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Udo Engel

Udo Engel, Professor of animated film

Filmmaker and animation cameraman Udo A. Engel has been a professor in the Department of Film at the HFBK Hamburg since 2008. From 1977 to 1983, he studied Visual Communication / Film at the HFBK Hamburg, and he has since produced independent film projects. Since 1980, Udo A. Engel has worked as a freelancer in the film industry, and has been the expert in charge of photography special effects and optical combination processes on the second units of a number of feature films, documentaries and animation films. He has also been responsible for visual design on a number of music clips and commercials. Since 2002, he has regularly lectured on animation at the HFBK and the HAW, continuing his focus on research into high-definition digital cinematography. His teaching philosophy encompasses every aspect of the medium of film, questioning genre boundaries and incorporating feature films, documentaries and experimental films as well as animation.