Montag, 26. Dezember 2011

End of the Year Results!

Now some results of the summer turned up and finishing the year 2011 with some musicclips of a rockband from berlin. Martin Johanus & The SpeedDates spending to songs from their latest record into the web and here you can see the two clips.

"Come Or Go"


On top of that here you can also see the making of to those clips on my rooftop, have fun and I whish you also a got start in 2012 as good as I have, ´cause I´ll be in Vancouver/Canada, yeah!

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2011

Results: Chip Facility Regensburg Shooting

Remember me wearing an antistatic dress in a chip facility in Regensburg?... No?.. Here the old blog-entry. And now the officialy finished film. It may a littlebit techy but that´s the business ;)...

Sonntag, 20. November 2011

Dienstag, 8. November 2011

Experiments with medium format camera


this time it´s a little bit off the topic that relates normally to filmmaking or pro-shootings. This is about an experiment with an 35mm film roll, or better two rolls in a mag of the Mamiya RB67 medium format camera.

To start this little trail you have tot equip yourself with two 35mm Negativfilm (or slide film will also do), a 220 Mag of the Mamiya, two cartridge film spools, a scissor, sticky tape and something like a changing tent.

The reason of the 220 mag is important, because if you´re put the rolls into a 120 mag it could happen that the tracking i s irritated by the thickness of the film. Normaly the mediumformat rolls have the light-tight paper around it, but the negativ 35mm have not! So better try it with a 220 magazine.

First thing is practicing. If you have an old film practise the thread up to the spools. Be aware that the right side of the film has to face the optic... Otherwise you get a red shield effect, that could also look nice but you have to be aware of it. Otherwise you underexpose the film.

Cut the edges of the head of the film and fix it with sticky tape to the spools, so that it won´t loose itself from the spool while your shooting. The difference to the normal mediumformat film is enormous, it´s tight and by the transporting of the two stripes the films will othershift themself during the transport. Of course you can fix the whole stripes with tape on the backside, but it´s become more tight to transport it and it may crack the film. Besides this otherlapping film effect may look even cooler afterwards. After that roll the film to the spool, later in the tent you may have cloves to protect the film. After you reach the end of the film cut it from the container, stick it with tape together, cut the edges and stick it to the second cartridge spool. Then stick booth cartridge spools in the mag, arrange the film and be shure that the loaded spool rolled up propertly. than close the mag and you´re ready and you can start all over again...

After you find a good way to handle the thread up, try it blind in the changing ten, because you have to change the film without exposing it! If you managed it, the mag is prepared for shooting. I helped myself with a thick light-tight cloth (molton), take my 220 mag, two 35mm film, a scissor and the sticky tape underneath it and prepared as described above.

After shooting, you also take it out in the changing tent and put them into light-tight film canister. Inform your lab that in this canister is the naked film and they do the rest.

Afterwards you scan it like you scan the lomo filmstuff for example. There are several scanners which can scan the perforation, just google. I got an Canon8800 and I taped the film into my film guides for medium format and it worked quite well... well enough for this experiment.

And then match it together in photoshop and have fun!

Dienstag, 1. November 2011

CCCP Shooting with Michael Schulze

Last year I did my America Shooting, a political Pin Up Girl Photography and now it´s time to do it with the USSR. The whole idea was born by Michael Schulze who´s always been a helping hand to my projects and now I supported him in this shooting. We had an awesome location in an old steelfacility in Brandenburg, Germany and it was quite a work.
Micha was also shooting with an analog mediumformat camera and his results will turn up in a week and it will be posted in this blog as well. For that time being I help out with my shoots, that I´ve done there as well.

Montag, 24. Oktober 2011

At the Dentist

Aus Productionshots
This week I got a chance to look behind the scenes of this dentist laboratory. After the clean environment of a chip facility I got into the clinical facility, but this time it was fussier than in the chip facility, because the laboratory manufactures tooth crowns and dentures... So this was the film work about. Here you can see me shooting the milling machine in the laboratory...

Donnerstag, 20. Oktober 2011

Low Budget Showreel Offer - Example online

Spontaneously last week I met with a close friend of mine and we shot a little material for his showreel in Berlin. He´s actor and we spent not much time for this clip, just 3 hours in the evening. So, if anybody wants something like that don´t hesitate to contact me and we can talk about realisation and budget, but as the title say: it´s low budget, so it´s maybe the chance for actors to get some good material for a low costs. Click my Contact Website to see more about my skills and feel free to contact me!

