PETER POPKEN DESIGN MUNICH

 

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Concept Art for film and entertainment

As a Conceptual Designer Peter Popken provides visual ideas and aesthetics of a film for directors and film production companies. Here, his paintings influence the overall look, mood and emotion that move a story. The service ranges from environment and set designs to character-, costume, creature, prop illustrations and picture vehicles. Peter Popken's designs have appeared in blockbuster films such as MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Rogue Nation, AVENGERS: Age Of Ultron, PRINCE OF PERSIA and most recently BLADE RUNNER 2049. His work was repeatedly awarded for Excellence in Production Design by the Art Directors Guild.

Having contributed to more than 40 feature films Peter Popken established a wide expertise in the fields of conceptual pre-production, graphic design, and storytelling. Clients also benefit from a substantial experience in visual effects, animation and art direction. Frequent collaborations include Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount, Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony and Marvel Studios. Among others he also partnered with independent film producers, game developers such as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and event and advertising agencies.

Films

BLADE RUNNER 2049
Wallace Cooperation
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
Etan and Benji
FANTASTIC BEASTS
New York film set
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
relic chamber
MONUMENTS MEN
Merkers Salt Mine
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Wakandian Mine
HUGO CABRET
Paris Train Station
BOURNE SUPREMACY
Jasons explosive device
CLOUD ATLAS
picture vehicle
COSTUME ILLUSTRATION
House
PRINCE OF PERSIA
Alamut set extension
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
da Vinci flying airship

About

Born and raised in Germany, Peter Popken studied graphic design in Munich. Already then he was working freelance for Architectural and Industrial Designers on the side. After graduating in 1994 he spent several years in animation studios as a Storyboard- and Visual Development Artist. In 2005 Popken accepted an offer to work at Sony Computer Entertainment in the rapidly growing field of game development. In a career that dates back to 1996, Peter Popken has worked on numerous movies in a variety of genres.

Peter contributed designs and renderings to several projects of the Wachowski siblings and the Marvel franchises Thor and The Avengers. Among his credits are V for Vendetta, Aeon Flux, The Bourne Supremacy, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, Mission: Impossible, and Martin Scorsese's Hugo. Peter holds a diploma in visual arts and communication and conducts workshops at various events and film schools. His cover art and costume Illustrations have been on exhibition in Germany and the United States.


 

 
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Filmography

2017

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Deeper

2016

Blade Runner 2049

2015

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

2014

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Independence Day 2
The Huntsman & the Ice Queen

2013

The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Monuments Men

2012

Thor: The Dark World
La Belle & La Bête

2011

Cloud Atlas
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

2010

Wrath of the Titans
The Three Musketeers
Hugo
Unknown

Books and Press

Publications

2017

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049
Titan Publ. Group Ltd, by Tanya Lapointe

2016

The Art of Fantastic Beasts
Harper Design, by Dermot Power

2015

Nuthin' But Mech III
Design Studio Press, by Lorin Wood

2014

Perspective Magazin
Art Directors Guild, May/June 2014,
Making of Monuments Men

2013

The Conception
LeewiArt, Beijing, China

2012

Prime
3DTotal Publishing, Worcester, UK, 5 book set

2012

Digital Painting Technique
3DTotal Publishing, Worcester, UK, Vol.4

2012

Exposé 10
Ballistic Publishing, by Paul Hellard

Art Directors Guild Awards

Awards

2018 ADG AWARD

Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film: Blade Runner 2049

2017 ADG AWARD (nominated)

Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film: Fantastic Beasts

2013 ADG AWARD (nominated)

Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film: Cloud Atlas

2012 ADG AWARD

Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film: Hugo Cabret

2012 Acadamy Award

member of HUGO art dept.
Best Production Design

2007 ADG AWARD (nominated)

Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film: Children of Men

2007 ADG AWARD (nominated)

Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film: V for Vendetta

 

 
 
 

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Appearances

2015

Concept Art Lecture
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Munich

2014

Concept Art Lecture
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

2012

Concept Design Workshop
Screentraining Ireland, Dublin

2010

Concept Art Lecture
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Potsdam

2009

Concept Design Workshop
Screentraining Ireland, Dublin

2008

Workshop
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

2006

Concept Art Lecture
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

 

 
 
 

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Contact

PETER POPKEN DESIGN MUNICH
 
Schießstättstr. 24, 80339 Munich
Germany
 
phone +49 89 54076092
mail [at] peterpopken.com
 
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