Thursday, 31 December 2009

"Let the Beat Build" for 2010:)

Happy New Year!!!

Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

Nearly 4 min without a cut? Yessss. The whole video is made with no cut at all...all flowing!!

Poetry Slam

Yesterday I had a wonderful experience what for me was the perfect '09 ending. I had the chance to go and see the 'Poetry Slam' Berlin city-championship finals. Those who don't know what 'Poetry Slam' is, the rules are simple. It is a competition at which poets read or recite their original work within 5 min. These performances are then judged by the noise like clapping/stamping with feet/whistling of the audience. It was so much fun to see/hear young poets performing their pieces with wit, intelligence and fire. This year's winner for Berlin is Julian Hein, who made a brilliant performance. The video shown below is from a Kreuzberg slam in September. If you are interested in german poetry slamming visit Slammin Poetry.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

For all Tokyo lovers/visitors

Alone in Tokyo HD from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

As one who had the opportunity to visit one of the most interesting cities in the world, I would like to share with you this beautiful made Tokyo hommage by Philip Bloom. I still can feel this city like I'm there, when I watch that short film. This song is also beautiful.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Uncertainty

Yesterday I watched a very interesting film, called 'Uncertainty'.

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who convinced me with his brilliant performance during the film '(500) Days of Summer' and Lynn Collins (who is btw quite a feast for the eye), shortly seen in Wolverine and the TV show 'True Blood'.
This film has no problem to go under the term 'breaking the mainstream'. It is not a new idea to show two versions of scenes or two versions of the film within a film. Best examples for repeating scenes with different results in the end are 'Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt)' or the 'Butterfly Effect'.
'Uncertainty' is different though, because they are two different versions of Kate and Bobby's realities within a 24hours interval.

With the flip of a coin, the couple are sent in opposite directions – a delicate drama set in Brooklyn examines familial love, self-discovery, loss and the ordinary choices we make everyday, while Manhattan offers a vastly different tale of intrigue, suspense and murder on the streets of Chinatown.
Brilliant idea and good realised on screen. I loved it.

Avatar


On Saturday I went to see Avatar in 3D and I was well amazed! After all the hype about this film, I had to make my own mind up. After my first 3D-feature-film-experience almost over 2 years ago I was very skeptic about seeing a movie in 3D again. I got a bit dizzy back then and didn't enjoy it so much.
I went to see Avatar with a very weird feeling, but excited. After the first 5-10min I got hooked and I dipped into the Pandora world almost completely. It was extraordinary!

I think, it was the first time after a long time I didn't realise what happened around me. Visually I had a pure WOW-feeling!
The storyline was not so great as I hoped, but that wasn't so important anymore. Still, the story was not bad, a simple antihero-hero-love-story, but mixed with political and environmental issues, which made a strong base for the colourful graphic explosion on screen.
This film surprised me and is for me one of the top films 2009 now.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

The Misanthrope

Hi, First of all I'm back in Berlin!!
Wooah...It was a very exhausting last week at uni, with all the assignments...well, it's all done! Time to enjoy now. At least a bit.
On saturday i drove up to London to meet some friends over there.
We decided to go to the theatre on sunday.

We watched Moliere's "The Misanthrope", adapted by Martin Crimp.

On stage we saw Damien Lewis and Keira Knightley!! Amazing performance of all the ensemble! Stage design, light, costume, music... I loved all of it.

It was Keira's on stage debut and she did her performance well. She played the american actress Jennifer. At first I needed to get used of seeing her on stage, but that doesn't change the fact that she was very good as a woman, who plays around with all her admirer. My friends and I enjoyed the play very much! Damien Lewis as Alceste was very good indeed.
The whole play was brilliant and made us laugh quite often. It is definitely worth to watch it! I'm glad i had the chance to see it before going back to Berlin.

Monday, 14 December 2009

"Tipi, or not Tipi?" poster and trailer!!!!


by Florian Klein.
Yeah, finally our documentary has a face. This is the poster for "Tipi, or not Tipi?" by ScreenCatcher.

Here is our new banner/logo is ready on the site as well.

Yesterday we went out "into the wild" around Winchester and tried to live like we would live outside of society. It was pretty cold and we almost failed in everything. But nothing could have stopped us, because we had not only vegtables and sausages to cook over an open fire, we also had Carlos Charles Vernandes Van Chicken with us. He kept us company and is still with us. So enjoy our first still image trailer:

Tipi, or not Tipi trailer from Florian Klein on Vimeo.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Split by Florian Klein


by FK
I made this poster in summer and it is called "split". bit creepy.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Safe by Alex Newbury

Safe from Alex Newbury on Vimeo.


That's the shortfilm i was talking about before, in which i've done editing and camera work. feel free to comment on it.
Alex's site here.

Mind Dance by Florian Klein


by FK
One of my artworks. It is the cover to the shortfilm Mind Dance/ The Fall i made before. The person you see in the picture is actually me.

Logos

What a productive day! fuiuuh...
The shortfilm "Safe" is completed and ready to show you guys.

