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CV [very compact]

martin "martinland" schemitsch
 
walking the earthsince 197?
held captive by various educational systems1976-1997
creating musically (violin, guitar, keys, vocals, computers, Theremin)since 1978
creating graphically (cartoons, comics, flip books)since 1984
coding (pascal, fortran, c[++], java[script], asp, php & more)since 1986
[character] animation (illusion of life, symbiotic picture & sound)since 1993
[interactive] new media (featuring all of the above)since 1997


Curriculum Vitae - The Whole Story [almost]

personal  
   
Martin "Martinland" Schemitsch
* June 7, 1970
Graz, Austria
 
creation
 
2018

2017

  • sabbatical and synthesizer archaeology…
  • internally now "Phoenixland" - don't ask…
2016

  • loose ends (and archival stuff) being tied up…
    (which, all things considered, took half a year…)
2015

2014

2013

  • at last, finishing touches on two long-standing projects of mine:
    underwater short film with Theremin score / Theremin solo-cd
  • steady work on new character animation short:
    storyboard, story reel, and models for starters
  • lots and lots of projects at Radio Helsinki
  • animated logo for acousmonumental videos
  • Commodore 64 demo "CTG" finally released
2012

  • C-64 demo for Commodore Meeting nearly finished
  • more 3d modeling and graphics for informational brochures
  • in addition to "Lo*bert": more drawings for Lotek64 (since 2010 actually)
  • three very satisfying Theremin performances (1x modern electronic, 2x retro chip music) came to pass, many workshops at Radio Helsinki as well
  • 3d-animated web experience ACOUSMONUMENTS launched!
  • picked up pixeling and coding in assembler on the C-64 too (see 2011 below), resulting in first demo parts shown at Commodore Meeting
2011

  • intersphere officially selected by ASIFA Austria for screening during
    International Animation Day
    - Best Austrian Animation 2011
  • more 3d modeling for informational brochure [v5, continued from 2007]
  • nice double feature as part of a federal state exhibition in Upper Austria:
    live Theremin performance and open air screening of Intiñahui!
  • Theremin soundtrack and animation short intersphere finally completed
  • hard at work producing large format prints of selected "Inti" stills
  • picked up composing for the Commodore 64 again, this time using Sid Duzz' It, resulting in a first experimental 8-bit collaboration track
  • short story, first one since about two decades, public reading of same
2010

2009

  • finally we celebrated both movie theater premiere and DVD presentation of our 3d-animated film "Intiñahui - In the Eye of the Sun"!
  • commissioned 3d-animated demo loop, complete with contemplative and idealized (kitschy? ;-) ocean, animated labels on surface, and catamaran
  • after attending the international film music festival in Úbeda I came back full of joy & inspiration! (and w/ sheet music for orchestra & Theremin ;-)
  • a couple of Theremin gigs came to pass this year, among them a live performance to an animation short and some joyful improvisations as well as a slight detour to and performance in Grado, Italy…
  • "Intiñahui" received Grand Remi Award at WorldFest Houston! 8^D
  • creation of seamlessly animated website (multiple animated flash elements communicating w/ each other, a floaty style w/ special effects working on several - even legacy - browsers, weeks of designing, animating, programming, content import, proof-reading, and testing went into this): Schloss-Schule - there's a nifty little animated, completely user-adjustable, floating list in there too…
  • hand-drawn interpretations of "old hardware" for retro magazine
  • "Intiñahui" finally received a proper teaser trailer by me! (#2b actually,
    trailer #1 featuring the animated DVD menus was created mid-2008)
  • "18 Months Later" screened at ASIFA Austria
2008

  • "Intiñahui" screened at International Film Festival of India
  • pure character animation for stereoscopic image trailer "Media Bot"
  • one rather nice Theremin gig this year…
  • the first couple of months in 2008 are entirely devoted to all those 3d-animated DVD menus for "Intiñahui" (produced in three languages, no less, they take up half the space available on the DVD!)
2007

  • 3d models and graphics for informational brochure
  • final animation master of "Intiñahui" is almost done,
    on to the animated DVD menus now…
  • "flip book" workshop
  • starting from here, i managed to create this pre-viz animation
  • rotoscope animation for image trailer
  • "Lo*bert" for Lotek64 still up and running after all these years…
  • presentation of (flip book-)animated, personal Martinland calendar
  • video game animations
  • first half of 2007 strong with Theremin performances again…
  • 2007 marks the first year of Martinlandtm entirely on its own!
2006

2005

2004

2003

  • "18 Months Later" part of official selection at festival e-phos, Athens
  • animation shorts part of comic festival, Graz
  • 24-hour comic at comic festival, Graz
  • Martinland's animation shorts screened at W.I.R. Open Air Cinema, Graz
  • various musical performances (violin, keys, vocals)
  • 3d animation & modeling for media-art project "Intiñahui"
  • 3d characters for various clients
  • first flip book "ausLage" published by KiG!
  • mini comic series published by tontoMiNiMAL
  • second animation short (a prequel) "life on the edge"
  • creation of Martinland's cartoon vault
2002-

  • electronic compositions
2002

  • compilation of interdisciplinary work
    created for  v i s - group, Graz
2002-
2001

2000

  • violin performances
  • [3d-]design for audio cd covers and concert posters
2000-
1998

  • stint in video game industry as computer
    animator, graphics designer, and coder, Graz/Las Vegas
1998

