Roland Nebe

Six visual music clips for Grandbrothers

August 2015

 

How can artistically shaped worlds of images and the live performance of a band be combined into a music video? The motion picture designers WARPED TYPE, who specialize in Visual Music, explored this question. The group, which includes the two Music and Media graduates Andreas Huck and Roland Nebe, and the Audio and Video alumnus Florian Breuer completed a series of clips for the Grandbrothers duo, who also studied at the IMM.

 

The track Naive Rider marked its video premiere as a pre-release to the Grandbrothers' debut album Dilation on the website of British music magazine FACT TV. The video for the piece Arctica was presented by the US music magazine XLR8R and reviewed in the well-known music blog Stereogum and elsewhere. The images prepared for the clips were also used as visuals during the release concert at Dsseldorf's Salon des Amateurs and at the Contre-temps Festival in Strasbourg.

 

Visual Music major Roland Nebe prepared the series of six visual music clips as his bachelor thesis under my supervision at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Aaron Jablonski

Faces

March 2015

 

Faces is an audiovisual room installation based on an Android app for smartphones and tablet PCs. When looking through the tablet PC, four virtual faces appear on a painted wooden cube suspended from a chain. The four faces slowly change their expression and make different sounds which are generated in the device by granulating audio samples. The work investigates the effect emotional expressions of animated faces have on those viewing these faces.

 

Using face morphing, the faces can assume many different human emotions and expressions and have a disconcerting and sometimes forbidding effect on the beholder due to their size and immaterial quality. The work thus makes reference to the uncanny valley effect, a concept from the psychology of expressive behavior, primarily used in the assessment of animated characters and robots.

The uncanny valley is a hypothesis in the field of aesthetics which holds that when features look and move almost, but not exactly, like natural beings, it causes a response of revulsion among some observers. The valley refers to the dip in a graph of the comfort level of beings as subjects move toward a healthy, natural likeness described in a function of a subject's aesthetic acceptability. In fact, as similarity with humans increases, there is a dip in the level of empathy felt because the observer feels a sense of revulsion. While an observer gauges a subject having a sufficiently realistic likeness to humans based on human standards, if the human likeness no longer fulfills these human standards, the unnatural aspect of this behavior triggers a sense of revulsion.

 

Supervised Faces in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Milan Schell

WRESTLING!

March 2015

 

The installation and composition WRESTLING! by Milan Schell is an audiovisual music and fight simulation staged in space. The media lamp (visual) and loudspeaker (audio) represent two opponents who can be heard and seen trying to influence each other while attempting to gain the upper hand. The work is an example of anti-synesthetic composition: as the two audio-visual methods synchronicity and analogy are not used to combine stimuli or intensify them but instead used as a mode of interaction by two equal communication systems. The objective is to create audio-visual polyphony through the individuality and interconnection of both media channels, which could also be referred to as separate audio and visual voices. There are five sections planned for the composition.

 

The video shows the work-in-progress at the time of the bachelors degree thesis.

 

Supervised WRESTLING! in my Visual Music major together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.





Three professors

Nina Juric, Gregor Kuschmirz and Mareike Ottrand
March 2015

The first three of my students who emerged from the Motion Design postgraduate program at Germany's leading film school Filmakademie Baden-Wrttemberg were appointed professor:

Mareike Ottrand is tenured professor for Interactive Illustration and Games at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences' design department.
Nina Juric and Gregor Kuschmirz are visiting professors for Motion Image at the design department of the University of Applied Scienes in Mnster.

Had the great pleasure of working with them during their studies in Motion Design, supervised their final exams, and couldn't be more proud! I have been chairing the Motion Design program since 1998, and we will continue to incubate more excellence in design, and teaching.

 

Johannes Leppkes

Doppelpendelmusik [Double Pendulum Music]

February 2015

 

Doppelpendelmusik, an audiovisual installation by Johannes Leppkes, deals with seeing and hearing movement in space. In the darkness, an LED allows the swinging of a sound-producing double pendulum to be seen. The sound and movement of the sound is transferred to the room using a surround sound system.

