Bus Group

bus.group is a creative service for parched refreshment. 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

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@bus.group

bus.group

Manuel Birnbacher (founder), Daniel Schnitterbaum (founder), Crystal Campbell, Tine Edle von Istler, Felix Feldmann, Hermione Flynn, Jack Lemonidis, Anaís Prieto León, Fabi Lou Sax, Peter Schings

Selected Clients

Art Basel, Away, Babor, Balenciaga, Cartier, Dell, Ferragamo, Instagram, Maison Margiela, Mercedes Maybach, MCM, Nike, Porsche, Rimowa, Renault, Sotheby's, Visa, Woolmark

Work with us

We are looking to expand our team via project-based freelance roles and dedicated full-time positions. Please send your application (portfolio, cover letter and resume) to jobs@bus.group with the respective role included as subject header. Please note, we can’t reply to every application. Thanks for your understanding. Current opportunities can be found below. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Senior CG Artist

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

Credits

Code

Nikolai Sivertsen

Copy

Ollie George

Typeface

Diatype (Dinamo)

Copyright

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Mirage à trois

CGI and 3D animation for a product exhibition by Cartier.

Selecting a trio of pieces from their collection, the luxury label have crafted ‘Wildlife’, ‘Mineral’ and ‘Cultural’ worlds to highlight the particularities, suppleness and savoir-faire of Cartier. bus.group were asked to envelop the three ‘hub’ spaces with accompanying 3D animations that would highlight the technicity of selected pieces as emotional extensions to their product environments.

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Tuning (back) up

CGI and 3D animation for the 2022 edition of PITCH.

After an extended period of distance between bodies and movement, bus.group were asked to create visuals for the returning music and arts festival in Victoria, Australia. We worked with PITCH to produce a playful 3D-driven film that combines surreal materialities against minimalist studio environments.

"Bringing together a community of like-minded individuals for our fifth edition, we welcome you back to the tranquil Grampian plains for an aural experience of electronic music and an assembly of visual delights."

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How does the future smell?

Animated outtakes for an editorial feature entitled The Doors of (Multi-Sensory) Perception.

MOLD is a magazine about the future of food and investigates the potential of ‘designing food’ across interviews, editorials and critical essays. For the fourth issue, Designing for the Senses, bus.group were commissioned to envision a new model for perception, worn amongst a text by Maria Jimena Ricatti.

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How does the future smell?

3D outtakes for an editorial feature entitled The Doors of (Multi-Sensory) Perception.

MOLD is a magazine about the future of food and investigates the potential of ‘designing food’ across interviews, editorials and critical essays. For the fourth issue, Designing for the Senses, bus.group were commissioned to envision a new model for perception, worn amongst a text by Maria Jimena Ricatti.

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Lucid Daydreaming: Transcending the Confines of Self

In recognition of this year’s Istanbul Biennale and Contemporary Istanbul, opening on September 13th, Otto Resource c/o Adam Barnard invites bus.group to present Lucid Daydreaming, an animated short film spanning ideas of confinement, change, and liberation.

Hosted by KİRALIK DEPO, Istanbul, the exhibition’s site-specific centerpiece — a towering LED screen titled Trip Wall — is contextualized by an improvised soundtrack from Istanbul Ghetto Club. Juxtaposed against the A-OR02 Meditative Pedestal by @actetm and Otto Resource c/o Adam Barnard, Lucid Daydreaming is part of a matrix of items that culminate to help attendees reconfigure their own perception of self.

With the video built around the Sportsaware Top — a cropped training jersey — Lucid Daydreaming renders visual landscapes of distinctive, yet correlated dream worlds, and questions reality, illusion, solidity, and plasticity.

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Have you heard of pragmatic mythology?

From bus with love: our first ever signature shirt will be available for order soon in a limited edition of 100. Our first piece of merchandising – the PRAGMATIC MYTHOLOGY tee – is produced as a limited run in collaboration with silkscreen studio Merch and Destroy. For all the daydreamers, creative vanguards and design clairvoyants - the t-shirt is tailored for all measurements of mythos.

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Artificial Teller Machine

3D modelling, texturing and rendering for a short campaign animation.

bus.group was commissioned to produce imagery for the financial company Liechtensteinische Landesbank. The animation unmasks the inner mechanisms of a robotic figure.

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Melodic ecologies

CGI and 3D animation for the album artwork of band Jeans for Jesus.

19xx_2xxx_ is the third LP of Swiss band J4J. For the supporting imagery, bus.group transformed 3D scans of the band members into eco-mythical figureheads.

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You smell like you sound

CGI and 3D animation for an album artwork.

In 2017, Swiss band J4J released their second musical offering – an eclectic album entitled P R O. For its supporting artwork, BUS developed 3D imagery of the LP’s ‘scent’, rendered out as a sleek flacon and filled with sonic smell.