Donnerstag, 1. September 2011

Hammer to Fall - Corronez and Ole Mikumi record a Queen Song

This week I was busy with an old friend of my in recording her voice for a demo CD. Normaly Corronez, that´s her artist name, doing in the middleage scene her perfomances and songs, but she´s also a great Queen Fan. So we record our special version of "Hammer to Fall" and I took the camera and made this little making of video. Normaly I use the sound setting for dubbing but it´s amazing what you can afford by using todays technology. 15 years ago I remember me sitting in the cellar with the band and we actually tape our self over and over until we got some of these noisy sounded tapes... Incredible what we can do today with just a mic and software. So here we are, I am introducing my third art, next to Film, Photography its the Music.

Mittwoch, 17. August 2011

Rooftop again! - Martin Johanus + The SpeedDates Musicvideo

So here we are again shooting on my roof with crane and three DSLRs a musicvideo vor Martin Johanus + The SpeedDates. In fact there was two songs so it´ll be two musicvideos. Directed by Josefin Kuschela, she´s also directed the previos musicvideo "Alpha Girl" for the band and now she was supported by Alexander Altmann and me in doing this life music video.
We are looking forward for results!

Mittwoch, 3. August 2011

No Dust!

Today I was shooting for KOBN in a semiconductor facility in bavaria... high security level of course. There was locks, antistatic dresses, antistatic shoes and dustless environment, a dream of everybody who knows about sensor spots by changing lenses...
In the end of the day I got some detail shots about microchips and labour people who worked there under enormous conditions. It was very loud and if I would be there everyday I would go deaf and used to breath clean air... So, enjoy the picture above and let´s see if I can post in future about results.

Freitag, 17. Juni 2011

The Library Fashion Shooting - Part II

©2011 by Michael Schulze
Yesterday, or let´s say this morning, we finished the second library fashion shooting in Potsdam. A few months ago we test this location and now we got a it for a serious thing for designer Nora Fritz and her dresses and skirts. First st was on the crane at the ground, after a little bit of rain we decided to go to the upper levels and shoot some pics with a bubble machine. In we end we got a lot of fun and I have to thank my assistents for their condition and willing to go thru this shooting until 2:30 a.m. and helping us with heavy light equipment. Also our Models, which participate very spontaneously and bear with us thru all this dust and dirt of the construction site... Thank you all!!!

Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2011

The green fairy - Teaser out now!

Die Grüne Fee Teaser / Teaser for The Green Fairy from on Vimeo.

It´s nearly one year ago that Alexander Altmann and Katrin Kawinkel initiate the idea of shooting the tale of the green fairy. So now we can see the first trailer and we looking forward to see more of our production!

Sonntag, 12. Juni 2011

Bring back the 80ties... with a spiderweb

A few weeks ago I got an arrangement with a Rigger who annonced a shoting in Berlin with a Bondage-theme. I was interested and had some theatrical spider theme idea related to the aesthetics of floating humans, the idea of the surrender of male by the females... so it´s all come down to a very 80ties-look-and-feel und I thought in the end by doing all this stuff with lights and studio... why don´t you film it anyway and move the photographical project more to a videoclip... So here we are, doing Dollyshots with a fabulous high prof Rigger from Frankfurt/Main, experienced female model "Dee Solutio", brave male model "Garcia" and my "potsdam dreamfilmteam"...
 Panoramashot, No Retouch ©2011 by  Michael Schulze

Montag, 6. Juni 2011

Destroyer of romantic - Nippon no yuhi

Last thursday evening I spend this german holiday (Herrentag, Vatertag) with a long kept vision of mine on a hill near Berlin. Since nearly 3 years now I wanted to shot a sailormoon girl with a katana at sunsetlight. Don´t ask me why, but now with the help of the Model May-Li and the Skirt design of Nora Fritz , I was able to catch this vision in my camera.
The only thing that I didn´t aware of was that on this day, everybody got off and spend the day also on this hill. In the end we were surrounded by party people, some drunk, some just looking for quite romantic view over Berlin, and we trying to get some shots with sword and a G-36 rifle. It was a kind of bizarre to have this weapons next to a couple which looking for romantic peace and from the other side we heared some tecno-rap-hiphop-pop-music from a mobilephone of a group of party-teenies... well, no place for romantic in this world to shoot "Japan´s sunset"...

Montag, 23. Mai 2011

Merhaba TRT!

Surprisingly got a camerajob for TRT a turkey television channel. They wanted to shot an interview with Frauenarzt, a german musicianduo ins something that´s hiphop-pop... It´s not that kind of music I hear, but the guy were really cool and solid so it was a very smooth shooting in Berlin City...

Sonntag, 22. Mai 2011

TYPO Berlin 2011 - Impression Clip and what´s next?

