Eyes & Ears eNews 04-2014

Children do not know what a trailer is - Children's World Symposium 2014

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Under the Motto “Understanding Children“ SUPER RTL and IP Deutschland held the Children's World Symposium in Cologne on 14 May 2014.

Children do not know any features. Nor do they know what a trailer is and they can do very little with the terms Undercover and Voting. Who wants to be understood by children, is well advised to use English words and foreign words wisely. These are the findings from this year's Study of Children's Worlds by Super RTL and IP Deutschland.

The Study of Children's Worlds have been providing revealing insights from the daily (media) life of children and families for over 15 years. These convey an overall picture of childlike worlds which go beyond the specific media use and exploration of existing and future media technologies.

In addition to the presentation of the studie's results, speakers from the children and youth field gave an insight into their work at the Study of Children's Worlds 2014. All speakers and presentations can be found at http://www.ip.de/fakten_und_trends/zielgruppen/kinderwelten.cfm.


​Media Future Day 2014

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On 11 June 2014 tpc – technology and production center switzerland is holding the Media Future Day at the SRF – Swiss Radio and Television.

This year the event's motto is 'Curiosity', which is supposed to make the parcipants curious.

In diesem Jahr steht die Veranstaltung unter dem Motto ‘Curiosity‘, das die Teilnehmer neugierig machen soll. "But also our speakers this year are curious, sometimes even a little odd – and usually very successful with their ideas and views", says Thomas Brun, Head of Innovation, Business Development at tpc and organizer of the event. Among others, Dr. Werner T. Fuchs, Nick Sohnemann and Pat Younge will give a talk at the event.

Programme and registration at http://mediafutureday.ch/


ZHdK – Graduate exhibition 2014

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From 31 May until 12 June 2014, this year's Graduate Exhibition will take place at the ZHdK – Zurich University of the Arts. Vom 31. Mai bis 12. Juni 2014 findet an der ZHdK – Zürcher Hochschule der Künste die diesjährige Diplomausstellung statt. die Zürcher Hochschule der Künste Diplomarbeiten. About 300 bachelor's and master's degree students present their diverse and innovative final projects in the fields of Design, Arts & Media, Art Education and transdisciplinarity.

Further information at http://www.zhdk.ch/?agenda/detail&vid=20903


Exhibition tip: 'Eyes Wide Open: Stanley Kubrick as photographer'

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Stanley Kubrick,Showgirl - Kubrick fotografiert Rosemary Williams, 1947. Courtesy Museum of the City of New York, Geschenk von Cowles Communications, Inc. © SK Film Archives, LLC

Until 13 July 2014 the Bank Austria Art Forum Vienna is showing the exhibition 'Eyes Wide Open: Stanley Kubrick as photographer'.

Kubrick's ability to tell perfect cinematic stories was legendary and made him write film history. When asked about his way of working, Kubrick gave the simple answer. "Well, I never shoot anything I do not want". Stubbornness and independence characterise his work and explain the ongoing success of his films including '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Eyes Wide Shut'.

The exhibition shows a lesser known facet of the filmmaker: Between 1945 and 1950 he created a series of essayistic photo coverage for the American magazine Look, which allowed Kubrick to deal with composition, atmosphere and timing and thus developed a unique visual narrative technique and imagery. In the Look-photo essays, Kubrick presents – just like later in his movies - an extraordinary, often lonely, human destiny: He observed a shoeshine boy on the streets of New York, accompanied Betsy von Fürstenberg, an aspiring young actress from high society at work, or visits a circus giant in his winter quarters.Kubrick's photos are also a reflection of the American metropolis. New York is in those years that Europe is in ruins, finally the new capital of the world.

The photo show with over 20 Look photo documentaries is a joint venture of the Bank Austria Art Forum Vienna and the Museum of the City of New York, and GAmm Giunti, Florence.

'Eyes Wide Open: Stanley Kubrick as Photographer' until 13 June at the Bank Austria Art Forum Vienna, Freyung 8, 1010 Vienna. Opening hours: daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Further information at http://www.kunstforumwien.at/en/exhibition/kunstforum/207/eyes-wide-open


Book tip: ‘The Art of Omission‘

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Our brain connects strung together images into a context – even if there is something missing in between. Filmmakers and editor use this phenomenon to tell their stories. In the head of the viewer, pictures develop that are not actually there.

Based on current film examples and extensive sequence series, in the recent publication 'The Art of Omission', David J. Rauschning tracks a phantom, which draws attention to itself by not being there. Frame by frame he shows how moments of omission manifest, highlights possible applications and modes of action and explains how they can be created narratively, rhithmically, but also on script and sound level. Thus, he developes a long time peding term catalogue, which verbalises temporal ellipses in a vocabulary of various types, application, and design moments. For the first time, filmmakers receive a tool to optimise the narrative economy of cinematic storytelling.

The 215-page publication with numerous illustrations was published by the UVK Verlag and can be purchased for €29,99.