What a year.
I’ve never experienced a year which was as busy and chaotic like 2013. It’s hard to keep track of everything what went on this year but I tried to include as many important things as possible.
Very early this year I became (sort of) a beta tester for the new Mac Mini in terms of professional Postproduction Workflow at PX5. That led me to a three day worktrip to Berlin and the PX1 Crew. It was nice meeting the people you usually only talk to on the phone and also very informative since I talked a lot with the CG Dudes over there.
Living in Bavaria is usually a good thing but June this year brought the flood over us. I wont write too much on this one, cuz it’s been all over the news and every big 2013 review will cover this one. I live very close to the INN and can almost watch it outside my window so it did affect me a bit, mostly flooded streets and stuff but nothing really dangerous though. Atleast it brought me some extra days off work.
I jumped in for Xomi doing a little Baptism for Jenny and Lukas son Philipp. Usually I’m not really into doing Baptisms or Wedding Photography but I was glad that I could help out and as I said earlier this year — I wish Philipp and his family the very best.
AUDI Motorsports CI
This was by far the biggest, most frustrating but also most fun job. Most frustrating and most fun at the same time? How is that even possible? Well, in terms of frustrating it was a very big job with short deadlines, many changes, work that was done and never published plus I was almost the only person working on this. Looking back I really enjoyed that kind of stuff — after hundreds and hundreds of fashion pictures it was refreshing to do some car work and I would love to do more of it in the future.
Even though I really enjoyed working in the postproduction department I felt like I needed to change something. Everything became exhausting and boring, the jobs felt like doing the same over and over again and I felt how it killed my creativity. After starting with an internship and becoming a full member of PX5 and 2 fun years I quit my job. It wasn’t easy to do so but it needed to be done. After that 2013 really went mad.
After quitting I took some time off and made a roadtrip to italy with my buddies Tobi and Fabio. It was nice to take some time off and I started to recover my creative mojo.
Sound of Speed
Shortly after I came back from Italy I took another trip to Salzburg and visit the Sound of Speed. In the last few years I’ve visited the event countless times and its usually pretty good.
Secret Book Project
Yeah I can’t write too much about that yet but I’m involved in some (non work/photoshop/photography related) book projects. Some of them are just designstuff where I’m involved in creating covers and the look and feel of the book and one of them has my “writing debut”. More about that in the future.
Shortfilm The Call
If you visit this Blog from time to time you probably know about this. Even though it didn’t turn out perfect I’m still very proud of my first “movie” cuz I put so much heart in this project and it was a hell of an experience. I’m already planning my next movie projects — stay tuned.
Well there’s more design related stuff like doing business cards and logos but I might write another entry especially about this in the future.
You see — 2013 was something to remember, there were some ups and many downs in my private life and I’m really glad it’s over — next year will be better.
2014 — What now?
After taking some time off, writing for a book, making a short film I decided it’s time to get back in the saddle again and I’m looking for a new job in munich as we speak. We’ll see how this goes.