Lukas Schrank – Motion Graphic Designer
Who is Lukas Schrank?
I am an award-winning filmmaker and motion graphics artist, with a special interest in hybrid 2D/3D narrative work.
How did your career path develop?
I began my career working as an interaction designer for Imagination. I found that gradually, the work I created was getting less and less interactive and more focused on narrative, to the point where the only interactive component was a play button.
I went from there to taking on freelance roles across London as an animator, compositor and designer, mainly for clients like the BBC and Channel 4. I gradually built a clients’ pool that allowed me to start a business in 2009 – Visitor Studio – a production company and directorial partnership.
My work is now split between commercial projects and directing film projects, with one last short film and a feature in the pipeline.
What’s your greatest achievement/s so far?
I lived in Australia for two and a half years and during that time I produced and directed a short film titled Nowhere Line. The film started off as a small side project but went on to win multiple awards internationally and gain media coverage in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, as well as being featured in Canadian, French and Australian news.
Any projects you are most proud of and why?
Aside from Nowhere Line, I’m still quite fond of Eris – a music video created for electronic artist Warsnare – and also Our Futures LTD, the first short film I did with George Thomson, my collaborator at Visitor Studio. Both of these projects were produced on extremely low budgets, which sometimes lead to the most creative output, since you’re constantly under pressure to find innovative and original ways to achieve a certain result.
Share your biggest lessons in life and work
I don’t feel like I have lived or worked enough yet to offer much wisdom. So far I’m just trying to keep learning and challenging myself.
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