Audio Recording, Soundtracks, SFX 


We do audio recording in the field, edit tracks for your Movies, VO and Sound Effects.




If you need, we compose unice pieces of music for your needs.

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Culture Communication Co., Ltd. Shanghai "Feng Yun"
上海风运文化传播有限公司 


We keep looking for "shanghai based" sales experts, multimedia & advertising related partners, accountant's, visual artists & visual design freelancers (as we run as small design boutique for now).



Business scope:

- HD video production services
- Digital Photography
- Timelapse & Stop Motion movie production
- high tech multimedia integration for event's , exhibitions and industry shows
- Web Design & Development and Interactive Media / UI


Contact me via:
email: xride at gmx dot net
phone: +8613671959461
skype: linons

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earlier Stages & Steps as Audio Engineer... 


Life On Air Productions(FOH):

In 1994-1996, I mixed the 70's UK glam-rock band Andy Scott's "The Sweet" , furthermore the Inchtabokatables, NDW Stars like Peter Shilling, Markus, Stefanie Hertel, also Jasmine Wagner (Blümchen) and more Stars & Sparkles...



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Looking for STRATEGIC PARTNERS for MULTIMEDIA BUSINESS 
Within the last 10 years, I have done awarded HighEnd Multimedia Projects targeting international recognized industry show's , brands & products; and I developed handy and effective marketing tools both, for global agencies as well for clients from different industry sectors to rise their business.

Personally, I invested since 1995 in creative networking as well in equipment for my Multimedia Boutique Studios located in Changning Destrict AND in lujiazui, Shanghai, PRChina.

This result's in an compact and best value for price, modern hightech digital studio environment or also called TWO-MAN-BOUTIQUE ... fits most advanced customer needs.

haves : network relationships with production resources and top clients within ASIA (China, Taiwan, HongKong SAR, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand) USA and EUROPE.

needs: STRATEGIC PARTNERS with international (intercultural) business experience with focus on future oriented markets in the SHOW and ENTERTAINMENT Industry and HIGHTECH MULTIMEDIA


contact me via
email: xride at gmx dot net

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Armani Code - China PR 2011 


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Sailing... 18 years ago 
In 1993, I made my BK certificate in Kiel, germany.... the license to sail a ship at least within 30 nautic miles distance to the german cost & the whole mediterranean sea.







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Time runs, and so CG, alias Computer Graphic 
I am happy to see what I can create today in 3D CG. There is nothing like this even real in reality.








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Equipment 


Cameras:
Sony CINEALTA PMW-EX1, XDCAM XD HD, for EFP/ENG with shoulder support


The EX1 gives you pictures who are recommended by Television Channels & Cinema Production:
"silver status" for DISCOVERY CHANNEL broadcast program and BBC, the EX1 was also used in lots of feature films like "Public Enemies", "District 9"...


Designed from the ground up to exploit the ultimate high performance of SxS PRO memory cards, the PMW-EX1 combines a state-of-the-art, non-linear XDCAM workflow with simply the best HD quality yet seen in a compact camcorder.

It is also the first handheld camcorder to carry the legendary CineAlta 24P brand with multiple frame rate recording capability such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P, as well as being 1080i/720P switchable.




UHF Wireless Lavalier Microphone System for ENG / (german: Funkstrecke)


I added an reliable wireless microphone system to my camera setup. Small & easy to use, with an crystal clear sound; It is my first choice for shooting interviews. Drops and background noise become history!!!


As perfect Tripod Support we use DV6 (Sachtler DV6 Head & Legs)



With an 3x Fluorescent softbox light kit (daylight) we create perfect shape & ambience for Interview shots.



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Shots 






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Free Classifieds for Creative People, Models, Design Freelancer, Makeup Artists and Producer 
Guys & Gals...
dear visitors and "passing by people",

I have this small simple blog online since October 2009, hosted on my personal computer ; maintained by myself (originally it was set in 2007 to run on my iPhone for daily notices only). With a simple but smart online marketing (it was initially just a test) I got some results:



In clear letters... my little blog is running since just 10 months now..!

The real number Facts, or what happen within the last 10 months...:

17642 People came here to watch and got informations about me and my work...
83 requests I've got for movie's or web/multimedia projects till now

11 PROJECTS out of the requests I've got; I could realize already !!!

40% page impressions of all visitors was chinese
60% are overseas visitors



To cut it down, the daily average visitor performance is now by 63 visitors a day.
But these visitors found my blog somehow in baidu or google or another search engine. ALL of the visitors of my blog are RELEVANT to the topics and scopes here.

