My most recent work

Dear Followers,
thanks for the last few years! You are great people and I really appreciate that. I know I haven't been around much in the last 2 years and you might have noticed that I started to work in a not blog-related field. I want to show you some parts of my recent work.
Actually not the parts I earned money with, but the ones I was part of because I love my job and I work with very lovely and talented people and whenever we don't work to pay our rent, we continue working to satisfy our inner child (or demon, you never know).

In May 2014 I decided to produce an audio play. After years and years working in film business I needed an unknown challenge. I had a great but very sophisticated idea, talked to a friend, Flo, who also happens to be a director and we decided to just do it. We decided on an easier idea and I wrote the first draft of the play. It's nothing great, although it is very personal. In the cast you find some of our favorite actors, aka friends :). We went to the studio for a weekend (drinking lots of vanilla coke) and recorded and mastered the shit out of our script and material.

Here you can listen to the audio play: HOLD THE LINE (german)

Last summer, after a few weeks of shooting in the mountains I felt pretty burned out but one of my closer friends was working on this. He asked me for my professional support and this is what we accomplished:

Thanks to this project I even found a few new friends. I met Anna, the 1st AD, at a party and she told me she'd like to work in this position once to try it out. Well, I recommended her as a substitute for me and she is so great I'm really proud of her.
Before this project I have heard a lot about the co-director, Markus, but somehow we never met. It was love at first sight. We simply understood each other and it was great fun to meet up and talk talk talk and when we had to leave we continued conversing via text message. It was so helpful and funny. Big work-love, seriously!

Last week I worked on a Music Video for a viennese a cappella duo. My friend Elias, the director, asked me if I wanted to be the art director. Well, I didn't have ANY experience in this field but it sounded like fun. Said and done. I love my team. It was sooo exhausting, hardly any sleep for a few days in a row but the girls Rhina, Sarah, Constanze and Flora were incredible.
We had to build a wall from scratch on a very low budget and I have to say, Nic, whom I just got to know on this project, did a great job. We were both totally tired and our plans were so stupid but together be built this f$%* wall and you can see it here:

The video will hopefully be released soon and I am totally looking forward to it because I'm absolutely sure it will look amazing. UH-MAZING!

Here are the links to some older stuff:


Weekend Writing Challenge #7

Heute habe ich wieder bei der Weekend Writing Challenge mitgemacht. Das Bild dazu findet ihr hier.

Macht doch nächstes Wochenende auch mit!

Exotische Stoffe 

So hatte Irene sich ihr Leben nicht vorgestellt. Ihre Kollegin Hilde kam jedes Mal mit großen Geschichten von letzter Nacht und noch den Spuren ihrer Abenteuer am Körper zur Arbeit, während sie und Maria schon seit längerem am Bügeln waren. Sie bügelten um ihren Unterhalt, hatten sich in der Nachbarschaft einen Namen gemacht und bügelten die Kleider, die wunderschönen Kleider ihrer Nachbarinnen. Hilde hatte sich mit vielen ihrer Kundinnen angefreundet und wurde dann zu den exklusiven Tanzabenden eingeladen, während Irene und Maria sich darum kümmerten, dass die Aufträge rechtzeitig fertig wurden.Natürlich brachte Hilde die meisten Kundinnen. Wie konnte es denn auch anders sein? Steckten die beiden anderen doch großteils in ihrem Bügelzimmer.Langsam führte das zu Spannungen. Irene musste sich bemühen, nicht wütend zu werden, wenn Hilde wieder und wieder von ihren Abenteuern erzählte. Von genau solchen Abenteuern hatte Irene geträumt, als sie das Elternhaus verlassen hatten. Sie wollte tanzen und trinken und feiern, zwischendurch ein bisschen arbeiten und dann weiterziehen und exotische Orte kennen lernen.Das einzig Exotische in ihrem jetzigen Leben waren die tollen Stoffe und Muster der Kleider die sie bügelte.


Weekend Writing Challenge

Hey folks! 

Just a few explanatory words before I get started. My friend Ines Häufler, a professional story consultant, had the wonderful idea to start a weekend writing challenge – she posts a photo on saturday and somewhen during the weekend you take 20 minutes to write a short story. On Sunday she then posts her story on her blog and you can put a link to your story in a comment. Obviously the more people join in on the challenge the less awkward it gets and the more fun it is to participate.

So today I took my 20 minutes off my Facebook time and wrote kind of a story as requested. I wrote in German because I thought that my writing skills in English might be a bit embarrassing. Actually now I think it's probably not a question of language ;)
If you like the idea don't be shy! Join in next weekend and share with as many friends and followers so I feel less embarrassed by my writing "skills" (because sometimes drowning in the crowd is just so comfy).

Here's the picture and my story:

Was für ein herrlicher Tag. Was für ein unglaublicher Tag. Der Tag, an dem wir die Karten für das Beatles Konzert bekommen haben. Im Nachhinein betrachtet ist dieser Tag sogar bedeutender gewesen als das Konzert selber.Wir waren so aufgeregt. So unfassbar aufgeregt. Die ganze Welt hat sich auf einmal nur noch um den 12. September gedreht.
Ich und M waren außer uns vor Freude, J war ein bisschen paralysiert. Sie war nicht ganz sicher, ob ihre Eltern sie gehen lassen würden. Natürlich haben sie es erlaubt. Wir waren die größten Fans aller Zeiten, und nachdem wir schon gemeinsam in der Wiege gelegen sind, dann gemeinsam in die Schule gegangen sind, war es klar, dass wir auch gemeinsam zum Konzert gehen müssen.
Der Tag an dem wir die Tickets bekommen haben, als J die Hosen voll hatte, war der letzte Tag unserer gemeinsamen Kindheit.
Das klingt jetzt so dramatisch, war es aber gar nicht. Wir wurden einfach erwachsen. Oder zumindest erwachsener.
Das Übliche einfach. Plötzlich geht es um Jungs, dann um Männer, dann um Babies oder Karriere.
Wir haben uns nie aus den Augen verloren und viele Momente geteilt, aber der Tag, an dem wir die Karten für das Beatles Konzert bekommen haben, der war einer der besten Tage unserer Jugend. Wir hatten das Gefühl, uns stünde die Welt offen.


There and back again …

WOW! I'm back!
The last year was a bit crazy. When I realized I wasn't sewing and crafting for fun anymore but for all the markets, I decided to make a break. I didn't think it'd take a year.
So what happened … I had my first real job, I quit my first real job, I decided I wanted to be in film business, now I work in film business, I started finishing my uni-stuff (still doing the starting of the finishing) and apparently after a year I decided to start sewing again. Just for fun (and because one of my best friends needs a bridesmaids dress).

I started with some warm-up exercises, like a summerdress and short hipsterpants (actually I used my pajama as a pattern, but it works well ;).
I used a very nice cotton-linen fabric with stripes in green, red and blue and elastic band because I don't like zippers. How wonderful were the days as a child when every skirt, pant and dress had elastic band instead of zippers, buttons or any vanguarde fastening. Well enough nostalgia. See the results:

For the bridesmaids dress I created a pinterest (mood)board, because I want my friend to see where my inspiration comes from and so we can easily discuss several ideas. If you want you can have a look too.


Busy days … head in the clouds

Look at that! On Sunday I started a pullover from some srilankan fabric and today I finished it.
It looks gorgeous and I'll wear it tonight for a meeting.

… and when I was finished I was so into sewing and couldn't stop so I made some …

… handwarmers :). Probably the easiest thing to make form a bit of jersey.