Prof. Markus Weilguny, MSc

Action DirectingPost ProductionTeaching

I am an action director and post production supervisor with a passion for cutting edge media productions.

Highlights of my career have been working as a video director on Hitman, directing several commercials for VW and other big brands, stunt coordinating five Guinness world records, as well as doing post-production on several high-end features and commercials. Inspiring students in the many classes I have been given the chance to teach is also an incredibly rewarding experience.

Action Directing

 
What I can do for you
  • Translate your concept to media
  • Communicate your vision to the team and ensure its successful implementation
  • Develop a more intense experience for your target audience
My work has been in the fields of
  • Advertising: Automotive, technology & real-estate
  • Narrative: TV, events, shorts, music videos
  • Interactive: Augmented Reality, VR, Apps – for automotive, transport & technology
Hire me as
  • Commercial director
  • Media project manager
  • Second unit director, stunt coordinator
What makes me stand out from the crowd

I know the importance of focusing on emotional results as a director, the value of effective planning as a producer, the fact that safety stands above all else as a stunt coordinator, as well as the potential for polishing images that were shot right as a VFX supervisor. This blend keeps my eyes on achieving effective results with the greatest respect to my team and their effort. My aim is to help deliver impressive visual performances at high production value at maximum safety and budget efficiency.

 
 
Highlights
  • Directing commercials for VW, Jaguar and Konica Minolta
  • “Memories” & “Exit Koma” screening at Cannes Film Festival 2014 & 2015
  • Successfully stunt coordinating five World Records in 2013 and 2015
  • Co-founding “Fighting for Film” to support action movie education in Europe in 2010
  • Jaded” receives national acclaim as the first Austrian Martial Arts Action Movie in 2008

 

Directing & Layout Reel 2016

Filmography (Directing)

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Filmography

2017 Face of Africa (tv drama). Co-writer
2017 Cops (feature). Action director responsible for stunt & tactical training, coordination, SFX & weapons
2016–2017 Hitman (game). Video Director for trailers and cinematics
2016 Oxytocin (short). Stunt technician
2015 Konica Minolta (commercial). Director & producer
2015 Guinness Record: Longest distance travelled while on fire. Stunt coordinator
2015 Tan Me “Schnaps” (music video). Director
2015 Stevil X3 (commercial). Director
2015 Tougher than stone (promotional). Director
2015 Letting Go (feature). Stunt coordinator
2015 Guinness World Record: Longest distance run while on fire. Stunt Coordinator
2014 Memories (short). Director (Cannes 2015)
2014 Semperit (commercial). Director
2014 The 1.6 Experiment (short). Director
2014 White Rose Red (short). Stunt coordinator
2014 Only the good bits (short). Director
2014 The Aftermath, ISNR Abu Dhabi (live event). Stunt coordinator
2014 Trafo (short). SFX supervisor
2014 Startus (commercial). Director
2013 Exit Koma (short). Co-director (Cannes 2014)
2013 Border Patrol (short). Co-director
2013 Guinness World Record: Longest duration full-body burn. Stunt coordinator
2013 Uncharted: Eye of Indra (short). Stunt coordinator
2013 Janus (TV series). Stunt trainer
2012 VW Beetle Test Drive (commercial). Director
2012 VW Golf 7 Augmented Reality (commercial). Project coordinator & content lead
2012 Bughouse “Falling” (music video). Co-director
2012 First Sight (short). Co-writer
2010 Humane Paths (documentary). Director
2012 The Indian (short). Assistant stunt coordinator (vehicles and stunts)
2011 druck.at (commercial). Layout artist and choreographer
2011 Jaguar XL (commercial). Director
2011 DenkMal (music video). Co-director and stunt coordinator (minors)
2011 Kendrick (short). Stunt coordinator
2011 Relapse Impossible (short). Stunt coordinator
2011 Whisp (short). Director
2011 Eisberg (commercial). Director
2011 Immofinanz (commercial). Producer
2011 Jaded 2 Teaser. Director
2010 Rückzug (short). Director
2010 Yamabushi France (documentary). Director
2010 Ice meditation (documentary). Director
2010 Yamabushi Austria (documentary). Director
2009 Xakasha “Nostalgia” (commercial). Director
2009 Xakasha “Date” (commercial). Director
2009 Fire walking (documentary). Director
2009 Sakura (documentary). Director
2008 Jaded (feature). Director
2005 Antivegan (animated short). Director (Anima Festival 2005)
2005 The Claymatrix (animated short). Director (Austrian Flipbook Festival 2005)
2004 While true (short). Director
2004 Infiltrator (animated short). Director (Europrix Top Talent Awards ’04, Bitfilm ’05)

