Christian Volckman, a graduate of Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques in Paris, is a French painter, graphic designer, photographer, author and producer.
He is mostly known for his motion capture animation effort Renaissance, which was internationally released in 2006 and received mixed reviews from movie critics. It was awarded the Feature Film Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2006. The movie did poorly at the box office in America and Europe.
His other film work includes two clips and the short, Le cobaye, which received a Prix du Jury at Annecy in 1995. Maaz has been shown at nearly 100 festivals and has won 30 prizes, including two for sound.