1st place: August Schram – Metube
Directed by Daniel Moshel, the winner of the Best Concept category.
„MeTube”, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet, has attracted international attention. No less than George Bizet’s Habanera from „Carmen” has been reinterpreted for MeTube and enhanced with electronic sounds. Behind the cross-over of musical styles are director Daniel Moshel as well as opera and oratorio tenor August Schram.
- Moshel Film & August Schram production 2013
- video distribution Moshel Film, Castellezgasse 17/3, 1020 Vienna – Austria, +43(0) 676 4380402
- singing by August Schram
- writer, director, executive producer Daniel Moshel / Moshel Film
- production manager Roland Pfannhauser / Veni Vidi Movie
- d.o.p. Martin Bauer
- musical arrangement mix and sound design by Bernhard Drax
- original music composition by George Bizet ‚Carmen Habanera‘
- editor Christin Veith
- remix by Philip Preuss / Preuss Project
- musicians Markus Vorzellner, Christian Haller, Adam Clark, Stephanie Brown
- rec. vienna Alexander Grün / Tonal
- storyboard by Stephanie Winter (MF)
- set fotos Jörg Mohr
- acting agencies actors & company, Hally Thomas, Model Republic, Extras
- casting by Steffi Kern
- styling by Sammy Zayed / Tatendrang (TD)
- assisted by Sonia Shaieb (TD) Lotte Puschmann (TD)
- make up Verena Rabl (TD)
- hair Propaganda Wien
- art department Nanna Neudeck, Harald Haimböck, Coelestine Engels
- assistant director Eugen Klim
- gaffer Jörg Mohr
- motion control by Andreas Margreiter – CMOCOS (CM)
- motion control ass. opperators Stefan Auer & Roman
- set vfx supervisor Tommi Brandstetter
- electrician Alexander Ranacher & Erich Mader
- set up Marius Klicka & David Breitfuß
- unit manager Christof „Emmo“ Moderbacher
- pa Tolin Jargalyn & Moshe Kvitelashvili
- making of camera / fotos Konrad Wakolbinger
- script girl Christin Veith
- red epic by CMOCOS Kameraverleih
- camera rental Michael Stöger Filmgeräteverleih
- camera rental 2nd unit Tommi und Michi Brandstetter
- lights rental and studio Studio Dopplinger
- catering Verena Handl
- pitch remix participants R.J. Ringswirth & Phunkberater
- post & VFX supervision Daniel Moshel
- unit manager Christof „Emmo“ Moderbacher
- 3d concept art robot by Heri Irawan
- 3d modelling / texturing / rendering Michi Brandstetter – Mbrand Studios
- 3d animation Christoph Schinko
- compositing Tommi Brandstetter
- motion design Daniel Moshel
- color grading Andi Winter
- social media Karl Diwisch (TD)
- release management Jasmin Atabay (TD)
- media coordinator Theresa Rauter (MF)
- 2nd Carmen Habanera remix Jan Rene Lai
- landing page metube Michi Brandstetter (stp/sbg)
- DTP DM (MF)
- release party Hannah Neunteufel
- pr Marlies Brenn – Sandburg PR
- concept consultant Philippe ‚Olibith‘ Fatoux & Clemens Haipl
- thanks to Tatendrang, Berny Drax, Hannah, Pratersauna and the rest of the wonderful team
- August Schram
- Elfie Wunsch
- Albert Mair
- Jakob Krisper
- Michael Kapfinger
- Anna Froschauer
- Toni Krisper
- Florian Krisper
- Manfred Stimez
- Paul Bakowsky
- Eduard Drazsdak
- Markus Zant
- Nikos Giannios
- Albert Kessler
- Kitty Lelkesova
- Mary Scherzer
- Lena Kraus
- Conny Miehe
- Naomi Cole
2nd place: Moon Duo – Sleep walker
WINNERS OF EACH CATHEGORY:
best lo-fi winner: Petra Flurr & Modernistia – Terror-Ist
best director/actor winner: Moon Duo – Sleepwalker
best special effects winner: Mouse On Mars – Polaroyced
best editor winner: I’m Not A Band – Blister
best concept winner: August Schram – MeTubehttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/xylrjd_august-schram-metube-carmen-habanera_music
best photography winner: Individualism – For God’s Sake
best animation winner:Face Tomorrow – Move On
best song winner:Charity Children – Elizabeth
best art director: Marten McFly – Du kiffst zu viel
most trashy winner:Michael Landau and the Cupcakes – Butter
Ellen Allien has just confirmed her participation in the Jury of Berlin MVA finals. Ellen Fraatz the founder of BPitch Control music label, will land in Berlin just for a few weeks taking a short break from her tour around the world. After all these non stop clubbing she finds the Berlin MVA to be the perfect event in order fresh herself up and support some culture.
