Studio daily
Monday, April 8, 2013, 02:49 PM - 2013, 2013
Back from Holidays...



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Since I am on a trip to Thailand ...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 02:38 AM - 2013, 2013

Fred will take care of any request from our dear clients.


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Animatics , real footage and a decent design...
Wednesday, December 31, 1969, 07:00 PM - 2013, 2013
Working with the best for the best... This month we did creating some awesome marketing tools for our new clients...



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Editing and finishing over CNY
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 06:29 AM - 2013, 2013
The last couple of days over the Chinese New Year, I worked on a project for W+K to finish a brand video.

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Carrera 4s related shooting work for Porsche
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 03:19 AM - 2013, 2013


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Commercial shooting for Porsche Carrera 4S viral at Brownstone Lounge/Shanghai
Monday, January 28, 2013, 03:10 AM - 2013, 2013


2x Cameras, a combination of FLUO lights, Softboxes & LED's, 1x JIB and lots of nice people made this happen


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New Show Reel ...!
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 04:50 AM - 2013, 2013



download mid size version


download FullHD version


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Shooting for Russian TV1 Channel
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 09:37 PM - 2013, 2013
One day we shot Tatiana Pudolskaya, her toughter and her mom in Lujiazui, the Yu Garden and at the famous chinese restaurant Di Shui Dong in changle road, Shanghai.


Steve Reimann & James Etue


Jim with HVX200A


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Shooting a "Clarks" shoes story for Lowe in Shanghai
Friday, January 18, 2013, 09:06 PM - 2013, 2013
Shooting for Lowe to support their pitch



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Documentary: Die Auswanderer (The Emigrants), VOX, Germany
Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 02:06 AM - 2012
16th -30th dec. docu shooting in Shanghai and Guangzhou.



16.12.2012 4pm - Arrival A. pick up D. and his family from the Shanghai Pudong Airport


25.12.2012 10pm - The very last night in Shanghai - Party @ Malones


27.12.2012 D. in Guangzhou


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Shooting in Shanghai for a Documentary - WDR
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 08:32 AM - 2012
Shooting in HD for the last 4 days in Shanghai ...matching stories of the last century with current time...


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Interview shooting at Johnson Control (Shanghai)
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 06:59 AM - 2012
Interviews for Johnson Control.


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HAPAG Lloyd Vessel Naming
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 07:56 PM - 2012
With our international 3x camera team, we shot the "Name Giving" of a new big container vessel at the port in Shanghai.



Our Producer / Team Coordinator Fred (Canada) in action...



Joa Czogalla and Xteve (Germany) ...



XiaoDong(China) on the Camera for the Champagne Bottle...


Xteve framing THE CUT...


Gaetan our SOUND ENGINEER (France) ...


CHINESE DRUMS ...



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Design, Art & Fasion Fair 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012, 03:43 AM - 2012


Download Preview Photo Gallery

Download Pictures

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Action & acrobatic stunts on green screen shooting with Red Epic and Arri Alexa for Porsche's Boxter launch!
Sunday, September 2, 2012, 05:57 PM - 2012
The Red Epic shot 5k 25p as well highspeed 300fps in 2k.
The Arri Alexa was used for 25p - 120fps at the second half of the day, as the Epic became a flangeback issue on set.


Ken, 1st Assistant / Focus Puller on Red Epic



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Studio Session with Gaston
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 03:52 AM - 2012
MTV Shooting :"Piano Session with Gaston"



In the Picture: left Gaston, right Marco Bartoccione



Equipped with JIB and SLIDER, as well Flycam Steadycam, we shot beautiful musical artistic moments






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Cartoon Animatic for Advocacy (18-21Aug)
Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 03:40 AM - 2012
Saturday, Monday & Tuesday we worked in our brand new studio in Pudong on a "Cartoon Animatic Corporate" for Advocacy.

Animatics with Autodesk Smoke 2013


The new Studio at Fred's place in pudong


In the picture: Studio Owner Fred Gower
and Dan Kim (Advocacy)





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Argentina Tango in Shanghai
Monday, August 6, 2012, 03:34 AM -


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Shooting for DHL
Monday, July 2, 2012, 10:03 AM
We got nice pictures today, shooting with XD Cam EX HD
plus a combination of a new ultra mobile 3 point led light setup and 1x Leica fresnel spot.
Many thanks to Fred Gower for acting as moderator and interviewer as well sponsoring the fantastic led light set!

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Indochino TVC - 2x Greenscreen's
Sunday, May 27, 2012, 09:59 AM - 2012


With a complex set of 2x Greenscreen's and a mirror installation we shot the footage for the main commercial for indochino's SuperHero Collection.



Directed and framed by Xteve and 1st Camera Assistant/ Focus Puller Ken plus a dedicated light crew we shot at 100frames/sec on Red One MX again with arri zeiss ultra primes .



CGI and Compositing will be done by the awarded german based HighEnd VFX and post production company Pixomondo in Shanghai. Behind the scenes pics shot by 2nd Camera operator XiaoDong coming soon. Stay tuned.



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Super Hero Collection Teaser /Trailer Shooting for INDOCHINO with Red One & Ultra Primes
Friday, May 11, 2012, 04:55 AM - 2012






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Videoshooting a top modern Pharma Lab/Factory in Wuhan China - feels like Science Fiction
Monday, April 30, 2012, 01:53 AM - 2012


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Yesterday Guangzhou; Tomorrow Wuhan
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 03:50 PM - 2012
I would like the flight schedules would fit better my and my clients demands!

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Shooting with DSLR Rigg for Danone
Friday, April 20, 2012, 05:22 AM - 2012


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Commercial and Teaser Production/Post for INDOCHINO
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11:04 AM - 2012


In short I will put some more pictures here for my latest directed and produced commercial for the famous mens wear fashion brand INDOCHINO. Using a Digital Cine Camera and Arri Ultra Primes we got nice pictures with edge at 100 frames/sec. Behind the Scenes was captured with the EX1. (Light 'n DoP : Joa, 1st Assistant/Focus Puller: Ken) Stay tuned.

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Campaign Teaser for Danone
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 09:10 PM - 2012
Edit sessions for Danone Campaign, ordered by Skyzone.

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So What Next..?
Friday, March 9, 2012, 03:11 PM -
After my long Non Stop stay & work for around 8 years in asia, I would like to attend again top scale multimedia projects around the world. Please let me know.

(Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris or London preferred but I do go everywhere for interesting projects)

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Casting Li Zihan for IIIn Shanghai
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 07:59 PM - 2012


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Reportage News Shooting near Nanyang for RTL/nt-v
Sunday, January 15, 2012, 05:03 AM - 2012


Kid's find shelter in a SunVillage.



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Portfolio
Saturday, December 31, 2011, 11:34 AM - PORTFOLIO


I am german Visual Designer, Editor, Flame/Smoke Artist, Multimedia Expert, TVC Director and DoP/Camera Operator based in Shanghai since 2005. I am proficient in creating CONTENT for MULTIMEDIA Shows, also TV Commercial , Corporate Films, Documentary Productions and "incredible" - Multimedia Applications & Exhibition Installations.





I got hired in Shanghai as Commercial Director, DoP, Editor for TVC, and MOTION GRAPHIC expert by awarded AD agencies Coca Cola Red-Lounge, Wieden & Kennedy, Avantgarde, B.I.C.G, Lowe Worldwide and Leo Burnett Shanghai.