 

Supervised Doppelpendelmusik in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Julian Priessen

Shifting

February 2015

 

The study Shifting by Julian Priessen is comprised of several experimental video clips, the content of which is made up of three parts: video material, image structure and audio material. These are connected to each other through movement, reorganisation and free association. They have equal importance, and it is only through interaction that either the video material, the structure or the audio material comes into focus. The clips therefore gain another level that can be arranged: the relationships of the component parts to each other. These do not, however, compete for attention, but rather work together. No element follows the others. Instead, all levels develop parallel to one another and emerge as a complete work. Even before the actual composition process both the audio and video material should therefore have the same rawness, the same basic nature.
The aim of the work was to explore some of the possibilities offered by this composition principle.

 

Supervised Shifting in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Lukas Reichert

Eigendynamik [Momentum]

February 2015

 

The sound sculpture Eigendynamik by Lukas Reichert portrays a dynamic system created by simulated feedback. A rotating motor makes the steel sheet vibrate, and this is recorded by a microphone. The signal is analysed and interpreted by a computer. The amplitude of the vibration determines the movement of the sheet, the visualization on it, and the motors pattern structure. The visualization is a simple wave form representation in real time and in rest periods moves with an intensity determined by the previous sound level. Similarly, the computer uses the amplitude to calculate the length of the next vibration and rest phases. Following a loud signal there is a shorter phase, after a quiet signal, a longer one.

 

Supervised Eigendynamik in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Gregor Keinenburg

Gestalt [Form]

February 2015

 

Gestalt is an attempt by Gregor Keinenburg to apply musical serialism to the composition of movement sequences. The challenge lies in creating movements that can be performed forwards, backwards and even upside down while retaining a certain aesthetic quality. The mirrors reflect the relationship between the four figures of a series, all reflections of each other.

 

Supervised Gestalt in my Visual Music class together with Prof. Ulla Barthold and IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.



Winner: Best German Game

German Computer Game Award 2014
May 2014

Two of my former students, Mareike Ottrand and Fabian Rhle, who studied Motion Design at the Film Academy Baden-Wrttemberg won with their team the German Computer Game Award for their hilarious and critically acclaimed 2D-PointnClick adventure The Inner World. Wow, this is superb, splendid and fantastic. Congratulations!

The Inner World started as their final year project and the company behind it, Studio Fizbin, emerged when two of the owners, Sebastian Mittag and Mareike Ottrand, were still at the Film Academy. Sebastian studied Interactive Media, another super successful program, which is chaired by my wonderful colleague Inga von Staden.

Filed under: Students

 

Stephan Telaar

2052

April 2014

 

2052. A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years is a description of the tendency of global development by Jrgen Randers, which links up to the first globally-renowned report to the Club of Rome, The Limits to Growth, from 1972. It differs from its preceding report in particular through three features. Firstly, it does not describe a potential disaster scenario, but rather shows tendencies. Secondly, it must be read considering the experience since 1972, namely that the entire human population has reacted to the report, but with a delay of 20 to 40 years. Thirdly, it not only offers future scenarios, but rather makes concrete suggestions as to how the individual should react to the emerging developments.

 

The film 2052 by Stephan Telaar is an audiovisual engagement with this report, which convincingly uses the format of a metaphorical title sequence for its expression.

 

2052 is the first Bachelor degree in the major Visual Music and has already set a benchmark beyond the Institute For Music And Media. Stephan Telaar was supervised by Jan Hhe, assistant professor for Creative Editing, and me.

 

Patrick Arnold

Neon

February 2014

 

This video documents the installation Neon by Patrick Arnold, exhibited in February 2014. The project focuses on four fluorescent tubes which are the driving force as well as the framework of the installation. The viewer experiences the effect of these tubes along with their analogue and digitally edited surround sound in relation to the subjective spatial perception.

 

Supervised Neon in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Manfred Borsch

av@ar

August 2013

 

The interactive and audiovisual installation av@ar puts the relationship between people and their medial reflection at the center of the experience. In this closed circuit installation, the control, dependencies, and aesthetic reference levels can be explored and controlled interactively with the entire body. A catalogue of emotions serves as audiovisual communication material and leads to a reflection about the systematic use of feelings. The dance with the medial mirror opens a space of experience in the tense atmosphere between the non-digital and the digital ego - the avatar.

av@ar was produced by Manfred Borsch (concept and realization) as his final year project in cooperation with Johannes M. Arend (music).

