Thomas Meyer-Hermann

Thomas Meyer-Hermann

1956 Born in Cologne, Germany


1967 First television set


1968 First animation work


1977 - 1984 Studies at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart under Professor Peter Grau and Professor Albrecht Ade. Graduates with degree in graphic design
Films made during this period: Strip, Dauerlauf, Flaming arrow


1982 Co-founds the artist's group Argonaut e.V. Activities include organising Stuttgart's Super 8 film festival and a range of animation events and activities


1984 - 1998 Teaches animation at Kunstakademie Stuttgart


1984 - 1989 Contract work on animations, including special effects for
Roland Emmerich's "Joey"


From 1986 Gives guest seminars in animation, among others at DFFB Berlin, HFF München, Wizo-Academy in Haifa, Ngee-Ann-Polytechnic in Singapore, Queensland College of Art in Brisbane and Netherlands Institute for Animation Film in Tilburg


1988 Co-organises 4th International Animation Festival, Stuttgart


1989 Founds Film Bilder animation studio


From 1989 Managing director, producer, director at Film Bilder
Work on independent shorts, commissions for television channels, advertising agencies, companies.


own films with Film Bilder include Flugbild, Mr. Chocolate, The Creation, Karl Anton


1995 first prize for "Creation" at the Festivals in Tampere, Krakow and Ruesselsheim


1995 - 1996 Member of the Board at Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, co-founds Filmhaus Stuttgart


1997 - 1999 Teaches animation at Filmakademie Ludwigsburg


1998 Jury member at 9th Animation Festival Stuttgart


From 2000 Professor of animation at Kunsthochschule Kassel


From 2002: Producer of the series Tom & the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey, directed by Andreas Hykade


From 2004: Member of the Art Directors Club Germany


From 2006: Member of the advisory board at Animation Festival Stuttgart


2007 Jury member at Festival "Castelli Animati" at Cinecita in Rome


2007 Preparation of an animated series with Ged Haney and Andreas Hykade: The Bunjies


From 2008 Jury member of „Under Commission“ at the Animation Festival Stuttgart


2009 Jury member at the Animation Festival Ottawa


2011 Concept und Organisation of SPIELSALON, Festival of Authors Games in Kassel


2012 Production of the 52th and last episode of Tom & the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey


2013 Artistic Direction of SPIELSALON II in Kassel


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