I am happy to realize exciting & remarkable projects for my clients:
  • SIEMENS Automation & Drives China,
  • Bellson Development Corporation China
  • LeoBurnett Shanghai,
  • Mc'Donalds China,
  • Coca Cola China,
  • Bacardi(Dewars) China
  • Weyth(Robitussin) China
  • Li Ning China
  • AOKANG China
  • Supor China
  • Johnnie Walker (Blue Label) China
  • LogOn - urban architecture design
  • ICSME Shanghai
  • CHANEL CULTURE SHANGHAI 2011
  • Bright Shadow Films/Maybelline New York
  • KinoCorp/Chinalife/Martell
  • Advocacy/Dettol
  • Monocle London
  • Euskal Irrati Telebista / Basq Radio Television
  • Swiss TV (Schweizer Fernsehen)
  • Cooper Sandard automotive
  • RTL/n-tv
  • INDOCHINO
  • Danone
  • PIXOMONDO
  • Porsche
  • HAPAG Lloyd
  • Johnson Control
  • WDR(Germany)
  • VOX/RTL(Germany)
  • 1TV (Russia)
  • Lowe(UK)
  • W+K(Shanghai)
  • Altium
  • ISBRE
  • B.I.C.G.
  • Deutsche Welle
My portfolio is showing an wide range of AUDIO/VIDEO/FILM productions.

I did shoot as DoP in 2010 for Jakob Montrasio's feature SHANGDOWN The Way Of The Spur.



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List of selected Projects in 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 11:18 AM - 2011
December:
Elite Model Look - 28. Wold Final Shanghai - Editing / Camera: Joa Czogalla



More in December:
CVMedia / Cooper Standard Automotive - Industry Plant Shooting Part2



November:
Advocacy/DETTOL - Corporate Movie, Editing and Motion Graphics
2011 WOMMY Awards - Momentum Gold Winner: Advocacy WOM Ltd.



Also in November:
CVMedia / Cooper Standard Automotive - Industry Plant Shooting Part1,



October:
Motion Graphic for Kinocorp/Chinalife/Chivas18;



Also in October:
Fiat China - TVC Concept Editing Pitch;



Also in October:
AroundSpace / Monocle London - Interview and Gallery Shooting



Also in October:
EuskalTelebistaSA - Spanish Wine Exhibition in Shanghai



September:
Kinocorp / chinalife / Martell MXO - Multimedia Content Creation, 3D Video Projection,



More in September:
VR+ / Wieden & Kennedy / Nike - Audio Field Recording

August:
Swiss TV (Schweizer Fernsehen) - Shooting different Textile Manufactures in Minhang/Shanghai



June -July:
BrightShadowFilms/Maybelline, Editing,



BrightShadowFilms/GunShot VFX for feature film.



BrightShadowFilms/TRACER VFX for feature film.



Also from June until September:
Parttime Lecturer (Audio/Video Editing) at Raffles Design Institute Shanghai (Donghua University Campus)

May:
Skyzone / Swiss Re - Shooting, Editing, 3D,



Also in May:
Shooting a outdoor FIGHT scene for the feature film SHANGDOWN,



SHANGDOWN CC and Trailer Editing for press purpose,



March - April:
Hongbox - Commercial, Shooting, Editing and 3D Motion Graphics,



Also in April:
INDOCHINO Motion graphics and Design



January - February:
idcreations - IT Solution Programming,

Also in February:
BSF / chanel culture - Shooting





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Industry Plant Shooting in Kunshan
Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 06:15 AM - 2011
November and december we shot in Kunshan.

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SERVICE: VIDEO SHOOTING
Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 03:37 PM -
Whatever it is ... you want to have VIDEO FOOTAGE about ... Event, Corporate or Product Demonstration, Interviews, Success Stories and Documentaries... even your own Feature-lenght TV Drama. Just let me know.





Most shoots involve at least one camera operator, one production assistant to help with equipment and setup, camera, a tripod, lights, and sound capturing devices.

Digital Intermediate Shooting in Full HD 1920x1080P24/25 , Editing, Postproduction & Sound Design
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  • Industry/Image Films,Product Presentations,Interviews
  • TV - Commercials,
  • Documentaries, Events
  • Music Video Production
  • Sound Track's, Music Composing/Scoring, Audiodesign
  • Voice Over Recording


I deliver top professional competetive audio-visual content.



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SERVICE: VIDEO EDITING
Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 03:27 PM -
You can book my FullHd XDCAM Edit Suite on per day base ...





Just in case you need DV or HDV Tape to Disk transfer / tape logging / capturing
It will be done too.




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Drupal CMS Web Conception & Design
Monday, October 31, 2011, 08:41 AM -
NEW: We offer dynamic Web solution conception, design and programming based on Drupal7 for shop systems, media catalogues, news provider and any kind of dynamic websites in china and overseas. After more than a decade online programming and multiple years of evaluation to find the fastest, stable & secure CMS available today, we recommend drupal7 for complex web applications and enterprise solutions. Beside drupal, we feature also OpenCMS as online publishing system in complex environments.


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HighSpeed Lightwire DSL Internet
Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 06:35 AM - PUBLICATIONS
Since yesterday I enjoy superfast internet in Shanghai. The upgrade was without any extra cost.
ADSL2+ or ADSL2Plus. Commercially it is notable for its maximum theoretical download speed of 24 Mbit/s. So my websites are significant faster as well !!!

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Well Done and even better...
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 01:10 PM - WORKSHOPS
I am very happy to give a go to reach the next goal for most of my chinese and international students. Some I really will miss and some I would like to work with... in the next future. Here will be a Hall of Fame for the best very soon.

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Airport Express Downgrade to 6.1.1
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 04:16 AM - PUBLICATIONS
To solve the "unable to connect over PPPOE Error" from my Airport Express , I just downgraded from firmware 6.3 to 6.1.1... aaand Internet is back again :)

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Video Projection Tool (VPT) 6.0, a projection powerpack.
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 12:05 AM - PUBLICATIONS
Beside the big packages Coolux /PandoraBox and Dataton Watchout, there existing also FREE Tools:

Video Projection Tool (VPT) 6.0, a projection powerpack.

VPT is a free multipurpose realtime projection sofware tool for Mac and Windows created by HC Gilje.
Among other things it can be used for projecting video on complex forms, adapt a projection to a particular space/surface, combine recorded and live footage, for multiscreen HD playback, for interactive installations using arduino sensors or camera tracking ++

Manual.PDF

Download Mirror Mac Version

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Xteve's VC Classes
Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 02:10 AM - WORKSHOPS
Since I give part-time based lessions to chinese students at RDI Shanghai;
Students can register themselves and login at the Webinar:
HERE....CLICK JUST HERE.



Download the VIDEO PRODUCTION GLOSSARY FYI.



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Sunday Afternoon Thunderstorm
Sunday, July 31, 2011, 05:04 AM -

... one shot out of a timelapse...

People come and go in life. Similar to a lightning flash in a thunderstorm. The lightning strikes faster than 60.000 times the speed of a gun bullet. Hard to catch!

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M120 RE-USED
Sunday, July 10, 2011, 12:03 PM - PUBLICATIONS
Here comes a little visual PREVIEV of the Intro/ go-in----go/out and Extro of the Short Documentary: "M120 RE-USED"




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For my dear Students: General Media related rules according to the Law of PRChina as well the international Law:
Friday, July 1, 2011, 09:50 AM - PUBLICATIONS
1. Any by Individuals, company, school or lecturers provided teaching material is strict confidential - equals real industry related productions and is provided only for improving the quality of given lessions!
( lecturers may provide real industry work assets and material to fulfill the success of learning as most practise oriented)

2. You are responsible by yourself to inform yourself about any Law related issues!

3. The copyright holders of a picture, movie, soundtrack are the only persons who can decide to release the audio-visual completed version of their work anytime and anywhere they want!!!