Screengrab from VW Beetle Test Drive directed by Markus Weilguny

 

Post Production

 
What I can do for you
  • Make your visuals shine
  • Translate your vision to the artists and ensure its successful implementation
  • Ensure minimal overhead for maximum visual output
My work has been in the fields of
  • Advertising
  • Narrative: Features, documentaries, TV, shorts, music videos
Hire me as
What makes me stand out from the crowd

I have a strong understanding of the physical reality of special effects. Building on my technical background as a Master of Science in Engineering in Post Production & Animation, I combine my experience working in post production with that as a SFX pyrotechnician, armourer and stunt coordinator. This allows me to support the creation of more convincing VFX.

 
 
Highlights
  • Grading dozens of high-end commercials and three feature films
  • Teaching post-production (Maya, color grading and compositing) at universities to BSc/MSc students since 2004
  • Working as a post-production and VFX supervisor on numerous award-winning shorts

 

Color Grading Reel 2016

Post Production Timeline

Winner of the Austrian Computer Graphics Award for best VFX for “Help, I shrunk my teacher” working with k-effects/die Zentrale

Releasing a new Color Reel in 2015 with k-effects

“Wölfe” (by Traum & Wahnsinn) gets screened at Cannes Film Festival 2015
Responsibility: Post Production Supervisor

Commencing a two-year research project with TU Vienna on the reconstruction of material properties of real surfaces using only a mobile device in 2014

Working on the first animated Talking Tom format: The music video “You get me”

Receiving a funding grant for the development of an enhanced Stereo 3D post-production workflow in 2010

Music video wins Brett Ratner’s selection at Camerimage 2010 (Director: Anna Baltl)
Responsibility: Color Grading

Grading my first feature “Aquis Submersis”

Graduated as a Master of Science in Engineering in Digital Media from UAS Hagenberg with focus on Animation & Post Production in 2006

Getting invited as a speaker AR Games at an international conference for the first time at ACE 2007

Numerous academic publications & exhibtions

Accepting my first international job at Mixed Reality Lab at the National University of Singapore in 2004

Graduation with honours as a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Media Technology and Design with focus on Animation & Post Production in 2004

Filmography (Post-Production)

arx anima's Tom & Angela in "You get me" (2012) Director: Toni Weiß. Producer: Kris Staber. part of Comp Team: Markus Weilguny. Image courtesy www.arxanima.com

 