Very soon, Ellen is about to launch a new magazine for female artists, interesting no?! more details on her official website: http://www.ellenallien.de/
the online voting competition
Ladies and gentlemen, the online voting competition in ON! tell all your friends to vote for you! tell the artists.. the labels.. their mamas.. let the madness kick in!
here is the link for all the categories:
The Dirty honkers
Once again The Dirty Honkers are proven to be MAD! Check out our new interview..
The Dirty Honkers are coming to rock the 100 year old virgin stage of the Villa at our main event. The busy band is almost totally booked up for their summer tour with their new album and they see our event as a great kickstart to the tour. They are eager to win one of the categories or maybe even the coveted final BEST PRODUCTION category with their new video release. We asked them to give a shout to the fans for more submissions, but they politely refused since they know that in the Berlin Music Video Awards, everybody has a chance to win and their fame is absolutely not considered factor for the video competition!
The Nominated Videos
Here we go! These are the first and second rounds of nominated videos!
Are you a fan? Are you a journalist?
Spread the Berlin MVA epidemic!
Sin with sebastian
The year is 1995. Sebastian Roth A.K.A “Sin with Sebastian” is making his huge breaktrough with the hit “shut up and sleep with me.” The song is a huge success, becoming a top 10 hit on every possible dance chart around Europe.
18 year later Sebastian is chilling in Thailand on the beach, checking his mailbox and finds an invitation to our humble ceremony. He replies YES … we are happy! you are happy! let’s rock!
check out his latest video:
>>>>>>>that´s all i´m not satisfied<<<<<<<<
From shame to fame
Chantal of Chantal House of Shame party will be presenting the winner of the “MOST TRASHY” category. The queen of Berlin’s gay scene, a prostitute in her youth, will come to honor our event in this glamorous moment.
After many years of nightlife success, Chantal has decided to give a bit of her stardust to our event. The “MOST TRASHY” category promises to be one of the more special categories since it is a unique to our event.
The category presents those videos that were probably too hardcore for being accepted on commercial T.V. channels, Dirty with their content, disturbing for political reasons etc.- in this category, the harder the better! And who would be more suitable for taking the winners from the house of shame to the hall of fame than Chantal herself?
You can find out more about the queen of Berlin’s gay scene in this exclusive interview made by discodamaged magazine:
Hanin Elias on our stage
Hanin Elias, former lead singer of Atari Teenage Riot, has just confirmed her attendance at the awards main ceremony as a host and a Jury member. Elias has just finished recording a brand new album and is currently looking for the right video maker for her upcoming music video. She’ll be moderating and presenting one of the awards together with one of Berlin’s top comedians.:click to see
charity children – winners of the best song!
interview with the BEST SONG category winners
who are the members of the band?
We’re Chloe Lewer (Vocals, Ukulele, Percussion), Elliott McKee (Vocals, Ukulele, Accordion and Harmonica) and Dave Sills (Cello and Piano).
where are they from?
We all live in Kreuzberg, Berlin- but originally from New Zealand and Australia.
why are you in berlin (in general or at the date of the event)?
We came over about 2 years ago- we’d fallen in love back home and we were looking for a faraway place to live a faraway life. Berlin was perfect. It was cheap and mad enough for us to get by playing on the street. We can’t imagine doing what we do here anywhere else- and we don’t really want to. We’ve encountered nothing but kindness- it’s the sort of city that if you pursue something you love with enough sincerity, then the city will look after you.
how would you define your style?
Our record label calls it Indie-folk and our friends call it Anti-folk- we’re not sure really- some brand of folk anyway.
