About v.1

About

Blackship Studios is a digital media production based in Germany with headquarter in Munich. With more than 12 years experience, we have expanded our competencies in the areas of animation, design and film, stretching towards digital services e.g. app, web and game development. We are a young international team peppered with highly qualified creatives, and technicians. Our approach is holistic and contrary to the widespread specialization of most agencies and service providers, we consciously pursue an interdisciplinary approach.

We are firmly convinced that exceptionally good work in the creative as well as technical area can only come about with a broad knowledge in various disciplines and thus call up the full potential of synergetic processes. Technology is not just a static tool that you learn and use in the same way, but first and foremost a constantly transforming skill that is in the process of adapting with other tools. We do not see software as a tool that defines itself, but rather as an element that integrates and connects with other tools. Specifically, this means that our processes, be it in the cinematic area, in animation or in app development, are based on similar, sometimes identical software and skillsets.

The term "thinking outside the box'' is widespread but often misunderstood. Nevertheless for us this way of thinking underlines our vision of a universally adaptive work process that knows no content or technical limits. Ultimately, as a team, we were able to master every challenge, no matter how difficult, and solved every problem. Therein lies the chance to develop further and to reach a new level with our customers. Specialized work within the scope of the possibilities is in fact just too boring for us.

Another important aspect of our work is the personal exchange with our partners and clients. Apart from professionalism and high-quality work, the magic of successful cooperation lies in human exchange. We don't see ourselves as a service provider in the traditional sense. There is no limited availability, no interns who are put on low budget projects and there is no business language.

There are hundreds of providers in the creative field and why should you choose us? Because we offer the best price, have realized the coolest projects or offer the best coffee in town? The simple answer is. Because we deliver the best quality. But honestly. That's nonsense to say before we even worked together. Nevertheless one thing we like to promise in advance. When we work together, it's not just about business and money. We are all about personal and professional development. Because we don't want to waste our and your time. And that requires good vibrations.

Come and visit us in Munich at Atlas in Werksviertel Munich or send an email for appointment requests.

Competencies

With a strong focus on moving images, we have refined our skills over the years, particularly in the areas of animation, games and 3D visualization. The fields of user interface design, app development and interactive applications as well as ​​AR and VR have been expanded, as exciting areas of overlap have opened up in the context of our software developments.

Film

Filmmaking is by far the royal discipline of them all. Thanks to our network of actors, cinematographers, directors, music composers and writers we are able to offer high-quality movie production for corporate, commercials, events, narrative and serial content.

Design

Many of our clients and partners work in design related industries and we can claim a deep understanding and passion for design thinking since the early days. Design can be the breaking point for products and services. Therefore we take this step very serious and love to offer original aesthetics.

UI / UX

User experience and user interface design, as well as interface animation became a major service in our studio over the last 5+ years. Being experts in animation, car and product visualization we have a deep understanding for device interfaces such as car screens, apps and IOT interfaces.

Virtual Reality

To round off our portfolio we became experts in AR and VR applications. We love new challenges and our clients love to consult us for new projects and task. Our strong expertise in game development and programming applications makes virtual reality a fun playground for us.

Rendering

Our Rendering department is a team of highly skilled international artists. All of our professionals have technical and artistic training background at some of the best studios in the world. With 10+ years of experience in cgi, we realize all sorts of visualization.

Commercials

We create high-quality TV-spots, commercial- product- and design films. Our films standout with their original storytelling, aesthetic visuals and talented cast. Our spots have one several creative awards for their fine narratives and exceptional concepts. We work with companies such as Airbus, BMW, Disney and many more.

Apps / Games

App and Game development is one of our favorite disciplines. Still a relatively fresh skill in our portfolio we have realized mobile apps, games and platforms. We can cover the whole production pipeline from early stage development to final production, offering front- and backend solutions at the highest level.

Animation

Successful animation relies heavily on the skill of the artist and software experience. Our teams have a wide range of software development skill in 2D and 3D animation. We have a long track record of successful projects realized for Commercials, Movies and Games.

Collaboration

We are always looking for new partnerships and see ourselves as a cosmopolitan platform for creative exchange. No matter where you are and no matter what educational background you have, we are thrilled to hear from you and would be happy to exchange ideas with you about a possible collaboration.

In recent years we have been able to implement fantastic projects with exciting people, which have enriched us and our projects and have led to long-term relationships. Digital and virtual communication have become more and more common and we see this as an opportunity in the work process and are open to cross-media cooperation.

