"Creative Isolator" Theme in 80's Style
Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 02:50 PM - PUBLICATIONS
Here now my guitar exercise "80ies //Sisters of Mercy// style" recording online:


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Sometimes my blog will be offline....
Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 10:19 AM -
... so for example if i switch from apple osx to windows xp for sound recording.I dont like to work in XP at all but my STEINBERG AUDIO SUITE is running best in XP with asio4all drivers in extreme low latency mode... This means i can play my electric guitars (PRS SE, Epiphone SG Special) into the MacBookPro and hear the simulated amplifier sound directly with no delay. this i will do for now, so please be patient, the blog will come back online very soon after i finish my guitar exercise. tbc

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Shanghai GateKeepers ...shot with Nikon D90
Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 06:26 AM - 2009
There are lots of discussions out in the web about jelly shutter issues and hard down interpolation of an apsc sensor to 720p. IMHO the D90 performs absolutely nice for shots who dont really require highest resolution. And if you use the free TMTS plugins from matthias.... it can look like this:




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TIMELAPSE
Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 04:17 AM - PUBLICATIONS
As lots of my friends & customers know, I like to do TIMELAPSE photography.
Right now out the window i shoot sky-clouds in 4k, every 15 seconds.
shutter: 1/2000 sec
aperture: f/5.6
ISO 200

This fast moving sky i can use as replacement for boring sky backgrounds later... maybe as background behind a super city back plate.


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Keying
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 12:13 PM - PUBLICATIONS
Almost in post production, there some tasks to do like : "layering moving pictures over others" or embedding 3d content into real shooted footage. In fact anamorph HDV material in interlaced formats is just a joke and gives nothing more than an SD resolution key even with so called HD footage. Ok, to pull a key from HDV material is possible but extremely painful and you need to make huge compromise to the quality of the results even if YOU ARE A CRACK on FLINT/FLAME/INFERNO or FUSION or COMBUSTION , NUKE or SHAKE. I know, there exists some other Software solutions out there like AFTEREFFECTS or apple MOTION and the basic key solutions in AVID or FINALCUT or EDIUS or whatever edit stations.

With footage what is really aquired in an PROGRESSIVE format like XDCAM EX HD 1080p24/25... you can pull the blue/green screen key without any compromise. But thats only possible with an WORKAROUND to blurr the red & blue channel, because XDCAM EX HD means full luma and 960x540 chroma resolution. It is just 4:2:0 subsampled footage. But it seems good enough to get the job done. In an STUDIO you can use the HD-SDI out to capture the pictures in front of the greenscreen in 10bit 4:2:2 directly into your EDIT SUITE. That would mean you get out 1920x1080 pixel luma resolution and 960x1080 pixel chroma resolution.

So if you shoot PERSONS, you can rotate your cam -90 degree to get the whole picture into MORE pixel space.

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"KOALA Bar" reloaded... pure australian
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 07:10 AM - PUBLICATIONS


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My personal Audio Equipment History since 1990... or the soft switch from Steinberg to Logic
Thursday, October 1, 2009, 10:42 AM - PUBLICATIONS
A complete Music Studio inside my MacBook Pro. This is all what I ever needed. Thinking back 2 decades, there was an complete different workflow for audio(sound) recording. Digital Recording was "Science fiction". Because the Computer Hardware was just able to play 4 different colors and regulary NO SOUND on an 8000 $ IBM compatible PC. With an expensive midiboard it was possible to run the first Digital MIDI Sequencer Software Cubase (Steinberg) and Notator Logic on that kind of personal computer.

For an young student like me, it was just not affordable. I remember as my one year older brother Matthias showed up with an IBM compatible PC, loaded with the first Midi Sequencing System from the german company STEINBERG. Please Imagine, the fat computer just runs on 25MHz CPU Speed, it was one of the first x386 Processors inside. The 800kb/sec Harddrive was with 200MByte smaller than YOUR USB Drive 5 years ago!!!

There was no way to even record an Voice Over, or an Lead Vocal track. As so, we had our workarounds with this... because what WE DID... WAS ALREADY the FUTURE.

I for myself choosed to buy an "inexpensive COMMODORE AMIGA" computer. It was an integrated system including the complete A500 plus an CDRom Drive and integrated MIDI interface. But an HARDDISC was not even an OPTION at this time.

To boot that proprietary machine from FLOPPY DISK tooks around 6 minutes. And the ONLY available compatible MIDI Music Software "Bars & Pipes Professional" needed also around 5 minutes to get done.

Here comes an screenshot from the last and most advanced Bars & Pipes version:


And here it comes: As I was able to feed / record my Commodore CDTV with MIDI DATA... I could manipulate them and play out the MIDI tracks in real time.
So I decided to buy an analogue cassete tape based 4track recording/ mixing system. the Fostex XR5:


So my question to all "OLD SCHOOL" Audio Engineers around there: How did I syncronize the MIDI Playback with the Tape Playback to play BOTH MACHINES in SYNC & TIME?