Only release YOUR OWN concepted and created content, that means in case you own ALL the rights to USE for Distribution to the public audience. Please note: Already made publishingof 3rd party content is irreversible!

Anyway,you are required to get permission in form of licensing the work from ALL copyright holders in written and hand signed form.
(authors, screenwriters, actors, extras, art directors, props department, other talents, DoP, everyone of the production crew, stunt teams and others)

4. Never ever use 3rd party properties (as footage, stories, example scripts, still pictures, sound) without permission from the creators, to exposure yourself as the copyright holder of the work you exposure. If you do so without getting the rights to USE from all participating copyright holders (talent releases, property releases, for any pourpose except personal use, you will face the consequences in form of force by law compensation payment according to local, national, continental or worldwide publishing( licensed right to distribute), also in relation to the production costs and lost of financial return of the production companies ; affected to the valid copyright holders.

Hope that helps you!

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XTREME ACTION : KIA X Games Asia 2011 : Shanghai, 30th April
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 02:53 PM - 2011
Soon follows the XTREME version out of the event.
Following the invitation of AARON (SKYLINE) PAT, MARK and XTEVE attended to the XGAMES doing what we do best: SHOOTING XTREME ACTION!!!




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KICKIT LIKE KANGAROO : THE BEE OR WASP FOOSBALL CHALLENGE
Saturday, April 23, 2011, 11:51 AM - PUBLICATIONS
Wednesday, April 27, 7pm
Koala Bar
280 West Huaihai Rd, near Panyu Rd
淮海西路280号, 靠近番禺路

One of the best Foosball Table in town and some 7 minutes per each performances of creative makers; so better you don't miss it :)



further informations:
http://www.beeorwasp.com


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For students only! SMOKE Workshops ... perfect if you want put your hands on FLAME as well!
Monday, March 21, 2011, 09:55 AM - WORKSHOPS



Being a Flame/Smoke operator for more then a decade, I love to see SMOKE runs on a mac now. Free for Students to download and easy (if you are really a student) to get an 3 years education license. Feel free to ask me for Workshops or even advanced Lessions. Thank you Autodesk! The world most Top End Postproduction available for Students to get into it!

You need to have a actual mac model! And you need to be a STUDENT!

I can give crash courses for Autodesk Smoke (very handy if you focus Flame or Inferno too):

1. hands on and first workflow steps (6 hours)
2. learn editing in the timeline (8 hours)
3. learn ACTION for 3D compositing (8 hours)
4. learn Paint, Keying and Rotoscoping (2x8 hours)
5. learn how to do a high-end TV Commercial ready to AIR' it in TV (5x8 hours)



as well FinalCutStudio

1. getting into it and first working steps ( 6 hours)
2. editing in different ways (8 hours)
3. Effects in FCP (8 hours)
4. Key & Matte ( 2x8 hours)
5. How To Make a low budget TVC ready to AIR' it in TV ( 5x8 hours)


and SHAKE:

1. getting into it and first working steps ( 6 hours)
2. timeline editing and assembling (8 hours)
3. NODE Compositing (8 hours)
4. Paint, Keying and Rotoscoping( 2x8 hours)
5. Morphing (2x8 hours)
5. How To Make a high end TVC ready to AIR' it in TV ( 5x8 hours)




Please Note: I teach the SKILLS to make STUDENTS able to USE the most advanced Post-Production Systems! I DONT PROVIDE THE SYSTEM'S!

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Pitch work only... This Is Not An AD!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:07 PM - 2011
Here 5 hours (1/2 day only) creative/ production time to pitch:
Please click on the picture to become an fantastic animatic about fashion design for MEN!

If you dont like the models, please write a comment, the faces and dress will change to GA immediately.




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Multi Media is the Art to SHOW it; sharp to the point...
Sunday, February 13, 2011, 12:03 PM - PUBLICATIONS


Actually my proper field of activities contains Multi-Media. Touched all kind of senses. To view, to hear, to experience...., to decide, to go, to wear, to eat, to create, to buy..

What happen if someone you know say's: "Multi-Media" ? Oh i know, thats a CD Rom i've got as an give away from whoever. Or is it kankan xunlei? - the online movie site with embedded ad's. Or maybe that's the website in front of me on my screen.


In my opinion, "Multi Media" help/block or even force the complete way to make an psychological status of a thinking process named as "the decision".

For example, Advertising as we recognize as an AD, works well; but it does it just on half flame. Because "We know WHY things happen". We learned to predict: "What Happen". As so, we already EXPECT that we are able to predict all that virtual stories which we experience OUTSIDE of OUR SELF's mind.


I think, and that's my truly position: "Multi Media" will be "pure INFORMATION with easy NAVIGATION combined with joyful ENTERTAINMENT leading all of us to an easy to reach top level of KNOWLEDGE!

And thats the reason for me to work as "The Multi Media Guy"



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Artists Wanted - Please Vote for me :)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:47 PM - PUBLICATIONS


Artists Wanted : A Year In Review is an international, all-medium-encompassing open call for art. This is your moment to share your work with the world and have a chance at $10,000 in grants, international publicity and a feature exhibition in Scope Art Show during Armory Week in New York City. You did the hard part, making great work. This is your call to be discovered.


I submitted my 5 years timelapse edition.
Please click the picture and vote for me:)


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CULTURE CHANEL AT THE MOCA SHANGHAI
Thursday, January 13, 2011, 07:18 PM - 2011
HD Shooting for CHANEL






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There are always OLIVE's in the MARTINI !
Saturday, January 1, 2011, 07:02 AM -
First shooting session in 2011... Gina & Robert @ SkyLine!



We do it all, we do it well!

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Terms and Conditions 2018
Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:56 AM -
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Freelance Camera Operator + Sony CineAlta XDCAM EX HD PMW-EX1
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 08:33 PM -
All kind of moving pictures - fit for your needs:



AD pitch,
Industry / Image Films, Product Presentations, Interviews,
TV Commercial (low/mid budget),
Documentary Film,
Sport Events, Fashion Events,
MTV - Music Video Production,
2D/3D Moving Picture Animatic's, VFX, composing,
Sound track, Composing, Audio Sound Effects


Sony CineAlta PMW-EX1 (media & batteries 6 hours continous), 75mm ball pro tension fluid damped -tripod system, tripod-dolly (hard wheels), boom microphone, professional Light Set / multi surface reflector.

Digital 4K - "Time Lapse" & "Stop Motion" Motion Pictures.

By interest, TEXT me : +86 136 71 95 94 61
or contact me via
email: xride at gmx dot net

"Feng Yun" Culture Communication (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
上海风运文化传播有限公司

京ICP证 UNDER REGISTRATION 号

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iHOLO in Shanghai !!!
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 10:25 AM - 2010
Shanghai is the Metropolis of Superlatives par excellence.

Now... the Shanghai EXPO 2010 is over, not so the potential of innovation.

Using the world most advanced High-Technologies for Exhibition Show's and Multi Media, paired with unique skills in 360 degree super-screen projections;
our international team of experts from Shanghai/China, USA and Germany is developing a
" 360 Degree Interactive Holographic Advertising Concept'!




