RUNNING DREAMS

MATTE PAINTING   CONCEPT ART   ART DIRECTION

OLIVER KOCH

 

about

As a freelance concept artist and matte painter I have been working in-house for international film productions for more than 15 years. Working closely with directors, production designers and VFX supervisors, I create unique images and digital sets.

Inspired by the Star Wars movies, I started drawing, modelling and sculpting at a young age, creating my own worlds.

My passion for Concept Art and Matte Painting was awakened when I first saw the work of Ralph McQuarrie in front of me. I am fascinated by the mixture of imagination, craftsmanship and technical realization - until today.

An important milestone was my first assignment as a young concept artist for Uncharted Territory and the close work with Volker Engel. This formative experience showed me the way as an artist in a wonderful way.

My work as Art Director for the documentary "RUDI ASSAUER. Macher. Mensch. Legende". (2018) and the close collaboration with director Don Schubert have sharpened my focus on planning and team management.

Developing ideas together to get the best out of a shot and perfect visual storytelling is the most beautiful facet of my work.

In my eyes, films have a magical force of attraction like no other medium. It is this enthusiasm that drives me to this day: To be part of a vision and to let it become reality with other filmmakers from all over the world.

The balance between spirit, skill and teamwork makes everything possible.

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"We don't realize the world how it is, we realize the world how we are." - C.G. Jung

 

MATTE PAINTING

 

CONCEPT ART

I love to create unique worlds and environments every day with all my passion and experience. "Concept Art" is one of the best ways to give stories the first visual look and bring Key Moments to life.

 

CLIENTS

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.