Right, I needed some equipment TO CONVERT the MIDI Signal in an (later)readable AUDIO SIGNAL ... to record this FSK (Frequency Shift Key)MIDI Timecode on ONE of 4 tracks on the analog tape recorder.

So i also bought the Roland TR 626 Drum Computer from a second hand shop. Because this machine was an ideal MIDI > FSK(analog audio) Timecode converter.



Please Remind... NEVER EVER the MIDI MACHINE controlled the ANALOG TAPE Playback.
BUT: if i recorded that continous running TIMECODE audio signal to ONE of my available 4 Tracks.... I was able to SYNC the COMPUTER to the TAPE.

Yes, 16 MIDI Tracks feeded 16 different Instuments(Drums/Bass/Piano/Keyboard/Synthesizer) with control data... and 3 additional ANALOG audio tracks played Lead Voice , Backing Voice and real GUITAR.

This all was happen from 1989-1993. And at this time i was really proud of the results...
In 1992, I was one of the first people in europe who ordered an Philips DCC 900 as my personal DIGITAL MASTER RECORDER.


As digital high- end recording systems became more affordable for everyone; this was in 2002... I switched to the MOTU 828 firewire based multitrack recording interface.

Very long time I used also the following analogue & digital music synthesizer: Korg Poly800, Casio CZ201s, Yamaha DX11, Korg 05R/W and the external analog studio effect systems: Alesis Midiverb3, Digitech DSP16, also the superfast and cool sidechain stereo gate/compressor/limiter "DoD866SeriesII" together with an inexpensive 16 Channel console from "behringer". I preferred to use high end Condenser microphones (from the american company CAD) for singing lead voices, acoustic guitars, violins and every kind of real existing noise.




Today I use just Steinberg or Apple Logic Software to create approximately 128 different Audio Tracks, who playback simultan and completely mixed SURROUND ENSEMBLES with EQ, AUX, SENDS, INSERTS, in incredible 24bit/192khz, unlimited SUBGROUPS/BUSSES up to Dolby Digital 5.1, 6.1, DTS, CINEMA SURROUND, THX /Sony SDDS.
The SOFTWARE follows now the HARDWARE: hands on real 100mm Motor faders MIDI Console .

Welcome in the (already existing) FUTURE of Audio and Video in High Definition!




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Heno's & HanFeng's Reel 2009 coming soon...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 05:25 PM - PUBLICATIONS
For nearly every movie project in 2009, Heno & me worked together as production team. Heno also acted as Solution/Service provider for Leo Burnett, RedLounge, Mc Donalds & others for shooting/production & postproduction.




Heno is MULTI-MEDIA Artist (BA of Arts,University of Northumbria at NewCastle/UK). She is top in graphic design, animatic motion pictures, special morphing sequencing animation and film editing. Also she is an excellent Producer, Camera Operator and Photographer.

Documentaries:
Leo Burnett "2009 - A summer like no other",
"McCafe Campaign Launch 2009", "Zero Generation", "eARTS 2009", Dewars: "A Day of Billy's life" and much more... to be continue!




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a little sample of Fish Style MindFuck audio SFX
Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 12:57 AM - PUBLICATIONS
there is a reason about why i like to do all that movie things .... i love to make some SFX.



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"The Route Of Chance" ... 100RMB - Casting & Rehearsal session
Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 07:58 AM -
PetShop Boy (maybe?)

1 of 4 dudes who getting stoned

Fish play what???

FangDong in the role as Landlord

KTV Employee

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Translation Service: English - German / German - English
Friday, July 31, 2009, 01:52 AM -
native german, fluent english reading/writing/speaking offers
proofreading, editing or writing with english as a source or target language.

You can contact me via:
email: xride at gmx dot net
phone: +8613671959461
skype: linons

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"The Route Of Chance" ... 100 RMB TheFilm
Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 09:32 AM - PUBLICATIONS
My friend & colleague Antonin Lelievre came up with an nearly finished script just few weeks ago. We decided, to bring that STORY to life on screen.

When? Right NOW! Yes... some people rotating in pre production already, to find partners, helpers, actors, props, locations, technical support, crew.... all for free/unpayed... of course. We are working to build an community/network to get this FILM done.

Planned for shooting is definitly august 2009.

We will shoot with SONY's CineAlta PMW-EX1, used as main camera for all shots in full HD resolution: 1920x1080 @ 25p. I painted PictureProfiles for all INT/EXT situations to feature the scenes with amazing 10stops of possible sensitivity. I love to work with footage from this camera. At all my expirienced times with HD cameras in the last couple of years always I preferred to use the SONY HDCAM F750/900 (well known as the first digital camera used for cinematic pictures in STARWARS), to reach state of the art quality & aquire amazing pictures for industry & show content.

Now I face, the XDCAM EX1 gives IMHO even a bit MORE of usuable picture quality and flexibility in difficult shooting situations as well.

Here an example still picture from a movie sequence, shot with standard settings:




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SERVICE: COMPOSITING, VISUAL EFFECT's
Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 04:09 PM -


Keying, Grading, Compositing, MattePainting, Rotoscoping and 3D Animation / Integration on fast machines and highly skilled personal. Personally I prefer SHAKE and NUKE, but I am SMOKE Artist as well.