Write us an email or contact us via our social media channels. We look forward to your story and hopefully something unique will emerge in the further exchange.

info@blkshp.io

Don't hesitate and just write us what's on your mind. We are happy to hear your story and will get back to you as quick as possible.

our Approach

Work Process

01

Exploring the problem

A successful marketing plan relies heavily on the pulling-power of advertising copy. Writing result-oriented ad copy is difficult, as it must convince consumers.
02

Finding the solution

A successful marketing plan relies heavily on the pulling-power of advertising copy. Writing result-oriented ad copy is difficult, as it must convince consumers.
03

Prototyping

A successful marketing plan relies heavily on the pulling-power of advertising copy. Writing result-oriented ad copy is difficult, as it must convince consumers.
04

Building the product

A successful marketing plan relies heavily on the pulling-power of advertising copy. Writing result-oriented ad copy is difficult, as it must convince consumers.
05

Launch and support

A successful marketing plan relies heavily on the pulling-power of advertising copy. Writing result-oriented ad copy is difficult, as it must convince consumers.
Whohoo!

BLK TEAM

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James Kumar works as a copywriter and screenwriter for Blackship Studios. He worked for international film studios in Australia before joining us. His life is filled with wacky experiences and events. In his earlier life James worked for the Sydney Police Department. His works have been nominated and awarded several national and international prizes.

James Kumar
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Alex is the good soul in all of our film shoots. He is an experienced cameraman and drone operator with a flight license for Germany and Europe. Together we realized elaborate 4K aerial shots in the mountains, in the city and indoors. In his spare time he is a passionate snowboarder and surfer. Nothing upsets him so quickly.

Alex Andy
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Tinh has been working with our animation and game department at Blackship Studios for 5 years. Since he was a child, he has been driven by his passion for 3D modeling and animation. He has technical skills in almost all common 3D programs, be it Maya, Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, Blender and masters rendering systems such as Vray, Octane and Redshift.

Tinh Tran
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Filippo studied filmmaking and music in Italy. He works for Blackship as part of our film, animation and game projects on soundtracks, music compositions, sound design and mixing. With his background in filmmaking, he has a keen sense for the background music for our commercials and TV products.

Filippo Rabottini
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Janet Park is our expert for social media content creation and the implementation of our content in social media and web applications. She has 12 years of work experience in web design and SEO. She works with Wordpress, Webflow, Figma, Adobe XD and Atlassian Jira, Confluence and Trello. In addition, Janet takes care of our Asian customers at Blackship.

Janet Park
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Enrique Gonzalez works as head of story at Blackship Studios. Earlier he worked for the international film studio 4 Directionnes in Columbia. Enrique accomplished more than 20 projects in Germany, USA and Columbia for TV networks. He studied Fine Arts at California Institute of the Arts and holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Enrique Gonzalez
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Thomas has worked with us at Blackship for more than three years. His technical know-how and his aesthetic instinct have a major influence on the implementation of our projects. Thomas is an expert in 3D visualization, real-time rendering and programming. There is hardly any software that he cannot easily acquire and has a major influence on the development of our technical pipeline.

Thomas Erosch
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Trevor Scott is responsible for the animation department at Blackship Studios in Los Angeles. Previously he worked for US animation studio LAIKA Animation. He is experienced with 2D and 3D animation. He studied Character Animation at California Institute of the Arts. He also works as an animation instructor at CalArts and his works have been nominated and awarded for several awards.

Trevor Scott
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Founder and Producer at Blackship. Simon studied Design (University of the Arts Berlin & Art Center Pasadena), Directing (California Institute of the Arts) and Film Production (University of Film & Television Munich). He worked in the film industry for Bavaria Film, Disney and The Third Floor Inc. He founded Blackship and since then realized projects for clients such as Airbus, BMW and Shell. Simon has been selected for several national and international awards.

Simon Baumann
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Niclas Raab works as director and editor for the Blackship Film Team. He studies Directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Previously he worked for several film and TV production house in Munich. His short films have been screened at several international film festivals such as Los Angeles Film Fest and Tampere Film Festival. By the way, Niclas is a dedicated Heavy Metal lover.

Niclas Raab
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Nicolas Mussell works as a cameraman on productions for various media. He studied camera at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Since In 2011 he works full-time as a cameraman and has various scenic, documentary and promotional productions for MAN, Joop !, eGym and BMG implemented.

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Chris is our youngest Blackship member and at the same time our secret genius. He is an expert in programming in the areas of games, apps and IT applications that is second to none. Chris is an expert on Unity3D, Unreal Engine, React Native, Xamarin and understands C, C ++, Swift, Python, JavaScript, Html and CSS. In addition, he represents us on all IT projects in the USA.

Chris Silvas
Infinite Possibilities

... we get things done!

Take a look at some of our work so that you can get a better idea of ​​us and the way we work. If there is still anything unclear, just contact us directly and we will discuss your questions.

blkshp WORKS