016

    Character Rigging Consultant

    The Animation Workshop

    Character rigging consulting for the 3rd year bachelor short film projects.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Nov 2014 - Dec 2015

    Character Technical Director

    zoobe message entertainment GmbH

    Character rigging in Maya and character pipeline development in Python.

  • 2 months, Sep 2014 - Oct 2014

    Rigger

    morro images GmbH & Co. KG

    Serena teaser trailer. Rigged two humanoids and one quadruped in Maya. Football shape facial rigging approach w/ face and limb benders and shapers.

  • 11 months, Nov 2013 - Sep 2014

    Rigging Supervisor

    scopas medien AG

  • 2 months, Jan 2014 - Feb 2014

    Rigging Teacher

    The Animation Workshop

    Teaching the 2nd year students how to build deformation rigs.

  • 4 months, Oct 2013 - Jan 2014

    Rigger

    ARRI

  • 1 month, Sep 2013 - Sep 2013

    Rigger

    Arri

    Rigged one character for a TV commercial in 3ds Max.

  • 3 months, Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

    Rigger

    Animationsfabrik

    Rigged characters and props for a TV commercial.

  • 5 months, Mar 2013 - Jul 2013

    Rigger

    Trixter

    Rigged 8 realistic wolves for the show Wolfblood Season 2 on BBC.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Mar 2011 - Mar 2013

    Rigger

    Framestore

    * Hero character puppet, face and deformation rigs * Hero and secondary digi doubles * CG stereoscopic camera rigs * Character path animation toolkit * Character tools development Internal education: Nuke Training For Rigging, Framestore Animation Mentorship, Life Drawing, Advanced Python For Rigging, Math For Computer Graphics, Introduction to Python, Figure Sculpture - Anatomy from the inside out

  • 3 months, Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

    Character TD

    Trixter

    Character rigging in Maya for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

  • 1 month, Oct 2010 - Oct 2010

    Character TD

    Storz & Escherich

    Hand rig creation for a Subaru commercial in 3ds Max.

  • 1 month, Sep 2010 - Sep 2010

    Character TD

    Hammer & Tongs

    Bendy arm rig creation for DUD in Maya.

  • 2 months, Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

    Character TD

    MotionWorks

    Character rigging in 3ds Max for a TV show.

Educational background for Niels Kleinheinz

  • 4 years and 11 months, Apr 2002 - Feb 2007

    Computer Science

    Beuth University of Applied Sciences

    CG, Animation, Muscle Systems

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

Wants

Character Rigging / Scripting Jobs

Interests

Photography
Running
Music
Composing

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