Matthias Wittmann was born in 1971 and studied Theater and Audiovisual Media at Erlangen University from 1992-1994. He attended the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg from 1994-1999, specializing in Animation. After graduation, he worked as freelance animator and previz artist for productions like Joe Flie (IMAX-3D), The Little Vampire, Down and Equilibrium. He has received several awards, including the aAnimago 3D Award in the Animation Art category for the project Digital Body -Frankenstein (1997), and the New Talent Award in the Visual Effects category at the Mecon 1999 for Letters. Since 2001, he has been working as VFX Supervisor-Digital Artist at Elektrofilm, Berlin.