Category Archives: Games

Game productions of and with students of Trickfilmklasse Kassel.

DRÜCK MICH at TRICKFILMFESTIVAL

With the International Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart http://www.itfs.de/, the “DRÜMICH” exhibition at the Stuttgarter Metropol Kino ended on May 10th. During the festival there were interactive works of the class. The way of the festival visitors to the cinema hall was lined with exciting experiences!

All exhibited works tried to provide the visitors with innovative ideas and partly very sophisticated technology a special and unexpected animation experience. The range of the 11 contributions from the mysterious loop puzzle to the trick-film fitness machine ranged. Once you were a player of God, sometimes you were able to survive the little Piotr on the cold roads of Russia and in the meantime one caught a glimpse through the forbidden doorhole. Thus, the Kassel works were able to elicit almost every visitor a smile or at least a smirk and sweeten the walk to the cinema hall. For the artistic director of the festival, Ulrich Wegenast, it was clear that the “DRUCK ME” exhibition should again be a welcome part of the festival next year – with new works and perhaps also in a different place.

DRÜCK MICH

Interactive animation installations by the students of the Kunsthochschule Kassel at the 16th International Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart 2009.

How is it, as Almighty God, to wander over the earth? Can you prevent the little Pyotr from freezing on the streets of Russia? Will you be able to elicit your own piece of music from the mysterious deep sea? And: Can you train the aerobic lady to a true “woman with muscles”?

At the 16th International Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart, the audience from 5 to 10 May 2009 has the opportunity to find the answer to these questions. After all, the students of the Trickfilmklasse and the Neue Medien class of the Kunsthochschule Kassel have united themselves to a new concept: Animators and programmers try together to break the conventional genre animation film by leaving the linear thread of a story behind them. The result: the viewer decides what will happen. He becomes a player, a director, an actor. The movie experience will be direct! Interactive! Kassel Interactive!

With works from: Tobias Bilgeri, Felix Böttcher, Gerard Delmas, Damian Harmata, Kun Jia, Nico Kilian, Nils Knoblich, Fabian Koppenhöfer, Seoyeun Lee, Maurice Quentin, Lea Schönfelder, Sebastian Stamm, Dennis Stein-Schomburg, Lukas Thiele, Stefan Vogt

Time: 5th – 10th May 2009

Presentation of the works by the filmmakers on Friday, 8th May at 4 pmPlace: Entrance hall of the Metropol cinema Stuttgart / Bolzstraße 10

 

Interactive in Chongqing

From 10th September to 15th October 2008 six students of the courses of New Media and Animation with Prof. Ursula Panhaus-Bühler have been invited to Chongqing/VR China. Together with the students of Animation of Go Shau Han, they have been working at the Sichuan University of Fine Arts [http://www.scfai.edu.cn/] for 5 weeks.

The workshops included Software VVVV (Felix Böttcher) and Adventure Games Studio (Gerard Delmas). In the end a big exhibition with the title “Interaction” was put together.

20 German-Chinese interactive projects were made.

After collecting so many great experiences during the project, it is planned to maintain the cooperation of New Media and Animated Cartoons in Germany and possibly to travel to China once again.

Participating students from Kassel: Stefan Vogt, Lea Schönfelder (Animation) / Anna Rieger, Felix Böttcher, Gerard Delmas, Tobias Hellwig (New Media)