100 years ago, today at the 5. February 1916 the Cabaret Voltaire opensin Zurich. It was the born of DADA. Artists meets at the Cabaret Voltaire to show their lates work. All of them were against the 1. World War in Europe. They didn´t know if anyone comes. They did for themselves and not for a casting show. More details about Dada or Dadaisme, you will find under 100 years DADA
No it is time to stand up and do something against war, anti-democraty, racism. For our rights and that we are all humans.
Ok, it is not the latest work, nevermind a nice work. It was an overnight editing. Cameraman was Peter from Tencam. It was a job for Neumann & Müller ICS, the agency OVATION for the company PTC.
His pics were great, he collected unusual pics and the standard like outside, people talking and so on. I worked with the Creative Director Amanda together. It is great if you realize you have the same thinking about edits, pics and the best is when you work as a team. I started with the edit than Amanda joined me and we finished the short clip. She and her boss are very suprised that the client has only one single change. Normaly there a much more changes and every of the company people have to say something.
Warum? so frage ich mich, wird im Eventbereich keine spannendere Bildgestaltung versucht. Die Agenturen geben sich viel Mühe mit einem tollen Aufbau, Design und versuchen immer wieder etwas Neues dem Kunden anzubieten. Bei Videoprojektionen allerdings wird seit Jahrzehnten so olle Bildgestaltung gemacht.
Liegt es daran, dass sie nie die Videofraktion fragen? Die Agentur kann ja alles, liegt es wirklich daran? Dabei wollen sie die TV Shows nach empfinden. Selbst hier wird außer Steadycam, nein, manchmal sieht man Bildgestaltungen mit Vordergrund – Mittelgrund -Hintergrund.
Allerdings auf Events, keine Chance. Da werden keine spannenden Perspektiven gesucht, selten Fahrten, schon gar nicht, mal aus dem Publikum von der Unschärfe in die Schärfe, es werden ganz einfach nur auf Standards gesetzt. OK, bei einen Redner gross muss man ja nicht das Rad neu erfinden. Bei einer Talk Runde, kann man durchaus mit der Bildgestaltung spielen. Denn die Totale sehen die Zuschauer ja selbst.
Persönlich denke ich, dass eine spannendere und durchaus ungewöhnlichere Bildgestaltung durchaus auch für mehr Aufmerksamkeit sorgt und dem ganzen Event eine gelungenere Note verleiht. Ich bin mir bewusst, dass die Videoprojektion oft nur „eben dazu gehört“. Ohne jetzt wirklich vom wichtigen, dem Redner abzulenken, gäbe es noch einige Möglichkeiten.
Natürlich geht das nicht, wenn Kamera und Kameramann/frau am besten unsichtbar sein sollten. Aber WARUM, wenn Videoprojektion, dann bitte auch mal spannendere Bildgestaltung.
My idea is to REVERSE the refugee problematic. Not the arabians or north africans are refugees. In the close future the Europeans escape to the African Continent. They destroyed the Europe with fracking, pollution. Another problem is that the goverments destroyed the democracy. The Africans learned over the centuries to survive with less or nothing. And in my future they through out all the industry and companies. The situation becomes than in Europe. The Europeans are blocked by their refugee movement by their own walls or electric fences. Which they build up in the beginnning of the 21. century against the refugee movement nowadays.
My idas has nothing to do with the horrible and catastrophic situation of the refugees nowadays. My thoughts are, to show the complete wrong discussions about Asyl or refugees in Germany in the future and to reverse the problematic.
I found a great author, he is professor of history and plitical philosopher. He teaches in Jo`bourg, South Africa. He wrote it in french, i bought the german version, don´t worry. He is writing about racism, capitalism and the term nigger. How does race and nigger belongs together for the europeans and USA. Does it change or does it exist in another way.
The idea change a little, now i will write more about racism and love. But not a usual love story as it is often written in the fairy tell or myths. To write about politics can be boring, that why I decide to use the Bondage as a contrast to the racism subject. All is playing in the future.
