I just came home this week from a trip to Los Angeles where my short film There Was To Be Peace was honored with an award by the Silicon Beach Film Festival in the category 'Best Short - Action'. I'm grateful for this, because it motivates me to continue to do what I'm doing.
My short film There Was To Be Peace was officially selected by the Silicon Beach Film Festival in Los Angeles. It'll be playing on April 24th and we are looking forward to attending the screening.
Thanks to the whole cast & crew for making this possible. Of all my past and future films I never would have thought that the first one to screen in LA would be TWTBP.
I recently shot this for our good friend Saerom Kim, Olympic fighter in the German National Team.
During the holidays I was finally able to edit some of that footage I shot earlier this year. We went on a road trip from Germany to Spain, where we mainly discovered the Andalusian region. This video is my love letter to the city of Seville. It is hands-down my favorite town in Europe. A combination of European and Arabic architecture, kind people, a big university, Flamenco dancers in the streets and an overall vibe of an appreciation of life. This video is just my humble attempt to showcase some of it. There is so much more to this place.
I wish all of you the best of health and success for 2018.
Over the last few months I was working as production manager of this year's "GQ - Men of the Year Awards". What a blast. A lot of work that truly paid off. Highlights of the evening included:
I have a small new project I am currently working on. Here are a few photos that were taken while filming.
This package contains 6 high quality cinematic LUTs (.cube- and .vlt-files).
They work with Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro X (LUT loader plugin needed for FCPX).
Download the LUTs here.
We had a total blast at the screening of our film There Was To Be Peace at the 2nd Inn Kurzfilmfestival Braunau in Austria. Thanks to festival founder Ngoma Mbodji Diawartoulah.
A quick update:
My short film There Was to be Peace has been selected to be included in an Austrian film festival.
It's the first time we are going to see it on the big screen. Wow! However, these sudden good news brought a lot of work for us. We want the film to look and sound as good as possible, so we had it color graded from scratch. My mate and audio engineer Sebastian Graefe created a 5.1-Dolby-track that blew me away. Follow him on Instagram here.
I also have to thank my Director of Photography Thomas Bader. It's only due to him that we are now in possession of a .dcp-file for our color corrected film. DCP stands for "Digital Cinema Package" and it collects digital cinema audio, image and data streams. It's basically what a cinema needs in order to be able to project your film.
Over the years I have shared a lot of before/after images of my color grading on Instagram and on my blog. My followers have asked me about my process and I was very happy to help them. Some suggested I should create LUTs for you, so you could boost your videos with just one click. Well, here you go. I'm starting with one LUT first and if it's popular, I'll be adding more in the future.
Below are previews (photo and video) and the link to where you can download the LUT.
The LUTs work with software such as Adobe's Premiere Pro and Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve.
For best results apply LUTs to videos shot with a flat picture profile.
Included is a .zip-file that contains: