The Center for Media Competence is a central institution of and commercial operation at the University of Tübingen. We produce films and provide services for research and teaching, particularly in within Media Studies.
We train students in the use of technology and equipment.
We encourage young talent in the various communication media and provide, to that end, internships. With professional equipment and expertise. You can rent our premises and equipment. We also offer our services to external partners.
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Scientists and researchers at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology and the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) in Frankfurt are jointly working on the project Hector Kinderakademie which supports highly talented children in the state of Baden Württemberg. The ZFM produced a short film giving us a brief introduction to their research.
The ZFM produced a short film for the Police Department of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The film offers a brief introduction to the Bachelors Program in the field of Law Enforcement.
LEAD is a graduate school and a research network at the University of Tübingen. More than 130 researchers are a part of this interdisciplinary group and primarily conduct research in the field of empirical educational policy. ZFM recently shot a short film for them during their Retreat in Bad Urach.
What far-reaching socio-economic and societal consequences do technical innovation and the development of artificial intelligence bring with them? The panel discussion "Codes of the Future - The Omnipotence of Algorithms," which was organized by the ZFM for the showing of the film "Brave New World - How Silicon Valley Determines Our Future" in the Tübingen cinema Museum can be viewed again here. With Prof. Dr. Claus Kleber (ZDF), Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich W. Hesse (Leibniz Institute for Knowledge Media), Markus Schmidt (Robert Bosch GmbH), Prof. Dr. Susanne Biundo-Stephan (Institute of Artificial Intelligence, University of Ulm), and moderator, Prof. Dr. Susanne Marschall (Department of Media Studies).
For ten years, the Alliance for Family has campaigned for a family-friendly Tübingen. To celebrate, the ZFM and the Alliance created the film "We Move Tübingen," which introduces the network's movers and shakers as well as its work.
On 07 June, along with CampusTV, the ZFM realized a live broadcast for the Media Lectureship in the ceremonial hall of the Neue Aula. The program, including Sascha Lobo's complete presentation, can be found on youtube.
The ESIT project at the University of Tübingen, funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, stands for a new culture of teaching and learning. ESIT provides students and teachers a wide variety of assistance and support. The ZFM produced two animated films: a teaser for the "Day of Teaching" and a promotional film.
In its March 2016 issue, "Zukunft gestalten," the magazine for entrepreneurs and managers, featured a conversation with ZFM manager Kurt Schneider about the center as an interface between study and work experience. The magazine can be downloaded as a PDF here.
The ZFM on a filming expedition: On behalf of ARTTIC and the Department for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, a 30-minute film about the EU project SEURAT-1 was filmed in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and Germany. Within SEURAT-1, scientists research alternatives to animal testing.
The Württembergian Philharmonic of Reutlingen (WPR) created a series of concerts for a special target group: dementia sufferers and their companions. The ZFM attended the November 2015 premiere of "Seelenbalsam" at the WPR Studio in Reutlingen with a film crew. A documentary on the subject "Dementia and Music" is currently being produced as a master's thesis in Media Studies.
The Department of German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Programs commissioned the ZFM to create a film about the "International Summer Course." A camera team accompanied the students in August as they learned German and made spaetzle.
Super-Markus from the University of Tübingen has a mission: What is one supposed to do when fire breaks out in a university building? The Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection commissioned the ZFM to create a film with and by master students in Media Studies. The film was shown in the larger lecture halls on October 27, 2015, during "Safety Day."
On June 2, 2015, in the ceremonial hall of the Neue Aula in Tübingen, the ZFM recorded Claus Kleber's inaugural lecture "Save Journalism! What For?" using four cameras. In training cooperation with SWR, "A/V Media Design" apprentices took over the camera work. Watch the video on our youtube channel.
The Department of Geosciences commissioned the ZFM to make the film "Studying Applied and Environmental Geoscience (AEG) in Tübingen."
Since February 2011, the Center for Media Competence, in partnership with the University Communications Office and the Center for Data Processing, has supervised the project "New in Tübingen." New professors at the University of Tübingen are introduced both professionally and personally. Archives
Lotte Reiniger's silhouette films are legendary and established a film genre. A new generation of filmmakers has continued this tradition in the new millennium. Lotte Reiniger charms with her silhouette films, as this DVD about her life, work and influence shows.
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We have the German artist Lotte Reiniger to thank, and not - as is often claimed - Walt Disney, for the first feature-length animated film in history. In 1926, the virtuoso of the silhouette conjured the "Adventures of Prince Achmed" onto the silent movie screen and invented a new form of art film which exists somewhere between Art Nouveau aesthetics, Expressionism and fairy tales. The sixty minute documentary shows Reiniger's topicality, which, to this day, inspires the art of young animators.
The film was made at the chair for film and television studies at the Institute for Media Studies and is a co-production of the University of Tübingen with EIKON SÜDWEST and ARTE. Directors: Susanne Marschall, Rada Bieberstein and Kurt Schneider. In cooperation with the City Museum of Tübingen and funded by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the MFG Baden-Württemberg, teachers, master students and staff of the ZFM worked on the ambitious project which rediscovers a major film artist.
The official website for the film "Lotte Reiniger - Dance of Shadows".
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