I finished designing two logos today as well. One is the ScreenCatcher one and the other is my own logo, what comes on my own work from now on.
The ScreenCatcher logo is build out of the initials S and C. It comes on our webpage soon, so look out. Also we upgraded our site to screencatcher.net, which looks way better on our own business cards which i also created today:)
ScreenCatcher Logo
my own one;) It stands for FK alias Florian Klein.
Both designs by FK

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Photography by Andrea Giacobbe

Andrea Giacobbe is an amazing photographer who is fantastic of making advertising work. i found pictures of him after i learned about him in lectures and its true...his artworks are unique.


to see at more photos (what i'd recommend:P) go on creative photography by clicking on the following link:
Photography by Andrea Giacobbe

Photography by Ervin Olaf

Scary scurrile and strange photography.
Afraid of Clowns? Not yet- then its time.


Photography by Ervin Olaf

ScreenCatcher update: Changed idea for docu.

Long time no ScreenCatcher update on here. As i told you before, we are making a documentary. As it came to a couple of problems with our drug testing idea we changed it completely.
We will go to different places where you can live outside the "normal" society. Also i'm on it to create a nice logo and posters for our site. i'll keep you updated.

"True Colour" is still in preproduction, but we will start filming it after christmas.

I also will put up another shortfilm i've been working on soon. "Safe" is it called and directed by a friend from uni.
Laters.

Moby - Shot In The Back Of The Head


Very nice song. The video is made by David Lynch who is famous for his films Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive. Brilliant films btw.

Black Eyed Peas at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


Check out Fergie!
Fergie is not only a brilliant singer, she's more then that as you can see! At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show she presented herself perfectly in that stunning dress and it was sensational;) I had to put it up, because i couldn't believe it.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Photographer: Dana Hursey


Photography by Dana Hursey

Designer Bread!

By browsing through the intranet, you can find stuff you never thought of. On If It's Hip, It's Here i found those lovely bags-eh...breads:)


Ever imagined that it can't get weirder...well, wrong! Ready to buy a Burberry bread for 2.400 dollar or...

maybe by Louis Vuitton.

More weird stuff in the designer online magazine Flamboyant.

Concept by Andrea Boschetti, Photos by Paolo Pizzetti, Artwork by Ivo Bisignano

Signs by Patrick Hughes


A bit older short film, that i found months ago. i forgot about that and now i found it again:) i love it. enjoy.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Painting by Ingrid von Haefen


by Ingrid von Haefen

This painting is from the new exhibition in Berlin by my mother. To see more go on the gallery's homepage:
Galerie Festl&Maas on there go on Katalog. Enjoy.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Car on Fire by Florian Klein


by FK

I took one of my earlier photos and re-edited it differently. If you go back to one of my earlier post you can see the "Red Car" picture. That's the base to the one above.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Heads Or Tails by Florian Klein


by FK

Get up and think! You have always a choice. Do something with it. Are you thinking or are you flipping a coin instead? What are you going to do?

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Review: Waltz with Bashir

The animation film Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman is a war- documentary about himself searching for his lost memories from the 1982 Lebanon war.

Folman's piece is quite difficult to put into a genre within documentary film making. It is completely animated, what makes it an exciting, cruel and beautiful way to reconstruct his memories, fantasies, hallucinations, possibilities, past and present.

This documentary shows the truth not only in a poetic way, which uses the war event and transforms it into a more abstract, lyrical form, but also gives us a participatory and performative way to connect with us as an audience.

In 1982, Ari Folman himself was a soldier during Israel's first invasion of Lebanon, which makes this film autobiographical. In his visionary search after his lost memories he is the encounter between himself and his friends and comrades, who fought with him during the war. Ari Folman's film is such a breathtaking success, because it has its own style. He can show scenes with immense brutality and cruelty, because it is real, but then not. The film can be classified as animation and documentary as well as history and fiction. Interesting is that Folman first shot his film on video and then assembled an animated version from the resulting storyboards.

All in all Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir is a extraordinary documentary, which is a piece of investigative journalism.

Written by FK

Waltz with Bashir Trailer from Metaverse TV on Vimeo.


Screen Catcher update

For our ScreenCatcher documentary project it is helpful to watch documentary films and review them. It will help us to give our film a genre and style. So my first docu review is on in a bit.
We know in which direction we want to go with our film. It will be a kind of journey docu. We want to go into drug testing/ health trials. That means we follow two different persons around, who will test the medicine.
To find out more about the project go on ScreenCatcher, link in sidebar.
The film 'True Colour' is developing as well.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Church by Florian Klein


Photo by FK

Screen Catcher update and a new Pipe


by FK

Hi guys,

After working last night and this morning on our Screen Catcher website (which gets into form now, check it out:)), i enjoyed the nice sunny morning and made a few photos.

I think i like old rusty pipes.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

InLight by Florian Klein


by FK

This collage is created out of four different photos i've taken. Put it together and you get this artwork. Hope you like it.