After finishing technical school I started to work in 1998 as a compositing artist for Brügerfilm, an Austrian film and postproduction company. I soon became leader of the vfx department and worked there until 2002. After that period I started my career as a freelancer. At that time I moved to Berlin and worked in Germany as a flame artist for many different companies.
Since 2003 I also operate as an visual effect supervisor and matte painter. In this period I designed many FX shots and paintings for commercials, music videos and feature films. I worked on more than 300 commercial projects in the last 20 years, including brands like Nike, Mc-Donalds, Citroen, Coca Cola, Volkswagen, Audi and many more. In the last 12 years I have put my focus on film projects and my passion in doing matte paintings.
Moreover, I did many matte paintings including 2D and 3D paintings. Therefore I’m using Photoshop, Maya, Mari, Nuke and lots of other software. I take photos by myself that I require for my paintings.
In the last years I mainly worked as a digital matte painter and concept artist. For projects like "Horizon: Zero Dawn", “Black Panther”, "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", "Star Trek Beyond", "Captain America 3: Civil War", ”Terminator Genisys”, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2", “Avengers Age of Ultron”, ”The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, “Captain The America Winter Soldier”, “Cloud Atlas”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, “X-Men First Class” and many more.
I’m further looking for more interesting digital matte painting, concept art and environment jobs. I would enjoy in doing so in a project you offer me.
2000 Green Panther in Gold for Kleine Zeitung commercial; compositing artist: Thomas Hiebler
2005 ADC Award for “Wir sind Wir” music video; flame artist and supervisor: Thomas Hiebler; director: Jörn Heidmann
2005 Animago Award first grade in professional; compositing musicvideo for “Wir sin Wir” music video flame artist and supervisor: Thomas Hiebler; director: Jörn Heidmann
2005 Animago Award 4th grade on all submissions for “Wir sind Wir” music video; flame artist and supervisor: Thomas Hiebler; director: Jörn Heidmann
2006 Jury of Econ Jahrbuch national spot of the year for “shark project” commercial; maya artist: Thomas Hiebler
2006 International Television Programming&Promotion Awards Bronze World Medal for “SiFi – Startrek” commercial; flame artist and set-supervisor: Thomas Hiebler
2006 Cannes Lions in Silver for Amora commercial; 3D artist and flame compositing: Thomas Hiebler; director: Bjoern Ruehmann/Joakim Reveman
2007 86. Annual Awards of the Art Directors Club (ADC) Global in New York. Award for Visual Effects for “meinestadt.de” commercial; 3D- mattepainting and flame- artist: Thomas Hiebler; director: Mark Wilkins
2009 Venus Award in Silver for Zielpunkt "Mundl Bier" commercial; mattepainting and flame- artist: Thomas Hiebler; director: Geoge Moringer
2009 Eyes & Ears Awards for "Pro 7 Starforce" on air design package; flame- artist: Thomas Hiebler; director: Horst Czenskowski
2011 Nomination for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects : “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
2015 Nomination for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects : “Captain The America Winter Soldier”
2018 Nomination for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects : “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
flame, smoke, smoke on mac
Nuke, Nuke Studio, After Effects, Digital Fusion, Scratch,
PF-Track, Mocha, PtGui
Maya, Mari, Motionbuilder, Z-Brush, Mudbox, Vue extreme, Mental Ray, V-Ray, Arnold, Clarisse
Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, Substance Painter,
Win, Linux, Mac