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MFCB is a creative developer and media designer based in Berlin, Germany.

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A short animation illustrating the work and vision of the WHO’s newly founded Council on the Economy of Health for all, based on a script from and with illustrations by Erica Lefstad. The animation was done entirely in After Effects with some particle simulations created using Trapcode Form.

Client

World Health Organization

Credits

Script & Illustration by Erica Lefstad
Animation & Sound Design by MFCB

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This is the second video in a series of animated visual essays commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), highlighting the stories of women overcoming abusive situations. In this episode, Nicole Lee shares her personal experience of abuse in her previous marriage through excerpts from an audio interview.

Client

World Health Organization

Credits

Illustration & Script by Erica Lefstad
Animation & Sound Design by MFCB

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This is the first video in a series of animated visual essays commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), which highlights the stories of women overcoming abusive situations. In this episode, Mama Rose Thamae shares her personal experience with repeated abuse throughout her childhood and adult life, as told by herself in an audio interview.

Client

World Health Organization

Credits

Illustration & Script by Erica Lefstad
Animation & Sound Design by MFCB

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Promotional Motion Poster for MARVEL: Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition which took place in Wellington, New Zealand starting December 2023.

Client

LEM-Studios on behalf of Semmel Exhibitions

Credits

Artwork by Brian Reber
Production by LEM-Studios
Logo Design by Sebastian M. Purfürst by MFCB by Florian Franke
Background Design by Sebastian M. Purfürst by MFCB
Animation by Sebastian M. Purfürst by MFCB

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©2023 MARVEL
©2023 SEMMEL Exhibitions and their respective owners

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A cinema trailer for the MARVEL: Universe of Superheroes exhibition presented by Semmel Exhibitions at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA in 2018.

Client

LEM-Studios on behalf of Semmel Exhibitions

Credits

Artwork by Nick Bradshaw
Concept by René Kæstner
Music composed by Lorne Balfe
Animation by Sebastian M. Purfürst & MFCB
Stereo & 5.1 Surround Mix by Sebastian M. Purfürst

Displayed comic motives and content
©2019 MARVEL
©2019 SEMMEL Exhibitions and their respective owners

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The official music video for SONICONOCLASM’s debut single from the self-titled debut album. Shot over two nights at various locations in Berlin, Germany, the video features spontaneous performances by passersby who were approached on the spot and agreed to recite lines from the lyrics.

Credits

Direction, editing & production by Sebastian M. Purfürst
Direction of photography by André Stoeriko
Set assistance & Co-production by MFCB

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Web portfolio of Munich based media artist Barbara Herold. Based on a screen design by Carina Müller of Studio MLLR, this was my first project using a ReactJS frontend that pulled its data from a headless WordPress installation.

Client

Barbara Herold

Credits

Screen Design by Carina Müller
Full-stack development by Markus Buhl

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Web portfolio of Munich based Spanish artist Rut Massó. The page was created based on a screen design by Carina Müller of Studio MLLR and developed entirely as a classic PHP-based WordPress installation with fully customized plugins to suit the needs of Ms. Massó.

Client

Rut Massó

Credits

Screen design by Carina Müller of Studio MLLR.
Wordpress theme customization and plugin programming by Markus Buhl.

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Artist portfolio for Berlin-based artist Sophia Süßmilch. Developed in collaboration with Studio MLLR, it marks my debut WordPress-based web project. Crafted entirely in PHP, the site features custom plugins and theme modifications tailored to complement Carina Müller’s unconventional design.

Client

Sophia Süßmilch

Credits

Screen design by Carina Müller
Wordpress theme & plugin Development by Markus Buhl

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Soundtrack album for MARVEL: Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition, presented by SEMMEL Exhibitions, which opened on December 14 in Wellington, New Zealand. The album features 13 songs, composed and produced specifically for this exhibition. Production took place at LEM-Studios during the summer and fall of 2023. All songs are instrumental, save for spoken word passages and sound effects taken from the 1975 radio show “Fantastic Four”, courtesy of Peter B. Lewis.

