Hi! I'm Maris Polis

I'm very lucky to have stumbled onto this field after finishing school. Like most kids I was somewhat lost what to do and pondered a business oriented career. On a hunch I decided to enrol in a film/animation course thinking I might become a cameraman or editor but quickly figured out that software like Maya, Combustion, eyeon Fusion and later Nuke were what interested me most.


I'm a VFX Compositing Artist/Editor from Hamburg, Germany. I pride myself with a wide array of technical skills that complement my compositing focus.

Eventhough I am mainly a Compositing Artist, I do cover a wider range of the VFX workloads that may occur on your typical or not so typical project. Most of the skills I posess were acquired by being thrown (or jumping) into cold water. Luckily I am able to quickly adapt to new tools or challenges so I am quite flexible if the need arises. This is backed by a deep understanding of different Operating systems, network hardware & protocols, storage and cloud solutions. After all, I have been sitting behind a monitor for 25+ years (ignore the dark circles around my eyes).

My Skills

Nuke / Nuke Studio / Hiero




After Effects


Davinci Resolve






Thinkbox Deadline



Online & Compositing Artist - Freelance

Compositing, Supervision & Consulting for Productions and VFX Shops

2021 - Present

VFX Supervision & Compositing - Eleven VFX

Lead Compositor, VFX Editorial and Coordination

2017 - 2021

Compositing & Animation - Mädchenfilm

VFX and Editorial for inhouse productions

2014 - 2017

Motion Design - Freelance

"Wetten, dass..?" / "Quizduell" / HerrP GmbH / others

2011 - 2014

Student Technical Supervisor - SAE Hamburg

Consult and assist students at their projects - handle inhouse camera equipment

2009 - 2011

IT Support - Freelance

Network Administration for several mid sized companies, mainly media and law

2008 - Present


Bachelor of Arts - Digital Film - SAE Berlin

Germany - Berlin

2010 - 2011

Digital Film & Animation Diploma - SAE Hamburg

Germany - Hamburg

2008 - 2010

Abitur 2006 - Gymnasium Kaiser Friedrich Ufer / Bismark

Germany - Hamburg

1997 - 2006