18. February 2018

FMB Niedersachsen at Berlinale

The executive board of the Lower Saxony Film and Media Board at the Berlinale nordmedia reception.

18. February 2018

30. November 2017

“It must schwing!” Constructed spaces

One scene required an entire street to be built so that the camera could move around in three dimensions. It was set in the New York Harlem district in the 1940s.

30. November 2017

26. November 2017

Nomination for the best short film

“Message of the Animals” was selected for the final competition of Mirabile Dictu – International Catholic Film Festival, Italy, in the short film category.

26. November 2017

20. October 2017

Overview of Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft

Now on YouTube: the documentation of Clean Sky 1, the largest European aviation research project, commissioned by Airbus with Bockfilm Bremen. We have taken on the directorship as well as some of the shooting and animations. It has been an incredibly exciting task that over the last 7 years kept taking us to the cutting edge of aviation technology. This project involved the remodelling of a giant A340 plane, the removal of the outer wings and their replacement with a pioneering geometry. Research flights with this experimental plane will be part of the follow-up project “Clean Sky 2”.

20. October 2017

11. September 2017

nordmedia talk&night in Bremen

Posing at the nordmedia talk & night in Bremen. With us in front of the green wall: Stevie Schulze, a former student of mine, now a creative force in the Hanseatic City of Bremen and initiator of the major music video show that annually ensures sold-out cinemas in Bremen.

11. September 2017

1. September 2017

“It must schwing!” Constructed spaces

We also had to build a replica of the interior of Carnegie Hall. That was a complex task in itself, but it then needed to be populated with more than 2000 avatars.

1. September 2017

30. August 2017

“It must schwing!” Constructed spaces

Many of the scenes animated by us were also set in constructed virtual spaces. Here you see the sparsely furnished room of Thelonius Monk.

30. August 2017

29. July 2017

Awards for the “Message of the Animals” at the US Christian Film Festival

Our film “Message of the Animals” was showered with awards at the US Christian Film Festival: Best Animated Film (Elke Hellas Markopoulos) Best Animation (Rainer Ludwigs) Best Foreign Film (Elke Hellas Markopoulos) Best Producer (Tetyana Chernyavska, Rainer Ludwigs) Best Music (Alexander Seemann).

29. July 2017

27. June 2017

“Message of the Animals” crew

The Ottenberg crew of the film “Message of the Animals” is photographed for the local paper. From left to right: Rainer Ludwigs, animation and producer, Tetyana Chernyavska, producer, Alexander Seemann, music and sound design, Elke Markopoulos, concept and direction.

27. June 2017

16. June 2017

“It must schwing!” Backdrops

This backdrop by our freelancer Florian Kaiser brings to life the New York nights of the 1930s and 40s.

16. June 2017