MotionDesigner & Director
Diplom-Designer (advanced degree in design)

Matthias Winckelmann is a London-based Director, VR Designer, MotionDesigner, 3D Artist and filmmaker, originally from Germany. Currently he is working as the Head of 3D at ManvsMachine. An open-minded individual. A visual explorer. Teamplayer. Perfectionist. Philosopher. Believer.

For questions, comments, job offers, workshop/teaching inquiries contact me at:
Write me: mail@mwinckelmann.com · · · call me: 0044 77 292 599 95

At The End Before The Beginning
· Avantgarde Award, Skepto International FilmFestival 2013 (Cagliari, Italy)
MercedesBenz IAA 2013
· ADC 2014, Gold
Chaos, Kosmus, Mu!
· Best Experimental Film, DomeFest 2009 (Albuquerque, USA)
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· if Design Award · Red Dot Award


  • 2016

  • A charismatic take on the everlasting battle of nature which sees ManvsMachine's name as the seed behind the piece. Man vs Machine evolves into Nature vs Structure, Form vs Function and ultimately becomes a playful discourse about nature, animals and conflict.

Honda – KeepUp

  • 2015

  • As part of the team at ManvsMachine I had the honor to codirect the new Honda advertisement 'KeepUp' for our client Wieden&Kennedy.

Nike Hypervenom

  • 2015

  • A dark fast-paced film to promote the new Nike Hypervenom.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

  • 2015

  • Step by step this piece reflects on the qualities of an intense run with Nikes new Flyknit Lunar 3 shoe.

Otsuka Tolvaptan

  • 2015

  • The pharmaceutical company Otsuka asked ManvsMachine to create three shortfilms for an interactive website about their new ADPKD treatment.

Showreel 2014

  • 2014

  • My 2014 montage of commercial and self-initiated projects. An overview of commissioned work I've created as a designer, director and 3D artist, as well as my independent work.

UEFA Champions VFX

  • 2014

  • For the guys at Designwerk London I created these visuals as a part of "Champions" – a documentary, commissioned by UEFA, presenting the history of the Champions League.

MAXON Xenops

  • 2013

  • A sample animation for the MotionDesign teaching guidelines developed for the Cinema4D creators MAXON.
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Am Ende vor dem Anfang

  • 2012

  • "At The End Before The Beginning" is an experimental film on the topic of expectations – how we experience anticipation as social beings, individual person, and film audience. It is a surreal portrait collage of people loosing themselves in disappointment and unfulfillment. Whether or not we will get lost depends on our own will to break expectations of individual roles in society and perception of reality.
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Toshiba MagicForest

  • 2011

  • Promo clip for Toshibas new laptop series. Discovering the third dimension in the mystical environment of a digital jungle.

Toshiba Glossy

  • 2011

  • Promo clip for Toshibas new laptop series. Abstract 3D animated shapes symbolizing the different features of the computer.

RMV eTicket

  • 2010

  • Imagefilm about the upcoming introduction of the electronic ticket system for the whole Frankfurt area.
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CrossMediaNight 11

  • 2009

  • Pyramids moving through empty rooms, gathering together to form the title of the legendary annual CrossMediaNight in Offenbach.

Chaos, Kosmos, Mu!

  • 2009

  • An experimental film custom-made to fit the circular shape of a planetarium. A 1-minute ride through chaos, silence and enlightenment.

© Matthias Winckelmann 2015