No finger exercise, but a megaton of work and computing time: In his second life as a robotics engineer, Mr Timo von Wittken – Sehsucht’s lead 3D artist and thoroughbred headbanger – brought this steel monster of an independent music video to life.

Guided by the hard rock guitar riffs of his band ‘Melted Ego’ Timo (aka Optimo Prime) and an elite division of 24 senior CG masterminds from all over Germany assembled the ‘Fragments of Paradise’ to convey the songs disturbing vision of an uncertain future in a large-scale cgi video project. 270 shots, 14,000 hours of rendering time and one hell of iron will. The will that Timo always brings in at ease … We are proud and impressed.

Production Company: Sehsucht, Hamburg

Direction: Timo von Wittken
Creative Direction: Timo von Wittken
Producing: Stephan Reinsch
DOP: Neels Feil

Light, Grip: Markenfilm Hamburg
Camera Assistance: Phillip Schöttner

Make-Up: Stephanie Kelting

Concept Art: Timo von Wittken, Anja von Harsdorf
Edit: Christoph Senn
Modeling: Timo von Wittken, Alexander Siquans, Felix Geremus
Texturing/ UV-Unfold: Timo von Wittken, Eva Kuehlmann, Sebastian Welti, Joern Engelke, Rafael Vicente
3D-Camera Animation: Timo von Wittken
Tracking: Heinrich Löwe Character
Rigging: Martin Chatterjee Character
Animation: Jakob Schulze-Rohr, Markus Geerts, Norbert Kiehne, Jan Hoffman, Joern Engelke
Shading/Lighting/Rendering: Timo von Wittken
Lead Compositing: Yacoob Essack
Compositing Artists: Florian Zachau, Timo von Wittken

Digital Matte Painting: Julius Brockelmann
Motion Design: Beatrice Wellenbrock , Timo von Wittken, Vitaly Grossmann

Additional Sound Design:Audionerve