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Education

​2019 - ...

Polish National Film School, Lodz

continue education & research Directing/Editing


2016 - 2017

Polish National Film School, Lodz

Script Writing

1998 - 2003

Polish National Film School, Lodz

Film Editing - Bachelor`s Degree

1996 - 1998

School of Design, Lodz

Cinematography

1995 -1996

Technical University, Lodz

Architectual Drawing

Software

Premiere Pro,
editing and sound design (over 20 years).

After Effects,
compositing, multiple plugins.

Photoshop,
2D graphic and design.

Unreal Engine & Unity,

Cinematics, environment and level prototyping. Independent developement

Illustrator,
vector design.

Qubicle,
voxels.

SketchUp,
architectual design.

3D Max,
basic.

also:
Avid Media Composer,

ReCap
and more

Education
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Marcin Nowak
GAMES DEVELOPER / DIRECTOR / SCRIPTWRITER / EDITOR / LECTURER

emails:
directornowak@gmail.com
contact@nowakgames.com
mnowak@filmschool.lodz.pl

Over 15 years experience as a director and freelancer for games (theWitcher, Dying Light), film, animation, theatre, VR and other audio-visual projects.
Since 2015 a lecturer at Polish National Film School in Lodz where he teaches about new ways of narration like games or interactive media.

In his work, Marcin Nowak connects classic language of film, literature, theatre with modern - games and new technologies - directing cinematics and motion capture for AAA games or as a pioneer of VR theatre.
Wide spectrum of knowledge and experience - he supervised Action Sequences and VFX for feature films, wrote adaptations or created illustrations and covers for published books.


Now conducting research on narration, interactive literature adaptations, recreation of real environments in game engines.
His independent games include:
World of Art, Jet Set Corp, World Champions: Decathlon, Stunt Coordinator, Search and Rescue. Few ongoing projects include The Trial (F.Kafka`s novel text-adventure adaptation), Railway Man (Interactive Series), Halny (Survival Experience) and a Special Secret Strategy Simulator will be released in 2023.


 

photo by Hawa

Highlighted accomplishment:
- cutscene/cinematic director, script, motion capture for "the Witcher"
- lecturer and graduate of one of the best Film Schools in the World - Polish National Film School in Lodz
- member of the Polish Film Editors Association (p.s.m.) - film editors elite
- director, editor of promotional materials for "the Witcher 1 & 2" - trailers, animations, making of`s.
- design and supervision of action/visual effects sequences for feature films, commercials - "Wojna polsko-ruska", "Oblawa".
- awarded for documentary "Carry each other`s burdens" at "Man in danger" film festival in Lodz - Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense Award.
- director, co-writer, motion capture for AAA game "Dying Light"
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- wrote a script based on magazine columns and directed for theatre - "More than You can eat", Teatr Nowy, Lodz. Also as set and video designer.
- VR theatre play and adaptation of "A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians"  - pioneer VR project, research on VR narration, production and post-production.
There is much more projects in portfolio.

"Always looking for new challenges, when most says: "it`s impossible", I`ll probably find the way."

Introduction

Illustrations

Illustrations

Teaching & Research

2015-now

Polish National Film School in Lodz (PWSFTviT).

Lectures and workshops on new forms of narration like games, interactive film or VR. Focused on games narration and cinematics, Unreal Engine and Sequencer.

Teaching

Hand drawn

Hand drawn
Video Samples

Video Samples