To reach an higher quantity level, I still need to EXPAND CONTENT!!!

I NEED YOUR ENTRY!


If you think you have an portfolio as "Creative People, Model, Design Freelancer, Makeup Artist or Producer" ...

HERE YOU CAN LIST YOUR SERVICES AND PORTFOLIO for free...

Of course you should test my ability as online marketer : just google or baidu... or baigoogledu for XTEVE

You can contact me via:
email: xride at gmx dot net
phone: +8613671959461
skype: linons


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Recommendations ( primary on LinkedIn ) 


“Steve is an awesome multimedia guy who has really deep, excellent expertise on multimedia content creating + design, especially on making video, film, online design, photography. Steve has helped me and the company a lot, and he is always passionate to surprise/influence people with the latest and coolest things he has worked out.” July 19, 2010

Evan Zhang, Planning Manager, Leo Burnett
worked directly with Steve at Leo Burnett




“Steve Reimann,
is a most dedicated photographer I know, and a very good friend too! his unique and sharp vision for image catching and variety creation are breathtaking.......

hans” July 6, 2010
Hans Xu, executive director, medientech shanghai
was with another company when working with Steve at Leo Burnett




“We had the opportunity to work together at Raffles Design Institute in Shanghai, China for more than a year. During that time, I could witness the quality of his work and the sense of organization and compromise with the institution. He is a very serious professional who always got his assigned jobs done in time. Steve is an outstanding professional which i could recommend as an excellent asset for any trustworthy company.” July 5, 2010

Billy Bacon, Visual Communication Lecturer, Raffles Design Institute_Shanghai
worked directly with Steve at Leo Burnett




“Steve Reinmann...mmm...yeah, I have worked with Steve when I was in Redlounge and LeoBurnett. Back then, Steve was known as the multimedia guy because you cannot really sum up what Steve is in just a title: His knowledge and skills are prolific, ranging from web to audio engineering and passing by editing and camera operator... to say just a few.
And because he was a teacher before, Steve likes to share. To share what he knows, and does he know a lot! Ask him. Ask him anything, he can do it. And don't forget, he's german: detail detail detail.
That's what you would get if you decide to work with him: a meticulous, to the sharpest detail in details please, a hardworking, persistent, literate to the detail... multimedia guy, who knows what to do and how to do, with the can do attitude and an irresistible smile.
God is in the details and details are in Steve. ....Conclusion? Miracles happen.”
July 4, 2010

Lelievre Antonin, Associate Creative Director, Redlounge LeoBurnett
worked with Steve at Leo Burnett




“Steve is probably the most imaginative audio-visual artist I've ever met. He's not just fluent in every technical language relevant to the business, but also a constant innovator and creator. During the time I had the privilege to work with Steve I had the opportunity to see great work produced and countless ideas come to life, not to mention all the things I learned from him. If you are looking for an idea boundary breaker I have to say Steve Reimann is your man.” July 4, 2010

Julián Hernández, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Shanghai
managed Steve indirectly at Leo Burnett




“Steve Reimann is one the most tecnically apt people I've ever met, which in turn easily makes him the smartest multimedia expert I have come across in Shanghai, or in all of China, for that matter. In a profession - multimedia - that is so wide-ranging, as all-inclusive now as the words "science" or "medicine," he is able to answer nearly any question about any category, any software, any new developments in technology or any piece of equipment with all the ease and offhand grace of the wisest of gurus.” July 4, 2010

Tom Lear, Instructor, Raffles-LaSalle Design Institute
worked directly with Steve at Leo Burnett




“Working with Steve on my feature film SHANGDOWN has been a great experience. Steve's knowledge was embraced on set and his vision always spot on. I highly recommend him as a DP!” July 4, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Jakob Montrasio,
hired Steve as a Director of Photography in 2010


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PORTRAIT ... Model: Jia Na Yan / Photographer: Han Feng  


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Taxi Drivers Kung Fu  
just played with the canon hfs100 at the office. and then i shot HIM



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Tablesoccer / Foosball - in Shanghai 
In Shanghai, tablesoccer / foosball is an upcoming "free-time-sport". Its really called SPORT since some "pro's" and lots of "amateur" players have their residence in Shanghai and play turnaments here. I already got hands on the tables in BigBamboo (NanYang Lu / HongMei Lu) , The Beaver, The Spot, Logo Bar, and a few other locations who provide foosball tables (even if some of the tables not even reach turnament standards).

