Projects at Bonsai Multimedia

Fireworks

On this page, we would like to present our multi media projects. If you have any queations or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Music

Download our Music

If you want to listen to our music, this is the site to get free access: Im Auftrag des Herrn, Janus and Made in England can be downloaded as mp3 files. Please read the license terms on the download page.

Music Projects

[Bonsai Studios]
[Current Projects]
[Finished Projects]

The Bonsai Studios

In this small home studio, we create our music, photo and video projects. It's based on an Apple iMac computer with Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro X and a variety of production software.

Instruments:

  • Korg M3 Workstation (master keyboard)
  • Access Virus TI2 Polar Synthesizer
  • Roland D-10 Synthesizer
  • Kawai ES4 Digital Piano
  • Apple Logic Pro X Software Synthesizers and Samplers
  • Native Instruments Kontact 5, FM8
  • Korg Legacy Collection
  • Arturia Analog Factory
  • U-he Zebra and A.C.E.

Effects:

  • internal Logic plugins
  • DSP plugins on a UAudio UAD-2 Satellite
  • U-he Uhbik
  • Freeware plugins

Recording and Mastering:

  • Apple iMac i7 / 27"
  • RME Fireface 800
  • SM Pro Audio MC01 microphone
  • Sennheiser 835S microphone
  • AKG K271 mkII headphones
  • Euphonix MC Mix DAW Controller
  • Apple Logic Pro X Sequencer
  • Adam P11A nearfield monitoring
  • Alesis 5.1 surround monitoring

Current projects

Whenever I have the time, I work on music projects, either for our short films, for our electro rock band In the Zone or for myself.

Finished Projects

So far, I have released three electronic music albums: Dedications, Made in England and Janus. Dedications is not available any longer. My Im Auftrag des Herrn film soundtrack is only available as a free donwload (mp3 or AAC). Originally produced in 5.1 surround, there's also a surround sound file that you can play back on computers specially equipped for dedicated surround output.
Together with a colleague, I produced Freshwater Supply under the project name [tincanfood]. This album features a mix of electronic sounds, vocals and Latin grooves. It is available via the Apple iTunes store. More of my music is available on the MEMI CDs HiddenTreasures Vol. 1, 2 and 3 as well as on the schallplatte 2 album of schallwende e.V.

Click on the album covers below to get further information or go to the respective download page.

Cover: Im Auftrag des Herrn - Original Soundtrack Cover: Janus Cover: Made in England Freshwater Supply Cover

Cover: MEMI HiddenTreasures Vol.1 Cover: MEMI HiddenTreasures Vol.2 Cover: MEMI HiddenTreasures Vol.3

Video

Since a school project in the late eighties, Michael Lehmann and I are fascinated by the process of making movies. Sometimes I even watch the making-of part of a DVD before I go for the feature film. We started off with a teenage detective story, made a graduation film (a collection of comedy sketches) in our last year at school and crowned our hobby with a feature length film about Christian fanatism, satanists and bigotry.

Revival

Many years after our first attempts on filmmaking, Michael and I couldn't let it be and started writing short film scripts. A lot of time has passed since our eager beginnings, and technology has evolved immensely. So, our first few short films will not have original plots but instead will each concentrate on one or two technical aspects of filmmaking.
Our first film is called Lullaby and was produced in 2011 with friends and family. Our second film is currently undergoing post-production and is more of the silly comedic type...

Short film: Lullaby

Lullaby is a seven minutes horror film in which we wanted to create a dark mood just by lighting and sound. Filmed with two DSLRs in FullHD and 5.1 surround sound, we first had to come to grips with the new technology. After three months of post-production, we were able to release it to mixed reviews. ;)

Im Auftrag des Herrn - It's finished!

While practising with the new technology, we needed material to use it on. So why not take our first feature length film and refurbish it with all our might? It took us two and a half years to re-edit the thing from 145 minutes (!) down to 70, create a completely new soundtrack in 5.1 surround, and add all new visual effects. A by-product of this tedious process is the soundtrack album which you can download for free in the Multimedia section of this page.

Photography

Equipment

I currently work with the following tools:

  • Canon EOS 550D (T2i) DSLR
  • Canon EOS 1000D (Rebel XS) DSLR (Backup)
  • Sigma 17-50mm / 2.8 OS HSM
  • Tokina 11-16mm / 2.8
  • Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM
  • Canon 50mm / 1.8 II
  • Canon 100mm / 2.8 Makro
  • Panasonic FT-3 Outdoor-Kamera

Best of Photos

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Since 2002, I use digital cameras for snapshots. In August 2010, I upgraded to a DSLR and have tried to improve my skills constantly to create images aside from vacation snaps. On Flickr, you can find my Best of-Photostream which will continuously be updated with new material.

Stock-Photography

After a friend of mine introduced me to the stock photo industry, I applied for a contributor account at Shutterstock and Fotolia. There, you'll find hundreds of my images for download.

My Shutterstock portfolio can be found here.

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