Desert Dust Cinema 2014 update

Posted on Aug 6, 2014
Desert Dust Cinema 2014 update

Seven weeks before the Desert Dust Cinema 2014 will start in Lobo/TX, the program schedule is almost complete. About 25 international short films, splitted in two programs for friday 26th and saturday 27th of September will be screened onto the outside wall of the former Lobo gas station. All participating filmmakers are providing the rights […]

Atom™ @ saasfee* pavillon

Posted on Apr 27, 2014
Atom™ @ saasfee* pavillon

Uwe Schmidt, the man with the uncounted number of aliases (Atom™, Atom Heart, Señor Coconut, Lassigue Bendthaus, Lisa Carbon, Erik Satin and my personal favorite The Roger Tubesound Ensemble – just to mention a very few) recently played once again live in his hometown Frankfurt at the saasfee* pavillon to introduce his latest release “HD”. […]

Desert Dust Cinema 2014

Posted on Mar 25, 2014
Desert Dust Cinema 2014

Finally we have a fixed date for the upcoming Desert Dust Cinema: After a one year break, the third short film festival in the former ghosttown Lobo/Texas will take place friday, september 26 and saturday, september 27 2014. A precise schedule does not exist at this time, but all updates on the program for these […]

Sculpture

Posted on Mar 11, 2014
Sculpture

Ok, this entry is considerably overdue: it was during reserach for the first Desert Dust Cinema film festival in Lobo/Texas (2011) that I first watched the “Demonstarion Reel” by Sculpture – an “opto-musical agglomerate”, as they call theirselves. Londoners Dan Hayhurst and Reuben Sutherland mix do it yourself techno with animated collages, experimenting with psychedelic […]

Whole Earth Catalog

Posted on Dec 29, 2013
Whole Earth Catalog

Some time ago, during a visit to „The Book Stop“ in Tucson (AZ) an oversized magazine caught my eye. At first sight, the content seemed to consist of hundreds of totally different elements not related in context, also the visual style was more a collage type of thing rather than the homogeneous graphic style you […]

They have retired – Production stills

Posted on Nov 27, 2013
They have retired – Production stills

Everyone who kept an eye on this news section may have noticed that the new inhouse animation “They have retired” had been announced for summer 2013. This intent turned out to be just a bit too optimistic as some small, not so small and also strange work orders took over the timetable. A few more […]

Karlheinz Dobsky – Lux Lesebogen

Posted on Oct 12, 2013
Karlheinz Dobsky – Lux Lesebogen

Published between 1946 and 1964 in post-war Germany, Lux-Lesebogen was a miniature magazine for young people and covered mostly scientific or historical topics. Essential for the success of the encyclopedic magazine (30.000-60.000 were printed bi-weekly) was not only the very affordable price, but also the very modern and unique design by Karlheinz Dobsky. Especially his […]

L.A.Sunshine

Posted on Jul 2, 2013
L.A.Sunshine

Here’s a nice clip inspired by our “It’s a small world” short (check the credits). Kai Yu animated this cool slideshow film in After Effects, and he even has a photo of Disneyland’s castle that has almost the same angle of view as the “Small world”-clip.. So far, best compliment ever. As our collection of […]

SST – studio documentation

Posted on Jun 28, 2013
SST – studio documentation

Stepping inside the main rooms of the SST company in Frankfurt feels like a journey through time into the past, as not too much of the 1960s interior has changed since the studio opened its doors in 1969. In this beautiful and comfortable ambience, most recent and long-time proven technology are used together to provide […]

They have retired – in production

Posted on Mar 16, 2013
They have retired – in production

The new animation series “They have retired” is now in full production. After some greenscreen filming of the main protagonist, now the process of keying, 3D modeling and the preparation for the silkscreen prints is in full flow. Fortunately Bertram Ritter will keep care of the soundtrack again, and hopefully the first clip will be […]

Eyke Volkmer – SF book cover artist

Posted on Feb 27, 2013
Eyke Volkmer – SF book cover artist

Having been a fan of Eyke Volkmer’s graphic work for the German publishing house Wilhelm Goldmann for a long time, it was no big surprise for me that a little online search found the complete cover artwork for the science fiction paperback series “Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbuecher” in no time. Through the very precise and lovingly […]

“It’s a small world” scans

Posted on Jan 31, 2013
“It’s a small world” scans

Three years ago, the semi-nostalgic clip “It’s a small world” emerged into the light. It wasn’t very long until it was chosen as a Vimeo staff pick, and since then it was watched about 50.000 times, made it to filmfestivals all over the world and recieved some funny and interesting comments. Beside some filmed footage, […]

The visual world of Alden Volney

Posted on Dec 7, 2012
The visual world of Alden Volney

While collecting experimental video clips for the first Desert Dust Cinema in Lobo Texas, I somehow stumbled across the clip “EDVARD GRIEG – Morning mood from ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite N°1” by French guy Alden Volney, of which I never had heard before. At first, I had the impression that this was a treasure of a […]

They have retired

Posted on Nov 1, 2012
They have retired

“They have retired” – now in the phase of preproduction – will be finished sometime during 2013. At the moment, this is planned to be a series of clips to be released in yet unknown intervals. Generally speaking, these animations will deal with the interchanging pathways of technology, society and work. But don’t ask how […]

Desert Dust Cinema 2012 Flashback

Posted on Oct 8, 2012
Desert Dust Cinema 2012 Flashback

This year’s Desert Dust Cinema film festival in Lobo is over, and finally here are some impressions shot during these days at the bluemoon weekend in our beautiful ghosttown in Texas. A big thanks to everyone who made it into the desert – guests were visiting even from New Jersey and New York! The “Tucson […]

Playroutine and Cinema 4D

Posted on Sep 5, 2012
Playroutine and Cinema 4D

Happy to announce that the music video for Berlin’s Non Standard Institute will be part of the new showreel of Maxon Cinema 4D, my favorite choice of tools whenever 3D gets involved. The salt and pepper motive had been already included in Maxon’s calendar for 2012, and some illustrations also found their way into the […]

ISO 50 blog / Scott Hansen

Posted on Sep 4, 2012
ISO 50 blog / Scott Hansen

ISO50 is the playground of San Francisco-based graphic designer and electronic musician Scott Hansen. I became aware of his work via the vinyl version of his latest album “Dive”, noticing that he was also responsible for the nice cover. One can lose oneself in his neverending inspirational blog, and I can really recommend to give […]

Desert Dust Cinema 2012

Posted on Sep 1, 2012
Desert Dust Cinema 2012

The Desert Dust Cinema is a nonprofit film festival organized by a few of the denizens of Lobo, Texas. Lobo is located on US Hwy 90, 16 miles south of I-10 exit 140, in the west Texas area. In 2012, the festival will take place on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29. A few […]

Hello / Goodbye

Posted on Aug 27, 2012
Hello / Goodbye

Hi and welcome to the new version of the Playroutine website – hope you will enjoy your stay. They say this site will also run on your mobiles, and I hope it does. In the news section, from time to time you will find some articles about other people’s work too, so hopefully this site […]