Myriad. Where we connect.

Myriad. Where we connect.

Category

Crosmedia Storytelling

Virtual Reality

Immersive Installation

Fulldome Projection

Data Visualisation

 

Role

Author

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Story and Text

Technology

Unity

Cinema 4D

Stereoscopic 3D Film

 

Production Company

Interactive Media Foundation gGmbh

Filmtank GmbH

Release Date

2021

Understanding our shared planet

Global challenges like the destabilization of ecological systems, climate change and the massive decline in biodiversity demand a radical reconfiguration of how we understand and interact with the natural world. Humans are but one small part of a vastly complex planet, and the way we influence our shared habitat has wide-reaching effects for all forms of life. We need to re-think our relationship with the natural world to be able to create altnative common futures.

That is the basis and motivation for our project MYRIAD – a project that tells stories of migrating animals and the anthropogenic influence they face on their journeys. Migratory animals interact with and rely on complex global ecosystems to navigate vast distances and ensure their survival. Scientists are only beginning to understand just how sophisticated and interdependent these systems are.

Interactive, immersive and science-driven storytelling can help the public better understand the complexity of our interconnected and interdependent world through narratives of animal migration in the Anthropocene that are both emotionally impactful and informative.

Working in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, MYRIAD combines cutting-edge scientific data with innovative forms of immersive storytelling and sophisticated aesthetics. Through multiple formats, we meaningfully reorient audiences’ relationship with the environment, and spark active engagement with local efforts to conserve the earth’s biodiversity.

MYRIAD VR Experience - Through the eyes of many

MYRIAD VR has crafted a highly artistic and poetic virtual reality experience, based on scientific migratory data, that invites the visitor to experience our world as an interdependent system of life.

We follow the migratory journeys of three animals: The Bald Ibis, the Arctic Fox, and the Green Sea Turtle, along wind and ocean currents, across continents and through soaring mountain ranges as they make their way around the globe. 

Experiencing natural cycles from an entirely new perspective catalyzes an intuitive, rich understanding of the natural world, while generating a newly responsible attitude towards the impact of human behavior on an individual and global scale. One journey at a time, MYRIAD’s immersive, unique experiences activate individuals’ connection to the world we share and the marvelous beings we share it with.

From global to elemental: storytelling with carbon

Flexible and abundant, carbon is an element that forms the basis of all life on earth. MYRIAD’s visual concept makes use of this building block as a narrative and aesthetic link between individual elements and global networks to show how all life on earth is part of an endlessly connected cycle.

Carbon accompanies us across MYRIAD’s digital formats, generating atmospheres and landscapes, transporting movement and reconfiguring interaction in a constantly changing, living cosmos.

Analog charcoal drawings are produced in the studio, integrated in our digital environment and combined with digitally animated carbon particles. As they disintegrate and reassemble, they convey a feeling of organic vitality and a unified understanding of a world that is in constant change and in which everything is interconnected.

Carbon Assets - Making of

MYRIAD Immersive Installation

An interactive and immersive walkthrough installation stages the story world of the MYRIAD project in three dimensions, bringing science to life in museums, exhibitions and festivals.

The installation focuses on the many changes to the earth that have resulted from human interference. Intuitively graspable data about animal migration, anthropogenic changes to the environment, and even more animal stories of the Anthropocene heightens visitors’ awareness of the explosive nature of global change and immerses them directly in the complex interrelationships of the Earth system.

Credits

A project of: Interactive Media Foundation & Filmtank

In co-creation with: Miiqo Studios, Context Film & Artificial Rome

With the scientific support of: Max-Planck-Institute of Animal Behavior, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin/ Mediasphere for Nature, Waldrappteam/ LIFE Northern Bald Ibis, Deutsches Meeresmuseum Stralsund, University of Exeter, Ascension Island Government, Zoo in der Wingst, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, zoosuisse, Tiergarten Schönbrunn

In alliance with: World Wide Life Fund (WWF)

In cooperation with: ARD/ SWR, RiffReporter and Occupied VR

Supported by: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund

WILO – Animated Key Visual

WILO – Animated Key Visual

Category

Animated Key Visual

Visual FX

Role

Art Direction

VFX Animation

Technology

HTML 5

Plexus 3

Adobe After Effects

Client

Adesso Mobile

Release Date

10.2017

Story

WILO is one of the world leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems for building technology, water management and the industry.

To connect employees while working on projects and to make communication easier, WILO developed an App to enable flawless workflows. Therefore WILO demanded a visual that visualizes the connection of different units and skills and the growth of an expert network.

The visual is an animated particle system based on the Plexus 3 plugin. An additional HTML 5 / Canvas solution was coded for dynamic online use for assets such as banners, teasers or background animations.

It was also used as a Key Visual for flyers and posters for internal use.