So, here it is, the traditional closing film for europes biggest design conference TYPO Berlin 2011. I am doing filming for the TYPO since 2002 and it´s alway an interesting challenge to find a new way to shot this conference... This time I was simply inspirated by the topic "shift" to do some work with tilt-shift lenses and continue the way of the up-and-coming way of "mini-toyland-look" that´s done by every agency and TV-Station by now... I would normally say that by now, these effect is overloaded and the people got fed with it, but the reaction was quite good so I was good with it..

But beside this 5 minutes clip I provide the TYPO with a video podcast which you can see on the TYPO Berlin Videoblog site if you like, just click on "shift".

In the next few month I spend time in inscenical photography work with bondage, sailormoon action and of course I sit in the edit for KOBN. Results will be showing on this blog... Let´s start the summer!

Freitag, 20. Mai 2011

Shift-time on TYPO Berlin 2011

Once a year I spent time to shot at the international design conference TYPO Berlin a video podcast. I startet to work with FontShop 7 years ago now and delivering at the end of the conference a small impression film... since 2009 we provide a video podcasts with 2-3 clips a day. This years topic is "Shift" and I am in the middle of shooting, editing and uploading my clips to the internet and enjoy good weather, exciting topics and nice workshifts...

Check out the Video-Podcast on the FontShop Video Account here!

Mittwoch, 27. April 2011

Results turning up...

Last year I shot for KOBN in the O2 Arena Berlin ( Blogentry: shooting at fresh air ) and now I found the video on the Boschsite. So, this is one of the films I am participate as Cameraman and Editor and the client was KOBN. The Agency produced this clip for Bosch, so I am glad to show this video, because it shows some results in what kind of activity I´m spending my time with. So here is a sample, but be aware that this clip is an imagefilm and it´s very technical orientated... So no Popcorn.

Freitag, 18. März 2011

Bon! - quel surprise...

This day was an awesome steadycam-job with 5 other operators in berlin esplanade hotel. Upfront I had no idea what we are really shooting, it was some kinda of "45 seconds, 20 peoples faces and all french"... well... after all it was a company movie of AS24 that supported by concept-audio and it was quite funny...

Me, the french chef de palteau,  operator kevin (behind the camera) and the steadycams..

Dienstag, 1. März 2011

Little Red Riding Hood and the old library

Yesterday we shot in the construction site of the old libary in potsdam. On the site there was this only lit staircase in the dark enviroment, so Fashion-Designer Nora Fritz asked to take some pictures in this amazing location....
The Photo was taken by Alexander Altmann who helped us and take this documentary photographs along the shooting, Thanks!

Sonntag, 27. Februar 2011

The Thing with the Food

The Thing with the Food, ursprünglich hochgeladen von Ole M. Werner
This kind of picture reasonable established by the dioxin-egg-affair in germany and my opinion is that our food is contaminated anyway and just the kind of food is changing... Thanks to Ralph that he was participating my vision!

Sonntag, 20. Februar 2011

2084 - What´s left of my future

2084 - What´s left of my future, ursprünglich hochgeladen von Ole M. Werner

Some Props are really resistent... formely know as the barrel of BP from the image America, I turned it into a nuklear waste barrel... more resonable out of desperation than practicality... BTW, the barrel is for sale...

Mittwoch, 26. Januar 2011

BTW: Shooting for KOBN at Omnicard with Sascha Lobo

Last Week I shot for KOBN an interesting Interview with Sascha Lobo, one of germany´s famous blogger in the internet. Now I have done the editing finished and it´s quite interesting what he said during his speach on Omnicard 2011 Conference.

Montag, 24. Januar 2011

Fashion Week Berlin:Nora Fritz - Video Release

Young Designer Nora Fritz presents "sweet-candy" fashion on the Fashion Week Berlin 2011 sponsored by Katjes.

Video produced by

Camera: Josefin Kuschela
Producer & Editor: Ole M. Werner
Music: Lammfromm & Vögeln
© TPDvideo 2011

Freitag, 21. Januar 2011

Sweet things happend on Fashion Week Berlin

The crew came back with some nice impressions, here an image of Alexander Altmann, of the awesome show of young designer Nora Fritz. Video will be coming up next week!

Montag, 17. Januar 2011

TPDvideo support Fashion-Designer Nora Fritz

On Thursday the 20th January 2001 at 11 p.m. starts the Fashion-Week-Show of the Designer Nora Fritz in Berlin, Germany. TPDvideo is supporting the show with a video- and photographical mediapack, so we are expecting wonderful pictures of Fashion inspired by sweets sponsored by a german candy factory "Katjes"!

Samstag, 1. Januar 2011

The Delegate

The Delegate, ursprünglich hochgeladen von Ole M. Werner

New Year, New Chances... Spontaneous Idea for selfinscenation... I think from now on I do one on every new years day!