This is my very first commercial project, which took me 14 shooting days and it´s an imagefilm
about a small town in the north of germany, called Fürstenau.

The so called "Hanseatic Day" is arranged every year by different hanseatic cities.
This time, Fürstenau was supposed to show it´s amenities to the city councils
and mayors of all associated cities.

The movie was directed by Anja Meyer, who is tourism agent of Fürstenau.
Her demands were just simple: "Show Fürstenau from its best side and generate shots,
like the ones, you´ve shot for your "Neuschwanstein"-movie.

Therefore she made a huge list of attractions, locations, events and companies which
had to be filmed.

We gathered more than 400 GB of wonderful footage, visited a lot of nice places, lots of companies, we shot weddings, festivities, impressions, livings, attractions and whatsoever.

At the end we had to reduce the movies length of 20 minutes down to a maximum of 8 mins, which was an iterative task between the client and me.

With "tears in my eyes" we had to get rid off a lot of very nice shots, as it was necessary to keep the movie interesting and entertaining enough.

The music and sounddesign has been produced by "Sounds In Motion", Gunter Richter, who did an amazing job, merging the different topics seamless together.

Along with this movie, I edited several smaller movies, like "ANTJESFEUERBERG", "enchanted forest" and "Sabine & Steven - Medieval Wedding".

My wife Sonja shot and edited a nice" behind the scenes"-movie, which you can find here:
vimeo.com/14521043

Enjoy! :)

Equipment used:

Canon EOS 7D,
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38,
B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX,
Kenko Polarizer,
Sigma AF 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro,
Kenko Polarizer Digital Pro,
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II,
Kenko Polarizer Digital Pro,
Canon EF 50mm/ f/1,4, USM
B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro,
B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS,
B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
ND Fader,
Seagull Shoulderrig,
Manfrotto 190 DB tripod,
Manfrotto MA 055 CXPRO3 tripod,
Manfrotto 701 HDV videohead,
Manfrotto 700RC2 videohead,
Manfrotto 808 RC4 3way-head,
Manfrotto 234 videohead,
Soligor motorized pan head,
Phottix Hector Remote Liveview,
JJC-TM-A remote switch/timer,
Rode Stereo VideoMic,
Cam-Slider

Shot mostly at ISO 100, 1/60, 29.98 fps, FullHD
superflat picture style and edited in Adobe Premiere, graded in After Effects.

© 2010 The IE·DNlab Project

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