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5 Years SHANGHAI Timelapse
Saturday, November 27, 2010, 01:52 PM - 2010
Please have a look at my Shanghai Timelapse ShowReel, produced & collected within the last 5 years.




Technical Info:
Timelapse Photography is a technique to cover a huge amount of time with high resolution DSLR cameras; shooting every 5 or 10 or 20 seconds ONE picture who will be combined to an movie playing 24 or 25 fps (frames per second). The TLP Cam Operator need to control the changing light situations manually....over hours or even days of "capturing time".


Personal note:
Advanced professional TLP photography is hard to realize if you need good looking 4k footage. What matters is the changing amount of light over the hours of shooting. changing the f stops manually over the time is just the half wisdom. Changing the iris of a lens means adjusting the focus again. That's impossible in sequence shooting less then 8 seconds per interval, because changing the diameter of the IRIS needs an new FOCUS. automatically the camera will move the direction as well (1mm tripod move means 10 hours wasted time...hehe).

I am adjusting REMOTE the exposure time.... making sure the lens is stopped down BEFORE... to the "HotSpot of best Optical Performance".


Here are just a few TLP's combined, If you are interested in professional TLP production
or if you want to use some specific parts seen in the reel in your TVC or Movie, just drop me a message for price.
Some of the TLP are still available in cinematic 4k size, but never less than HD formats.


Perfect fit for events and super-show's, cinema film intro's and advertising (when time play's a role)...

We Do It All, and we do it well :)



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Zen, Fishing & KungFu
Friday, October 15, 2010, 04:10 AM - PUBLICATIONS
Feng Xian (丰县), Xzhōu (徐州 )30.Sep. - 08.Oct. 2010





Da Hong Quan 涂正道 and Taiji 太极拳李令化

I was lucky enough to follow "Tiger Brother's" footsteps; visiting the here located traditional chinese KungFu school, meeting up with his grand master 邹广超 and more martial artists.

I will work out an short with the footage I've shot in FengXian.



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Nothing Real (Apple) Shake - Keyboard Shortcuts
Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 12:10 AM - WORKSHOPS
Beside other HighEnd Systems, I do still use the node based Image Manipulation System "Nothing Real (Apple) SHAKE" for :

1. most easy tasks; like timelapse creating, cropping & adjusting with move2d - node.
2. most difficult tasks in big picture compositing with multiple render-passes and even more layers as well time corrections in 4k.
3. Multimedia Engineering for split-screen setups beyond 10k resolution (... yeeah... try this with After Effects or another system !!!!)
4. Network rendering of multiple supersize picture slices with qmaster network render system
5. Color grading & matching of complex color schemes in different scenes with different resolutions (maybe diff camera systems).




Node Workspace
r - refresh thumbnail (reload thumbnail - takes current frame)
t - toggle thumbnail on/off
l - order selected nodes in a line
y - order selected nodes verticaly
x - order selected nodes horizontaly
f - frame selected nodes
i - ignore node
g - group selected nodes (shift + g adds to group, cntl + g removes from group)


Viewer
f - fit frame to viewer
+ / - - zoom in/out
HOME - 100% scale
q / p - pan (when you have on screen controls)
w / o - rotate (when you have on-screen controls)
e / i - scale (when you have on-screen controls)

r - red channel
g - green channel
b - blue channel
a - alpha channel
c - color channel

1 - toggle b/w buffers (A/B)
2 - toggle b/w color channels
3 - toggle b/w update modes
4 - toggle b/w viewer scripts
5 - togglbe bt/w compare modes


Color Swatch (press key + click and drag mouse left/right)
r - manipulate red value
g - manipulate green value
b - manipulate blue value
h - manipulate hue value
s - manipulate saturation value
l - manipulate luminance value
t - manipulate 'temperature' value
v - manipulate value


Flipbook
r - red channel
g - green channel
b - blue channel
a - alpha channel
c - color channel

. (>) - loop forward playback (shit + > - bounce mode, ctrl + > - play once)
, (<) - loop backward playback (shit + > - bounce mode, ctrl + > - play once)
right arrow - move forward one frame
left arrow - move back one frame
/ - resume rendering

+ / - - zoom in / out
HOME - scale 100%

+ / - (Num Pad) - increase/decrease playback fps
t - toggle ' "true" on off - tells shake to play in with real fps (i.e. allow shake to drop frames)
i - toggle color value display types

ESC - close flipbook


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Projects & Awards 2009 - 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010, 02:48 AM - 2010
september to november 2010

Conception, Technical Consulting, 3D Camera SetUp's & Animations, MotionGraphic Animation, editing & post for two different architecture projects.





september 2010:

cinematography / digital intermediate shooting:

2010 Shanghai backplate shooting for Desalmados Producciones S.L. Madrid,Spain feature film "Por Michael Jackson entre otros"








august 2010:
editing /post production

Johnnie Walker Blue Label (Golf with Golf Legend Greg Norman)







june, july, august 2010:

ShangDown: The Way Of The Spur
cinematography / digital intermediate shooting / producing/ hosting :


Teaser:







Trailer No.1:




Using no wires and digital effects, the action scenes - choreographed by lead actor Christian Bachini - will impress martial arts fans like no other film in a long time with a seamless blend of traditional kung fu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, modern MMA and Muay Thai. The extremely experienced action crew, including the Ruan Stunt Team (John Woos Red Cliff), make visually distinctive fight and action scenes, both rural and urban. The action scenes will be hard to forget, said Director of Photography
Steffen Reimann. (alias XTEVE)





THE LONELINESS OF AUTISM ... mar / apr 2010
... a short documentary with an serious topic (Leo Burnett Shanghai)


winner in Cannes 57 International Advertising Festival 2010


SUPOR NON STICK PANS ... apr 2010 ... voted 8-Ball* of Leo Burnett GPC
... AD event documentary (Leo Burnett Shanghai)

winner in Cannes 57 International Advertising Festival 2010


ONE DAY IN BILLY'S LIFE ... summer 2009
Documentary ... Case Study / Dewars for Leo Burnett Shanghai



McCafe ... spring 2009
Documentary ... Case Study / McCafe




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SHANGDOWN: Dont Die Until Later (CAMERA TRICK SHOTS)
Friday, June 18, 2010, 10:53 PM - PUBLICATIONS
What happen if you dock 2 identical professional HD cameras together... ?
Sure 1 x framing, 2x "whatever" footage clips as results. one is upside down.


Click on the picture, you will see the teaser trailer...



In Jakob Montrasio's upcoming Martial Arts Western SHANGDOWN, featuring Italy's No.1 Martial Arts Superstar Christian Bachini, you will see WHAT kind of TRICK SHOTS exactly we did. Please be patient .

To be continue...

Here is one of the most breathtaking terrace's in shanghai, a Muai Thai DOJO ... nice view to the shanghai bund area & pudong skyline. from right to left : Film Director & Cinematographer Jakob Montrasio, Director & Action Choreographer Richard Chung, Filmmaker & Martial Arts Actor Drago Lazetich originally from LA california ... its just a break within shooting a fighting scene ... around 2 weeks ago.





My wife hands on ... to "fly" the CINEALTA camera on Jakob's JIB . .

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Do you know BOLD?
Monday, May 10, 2010, 12:02 PM - PUBLICATIONS
If u looking for a masterclass design company; who kick asses in terms of STYLE, CREATIVE CONCEPTION and practise oriented REALISATION... check it out:


http://www.bolddesign.com.br

Based in So Paulo & Rio de Janeiro
... available around the world!

