Bus Group

bus.group is a creative service for consensual fallacy. We develop contemporary visual content in close partnership with clients across the corporate and cultural stage. Consider us the stunt doubles of image making, render whisperers of CGI and trip sitters of creative direction. We’ll be your leading lady, background extra, design director and production runner.

Address

bus.group
Ritterstraße 2
10969 Berlin

Instagram

@bus.group

bus.group

Manuel Birnbacher (founder), Daniel Schnitterbaum (founder), Tine Edle von Istler, Jun Hyeok Shin, Felix Feldmann, Hermione Flynn, Jack Lemonidis, Anaís Prieto León, Fabi Lou Sax, Sasha Serdyukova, Peter Schings

Selected Clients

Art Basel, Babor, Balenciaga, Cartier, Ferragamo, Instagram, Maybach, MCM, Nike, Nomos Glashütte, Rimowa, Visa, Woolmark

Work with us

We are looking to expand our team via project-based freelance roles and dedicated full-time positions. Current opportunities can be found below:

  • Senior CG Artist

    We have an opening for a full-time senior role. Long-term experience in Cinema 4D, Redshift is required. Skills in Houdini, Marvelous and Unreal are a plus.

How to apply

Please send your application (portfolio, cover letter and resume) to jobs@bus.group with the respective role included as subject header. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Please note, we can’t reply to every application. Thanks for your understanding!

Credits

Code

Nikolai Sivertsen

Copy

Ollie George

Typeface

Diatype (Dinamo)

Copyright

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Watch me Wonder

Direction, Art Direction, and CGI Production for Cartier's Watches and Wonders ’23 video featuring CGI worlds for over 20 new models inside 8 product families.

We worked with Cartier to create a showcase film presenting their line-up for Watches and Wonders, Geneva 2023. We designed eight animated sculptures and digital landscapes which serve as borderless environments to explore the physics and atmosphere of each watch family. As the camera dynamically moves through each world, the audience encounters the carefully crafted details of each model interacting with our sculptures. This creates a journey through time and space, producing a CGI experience which defies reality as we know it.

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Timeless precision

CGI and 3D animation for a global campaign by luxury goods brand Cartier.

The Culture of Design film showcases the seven-strong collection of watches and jewellery within dynamic movement and fine lighting. bus.group worked with Haw-lin Services to produce the film and elevate each piece’s allure and precision.

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From A to V

CGI and 3D animation for the Mono V utensil series.

Founded over 125 years ago, the heritage German cutlery company expands its lettering of cuts to a new series of utensils. Mono V introduces a technology of precision to expand its production method. bus.group have developed a set of stills and animations that introduce their form.

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Interstitial wear

CGI and 3D animation for the global launch of the Zig CR shoe by Maison Margiela and Reebok. First launched during the Artisanal SS19 show, the ongoing collaboration between Maison Margiela and Reebok is reinforced once again by a new silhouette in SS22 – the Zig CR. As part of its global launch, bus.group were asked to bring the new model to life, revealing its form with fly-through intimacy and the trio of colour-ways that are now available to purchase worldwide.

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Baggage Surfer

bus.group created a variety of playful visuals for the German suitcase manufacturer Rimowa.

The iconic brand presents their Essential Suitcases in a special series of social media videos.

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Baggage Surfer

bus.group created a variety of playful visuals for the German suitcase manufacturer Rimowa.

The iconic brand presents their Essential Suitcases in a special series of social media videos.

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Just in ‘case

CGI and 3D animation for the first chapter of the Rimowa Design Prize, designed by zak.group.

The Rimowa Design Prize – launching its first chapter from October 2022 to April 2023 – is a collaboration with 15 top design universities. Each will be offering its students the opportunity to showcase work around their interpretation of Rimowa’s grand theme of ‘mobility’. For this special occasion, we sculpted and animated a 3D interpretation of the prize’s fine-lined logo by zak.group.

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Interstitial wear

CGI and 3D animation for the global launch of the Zig CR shoe by Maison Margiela and Reebok. First launched during the Artisanal SS19 show, the ongoing collaboration between Maison Margiela and Reebok is reinforced once again by a new silhouette in SS22 – the Zig CR. As part of its global launch, bus.group were asked to bring the new model to life, revealing its form with fly-through intimacy and the trio of colour-ways that are now available to purchase worldwide.

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Weightless function

CGI & 3D animation for the XPS 13 Plus product film by Dell.

Exposing its reduction in form and enhancement of function, bus.group have produced a product film that draws a horizon across Dell’s reformed XPS 13 Plus. In search of a harmonising visual that illuminates the boundaries between light and dark, noise and calm, function and intention, the film renders an explorative movement from one state towards another.

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Dimensions of debate

Art direction and visual identity for a product design studio.

Argument is a young, Berlin-based venture that proposes a new perspective on design, understanding its collection of furniture as something discursive where objects ‘become arguments’ in themselves.

bus.group provided design and art direction to Argument, developing a contemporary identity for use across formats. A multimodal website was produced to house the launch collection, developed with full integration of shop functionality.

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Dimensions of debate

CGI for the web shop of a product design studio’s collection.

The young, Berlin-based venture Argument proposes a new perspective on design, understanding its collection of furniture as something discursive where objects ‘become arguments’ in themselves. bus.group augmented the website of Argument with fine 3D imagery for the collection’s launch campaign.

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If you didn’t see the render, did you even wear the shoe?

CGI and 3D animation for a global campaign launch of the Balenciaga Triple S.

bus.group produced a teaser film for Balenciaga and provided full concept, modelling and animation. Though, even before our machine had finished rendering, the Triple S had already incited industry riot.

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Ultra mirrors

CGI and 3D animation for the MCM ULTRA campaign.

Collaborating with Haw-lin Services, bus.group has produced a short teaser animation that reveals the Ultra Fragrance from their new collection. A mirrored maze-like stage speaks to the many facettes of the scent and connects the broader ultra campaign. The bag-shaped bottle is revealed centre stage for quick-time viewing within the dynamic animation.

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Lag-free shopping

CGI and 3D animation for a digitally driven shopping experience.

Project RetailCX is a “highly configurable in-store system” that comprises storage robots, interactive screens and output compartment. bus.group were commissioned by Knapp to produce supporting 3D imagery as part of the project’s international launch.

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You need your eyes tested

CGI and 3D animation for an eyewear brand’s campaign film.

bus.group provided the modelling and animation for the Sportmax FW19 eyewear campaign. The film emphasises the strong and experimental shapes of the collection, with a nod to its active geometry.

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Heated sightseeing

CGI and 3D animation for an eyewear brand’s collection campaign.

Web Eyewear introduces its latest optic offering for this year’s summer collection. bus.group developed a softly rugged world to frame the sunglasses inside a free-flying 3D animation.

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Two becomes one

CGI and 3D animation for the rebranding of Siematic.

The lifestyle and kitchen company introduces a new signet in their move toward a new audience of cooking. bus.group have developed a series of 3D films to introduce the logomark, visualised within fluid and metallic environments.

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Double dating

CGI for a campaign film of Nomos Glashütte’s most celebrated watchpiece.

The Tangente Update introduces a two-dot date ring around the watch’s dial, a style attributed to 'the new neomatik caliber within'. bus.group provided the concept, modelling and animation for the 3D-driven campaign.