The (in)Visible City - Digital Storytelling for New Media Formats and Webzines
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
In this workshop we will investigate and discuss diverse narrative strategies used by world renowned contemporary artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers. Using these ideas as a launchpad, we will develop our own concepts in digital storytelling for new media formats using motion photography and moving typography based on the animated GIF format.We will introduce the participants to the animation technique %E2%80%9Ccinemagraph%E2%80%9D and all together experiment and explore various creative methods to develop our own visual concepts and create our story around %E2%80%9CThe (in)Visible City%E2%80%9D.The simple state of the art technique %E2%80%9Ccinemagraph%E2%80%9D makes it possible to reveal hidden spots and urban secrets as well as to highlight, frame and preserve poetical glimpses of everyday life and the spirit of %E2%80%9CThe (in)visible city%E2%80%9D. The aim is to invite people from all over the world to explore the fascinating diversity of Berlins cityscape. Our goal is to create stunning images capturing the essence of a scene, the spirit of a distinct location or a specific neighbourhood in Berlin and its inhabitants by distilling a unique temporalmoment. These images will be combined with typographical elements to illustrate a chosen short story, a reportage, an interview or a poem. We will utilize this simple animation technique to emphasize on details and to provoke the viewers imagination by learning to guide the spectators gaze through an unforeseen visual landscape, using an innovative approach and rare breed of moving typography to discover the illustrative potential of digital storytelling based on divers visual styles ranging from the illustrations of Leo Lionni to DADA collages and experiments, Zbigniew Rybczynskis animations to International Typographic Style.The workshop results in a final public presentation at designtransfer and the best visual stories will be published as an online magazine.

Course leader
Nora Bilz,, raised in the south of Germany and Turin. After finishing her training as a graphic designer at the Academy of Communication in Stuttgart she studied Visual Communication at the Berlin University of Arts. In 2003 she establishe

Course aim
Schedule:03.08.2015: Introduction to the topic, animation technique "cinemagraph", moving typography and other digital tools.04.08.2015: Visual and typographic experiment05.08.2015: Exploring Berlin by fieldtrips, walks and excursions, "staging" the (in)visible city on spot.06.08.2015: Work in Progress. concept and production of the individual (in)visible stories.07.08.2015: Final Steps: production and preparation of final presentation at designtransfer

Fee info
EUR 500: Course Fee


Berlin University of the Arts
Address: Berlin Career College, Bundesallee 1-12
Postal code: 10719
City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Phone: +49 30 3185 2087