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Earthquake in Harlem – everything shakes!

Calm down! There is no need to call the emergency service but I warn you that your whole office might start dancing to a catchy beat. What am I talking about? Others who are honest followers of the video-sharing website youtube
It’s the Harlem Shake.

But what the Harlem is that?

The so called “Harlem Shake” is a dance originating in Harlem in 1981. The self-purported inventor of the dance was “Al B“, a Harlem resident. He explained in 2003 that the Harlem Shake was “a drunken state, it’s an alcoholic shake, but it’s fantastic, everybody loves it and everybody appreciates it.” (dailydot.com)
It is a uncoordinated mix of waving arms and swinging hips to no rhythm. Everything is decorated with movements of sexual acts on a sudden impulse.
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Podcasting

Hi and Hello fellas,

I’ve skipped the part of my filmstudies on my blog because there were actually no footage which was worth uploading and sharing it. Most of it are test shots and technical trainings which I will spare you with!

But now we’ll move on to Podcasts and how to do all that stuff.
So I went to a christmas fare (quite popular in Germany) and asked people:
“Is it disrespectful to the family to go to a bar or a pub on christmas eve?”

You’ll find the answer in the following podcast but only if you are ready to learn some more German unfortunately…
Enjoy!

It’s still a partly unedited version so be patient with me please 🙂

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Journalism 101 – News

So I’ve entered a new sort of area of studies, the journalism part, and we were trained in analysing and writing short news recently.
The task was to write a short news about something happened in your “hood”.

I’m sorry for my English fellas but the following text is in German because I am German and I “procrastinate away” the translation…
The good thing about it? You can train your high-level German reading abilities. I know you can!
He we go:
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Offroad

After the immense traffic on my new blog after the last post, I was quite surprised how many people are actually reading this blog.
Of course I’ll continue writing about my studies and stuff! But you’ll need to know that I saw this & appreciate your interest!

The weekend after my last course I went outside to a nice garden area close to where I live to shoot some more pictures.
I wanted to try more than the tasks “allowed” me to do at uni.
Unfortunately it was a rainy day…
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Theory goes practical

Finally!

After hours of theory about all the different kinds of creative subjects, I had my “first” practical experience in class.
It wasn’t quite a challenge but after all it was handy to repeat everything theoretical again and use it afterwards in specific tasks.

I’m talking about DSLR-cameras.
Or the short way Digital Single Lense Reflector Camera.
Like the Canon EOS I can count to my beloved belongings!

Our tasks for today were experiencing exposure and aperture in combination with other settings
like ISO, depth of field and the focal distance of each lens.

You can see the results in the following pictures on flickr.

groupshotfront groupshotlecturermotion 1motion freeze 1motion freeze 2
motion 22nd motion 12nd motion 22nd motion 32nd motion 42nd motion freeze 1
2nd motion freeze 2depth of field 1depth of field 2dof pracitce 1dof practice 2portrait practice
zoom practice

(Photography Class on flickr)

See ya soon!