 

This final exam was supervised as part of the Audio and Video Engineering program by University of Applied Sciences Dsseldorf professor Dr. Karin Welkert-Schmitt and me at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Milan Schell

Souvenir Automat

July 2013

 

Souvenir Automat is a Visual Music study by Milan Schell. It concerns the attempt to visually support the musical development of tension in Milan's own composition. Although audio and video composition can stand on their own, combining both aims at achieving plausibility and an extension in dimension, thus creating a new entity without generating an artificial effect. This should be successful even though it is made more difficult by applying two different animations on a single repeated musical unit.

 

Supervised Souvenir Automat in my Visual Music class at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Roland Nebe

Darkbwoyy

February 2013

 

Darkbwoyy is a visual music performance by Roland Nebe, featuring visuals developed by WARPED TYPE (Andreas Huck, Florian Breuer, Roland Nebe, Stefan Hings) and music written and produced by Roland Nebe and Markus Girrulat. Darkbwoyy premiered on 17 Feb 2013 at Monophonist Projection Mapping, in a special visual adaptation for a three dimensional stage design developed with Daniel Hlscher, and featured Markus Girrulat on live electronics, Kamilla Eggeling and Enrica Gissel on violoncello, Roland Nebe on double bass and Frederik Weissel on acoustic drums.

 

The visual offers an array of stylized animated masks beamed onto human faces, and draws the spectator into evolving stages of blankness, initialisation, archaic organisation, mechanisation, a network-like restructuring and finally a new, more sophisticated blankness, suggesting that this cycle may continue in an ellipse. First the work focusses on a few individuals; later, when repeated at a wider scope, it reveals the evolution of a group, a community and finally a society. While creating vivid structure and colourful diversity, the whole process employs simple overlapping patterns and could be easily expressed in a very simple mathmatic algorithm (as found in pixel based simulations such as Conways Game of Life).

The music reflects this by weaving synthetic sounds and acoustic material into organic patterns, alternately revealing or obscuring a rythmic superstructure, while the whole piece is held together and driven by a forceful beat.

 

Supervised Darkbwoyy in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Kathrina Blanken

Kammermusik [Chamber Music]

February 2013

 

A glance at the rear of the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Dsseldorf, which is out of hearing range. Where the windows are closed and the curtains are drawn to allow for anonymous practicing and testing without having to produce works that are ready for a concert performance. This is where the perspective allowed Katharina Blanken to produce her work with the title Kammermusik [Chamber Music]. It is a sound portrait, in which individual and independently practicing students and their rhythmic and harmonious sequences are brought together in various ways. This provides the observer with a comprehensive insight and a questionable combination at the same time.

 

Supervised Kammermusik in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Patrick Poelchau

Journey

February 2013

 

Journey is a 2D-animation project and probably the world's first non-interactive video game. The hero crashes on a desolate planet, only to find out that he has a mission to fulfill, a mission that's full of danger and excitement. So, basically: shooting, explosions, giant monsters, sword fighting (on a high-speed train of course) and maybe a laugh or two.

Journey could only be completed with the premium support by composer Christian Barth and sound designer Andrew Mottl.

 

Journey is the diploma thesis of Patrick at the Motion Design program of the Baden-Wrttemberg Film Academy supervised by Prof. Manfred Becker and me.

 

Igor Krasik

Music Is The Key

February 2013

 

Motion graphics are part of every day audio-visual media. E.g. in commercials and abstract art works, in music videos and data visualizations. They are all based on similar principles, dealing with the synthesis of image and sound as well as the relationship to each other. Why does this work so well and achieves such great effects?

Dance is closely related to motion graphics. A dance performance on stage represents and visualizes music. In his work Music Is The Key Igor Krasik combines music, urban dance and motion graphics to create a stunning abstract composition. His central theme is Visual Music.

 

Music Is The Key is the diploma thesis of Igor Krasik at the Motion Design program of the Baden-Wrttemberg Film Academy supervised by Prof. Manfred Becker and me.

 

Gerrit Kress

Projection mapping onto moving objects

February 2013

 

Projection mapping, i.e. video projection perfectly fitted onto 3-dimensional objects, has developed in recent years into a popular technology in art, architecture and design. The next stage of this technology was researched by Dipl.-Ing. Gerrit Kress in his final year project Projection Mapping onto moving objects. To this end, he developed a prototype with the Cologne design agency GROSSE 8, that made it possible to map onto a rotating object. He used the software vvvv and the Arduino development platform. Gerrit Kress was invited to hold a workshop about this prototype at the Node Forum 2013, the most important congress relating to the software vvvv.

