Happy anniversary to us! This year, Remotion is turning 5 and we would like you to join the party! Celebrate with us by getting to know us more through a series of interviews of our partners Per Willebrand, Hannes Bünger and Lena Pierre, focusing on Remotion, its past and future, but also on the humans behind this success story.
Today, we meet Hannes who plays along and shares with us a bit more about who he is, how he sees the future and a few more anecdotes.
My original plan was to take over my father’s microfiche business but it is kind of outdated now…
Hi Hannes! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
Hi! I am what we can call a typical nerd who loves to dig deep into things to understand how they work. But I also love interacting with people.
What do you love about your job?
I truly enjoy collaborating and creating with clients and colleagues, but also solving problems. I strongly believe that all of us are smarter than any of us.
What’s a typical day like for you?
I’d say that it consists of having a lot of meetings, helping out my colleagues and creating PowerPoint presentations… actually, this is so far the best description of what is it like to be a consultant I can think of.
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
Keep doing what I do today!
What was your first job?
I worked as a dishwasher and as a waiter at my father’s restaurant.
And what was your dream job as a kid?
I have always wanted to be a business owner (I guess it runs in the family!). My original plan was to take over my father’s microfiche business but it is kind of outdated now….
What is your favorite movie?/Netflix show?
Brazil. It’s a movie from 1985 directed by Terry Gilliam, about love and rebellion. You should watch it!
What is on your bucket list?
It would actually be fun to write a book that changes the world (or at least that changes something).
If you could invite anyone (from the present or the past) to dinner, who would it be and why?
I’d love for Jesus & Buddha to join me for dinner, as I am hoping to eventually understand the meaning of life…
What’s your go-to guilty pleasure?
Sipping some red wine and snacking on peanuts. Mmmh!
What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
I would say without doubt that I relax and disconnect best when spending time with my family!