ERIC NICOLAS SMIT

creative director | content developper

ERIC NICOLAS SMIT is a visual craftsman, designing worlds and orchestrating motion with passion. He specializes in accurate 3D renders, motion graphics and visual effects. From simple design prototypes to gigantic fantasy worlds, Eric transforms any idea into a stunning visualization.

ERIC NICOLAS SMIT worked on projects for acclaimed directors such as Ridley Scott, J.J. Abrams, Brent Bonacorso, Sameh Zoabi and Mamoru Oshii. Over a career of more than 2 decades, he created original contents for Sony Music Entertainment, Paramount pictures, The Stanford University, The European Spacial Agency, MTV, Lakic Design, Nike, Toyota and many others. In Luxembourg, he is an active player of the cultural life having conceived and directed documentaries for the Villa Vauban and Mudam museum, as well as promotional sequences for "La Nuit des Musées" and "Visit Luxembourg".

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

||| FILM |||

TEL AVIV ON FIRE
Visual effects (directed by Sameh Zoabi, TS Productions, FR, 2018)

ESCAPADA
Visual effects (directed by Sarah Hirtt, Artémis Productions, BE, 2018)

THE NARROW WORLD
Visual effects (directed by Brent Bonacorso, Collaboration Factory, USA, 2017)

WEST OF THE MOON
Visual effects (directed by Brent Bonacorso, Collaboration Factory, USA, 2010)

NOW AND NOWHERE
3D animations (directed by Brent Bonacorso, Collaboration Factory, USA, 2008)

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III
3D pre-visualizations (directed by J.J. Abrams, Paramount Pictures, USA, 2005)

AVALON
Making-of and trailer development (directed by Mamoru Oshii, Bandai Visual, JP, 2002)

||| ART AND CULTURE |||

"LA DANSE DES ÉLEMENTS" CECILIA BENGOLEA DOCUMENTARY
Photography and post production (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, MUDAM, LU, 2022)

"INSPIRING TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN LUXEMBOURG" DUBAI 2021 EXPO SHOW
Motion graphics (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, LFT, LU, 2021)

"LA NUIT DES MUSEES 2021" SPOT
Photography, Motion graphics and post production (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, ICOM, LU, 2021)

"SHADOW" WILLIAM KENTRIDGE DOCUMENTARY
Photography and post production (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, MUDAM, LU, 2021)

"DE LAMPERTSBIERG" DOCUMENTARY
Motion graphics and visual effects (directed by Joy Hoffmann, CNA, LU, 2021)

"LUCI" MAGAZINE TRAILERS
Motion graphics (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, LFT, LU, 2020)

"LE TEMPS COUDÉ" ANRI SALA DOCUMENTARY
Photography and post production (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, MUDAM, LU, 2019)

"HISTOIRES DE FEMMES" DOCUMENTARY
Visual effects (directed by Anne Schroeder, Samsa Film, LU, 2018)

"VEDUTE" CANALETTO DOCUMENTARY
Motion graphics (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, LU, 2018)

MTV 2017 MOVIE AWARDS
TV live show virtual stages (Studio Moross, UK, 2017)

MUDAM MUSEUM 10 YEARS DOCUMENTARY
Photography, motion graphics and post production (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, MUDAM, LU, 2016)

THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM SPOT
Visual effects (directed by Brent Bonacorso, Collaboration Factory, USA, 2007)

CARLOS SANTANA "ULTIMATE" CLIP
Motion graphics (directed by Brent Bonacorso, Collaboration Factory, USA, 2007)

||| COMMUNICATION, ADVERTISING AND IDENT. |||

SECURITEC "ALARM" SPOT
Visual effects (IPL, LU, 2022)

HENESSY X.O "THE SEVEN WORLDS"
Character sculpting (directed by Ridley Scott, RSA Films, UK, 2019)

ZEPPELIN WATCH "100 JAHRE" SPOT
3D animations and post production (directed by Eric Nicolas Smit, Pointtec, DE, 2019)

LUXEMBOURG "LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN" SPOT
Visual effects (directed by Laurent Witz, Zeilt, LU, 2018)

LAKIC DESIGN "THE CLOUD" SPOT
3D animations and post production (Sacha Lakic Design, LU, 2015)

LEXUS "LOYALTY" SPOT
Visual effects (Brewster Parsons, USA, 2010)

KOBE BRYANT KB24 TITLE
Motion graphics (Zambezi, USA, 2007)

NIKE TOWN NEW YORK
Architecture visualizations (Vital Distraction, USA, 2006)

ALIENWARE "SUPERMAN" SPOT
3D animations (Battle Media Lab, USA, 2006)

NISSAN INFINITI "SNOWFLAKE" SPOT
3D environments (Notorious 247, USA, 2004)

||| LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS |||

IBC AMSTERDAM 2017
CINEMA 4D Painting reconstruction and exploration for Maxon, DE

IBC AMSTERDAM 2017
CINEMA 4D Procedural 3D landscape creation for Maxon, DE

LOS ANGELES SIGGRAPH 2017
CINEMA 4D Fracture dynamic simulation for Maxon, USA

LOS ANGELES SIGGRAPH 2017
CINEMA 4D 3D motion tracking for Maxon, USA

STUTTGART FMX 2015
FOUNDRY COLORWAY Launch presentation for Foundry, UK

CREATIVE SKILLS

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CAPTURING REALITY

Filming, sound recording and 3D scanning using state of the art equipement.

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BENDING REALITY

Visual effects, retouching and cinema color grading.

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CREATING WORLDS

CG animation, simulations, motion graphics and illustrations.

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