Tiaan Franken

Tiaan Franken

Tiaan’s journey started with him studying in the field of Multimedia at the University of Pretoria and graduating in 2004 BIS: Multi media. This also inspired him to carry on with my studies at the University of Witwatersrand where he did a post grade (Masters) in Animation. He started working in the commercial industry in 2005. In these early years he already developed pipeline workflows and gained team building skills as a Technical Director. He worked in motion capture (Vicon, Motion Builder, Maya), water simulations (realflow), crowd simulations (Massive) and complex rigging, scripting (programming) and animation. From automating the initial characters setups and workflow requirements, to converting films for Stereoscopic release, his aim is to perform at the highest international quality with available and custom tools and production experience to be competitive in the global market. In 2016, Tiaan joined Chocolate Tribe, a high-end visual effects and animation studio based in sunny Johannesburg, South Africa. Our core business is in feature film, television series, commercials and immersive technology. At Chocolate Tribe Tiaan’s roles as an Executive Technical Director are to provide pipeline solutions (scripting) , rigging (creature work), lighting, simulations and VFX work.