The best foosball locations in Shanghai you can find at www.Shanghaifoosball.com

Personally I prefer the Fireball Table in combination with Tornado Players. (photo)





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Apple's ProRes422 & 4444 Overview 
Resolution ProRes422(Proxy) ProRes422 (LT) ProRes422 ProRes422 (HQ) ProRes4444 (no Alphakanal)
Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s Mb/s
720 x 576 50i,25p 12 28 41 61 92
1280x720 25p 19 42 61 92 138
1440x1080 50i, 25p 32 73 105 157 236
1920x1080 50i, 25p 38 85 122 184 275
50p 76 170 245 367 551
2048x1024 25p 43 97 140 210 315
50p 86 194 280 419 629
2048x1152 25p 43 97 140 210 315


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Japanese Martial Arts 


Since I was a young teenager I've got addicted to asian martial arts. Always after school, I went into the
柔道 JUDO dojo to improve my skills for upcoming tournaments. My first sensei was Mr. KOLAT / 1.Dan.

After a couple of years, grade of 2th kyu, and participation in regional and nationwide tournaments, I studied even more deeply 松濤館 shotokan karate beside my JUDO classes. Furthermore Sensei Mr. Jan Sauermann 3.Dan introduced me the principles of 合氣道 AIKIDO (Bokken, Bo) & Kendo.

All these martial arts have their roots in CHINA and JAPAN. As I can say now, the initially decision to go to asia I made around 15 years ago.

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Working 


If there is any hobby I would like to be addicted... it will be my work! Yes I love it.

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Audio Engineers knowledge for recording & studiowork 


Some "General" EQ rules. Pretty usefull stuff!


Kick Drum


Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off around 300Hz. Try a small boost around 5-7kHz to add some high end.

50-100Hz ~ Adds bottom to the sound
100-250Hz ~ Adds roundness
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness Area
5-8kHz ~ Adds high end prescence
8-12kHz ~ Adds Hiss

Snare

Try a small boost around 60-120Hz if the sound is a little too wimpy. Try boosting around 6kHz for that 'snappy' sound.

100-250Hz ~ Fills out the sound
6-8kHz ~ Adds prescence

Hi hats or cymbals

Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off around 300Hz. To add some brightness try a small boost around 3kHz.

250-800Hz ~ Muddiness area
1-6kHz ~ Adds presence
6-8kHz ~ Adds clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds brightness

Bass

Try boosting around 60Hz to add more body. Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off around 300Hz.If more presence is needed, boost around 6kHz.

50-100Hz ~ Adds bottom end
100-250Hz ~ Adds roundness
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness Area
800-1kHz ~ Adds beef to small speakers
1-6kHz ~ Adds presence
6-8kHz ~ Adds high-end presence
8-12kHz ~ Adds hiss

Vocals

This is a difficult one, as it depends on the mic used to record the vocal. However...Apply either cut or boost around 300hz, depending on the mic and song.Apply a very small boost around 6kHz to add some clarity.

100-250Hz ~ Adds 'up-frontness'
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness area
1-6kHz ~ Adds presence
6-8kHz ~ Adds sibilance and clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds brightness

Piano

Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off around 300Hz. Apply a very small boost around 6kHz to add some clarity.

50-100Hz ~ Adds bottom
100-250Hz ~ Adds roundness
250-1kHz ~ Muddiness area
1-6kHz ~ Adds presence
6-8Khz ~ Adds clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds hiss

Electric guitars

Again this depends on the mix and the recording. Apply either cut or boost around 300hz, depending on the song and sound. Try boosting around 3kHz to add some edge to the sound, or cut to add some transparency. Try boosting around 6kHz to add presence. Try boosting around 10kHz to add brightness.

100-250Hz ~ Adds body
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness area
1-6Khz ~ Cuts through the mix
6-8kHz ~ Adds clarity
8=12kHz ~ Adds hiss

Acoustic guitar

Any apparent muddiness can be rolled off between 100-300Hz. Apply small amounts of cut around 1-3kHz to push the image higher. Apply small amounts of boost around 5kHz to add some presence.

100-250Hz ~ Adds body
6-8kHz ~ Adds clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds brightness

Strings

These depend entirely on the mix and the sound used.

50-100Hz ~ Adds bottom end
100-250Hz ~ Adds body
250-800Hz ~ Muddiness area
1-6hHz ~ Sounds crunchy
6-8kHz ~ Adds clarity
8-12kHz ~ Adds brightness


NOW IN GENERAL!!!!