Client

LEM-Studios on behalf of SEMMEL Exhibitions

Credits

All music composed by Sebastian M. Purfürst
Production by Sebastian M. Purfürst
Co-Production by MFCB & Markus “Hossi” Hossak
Additional drums by MFCB
Additional guitars by Christoph Zitterbart
Additional vocals and viola by Elke Brauweiler
On-site surround mix by Markus “Hossi” Hossak

Samples taken from the “Fantastic Four” radio show are courtesy of Peter B. Lewis

Displayed comic motives and content
©2023 MARVEL
©2023 SEMMEL Exhibitions and their respective owners

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Soundtrack-album for Spider-Man: Beyond Amazing – The Exhibition, presented by SEMMEL Exhibitions, exclusively released on Sony Classical including a limited vinyl release. The soundtrack was part of the currently touring exhibition which debuted in July of 2022. Principal production took place in spring of 2022 at LEM-Studios in Berlin. All songs were written and produced by Sebastian M. Purfürst with additional production by myself and featuring guest performances by Paul Valikovski and Christoph Zitterbart.

Client

LEM-Studios on behalf of SEMMEL Exhibitions

Credits


Composition & Production by Sebastian M. Purfürst
Co-production by MFCB
Co-production & Surround mix by Markus “Hossi” Hossak
Additional guitars by Christoph Zitterbart
Additional violin by Paul Valikovsi

Displayed comic motives and content
©2022 MARVEL
©2022 SEMMEL Exhibitions and their respective owners

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The self-titled debut album of the band project SONICONOCLASM, created by Sebastian M. Purfürst and myself, written and recorded at LEM-Studios in Berlin during several sessions from 2015 to 2016. It was initially released to streaming services in early 2017. The video above showcases excerpts from all the songs on the album, accompanied by visuals sourced from the extensive video archive of LEM-Studios.

Credits

Composition & Production by Sebastian M. Purfürst & MFCB
Additional Vocals by Kristiina Tuomi
Recorded at LEM-Studios in Berlin, 2015-2016

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Bio

Most of what I do today I started when I was a kid. I took my first drumming lessons when I was 8. I wrote my first lines of BASIC code on my family’s old C64 around the same time. I used my father’s VHS camera to record my siblings and me mimicking our favourite TV shows. As a teenager these attempts at creation became more sophisticated: starting a punk band and recording rudimentary songs with only one microphone on a Dell laptop we found in our neighbour’s trash. Hacking into the Half-Life SDK to create my own interpretation of Counter-Strike. Designing an animated web cartoon series that very closely resembled South Park using Flash, when Flash hadn’t yet been acquired (and ultimately shut down) by Adobe.

The more sophisticated these attempts at creation became, the more they became interconnected: learning PHP enabled the punk band to be among the very few with their own custom website. Having a punk band meant learning to work in a team, to organize and to finish things. Knowing how to operate a camera and to utilize Photoshop meant we could design an album cover and shoot our own Behind-The-Scenes.

I ended up studying media design because it encompassed all of these attempts at creation. I learned about graphic design and the importance of typography, later came video editing and compositing, I taught myself After Effects because it wasn’t a regular part of the curriculum. I developed small video games and portfolio websites, often for fellow students because almost nobody there wanted to code. The university also featured a Pro Tools based recording studio where I spent many a night working on song ideas or soundtracking for a semester’s video assignment. It was a huge playground for all my favourite disciplines.

Fast forward to 2014, my second year in Berlin, when I met LEM-Studios founder Sebastian M. Purfürst with whom I started the music project SONICONOCLASM and who eventually became my close friend and creative mentor, as well as one of the few constants in my life: after becoming tired of the confines of being a full-time employee, first as a motion graphics designer in a small agency and later as a developer in a smart home company, I discovered I was ready to take things a step further and finally became a full-time freelancer in 2022 as a member of LEM-Studios collective, working in different teams and various disciplines, regaining the creative freedom I so much enjoyed.

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