Users of digital TV watch less TV

A new study claims that users who utilize digital technology for watching TV actually end up watching less.

Experimental Documentary: “Stuttgart in Ton”

I uploaded a new video project: Stuttgart in Ton (length: 4min). Stuttgart in Ton is an audiovisual portrait of Stuttgart’s acoustics. Following the course of a day, the documentary shows the four themes traffic, work, recreation and night. Visual and auditive impressions get interwoven to become the rhythm of the city. It does not contain […]

No-Budget Movie Making in a Train

Our last short movie, Zeiträume (German only… sorry), was shot to large parts in a train. As you can imagine, one can choose easier locations to shoot a movie. For those of you, who plan a similar endeavor (and everyone else interested), I want to describe what we did to get Zeiträume shot.

DVD-Rs are Evil

» Deutsch Did you ever wonder what the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R is? Each time I was buying blank DVDs I wondered… and then ignored it. Both standards are equally expensive and my DVD writer can write both.

Blogging is Education

By reading weblogs, you can learn stuff. So can you by reading other articles online, that’s not particularly surprising. What is special about weblogs is that you can also learn by writing articles. Unless you are writing a stupid copycat article, writing an article requires quite a mental effort. To write a good article, you […]

The Risks of Storytelling as a Blogging Technique

Some people claim that storytelling is the most powerful copywriting technique. Recently, Brian Clark extended this claim to writing blog articles and wrote an exemplary story-like article. Being interested in movie making, I am fascinated in the power of storytelling as well. Nevertheless, you should not forget that every technique has associated risks and might […]

Your Brain Needs a Swapfile

Our brains are powerful machines, capable of things that computer engineers are still dreaming of. But just like those primitive computers, our brains need swapfiles.

Discover New Music That You Love (or at least like)

Music is great. Music is manifold. Everyone has his own taste of music. What is loved by one might be refused by the next. These different preferences make it pretty difficult to find new great music. The spectrum is – fortunately – large, but finding the music that appeals to you personally turns out to […]

Conclusion « Discovering Music That You Love (6/6)

Besides all this fancy new technology, you should not forget those primitive methods to find great new music. You can still ask friends for recommendations, listen in your record store to an unknown CD because it has an interesting name or simply looks pretty. The success rates of these “analog” techniques are surprisingly high.

Pandora « Discovering Music That You Love (4/6)

Similar to Last.fm, Pandora is a personalized radio system, but without community features. It does not use a separate player application, but a Flash player on its homepage.