Journal

Thoughts from my daily life

Journal

I post notes about imaginaries, music, photography, technology, my travels & everything else that comes to my mind. Posts are not necessarily connected to my work.

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My Super8 8mm Experiment – 8mm motion picture film format

8mm film is a motion picture film standard developed by Kodak in 1932 to create a cheap “home movie” format. Its most famous filmed sequence undoubtedly being the Zapruder film, capturing the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Super8 was released in 1965 and quickly adopted by amateur film-makers providing better image quality and picture size. With its innovative cartridge-loading system it became an easy to use system and inspired millions of people around the […]

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Leicina Special

My Super8 8mm Experiment – LEICINA SPECIAL

Last time I visited my parents, I took the LEICINA SPECIAL with me. It’s a Super8 8mm film camera produced by Ernst Leitz GmbH in Germany between 1972 and 1977. Ernst Leitz GmbH is the former corporation of Leica Camera AG. The LEICINA SPECIAL records on 8mm film cartridges up to 50ft in length at frame rates of 9,18 25 and 54 as well single frame with automatic exposure (Leicinamatic) with manual focus and macro ability. It comes with a Optivaron f1.8/6-66mm lense. There […]

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intophoto

intophoto gets it’s 360° photo box for product photography

intophoto – intosite’s new photo studio – gets it’s 360° photo box for automatically cropped product photography. The setup took quite some time, but now it’s ready. The technology is provided by Fast Forward Imaging, a Berlin based technology startup that is part of the portfolio of companies the Ganske Media Group invested in. To give an idea about the potential of the technology developed by Fast Forward Imaging, the team at at intosystems – the IT department of intosite […]

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Leica M8

Me and the Leica M8

Ever since its introduction in 2006, the Leica M8 had a special place in my heart. It was Leica’s first digital M camera and to me it exemplified a perfect transition from analog to digital photography. The camera provided virtually a similar experience to the analog Leica M7 and its predecessors and this was an amazing achievement in comparison to most manufacturers where first digital cameras lacked substantially in user experience and build quality compared to analog predecessors. Despite issues […]

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Elbjazz Festival 2013 – Jamie Cullum live

I went to the Elbjazz Festival again. Apart from some very rainy weather, it can be said that Jamie Cullum was by far the best act I have ever seen in Hamburg so far. Aloe Blacc was not that convincing so we left for the Mojo Club Night.

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Flying Toasters Full Screen

Flying Toasters – For those of you who remember…

Isn’t this amazing? As ridiculous as it might sound. It brings back memories from my childhood. The nostalgia almost makes we want to look for old Macintosh computers I could revive. Check it out: The Return of the Flying Toasters, a tribute to After Dark by N. Landsteiner, www.masswerk.at

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Roland TD 40KV V-Drums Demo

Roland TD-30KV V-Drums Demo

I like the all new ROLAND TD-30KV Flagship V-Drums with advanced sensing technology and SuperNATURAL sounds. With a rather steep price point of around 7.000 € it is nothing for a quick buy though.  In any case, I think this is as close as it gets to a natural feel on electronic drums. Having tried the flagship models of the competition, it is safe to that Yamaha or Alesis are no match for Roland. The feel of the mesh heads is years […]

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Internet Color Palette

The Color of the Internet

For many months now, I am thinking about one question: What color is the internet? My guess: the internet is blue. We in Germany know from advertising that electricity is yellow (there is a supplier called Yellowstrom), so everything has to have a color. It might be a stupid question or a quite deep one, whatever you prefer. Although it is impossible to actually answer the question, one of my ideas is this: take the top 100,000,000 web sites, reduce it’s home […]

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Steve Lukather on Tour

Steve Lukather live on stage in Hamburg

On friday, 11.11.11, I enjoyed Steve Lukather on his All’s Well That End Well tour live on stage at the Markthalle in Hamburg. He was accompanied by Eric Valentine on drums, Renee Jones on bass and the marvelous Steve Weingart on keyboards. As a huge fan of TOTO and Steve himself, it is needless to say, it was a great show. Basically, I followed the career of Steve my entire life (at least as long as I can remember) and also witnessed TOTO in […]

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