Dan Franke is a freelance VR Artist from Stuttgart, Germany. He has worked as a director at Studio Soi for the children’s TV series Petzi and has won several awards with his short film “Hallo Papa”. Having studied at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and coming from a professional background in 3D Modeling, Animation and Concept Art, he has always felt the need to create stories without the limits of huge teams and production budgets.
The VR tool Quill allowed him to overcome those boundaries and since he has realized a variety of projects, ranging from installations, educational programs, short films, game design and music videos.
VR enables him to create and experience his work in a fully immersive and intuitive way and he is convinced, it has the potential to revolutionize the animation industry in a profound way. Being able to walk within his painting and stand right next to his characters lets him engage with his own art on an entirely different, emotional level. He is sharing his knowledge with the VR community with great enthusiasm and has begun teaching Quill in workshops all around Europe.