Video production in times of crisis

studio camera and set“What, you’re still producing corporate videos globally – how do you do that?”, I was asked with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, for one thing, videos are not contagious, even if they go viral at best. When producing videos, there are however some things to consider when it comes to curfews and health measures.

That’s why we offer our customers alternatives to “camera team on-site shootings”, e.g. remote customer testimonials and interviews via Skype or Zoom, VBlogs with customer video footage, stock footage and professional voiceover.

Monitoring video feedsWe produce studio shows with presenters , broadcast keynotes via live stream , enable interactive talk formats with customers, live connections to guest speakers and experts and we produce demos.

Our graphic artists are creative when it comes to adding visual effects, producing SnapFact videos, animating interviews in comic style or creating entirely animated podcasts from interviews.
In addition, our network of camera crews and producers in 46 countries enables us to shoot clients remotely – wherever this is possible again already.

So that’s how we produce corporate videos even in times of travel restrictions. And that goes without any risk of infection!

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Internship at Bavaria Film Interactive

What is an internship at Bavaria Film Interactive like? Moritz experienced it: He accompanied our editors and motion graphic artists and was amazed at their different ways of working. Can creativity really be in the air? She can! Can brainstorming be funny AND efficient? Yes! And: Moritz was in the sacred halls of the FTA (film and theatre equipment).

In “Bavaria Film” most people think of big cinema and TV films or well-known series that are shot here. The versatility of Bavaria with its various subsidiaries is not well known to many. This also applies to my friends to whom I told about my summer holiday internship at BFI. No, I’m not going to “Storm of Love” or “Rosenheim Cops.” BFI makes image films, I corrected again and again and could hardly wait!

The first day
After a short briefing in the coffee machine – to keep my own caffeine level in the green area for the next 6 weeks – I already started: brainstorming in the postproduction. I already knew brainstorming sessions from my school’s Film AG, but I was surprised how much faster, more efficient and still fun such a brainstorming among motion graphic artists and editors is. In just under 30 minutes, a good 20 ideas were collected, which were later evaluated, rejected or worked out.

Creativity is in the air
When I have editorial tasks, I sit in the editorial office. It’s pretty quiet here. This is completely different with motion graphics. It’s a busy place. Ideas buzz through the room; discussions are lively. Creativity is in the air. To my surprise, the projects are progressing quickly despite or perhaps precisely because of this lively exchange.

In the sacred halls
Every now and then my jobs actually lead me to the FTA, the film and theatre equipment! What initially looks like a flea market is in fact an oversized collection of furniture, small props and fabrics. Here you will find shelves full of porcelain – either kitschy as by Grandma Erna or ultramodern as in “The Hunger Games”. Hundreds of different chairs, lamps and toys stand side by side in harmony. To look around these “holy halls” as an intern is something very special!

Of course, not all internships are that exciting. Writing transcripts, for example, can be really tedious – especially if the content is boring. Rewind and rewind tapes again and again and type out what has been said. But hey, everybody has to start small! And I hope very much that I can come back after graduation – again without a storm of love


BMW accessories perfectly presented

“Terres Noires – “Black earths” is the mythtical name for the fascinating hilly landscapes of black slate gravel in Provence. This is the setting for the new spot for BMW Accessories and Specialized. An action-packed film that triggers the spirit of adventure in us with breathtaking biking scenes and nature shots. Not only the strong Specialized bikes were perfectly presented. Also impressive: BMW’s stylish and practical accessories such as bicycle holders and floor mats.Continue Reading..


Karma – rationally explained

What’s hidden behind the terms “good karma” or “bad karma”? Our video “Karma – rationally explained” provides the answer – short, catchy and entertaining. But the film not only explains the spiritual principle behind karma, it also shows what is possible in the area of digital effects to develop contemporary and entertaining films.

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Cartoon animation vs. live action: Know, how to decide

Present complex topics in a simple manner. Communicate dry information in a fresh way. Who doesn’t want this? Everyone can do boring – especially when it comes to How-To videos! But the decision of working with animation or live action, needs to be carefully considered.

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Morphing put into Practice – The Holo-Stylus Teaser for Holo-Light

Properly executed, morphing offers endless possibilities for transforming one person into another. But this special effect also has its pitfalls. Using a promotional teaser for the latest product from Holo-Light, we show you how to create this special effect successfully .

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Better Than Reality? Advantages and disadvantages of virtual learning worlds

Just let your imagination go wild… Virtual Reality (VR) allows a fascinating view into what will be possible in the future. Like in Star Trek we might be able to relax in ‘Holosuites’, meet imaginary people from the past and decide what we want to do where and when. The imagination has no limits – the implementation, however, still has.

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Moving Images – Employer Branding Part III: The Use of Videos in an Employee’s Journey.

Create more variety and emotions along an employee’s journey. Take advantage of the diverse possibilities of moving images in the individual phases by standing out from a communication point of view, by creating a unique feature and by therefore improving a candidate’s experience!Continue Reading..


Our image clip for Bavaria Film wins gold in Cannes!

The jury awarded Bavaria Film’s “Ideas set in motion” with the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Award in Gold.

We are of course very happy that this “in-house commissioned production” is so well received and congratulate Bavaria Film on choosing the right production agency!

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How Beautiful Images Become an Emotional Experience. A Little Excursion into the World of Working with Images.

When we think about films with strong images, there’s usually quite a few feature films and film productions that pop into our mind. Many of the aspects that work in feature films can be transferred to our work as well, as a corporate video needs strong, visual means and a powerful narrative to achieve a memorable storyline.

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