These guys really rocks!

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FaBuLoUsInspiAtIoN released the Trailer to the Movie "The Route Of Chance"
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 07:42 AM - PUBLICATIONS
Imagine the Point of View of an 100 RMB Banknote on it's journey from hand to hand ...








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Thirty-four Women. Eighteen Countries. One Goal. THRIVE
Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 05:22 AM - PUBLICATIONS
Promotion Video : THRIVE





Link to Thrive WebSite

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FILMMAKERS Assets ... to use on SET ...and in POST
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 09:10 AM - WORKSHOPS
Here is a copy of an useful PRIMARY COLOR CHART to match different lightning scenes; thats what I normally use AFTER WHITEBALANCE and BEFORE the CLAPPERBOARD start the ACTION on set.

It definitly helps to MATCH the GRADES ; even if you have a bunch of a few hundred shots.





HOWTO use the Primary Color Chart for digital camera's... DOWNLOAD PDF



Aspect Ratio Chart to match the FRAME FORMAT you are going to shoot.



DSC Back Focus Test Chart



Here is the Camera Focus Test Chart.




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SHANGDOWN - A MARTIAL ARTS WESTERN
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 01:30 AM - 2010
A film by Jakob Montrasio,
featuring "The Italian Martial Arts Superstar - Christian Bachini"


here the TEASER TRAILER



to be continue ...

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Edit Suite for tapeless XDCamEX
Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 12:07 AM - GEAR & CREW


The EDIT SUITE is an Apple based Machine with Nvidia graphic board . External SSD Storage is docked via Thunderbolt and USB3. This Edit Suite comes with an Calibrated Show Screen.





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XDCAM EX Shooting Tips:
Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 09:55 PM - PUBLICATIONS

Issue 1:Film-like Shooting in Full HD - HQ 1080/25p Mode
Issue 2: Film-like Shooting in Full HD - Picture Profiles
Issue 3: Shooting Smooth Slow Motion in Full HD - Slow & Quick Motion
Issue 4:Adjusting Specific Colours in the Video Colour Correction and Matrix Functions
Issue 5: Creating Stop Motion Animations - Frame Rec Function
Issue 6: Choosing the best Gamma Settings - gamma presets for standard video shooting
Issue 7: Choosing the Best Gamma Settings / Gamma Presets for Cinematic Shooting
Issue 8: Choosing the Best Gamma Settings / Adjusting Gamma Levels
Issue 9: Shooting in bright or backlit environments / Knee Functions and Knee Adjustments
Issue 10: Mastering XDCAM EX shooting techniques


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Shanghai Art Views
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 02:52 AM -






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Audio Recording, Soundtracks, SFX
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 02:29 AM -


We do audio recording in the field, edit tracks for your Movies, VO and Sound Effects.




If you need, we compose unice pieces of music for your needs.

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Culture Communication Co., Ltd. Shanghai "Feng Yun"
上海风运文化传播有限公司
Sunday, March 7, 2010, 05:47 PM - PUBLICATIONS


We keep looking for "shanghai based" sales experts, multimedia & advertising related partners, accountant's, visual artists & visual design freelancers (as we run as small design boutique for now).



Business scope:

- HD video production services
- Digital Photography
- Timelapse & Stop Motion movie production
- high tech multimedia integration for event's , exhibitions and industry shows
- Web Design & Development and Interactive Media / UI


Contact me via:
email: xride at gmx dot net
phone: +8613671959461
skype: linons

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earlier Stages & Steps as Audio Engineer...
Monday, March 1, 2010, 01:47 AM - PUBLICATIONS


Life On Air Productions(FOH):

In 1994-1996, I mixed the 70's UK glam-rock band Andy Scott's "The Sweet" , furthermore the Inchtabokatables, NDW Stars like Peter Shilling, Markus, Stefanie Hertel, also Jasmine Wagner (Blmchen) and more Stars & Sparkles...



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Looking for STRATEGIC PARTNERS for MULTIMEDIA BUSINESS
Saturday, February 27, 2010, 08:54 PM - PUBLICATIONS
Within the last 10 years, I have done awarded HighEnd Multimedia Projects targeting international recognized industry show's , brands & products; and I developed handy and effective marketing tools both, for global agencies as well for clients from different industry sectors to rise their business.

Personally, I invested since 1995 in creative networking as well in equipment for my Multimedia Boutique Studios located in Changning Destrict AND in lujiazui, Shanghai, PRChina.

This result's in an compact and best value for price, modern hightech digital studio environment or also called TWO-MAN-BOUTIQUE ... fits most advanced customer needs.

haves : network relationships with production resources and top clients within ASIA (China, Taiwan, HongKong SAR, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand) USA and EUROPE.

needs: STRATEGIC PARTNERS with international (intercultural) business experience with focus on future oriented markets in the SHOW and ENTERTAINMENT Industry and HIGHTECH MULTIMEDIA


contact me via
email: xride at gmx dot net

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Armani Code - China PR 2011
Monday, February 15, 2010, 01:42 PM - 2010


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Sailing... 18 years ago
Sunday, January 31, 2010, 07:52 AM -
In 1993, I made my BK certificate in Kiel, germany.... the license to sail a ship at least within 30 nautic miles distance to the german cost & the whole mediterranean sea.







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Time runs, and so CG, alias Computer Graphic
Thursday, January 28, 2010, 12:23 PM - PUBLICATIONS
I am happy to see what I can create today in 3D CG. There is nothing like this even real in reality.








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Equipment
Thursday, January 28, 2010, 05:35 AM - GEAR & CREW


Cameras:
Sony CINEALTA PMW-EX1, XDCAM XD HD, for EFP/ENG with shoulder support


The EX1 gives you pictures who are recommended by Television Channels & Cinema Production:
"silver status" for DISCOVERY CHANNEL broadcast program and BBC, the EX1 was also used in lots of feature films like "Public Enemies", "District 9"...


Designed from the ground up to exploit the ultimate high performance of SxS PRO memory cards, the PMW-EX1 combines a state-of-the-art, non-linear XDCAM workflow with simply the best HD quality yet seen in a compact camcorder.

It is also the first handheld camcorder to carry the legendary CineAlta 24P brand with multiple frame rate recording capability such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P, as well as being 1080i/720P switchable.




UHF Wireless Lavalier Microphone System for ENG / (german: Funkstrecke)


I added an reliable wireless microphone system to my camera setup. Small & easy to use, with an crystal clear sound; It is my first choice for shooting interviews. Drops and background noise become history!!!


As perfect Tripod Support we use DV6 (Sachtler DV6 Head & Legs)



With an 3x Fluorescent softbox light kit (daylight) we create perfect shape & ambience for Interview shots.



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Shots
Monday, January 25, 2010, 03:54 AM -






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Free Classifieds for Creative People, Models, Design Freelancer, Makeup Artists and Producer
Monday, January 18, 2010, 01:58 PM -
Guys & Gals...
dear visitors and "passing by people",

I have this small simple blog online since October 2009, hosted on my personal computer ; maintained by myself (originally it was set in 2007 to run on my iPhone for daily notices only). With a simple but smart online marketing (it was initially just a test) I got some results:



In clear letters... my little blog is running since just 10 months now..!