Credits

Creative Direction

Maria Grotenhoff / Adesso Mobile


Art Direction & Design

Sebastian Baurmann / Miiqo Studios


Animation & VFX

Sebastian Baurmann / Miiqo Studios

Ulm Stories – Voices of the Minster

Ulm Stories – Voices of the Minster

Category

App

Visual Effects

Role

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Technology

HTML 5

Objective-C

Production Company

Interactive Media Foundation

Release Date

07.2017

Story

In the 14th century the citizens of Ulm had a vision of massive dimensions – the Ulm Minster, a cathedral 500 years in the making and today the highest steeple of the world. 

Ulm Stories voices of the Minter is an audio installation featuring 12 audio sculptures based on and inspired by historical facts, art pieces and personal stories to embark on a journey back in time and experience the Minster from the inner perspective of its lively history.

For that purpose 60 iBeacons (bluetooth-controlled sensors) have been installed in the Minster tracking the audience while moving freely through the building and experience their personal and immersive journey, without being distracted by devices.

The project „Voices of the Minster“ is part of the wider project Ulm Stories which was created in the context of „Zukunftsstadt Ulm 2030“ city of the future initiative. Ulm Stories, integrating the VR Experience Ulm Stories / the dream of flying and the event Ulm Stories/ Resonanzen has been produced by the Interactive Media Foundation together with project partners who are leaders in their own field: Demodern, Miiqo Studios, Dorian Roy, Tom Kombüchen and wittmann/zeitblom & Liebert.

 

Awards

Making of "Voices of the Minster"

Credits

Creative Direction, Art Direction & Design

Miiqo Studios UG

Text, Composition & Direction

wittmann/zeitblom

Development

Dorian Roy, Tom Kombüchen, Tim Pulver

Production

Interactive Media Foundation

Press

„The Münster-App appeals to heart and mind. A wonderful experience!"

Ernst-Wilhelm Gohl, Dean of the protestant church district Ulm

netwars – VFX Animations

netwars – VFX Animations

Category

Visual FX

Animation

Role

Creative Direction

Art Direction

VFX

Technology

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Photoshop

Production Company

Filmtank GmbH

Release Date

05.2017

Story

The „Internet of things“ is becoming an everyday issue with intelligent coffemakers, smart bulbs and surveillance systems. Cyber Attacks like „WannaCry“ show us the vulnerability of governmental institutions, companies and private households.

The Documentary „Wir hacken Deutschland“ shows how vulnerable we are, using connected systems for our daily needs, especially in terms of energy supply and global connectivity.

Miiqo Studios created 5 animated visualisations about the topics Ransomware, Smart Homes, Smart Meters, Botnets and „The Telekom Hack“, which are part of the documentary.

The documentary is still available in the ARD Media Library.

Credits

Production
Filmtank GmbH

Art Direction
Sebastian Baurmann

Interactive Concept / VFX Animations
Sebastian Baurmann, Moritz Degen

Frogs & Friends – Web Documentary

Frogs & Friends – Web Documentary

Category

Web Documentary

Illustration

Role

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Technology

HTML 5

Canvas 3D

Production Company

Frogs & Friends e.V.

Release Date

06.2016

Story

Big Stories from small messengers.

Amphibians are the pioneers of terrestrial life, they are astonishing creatures that are vastly connected with our life and history. But aside from public awareness one third of all species are endangered of extinction – with the tendency to rise. The web documentary tells the story of amphibians in an emotional and visual stunning way.

Everything began with a leap from water onto land. Travel 380 million years back in time and experience the first steps on land and the phenomenon of metamorphosis. Today they inhabit almost all of the world. Flying frogs, lungless salamanders, toads in desert sand – amphibians are true masters of adaptation. Discover their extreme habitats. Listen to the story of the beautiful golden toad – it´s a sad story, and it is true. Learn about the threats of amphibians and what you can do to support them to survive.

The mix between beautiful illustrations, documentary footage, expert interviews, stunning photographies and facts about amphibians, all guided by a narration, creates an emotional experience by conveying scientific informations and important facts about this fascinating but highly endangered species of amphibians.

Credits

Concept & Idea:

Lena Thiele, Sebastian Baurmann

 

Creative Direction:

Lena Thiele

 

Art Direction:

Sebastian Baurmann

 

Interactive Concept:

Lena Thiele, Sebastian Baurmann

 

Technical Development:

Nicolas Bregenzer

Dell – LCC Race

Dell – LCC Race

Category

Visual FX

Animation

Game

Role

Art Direction

Interaction Design

Technology

Adobe Flash

Production Company

Y&R Germany

Release Date

05.06.2011

Story

Dell wanted to promote its „Social Media Listening Command Center (LCC)“, a tool that monitors keywords by crawling the internet continuously.

To create awareness for this tool we created a virtual race game based on the data of the LCC for events. The race cars fuel were 3 keyword each player had to choose from real time based data visualization showing the relations between strength of the keyword measured by the LCC and the driver ranking in the game.

By monitoring keywords and ranking, the players were able to optimize their performance via tablet computer during the race, by doing a pitstop and changing old used keywords for new strong ones.

With a participation rate of over 75% and more than 9500 tweets over 3 events, the LCC Race was a dazzling success.

