USC Cinematic Arts

Kim Baumann Larsen is a licensed architect and 3D artist with 20 years of industry experience, the latter five developing interactive augmented reality apps and game like real-time visualization and VR for architecture. He is a co-founder and co-director of Digital Storytelling, a multi-disciplinary arena of seminars and workshops in Oslo Norway on innovative and creative use of storytelling in film, tv and games visual effects.

An architect by training, Kim enjoys tackling all aspects of digital design and storytelling including writing, designing, 3d,VFX, filming and directing. Working in CG and digital design since 1993, Kim has lectured at several architecture schools in Scandinavia and the USA and at View, Mundos Digitales, fmx and SIGGRAPH.

He has been a jury member for the digital design Master program at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and and an external architectural juror at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and teaches architecture visualization and 3d design for Virtual Reality at the Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology.

Kim was the first in Norway to be awarded the Intergraph scholarship for using CAD in architectural design (1991), and received a Fulbright scholarship for his Master studies at the Sasakawa Internation Center for Space Architecture at the College of Architecture, University of Houston in 1993-94. He won Best Visual Effects Award in 2009 in the categories TV production for "Arena" and music video for "September: Can't Get Over" both of which he did the production design for and he received a first prize award for his innovative design for the Risør Hotel competition in 2006.

Kim is a founding advisory board member of the and a co-founder of the Norwegian Society of Visual Effects.