Hans Van Helden | Filmmore

Hans van Helden has over 18 years of hands-on experience in post-production and visual effects. Having managed culturally different crews and clients on more than 50 feature films has given Hans the edge up on anticipating pitfalls from the very beginning. Being completely up-to-date on both traditional and the latest technologies in film he is frequently asked as expert to give masterclasses and lectures.

 On all his jobs as post-production supervisor Hans has had full responsibility over the entire post-production process, from budgeting and scheduling to supervising the editing, music, sound, laboratory, grading and foreign delivery elements. All to delivery standards for territories worldwide, within budget and on-time.

 As visual effects supervisor his work ranges from music promos and beer commercials to the latest feature film of director Paul Verhoeven; ‘Black Book’ and Brian Yuzna’s ‘Amphibious 3D’. Hans is an active member of the Visual Effects Society and founder and chairman of the Dutch Association of Visual Effects Professionals (NVX).

 From 2011 to 2015 Hans was Managing Director of Filmmore Brussels where he was responsible to build up the brand new facility. Filmmore Brussels is now one of the leading postproduction and visual effects houses in Belgium.

 Currently Hans is Head of VFX at Filmmore and runs the visual effects departments in Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg.

 As a consequence of his frequent work on international co-productions, Hans has lived and worked in different cities all over the world and holds dual passports, both for the EC and the USA.

Hans is member of the Dutch Academy for Film (DAFF) and the European Film Academy (EFA).

EDUCATION:

 1994 -1997

Dutch Film Academy, Amsterdam

Majored in Film Editing

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:

Origin Unknown (2016) IAM Entertainment, director: Hasraf Dulull

(visual effects supervisor)

Love & Friendship (2016) Blinder Films, director: Whit Stillman

(visual effects supervisor)

The Idol (2015) Ali Jaafar, director: Hany Abu-Assad

(visual effects supervisor)

The Night of a Thousand Hours (2015) Amour Fou, director: Virgil Widrich

(visual effects producer)

 

The Surprise (2014) N279 Entertainment, director: Mike van Diem

(visual effects producer)

 

The Bible (2013) History Channel, director: Tony Mitchell

(visual effects producer)

 

Mr. Morgan’s Last Love (2013) Bavaria Pictures, director: Sandra Nettelback

(visual effects producer)

 

The Rotterdam Blitz (aka Het Bombardement) (2012) Fu Works, director: Ate de Jong

(visual effects producer)

 

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) Menuet Producties, director: Felix van Groeningen

(visual effects producer)

 

Nono, The Zigzag Kid (2012) N279 Entertainment/Bos Bros, director: Vincent Bal

(visual effects producer)

 

When The Lights Went Out (2012) Kintop Pictures, director: Pat Holden

(visual effects producer)

 

Amphibious 3D (2010) FuWorks, director: Brian Yuzna

(post production and visual effects supervisor)

 

The Tournament (2009) Mann Made Films, director: Scott Mann

(post production and visual effects supervisor)

 

IEP! (2009) Lemming Film, director: Rita Horst

(post production and visual effects supervisor)

 

Winter in Wartime (aka Oorlogswinter) (2008) Isabella Films, director: Martin Koolhoven

(post production and visual effects supervisor)

 

Moordwijven (2007) Parachute Pictures, director: Dick Maas

(post production and visual effects supervisor)

 

The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock (2007) AAA Pictures, director: Lourens Blok

(post production and visual effects supervisor)

 

Alles is Liefde (2007) Motel Films, director: Joram Lürsen

(post production supervisor)

 

Black Book (aka Zwartboek) (2006) Fu Works, director: Paul Verhoeven

(post production and visual effects supervisor).

 

Ik Omhels je met 1000 Armen (2006) IdtV Film, director: Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen

(post production supervisor)

 

Het Schnitzelparadijs (2005) Lemming Film, director: Martin Koolhoven

(post production supervisor)

 

Knetter! (2005) Lemming Film Productions, director: Martin Koolhoven

(post production supervisor)

 

In Orange (aka In Oranje) (2004) Motel Films, director: Joram Lürsen (post production supervisor)

 

Indoor Fireworks (2003) SleeveMonkey Film, director: Rudolf B.

(producer / post production supervisor)

Short Film (Viper Camera/35mm)

First ever film shot, finished and projected digitally

Music by Angelo Badalamenti. (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Dr.)

 

Valentín (2002) First Floor Features, director: Alejandro Agresti

(post production supervisor)

 

Tom & Thomas (2001) First Floor Features, director: Esmé Lammers

(post production and visual effects supervisor)

 

The Shaft (aka Down) (2000) First Floor Features, director: Dick Maas

(post production supervisor)

 

Do Not Disturb (aka Silent Witness) (1999) First Floor Features, director: Dick Maas

(post production and visual effects supervisor)

 

Don’t Stop The Show (1998) Lagestee Film, director: Rogier v/d Ploeg

(editor)

Documentary

 

Character (aka Karakter) (1997) First Floor Features, director: Mike van Diem

(first assistant editor and post production coordinator)

 

Consult (1997) Endemol TV

(editor)

TV series

 

Ensembles (1997) DKP Amsterdam

(editor)

Documentary

 

Cryoceen (1997) NFTVA, director: Patrick Frissen

(editor)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

 

NVX (Founder and Chairman– Dutch Association of Visual Effects Professionals)

DAFF (Dutch Academy for Film)

EFA (European Film Academy

VES (Visual Effects Society)

NCE (Netherlands Association of Cinema Editors)

ACM (Society for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques)

SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers)

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

Dutch Film Academy

(Member of the Commission of Advise & Lecturer)

 

EP2C (European Post Production Connection)

(Project Leader / Lecturer)

EP2C is a post-production management course for producers and professionals involved in post-production, initiated by Belgian producers Diana Elbaum and Sébastien Delloye and supported by the MEDIA Programme.

 

FOCAL – Production Value

(Tutor, Senior Post Production Supervisor)

Production Value is a yearly Budgeting & Scheduling masterclass for European Assistant Directors & Line Producers, initiated by Denis Rabaglia and supported by the MEDIA Programme.

Media Business School Madrid

(Expert – postproduction & visual effects – at MEGA)

MEGA is a nine month, project-based master’s programme that provides specialized training in audiovisual company management and content production.

Illuminate Music Services

(Co-owner)

Music supervision, production and publishing for production companies.

First Floor Features (1998 – 2002)

(Manager Film Archive)

Responsible for the extensive film archive and all foreign sales deliveries.

National Audiovisual Archives (1996 – 1998)

(Film Restoration Technician)

Physical element repairs on deteriorated 35mm film for archive preservation.