Marketing Communications using Film & Video

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Movie Director Markus Welter A lion tamer in a flea circus of nerds
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Movie Director Markus Welter: »A lion tamer in a flea circus of nerds«

Markus Welter (48) is not only a successful movie director but also a sought-after editor. A combination of talents he shares with various famous role models. Award winning directors such as James Cameron and David Lynch work as editors too, much like Jean-Luc Godard and Lars von Trier, who have written film history far beyond the bounds of European cinema.

The saying goes: Instead of reaching for the stars you should be guided by them. Markus Welter who instead of working in big Hollywood works in little Switzerland, explains in his conversation with Marianne van der Kooi what film and TV means for him and his family.

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Adrian Teijido, the man who shot Pablo Escobar (with a camera)
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Adrian Teijido, the man who shot Pablo Escobar (with a camera)

Adrian Teijido (53) is one of the most established Directors of Photography (DoP) in Brazil, working all over the world. Videothink had the opportunity to interview Adrian on location in Colombia, where he is preparing to shoot the third season of Narcos, the Netflix series about the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar that is making headlines all over the world.

Adrian is a proud member of ABC.1 Besides his work for cinema and television he has also filmed hundreds of commercials.2 Even though the interview took place in the early hours of the morning in Bogota ahead of a busy working day, Cinematographer Adrian

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“Frechmut” and Films

Jörg Buckmann: «It probably helps to be a bit of an extrovert»

Jörg Buckmann has not only launched a meteoritic career as an unconventional entrepreneur and in-demand speaker. He is also known for coining the term “Frechmut”, which has worked its way with full force into the German vocabulary. “Frechmut” according to Buckmann is a cocktail of the German words Frechheit (cheekiness), Mut (courage), Leidenschaft (passion), Ego und Tatkraft (drive). Along with its inherent addictive nature, of course.

In real life Jörg Buckmann provides practical support for businesses when it comes to employer branding and HR marketing. Before his switch to freelance he worked for many years as head of human resources. In order to attain his goals, Jörg Buckmann has always relied on videos – which of course tend to include a healthy dose of “Frechmut”. In his interview with Videothink, he explains how the moving image can be a valuable asset to communication.

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Patrick Merz »We Are All Good Actors!«

Patrick Merz: »We Are All Good Actors!«

As a young boy, Patrick Merz went through life with his eyes half closed, because then the world looked just like a film. His passion for film has remained. Today, the Swiss director makes his living with feature and commissioned films in Germany and walks through life with his eyes wide open.

Videothink met with Patrick Merz, long-term employee and loyal friend of Condor Films, for coffee to talk about films and, specifically, about his unique experience in cooperation with amateur actors.

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Do Actioncams Kill Storytelling?

Kristian Widmer: »Taking risks would be highly unprofessional!«

The newspaper Tageswoche (“The DailyWeek”) has posed the question as to the significance actioncams have for professional film and video production. Videothink supplemented this interview on this topic with Kristian Widmer, producer at Condor Films, with an overview of the key data about the two currently most important action cams.

Moreover, at the end of this article you will find an addition (as of February 9th 2016) with the first available information about the EagleCam that has been developed by the Fraunhofer-Institute.

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10 Questions for Wigald Boning

Wigald Boning: »Creativity can only thrive if your mind is free!«

Wigald Boning (photo) is a television presenter, musician, comedian, author, occasional actor and passionate shopping list collector. In his new TV show “Rock The Classic”, the well-known german TV-Host spontaneously takes up the flute and improvises with top acts such as the folk-metal band Eluveitie live on film.

Videothink wanted to find out what he thinks and feels about creativity.

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Juerg Ebe »To be able to tell a good story, you have to know what makes a good story!«

Juerg Ebe: »To be able to tell a good story, you have to know what makes a good story!«

Videothink met the accomplished film director Juerg Ebe, the man behind the films Handyman and Darling, lets get divorced, and asked him about the differences and similarities between sponsored and feature films.

The interview was conducted to coincide with the director’s current collaboration with Condor Films for a short feature commissioned by a globally active corporation.

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