Category: Good to know


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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“Don’t film with animals or children! Correct or not?”

“The two Dobermans race down the street like two dark arrows, closely chasing a man. Their fledged teeth and loud barking seem menacing.” This is what the script tells us. To actually get there, however, can be a long, partly amusing but mainly educational journey.

Studioproduktion TVC weeCONOMY“Don’t shoot with animals or children!”
On the set you get an idea of what this old film rule is all about. The smallest of your concerns is that the four-legged stars could steal someone’s show. Rather, everything takes longer and the regulations are strict. And even stricter when children are involved. Many permits have to be obtained and it depends on the age of the children, how long they are allowed on set and these times need to be recorded in the schedule. Fortunately it is easier with animals – but still subject to approval according to § 11 I S. 1 No. 3b of the Animal Protection Act. Of course a good animal trainer knows this and what is important on set. Would you like a little tester?

Feeding and petting forbidden
Everyone loves to play with animals, especially dogs. The ones on set, however, cannot be petted. “No stroking and no feeding,” says the animal trainer as it disturbs their concentration. And as their concentration is quickly lost, the animals should be brought onto the set only when everything and everyone is actually ready to film.

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What to Watch Out for When Filming with a Drone?

More and more often, drones are used in professional video productions. Using this technique, images and emotions are created which, until now, could only be realized with high production costs and immense effort. However, a lot of legal requirements need to be considered for every drone production. Our production manager and director Stefanie Behr spoke with Christian Breuer, managing director at our partner firm All About Video GmbH.

Drohnen-Dreh Bavaria-Filmstudios 2016

(Copyright: Tom Streubel, 2016)

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