 

The final exam was supervised as part of the Audio and Video Engineering program by University of Applied Sciences Dsseldorf professor Dr. Karin Welkert-Schmitt and me at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Kathrin Bingel

With, Over, Through, Out To Me

February 2013

 

The premiere of With, Over, Through, Out To Me took place on 14 February 2013. This cooperation project by Kathrin Bingel, a student on the Audio and Video bachelor program, and Kokomini Nemesi, a dance student at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, approaches the relationship between humans and their shadows, and deals with the question of which is dominant, and whether the two are inseparable. What happens when a shadow breaks away from its world? Does this produce a conjunction or a disjunction? What happens in the dialogue between the two worlds? The result is a duet of contrasts, between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional, between white and black, between gravity and weightlessness.

 

Supervised With, Over, Through, Out To Me in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Felix Herzog

Paul Klee: The sound of images

February 2013

 

In his audiovisual live performance with associated workshop being offered to children and teenagers, Felix Herzog, student of the Audio and Video Engineering program, has expanded the works of the highly musically characterised artist Paul Klee by a temporal and tonal dimension. The images have been broken down to their component parts to make them interactive and able to be performed once interpreted musically. In this way the observers can immerse themselves in the painting and start their own voyage of discovery. The videos that are shown are live recordings of such improvised explorations. The project came about in cooperation with the department of education of the North Rhine-Westphalian art collection on its Paul Klee day, which took place as part of the exhibition 100 x Paul Klee Geschichte der Bilder [100 x Paul Klee Paintings and their stories] (29 September 2012 21 April 2013, K21 Stndehaus) on 18 November 2012 in K21 Stndehaus.

 

Supervised Paul Klee: The sound of images in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Stefan Wolf

LC-0

February 2013

 

Inspired by the laws of gestalt psychology and the phenomenon of optical illusion, Stefan Wolf developed the visual music clip LC-0. The design is based on the principles of minimalism and reduction. Based on a quadratic base grid, shapes and figures are produced by the spatial displacement of the quadrilaterals. In the process, exciting and peaceful phases produce an interplay of illusion and resolution. Stefan Wolf was responsible for the sound and visual composition.

 

Supervised LC-0 in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Michael Eer

#movements

October 2012

 

How do social movements and their action strategies develop? And what exactly do I have to do with it?

Inspired by the Occupy movement, this audiovisual, interactive installation was created by Michael Eer, partly using stereoscopics. And it is by no means the case that every visitor to the installation experiences it in the same way.

 

Supervised #movements in my Visual Music class together with Prof. Julian Rohrhuber at the Institute For Music And Media.



Susann Hartmann

morphogen
October 2012

The interest of morphogen lies in translating musical content into visual representations. Further, it is explored how the morphing of content through different states can help the designer to develop new formal approaches.

A series of sketches dealing with the musical piece Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich was produced, trying to combine the different techniques used into a unified method. From a research in musicology the analogy of crystallisation for the form and content of the music was derived. On this basis, in a phase of phenomenological approaches, the aesthetics of crystals as a visualization of hard tones was tested. And in a structural analysis of the piece, its fractal character was emphasized with the help of crystalline structures. Based on these experiments, a system for displaying individual bars of the notation in space and object was developed. This system lead as well to a two-dimensional grid, with whom new applications can now be designed.

morphogen is the master thesis of Susanne Hartmann. I had the pleasure to work with Susanne as her mentor during her studies at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel.

 

Manfred Borsch

limbic

July 2012

 

limbic is a Visual Music clip which reflects the emotional processing of music in the limbic system and the resulting reactions of the body (the so-called "chills"). It has been proved that musical attributes like the violation of expectations, the beginning of something new, a new cue or a recurring pattern are more often leading to chills. Those can be expressed, among other things, through a higher heart rate, twitching facial muscles, sweaty hands or even the well-known goose bumps. The film discusses how far chill-experiences are part of the evolutionary and/or the cultural development. Music: Johannes M. Arend. Concept and realization: Manfred Borsch.

 

Supervised limbic in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Natalie Heinlein

The Soviet Trumpeter

February 2012

 

The Soviet Trumpeter is a stop motion music video for the norwegian band Katzenjammer by Natalie Heinlein (direction, story, illustration and animation). Produced by Christian Zehetmeier.

