Learning from colleagues to create a career – after studying moving picture: This is again the issue of this year’s Profis Plaudern Praxis X / PraxisDokfest.
We invite Alumni and founders of three projects to outline the wide range of careers that are rendered accessible: From regional to international, from freely artistic to practically applied, from the independent art project to the commissioned work. The diversity of examples is supposed to inspire students to risk new approaches and develop an individual definition of success and professional pathways. Besides it should contribute to the student´s courage and their control of the tools they need to maintain and realize their visions and ideals throughout practical applications after university as well as the ability of making them financially supportable.
Short lectures will open up new perspectives. Subsequently, individual queries can be addressed in one-on-one conversations.
Program Schedule, Freitag 16.11.2018 – Venue: Medienprojektzentrum Offener Kanal (Kulturbahnhof)
11.30 – 12.30
The speakers from the three projects invited report during a lecture and a panel discussion about their experiences with the studies of moving picture and career choice.
Lectures: in German language, no reservation necessary, free entrance.
Stephan Zimmermann, Christian Stadach, Thomas Meudt von Tag & Nacht Media
Allways in motion
Creative people who are trying to earn money with their passion are always torn between self-realization and self-sustenance. In our presentation, we want to talk with you about our approach to balancing art and money. We will give you insights on how we organize our work, what we value in our daily business, as well as the experiences and learnings we came across in the past few years and last but not least we will tell you, why we think it’s important to stay motion. (Stephan Zimmermann, Christian Stadach, Thomas Meudt)
Tag & Nacht Media mainly focuses on corporate audio-visual productions and advertisements, as well as pure music, audio production and 2D/3D Animation, VFX and CI-design.
Most projects are directly realized by Tag & Nacht Media, from script to screen. For tasks that go beyond our core competences we collaborate with a pool of freelancers.
Johannes Müller von Miller&Müller Film
A film without funding manages to be screened in movie theatres. Background information on the motion picture COUNTRY NOISE.
„The pleasure of the makers during the making is reaching out to the audience and opens up their hearts“ (Excerpt of the jury’s explanation for awarding the Max Ophüls Prize 2018 to the movie COUNTRY NOISE). The example of the movie COUNTRY NOISE can show that it is worth to take into consideration your movie’s audience already in an early stage of development and that it can even be included into the process of the film making. The producer of the movie Johannes Müller explains how a small feature film project of befriended filmmakers became a local movement which later on resulted in a Germany wide cinema release. The aim is to motivate innovative forms of film production and storytelling and at the same time to ask the right questions. (Johannes Müller)
Alicia-Eva Rost und Rafael Bujotzek von InZwischenZeit Films
Meanwhile I will start a company – as a woman in film making.
Still in her studies, Alicia-Eva Rost, student of film and direction, decided to become self-employed. There was no start-up loan or other funding. Therefor she had to stand up to this highly technologized and male dominated area with creativity and sufficient persistence on her own. In 2016 InZwischenZeit:Filme was honored as a “courageous foundation” with the Hessian Founder's Prize.
InZwischenZeit:Filme realizes comercials and image films. Among the customers are Fraport, dm drugstore and the county of Hesse. Due to a long standing cooperation with the industry association Hessenmetall films about technology- and metal working companies like Opel or Monster are produced on a regular basis. International productions like the deliveries for Karl Meyer textile machines from South Korea or shootings in the EU-parliament in Brussels for the DIHK are on the agenda. Since the foundation of InZwischenZeit:Filme, it´s client base has been growing steadily while it´s business area underwent a significant expansion. As in the beginning nearly exclusively commercial clips had been produced, meanwhile, an increasing number of journalistic productions are included such as videos for the ARD-show Anne Will, SWR, ZDF or complex animations for explanatory and educational films. Throughout all it´s activities, the company is producing emotionally strong and convincing films which constantly have to fulfill all criteria: innovative, unconditional and professional. Works for the field of social media like Instagram and YouTube as well as more complex productions with camera drones or in the studio are on the agenda. More and more requests are coming from abroad or from other film companies, asking InZwischenZeit:Filme for support and know-how. (Alicia-Eva Rost und Rafael Bujotzek)
13:00 – 17:00
Corrections and one-on-one conversations
Participation requires registration in advance and projects have to be provided beforehand, free entrance.
The expert speakers will provide one-on-one feedback and be available for conversations. Interested filmmakers can pre-arrange a single twenty-minute consultation. They will have the possibility to receive detailed feedback and learn more about potential assessment strategies for their films and works.
The lectures and one-on-one conversations are primarily addressed to students from the network of the Hessian Film and Media Academy and the participants of the 9th Hessian University Film Day. They will be open for other interested persons as well. Attendance is free of charge.
Please preregister for corrections and one-on-one conversations, till November 11, 2018 at Kathi Seemann: firstname.lastname@example.org Short-term attendance will only be possible, if free places are available.
The speakers will take part in the 9th Hessian University Film Day, to get an impression of the participating films. Filmmakers will have the opportunity to get in touch with the speakers beforehand who will then be available for the one-on-one consultations on Friday.
A cooperation of the Hessen Film and Media Academy (hFMA) and the 35th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.
Pros Praddle Praxis has been presented in collaboration with the Hessian Film- and Media Academy (hFMA) since 2010. The section is considered a platform for further education of people involved in media and filmmaking who share their expertise in lectures and workshops. Thus, new ways of dealing with the latest developments in the media business can be discovered and explored.
Speakers and experts for one-on-one conversations
Alicia-Eva Rost is the founder and manager of InZwischenZeit:Filme. She studied digital media video at the university of Darmstadt and holds an English-speaking Master in Media Direction. Throughout her studies, she had already been working for several broadcast stations like SWR or ZDF and produced online videos for the newspaper group Offenbach-Post. As an author she was honored with the prize of the Youth Literature Forum Hesse-Thuringia.
Rafael Bujotzek is a television editor and reporter at ZDF-News and InZwischenZeit:Filme. Before he had been working and moderating his own shows for several tv and radio stations, including the Hessische Rundfunk. The 33 year old studied online-journalism at the university of Darmstadt. He applies his expert knowledge on technology and computer in his own company as well. With glisco internet services Bujotzek has been running a business for 15 years, supporting medium-sized enterprises in the Rhine-Main region with PC problems and IT-safety.
After his studies in Cultural and Political Science Johannes Müller worked for over 7 years in the production of international feature films like Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices, Berlin I Love You, The Cakemaker or Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow. He studied at the film school La Fémis in Paris, the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg and is Allumni of the Masterclass Ludwigsburg-Paris. In 2016 he produced the ARTE short Goal Volant. In the same year together with the director Lisa Miller he founded the production company Miller&Müller Film with the aim of revolutionising the German Heimatfilm by telling dynamic and authentic stories about local microcosms and connecting them with globally relevant topics.
Christian Stadach, Thomas Meudt and Stephan Zimmermann meet during their master studies at the university of applied sciences Darmstadt. Christian`s focus lies on directing and VFX. Besides their roots in audio production, Stephan and Thomas are increasingly involved in conceptional and organizational areas of film production. February 2013 marks the beginning of the production of „MEM – the series“. During their master thesis they founded the company Tag & Nacht Media GbR in Darmstadt. Besides working with established brand agencies, Tag & Nacht Media has grown a diversified group of core customers.
In parallel to their daily business they are shooting the first season of their new series project on locations in Darmstadt and Bremerhaven, right now.