Lena Gieseke is a German Painter and Special Effects Technician. He is well known as the first and former wife of American film director and author Tim Burton.
Date of Birth
September 12, 1965
Place of Birth
Bremen, a city by the Weser River in northwest Germany
• When Santa Fell to Earth
• Hotel Lux
• Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods
• Otto’s Eleven
• Westflug – Entführung aus Liebe
• Berlin ’36
• Vicky the Viking
• Die Jahrhundertlawine
• 1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde
Lena Gieseke’s Early Life
Lena Gieseke was born on September 12, 1965, in Bremen, a city by the Weser River in northwest Germany.
Lena Gieseke’s Height
Lena Gieseke stands tall at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m).
Lena Gieseke’s Parents & Family
No information is available about Lena Gieseke’s family life, parents, and siblings.
Lena Gieseke’s Educational Background
Lena Gieseke enrolled at the German School of Athens. She later obtained a degree in fine arts and photography from the California Institute of Arts (CalArts).
She then moved to London, England where she attended Wimbledon College and Goldsmith College.
In 2004, Lena Gieseke graduated from Universität Koblenz with earning her Computervisualistik (Bachelor of Science) degree. She also obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic media from the University of Georgia, the USA in 2007.
Lena Gieseke got a Ph.D. degree in the digital media doctoral program at Universität Stuttgart (University of Stuttgart) in 2018.
Lena Gieseke’s Husband
Lena Gieseke shot to prominence following her marital relationship with famous American filmmaker, artist, author, and animator Timothy Walter “Tim” Burton.
Lena Gieseke and Tim got married on February 24, 1987, but unfortunately, after four years on December 31, 1991, they divorced.
She met Burton at a party in London, and they exchanged wedding vows in February 1987.
On December 31, 1991, Lena Gieseke decided to part and go on separate ways.
After the divorce, Burton had a nine-year-long relationship with model and actress Lisa Marie from 1992 to 2001. Rumors say that his relationship with Lisa sparked their separation.
Lena Gieseke’s Career
Between March and May 2005, she served as an intern 3D generalist at Perpetual Motion in Athens, Georgia.
In June 2006, she worked with Perpetual Motion until September 2006. In 2007, she worked as a freelance 3D generalist for Method in Motion in Los Angeles, California. Gieseke subsequently moved back to Germany and started working for Scanline VFX in Munich as a scripting and pipeline TD and R&D in July 2008.
She left Scanline VFX in July 2011. A month later, she joined 3DXcite (previously known as RTT) as an application developer.
After working there for five months, predominantly in production tools and pipeline development, she resigned in January 2012.
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Lena Gieseke was also associated with the Visualization Research Center at Stuttgart as a doctoral researcher from February 2012 to July 2016.
Between October 2012 and June 2015, Lena Gieseke was a guest lecturer at Furtwangen University, Germany.
In 2015, she was in San Jose, California for three months as a visiting researcher at Adobe Research. Since August 2016, she has been affiliated with the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF is a professor of visual media technologies.
Some of the publications to which Gieseke has contributed over the years are ‘Towards a Practical Gamut of Appearance Acquisition’ (2013), and ‘Interactive Parameter Retrieval For Two-Tone Procedural Textures’ (2014), and ‘Shake it up – Image Decomposition and Rearrangements of Its Constituents.’ (2015).
In April 2007, she received the special recognition award for “Outstanding Contribution to the History Channel Documentaries” from the University of Georgia.
Lena Gieseke Movies
- When Santa Fell to Earth
- Hotel Lux
- Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods
- Otto’s Eleven
- Westflug – Entführung aus Liebe
- Berlin ’36
- Vicky the Viking
- Die Jahrhundertlawine
- 1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde.
Lena Gieseke’s Net Worth
Lena Gieseke has a net worth of $2 million.