It tells the story of an old soviet trumpeter and plays in the time after the Communism War. Homeless and addicted to alcohol he is wandering alone threw the streets of Berlin. Trapped in his irreversible fate he is not able to act out his true passion - to play his trumpet an be celebrated like a star. Unhappy and desperate he gets the chance to become everything he ever wanted. He gets the possibility to be young again, famous and mighty. Unfortunately he can not handle the power who is given to him so he turns into a terror ruler until he finds out what is really important in a human life.

 

The Soviet Trumpeter is the diploma thesis of Natalie Heinlein at the Motion Design program of the Baden-Wrttemberg Film Academy supervised by Prof. Manfred Becker and me.

 

Anja Hartmann

The Neko-Mao-Show

February 2012

 

Neko is cat in japanese, Mao is cat in chinese, and those two east-asian cats sing about the design-culture in both their countries. So, raise the curtain for cute kittens, dancing high-tech-toilets, laughing poo and a little bit of communist-cat-coolness. Welcome to the BIG Neko-Mao-Show!.

Concept, animation and art direction by Anja Hartmann. Original score by Christian Barth.

See the cats live at these festivals: SHNIT 2012 in Cologne, Germany in the Made in Germany competition and SESIFF in Seoul, South Korea in the International Competition.

 

The Neko-Mao-Show is the diploma thesis of Anja Hartmann at the Motion Design program of the Baden-Wrttemberg Film Academy supervised by Prof. Manfred Becker and me.

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Christian Buntrock

Dreamstory
February 2012

Dreamstory is a fashion film, which story is based on the book by Arthur Schnitzler. It is about the marriage crisis of a couple whose erotic fantasies drive them apart first and unite later, however, in a ratio of a completely new dominance. The film shows the psychologically change with the couple's dreams, fantasies and emotions and how it changes their lifes.
The film was developed for the fashion collection by fashion designer Wolfgang Jarnach.


Dreamstory is the diploma thesis of Christian Buntrock at the Motion Design program of the Baden-Wrttemberg Film Academy supervised by Prof. Manfred Becker and me.

 

Milan Schell

Hurdy Gurdy

February 2012

 

Hurdy Gurdy is a Visual Music installation. It consists of a room in which three record players that have been converted into projectors and sound generators each standing on their own pedestal. The three units interact to generate a sound and image composition that in an extended sense is algorithmic, and that is projected onto the wall via magnifying glasses and amplified by means of loudspeakers. The synchronicity of sounds and movements links the image and sound, while the asynchronicity of the three units relative to each other means that the composition is in a state of constant change. Visual complexity is achieved through the continuous overlapping of the projections. The objective of the project was to develop an automated device that uses mechanical processes to generate light movements and sounds, and in this manner plays an endless audiovisual concert. Using the readily comprehensible simplicity of the design and the visibility of the processes producing the sounds and images, the aim was to create an impression of presence and immediacy.

 

Supervised Hurdy Gurdy in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.




Katharina Hauke

Darwin'sche Finken suchen [Searching for Darwin's finches]
February 2012

Darwin'sche Finken suchen [Searching for Darwin's finches] is a form of applied artistic research. It consists of various experiments with different cameras, with the picture's time and space and with Katharina Hauke herself as a part of the recording session, of the camera, of the picture etc. The question in focus is whether and how it is possible to search beyond one's own boundaries, whether they are structural/conceptual/methodological or based or based on the fact that one is a body and is thus vulnerable and occupies a certain space and time. The method is rather a non-method, first broadly documented in written form and applied by Charles Darwin on his circumnavigation. It is based on curiosity (= being interested and confident in advance) in whatever lies on the way and therefore concepts or preferences are figured out as you go along. At best they are not easy to grasp or put into words.
The videos (finches and non-finsches) are pooled, structured by relatedness, on the project's website. They are accompanied by Katharina Hauke's theoretical work.

Darwin'sche Finken suchen is the diploma thesis of Katharina Hauke at the Design faculty of the University of Applied Sciences supervised by Prof. Anja Vormann and me.



