Eyes & Ears eNews 01-2015

Projects wanted – HISTORY AWARD 2015

The HISTORY channel is calling for entries to its HISTORY AWARDcompetition for the tenth time. "Regional, global, digital –Where is your home?" is the theme of this year's nationwide studentcontest.

For the past 10 years, HISTORY has made it its mission to motivatestudents to approach the subject of history in a creative and practicalway. Students have the opportunity to submit their self-made movies tothe HISTORY Award.

"Regional, global, digital – Where is your home?"

This year, HISTORY wants to encourage students to look around and thinkabout what home means to them, their classmates, friends andneighbours. What role does the Internet and our behaviour in the WorldWide Web play in this? Who even has a home and what role do origin,culture, history, language, occupation, religion, political orientationor money have on the way we define home.

School classes, school groups or individual students of all ages andtypes of schools may participate in the history competition under theguidance of their teacher, department head or other adult companion andsubmit their film.

Participation takes place in two steps: Those interested can registerfor the competition by February 28, 2015:http://www.history-award.de/fileadmin/template/pdf/2015/HISTORY-AWARD_2015_Anmeldeformular.pdf
Participants have until April 24, 2015 to submit their projects with acompleted entry form:http://www.history-award.de/fileadmin/template/pdf/2015/HISTORY-AWARD_2015_Teilnahmebogen.pdf

Further information at http://www.history-award.de/

BAF hosts Open Day

On February 7, 2015, the Bavarian Academy for Television (BAF) inUnterföhring is holding an Open Day.

All those interested in training as a television journalist, cameraman,cutter/video editor or visual effects artist can gather usefulinformation about media studies. The event also gives visitors thechance to get to know the house, the equipment (incl. the latest HDtechnology) as well as the BAF team.

The programme starts at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with:

  • Welcome and presentation of the Academy
  • Consultation and detailed information about thecourses
  • Guided tour of the Academy
  • Meeting with students and graduates as well asdiscussions on career prospects

Open Day on February 7, 2015, at the BAF, BetaStr. 5, 85774Unterföhring. Directions:http://www.fernsehakademie.de/de/anfahrt.html

New members – mehappy und Swisscom

Eyes & Ears of Europe

In this section, we present the newest members of Eyes & Ears ofEurope. We are happy to welcome Mehappy and Swisscom, each of whomjoined in January 2015. A very warm welcome to our new members.


The creative agency for audiovisual communication with headquarters inMunich and Vienna provides effective solutions in the areas of design& brand management, on-air promotion, print, production andmarketing consultancy. mehappy serves renowned national andinternational customers in the media; e.g. the firm is responsible forthe appearance and on-air promotion of a major German TV channel. KlausSchäfer, managing director of mehappy, says: "As a broadcaster,Eyes & Ears of Europe is a great asset for us: It will broaden ourhorizons, provide inspiration and, of course, act as an incentive forour everyday work, where we are always competing for the best idea.This, ideally, comes from us."


Swisscom is the leading communications company in Switzerland. Thecompany sees itself as a trusted companion in the networked world andaims to offer its customers the best network, excellent deals andexcellent service. Sascha Weisshaupt, Head of Brand Strategy &Management Swisscom, says: "In a world in which brands are becomingdynamic, content is moving and channels are becoming multi-sensory, onemust understand and master the design of audiovisual media. Becausethis world is evolving rapidly, the constant learning and exchange withpeers, which an association like Eyes & Ears of Europe offers, isextremely important."

Personnel note: Tilo Fischer

Eyes & Ears of Europe
Tilo Fischer

On January 1, 2015, Tilo Fischer (48) took over the management of DMCin Munich. Fischer has been with the dmcgroup since 2011 and mostrecently served as Head of Production and as member of the managementboard at the design agency.

Book & Exhibition tip

Exhibitiontip: 'The Divine: Homage to Michelangelo'

From February 6 to May 25, 2015, the Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn isshowing the exhibition 'The Divine: Homage to Michelangelo'.

Theexceptional artist was a living legend. His outstanding work isadmired, imitated and interpreted by artists to this day. Theattraction of his work lies mainly in its virtuoso display of the humanbody. He created a repertoire of expressions which is still regarded asa benchmark. The exhibition tells the story of Michelangelo's immenseeffects on European art. The show centres around sculptures, paintings,prints and drawings by artists such as Raphael, Giambologna, Rubens,Fuseli, Delacroix, Rodin, Cézanne, Moore, Mapplethorpe andStruth. They are in dialogue with the great creations of Michelangelo.

"The Divine: Homage to Michelangelo" from February 6 to May 25, 2015 atthe Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn, Museumsmeile Bonn,Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn. Opening hours: Thursdays andFridays from 10 AM to 9 PM, Thursdays through Sundays from 10 AM to 7PM, closed on Mondays. Further information athttp://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/ausstellungen/der-goettliche.html

Peter Paul Rubens Die Schlacht der Kentauren und Lapithen, nach Michelangelo
um 1600, Kreide
© Fondation Custodia, Collection Fritz Luigt, Paris

Booktip: 'Hanging by a serif'

What do we do as designers? And what does it really come down to? JohnD. Berry collects theses on typography. And he loves fonts. Right downto the last detail of a serif. The recently published booklet 'Hangingby a serif' presents each statement on its own page, the textjuxtaposed with a single graphic element: an enlarged detail of aserif, each one from a different typeface. The playful presentationbelies the underlying seriousness and usefulness of the advice.

The German version of the booklet was published by the Hermann SchmidtVerlag and can be purchased for €9,80. Further information athttp://www.typografie.de/shop/index.php/de/thesen-zur-typografie.htmland http://johndberry.com/shop/.