Retracing the Reformation

For the 500th anniversary of Luthers „Thesenschlag“ I was tasked by the Department of Culture to recreate & animate historic objects of that period.

Based on one of the oldest preserved maps of Hamburg by Braun & Hogenberg, I remodeled every church, house and ship in painstaking detail. Because of the historical background of the movie, a lot of effort was put into modeling every object as close as possible to the original reference.

The animation was synchronized live with the performance of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra during the festival’s grand opening.