Right now I am near Flensburg in Quern in my role as the assistant of Fabio Magnifico at the International Summer Academy RIVERS AND TIDES in Scheersberg. It is the same academy I participated in as I did International Autumn Academy in Oerlinghausen.
Students from Germany and Poland are working together in workshops with different topics like land art, painting, photography, cabaret and video. The german students mainly consists of the Fine Arts & Music department of the University of Bielefeld. Because I work as a assistant for Fabio Magnifco at the University of Bielefeld for »Vorsicht Dreharbeiten!« I was asked to join the team of the video group like I did last year.
I have to write this article in English because we will use this blog as a live media for communication in the group. The students in the film group will answer the questions through the comment feature of this blog. If my visitors would like to participate with interesting comments feel free to do so. But in english please.
- If it would be the task to start with the film now, what would be your idea for the story?
- What locations do we need for our film?
- How many workgroups do we require?
- What role do you want to play?
- What equipment is necessary?
There is an actor- and a backstage group. We traveled to many different locations to record the beautiful pictures we needed to fullfil our visions of the film.
We used very unusal ways to move the camera.
Sometimes this was a even a dangerous job because of the lights we had in this room. We used over 2400 Watts to light up the scenes properly and because of that we had a little accident.
This is the result of to many power on a power plug. The left metal stick is missing!
- In which production group did you participate?
- What has been your work today?
- What has to be done before we are able to edit the film?
- How did the workflow changed during this procedure?
The answers will be written down in the comments by the students from Germany and Poland. The next questions and information will follow shortly.
The problem about being away with so many nice people is the emptiness that remains after returning home. We worked and had fun together nearly 24 hours a day for a whole week and suddenly the former filled rooms are all empty and everything is calm. The next problem is that it is had to tell your friends about the week. I think nobody can understand the special atmosphere without being actually there. The experience can not be discribed with words and at least for me I can tell that Oerlinghausen and Scheersberg an impact to my life. This is because of the different point of view to the creative work or perhaps life itself that I received there.
I will need at least another week to get back to normal life again. I met so many nice people there and had very interesting conversations about unexpected topics. And I think as well as Prof. Dr. Klaus-Ove Kahrmann himself that this workshop is by far the best medcine against racism and fascism. And for me this was a great oportunity to get rid of being prejudiced against people I formaly misjudged. And I would like to thank the cabaret group for their great show. I was really touching and reminded me slightly to the movie »Moulin Rouge«.
The week had to say the least a huge impact on my life.