OMG, our film is the winner of the Great Message Festival in India 2019! The team of Fish for Life feels so honored! We won the Best Direction Award, that’s sooo amazing. Thank you, dear team of GMIFF, we celebrate this great news. Kerstin, Lukas, Lisa, and I are so grateful that our message is spreading throughout the world.
Our Master Project Fish for Life received his first festival selections! We’re so proud to announce, that our 3d animated short will be screened at the International Short Film Festival of Cinema and Sea in Morocco from the 26. to 28. September. Just some hours later, we got another selection at the Great Message International Film Festival. This is a great honor to us!
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This year, Elmar Glaubauf and I also had the amazing chance to do the Trailer for the ARS Electronica Festival as well as the Expanded Animation Symposium 2019. We gladly got some tickets for the Festival for free. There were so many amazing projects and speakers. Totally recommend it to everyone to go there!
Since September 2016 and besides my studies I freelanced quite a lot for KG Media Factory in Munich. They already have 7 company locations around Germany and Switzerland. As they wanted to expand their company to Austria as well, they offered me to manage a new location in Linz, where I do business with new companies.
So I agreed to work 2 days a week for them besides my self-employment. Therefore, I am really doing what I love to do: creating innovative company-specific film ideas and presenting them to the clients. Moreover, I am responsible for corporate communication concerns. Therefore, we use a co-working space in Linz at Tabakfabrik.
As ARS Electronica Center did a new exhibition called Compass: Navigating the Future I was asked to help out with some animations for an installation of the artist Leonard Lass. Therefore my colleague Tanja Linke – who did the graphics – and I were responsible for the visual content of the station Digital Spaces.
Today I got the time to finally visit this new exhibition and had a look at several amazing projects as well as our own installation, which was a great feeling, when people were fascinated by it.
As I freelanced quite a lot during my Master Studies at the University of Applied Sciences, Campus Hagenberg for many different companies such as KG Media Factory GmbH in Unterföhring (Munich) as well as ARS Electronica in Linz and other companies – I decided to get self-employed and found my own Multimedia Agency.
At the 4th conference of German-speaking animation research „In Wirklichkeit Animation …“ as part of the International Conference on Creative Media Technologies in St. Pölten I was invited to talk about my master thesis.
The talk Holistic Perception through the Synthesis of Color and Music points out neurological and artistic approaches of the synthesis of color and music. The goal is to define guidelines which induce a holistic perception caused by abstract artwork. Therefore, it has to be determined which color-music concepts influence the viewer’s perception. First of all, physio-psychological effects of audiovisual content and individual differences are defined. The rarely existing condition music-to-color synesthesia where affected people perceive color when hearing music is one of those interindividual neurological phenomena. Furthermore, crossmodal associations caused by trained and emotional, as well as cultural aspects, lead to means of combining audiovisual content. Therefore, empirical studies of music-color associations are mentioned. Moreover, concepts of combining music and color in Visual Music, the German Academy of Arts Bauhaus and digitalization of synesthetic perception of different artists are contextualized. Finally, an analysis of abstract music visualization of Oskar Fischinger, Mary Ellen Bute, Michal Levy, Coh & Frank and Melissa S. McCracken is done. Their artworks show possibilities of combining color and music. For this very reason, such breakdowns lead to applicable conceptional and interindividual influences which are crucial for holistic perceived abstract artwork.
Today I received my Master of Arts in Arts and Design with highest distinction. By studying Digital Arts at the University of Applied Sciences, Campus Hagenberg I could improve myself in various technical as well as creative approaches. Our Masterproject Fish for Life is one of many outcomes I am really proud of.
I started to learn to play the piano at a music school in my hometown when I was nine years old. Since october 2017 I also practice cello. I always wanted to learn these beautiful instruments. Even though it’s hard work and needs a bunch of patience to play the cello it was one of the best choices I could make for myself. You’re never too old to learn an instrument! Just encourage and believe in yourself!