Eyes & Ears Conference 2014

​12.05 / Cologne

The programme started with the Eyes & EarsJunior Highlights, introduced by Marcel Meyer, managing director ofthe creative studio finally. in Mainz. Last year, Meyer himself presented hisfinal thesis 'My Favourite Childhood Nightmares – Animated Photography' at theEyes & Ears Junior Highlights 2013. This year, from all submissions, threeprojects were chosen by a professional jury.

Under the title 'Neuland? –Corporate Design for the 7th Reception of the German film schools during theBerlinale 2014', three students from the Film AcademyBaden-Württemberg – Iris Schwarz, Bennet Meyer and Paul Brenner – presented thecorporate design of the event. Their central idea of abstract maps wasimplemented on all levels, from logo to catalogue, schedule, billboards, lightboxes, press wall, guidance system, postcards, to screen backgrounds and theentire motion design.

DominikHaas, Christian Schmidhalter and Don Schmocker from the Zürcher Hochschule derKünste showed the audience how to produce a game for two players in 48 hours.In '..Schlicht– An atmospheric puzzle game for two players', the players control ashadow and a light ball. To reach the next level, players do not compete againstone another, but play together against disturbances in the game.

Christian Freitag and PaulKirsten, graduates of the Burg Giebichenstein Art Academy in Halle, provided insightinto their interactive project 'Metaworlds – A bridge between interactive design &art'. The users are presented worlds in which they can descend.Their complete form is not apparent at first glance. A major role is played bythe observer himself, because only through his actions can the 'Metaworlds'keep moving and changing their appearance.

All participants of the Eyes &Ears Conference had the opportunity to select their favourite from the threefinalists. The project 'Metaworlds' was awarded the Eyes & Ears NewcomerAward 2014, kindly supported by Adobe Systems.

Christian Freitag and PaulKirsten will receive a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Inaddition, all three projects were awarded with the Eyes & Ears JuniorHighlights Trophy.

For years, Eyes & Ears ofEurope has stood for creative young talent and has offered them a platform toshowcase their innovative work.


  • € 150,- Eyes & Ears members
  • € 50,- Eyes & Ears members / pupils, students, trainees who are personally members of EEofE or
    pupils, students, trainees of an institutional member of EEofE Europe
  • € 650,- non-members
  • € 100,- non-members / pupils, students, trainees


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