50Hz

1. Increase to add more fullness to lowest frequency instruments like foot, toms, and the bass.
2. Reduce to decrease the "boom" of the bass and will increase overtones and the recognition of bass line in the mix. This is most often used on bass lines in Rap and R&B.
__________

100Hz

Increase to add a harder bass sound to lowest frequency instruments.
Increase to add fullness to guitars, snare.
Increase to add warmth to piano and horns.
Reduce to remove boom on guitars & increase clarity.
__________

200Hz

1. Increase to add fullness to vocals.
2. Increase to add fullness to snare and guitar (harder sound).
3. Reduce to decrease muddiness of vocals or mid-range instruments.
4. Reduce to decrease gong sound of cymbals.
__________

400Hz

1. Increase to add clarity to bass lines especially when speakers are at low volume.
2. Reduce to decrease "cardboard" sound of lower drums (foot and toms).
3. Reduce to decrease ambiance on cymbals.
__________

800Hz

1. Increase for clarity and "punch" of bass.
2. Reduce to remove "cheap" sound of guitars
__________

1.5KHz

1. Increase for "clarity" and "pluck" of bass.
2. Reduce to remove dullness of guitars.
__________

3KHz

1. Increase for more "pluck" of bass.
2. Increase for more attack of electric / acoustic guitar.
3. Increase for more attack on low piano parts.
4. Increase for more clarity / hardness on voice.
5. Reduce to increase breathy, soft sound on background vocals.
6. Reduce to disguise out-of-tune vocals / guitars
__________

5KHz

1. Increase for vocal presence.
2. Increase low frequency drum attack (foot/toms).
3. Increase for more "finger sound" on bass.
4. Increase attack of piano, acoustic guitar and brightness on guitars.
5. Reduce to make background parts more distant.
6. Reduce to soften "thin" guitar.
__________

7KHz

1. Increase to add attack on low frequency drums (more metallic sound).
2. Increase to add attack to percussion instruments.
3. Increase on dull singer.
4. Increase for more "finger sound" on acoustic bass.
5. Reduce to decrease "s" sound on singers.
6. Increase to add sharpness to synthesizers, rock guitars, acoustic guitar and piano.
__________

10KHz

1. Increase to brighten vocals.
2. Increase for "light brightness" in acoustic guitar and piano.
3. Increase for hardness on cymbals.
4. Reduce to decrease "s" sound on singers.
__________

15KHz

1. Increase to brighten vocals (breath sound).
2. Increase to brighten cymbals, string instruments and flutes.
3. Increase to make sampled synthesizer sound more real.

...AND this might help too!!!

And this too might help.

Low Bass: anything less than 50Hz

This range is often known as the sub bass and is most commonly taken up by the lowest part of the kick drum and bass guitar, although at these frequencies it's almost impossible to determine any pitch. Sub bass is one of the reasons why 12" vinyl became available: low frequencies require wider grooves than high frequencies - without rolling off everything below 50Hz you couldn't fit a full track onto a 7" vinyl record. However we do NOT recommend applying any form of boost around this area without the use of very high quality studio monitors (not home monitors - there is a vast difference between home nearfield and studio farfield monitors costing anywhere between £5,000 and £20,000). Boosting blindly in this area without a valid reference point can and will permanently damage most speakers, even PA systems. You have been warned!

Bass: 50-250Hz

This is the range you're adjusting when applying the bass boost on most home stereos, although most bass signals in modern music tracks lie around the 90-200Hz area with a small boost in the upper ranges to add some presence or clarity.

Muddiness/irritational area: 200-800Hz

The main culprit area for muddy sounding mixes, hence the term 'irritational area'. Most frequencies around here can cause psycho-acoustic problems: if too many sounds in a mix are dominating this area, a track can quickly become annoying, resulting in a rush to finish mixing it as you get bored or irritated by the sound of it.

Mid-range: 800-6kHz

Human hearing is extremely sensitive at these frequencies, and even a minute boost around here will result in a huge change in the sound - almost the same as if you boosted around 10db at any other range. This is because our voices are centred in this area, so it's the frequency range we hear more than any other. Most telephones work at 3kHz, because at this frequency speech is most intelligible. This frequency also covers TV stations, radio, and electric power tools. If you have to apply any boosting in this area, be very cautious, especially on vocals. We're particularly sensitive to how the human voice sounds and its frequency coverage.

High Range: 6-8kHz

This is the range you adjust when applying the treble boost on your home stereo. This area is slightly boosted to make sounds artificially brighter (although this artificial boost is what we now call 'lifelike') when mastering a track before burning it to CD.

Hi-High Range: 8-20kHz

This area is taken up by the higher frequencies of cymbals and hi-hats, but boosting around this range, particularly around 12kHz can make a recording sound more high quality than it actually is, and it's a technique commonly used by the recording industry to fool people into thinking that certain CDs are more hi-fidelity than they'd otherwise sound. However, boosting in this area also requires a lot of care - it can easily pronounce any background hiss, and using too much will result in a mix becoming irritating.


