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A Berlin Minute

I hadn’t dabbled with timelapse videos in quite a while. Seeing how the Airborn Studios office provides a nice view, I thought I might try a shot or two again. And after three of boringly grey weather, the sun showed up for once. The result is fine – not great though. Turns out that even cameras 2014 flagship smartphone are utterly prone to image banding. Not to mention the obligatory noise in low-light situations.

Slapped together the video above and added a bit of music Ian Dorsch, Senior Vice President of Audio Wizardry, had composed a while ago – with his permission, of course.

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The Sound of Berlin at Midnight

The other weekend I was weaseling around to shoot some nightime photos. Some of which may pop up here at some point. Didn’t actually have to point you that way though because you knew that already. Right? … ? Ah well.

It was at around midnight that I stopped by at the Victory Column because I had heard a bit of music from a distance. Turns out a street musican was practicing in the ditch of unlit tunnel. Given that no one else was around to listen, it was a bit of a mystical moment. Obviously, the camera battery had to crap out right then, so I only got this one take.

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The A Maze Berlin 2014 Aftermath Post

So yeah, that thing happened again. And it was absolutely grand as I got to listen to many presentations covering a diverse range of topics, ran into many familiar faces and got to know new interesting people.  It’s hard to believe that it’s only the third event given how quickly it has grown, and there’s pretty much no way the A Maze Berlin (technically: “A MAZE. / Berlin” … yeah…) is not going to grow further next year due to the momentum.

For the first time the festival was split across two locations: All presentations and workshops were done in the WYE, whereas the exhibition now received the full space at last year’s location, the Urban Spree. I’d say it would be nicer if the two places were a bit closer to each other, making it more convenient to spontaneously switch if needed. Still, after last year’s conference it was pretty much inevitable and the exhibition did benefit a great deal from becoming a separate entity. According to the A Maze team 3800 people (conference attendees included) stopped by over the course of 2.5 days.

Zee Germans among you can read my write-up at the usual place. I also took tons of photos, trying to capture talks, the general atmosphere and the sense of wonder, joy and surprise people expressed at the exhibition.

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