  • creation of "Martinland"
1998-
1997

  • coding and 3d design for tank simulation
1998-
1991

  • part-time software developer at Montan University, Leoben
1997

  • vocal performances
1993

  • creation of animated sequence for Michael Haneke's feature film "71 Fragments…" (i guess this started it all for me as far as animation is concerned ;-)
    [late addition: finally, the DVD (with my contribution to the film based on this script page featuring in the animated main menu, no less!) became available here].
1992

  • 8-bit computer game musix (sequenced w/ good ole Commodore 64)
1991

  • choir recording sessions as vocal performer of contemporary music
1988-

  • cartoons and drawings for student publications & private clients
1987-

  • performances w/ violin, guitar and keys
1988-
1984

  • layout and cartoons for highschool periodicals
   
education
 
1999-professional interdisciplinary operator/animator/developer
using Mayatm animation software
1997-96diploma thesis in technical mathematics
1996-95academical emphasis on world wide web
1992literature on special effects and computer graphics suggested by north american fx-companies, self-taught
1991academic emphasis on computer graphics
1988highschool graduation, in psychology and informatics
1988-87attending symphony orchestra courses
1990-86ongoing violin studies w/ private teacher
1982-piano, self-taught
1985-78violin education
19??-7?self-taught drawing of cartoons, comic strips, flip books, you name it…
 
languages
german, english, french (pas de pratique, malheureusement), italian


Interests

animation/
gaming
character animation, illusion of life, traditional 2d animation, 3d short films especially Pixar's, Aardman, Industrial Light & Magic's golden "analogue" years - this blurs right into my favourite video game genre: adventure games! i like them all, you name it: the classic LucasArts 256-colour, animated graphic adventures as well as Cyan's Myst series, Syberia series, the whacky Toonstruck, right now it's Vampyre Story, and many, many more…
i'd say there's a fondness for special gaming concepts here in Martinland; never looked into consoles so far, but interesting console games keep piling up: "Rez", "Vib Ribbon", "Killer7", "Shadow of the Colossus", meaning sooner or later I'll buy (or emulate) one… ;)
film films blurring dreams/phantasy and reality like the marvelous "A Scanner Darkly", "Stay", "Identity", "The Machinist", "Donnie Darko", or - my favourite - "Brazil"; then there are those strange ones: "Barbarella", "Attack of the 50 Feet Woman", "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes", "The Host" (a modern monster movie, made in Korea!)
i adore the wondrous animated worlds of Hayao Miyazaki and i'm also into quiet, intelligent fare like "Before Sunrise", "Before Sunset"; furthermore frame editing animation, the ever-fascinating relationship between film and music, frame composition (especially w/ -now- Panavision or -then- CinemaScope photography), "industrial" special effects (meaning optics & models), Harrison Ford [his classic Indiana Jones/Rick Deckard/Han Solo period], Kubrick, old Spielberg movies, David Lynch, the classic Hitchcock-Herrmann vehicles, ILM (again), special screenings [in film museums, e.g. european premiere of re-printed "2001: A Space Odyssey" projected onto the glorious Cinerama screen in Bradford, or watching "Blade Runner Final Cut" together with 734 other cinephiles in the largest movie theatre in Vienna]
graphics electronic manipulation, creation of cartoons/comic strips/flip books/characters, layout, design, Giger, Franquin, hmmmm - and two virtually extinct arts: hand painted film posters (e.g. by Drew) and analogue matte paintings! (and those hand-drawn, pixelated background graphics in old adventure games of course!)
"HAL" the electronic machine, the computer: the ultimate interdisciplinary artistic tool (for me it still is something special, despite its mainstream acceptance nowadays, since i grew up seeing the advent of the whole thing ;-D)
informatics   endless possibilities [as creator as well as spectator] in the digital realm involving interactive installations in the broadest sense and artistically created games, Ars Electronica Festival, the (retro) demo scene, etc., etc.! simply put: food for thought and inspiration
cuisine [quickly] arranging/inventing never-before-seen and never-to-be-eat*er*never-to-be-duplicated meals (mostly italian style cuisine)…
literature typing text fragments and calling them 'short stories', writing about writing, reading fascinating stuff about the disciplines i'm working in [big volumes on animation, film composing, etc.], reading the last books by Stanislaw Lem (whom we paid a posthumous visit in Kraków, 2006) that are missing in my extensive collection… …hosting a radio show on literature [that's history right now] and writing for a magazine…
music first and foremost: performing/improvising/composing - nowadays mainly on the mesmerizing Theremin as well as w/ keys and vocals, classic symphonic scores for motion pictures [John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Michael Kamen, Bernard Herrmann, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Erich Wolfgang Korngold - see also Martinland's library of film music literature], in consequence: attending (and - on a much smaller scale - performing) film music concerts, jazzy stuff [Mike Stern, David Sanborn, Dirty Dozen Brass Band], classical [Gustav Mahler's slow movements, Holst, Tchaikovsky], electronics [Wendy Carlos, Tomita, Vangelis], retro electronic music [Commodore 64 SID-Chip music!], various popular artists [Peter Gabriel, Yes, Lewis Taylor - who is a very special find indeed…]
sports biking, inline skating, skating, skiing [formerly abandoned by me due to years and years of poor snow conditions and overly crowded alpine regions, now re-discovered again on small but beautifully lonely slopes], swimming [should be history by now, but has been revived thanks to our daughter ;-)], tennis [ancient history], carambol [fondly remembered history]
it's the last line!