Filmography

2016 VHS (set of commercials). Colorist. Production: Traum & Wahnsinn
2016 St Martin (documentary). Colorist. Production: metafilm
2016 Mobile Monster (short). Colorist. Production: Reisenbauer Film
2015 Devil Devil Devil (feature). VFX Supervisor & Colorist. Post Production: k-effects.com
2015 Help, I shrunk my teacher (feature). Compositor. Post Production: k-effects.com
2015 360 Panorama Film (feature). Compositor
2015 McDonald’s (commercial). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2015 Games (short). DIT
2014 Wölfe (short). Post Production Supervisor (Cannes 2015)
2014 White Rose Red (short). Post Production Supervisor
2014 Galanacht des Sports (live event). Post Production & 3D. Production: motion lab
2014 BIPA (commercial). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2014 willhaben.at (commercial). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2014 Uniqa (commercial). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2014 Circuit (commercial). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2014 Österreich Werbung (commercial). Colorist. Production: Nino Leitner
2014 Der Zigeunerbaron (feature documentary). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2014 Merkur (commercial). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2014 EVN (commercial). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2014 Media Markt (commercial). Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2013 Tom Turbo (feature). Assistant Colorist. Post production: k-effects.com
2013 Jugendschutz (commercial). Colorist. Production: Traum & Wahnsinn
2012 Disney’s Talking Tom “You get me” (music video). 2nd Lead Comp. Director: T.Weiß. Production: arx anima
2012 VW Beetle Test Drive (commercial). Post Production Supervisor
2012 VW Golf 7 Augmented Reality (commercial). Project coordinator & content lead
2012 Bughouse “Falling” (music video). Post Production Supervisor
2012 ÖBZF (commercial). Colorist
2011 Neblina (short, 16mm). Colorist
2011 Puppenspiel (short). Post Production Supervisor. Production: Traum & Wahnsinn
2011 First Sight (short). Post Production Supervisor. Production: Traum & Wahnsinn
2011 Noir S3D (short). Post Production Supervisor. Production: Traum & Wahnsinn
2011 Gebrüder Weiß (commercial). Colorist. Production: westacht
2011 One two three Cheers and a Tiger “The Dream” (music video). Colorist. Director:T.C. Eichtinger
2011 I Eat Pancakes “Where we are here” (music video). Colorist. Director: Georg Leitgeb
2011 Pezi Swoboda “Es tut mir leid” (music video). Compositor. Production: Traum & Wahnsinn
2010 “The Music Inside” (music video). Colorist. Director: Anna Baltl (camerimage 2010)
2010 Rückruf (documentary). Colorist. Director: Jakob Brossmann
2010 Haus der Musik (commercial). Post Production Supervisor.
2009 Living Lache “It was so mad” (music video). Colorist & SFX. Production: Traum & Wahnsinn
2009 Son of Armani (short). Colorist. Director: Matthias Zuderer
2009 Aquis Submersis (feature). Colorist.

Wolfgang Ott in a Screengrab from Wölfe (Cannes 2015) directed by Juliana Neuhuber

Teaching

 
What I can do for you
  • Hold lectures and workshops
  • Develop curricula
I have been teaching
  • Directing and 2nd Unit Directing
  • Color Grading
  • Node-based Compositing
  • Maya for real-time content creation

I have been given the enriching opportunity to share my passion at several at universities and private educational institutions, including TU Vienna, WIFI Vienna, HTL Spengergasse, SAE Vienna, FH Technikum and FH Hagenberg.

 
Teaching Timeline

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Teaching Experience

since 2018 HTL Spengergasse – Teaching 3D Animation and Film. Contact: Werner Pramel, Course Coordinator.

since 2016 WIFI Vienna – External lecturer for Maya and Color Grading. Contact: Eva-Christine Dobler, Course Coordinator.

since 2010 SAE Vienna – External lecturer for Compositing & Color Grading at the Film, Games and Animation courses. One to three courses per year. Contact: Alexander Eibler, Course Coordinator.

since 2007 TU Vienna (University of Technology) – External lecturer for 3D for real-time applications at the Computer Graphics Institute, as well as for workshops on Color Grading. One to two courses per year. Contact: Dr Michael Wimmer, Associate Professor.

2016–2017 Equalizent – Teaching 3D Animation for a group of hearing-impaired students

2010–2011 Interactive Media Academy (IMA) – External lecturer for 3D for Games. Ongoing weekly classes. IMA was integrated into SAE Vienna in 2011.

2009–2011 FH Technikum Wien (Vienna University of Applied Sciences) – External lecturer for 3D for Games at the MSc course for Game Engineering and Simulation. One course per year.

2008–2010 Games College – External lecturer for 3D for Games. Ongoing weekly classes. Games College was integrated into IMA in 2010.

2005–2006 FH Hagenberg (Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences) – Lecturer for 3D and Animation at the BSc and MSc courses in Digital Media. I moved to Vienna in 2006.

2003–2006 FH Hagenberg (Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences) – Tutor for 3D at the BSc and MSc courses in Digital Media.

Christian Hochenleuthner in a Screengrab from Wölfe (Cannes 2015) directed by Juliana Neuhuber

 

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