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Secret places

Time travelling through the Egg Room, the magnificent director’s office, and other hidden places:

A neon-lit corridor, cold and long, leads up to the director’s office – decorated with all kinds of insignia of power. The R1 building with its rather austere exterior was once home to the television broadcaster of East...

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Growth with a clear focus

MediaCity Adlershof is expanding:

Prices for real estate in Berlin are increasing, while additional land for new businesses is scarce. The Adlershof site is becoming more densely populated. This is a new development. The doors keep turning at the office of...

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A hero’s quest

Virtual reality worlds are interactive adventure stories for the whole family:

On Sophienstrasse, in the utmost centre of Berlin, there is a gate do a different world. An infinite number of worlds, to be precise. A head-high metal frame on a plywood pedestal, a fan and a smell generator on the wall is...

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Table 4.0

System 180 GmbH develops inspiring office environments:

Agile work cultures in companies are key to master the diverse challenges of the digital age. Even large corporations are realising this. They are opening innovation labs, factories and hubs that foster creativity beyond...

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Election debates only take place every four years

Interview with Nick Zimmermann and Mike Krüger from Studio Berlin about turbulent times, the digitisation of business and the recovery of companies:

The “Kanzlerduell” TV debate, German elections – The past month have surely been eventful. Are you happy with 2017?Zimmermann: We had a very positive and busy year in a difficult market environment.Krüger: The “Kanzlerduell”...

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Retirement? No, thanks

Reinhard Mann and his team at auvisign GmbH provide their customers with video and sound:

New Year’s Eve or the World Cup party at the Brandenburg Gate, large church conventions or the German gymnastics festival – Reinhard Mann, Johannes Raack and their auvisign team provide their customers with the perfect image...

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The Mothership

Concert films and music videos from the Adlershof Media City:

Back when he was in school, Markus Mörtz used to hand in presentations on video. This passion for photography and moving images was handed down from his father, Frank Machel, who was likewise infected with the “movie virus”...

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The Master of Plucking Strings

How soundtrack composer Moritz Denis gets ideas for his music:

Why weren’t any shots fired at the Monday demonstrations in Leipzig in 1989? A new comedy of errors featuring Erich Honecker and a doppelganger, which will be in cinemas in March 2017, tries to give an answer to this...

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Creating a Series is an Art Form

Interview with television and film producer Beatrice Kramm:

Beatrice Kramm is the manager of the production company “Film- and Fernsehgesellschaft Polyphon” and has been president of the ÍHK, Berlin’s chamber of commerce and industry, since March. She has not given up on linear...

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Looking back

Director Lutz Pehnert on the female presenters of the GDR television and other stories from East Germany:

These young women were the face of GDR television, they shaped TV events, and became “good friends” who were welcome in people’s living rooms. Some of them were nurses, teachers, or doctors, who worked TV presenters on the...

Filmemacher Stephan Horst (l.) und Marcel Neumann vor dem Hangar in der Ludwig-Boltzmann-Straße, in dem das neue Studio entsteht.  Bild: © Adlershof Journal


The Perfect Illusion

The camera robot Milo Long Arm steals the show with its special effects:

Actors appearing multiple times in one frame, dwarves fighting giants, superheroes flying through a metropolis, or battling masses made up of thousands of warriors – hardly any blockbuster production is complete without...

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Cinematic events

In the former airplane hangar in the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Straße a very special event location is being built:

The name is Long Arm. Milo Long Arm. The long arm of the camera robot is not primarily designed for serving sparkling wine, it is true. „But“, Stephan Horst of Visavis film production assures us that „he would most certainly...

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Passions and Proportions

Christian Schmidt is a violin maker, musician, and painter:

A virgin’s urine for the varnish, wood from trees cut on new moon – there are many myths surrounding the Lombardic violin maker families Amati, Stradivari or Guaneri. All over the world these musical names make the hearts of...

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Adlershof media location on the move

Amended development plan gives new impetus:

Creative and vibrant, Media City Adlershof is home to approximately 140 businesses such as production studios, sound artists, stage set painters, cutters, set designers, make-up artists and costume designers – many of them...

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Tremendous ongoing changes

Editorial by Goetz Hoefer, Studio managing director Hamburg Berlin Brandenburg GmbH:

Around 2,000 companies from the television industry benefit from the outstanding conditions provided in the German capital region. This includes the UFA group, Europe's largest production company, and teamWorx, who produced...

Heute ist die Media City in Adlershof ein pulsierender Ort mit hochmodernen, flexiblen Studios und einer kreativen Szene.. Bild: © Adlershof Special


Berlin's most outstanding media site

Adlershof offers first-class production conditions:

On August 25th and September 8th 2002, the royalty of political journalism in Germany poured into Adlershof. This was new in the history of German media: for the first time during the general election campaign, a German...

Für die Dokumentarfilm-Serie „Die Ostdeutschen“ übernahm das Tonbüro die gesamte Tonpostproduktion. Bild: © Adlershof Special


Setting the right tone

Adlershof can look back on an impressive legacy in sound:

Sound brings life to a film, according to Michael Kaczmarek, manager of K-13 Kinomischung. For almost a hundred years now, multifaceted sound artists from Adlershof and Johannisthal have been breathing life into German and...

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Setting the stage

There is an endless coming and going of set designers in Adlershof:

Oscar Wilde once said: ”The stage is the return of art to life.” However, the ”stage” would often fall short without specialists such as the set designers of the companies drei d medien service and Set-Time Bühnentechnik,...

Produziert in Adlershof. Und auch das Key-Visual, die Hand mit dem Mikro, ist hier entstanden.. Bild: © Adlershof Special


The Show before the Show

Behind the stage of ”The Voice of Germany”:

Light, sound, make-up, dress: all of these things are rehearsed and checked hours before the show to prevent mistakes from slipping in. In total, around 300 people work behind the stage of ”The Voice of Germany”. One of...

Eine lebenswerte akustische Umwelt gestalten – mithilfe der akustischen Kamera. Bild: © Adlershof Special


Research and deliver

Four Adlershof media companies successfully produce TV content for the curious:

Weather phenomena, perceptual illusions, psychoacoustics: what could be more obvious for a City of Media than to look at these things more closely given that your next-door-neighbour is such a unique place of science and...