Cyril's main expertise is design, direction, animation with mixed media. He usually works with a camera and analogue design elements such as paper, drawings, projections, objects, installations and actors. Although he makes use of digital tools to create, his passion kicks in when a style or effects are created in the real world. Nowadays everything can be crated digitally. But the path with craftsmanship always adds the little something. That can be details like a beautiful reflection or it can also bring you by coincidence to a complete new idea. For him It's not just more fun to work like this. It make’s him proud each time to have accomplished something, knowing there’s no option for command Z.
He's got more than 10 years experience in advertising, moving image and broadcast opening sequences. He is doing concept development, live action directing, various animation techniques such as stop motion, pixiliation, cut out animation or 2D motion graphics. He's getting exited to play and experiment with different medias or story telling methods to find a unique way to tell the story.
Cyril graduated from Graphic Design School in Berne in 2008. Moved to London for 5 years and returned to Switzerland from where he works and lives with his family.
As director he had the opportunity to work for clients like McDonalds, Microsoft, Greenpeace and Migros (CH) to name a few. As a motion graphic designer he freelanced for top London agencies such as INTRO, TBWA, AMV BBDO, iTV and others. From 2018 till 2021 I was working as a designer / director at Swiss broadcaster SRF where he was createing designs, concepts and opening sequences for TV shows.
Idea / concept / treatment
Direction (live action and animation)
2D animation (After Effects)
Stop Motion (Dragonframe)
Editing (FCP, Premiere)
VFX & Compositing (After Effects)
PRAISE & AWARDS
Eyes and Ears Award for best lead-in: Fiction für Frieden
Eyes and Ears Award for best lead-in: Sports für Schwingen
Eyes and Ears Award for best lead-in: Sports für FIFA Russland
Swiss national commercial film award (EDI) // Won «special Edi.» with Tribe
UK Music Video Award // Nominated with Tribe, cat. best indie/rock video - budget
Berner Filmpreise // Nominated with Tribe
Userfarm // 1st price for Tribe in category music videos
Vimeo // Tribe got staff picked
2nd price for Amazing Apps in category Windows 7
Swiss Youth Film Festival Zürich
1st price for Fragmented Rhythms in category E (Filmstudents)
Berner Filmpreise, Switzerland
Junior Award for Graduation Film Fragmented Rhythms
Zürcher Filmpreise, Switzerland
Special Price for Title & Final Credits Animation in I Was A Swiss Banker
Milano international FICTS Festival, Italy
Guirlande d‘Honneur for Chemusa Stars in categorie teamsport
One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau, Switzerland
One Minute Award for Almost Real in categorie experimental/art