The real number Facts, or what happen within the last 10 months...:

17642 People came here to watch and got informations about me and my work...
83 requests I've got for movie's or web/multimedia projects till now

11 PROJECTS out of the requests I've got; I could realize already !!!

40% page impressions of all visitors was chinese
60% are overseas visitors



To cut it down, the daily average visitor performance is now by 63 visitors a day.
But these visitors found my blog somehow in baidu or google or another search engine. ALL of the visitors of my blog are RELEVANT to the topics and scopes here.

To reach an higher quantity level, I still need to EXPAND CONTENT!!!

I NEED YOUR ENTRY!


If you think you have an portfolio as "Creative People, Model, Design Freelancer, Makeup Artist or Producer" ...

HERE YOU CAN LIST YOUR SERVICES AND PORTFOLIO for free...

Of course you should test my ability as online marketer : just google or baidu... or baigoogledu for XTEVE

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


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Recommendations ( primary on LinkedIn )
Sunday, January 17, 2010, 01:47 PM -


Steve is an awesome multimedia guy who has really deep, excellent expertise on multimedia content creating + design, especially on making video, film, online design, photography. Steve has helped me and the company a lot, and he is always passionate to surprise/influence people with the latest and coolest things he has worked out. July 19, 2010

Evan Zhang, Planning Manager, Leo Burnett
worked directly with Steve at Leo Burnett




Steve Reimann,
is a most dedicated photographer I know, and a very good friend too! his unique and sharp vision for image catching and variety creation are breathtaking.......

hans July 6, 2010
Hans Xu, executive director, medientech shanghai
was with another company when working with Steve at Leo Burnett




We had the opportunity to work together at Raffles Design Institute in Shanghai, China for more than a year. During that time, I could witness the quality of his work and the sense of organization and compromise with the institution. He is a very serious professional who always got his assigned jobs done in time. Steve is an outstanding professional which i could recommend as an excellent asset for any trustworthy company. July 5, 2010

Billy Bacon, Visual Communication Lecturer, Raffles Design Institute_Shanghai
worked directly with Steve at Leo Burnett




Steve Reinmann...mmm...yeah, I have worked with Steve when I was in Redlounge and LeoBurnett. Back then, Steve was known as the multimedia guy because you cannot really sum up what Steve is in just a title: His knowledge and skills are prolific, ranging from web to audio engineering and passing by editing and camera operator... to say just a few.
And because he was a teacher before, Steve likes to share. To share what he knows, and does he know a lot! Ask him. Ask him anything, he can do it. And don't forget, he's german: detail detail detail.
That's what you would get if you decide to work with him: a meticulous, to the sharpest detail in details please, a hardworking, persistent, literate to the detail... multimedia guy, who knows what to do and how to do, with the can do attitude and an irresistible smile.
God is in the details and details are in Steve. ....Conclusion? Miracles happen.
July 4, 2010

Lelievre Antonin, Associate Creative Director, Redlounge LeoBurnett
worked with Steve at Leo Burnett




Steve is probably the most imaginative audio-visual artist I've ever met. He's not just fluent in every technical language relevant to the business, but also a constant innovator and creator. During the time I had the privilege to work with Steve I had the opportunity to see great work produced and countless ideas come to life, not to mention all the things I learned from him. If you are looking for an idea boundary breaker I have to say Steve Reimann is your man. July 4, 2010

Julin Hernndez, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Shanghai
managed Steve indirectly at Leo Burnett




Steve Reimann is one the most tecnically apt people I've ever met, which in turn easily makes him the smartest multimedia expert I have come across in Shanghai, or in all of China, for that matter. In a profession - multimedia - that is so wide-ranging, as all-inclusive now as the words "science" or "medicine," he is able to answer nearly any question about any category, any software, any new developments in technology or any piece of equipment with all the ease and offhand grace of the wisest of gurus. July 4, 2010

Tom Lear, Instructor, Raffles-LaSalle Design Institute
worked directly with Steve at Leo Burnett




Working with Steve on my feature film SHANGDOWN has been a great experience. Steve's knowledge was embraced on set and his vision always spot on. I highly recommend him as a DP! July 4, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Jakob Montrasio,
hired Steve as a Director of Photography in 2010


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PORTRAIT ... Model: Jia Na Yan / Photographer: Han Feng
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:57 PM -


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Taxi Drivers Kung Fu
Friday, January 1, 2010, 06:33 AM -
just played with the canon hfs100 at the office. and then i shot HIM



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Tablesoccer / Foosball - in Shanghai
Friday, January 1, 2010, 01:25 AM -
In Shanghai, tablesoccer / foosball is an upcoming "free-time-sport". Its really called SPORT since some "pro's" and lots of "amateur" players have their residence in Shanghai and play turnaments here. I already got hands on the tables in BigBamboo (NanYang Lu / HongMei Lu) , The Beaver, The Spot, Logo Bar, and a few other locations who provide foosball tables (even if some of the tables not even reach turnament standards).

The best foosball locations in Shanghai you can find at www.Shanghaifoosball.com

Personally I prefer the Fireball Table in combination with Tornado Players. (photo)





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Apple's ProRes422 & 4444 Overview
Monday, December 14, 2009, 06:04 AM - PUBLICATIONS
Resolution ProRes422(Proxy) ProRes422 (LT) ProRes422 ProRes422 (HQ) ProRes4444 (no Alphakanal)
Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s
720 x 576 50i,25p 12 28 41 61 92
1280x720 25p 19 42 61 92 138
1440x1080 50i, 25p 32 73 105 157 236
1920x1080 50i, 25p 38 85 122 184 275
50p 76 170 245 367 551
2048x1024 25p 43 97 140 210 315
50p 86 194 280 419 629
2048x1152 25p 43 97 140 210 315


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Japanese Martial Arts
Friday, November 27, 2009, 01:50 AM -


Since I was a young teenager I've got addicted to asian martial arts. Always after school, I went into the
柔道 JUDO dojo to improve my skills for upcoming tournaments. My first sensei was Mr. KOLAT / 1.Dan.

After a couple of years, grade of 2th kyu, and participation in regional and nationwide tournaments, I studied even more deeply 松濤館 shotokan karate beside my JUDO classes. Furthermore Sensei Mr. Jan Sauermann 3.Dan introduced me the principles of 合氣道 AIKIDO (Bokken, Bo) & Kendo.

All these martial arts have their roots in CHINA and JAPAN. As I can say now, the initially decision to go to asia I made around 15 years ago.

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Working
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 03:25 PM - PORTFOLIO


If there is any hobby I would like to be addicted... it will be my work! Yes I love it.

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Audio Engineers knowledge for recording & studiowork
Thursday, November 12, 2009, 10:08 PM - PUBLICATIONS


Some "General" EQ rules. Pretty usefull stuff!


Kick Drum


Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off around 300Hz. Try a small boost around 5-7kHz to add some high end.

50-100Hz ~ Adds bottom to the sound
100-250Hz ~ Adds roundness
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness Area
5-8kHz ~ Adds high end prescence
8-12kHz ~ Adds Hiss

Snare

Try a small boost around 60-120Hz if the sound is a little too wimpy. Try boosting around 6kHz for that 'snappy' sound.

100-250Hz ~ Fills out the sound
6-8kHz ~ Adds prescence

Hi hats or cymbals

Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off around 300Hz. To add some brightness try a small boost around 3kHz.

250-800Hz ~ Muddiness area
1-6kHz ~ Adds presence
6-8kHz ~ Adds clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds brightness

Bass

Try boosting around 60Hz to add more body. Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off around 300Hz.If more presence is needed, boost around 6kHz.

