Need Some Help?
Whether you're new to the business and need some advice about how to make your mark.. or you're looking for somebody to help you solve a problem in your current project.. I'm here to help.
As a multi Award Winning Director and a Pioneer of CGI and Digital VFX.. I'm here to give you access to what I've learnt in my long career in the Film, TV and Visual Effects industry!
It doesn't cost anything to ask.. and I'm looking forward to hopefully helping you..
In my opinion, the only advantage of growing older is gaining experience.
I've always had a very inquisitive mind.. and that's what led me down an incredible path of innovation and creativity. Technology is amazing but in my small world it has opened up so many opportunities. It's hard to believe that I've been lucky enough to be close to the front edge of so much innovation.
But.. without creativity, the technology is just "Nice to have!"
BBC Television - Film Department - London
Asst. Film Dubbing Mixer.
Trainee Assistant Film Cameraman.
Production Assistant - Trainee Director.
CAL Production Ltd.
Established my first Video and Film production company.
Directed over 150 image films, documentaries and shorts.
Opened one of the first video rental shops in the UK.
CAL Videographics Ltd
Founded the first video CGI company in the UK. We made visual effects for films including Superman III, Emerald Forest and Peter Greenaway's 'Dante's Inferno’ - TV Station idents for all major UK and many European TV channels... Music Videos for Elton John, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Mike Oldfield etc...
CAL Group Ltd
CAL Group Ltd. - London
The group of companies included CAL Videographics, Axis Associates Design, and Peter Claridge Pictures based at Shepperton Studios. The concept was to provide a "total service" for Design, Computer Animation and Live action shooting.
Media Technologie MTC AG
Founded as a production company based at Limelight Studios in Zürich where I wrote and directed "Always in Time" a visual effects film for Swatch using the latest technology.. "Motion Control".
VIA - The Media Network
I developed a concept for delivering media over the telephone network using hardware from Sony. Their business development manager said "It was the best business concept he had seen in the last ten years!". (The Internet was not officially defined until 1995.. five years later!)
Bavaria Film Studios
Munich - Germany
For three years I was the Digital Production Supervisor at Bavaria Film where I also wrote and directed `The Castle’ a multiple award winning promotional film for the studios.
Munich - Germany
Together with Thomas Zauner and Stephanie Stalf we co-founded Scanline Animation as computer animation production company based in Bavaria Film Studios, Munich .
Co-founded MTC GmbH as a production company with Christof Gurland within the Bavaria Studios complex. During this time I was also a consultant to French investors during their purchase of Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. Finally I sold M.T.C. GmbH to Bavaria Film GmbH to form their daughter company ‘Bavaria Interactive’.
Peter Claridge Pictures
Munich - Germany
After many years of setting up and running companies, I decided to just concentrate on my directing.
Please look at the WORK section to see a selection of some projects I have been involved in over the years.. as Producer, Director and Visual Effects Supervisor.
I’ve been lucky enough to receive many Awards over the years and would like to thank all the clients and crew that made that possible.