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DMC Group gives OTE TV a new look
The DMC Group recently completed a redesign for theGreek pay-TV channel OTE TV. The task was to develop and implement the completedesign package for the brand OTE TV and seven OTE channels – from logoanimation and idents to color palette through to audio design. DMC partners onthe project included Flintskallen, Trevista, BrandNewPixels and Millertime aswell as Herokid / Barcelona. Together with OTE TV as contact, the redesignbecame a European production. The idents were filmed at various locations inGreece, Hamburg, Munich and Barcelona. After six months of production time, theresults went on-air in early May. For more information and an audio-visualglimpse 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 thegeneral trailer production of ZDFneo and ZDFinfo from 2014. The invitation totender 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 onceagain presenting filmtonart – Tag derFilmmusik at the BR-Funkhaus in Munich. For the fifth time, filmmakers andenthusiasts as well as composers will meet to take a look behind the scenes offilm music. The topics covered are wide-ranging: from 'Manorial remuneration?The risk of new servitude through YouTube et al ', 'From tracks to sound - Howthe 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 musicchanges vision'. Students also have the opportunity to learn how the soundtrackto the movie 'Oktoberfest, the Assassination' was developed. In addition, therewill be workshop discussions with film composers Harold Faltermeyer, MarcelBarsotti and the "Look & Listen" award winner Martin Böttcher.This year, filmtonart will be opened by the actress and singer MeretBecker with a keynote speech. Participation in the event is free. Since thereare only a limited number of places, applications will be processed in order. The registration deadline is 24 June 2013. Moreinformation 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 WelleGlobal Media Forum will take place at the World Conference Center in Bonn. Themotto of this year's conference is 'The Future of Growth - Economy, Values, andthe Media'. The Forum brings together media representatives from around theworld with players from politics, culture, business, development and science tofind solutions to the challenges of globalization in which media play a centralrole. It will address the following questions: What are the opportunities ofnew economic systems? Is growth a must for greater prosperity? How can themedia help to create awareness for sustainable consumption and responsible useof resources? How can a fair competition be ensured at local, regional,national and international levels? How can the various stakeholders improvenetworking? What potential do new media offer people, especially the younggeneration, to interactively engage in economic dialogue? Numerousorganizations and institutions participate in panel discussions and workshops,interactive presentations and exhibitions. Last year, more than 2,000participants from over 115 countries attended the conference. More informationand 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 NorthRhine-Westphalia presents the exhibition 'Ansgar Nierhoff – Erinnerungen' atthe former Reichsabtei Aachen Kornelimünster. The retrospective shows fiveworks by the late sculptor. The 'Altärchen', which is shown on the poster forthe exhibition, was created in 1968 and was acquired by the state of NRW forthe purposes of artist support. Both this project and the work 'die Zeit-dieFAZ-Kanonenschlag', the large installation 'Käfig' and a project combiningscreens with stainless steel elements entitled 'Widmungen' illustrate thecritical socio-politically committed spirit of the young Nierhoff. In addition,the exhibition at Kornelimünster includes a number of massive forgings createdby 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 massiveforged steel sculptures represent an entirely new conception of sculpture and areevidence of another form of engagement with the material. A series of largerand 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 shortlybefore his death, Ansgar Nierhoff was a professor at the Johannes GutenbergUniversity in Mainz. In 1968, Nierhoff was awarded the North Rhine-Westphalian promotionprize for sculpture. This was followed by numerous other awards andscholarships in which the state was often involved. Today, his works are foundin 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 3p.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 currentmethodological approaches in the field of sound studies. The case studies dealwith, among other things 'Recording Cultures' of pop music to bioacoustics, 'Culturesof Sound Design' from instrument construction and film sound design to auditoryarchitecture and 'Cultures of Reception' between ambient and radio, headphonesand stereo, concert hall and nightclub. The contributions deal with therelationship between sound, media technologies and cultural practices. Theyillustrate in different ways that phenomena of sound and listening are culturalobjects that cannot be observed independently of their historical context aswell as a variety of materializations and mediations. Authors of the papersare: 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 JensSchröter, Gregor Schwering, Jochen Venus, Axel Wolmar, Thomas Wilke, Judith Willkomm,Bettina Wodianka, Rebecca Wolf and Hansjakob Ziemer. The 460-page publicationwith numerous illustrations is published by the transcript publishing house andcan be purchased for €35.80. Further information at http://www.transcript-verlag.de/ts1686/ts1686.php