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SERVICE: MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATICS
Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 02:56 PM -
Logo animation and graphical element animation:



Client Revision LIFE :(changing elements & parameters according clients expectations )
on a finishing system.

Real World Example:

playable DEMO:DEMO



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SERVICE : VIDEO MASTERING and FORMAT CONVERSION
Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 02:07 PM -
If you experience problems to PLAY any kind of digital VIDEO FORMAT's on your computer , I'll try to convert it into user friendly format's who fit your need's:

- Apple Quicktime
- AVI ( Audio Video Interleave)
- WMV (Windows Media)
- Flash Video
- MPEG 1/2 or 4

Once all processing is finished, I will handover the end product to you via the method you prefer: CD, DVD or FTP.



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Who's using my framestore? (flame) Click the "Related Link" below
Monday, June 29, 2009, 10:38 AM - PUBLICATIONS
Edit the proper variables to reflect your configuration then by typing the command you'll see which system is attached to which framestore and who is using it.


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360 UHDTV
Monday, June 29, 2009, 09:38 AM - PUBLICATIONS


...thats gonna be alright





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FullDome Projection Movie Making
Monday, June 29, 2009, 09:30 AM - PUBLICATIONS
For an FULLDOME Film projection exists rules: HOW to do it. Please use the
"related link" - attached comes an inofficial pdf about that multimedia theme

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Pro Shooting for DoP's Technique ... Panning
Sunday, June 28, 2009, 04:46 AM - PUBLICATIONS
recommended panning speeds. You can download the pdf by click on related link.

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Unix Based Server System Implementation, Integration and Information Security
Saturday, November 8, 2008, 12:49 PM -
Every Company need an integral digital Communication System to maintain INFORMATIONS like COMPANY E-Mails, TeleCommunication and Fax, propably even advanced Server Applications like SQL DataBase's , MultiHost-Web Sever, FTP Server, E-Mail Server and more.


I implement future oriented and worldwide prooved secure UNIX based Derivates : LINUX, BSD, MaxOSX into your IT Infrastructure, as well as GROUP-WARE called middleware Systems, Online-Shop Systems, Online Auction & Tender Systems, as well as VPN and customized solutions.

E-Learning is coming up ! So I give you an functional system to manage your state of the art SCHOOL as well. Enrolment, course Outlines, course Material, course Informations and academic performance management included.


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SMP Skatepark Shanghai 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008, 02:49 AM - 2008
Projects are not depend on budgets only... the IDEA count:




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Water City WuZhen in 2007
Sunday, February 17, 2008, 03:34 AM -
Within the fall 2007, emma invited me to visit the beautiful water city WuZhen ... 2 hours from shanghai... with the car.

Here a typical view...


old buidings...




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The iPhone BLOG is running
Friday, February 1, 2008, 12:24 AM
From end of 2007 i started already some versions of PHP BLOG's running on iPhone. Now, this is the final version...and i get use these BLOG for my daily notices.

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My life in Vietnam ... 2006
Sunday, December 31, 2006, 07:45 AM - PUBLICATIONS
images/muine_windsurf.jpg

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Visual Communication Lecturer @ Raffles Design Institute Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City 17/06/2006 to 01/01/2007.
Sunday, December 31, 2006, 04:26 AM - 2006
Yes for sure ' I miss SAIGON. Here in the south of VIETNAM are living some of the most beautiful people i ever met in my life. The high level WORK ETHIC and (self)motivation from my students I teached to learn NEW TECHNOLOGIES and TECHNIQUES in class was totally awesome.

You wanna see an example of the vietnamese creative power I am talking about?

Please enjoy Tae Ha Khoi's "ONE WAY" MTV project as his final project after his first five weeks enrolment in my class:



Actually there is so much to say and even more to show, please be patient, I will update the blog step by step.

Furthermore the combination of vietnam's HISTORY, excellent vietnamese FOOD with historical influences from french cuisine and but last not least the BEST COFFEE ever I tasted in the world gives me no choice... I need to visit VIETNAM again 'n again.

...Here you can see the saigon harbour view from the roof terrace at palace hotel, where I used to live in saigon (thanx to Josephine Kong)




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What about shooting and editing a HD Short without a proper gear and without a proper edit station?
Tuesday, July 22, 2003, 10:37 AM - PUBLICATIONS
I found out that catch a moment and edit it on the (flying)plane or taxi can outperform big planned productions by far!
Using just an iPhone4s, trying to shoot and edit a short film with nothing more than a iPhone4s and an attached standard headset(microphone)! Since technology reached to provide a super small production crew plus gear just in my pocket... I am curious to create a worth to watch result just with my mobil phone abilities.

Cons: just the iPhone 4S camera and 2 apps
Pros: just the iPhone 4S camera and 2 apps

I will use only available light and NO tripod!
Just the phone with attached headphones/mic headset, the FilmicPro app, and iMovie for iPhone.

I gonna post the result here soon! Stay tuned





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