Recent Works from Students of the HBK Film Class (Germany)

Every year at the HBK Open House, the students of the Film Class present their new works. In addition to a two-hour film program, they also exhibit photo works, sound installations and video installations. The program presented here includes some of the single-channel works from the academic year 2010/11. These film/videos feature all the technical possibilities that are available to the Film Class: from hand-developed 16mm film to computer-generated “signals”. The students are free to choose their own artistic tools. The crucial factor is always the student’s personal worldview, creativity and power of imagination. This has resulted in very diverse visual worlds: besides formal/abstract works, there are also documentary ones and poetic/intimate ones. However, the focus and interest of each auteur is to report on the self as an individual, and on one’s personal view of the world.

Martina Gromadzki – Mondschein | Moonlight
6:40 min | 2011 | HDV (16:9) | col | sound (stereo)

Mira Amadea & Jaime Vasconcelos – An Interview with João Tratae
6:16 min | 2011 | DV (4:3) | sw | sound (english, english subtitled)

Meike Redeker – MantraSkulptur | MantraSculpture
5:44 min | 2011 | DV (16mm) | col | silent

Erik Pauhrizi – Temple[of]hope
4:00 min | 2011 | HDV (16:9) | col | sound (indonesian, english subtitled)

Enrico Viets – Die Runde Null | About Zero
7:48 min | 2011 | HDV (16:9) | col | sound (german, english subtitled)

cylixe – Nereïd
4:54 min | 2011 | HD (16:9) | col | sound

Lukas Hofmann – Bohemian X – Energy
6:48 min | 2011 | HD (16:9) | col | sound (german, english subtitled)

(Curated by Michael Brynntrup)


Malaysian Students Works

This short student program consists of 7 short videos/animations done by students of the Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM) at Multimedia University, and of the Drama & Visuals Department at New Era College. The short and sweet four stop-motion animations Butterfly, Death, Heli & Jet and Morning Sickness were done by FCM students in their first year. This is the time where they strengthen their grasp in story design and implement animation principles into their work. All four works were done with a stop-motion technique, which is quite a challenging and tedious task for the juniors. Video Flow is like a serene still picture of nature and when you stare at it long enough, it starts to move. While Flow seems to stretch time and have a meditative quality, Time Disorder uses elliptical editing to condense time, and in a non-linear fashion. Wickate, is a final year student project where more complicated filmmaking techniques are being explored. It adapts the style of classical noir and has an expressionist approach in aesthetics and storytelling.

Time Disorder – Thian Siew Kim
3:14 min | 2011

Flow – Chew Win Chen
3:13 min | 2011

Wickate – Niralji
8:30 min | 2011

Morning Sickness – Aizat
0:50 min

Death – Behrooz
0:50 min | 2010

Butterfly – Maryam
0:50 min | 2010

Heli & Jet – Shareez Azrai
0:50 min | 2010

(Curated by Azman Zulkiply & Kok Siew Wai)