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DMC Group gives OTE TV a new look
The DMC Group recently completed a redesign for the Greek pay-TV channel OTE TV. The task was to develop and implement the complete design package for the brand OTE TV and seven OTE channels – from logo animation and idents to color palette through to audio design. DMC partners on the project included Flintskallen, Trevista, BrandNewPixels and Millertime as well as Herokid / Barcelona. Together with OTE TV as contact, the redesign became a European production. The idents were filmed at various locations in Greece, Hamburg, Munich and Barcelona. After six months of production time, the results went on-air in early May. For more information and an audio-visual glimpse behind the scenes of the project, visit: http://www.dmcgroup.eu/projekte/ote-tv-2
ZDF seeks production company for the production of trailers for ZDFneo and ZDFinfo
ZDF plans to conduct a competition for the general trailer production of ZDFneo and ZDFinfo from 2014. The invitation to tender will be available from 14 June 2013 on http://www.zdf.de/Ausschreibungen-des-ZDF-26394852.html
On 28 June 2013, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is once again presenting filmtonart – Tag der Filmmusik at the BR-Funkhaus in Munich. For the fifth time, filmmakers and enthusiasts as well as composers will meet to take a look behind the scenes of film music. The topics covered are wide-ranging: from 'Manorial remuneration? The risk of new servitude through YouTube et al ', 'From tracks to sound - How the musician comes to the movies' to 'When the wolf dances and the bear steps - film music in nature' to 'The colors of images – experience live how film music changes vision'. Students also have the opportunity to learn how the soundtrack to the movie 'Oktoberfest, the Assassination' was developed. In addition, there will be workshop discussions with film composers Harold Faltermeyer, Marcel Barsotti and the "Look & Listen" award winner Martin Böttcher. This year, filmtonart will be opened by the actress and singer Meret Becker with a keynote speech. Participation in the event is free. Since there are only a limited number of places, applications will be processed in order. The registration deadline is 24 June 2013. More information and registration at http://www.br.de/unternehmen/inhalt/filmtonart/filmtonart-filmmusik-filmfest100.html
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013
From 17 to 19 June 2013, the sixth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum will take place at the World Conference Center in Bonn. The motto of this year's conference is 'The Future of Growth - Economy, Values, and the Media'. The Forum brings together media representatives from around the world with players from politics, culture, business, development and science to find solutions to the challenges of globalization in which media play a central role. It will address the following questions: What are the opportunities of new economic systems? Is growth a must for greater prosperity? How can the media help to create awareness for sustainable consumption and responsible use of resources? How can a fair competition be ensured at local, regional, national and international levels? How can the various stakeholders improve networking? What potential do new media offer people, especially the young generation, to interactively engage in economic dialogue? Numerous organizations and institutions participate in panel discussions and workshops, interactive presentations and exhibitions. Last year, more than 2,000 participants from over 115 countries attended the conference. More information and registration at: http://www.dw.de/global-media-forum/start/s-30937
Exhibition tip: 'Ansgar Nierhoff – Erinnerungen'
Until 7 July 2013, the art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia presents the exhibition 'Ansgar Nierhoff – Erinnerungen' at the former Reichsabtei Aachen Kornelimünster. The retrospective shows five works by the late sculptor. The 'Altärchen', which is shown on the poster for the exhibition, was created in 1968 and was acquired by the state of NRW for the purposes of artist support. Both this project and the work 'die Zeit-die FAZ-Kanonenschlag', the large installation 'Käfig' and a project combining screens with stainless steel elements entitled 'Widmungen' illustrate the critical socio-politically committed spirit of the young Nierhoff. In addition, the exhibition at Kornelimünster includes a number of massive forgings created by the artist from 1980 onward - the so-called foldings, cubes, dilations, balls and bundlings as well as a large multi-part ground work. The big massive forged steel sculptures represent an entirely new conception of sculpture and are evidence of another form of engagement with the material. A series of larger and smaller drawings and smaller pedestal objects round out the exhibition. Ansgar Nierhoff studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Norbert Kricke, Joseph Fassbender and Eduard Trier from 1964 to 1969. From 1988 until shortly before his death, Ansgar Nierhoff was a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. In 1968, Nierhoff was awarded the North Rhine-Westphalian promotion prize for sculpture. This was followed by numerous other awards and scholarships in which the state was often involved. Today, his works are found in many major German museums. 'Ansgar Nierhoff – Erinnerungen', until 7 July 2013 at the Sammlung Kunst aus NRW, Abteigarten 6, D-52076 Aachen – Kornelimünster. Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Further information at http://www.kunst-aus-nrw.nrw.de/ausstgesch_nierhoff_de.html
Book tip: 'Auditive Medienkulturen'
The recent publication 'Auditive Medienkulturen' includes current research on media-transmitted cultures of sound and listening. The publication provides an in-depth and wide-ranging overview of current methodological approaches in the field of sound studies. The case studies deal with, among other things 'Recording Cultures' of pop music to bioacoustics, 'Cultures of Sound Design' from instrument construction and film sound design to auditory architecture and 'Cultures of Reception' between ambient and radio, headphones and stereo, concert hall and nightclub. The contributions deal with the relationship between sound, media technologies and cultural practices. They illustrate in different ways that phenomena of sound and listening are cultural objects that cannot be observed independently of their historical context as well as a variety of materializations and mediations. Authors of the papers are: Cornelia Epping Hunter, Sabine Fischer, Golo Föllmer, Daniel Gethmann, Rolf Grossmann, Marcus S. Kleiner, Friedrich A. Kittler, Sebastian Klotz, Volkmar Kramarz, Steffen Lepa, Daniel Morat, Sabine Sanio Bettina Schlüter Jens Schröter, Gregor Schwering, Jochen Venus, Axel Wolmar, Thomas Wilke, Judith Willkomm, Bettina Wodianka, Rebecca Wolf and Hansjakob Ziemer. The 460-page publication with numerous illustrations is published by the transcript publishing house and can be purchased for €35.80. Further information at http://www.transcript-verlag.de/ts1686/ts1686.php