August 20, 2016

Olympic Diary: Rio de Janeiro 2016

After months of working for TV program UM4 (rbb) and hosting various shows, I landed a gig during the Summer Olympics in Rio.

The local afternoon magazine TV program zibb (rbb) asked me to do a diary of the city in 10 chapters during the games, since I live in Brasil half of the year anyway and happened to be there.

It was quite a tough job, sometimes the working days were 16 hours long. Not necessarily because of the duration of the shooting or editing, but because of the traffic in Rio.

Nevertheless, it was a great experience that involved meeting with activists, athletes and random people on the street.

I took a peak into the mechanics of the Brazilian sport system, visited a military base and went to demonstrations.

As great as it was, I'm glad I can relax now for a bit. Let's see what comes up next. And yeah, the bits are all in German. If I can find the energy I put subtitles to them soon...

January 25, 2016

Don't call it a comeback...

Well. Anyone working long term on a documentary needs a hustle to pay the bills. I had some luck with that in recent months.

First of all, Berlin indie mainstay and "Best Radio Station in the World", Flux FM has welcomed me into their family. I will pop up now and then at "Stadt.Land.Flux", weekdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Also every once in a while I'll be filling in for someone as a VJ for afternoon TV show "RBB UM4" - an ambitious set-up in which news bits are mostly filmed, edited and broadcast within hours. Challenging.

Also I continue to do voice work. Recently I've done an Albert Einstein impression for a series of educational videos produced in Australia. That will get an independent post. Here some of the things I lent my voice to recently: