Festivals, fairs and concerts, live events focussing on music, performance or reenactment
Wine, roasted boar, honey pies, laughter, music, juggling, show fights and a huge bonfire. What more could warm every Schwarzenbach and surrounding area’s citizens’ hearts than the annual cheerful celtic-themed midsummer-night’s fair „Celtovation“ in southeastern Lower Austria.
In the three days we’ve been there not only did the organizers gather a host of 40+ armoured and armed celtic warriors from all over Europe, firebreathing stiled jugglers, a petting zoo of all the beasts our countrymen from 2000 years ago could have known and more crafting and cooking activities any child could finish in a single day, but also a pire of wood, or rather entire trees, that would burn for hours and stretch high into the sky for many miles to see. Needless to say anyone present now can’t wait for next year’s solstice celebrations and the celtovation festival to finally come by again.
Thomas Dickbauer, the sawmill’s manager, never shies away from inviting new thought provoking and varied guests and artists and we’ve been lucky enough to be booked for the event not for the first time and therefore grow more and more familiar with the location, crew and atmosphere to get the most out of the scenic setup and light situation.
Drawing thousands of tourists and visitors, families and hobby historians, the grounds offer a convincing and awe inspiring glance into a high class roman citizen’s daily life unlike any other facility or museum, offering colorful mosaics, warm water baths, high halls of marble and even the typical roman toilets. Obviously our short promotional video could not grasp all aspects a personal visit ever could but hopefully it evokes in you what it was meant to in a general public: arouse curiosity and tempt to see it all oneself.
Additionally, we made a trailer for the Roman Festival 2017 in Carnuntum:
There is usually a simple distinction, either a concert is held indoors, or open air, Schlierbach OÖ’s annual Jazz im Hoizwerk concert however, is neither and both. Under the roof of the Dickbauer sawmill’s wood storage hall both Jazz performances and lectures on wood-relevant subjects are held in the storm-proof facilities – that year was indeed accompanied by power-outage level tempests – while personell, sound technical equipment and emergency power supply was in cooperation provided by the dedicated organizers of the rock im dorf festival.
A Portrait inside a portrait was the idea for this music-video. We tried to capture a side of our home city of Linz, which undoubtedly has some kind of dark, lonely tone, with the band members of redkin, being the guides and protagonists on this impressionistic tour. It was our first attempt of making a modern, urban landscape video with the latest technique of video production, allowing us to transform a series of pictures into a small video clip, capturing a wider time frame and condensing it into a few seconds scene.
A timelapse-slider, produced in Austria, helped us to achieve a look between fast movement inside the image borders and the slow movement of the camera’s frame itself. This dialectic was used to give the impression of a lonely existence, isolated in a world, where all surroundings appear accelerated and estranged. We used portrait shots of the band members, slowed down to a minimum, to higher this contrast. Another interesting detail about the production is our salute to the “Linzer Eisenbahnbrücke” (The old industrial bridge) across the Danube river, which we portrayed, the day, right before the city started it’s demolition.