IMM Special Edition on BR-alpha

Visual Music projects by IMM students on TV
December 2011

In the night from Friday to Saturday, on 3 December at 12:30 am, German TV channel BR-alpha will be broadcasting a Phase 3 Video.Kunst.Zeit special edition about IMM Institute For Music And Media presenting a total of 16 works of Visual Music by my IMM students.
Amongst others, the show will feature the projects Light Orchestra by Lukas Vogel, Particles by Felix Rsch and telephone helicopter applause gunshot by Anne Lucht. The complete playlist is available here.

All works were produced under the supervision of IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski and me.
The programme was put together by Maximilian Joseph, Bayerischer Rundfunk Filmmusik.

 

Anne Lucht

telephone helicopter applause gunshot

October 2011

 

Pixel monsters are very musical. In the city of Kraftwerk and Neu!, they dance to their own sound. Telephone Helicopter Applause Gunshot is a Visual Music piece by Anne Lucht, created for the song of the same name by Lorenz Rhode. In addition, an App was produced in which new audio-visual arrangements of the song can be made.

 

Supervised Telephone Helicopter Applause Gunshot in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Felix Herzog

Vier Trme [Four towers]

February 2011

 

Vier Trme [Four towers] is a visual music project by Felix Herzog. Based on a watercolour by Paul Klee, it investigates the interaction of overlaying, transparent colour fields. The project is loop-based and intended for non-linear improvisation, the present clip should therefore be regarded as a snapshot. On a musical level, similarly to the colour fields, audio loops of different time bases are layered which allow diverse patterns to be produced depending on the combination. In the production of this project both video and audio were transposed several times between the digital and analogue mechanical world.

 

Supervised Vier Trme [Four towers] in my Visual Music together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Gerrit Kress

fear:love

February 2011

 

fear:love is an audiovisual installation by Gerrit Kress, which deals with the two emotions of fear and love. It reveals the human emotional centre: an inner core that houses the respective emotion, intergrown with a system consisting of sending and receiving arms which facilitate communication between body and soul. By means of projecting moving images onto a 3-dimensional object, light design and 4.1 surround sound, the viewer of fear:love experiences a new perspective on emotions.

fear:love was exhibited in the tanzhaus nrw (NRW dance house) as well as in the Institute For Music And Media of the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Dsseldorf.

 

Supervised fear:love in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

 

Tom Vermaaten

MadVeH7

February 2011

 

MadVeH7 is a visual music project by Tom Vermaaten. Music from the forecourt of hell - noise from our non-natural environment in complicated 7/4 time. Visualised by images of hecticness and imbalance and stylised by a single major crescendo. This scenario is set in a city which a fundamentalist priest once named the forecourt to hell.

 

Supervised MadVeH7 in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

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Stephan Telaar

Hemisphere
February 2011

Hemisphere is a Visual Music clip by Stephan Telaar. The video reflects the conflict between emotions and logical reasoning. Central for the visual composition was the golden ratio. The music was created in collaboration with Lukas Truniger.
Hemisphere was produced for the Visual Music major at the Institute For Music And Media under the supervision of assistant professor Andreas Kolinski and me.

 

Tobias Gall

Was Liebe Sei

January 2011

 

Was Liebe Sei is a short film by Tobias Gall based on an interpretation of text passages by Hermann Hesse. The film visualizes the feelings and thoughts of the protagonist, who is controlled by his inner emotional and rational self.

Was Liebe Sei is Tobias Gall's diploma project in the post-graduate Motion Design program at Baden-Wrttemberg Film Academy.

 

Christian Sander

Synse

January 2011

 

Synse is an iPhone App which combines music and sound-related visuals to make an interactive, audiovisual experience. It was designed and implemented by Christian Sander as part of his Video 2 exam. Supervised by assistant professors Tristan Thnnissen, Maximilian Marcoll and me at the Institute For Music And Media.

Synse has won competitions including kurzundschn in 2009 in the Mobile Miniatures category. Christian Sander also presented this concept at the c'n'b convention 2009 as part of Campus Spotlight.

Synse is available from iTunes and includes three audiovisual sets. The set FLUID is based on a visual music clip by IMM student Gerrit Kress.

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Christian Schwarzendahl

seasons
January 2010

The short clip seasons was created in close collaboration between Motion Design student Christian Schwarzendahl and Film Music student Christian Barth during the annual Visual Music workshop supervised by Prof. Matthias Raue and me at the Filmakademie Baden-Wrttemberg.