Dell Streak - Control Unit

Event

Credits

Agency

Y&R Berlin

 

Creative Direction

Y&R Berlin: Maria Grotenhoff, Sebastian Baurmann

 

Art Direction / Design

Sebastian Baurmann

 

Interactive Concept

Sebastian Baurmann

 

Programming

Britzpetermann GbR

Press

„The LCC Race used exceptional design from the concept to the execution. It resulted in one of the most creative activations with our design.“

Mary Ellen Dugan, Executive Director Global Brand & Advertising at Dell

"9500 tweets during 3 events & a participation rate of 75%"

Dell Marketing

the House of One

the House of One

Category

Crowdfunding

Website

Role

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Technology

HTML 5

Canvas 3D

Production Company

Y&R Germany

Release Date

03.2014

Story

In Berlin, the House of One is a place where the coexistence of religions will be practiced under one roof.

The project was initiated in 2011. A global architectural competition in 2012 and a global fundraising campaign stared in 2014. Although the House of One has not been built yet, there is already a house full of life and worldwide partnerships, events, even school projects are part of the building process – realizing an idea of peaceful coexistence in the name of religion.

Credits

Art Direction, Design

Sebastian Baurmann

 

Interactive Concept

Sebastian Baurmann, Iman Zeraatcar / Y&R

 

Website Realisation

We are Blessed GmbH

netwars – Out of CTRL

netwars – Out of CTRL

Category

Transmedia Strategy

Visual FX

Web Documentary

Role

Author

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Technology

HTML 5

Canvas 3D

Adobe After Effects

Production Company

Filmtank GmbH

Release Date

04.04.2014

Story

In the last few years, several serious cyber attacks have been launched on governments, gas and oil industries, financial institutions and energy suppliers. In response, countries across the globe are forming their own cyber troops. The race is on, but it is still unclear who will be responsible for controlling these very powerful cyberspace armies of the future.

Netwars / out of CTRL is a fact-based 5-part interactive web series exploring the impending threat of cyberwarfare. The users personally experience the vulnerability of digital infrastructure and of modern technology. Through various scenarios, they are engaged in an intriguing game with the main character: a digital weapons dealer, portrayed by Nikolai Kinski, who is a mastermind in the dark market of digital warfare. Netwars also explains the structures of sophisticated virus attacks, combining fiction with professionally researched facts, expert knowledge, documentary footage and gaming elements.

The scale of this cross-media project is vast: the project includes an Interactive Web Doc, TV Documentary, Interactive Graphic Novel App, E-Book, Audio-Book and TV Series. Be prepared to look behind the scenes of the actual cyberwar front!

Awards

Credits

Author & Creative Director

Lena Thiele / Miiqo Studios UG 

 

Script

Lena Thiele / Miiqo Studios UG, Michael Grotenhoff / filmtank GmbH, Hendrik Hölzemann, Alexander Lukowitz / Elephant Films 

 

Art Director

Sebastian Baurmann / Miiqo Studios UG 

 

Technical Lead & Programming

Britzpetermann GbR

 

Sounddesign

Andrew Mottl

 

Scientific advisor

Dr. Sandro Gaycken / Department of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin

 

Produced by

Filmtank GmbH

 

In cooperation with

ZDF/ Arte, Miiqo Studios UG

 

copyright © 2015 filmtank GmbH 

Press

"The web documentary shows the best aspects of our new digital possibilities and combines it with the most dangerous ones. A digital masterpiece."

German nationwide newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ 15.04.2014)

„Stunning web series“

The Guardian 2014​​

Farewell Comrades! – Interactive

Farewell Comrades! – Interactive

Category

Transmedia Strategy

Visual FX

Web Documentary

Role

Author

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Technology

HTML 5

Canvas 3D

Adobe After Effects

Production Company

Filmtank GmbH

Release Date

04.04.2014

Story

“Farewell Comrades! Interactive” is an immersive and emotional documentary web format that takes our audience on an interactive journey into the Eastern Bloc.

A collection of real postcards introduces outstanding stories from throughout the countries of the former Soviet Union about friendship, passion, rebellion and beliefs, offering unique insight into day-to-day life beyond the Iron Curtain and the dynamic behind the collapse.

Awards

Credits

Interactive Concept

Lena Thiele / Miiqo Studios

 

Author & Creative Producer

Lena Thiele, Gebrueder Beetz

 

Filmproduktion

Christian Beetz, Sonja Schmidt

 

Audiovisual Realisation
Pierre-Olivier Francois

 

Website Realisation
Moccu GmbH

 

A Gebrueder Beetz production in coproduction with Artline Films, ARTE France, ARTE G.E.I.E. and ZDF Germany.
With the support of the MEDIA Programme and Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg.

Press

„Farewell Comrades! Interactive“, „Europe’s biggest historical web format draws an extensive picture of the communism and its collapse. (…) Offering interviews, photographs and original documents, life behind the Iron Curtain becomes an interactive experience.“

arte Magazine