50-100Hz ~ Adds bottom end
100-250Hz ~ Adds roundness
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness Area
800-1kHz ~ Adds beef to small speakers
1-6kHz ~ Adds presence
6-8kHz ~ Adds high-end presence
8-12kHz ~ Adds hiss

Vocals

This is a difficult one, as it depends on the mic used to record the vocal. However...Apply either cut or boost around 300hz, depending on the mic and song.Apply a very small boost around 6kHz to add some clarity.

100-250Hz ~ Adds 'up-frontness'
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness area
1-6kHz ~ Adds presence
6-8kHz ~ Adds sibilance and clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds brightness

Piano

Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off around 300Hz. Apply a very small boost around 6kHz to add some clarity.

50-100Hz ~ Adds bottom
100-250Hz ~ Adds roundness
250-1kHz ~ Muddiness area
1-6kHz ~ Adds presence
6-8Khz ~ Adds clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds hiss

Electric guitars

Again this depends on the mix and the recording. Apply either cut or boost around 300hz, depending on the song and sound. Try boosting around 3kHz to add some edge to the sound, or cut to add some transparency. Try boosting around 6kHz to add presence. Try boosting around 10kHz to add brightness.

100-250Hz ~ Adds body
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness area
1-6Khz ~ Cuts through the mix
6-8kHz ~ Adds clarity
8=12kHz ~ Adds hiss

Acoustic guitar

Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off between 100-300Hz. Apply small amounts of cut around 1-3kHz to push the image higher. Apply small amounts of boost around 5kHz to add some presence.

100-250Hz ~ Adds body
6-8kHz ~ Adds clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds brightness

Strings

These depend entirely on the mix and the sound used.

50-100Hz ~ Adds bottom end
100-250Hz ~ Adds body
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness area
1-6hHz ~ Sounds crunchy
6-8kHz ~ Adds clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds brightness


NOW IN GENERAL!!!!

50Hz

1. Increase to add more fullness to lowest frequency instruments like foot, toms, and the bass.
2. Reduce to decrease the "boom" of the bass and will increase overtones and the recognition of bass line in the mix. This is most often used on bass lines in Rap and R&B.
__________

100Hz

Increase to add a harder bass sound to lowest frequency instruments.
Increase to add fullness to guitars, snare.
Increase to add warmth to piano and horns.
Reduce to remove boom on guitars & increase clarity.
__________

200Hz

1. Increase to add fullness to vocals.
2. Increase to add fullness to snare and guitar (harder sound).
3. Reduce to decrease muddiness of vocals or mid-range instruments.
4. Reduce to decrease gong sound of cymbals.
__________

400Hz

1. Increase to add clarity to bass lines especially when speakers are at low volume.
2. Reduce to decrease "cardboard" sound of lower drums (foot and toms).
3. Reduce to decrease ambiance on cymbals.
__________

800Hz

1. Increase for clarity and "punch" of bass.
2. Reduce to remove "cheap" sound of guitars
__________

1.5KHz

1. Increase for "clarity" and "pluck" of bass.
2. Reduce to remove dullness of guitars.
__________

3KHz

1. Increase for more "pluck" of bass.
2. Increase for more attack of electric / acoustic guitar.
3. Increase for more attack on low piano parts.
4. Increase for more clarity / hardness on voice.
5. Reduce to increase breathy, soft sound on background vocals.
6. Reduce to disguise out-of-tune vocals / guitars
__________

5KHz

1. Increase for vocal presence.
2. Increase low frequency drum attack (foot/toms).
3. Increase for more "finger sound" on bass.
4. Increase attack of piano, acoustic guitar and brightness on guitars.
5. Reduce to make background parts more distant.
6. Reduce to soften "thin" guitar.
__________

7KHz

1. Increase to add attack on low frequency drums (more metallic sound).
2. Increase to add attack to percussion instruments.
3. Increase on dull singer.
4. Increase for more "finger sound" on acoustic bass.
5. Reduce to decrease "s" sound on singers.
6. Increase to add sharpness to synthesizers, rock guitars, acoustic guitar and piano.
__________

10KHz

1. Increase to brighten vocals.
2. Increase for "light brightness" in acoustic guitar and piano.
3. Increase for hardness on cymbals.
4. Reduce to decrease "s" sound on singers.
__________

15KHz

1. Increase to brighten vocals (breath sound).
2. Increase to brighten cymbals, string instruments and flutes.
3. Increase to make sampled synthesizer sound more real.

...AND this might help too!!!

And this too might help.

Low Bass: anything less than 50Hz

This range is often known as the sub bass and is most commonly taken up by the lowest part of the kick drum and bass guitar, although at these frequencies it's almost impossible to determine any pitch. Sub bass is one of the reasons why 12" vinyl became available: low frequencies require wider grooves than high frequencies - without rolling off everything below 50Hz you couldn't fit a full track onto a 7" vinyl record. However we do NOT recommend applying any form of boost around this area without the use of very high quality studio monitors (not home monitors - there is a vast difference between home nearfield and studio farfield monitors costing anywhere between 5,000 and 20,000). Boosting blindly in this area without a valid reference point can and will permanently damage most speakers, even PA systems. You have been warned!

Bass: 50-250Hz

This is the range you're adjusting when applying the bass boost on most home stereos, although most bass signals in modern music tracks lie around the 90-200Hz area with a small boost in the upper ranges to add some presence or clarity.

Muddiness/irritational area: 200-800Hz

The main culprit area for muddy sounding mixes, hence the term 'irritational area'. Most frequencies around here can cause psycho-acoustic problems: if too many sounds in a mix are dominating this area, a track can quickly become annoying, resulting in a rush to finish mixing it as you get bored or irritated by the sound of it.

Mid-range: 800-6kHz

Human hearing is extremely sensitive at these frequencies, and even a minute boost around here will result in a huge change in the sound - almost the same as if you boosted around 10db at any other range. This is because our voices are centred in this area, so it's the frequency range we hear more than any other. Most telephones work at 3kHz, because at this frequency speech is most intelligible. This frequency also covers TV stations, radio, and electric power tools. If you have to apply any boosting in this area, be very cautious, especially on vocals. We're particularly sensitive to how the human voice sounds and its frequency coverage.

High Range: 6-8kHz

This is the range you adjust when applying the treble boost on your home stereo. This area is slightly boosted to make sounds artificially brighter (although this artificial boost is what we now call 'lifelike') when mastering a track before burning it to CD.

Hi-High Range: 8-20kHz

This area is taken up by the higher frequencies of cymbals and hi-hats, but boosting around this range, particularly around 12kHz can make a recording sound more high quality than it actually is, and it's a technique commonly used by the recording industry to fool people into thinking that certain CDs are more hi-fidelity than they'd otherwise sound. However, boosting in this area also requires a lot of care - it can easily pronounce any background hiss, and using too much will result in a mix becoming irritating.


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It is like this, isn't it?
Thursday, November 5, 2009, 01:51 PM -
Producers, Editors & Assistant Editors communicate the same things with a different point of view. I found an interesting link about HOW.