It illustrates the cycle of one year in an abstract way. The entire visual action is reduced to one tree and its environments. The visual structures interact with different parts of the sound. In such a way that it became possible to let the visuals react to the sounds and vice versa.

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Uli Kohlmann

The Clock
July 2009

Sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in a day, seven days in a week, four weeks in a month, twelve month in a year, many years in a life.

Supervised The Clock in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

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Christoph Eggener

congruence
April 2009

The final exam Multimedia & Multimodalitt (PDF in German) by Christoph Eggener cites a number of early studies in the cognitive sciences which explore perceptual interactions between the senses of seeing and hearing, and analyses them towards their relevance for audiovisual media. It thereby focuses on early stages of perception, and tries to evaluate whether there are connections between stimulus dimensions such as brightness and volume, or colour and pitch.
The visual music clip congruence, which is the practical part of Christoph Eggener's diploma thesis, takes up some of the theoretical results and transforms them into audiovisual design in the form of correlations between music and visual animation. In this way a form of perceptual aesthetics should be revealed which refers to cultural codes as little as possible, but rather to early stages of perception. Music by Fabian Schulz.


Christoph Eggener's final exam/ diploma was supervised by Prof. Dr. Karin Welkert-Schmitt and me for the media faculty at the University of Applied Sciences Dsseldorf.


Christoph has landed one of the top five places in the Visual Music Award 2009.

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Lukas Vogel

Light Orchestra
February 2009

Lukas Vogel did an amazing job on live action, blue screen and post production. Filmed at a dark, industrial location, he later combined that video footage with abstract projections and a dancer - all shot separately. The movement translates into music and the music into light, thus Lukas Vogel called his film Light Orchestra.


Supervised Light Orchestra in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

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Michael Eer

artificial_neural_network
February 2009

A neural network is more than the sum of its parts. The Visual Music clip artificial_neural_network by IMM student Michael Eer was composed in ASCII art style.
Supervised artificial_neural_network in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.


Michael has landed one of the top five places in the Visual Music Award 2009.

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Tobias Gall and Christophe Kalkau

blzn_903
February 2009

The idea for blzn_903 emerged in the annual Visual Music workshop supervised by Prof. Matthias Raue and me in the Motion Design program at the Filmakademie Baden-Wrttemberg.


The intense cooperation between composer Christophe Kalkau and motion designer Tobias Gall resulted in an energetic and aggressive clip. The intention was to create an operating and dancing mechanical organism representing a strong connection between sounds and visuals. The project was inspired by Autechre's Gantz Graf video.



Felix Nlken

creationcopychaos.com
August 2008

In his diploma thesis creationcopychaos.com, IMM student Felix Nlken investigates into the range of impacts of digitalisation and interconnectedness on production, distribution and consumption of media content with a focus on music. Based on the conclusions drawn, an internet business model concerned with collaboratively structuring music online is developed in the second part of the work.
Felix Nlken's diploma thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Klinkenberg and me for the media faculty at the University of Applied Sciences Dsseldorf.

 

Maurice Braun

Licht|Geschwindigkeit [light|speed]

October 2007

 

Maurice Braun won the Visual Music Award 2007 for his sound- and video composition Licht|Geschwindigkeit [light|speed]. The 1st prize was endowed with a mobile phone and a flat-screen.

 

Supervised Licht|Geschwindigkeit in my Visual Music class together with IMM assistant professor Andreas Kolinski at the Institute For Music And Media.

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Justin Kruse

mission 70+
July 2007

Nike's mission 70+, a student project by Aleksander Bach (director) and Justin Kruse (art direction), was nominated for the VDW-AWARD 2007 and won the SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL 2008 bronze award. The documentary commercial portrays a 72 years old fancy diver.


Supervised Justin Kruse's motion graphics and color grading as part the Motion Design (formerly: Film & TV Design) program at the Baden-Wrttemberg Film Academy.



Gregor Kuschmirz

Fernsehschoner
February 2006

Gregor Kuschmirz graduated at Baden-Wrttemberg Filmacademy with the unmistakable project Fernsehschoner. Later that year he developed and directed the Stock Exchange of Visions for Centre Pompidou and Benetton's research-centre Fabrica.
Supervised this final exam/ diploma in the Motion Design (formerly: Film & TV Design) program together with Prof. Manfred Becker.