This day, another one of my instructional is hitting the book shelves. Being one of my everyday tools, I wrote a 101 starting guide for Adobe After Effects. Witihn a couple of exciting months, I put together a step-by-step manual, starting with basic keyframing to finishing and fine-tuning animations. Along the way, the reader gets to know about color correction, VFX, compositing, 3D and stabilisation. You can check it at out at here.
This June, I spent a few days in the company of a dozen good people, just riding motorcycles. Check out more.
A short pre-tour teaser, made for Breit and their upcoming tour in March 2016.
A facebook teaser for a psychedelic rock show at Manfred’s in Leipzig. On Feb 28, Sonic Dawn & Burnpilot are gonna mess with your convolutions.
My friend Lars Jannik and me spent two days at the Annihilate Gathering in October last year to capture the live acts, the crowd and hopefully the energy between them.
The track ‚Schlaganfall‘ performed by german rap artist Eko Fresh was released end of 2015, including a music video featuring the rather new art form of finger tutting. Next to some text elements the additional motion elements were supposed to give the video an extra depth
Although my designs didn’t make it into the final edit, it was a fun project and quite an experience.
The girls and boys in Breit released a new song „Seven Ravens“, recorded in Leipzig. The music video features footage of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surreal master piece „Holy Mountain“ (originally: La montaña sagrada), shot in 1973. The narrative takes you on another journey to learn about mankind, its figuratives and symbols, life and recurrence.
Check out their music and live shows on Bandcamp or Facebook.
In october 2015 a group of young filmmakers produced a 30 min documentary about the tragedy at the Olympic Games in 1972. The talented guys mixed original footage with new interviews and reenactement material, as well as numerous shots of places full of historical value.
I had the chance to work with them on their title sequence. The one minute titles was created with original scans of newspapers, which I animated to give more depth and movement to the background.
Check out the project or the complete movie.
Annihilate is a crazy bunch of people who decided to brighten up Leipzig’s music scene by bringing noisy talent into local venues. The focus is on alternative music, e.g. stoner, psychadelic and doom, meanwhile NOT excluding punk or folk at the same time. In november 2015 the crew organised their first two-day mini festival called Annihilate Gathering which gave display to numerous bands from Russia, France and Germany. The teaser is a collage to creatively showcase the billing and mimic the spirit of the festival at the same time.