High 5 Films

Hi Mike,

Below is the page I mentioned in my DasAuge message.

To recap:

With a background in fine arts I have been working in and around film and various computer graphics related industries since 1987. From visual effects in London I moved on to film production, props and set dressing in South Africa and eventually enrolled in a computer graphics course in Munich.

In 1996 I co-founded Bionic Productions in London – Bionic (later Bionic Digital) went on to provide the likes of Mission: impossible, The Saint, Daylight, The Jackal, Lost in Space, M:i-2, Behind Enemy Lines and others with fictional user interfaces. The company also designed and produced a number of highly successful marketing campaigns for United International Pictures, to promote films like The Saint, Mercury Rising and The World is Not Enough.

Eventually I moved to Los Angeles to set up a subsidiary of Bionic at Raleigh Studios. In 2001, my wife (a native Melburnian) and I moved to Melbourne where I worked as a freelance designer, animator and compositor. In July 2015 my family and I moved to Berlin.

Below are two explainer samplers which will give you an idea of the range of styles and complexity from Budget to Premium.

Examples of Premium Videos

Examples of Budget Videos

The above video features clips from a variety of video series that I have worked on for different clients. The video is fairly long so please feel free to skip through it to gain an overview.

Clips stem from

  • Principles of Economics series
  • NOVA Labs’ Evolution series
  • Producer Offset for Film Australia
  • Worth Psychology video
  • Australian  and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance video
  • Tools of Science series for Rutgers University
  • One Track for Visa Global Logistics

Again, this video features clips from a variety of projects, this time illustrating what I consider to be the Budget type of video.

Clips stem from

  • Principles of Economics series
  • Citus Data video

Since moving to Berlin I have dealt almost exclusively with US-based clients, working on documentaries and educational videos.

For Tilapia Film I have produced approximately 40 educational videos, in part by myself and in part by running a team of remote freelancers based in Russia, South Africa, New Zealand, Thailand, Portugal and London.

My involvement on the videos has been as follows:

  • Script breakdown and Art Direction
  • Style frame development
  • Animation
  • Co-ordination when additional animators are involved

Other projects which I have produced for US clients include a video for the World Science Festival in New York, graphics elements and titles for 4 documentaries, a video installation for the Los Angeles Water Board, 4 videos for Rutgers University and 12 minutes of animated video PBS NOVA.

Should you wish to view any of the above projects in their entirety please let me know.


Get in touch

BERLIN – Ole Sturm
+49 (0)30 5524 6530
+49 (0)174 328 874 (mobile)

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