[artinfo] create a "commercial for a concept"
adele at c3.hu
Fri Feb 2 01:23:59 CET 2007
commercial for a concept
Based on the consideration that not only products
- but also concepts and ideas need publicity,
this project is about producing "commercials for
a concept". What is a concept? Let´s answer with
an example: "I suggest: Friesenpool" is a
commercial that promotes the building of an
open-air public pool, instead of another office
building in the city center. The idea was to
improve the quality of life and to create a new
symbol for the urban center. A concept is
everything but a product I guess. But this is not
really true. Publicity for a product that doesn´t
exist is a"commercial for a concept" as well. We
feel a need for new concepts and ideas regarding
our public and personal lives. Let´s promote them!
Do you know anything that should be promoted?
Like an inventive product that should be
produced, a better way to organize society, some
details in life that easily can be changed but
nobody does? There are always inventions coming
into our minds. In general, we let them go
because we have other things to do. Not this
time! And if you are a professional who created
an idea, concept or inventive product that should
be promoted - even better! "commercial for a
concept" is about promoting what turns things
upside down. Write a few lines about your idea or
concept. An image or drawing might improve the
presentation. The submitted ideas and concepts
are published on the "commercialforaconcept.com"
website. All the copyrights of the idea (if any)
stay with you. We would just like to promote it.
Video directors choose an idea and produce a
commercial for it. The resulting series of
commercials will be shown under the title "ideas
for europe" at the 53rd International Short Film
FestivalOberhausen 2007 and at other venues. They
will be published on DVD by"Raum fuer Projektion".
We would be really glad if you are interested in
producing a "commercialfor a concept". Just go to
choose a concept (or/and submit one yourself),
and produce a commercial for it. Of course you
will participate in the returns of the DVD, or of
subsequent screenings or broadcasting on TV.
Please get in touch with us before starting... We
consider "commercials"as a visually-advanced
short film format that can be used to promote concepts.
Ursula Böckler & Georg Graw mail:
<mailto:grawboeckler at gmx.de>grawboeckler at gmx.de
deadline for finished clips
30 March 2007 (premiere is scheduled on 4 May)
Please send a file (DV PAL or DV NTSC, Quicktime
or AVI, Sound: 48khz/16bit) on DVD-R or CD-R or a
Mini-DV tape (PAL only). Please DON´T send a video-dvd or mp2 files.
Michael Heydebreck, Auenweg 173,Gebaeude 9, D-51063 Cologne, Germany.
commercial for a concept:
raum fuer projektion:
international short film festival oberhausen:
"commercialfor a concept" is a project by Graw
Böckler. "ideas for europe" is commissioned by
the 53rd International Short Film Festival
Oberhausen 2007. Produced with a grant from the
Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of
Germany. Graw Böckler are video directors
specialized in the short format. They run "Raum
fuer Projektion" - an independent DVD-Label and
temporary projection space based in Cologne / Germany.
We are very interested in ideas, concepts &
commercials from people whose work we don´t know.
Please understand that we can not guarantee
participation in the project. Let us know if you have further questions.
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