Academy Of Media Arts Cologne

The name "Academy of Media Arts" itself expresses the entire spectrum of interests supported by teaching and research at this institution, namely art in the age of its technological (re)production. The process of formulating and developing the interaction between artistic imagination, theoretical and historical knowledge and individual expression by means of new media places high demands on students as well as on the academic staff of the Academy. Both are working together to create a small utopia which involves bringing together and integrating those processes and interrelated interests in academic practice that continuously threaten to drift apart in everyday professional practice. An essential element of this process is also the joint development of a media/cultural identity, one conscious of its own social, political, aesthetic and ethical obligations. Today's media are social institutions.

Our utopia has not only the power of the idea on its side, but the future as well. A first-class training for creative work in the emerging technologies can only be achieved through a symbiosis of art and culture, of poetry, sc... [ Read All ]



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Student Facilities

* Video recording studio with 4 cameras and lighting grid; commentary booth for sound recordings

* Video production gallery and post-production suite 1, digitally-based editing facilities and effects generator (tape formats: D1, Betacam SP, Hi8, S-VHS)
* Hi8/Betacam post-production suite

* Post-production suite 2 and 3 component Betacam SP, (3 Betacam SP machines)

* Experimental studio (film/video) with mobile lighting, bluebox, image production and post-production Harry suite with "Flash-Harry", "Flash-Effects", "Paintbox", flint RT

* Electronic (video) and manually operated (film) animation board

* Graphics system with "paintbox" and rostrum camera

* 2 digital editing systems (AVID)

* Sound studio with digital mixer and recorder for film and video post-production

* MIDI Studio (keyboards, samplers, etc.) with various items of software, (Cubase Audio, Sounddesigner, MAX etc.)

* Cutting rooms and telecine for 16mm and 35mm film

* Screening facilities for all film formats (16mm/35mm, Sepmag, Dolby SR) and video projection in all formats and television standards including data projection

* Equipment ...  [ Read All ]