Prof. Katja Schmid is in charge of the visual effects specialisation within the audio visual bachelor and master program. She has set up visual effects and post production courses at the Stuttgart Media University since 2004. Together with Peter Ruhrmann she founded the studio production visual effects in 2006. For arranging procreative cooperations with the industries and academics Katja focuses on networking with the Stuttgart VFX facilities as well as international companies and universities.
Katja holds a MFA in cinematography from the Babelsberg Film University and has worked on more than 50 media productions for film and television among them “Beyond the Sea” and “The Bourne Supremacy”. She has curated several conference tracks for the FMX and initiated the international VeGA Camp conference. Her current fields of research are light field technologies and wide gamut.
Prof. Katja Schmid
046, Nobelstraße 10 (Hauptgebäude)
Digitaler Schnitt, Montage und Continuity, Visual effects, Compositing, Postproduction
Stefan Grandinetti is apppointed Professor and head of Cinematography for Film and TV within the audio visual bachelor and master program since 2010. Together with Simon Hermentin and Michael Kirschenloher he is responsible for the course "studio production film" as supervising Professor, where a shot fiction film or documentary film is produced every semester. Additional he teaches classes as cinematography arts, lighting courses, and technologies and technics for film and cinematography.
Stefan Grandinetti collaborates with international academics and representatives of the film industry, sets up collaborative projects for education and research purposes and is a passionate visitor of the Camerimage festival for cinematography.
He is the founder and curator of the conference "INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY DAYS", that aims to bridge science and fine arts topics and takes place every two years at HdM since 2016. He is member of the German Society of Cinematographers (BVK), IMAGO technical committee, Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), Society of Television and Cinema Technology Germany (FKTG) and SMPTE. He has been invited for presentations to international conferences such as Electronic Imaging (IS&T/SPIE) in San Francisco, CINEC in Munich, MPEG/ISO-meeting in Strasbourg, CAMERIMAGE in Bydgosczc, CIC23 and others.
His fields of research are High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Higher Frame Rates (HFR).
Prof. Stefan Grandinetti
046, Nobelstraße 10 (Hauptgebäude)
Bildgestaltung für Digitale Kinematographie: High Dynamic Range, Higher Frame Rates
Prof. Ursula Drees has been Professor of Media Design with a focus on Event Media at the Stuttgart Media University since 2008. Her research interests lie in the area of interaction and play in the event media experience space.
After graduating as a master student with Joachim Sauter and VALIE EXPORT and receiving a degree in visual communication with a focus on new media from the University of the Arts in Berlin, she worked for renowned companies such as Pixelpark AG, Berlin, Unified Field, Inc. New York and artemedia AG, Filmstudios Babelsberg.
Before she founded the creative multimedia art agency plusinsight in July 2001, she was creative director of the multimedia and event media department at the Filmstudios Babelsberg - Special Effects Center.
She has won several international awards including The 42nd New York Festival Finalist Award, Gold at the 8th International TV Awards Festival in Cologne, The Communications Award of Excellence in New York and the Print's Magazines Winner of Digital Art.
Prof. Ursula Drees
330, Nobelstraße 10 (Hörsaalbau)
Transmediales Storytelling für architektonische Erlebnisräume. Inszenierungschancen mit räumlichen interaktiven Medien und Interaktion. Immersion durch Spielsystematiken in Erlebnisräumen
Prof. Boris Michalski has been Professor of Media Production Management at the Stuttgart Media University since 2012. Prior to his professorship, he produced numerous national and international cinema and TV films as a film producer and was awarded numerous prizes for his film projects. Boris Michalski is a member of the German and the European Film Academy.
Prof. Jan Adamczyk is a german VFX Supervisor with more than a decade of experience in the visual effects industry. Since 2006 he worked on numerous international feature film and tv productions.
His credits in visual effects include The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek - Into Darkness, Hugo Cabret, Atomic Blonde and Jim Button and Lukas the engine driver. Prof. Jan Adamczyk has worked at VFX Studios based in Stuttgart, Munich, London and Berlin and received multiple national and international award nominations and wins.
Prof. Jan Adamczyk is an active member of the Visual Effects Society, the Deutsche Filmakademie and the Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen. From the winter semester 2018/19 Prof. Jan Adamczyk is part of the visual effects team at the Stuttgart Media University and will enrich the Courses with his know how, practical experience and artistic talent as well as the connections to the local and international VFX industry.
Lukas Kohmann studied philosophy and language, literature, culture before obtaining his master's degree in media studies at the University of Tübingen. Since 2018 he has been working at the Faculty of Electronic Media at the Stuttgart Media University. He is currently doing his doctorate at the University of Tübingen on the topic of artificial intelligence in film and the reciprocity of fiction, research and society.