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Visual development and storytelling for the film industry.
 
As a Conceptual Designer Peter Popken provides visual ideas and aesthetics of a film for directors and film production companies. The service ranges from environment and set designs to character, costume, creature, prop illustration and picture vehicles.
Peter Popken has produced concept art for films such as MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Rogue Nation, AVENGERS: Age Of Ultron, THOR: The Dark Age and FANTASTIC BEASTS.
His work spans more than 40 films and was awarded for Excellence in Production Design by the Art Directors Guild.

 
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
 
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Interior Wakandan Mine
© 2014 Marvel Entertainment
 
Monuments Men
 
Monuments Men

Interior Siegen Mine
© 2013 Sony Pictures Ent.
 
Wrath of the Titans
 
Wrath of the Titans

Perseus arrives battlefield
© 2010 Warner Brothers
Thor: The Dark Kingdom
 
Thor: The Dark Kingdom

Interior Relic Chamber
© 2012 Marvel Entertainment
 
Hugo Cabret
 
Hugo

Paris Train Station
© 2010 Paramount Pictures
 
Prince of Persia
 
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

City of Alamut
© 2008 Disney
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
 
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Interior Subterranean Chamber
© 2015 Paramount Pictures
 
Cloud Atlas
 
Cloud Atlas

Abandond Satellite Center
© 2011 Warner Brothers
 
v for vendetta
 
V for Vendetta

Interior Prison Camp
© 2005 Warner Brothers

 
 
 
 
 
 
all rights reserved © 2016 Peter Popken

 

 
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 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, The Bourne Supremacy, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Mission: Impossible, and Martin Scorsese´s Hugo. Peter holds a diploma in visual arts and communication, and he conducts workshops at various events and film schools.
 

 
Lectures

 
2015
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Munich
2014
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg
2012
Screentraining Ireland, Dublin
2010
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Potsdam
2009
Screentraining Ireland, Dublin
2008
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg
2006
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg

 
 
 
Publications
 
Nuthin' But Mech III, 2015, Design Studio Press, Culver City, USA
High-quality digital paintings, 3D models, as well as traditional works,
by some of the most prominent artists and designers working in the entertainment industry today.
 
Perspective Magazin, 2014, Art Directors Guild, Los Angeles, USA
Issue May - June 2014, Section: Making of Monuments Men, page 12-23
 
The Conception, 2013, LeewiArt, Beijing, China
The book features artwork and interviews with 12 concept artists of the game and film industry.
 
Prime, 2012, 3DTotal Publishing, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK
The Definitive Digital Art Collection. Set of 5 books in folder
 
Digital Painting Technique, Volume 4, 2012, 3DTotal Publishing
The series celebrates its fourth year by offering another volume full of advice, tips and techniques for digital artists.
 
Nuthin but Mech, 2012, Design Studio Press, Culver City, USA
A collaborative effort from over 40 artists in the film and game industry. The book collects various styles of mecha design.
 
Exposé 10, 2012 Ballistic Publishing, Adelaide, Australia
the world's best digital artwork with 444 pieces of original art from 327 artists in 60 countries.
 
Behind the Scenes of Prince of Persia, 2010, Disney, USA
The filmmaking process, recounting the saga that began with Jordan Mechner's video game and culminated in a production of monumental proportions.
 
Exposé 8, 2010 Ballistic Publishing, Adelaide, Australia
With 393 awe-inspiring images prepared by 283 artists from 52 countries.
 
Exposé 7, 2009 Ballistic Publishing, Adelaide, Australia
The year's best images prepared by 288 artists from 51 countries.
 
The Art of Speed Racer, 2008, Univers Publishing, USA
Showcases exclusive storyboard art, concept art, shooting script, and still photos. Also contains observations by film crew, lending insight into the complicated process of making this movie.
 
V for Vendetta: From Script to Film, 2006, Univers, USA
A comprehensive behind-the-scenes chronicle of the movie, based on the popular cult graphic novel. Contains storyboard art, concepts, original script, still photos. Includes notes by reclusive producers The Wachowski Brothers, cast members including Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, John Hurt, and Stephen Rea.
 
Die Vergessenen No. 1, 1998 IPP Publishing, Germany
Fantasy Comic Series.
 
Novum, 1992, Bruckmann Verlag, Germany
Zeitschrift für Gebrauchsgrafik, Volume 64, February, Scribble technique
 

 

 
Filmography

 
 
2016
Blade Runner II, Alcon Entertainment
2015
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Warner Brothers
2014
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Paramount
The Huntsman, Universal
Independence Day 2, Twentieth Century Fox
2013
The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios
Monuments Men, Sony Pictures Ent.
2012
Thor: The Dark World, Marvel Studios
La Belle & La Bête, Pathé
Tarzan 3D, Constantin Film
2011
Cloud Atlas, Warner Bros.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Paramount
Wickie auf grosser Fahrt, Rat Pack
2010
Wrath of the Titans, Warner Bros.
The Three Musketeers, Constantin Film
Hugo, Paramount
Unknown, Warner Bros.
2009
Jack the Giant Slayer, Warner Bros.
Jim Button, Constantin Film
Your Highness, Universal Pictures
Death of a Superhero, Independent
Black Death, Egoli Tossell Film
2008
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Walt Disney Pictures
H . . . d, Sony Computer Entertainment
Ninja Assassin, Warner Bros.
2007
Robin Hood, Universal Pictures
Speed Racer, Warner Bros.
2006
Getaway, Sony Computer Entertainment
Children of Men, Universal Pictures
2005
V for Vendetta, Warner Bros.
Lissi und der wilde Kaiser, Constantin Film
2004
Aeon Flux, Paramount Pictures
2003
The Bourne Supremacy, Universal Pictures
Kaluoka'Hina, Full Dome Filmproduction
King Arthur, Touchstone Pictures
Around the World in 80 Days, Walt Disney Pictures
2002
Borgia, Myriad Pictures
2001
The Biggest Step, Fox Television
Iceplanet, H5B5 Media AG
Each dangerous Day, Casascania
2000
Jester Till, Concorde
1999
Help I´m a Fish, Concorde
1998
Annas Fluch, (TV)
Heavy Metal 2000, Columbia Tristar
1996/97
The Fearless Four, Warner Bros.

 
 
 
Links
 
Nuthin but Mech
Blog founder and curator Lorin Wood is so passionate about mech design that he created a nook of cyberspace dedicated to the talent of his friends and professional acquaintances
 
io9.gizmondo.com
The Year in Concept Art: From Iron Man 2 to Tron
 
Junsui films
Interview about concept art for HUGO
 
CGHeute
Interview about concept art - in German Language
 
Screen Watch
A chat about concept design with the nice people from ScreenWatch
 
FilmSketchr
props and concept sketches for AEON FLUX
 
Olson Visual
Olson Visual recently installed in-theatre costume exhibits for Paramount Pictures' HANSEL AND GRETEL in Southern California.
 
IMDb My profile and filmography on the Internet Movie Database
 
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