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It is like this, isn't it? 
Producers, Editors & Assistant Editors communicate the same things with a different point of view. I found an interesting link about HOW.

TOP TEN LIES EDITORS TELL THEIR PRODUCERS:
TOP TEN LIES PRODUCERS TELL THEIR EDITORS:
TOP TEN LIES EDITORS TELL OTHER EDITORS:
TOP FIVE LIES EDITORS TELL THEIR ASSISTANT EDITORS:
#1 LIE EDITORS TELL THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS:

Check out the Favourite Editing Quotes


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Transporters & Fashion 
Here an example how simple graphical elements could be animated to create case studies...



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NEW !!! ROYAL HD STOCK FOOTAGE 
Within the last couple of years I shot a lot of Shanghai & China specific HD Footage that never been used elsewhere. In addition I will provide finest TIMELAPSE as royal stock material.

The Timelapse are made with an nikon d90 dslr (not in movie mode) and an electronic remote timer controller, mounted on stable tripod.

All other footage was shot with the Sony CineAlta PMW EX1.

After PayPal checkout, you will be forwarded to the download link.



SHANGHAI TIMELAPSE 457 meters height


click on the picture for an small preview...



Description: 1080p 25 timelapse, Quicktime PhotoJpeg
Duration: 5 seconds
Royal Stock Price: 100 USD








The Bund and Pudong Skyline720p_tlp


click on the picture for an small preview...



Description: 720p 25 timelapse, Quicktime PhotoJpeg
Duration: 7 seconds
Royal Stock Price: 50 USD







Sunset at Zhongshan Park Shanghai, 30th Floor


click on the picture for an small preview...



Description: 720p 25 timelapse, Quicktime PhotoJpeg
Duration: 13 seconds
Royal Stock Price: 75 USD





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Multi Media Workshops 
From march 2006 to september 2007 I provided Multi Media Lessons and Workshop's as Visual Communication Lecturer in the Raffles Design Institute at DongHua University Campus Shanghai and in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Vietnam.

So I got the idea to create Multi Media Workshop's here in Shanghai; as Crash-Courses for beginners to start & run their first projects.

Possible Themes could be:

Production - Camera, Light, Shot-Framing & Visual Rules.
Timelapse - create dramatic highspeed movies.
Final Cut Pro - Editing, from Setup to Delivering an HD Program.
Shake - Tracking , Keying, Speedchange and Color Correction.
Motion - Simulation of complex particle animations without any keyframe. Animatics for TVC & Feature.
Cinema4d - Modeling, Texture Mapping, Animation, Light + Camera & Rendering.
Logic - soundtrack secrets.



Please tell me with an comment what do YOU would like to learn or what you are interesting in.

Best regards,
Xteve

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AMBIRO 
Begin of 2007 I worked out an complete STYLEGUIDE (Print/Web/Branding) for http://www.ambiro.com

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High Tech Multimedia - eARTS Shanghai 
Things happen for a reason? Imagine you grab a professional camera/tripod/dolly and drop into an multi media exhibition.

My dear friends & business partners Joe & Richard << Zhangjiang Leapideas Multimedia Systems (S.H.)Co.,Ltd. >> show up state of the art high tech visual systems and an NEW LEVEL of USER INTERACTION INTERFACES.

Enjoy this beautiful eARTS Shanghai MULTIMEDIA SHOW.




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Kristian von Hornsleth DEEP STORAGE PROJECT  
The innovative Art Gallery stage後台BACK also act as an host for interesting exhibitions and performance events.

The following movie trailer was not suggested, not even planned and not prepared.


This is just an result of an spontanious decision to have a look what crazy things the people are DOING here :)





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Shanghai Timelapse, Nikon D90, Nikkor AF 50mm, f1.4D 
I love doing TIME LAPSE Photography with nikon d90 Still Picture Camera. Controlled byMacBookPro, every parameter can be set with an direct preview on the screen (10 meters away from the camera). The huge benefit of this technique is to aquire nearly unlimited time of footage bigger than 4k, of course with an Super35 style feel.






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Afro Night in ANAR - April 2009 
Recently I got my CineAlta EX1 Camera in end of march, so I wanted to check the performance in really LOW LIGHT. Nice, isn't it?