My first work was to sell used barbies, white and coloured dolls. Than i discovered new clothes, that the barbies don`t look so childys. I found some great clothes and styles on ebay. The next step was to photograph them. I discovered an interesting way with flashes.
The next step was to create an own style, somthing between Comic and Manga. The barbies have some relations to the Manga style 🙂
Because i had non experiences with such dolls, i had big trouble that they stay like i want them to stay. My daughters laughed and told me why don´t you asked us 🙂 Yeah why i didn´t do it? Another problem is, that the barbies has another context. My daughters don´t like the look so much. Let´s see where the story goes.
If you are interesting, contact me. Can you write or will work with me, you are welcome!
Times runs os fast my last comments was over 2 months ago.
What´s new. Between Christmas and the New Year i start to create a comic book. Everytime i start with something new, it needs more time than i thought. It is normal. The first was my calendar. I never thought it needs so long time to create a good design. The photos are great, i shoot seagulls in Hamburg. I did the premiere color correction and decided which display window is the best. That´s all. Than it needs time to prepare the printing.
Finally i ordered a few calenders. They were great. Even i lost the 17. January 2016. The often change of the design makes it happen 🙂
What i learned was i have to start earlier, if want to sell the calendar via Internet. I have to start now, that i will finished in August! Let´s do it!
My goodness, what a pixel work! I have wonderful pics from seagulls. I thought ok, i do my first calendar. The idea was quick done 🙂 The rest needs time. Which photos, what is the theme? My daughter Janne helped me a lot. She did a first selection, i agreed and than put a few other in our folder.
The next step was the pic finishing in the freeware rawtherapee. That was a work i realy loved. It is like editing.
What I realy didn´t realized was how much work it is to do the calendar design. My aim was to write in german and english. Putting the letters of the day and the numbers in a good position, what a hell … i had nightmare about the numbers. Unbelievable. Than i spoke with both daughters, they gave me good advices, Ines is Interfacedesign. What she saw at the beginning … different sizes, not exact positioning and and and … finally i managed it with their helps. Thanks to both of you, it was amazing.
Now, i have to sell it. But where. Day over days, weeks i did a research about different performances, solutions. Finally i decide to work with a good printing company together and do a selfpublishing on demand. The rest doesn´t make sense for me.
For the next time, i have to start much earlier. That is my result of all the experiences.
The cook where we take breakfast or dinner. Sometimes we took the dinner at home, sitting on the balcony enjoyed the food and the view. The warm night wind or the mosquitos 🙁 a spray against mosquitos helped a lot.
I asked Roy the cook, if he knows some musician for another idea. The first meeting doesn´t work. The aritist don´t come. I asked Roy: Can i shoot you preparing your food. When do you start cooking? Roy answered: 6 am. Not my time, but i said: Ok, in over tomorrow i come. He doesn´t believe, i guess. When i came on wednesday at 6 am, he looked with big eyes. We enjoyed our time working together.
The film is finishe in the first editing, now sound, colorcorrectiong and final editing. Than you will see a great breakfast preapring!
Back in Germany. As usual it was a to short trip to Jamaica. Nevermind, better short than never 🙂
It was a wonderful stay by Belva we had a great time, even she got sometimes crazy with the german, who question her all the time, about the same. Sometimes she thought talking with a wall. But i get more and more information how everything works.
you have to be at home at the sunset, latest when it became dark. An it goes fast, the sunset.
This is my daily view for breakfast and dinner. A real great time and i met wonderful people.
It was great driving by bicycle to the fare. With the bike it was a few minutes around where i stayed. This morning was hard, 6:15 a.m. it was dark, still. I wake up on the bike. Than we had the TV feeds, the first was CNBS and others.
Later comes the Press Conference. It works great and a realy great team! I enjoy to work with them. Let´s see if I can upload the photos of the secret new car. Now it is published and I can publish it too.