Simon Griesser is an Animator and Director. Previously he worked for different companies as a Game Developer, 3D Artist, 3D animator/ motiondesigner in Vienna and California. Together with Phillip Comarella he founded Salon Alpin, an animation studio in Lissbon and Vienna.
The studio creates innovative, animations, short films and games with a focus on poetic storytelling. They call themselves a ‘sustainable storytelling studio’. Some of their clients include MontBlanc, Greenpeace, Austrian newspaper Falter..
Since 2018 Salon Alpin is represented by Passion Picture Studios. Best known for “Falter inferno” (2015), “Old Man’s Journey” (2017) and the recently with the Annie Award 2019 for Best TV Broadcast Commercial awarded “Rang Tan” (2019).
At FMX 2019 Griesser is talking about designing and directing Greenpeace commercial ‘Rang Tan’ and the conceptual production process of storytelling. We had the chance to sit down with Simon and talk to him about his work as a Director, the immense creativity and uniqueness from Salon Alpin when it comes to animation and techniques and of course about the earth, protecting the environment and raising awareness.
Article written by Lisa Schubert & Malena Trachte
Camera: Lisa Schubert
Interview: Malena Trachte
Editing: Malena Trachte