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Coca Cola Olympic Games Campaign Launch  
Coca Cola Olympic Games Campaign Launch
In 2007, I left Raffles Design Institute to join Coca Cola's Red Lounge in Shanghai as "The Multimedia Guy". Here I created an huge amount of motion picture animatics for different purposes: for outdoor screens in cities around china, for internal use, and for use in TV Commercials. Here u can see an example:




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Coca Cola Shuang Zone - Coca Cola Olympic Campaign 
Within Red-Lounge(the integrated agency that created Coca-Cola China's Beijing Olympic work), Leo Burnett and ARC Worldwide, I am proud to present my work about one of the most exiting Multimedia Productions in asia.


A 20-ton, 15-meter-high, LED Coca-Cola bottle (the largest and most advanced of its kind) positioned under the biggest LED "SKY SCREEN" in Asia.



I created tons of Motion Graphic Animations CONTENT for this super over sized SKY SCREEN at "The Place" in beijing, used as interactive elements of the coca cola shuang zone while the olympic games in china 2008.




Here the HOT TEST of the animation content I created to fill this street-long screen in 40 meters height.

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Drum & Bass - DJ Shreddi - Shanghai- Logo - January 2009 
My friend Oliver from netherlands is working over the daytime as teacher. But if the sun set and the night comes up... he act as the hottest D&B DJ (Vinyl !!!) stationary in SHANGHAI!
shot this with with my NIKON D90 and the LOGO BAR light was dimmed to nearly zero level!!!
Thanx to Matthias FCP Plugins (TMTS) it look right to my eyes ;)



Check This OUT!!!

SHREDDI - LIVE @ The Shelter, Shanghai CHINA 3.30a.m. Saturday May 23rd, 2009


OK, there is one more in the pipe... DJ SHREDDIES DRIVE POWER PURE ....It will coming up soon. Much deeper, much more exiting and ultimate coooooool. So please be patient, I am sure to bring it into the blog very soon.

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SIEMENS EXIDER DOME 
Agency: Luxoom multimedia and exhibition design ( Shanghai) Co., Ltd
Client: SIEMENS Automation & Drives
My Position: Production Manager

My Tasks:

Content Production for the SURROUND MULTIMEDIA APPLICATION, country specific adaption for china & korea version of TIA movie (Totally Integrated Automation). Timelapse production, Making Off's, Dop, Photographer, Editor, Motion Picture Design 2D/3D.

ExiderDome - The Multimedia Show:


Powered by 6x of the biggest Full HD Projectors available on the market to create an 360 degree SURROUND Visual Impression, 22 channels surround sound as well, this Multimedia Show was an never seen before event.




ExiderDome - Making Of


Acommpany all steps from the beginning, I was shooting footage & timelapse to document the making of...til the show was running.




Totally Integrated Automation - 5x HD Splitscreen Show Inside Container 8 of the Exiderdome


While working on supersize splitscreen installations, I was engineering optimal workflows to get localized versions to show in different countries.










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SAGEM - ORGA ANIMATIC for CeBit2005 
ORGA MovieTrailer Cebit 2005...
Imagetrailer for the Cebit 2005




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"Creative Isolator" Theme in 80's Style 
Here now my guitar exercise "80ies //Sisters of Mercy// style" recording online:


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Sometimes my blog will be offline.... 
... so for example if i switch from apple osx to windows xp for sound recording.I dont like to work in XP at all but my STEINBERG AUDIO SUITE is running best in XP with asio4all drivers in extreme low latency mode... This means i can play my electric guitars (PRS SE, Epiphone SG Special) into the MacBookPro and hear the simulated amplifier sound directly with no delay. this i will do for now, so please be patient, the blog will come back online very soon after i finish my guitar exercise. tbc

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Shanghai GateKeepers ...shot with Nikon D90  
There are lots of discussions out in the web about jelly shutter issues and hard down interpolation of an apsc sensor to 720p. IMHO the D90 performs absolutely nice for shots who dont really require highest resolution. And if you use the free TMTS plugins from matthias.... it can look like this:




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TIMELAPSE 
As lots of my friends & customers know, I like to do TIMELAPSE photography.
Right now out the window i shoot sky-clouds in 4k, every 15 seconds.
shutter: 1/2000 sec
aperture: f/5.6
ISO 200

This fast moving sky i can use as replacement for boring sky backgrounds later... maybe as background behind a super city back plate.


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Keying  
Almost in post production, there some tasks to do like : "layering moving pictures over others" or embedding 3d content into real shooted footage. In fact anamorph HDV material in interlaced formats is just a joke and gives nothing more than an SD resolution key even with so called HD footage. Ok, to pull a key from HDV material is possible but extremely painful and you need to make huge compromise to the quality of the results even if YOU ARE A CRACK on FLINT/FLAME/INFERNO or FUSION or COMBUSTION , NUKE or SHAKE. I know, there exists some other Software solutions out there like AFTEREFFECTS or apple MOTION and the basic key solutions in AVID or FINALCUT or EDIUS or whatever edit stations.

