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Impact of the personal life on business life; changes & future plans

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Wiedermal die selbe Einleitung: es ist sehr lange her, dass ich einen Blogeintrag verfasst habe. Die Gründe sind dafür vielfältiger denn je; und doch hätte ich jederzeit die Zeit investieren können um meine Gedanken hier zu ordnen. Ich fange mit dem Offensichtlichsten an. Die Entscheidung, diesen Blog auf deutsch weiter zu führen, ist schon vor  längerer Zeit gefallen. Einhergehend ist die Überlegung mit der Neudefinition meines Zielpublikums, da ich doch ein größtenteils deutsches Publikum habe, und zukünftig vor allem auf gleichaltrige sowie jüngere zugehen möchte; doch dazu später mehr. Ich sage nicht, dass diese Entscheidung unbedingt und unabänderbar sei, sofern sich irgendwann Beschwerden auftun sollten, werde ich sicherlich nochmal darüber nachdenken. Weiterlesen

PDR & a look into the Black Magic Cameras (2.5 + 4K)

Since I know them, PDR and I have become really good friends and I’m absolutely happy to have met them! So of course it’s always a real pleasure to work with the indie/post-pop band, which is why I was in great anticipation for their new EP, which they invited me to accompany. The plan was to do something special, not the traditional ‚record-then-release‘ way. I actually don’t want to talk too much about the exact thoughts behind everything, because those questions will be answered in the mini-documentary about said EP. Weiterlesen

What’s been going on (January – April)

I don’t know how this happened. I really wanted to get more into writing blogs this year, but somehow I always find myself asking the same question: what’s there to talk about? But then again, I’ve been working on so many projects this year already, that the blog entries should actually be no problem. Most of the time I excuse this phenomenon with my lack of free time. Which is kind of true, but I propably would be able to write a lot more if I really tried to anyways. So here it is, the ‚What’s been going on‘ blog for the last 4 months! Weiterlesen

2014 – First changes, more adventures and new equipment

The new year started exciting! It wasn’t even two days old, and I already left my homeland for an adventure in the Netherlands – shooting two videos with Johnny Mutante. The first one is already online here – it’s a bit trippy, something very ungeneric! The other one is more of a classic performance video – to be released soon. I also started this adventure with a new thing, the idea for „mini-making-of“s, simple way to have some behind the scenes stuff without a lot of effort. I like it and will propably continue creating those videos (although now I wish the iPhone 4 had better video-quality..). Weiterlesen

2013 – A look back

I always liked the concept of a new chapter with a fresh year. Even though of course nothing really changes, I still think that you’re more into reflecting the past few months when the year comes to an end. And since 2013 was without a doubt the most exciting year for me when it comes to the media-business, I was looking forward to go through everything in retrospective. I’ve accomplished so many of the goals I set for myself, met so many great people, got absolutely caught in ambition and tried (and still try) to push my work forward with every new day. Weiterlesen

Magic Lantern & Cinestyle

Or: how to get the best out of your DSLR

It’s been 2½ years since i purchased my 7D, starting at absolute zero knowledge whatsoever. The camera served me extremely well over all times we spent together, but recently I got more and more unsatisfied. The feeling that there was more in it didn’t let go, and after hours spent on various websites and blogs, I decided to get Magic Lantern after all. Even though I knew about it for quite some time, I always hesitated. Looking back now, I regret the delay. But one thing after another. Weiterlesen

Review Part II: Set To Stun, You Me At Six, and more

So as per usual, I’ve been up to some stuff lately. I really should keep up the blog frequenzy and the posts on facebook, twitter and instagram (even though I must admit i rarely use twitter, and basicly no one is following me).

First of all, I helped out US band Set To Stun with their request for a lyric video. It was kind of an urgent video, time was limited to a week and a half, which was really difficult to manage due to the more than 1000 words in the almost 7 minutes song. It’s far away from being perfect, but I think it’s okay. I used only the necessary, a simple background and a 3D-particle-room. The file was a true mess, their bassplayer already set up all the words timings – which of course was a huge time saver – but there wasn’t really much of a system in the After Effects project. Weiterlesen

PC upgrade and new folder structure

Like I  mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I wanted to upgrade my PC by the end of the year. However, through an unexpected financial situation, I was able to already purchase almost everything I had on my list.
I really used to be into the technical side of PCs when I was younger – but to be honest, I really lost my interest in it when I started to make music. So today I really don’t know much about what graphic card is the best for me, what main board I need etc. Since I’m not going to lie, Tom Welsh over at Getdeluxe was a HUGE help, because he had just recently upgraded himself and I mostly went with his advise. Weiterlesen

New Website

You’re looking at it right now, if you were here before or not, I really hope you like the new design. It provides an improved readability, some more (and better looking) features than before.
The idea for the change came a few months ago, I started to think about it mostly because of the Fill Me In series to be honest, because I don’t want the series to go down between all my other videos. After all, it’s a series and I want it to be it’s own thing. Weiterlesen

The start of a new series: Fill Me In

There had been the idea of a series about musicians and their tattoos in my head for a long time, but it was only a while back when I told my best friend about it and he encouraged me to go ahead and really do it. So I got everything started, planned (kind of) and asked some band members I had found if they were interested. The response was pretty good, everyone liked the idea. So within no time, I set three dates in two weeks and drove more than 1000km already. The first two episodes were back-to-back shootings (friday and saturday) and I started the search for footage for the first episode on sunday already – there’s no time to waste nowadays! Weiterlesen