ABOUT

Hi, I'm Lena.

My passion for the VFX and Film business started long before I earned a Bacherlor’s Degree in Media Production followed by a Diploma in Animation/Effects Producing.

A true child of the 90’s, I take inspiration from Disney and Pixar, find passion and creative outlets in old-school video- and board-games, as well as photography and Japanese anime & film culture. I strive to produce impactful and innovative experiences that stay with the audience long after they are over. And even though my journey has led me into the Amazon rainforest, to the Visual Effects Society Awards – nominated for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project” on two separate occasions – and finally to join the Goodbye Kansas family, I feel my journey has only just begun.

♥ Raised in Spain and based in Germany. Currently part of the Goodbye Kansas Family.

Vision &
Big-picture

I've always been motivated to overview and advance existing systems. Therefore I voluntarily joined several commitees at university and always work on new strategies, plan events and research tools to make everyones job a bit easier.

Proactiveness &
problem solving

From solving problems and helping out artistically, to protecting, representing and pitching one's vision, I always provide my teammates with advice and assistance. That's why I've also been working as a studies ambassador and maths tutor. Nowadays I'm working mostly with clients, agencies, prod companies, supervisors, EPs and all the team members.

figures, data
and facts

Numbers don't lie. Since the advanced mathematics course at school I love playing with numbers, finding the variable, solving the equation & getting a result. I ran mathematics mentoring and tutoring programmes at university for more than 3 years and still love to figure out how to use the budget and man days the best way to gain a good margin.

Education

The older I got, the more I  wanted to know: HOW?

How to create new and thrilling stories? How much does a movie cost and how to budget it? How much (wo)menpower is needed to create computer generated images and visual effects? How to sell a project? And which strategy can we apply to achieve long lasting cross-generational success on the market?

2015 September - 2018 may

Diploma
ANIMATION/EFFECTS PRODUCER

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg
2011 September - 2015 March

Bachelor of Arts
MEDIA PRODUCTION

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Lemgo
2003 AUGUST - 2010 JUNE

Bilingual A-LEVELS

Herderschule, Giessen

Experience

If you only work, where does your inspiration come from?

I’ve been curious all along. So I travelled the Amazon rainforest, realized a photo workshop/film project with the Shuar Indians, taught dancing and image processing (Photoshop) at university and visited Singapore to improve my Chinese language skills. 

2018 September - today

Animation/Effects
PRODUCER

GOODBYE KANSAS STUDIOS, Hamburg
2017 January - 2018 may

Freelance
ANIMATION/EFFECTS PRODUCER

Ludwigsburg
2015 April - JULY

Junior
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

DEF Media GmbH, Berlin
2011 March-April

ACCOUNTING Intern

Honeywell GmbH, Offenbach am Main
2010 AUgust - 2011 February

WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN Intern

Grips Design GmbH, Wetzlar

Knowledge

Project Management
Commercials/Advertising
Film Production & Photography
Graphic & Web Design
Presenting & Pitching

SKILLS

Shotgun & Ftrack
Microsoft Office & Google Sheets
Maya
Adobe Creative Cloud
HTML, CSS, WordPress
English & Spanish