With footage what is really aquired in an PROGRESSIVE format like XDCAM EX HD 1080p24/25... you can pull the blue/green screen key without any compromise. But thats only possible with an WORKAROUND to blurr the red & blue channel, because XDCAM EX HD means full luma and 960x540 chroma resolution. It is just 4:2:0 subsampled footage. But it seems good enough to get the job done. In an STUDIO you can use the HD-SDI out to capture the pictures in front of the greenscreen in 10bit 4:2:2 directly into your EDIT SUITE. That would mean you get out 1920x1080 pixel luma resolution and 960x1080 pixel chroma resolution.

So if you shoot PERSONS, you can rotate your cam -90 degree to get the whole picture into MORE pixel space.

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"KOALA Bar" reloaded... pure australian 


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My personal Audio Equipment History since 1990... or the soft switch from Steinberg to Logic 
A complete Music Studio inside my MacBook Pro. This is all what I ever needed. Thinking back 2 decades, there was an complete different workflow for audio(sound) recording. Digital Recording was "Science fiction". Because the Computer Hardware was just able to play 4 different colors and regulary NO SOUND on an 8000 $ IBM compatible PC. With an expensive midiboard it was possible to run the first Digital MIDI Sequencer Software Cubase (Steinberg) and Notator Logic on that kind of personal computer.

For an young student like me, it was just not affordable. I remember as my one year older brother Matthias showed up with an IBM compatible PC, loaded with the first Midi Sequencing System from the german company STEINBERG. Please Imagine, the fat computer just runs on 25MHz CPU Speed, it was one of the first x386 Processors inside. The 800kb/sec Harddrive was with 200MByte smaller than YOUR USB Drive 5 years ago!!!

There was no way to even record an Voice Over, or an Lead Vocal track. As so, we had our workarounds with this... because what WE DID... WAS ALREADY the FUTURE.

I for myself choosed to buy an "inexpensive COMMODORE AMIGA" computer. It was an integrated system including the complete A500 plus an CDRom Drive and integrated MIDI interface. But an HARDDISC was not even an OPTION at this time.

To boot that proprietary machine from FLOPPY DISK tooks around 6 minutes. And the ONLY available compatible MIDI Music Software "Bars & Pipes Professional" needed also around 5 minutes to get done.

Here comes an screenshot from the last and most advanced Bars & Pipes version:


And here it comes: As I was able to feed / record my Commodore CDTV with MIDI DATA... I could manipulate them and play out the MIDI tracks in real time.
So I decided to buy an analogue cassete tape based 4track recording/ mixing system. the Fostex XR5:


So my question to all "OLD SCHOOL" Audio Engineers around there: How did I syncronize the MIDI Playback with the Tape Playback to play BOTH MACHINES in SYNC & TIME?

Right, I needed some equipment TO CONVERT the MIDI Signal in an (later)readable AUDIO SIGNAL ... to record this FSK (Frequency Shift Key)MIDI Timecode on ONE of 4 tracks on the analog tape recorder.

So i also bought the Roland TR 626 Drum Computer from a second hand shop. Because this machine was an ideal MIDI > FSK(analog audio) Timecode converter.



Please Remind... NEVER EVER the MIDI MACHINE controlled the ANALOG TAPE Playback.
BUT: if i recorded that continous running TIMECODE audio signal to ONE of my available 4 Tracks.... I was able to SYNC the COMPUTER to the TAPE.

Yes, 16 MIDI Tracks feeded 16 different Instuments(Drums/Bass/Piano/Keyboard/Synthesizer) with control data... and 3 additional ANALOG audio tracks played Lead Voice , Backing Voice and real GUITAR.

This all was happen from 1989-1993. And at this time i was really proud of the results...
In 1992, I was one of the first people in europe who ordered an Philips DCC 900 as my personal DIGITAL MASTER RECORDER.


As digital high- end recording systems became more affordable for everyone; this was in 2002... I switched to the MOTU 828 firewire based multitrack recording interface.

Very long time I used also the following analogue & digital music synthesizer: Korg Poly800, Casio CZ201s, Yamaha DX11, Korg 05R/W and the external analog studio effect systems: Alesis Midiverb3, Digitech DSP16, also the superfast and cool sidechain stereo gate/compressor/limiter "DoD866SeriesII" together with an inexpensive 16 Channel console from "behringer". I preferred to use high end Condenser microphones (from the american company CAD) for singing lead voices, acoustic guitars, violins and every kind of real existing noise.




