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Game Zone 2019

For the third year in a row students of the animation class had the opportunity to present their works at Game Zone of the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart. Once again they were lucky to have a wide international audience to experience their games and installations.

Moreover, for the first time game students have also been part of the exhibition. The games class is working and developing at Kunsthochschule Kassel with professor Auriea Harvey since one year now.

3D printed chess game, developed by game class students.


Goodbye Thomas Meyer-Hermann!

Soon it’s time to say goodbye!

On 29th of May, Thomas Meyer-Hermann, professor of animation since 2000, will have his final lecture at Kunsthochschule Kassel. He will tell us about his decades of experience in the area of animation production, his love for animated pictures and the last secrets about the Tom’s slice of bread with jam and honey.

We are very excited and say thank you for all the years of support and inspiration!

TRICKREICH 2019

It’s February again which means that it’s time for Trickreich! As every year the animation class from Kunsthochschule Kassel presents its work of the past year. This time we’re going to discuss elementary questions like: Are scorpion and fish a good match? And what is the pineapple actually doing on the pizza?

Find out about the answers and enjoy our versatile film program!

When? 6th to 8th of February, every evening at 22:15pm.
Where? BALi cinema at Kulturbahnhof Kassel

See you there!

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Trickreich on Facebook
Design: Maren Wiese

EXAMEN award 2018 goes to stopmotion film

For her graduation film ‘Sincerely, Now Air’ Theresa Grysczok was awarded with 3000 euros at the EXAMEN exhibition 2018. Congratulations!

Theresa (on the left) at the award ceremony.

The five minute long stopmotion film is about an extreme situation during a flight:
A passenger dies on an airplane. While a stewardess tries to bring the man back to life, she deals with the requirements of her job and personal limits.

Still aus “Sincerely, Now Air”

In addition, Theresa will stay at Kunsthochschule Kassel for the Meisterschüler program 2019.


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Theresa Grysczok
Sticky Frames
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Photo award ceremony: Nicolas Wefers

Florian Maubach wins German Shortfilm Award 2018

Florian Maubach won the German Shortfilm Award in the category ‘Animated movies’ in november 2018 with his graduation short ‘Cops and Robbers’. The German Shortfilm Award is the most importand and highest remunerated Shortfilm award in Germany. Florian was given a prize of 30.000 euros to fund new film projects. Congratulations Florian!

Still from Cops and Robbers

“Cops and Robbers” gives an insight in the everyday experience of teens:

Playing Cops and Robbers on the old playground. Why am I still doing this?

While they play Cops and Robbers, Daniel begins to realize that there is something else between catching and being caught. He sees himself confronted with situations with which he does not really know how to deal with.

Still from Cops and Robbers


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Florian Maubach
Sticky Frames Facebook







Räuber & Gendarm nominated for German Short Film Award!

Good News:

Florian Maubach‘s graduation short film is nominated for the most important award for young filmmakers: the German Short Film Award.
On November 28th one film out of 288 submissions and 12 nominations will be honoured in Potsdam. Congratulations!

Since 1956 the Government annually awards the best German short films. Especially for young filmmakers the arward is an exceptional honour. The winner movie is chosen by two independent jurys.

ITFS – Here we come!

The Animation Class is invited again to exhibit at the  ITFS, one of the biggest animation festivals worldwide, and will therefore present the latest works in the Game Zone.

5 new games were developed within the last year by students of the classes of animation and new media:

Dead Herring


Your Future Game


Balance The Bottle


Shake Yer Dix


QB – A Cube’s Tale

We’re excited!

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New Media Class

 

VR Game: Dead Herring

Almost one year ago, students of animation started a cooperation with the department of chemistry of Universität Kassel. The goal was to make chemical processes and reactions that surround us everyday accessible and comprehensible to a wide range of people. The result is a virtual reality game, in which the player acts as a forensic scientists and explores his environment up to its molecular components: Dead Herring.

 

In the 17th century escaped criminals used the smell of red herrings to confuse tracker dogs and cover their track.

 


Next week Dead Herring, as well as other projects of Kunsthochschule Kassel will be exposed in the Game Zone of the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart.

 

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Review: Trickreich 18

Aaaand Trickreich is over again. One week ago, the Animationsklasse celebrated the opening of Trickreich 18 in the Gloria cinema – and quite a few people (300 on the first evening) came to see the films resulting from  the past year. It was a succesful evening with lots of laughter and approval.

That is what the HNA, the locals newspaper felt, too:


We were happy to entertain you!

(Photos: Nicolas Wefers)

See you next year!

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