Eyes & Ears eNews 01-2016

‘Against the Rules‘ – ZHdK-Students produce 360°-film

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Students of the course Cast/Audiovisual Media at the ZHdK – Zurich University of the Arts have produced the first fictional 360°-short film in Switzerland. The viewer can experience the drama of jealousy in an open relationship using new technologies in a 360°-space. No special equipment is needed.

Prof. Dr. Martin Zimper, Head of the Department of Cast / Audiovisual about his students' production: "The students have done really innovative work. Virtual Reality is the big media trend, the game changer in the moving image area." Swiss media company will be able to call from the experience of students and graduates for future 360°-projects.

The film was shot with six GoPro cameras mounted on a specially designed tripod, whereby the story can be experienced in 360° space. About seven microphones and ten light sources were hidden on the set in a way the viewer can't see them to achieve the best possible lighting and sound quality. "What does 360° mean for fictional storytelling?Students have foundanswers to this question from development to post production andhave produced a touching relationship drama," said Cast lecturer Marc Lepetit, who is a producer at UFA Fiction.

For more information and the film visit http://blog.cast.zhdk.ch/360/de/


Competition: WE LOVE DESIGN AWARD

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ProSieben, stilwerk and InStyle are looking for the most talented design newcomer of the year. The newly launched WE LOVE DESIGN AWARD promotes fresh, unconventional projects by young creatives. The winners will be offered an exclusive ticket to the design and media industry. The competition is followed by a long-term mission: to offer creative excellence the stage that it deserves - and to give the unknown talents the support it needs to make the right start.

Young designers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are invited to submit innovative, surprising and convincing work - with the aim of not being the next best, but the best.

The newcomer contest is advertised in the categories Communication Design, Product Design and Fashion Design. Two prizes are awarded for each category, each for a student and a Young Professional. A jury with experts from the design, media and communications industries decides who will be awarded the WE LOVE DESIGN Award and will win attractive prizes and career opportunities such as internships in the partner companies, exhibition spaces and travels to design events.

Projects for the WE LOVE DESIGN AWARD can be submitted until 29 February 2016. Learn more at https://welovedesignaward.com/


Competition: Shocking Shorts Award 2016

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Each year, a high-caliber jury of film and television awards the best short film with the Shocking Shorts Award.

Until 29 February 2016 young filmmakers can submit their short films to the Shocking Shorts Award 2016.

In the summer of next year, 13th Street will be awarding the renowned short film prize to a young director for the 17th time. The winner of the first Shocking Shorts Award in 2000 was today's Oscar winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. With the competition, the TV station for Thrill & Crime allows the winner to participate in the Universal Filmmasters Program. Here, prize-winning know-how and experience abroad can be acquired at Universal Studios in Hollywood. In addition, the winning film will be shown in the 13th Street TV program.

Prerequisites for contributions to the Shocking Shorts Award 2016 are: The short film is assigned to the genres of Action, Crime, Thriller, Mystery or Horror. The short film is German-speaking, no older than two years and a maximum of 30 minutes.

Further information and registration documents at http://www.13thstreet.de/shocking-shorts-award


Exhibition tip: 'Geniale Dilletanten' [Genial Dilletantes]

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Until 30 April 2016, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg will present the exhibition 'Genial Dilletants - Subculture of the 1980s in Germany'.

In Germany in the early 1980s, an artistic alternative scene, with loud protest and targeted provocation, gained international recognition. Their actors do not rely on virtuoso skills, instead they aim for self-organization in the sense of the Do-It-Yourself idea. The desire for a radical break underpinned the foundation of their own records, magazines, galleries and clubs as well as the independent production of records and cassettes. In 1981, a festival took place in the Berlin Tempodrom, whose intentionally misspelled title became a synonym for this German subculture of the early 1980s: "Geniale Dilletanten".

The exhibition of the Goethe Institute at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) presents the protagonists and meeting places of the artistic scenes in different impulsive cities of West and East Germany. The focus is on eight bands, as well as artists, filmmakers and designers from the early 1980s. "Genial Dilletants" gives an insight into the diverse connections among the actors and tells how the simultaneous developments in art, film, fashion and design have influenced each other. The exhibition shows more than 250 exhibits, including paintings, photographs, art, design and fashion objects, records, music cassettes, sound stations, music, magazines and fanzines, posters, tape films and a specially produced interview film. A short film program compiled by the artist Florian Wüst shows experimental works by Yana Yo, Helge Leiberg, Brigitte Bühler and Dieter Hormel, Norbert Meissner, Christoph Doering and Ramona Welsh.

'Genial Dilletants' until 30 April 2016 at the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg, Steintorplatz, 20099 Hamburg. Opening hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays to Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays from 10 am to 9 pm, closed on Mondays. Further information at http://www.mkg-hamburg.de/en/exhibitions/vorschau/geniale-dilletanten.html