Today I use just Steinberg or Apple Logic Software to create approximately 128 different Audio Tracks, who playback simultan and completely mixed SURROUND ENSEMBLES with EQ, AUX, SENDS, INSERTS, in incredible 24bit/192khz, unlimited SUBGROUPS/BUSSES up to Dolby Digital 5.1, 6.1, DTS, CINEMA SURROUND, THX /Sony SDDS.
The SOFTWARE follows now the HARDWARE: hands on real 100mm Motor faders MIDI Console .

Welcome in the (already existing) FUTURE of Audio and Video in High Definition!




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Heno's & HanFeng's Reel 2009 coming soon... 
For nearly every movie project in 2009, Heno & me worked together as production team. Heno also acted as Solution/Service provider for Leo Burnett, RedLounge, Mc Donalds & others for shooting/production & postproduction.




Heno is MULTI-MEDIA Artist (BA of Arts,University of Northumbria at NewCastle/UK). She is top in graphic design, animatic motion pictures, special morphing sequencing animation and film editing. Also she is an excellent Producer, Camera Operator and Photographer.

Documentaries:
Leo Burnett "2009 - A summer like no other",
"McCafe Campaign Launch 2009", "Zero Generation", "eARTS 2009", Dewars: "A Day of Billy's life" and much more... to be continue!




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a little sample of Fish Style MindFuck audio SFX 
there is a reason about why i like to do all that movie things .... i love to make some SFX.



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"The Route Of Chance" ... 100RMB - Casting & Rehearsal session 
PetShop Boy (maybe?)

1 of 4 dudes who getting stoned

Fish play what???

FangDong in the role as Landlord

KTV Employee

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Translation Service: English - German / German - English 
native german, fluent english reading/writing/speaking offers
proofreading, editing or writing with english as a source or target language.

You can contact me via:
email: xride at gmx dot net
phone: +8613671959461
skype: linons

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"The Route Of Chance" ... 100 RMB TheFilm 
My friend & colleague Antonin Lelievre came up with an nearly finished script just few weeks ago. We decided, to bring that STORY to life on screen.

When? Right NOW! Yes... some people rotating in pre production already, to find partners, helpers, actors, props, locations, technical support, crew.... all for free/unpayed... of course. We are working to build an community/network to get this FILM done.

Planned for shooting is definitly august 2009.

We will shoot with SONY's CineAlta PMW-EX1, used as main camera for all shots in full HD resolution: 1920x1080 @ 25p. I painted PictureProfiles for all INT/EXT situations to feature the scenes with amazing 10stops of possible sensitivity. I love to work with footage from this camera. At all my expirienced times with HD cameras in the last couple of years always I preferred to use the SONY HDCAM F750/900 (well known as the first digital camera used for cinematic pictures in STARWARS), to reach state of the art quality & aquire amazing pictures for industry & show content.

Now I face, the XDCAM EX1 gives IMHO even a bit MORE of usuable picture quality and flexibility in difficult shooting situations as well.

Here an example still picture from a movie sequence, shot with standard settings:




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SERVICE: COMPOSITING, VISUAL EFFECT's  


Keying, Grading, Compositing, MattePainting, Rotoscoping and 3D Animation / Integration on fast machines and highly skilled personal. Personally I prefer SHAKE and NUKE, but I am SMOKE Artist as well.



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SERVICE: MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATICS 
Logo animation and graphical element animation:



Client Revision LIFE :(changing elements & parameters according clients expectations )
on a finishing system.

Real World Example:

playable DEMO:DEMO



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SERVICE : VIDEO MASTERING and FORMAT CONVERSION 
If you experience problems to PLAY any kind of digital VIDEO FORMAT's on your computer , I'll try to convert it into user friendly format's who fit your need's:

- Apple Quicktime
- AVI ( Audio Video Interleave)
- WMV (Windows Media)
- Flash Video
- MPEG 1/2 or 4

Once all processing is finished, I will handover the end product to you via the method you prefer: CD, DVD or FTP.



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Who's using my framestore? (flame) Click the "Related Link" below 
Edit the proper variables to reflect your configuration then by typing the command you'll see which system is attached to which framestore and who is using it.


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360° UHDTV 


...thats gonna be alright





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FullDome Projection Movie Making 
For an FULLDOME Film projection exists rules: HOW to do it. Please use the
"related link" - attached comes an inofficial pdf about that multimedia theme

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