About Us

Marc Hermann

Marc Hermann studied physics and journalism and has spent his entire professional life (since 2000) at the intersection of science and visual communication.

He taught himself film-making through the production of an award-winning short film, and he was twice invited to Berlinale Talent Campus.

MarcHermannFRMII-kleinEarly in 2006 he founded TRICKLABOR to combine his various interests.

He supervises all our productions, and he works on concepts, directs, edits and animates.

Marc’s animation heros are John Lasseter and Tex Avery, his favourite director is Stanley Kubrick, and Werner Heisenberg and Marie Curie are two scientists whose lives greatly impressed him.

Read about his convoluted career path in the “In Person“-column of the career pages of Science magazine.



A few institutions and companies with whom we have work in the past:


  • Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg
    Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)
  • Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C)
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
  • European XFEL
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
  • Fraunhofer Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik (ISST)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC)
  • FWU Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht
  • German Electron-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
  • German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
  • Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB)
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
  • Human Brain Project
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Cluster of Excellence ‘Image Knowledge Gestaltung’
  • Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)
  • Kawasaki Robotics
  • Miele
  • Staatstheater Nuremberg
  • University of Ulm
    SALVE III Project