storyboarding

storyboarding | dieter klapper

Dieter was born with a pencil in his hand. Ever since, he has kept on drawing and painting furiously.

While studying at the Wiesbaden Design School of Applied Sciences, he started working professionally as an illustrator.

Besides creating literally millions of illustrations for advertising campaigns, he created cover artwork for the German re-releases of vintage cartoons, featuring Bugs Bunny, Duffy Duck and other Warner characters..

 

  • Dieter Klapper

 

Besides working as a 3D artist, compositor and VFX supervisor for various feature films, he wrote, directed, and animated numerous award winning short films and commercials.

His work  was also featured in “Schwermetall”, the German version of “Heavy Metal Magazine”, “U-Comix”, “Menschenblut” and the comic book version of “Siebenstein”, a popular TV character.

His strong interest in film and animation led him to a career as storyboarder, concept artist and animator. Starting in the field of commercials and feature film, the growing games industry gave him the opportunity to expose his skills in character design and pre-production art.

Having drawn and painted traditionally for decades, he recently added digital painting to his toolset.

In 2010, Dieter joined forces with long time friend and collaborator Bodo Keller to found “OVERBOARDERS”, providing services in storyboarding, concept art and  creature / character design

Skills:
  • excellent drawing and painting skills
  • character and production design
  • strong sense of image composition and perspective
  • ability to quickly transform a script or story idea into a visual narrative
  • ability to combine traditional analog and digital work

 

storyboarding | bodo keller (1964-2015)

Sadly Bodo passed away in February 2015.
He is greatly missed by us all at OHUfx.

Bodo worked professionally as an illustrator, character designer and concept artist since 1987.

After his graduation at the Wiesbaden Design School of Applied Sciences he expanded his field of work into the digital realm. In 1991 he co-founded “upstart! Animation”, one of the first companies in Germany to utilize digital techniques in the film-making process.

Bodo was Frank's mentor and close friend. His encouragement and enthusiasm were crucial to Frank's professional journey and his generosity and values are qualities that OHUfx aims to achieve every day.

 

  • Bodo Keller

 

Besides working as a 3D artist, compositor and VFX supervisor for various feature films, he wrote, directed, and animated numerous award winning short films and commercials.

In his work as a director, both for animated or live action films, storyboarding everything to the smallest detail is the core element of the creative process.

More recently, he expanded his field of work into the games industry, directing and animating cut scenes for "Gears of War 3" and "Bulletstorm" (Epic Games).

In 2010, Bodo Keller joined forces with long time friend and collaborator Dieter Klapper to found “OVERBOARDERS”, providing services in storyboarding, concept art and creature/character design.

Skills:
  • solid drawing and painting skills
  • character and production design
  • strong sense of image composition and perspective
  • ability to quickly transform a script or story idea into a visual narrative
  • combining traditional analog and digital workflows
  • in-depth knowledge of 2D and 3D software tools and their combination with traditional techniques