TOP TEN LIES EDITORS TELL THEIR PRODUCERS:
TOP TEN LIES PRODUCERS TELL THEIR EDITORS:
TOP TEN LIES EDITORS TELL OTHER EDITORS:
TOP FIVE LIES EDITORS TELL THEIR ASSISTANT EDITORS:
#1 LIE EDITORS TELL THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS:

Check out the Favourite Editing Quotes


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Transporters & Fashion
Thursday, October 29, 2009, 03:09 AM - 2009
Here an example how simple graphical elements could be animated to create case studies...



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NEW !!! ROYAL HD STOCK FOOTAGE
Sunday, October 25, 2009, 03:23 AM -
Within the last couple of years I shot a lot of Shanghai & China specific HD Footage that never been used elsewhere. In addition I will provide finest TIMELAPSE as royal stock material.

The Timelapse are made with an nikon d90 dslr (not in movie mode) and an electronic remote timer controller, mounted on stable tripod.

All other footage was shot with the Sony CineAlta PMW EX1.

After PayPal checkout, you will be forwarded to the download link.



SHANGHAI TIMELAPSE 457 meters height


click on the picture for an small preview...



Description: 1080p 25 timelapse, Quicktime PhotoJpeg
Duration: 5 seconds
Royal Stock Price: 100 USD








The Bund and Pudong Skyline720p_tlp


click on the picture for an small preview...



Description: 720p 25 timelapse, Quicktime PhotoJpeg
Duration: 7 seconds
Royal Stock Price: 50 USD







Sunset at Zhongshan Park Shanghai, 30th Floor


click on the picture for an small preview...



Description: 720p 25 timelapse, Quicktime PhotoJpeg
Duration: 13 seconds
Royal Stock Price: 75 USD





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Multi Media Workshops
Friday, October 23, 2009, 01:40 AM - WORKSHOPS
From march 2006 to september 2007 I provided Multi Media Lessons and Workshop's as Visual Communication Lecturer in the Raffles Design Institute at DongHua University Campus Shanghai and in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Vietnam.

So I got the idea to create Multi Media Workshop's here in Shanghai; as Crash-Courses for beginners to start & run their first projects.

Possible Themes could be:

Production - Camera, Light, Shot-Framing & Visual Rules.
Timelapse - create dramatic highspeed movies.
Final Cut Pro - Editing, from Setup to Delivering an HD Program.
Shake - Tracking , Keying, Speedchange and Color Correction.
Motion - Simulation of complex particle animations without any keyframe. Animatics for TVC & Feature.
Cinema4d - Modeling, Texture Mapping, Animation, Light + Camera & Rendering.
Logic - soundtrack secrets.



Please tell me with an comment what do YOU would like to learn or what you are interesting in.

Best regards,
Xteve

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AMBIRO
Sunday, October 18, 2009, 04:44 AM - 2007
Begin of 2007 I worked out an complete STYLEGUIDE (Print/Web/Branding) for http://www.ambiro.com

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High Tech Multimedia - eARTS Shanghai
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 05:58 AM - 2009
Things happen for a reason? Imagine you grab a professional camera/tripod/dolly and drop into an multi media exhibition.

My dear friends & business partners Joe & Richard << Zhangjiang Leapideas Multimedia Systems (S.H.)Co.,Ltd. >> show up state of the art high tech visual systems and an NEW LEVEL of USER INTERACTION INTERFACES.

Enjoy this beautiful eARTS Shanghai MULTIMEDIA SHOW.




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Kristian von Hornsleth DEEP STORAGE PROJECT
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 05:39 AM - 2009
The innovative Art Gallery stage後台BACK also act as an host for interesting exhibitions and performance events.

The following movie trailer was not suggested, not even planned and not prepared.


This is just an result of an spontanious decision to have a look what crazy things the people are DOING here :)





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Shanghai Timelapse, Nikon D90, Nikkor AF 50mm, f1.4D
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 05:15 AM - 2009
I love doing TIME LAPSE Photography with nikon d90 Still Picture Camera. Controlled byMacBookPro, every parameter can be set with an direct preview on the screen (10 meters away from the camera). The huge benefit of this technique is to aquire nearly unlimited time of footage bigger than 4k, of course with an Super35 style feel.






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Afro Night in ANAR - April 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 04:48 AM - 2009
Recently I got my CineAlta EX1 Camera in end of march, so I wanted to check the performance in really LOW LIGHT. Nice, isn't it?




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Coca Cola Olympic Games Campaign Launch
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 04:26 AM - 2007
Coca Cola Olympic Games Campaign Launch
In 2007, I left Raffles Design Institute to join Coca Cola's Red Lounge in Shanghai as "The Multimedia Guy". Here I created an huge amount of motion picture animatics for different purposes: for outdoor screens in cities around china, for internal use, and for use in TV Commercials. Here u can see an example:




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Coca Cola Shuang Zone - Coca Cola Olympic Campaign
Friday, October 16, 2009, 03:00 AM - 2008
Within Red-Lounge(the integrated agency that created Coca-Cola China's Beijing Olympic work), Leo Burnett and ARC Worldwide, I am proud to present my work about one of the most exiting Multimedia Productions in asia.


A 20-ton, 15-meter-high, LED Coca-Cola bottle (the largest and most advanced of its kind) positioned under the biggest LED "SKY SCREEN" in Asia.



I created tons of Motion Graphic Animations CONTENT for this super over sized SKY SCREEN at "The Place" in beijing, used as interactive elements of the coca cola shuang zone while the olympic games in china 2008.




Here the HOT TEST of the animation content I created to fill this street-long screen in 40 meters height.

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Drum & Bass - DJ Shreddi - Shanghai- Logo - January 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009, 01:34 PM - 2009
My friend Oliver from netherlands is working over the daytime as teacher. But if the sun set and the night comes up... he act as the hottest D&B DJ (Vinyl !!!) stationary in SHANGHAI!
shot this with with my NIKON D90 and the LOGO BAR light was dimmed to nearly zero level!!!
Thanx to Matthias FCP Plugins (TMTS) it look right to my eyes ;)



Check This OUT!!!

SHREDDI - LIVE @ The Shelter, Shanghai CHINA 3.30a.m. Saturday May 23rd, 2009


OK, there is one more in the pipe... DJ SHREDDIES DRIVE POWER PURE ....It will coming up soon. Much deeper, much more exiting and ultimate coooooool. So please be patient, I am sure to bring it into the blog very soon.

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SIEMENS EXIDER DOME
Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 06:04 AM - 2005
Agency: Luxoom multimedia and exhibition design ( Shanghai) Co., Ltd
Client: SIEMENS Automation & Drives
My Position: Production Manager

My Tasks:

Content Production for the SURROUND MULTIMEDIA APPLICATION, country specific adaption for china & korea version of TIA movie (Totally Integrated Automation). Timelapse production, Making Off's, Dop, Photographer, Editor, Motion Picture Design 2D/3D.

ExiderDome - The Multimedia Show:


Powered by 6x of the biggest Full HD Projectors available on the market to create an 360 degree SURROUND Visual Impression, 22 channels surround sound as well, this Multimedia Show was an never seen before event.




ExiderDome - Making Of


Acommpany all steps from the beginning, I was shooting footage & timelapse to document the making of...til the show was running.




Totally Integrated Automation - 5x HD Splitscreen Show Inside Container 8 of the Exiderdome


While working on supersize splitscreen installations, I was engineering optimal workflows to get localized versions to show in different countries.










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SAGEM - ORGA ANIMATIC for CeBit2005
Monday, October 12, 2009, 06:20 AM - 2005
ORGA MovieTrailer Cebit 2005...
Imagetrailer for the Cebit 2005




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"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
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