This time I have to write this weblog article in English because I think that some people from the academy may find this text through google and because of that it wouldn’t be a good idea to exclude these people just by sticking to german language. Fabio Magnifico and me in position of his assistant went for one week to the »Internationale Herbstakademie 2005«. It took place in the St. Hedwigshaus in Oerlinghausen/Germany which is being organized by Prof. Dr. Klaus-Ove Kahrmann from the »Kunst und Musik«-department of the University in Bielefeld. Many students from the university of bielefeld, all around germany and poland came there to work together in the workshops.

presentation
The presentation of the »wood engraving« workshop.

The task of fabio and me was to give an introduction into producing a digital short movie on a dvd with the correct positioning of light, use of stylistic elements and camera angles and perspectives using dv cameras and the whole adobe suite with Premiere, After Effects, Encore and Photoshop.

I hope everyone took something usefull away from this week.
I hope everyone learned something from this week – I also did.

But this workshop was only one of many that took place in that week as there were also a ›wood engraving‹, a ›photography‹ and ›experimental sound‹ group. Each group had really interesting and inspiring results. For me this was a completely new application of creative power and especially the experimental sound was something I had never experienced in the past.

The final product including a making of and a dia show.
The final product including a making of and a dia photoshow of the film shooting.

Beside the really hard work which was necessary to keep track of the time limit of one week it was a wonderfull time I will sure miss. Due to the fact that nearly everyone at the »Kunst und Musik«-department is able to play an instrument like piano or guitar and is able to sing much better than myself we had always some music in the evening. I normally don’t get in touch with live music and so it was marvelous to hear songs like Alan Silvestri’s »Forrest Gump – Feather Theme« which was also used for the Du bist Deutschland-Campaign, »Hit The Road Jack« and many other songs performed by people who are extremely talented singers.

iha_sound

Even the movie we made was entirely produced without using commercial music. All vocals and melodies has been sung by the students and played on a midi-keyboard. That was amazing and totally new way for me to listen to music. And I liked the funny games we played. Special greetings fly out to Don Juan. =)

Fabio con Castore e Polluce
Fabio con Castore e Polluce

Apart from party in the evening and at night after the job was done I really enjoyed the time there. At first I was a bit afraid because of the language barrier and how different we will try to solve the problems together.

I expected a totally different way of thinking – and it was true. But in my opinion it worked like a charm and we can be proud of what we have produced together. I enjoyed every minute of this great time we spend together and I would do it again anytime as soon as possible.

The food was delicous. I loved the kitchen.
The food was delicious. I loved the kitchen.

Perhaps we all meet again next time of Mr. Kahrmann and in the end Fabio let me help. I hope to meet you in February in the Ringlokschuppen when the film will shown to a wide audience. Perhaps we have a chance to… Anyway, as I promised I uploaded all the pictures I took to flickr. I someone does not want to appear here please let me know. Till next time. Hope to see you soon.

Something that is different from videogames. =)
Something that is different from videogames. =)

And last but not least I would like to thank Christian that he brought along the beer, vine and berentzen with a preparation time of only one hour. We had fun until 4 o’clock in the morning.

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84 Kommentare

  1. Great Party but where’s the product of all your work. I wanna see…and hear.

    The lady (cover of dvd) on the piano reminds me of that nice little girl from „The Ring“

  2. it was a really „extremely“ incredible amazing week! and I love all of you, especially Marc (but I am not gay!!!)
    I hope we will meet somewhere, somehow, sometime again! xxx fabio

    ps
    to attila:
    the lady on the piano is also really nice but she is also terrifying as „the ring“.

    ps
    to emilia:
    ich habe Dich „trotzdem“ sehr lieb!

  3. It will be a small love-letter:
    Just wanted to thank you all! Especially to Fabio The Great and Marc The Clever. I was patrticipant of this capital event. All this time in Oerlinghausen was really something very important for me. Difficoult to say, but the world has changed after this week.
    Kisses,
    Dorota The Trouble

    To Marc:
    I love your site, but only one objection – pity for me, cause I can’t understand German.

  4. Thank you Marc so much for making this lovely documentation of our week in Oerlinghausen!!! It´s so good to see all the photos and the trailer while beeing home again.
    Kisses to all of you!
    Ramona

  5. Hey Marc…Just want to thank you for this page and for all the fun and your help at our autumn academy…this was really a special experience..hope we´ll see us again ;-)
    Greetings
    Alex

  6. To everybody!
    I take the chance to thank you for the week in Oerlinghausen! It was very special. Iwona: I´m still without words about your talent and the things you do. Go on!!!
    And now to you Marc:I´m (still) really impessed how fast you can work:-) I also thank you for this page and especially the trailer.And because you are sooo fast…can you please „burn“ the „things“ on CD you promised me…that would be great!
    I recognice i have to learn english.
    Greetings
    Cordula

  7. Oh! Strange thing!
    I runned into a habit with visiting your blog Mark! I check it three times a day – maby something new? Maby someone wrote new commentary?
    I just miss much all of you! And looking for signs from you!
    Doro

  8. Halu Ev’rybody!
    I have already seen the trailer, wow, Marc, you’re incredible..Is there anything you can’t do?? I don’t think so:)You belong to the best proffesionals I ever know.
    Dear magnificent Fabio: is it possible to send us scripts/notes about long shots, croping etc. you showed us on the first day? Pleeeaaaaseeee..:)
    Cordula: I’ll remember everything you said last evening, thank you for your encouraging words, it filled me with hope and strenght:)You with Anna and Andrea have given me a very good kick in my butt, it will prosper, I swear:)Andrea, how is your artwork? :)))) I really enjoyed your paintings and the white notebook with experiments, go on!Anna, how are you doing?is your hammock still free? :) Dorota & Mirka, is it snowing in Warsaw?? brrrrrr, it’s so cold here..
    And ev’ryone: thank you for very good and exciting time!
    Hope to see you again:)

    Iwona

  9. I think, now its my part to write anything in my bad english ;o)
    Thank you all for this good time in Oerlinghausen! I miss you all, your laughing and the regular lunchtime with you!
    I hope to see you again!One week was definitive to short…
    For Iwona: My hammock is still free for you *g*
    For Fabio: Ich hab dich auch lieb!

    Emilia

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