Our main influence has got to be the street. There are many musicians and artists who have excited and inspired us through the years- but the main influence on our music is the place where it was written, and what it was written for. We hadn’t written a hell of a lot of music when we first came over- so we’d take to the street busking, playing little covers of songs we adored- but very quickly we became bored of playing other people’s tunes- so we started writing our own. By that point we’d worked out the kind of music which the crowds would react to best- the sort of music would catch people’s attention, so they wouldn’t just walk past. The street not only informed our sound, but song structure too and even our subject matter sometimes. Although we play a lot inside these days, we still consider ourselves very much a street band.
We’re yearning for summer so we can get back outside to play, but we’ve also got a few inside concerts coming up- some in Berlin and a couple around Germany. Anytime we have a gig we always post the details to our facebook page – www.facebook.com/charitychildren
After making Elizabeth, we’re pretty keen on getting out and making another video. Back home we were working as actors and filmmakers- so making music videos for our songs is definitely a way to get that fix. Our debut release, ‘The Autumn Came’ also comes out this summer- it’s a selection of songs we wrote during our first summer in Berlin. We spent a year recording them with a full folk orchestra and are very much looking forward to putting them out.
something else that you would like to promote?
We’re giving away the mp3 of our debut single ‘Elizabeth’ as a free download via our facebook page.
A representative from our Berlin MVA Production team was invited to be part of the Jury in a new alternative film festival just around the corner in Neukölln, the Boddinale. Our Jury member will give the winner in the music video category the privileged to be directly nominated in one of the categories of the Berlin Music Video Awards.
The winner of the Boddinale music video category is:
Since our Jury really liked the song, Strip Down was invited to perform it on our main event! Exciting.
Bensh – live
Band members: Benjamin ‘Bensh’ Zombori / Sion Trefor / Sevo Zoolord
Benshi and Sevo are from Innsbruck/Austria, Sion is from Cardiff/Wales
what are you doing?
It’s a mix of rock, alt-rock, krautrock indie-pop and synth pop and psychedelic folk
Loads of influences, some of them are: Velvet Underground, Animal Collecive, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Radiohead…
Defining our style is tricky because it moves around so much. It’s clear that we’ve got our own though, and that’s probably something to do with how we treat our instruments and how important good songs are for us. I’m tempted to say noisepop with a big indie-kraut-synthpop influence. Did I mention good songs?
We’ll be promoting our second album later this year, and that will also mean we’ll go on tour towards the end of the year and, quite extensively, early next year. We already know that we’ll play shows in Germany, Austria, the UK and Sweden, probably a few more countries too.
As far as upcoming projects are concerened, we’re working a lot on the new record right now. The first single release will be in August, so we also started planning the next video shoot. It’s amazing to see where the first record went, and the places we got to play, and now we’re working on taking our art and ourselves as performers one (or two) steps further. Some pretty amazing things are taking shape here right now.
Bensh will perform a full show at the 25th of April at the Loophole (Boddinstr. 60, Berlin) and at the main event on the 28th of April at Villa Neukoelln. Besides the nominated video of the song Doubt they’d like you to check their other great video for How Come Nao
Rathaus Comedy Club provides the hosts
Each and every category will have a separate ceremony hosted by the best comedians in the city! the Rathaus comedy club will celebrate one year of quality comedy in English and we have the honor to host some of the best on our stage.
Representatives of big magazines and music labels will be also invited, in order to give out prizes and choose their favorite video artists.
the VJ category
join the facebook event:
A last minute backdoor entry for electronic music! The VJ (Video Jokey) category – One very special category for VJ’s was added in a last minute decision. For those who are unfamiliar with the history and cultivation of the VJ art form, the VJ gives a realtime visual performance, adjusted to the music. The art of VJing started in the New York party sceneof the 70’s.
By using the combination of sounds and visuals, the VJ helps the DJ to create a more attractive dance floor that stimulates more senses and completes the club’s atmosphere. In our event we chose to give the category the recognition it deserves. The competition for this category will be the only competition to take place at the after party. Each VJ/DJ team will get to play 3 tracks or up to 20 minutes, winner team takes 200 Euros, humble prize but big respect.
The VJs who would like to compete for the best VJ award will have to display their skills with one original track\song that was made during 2012 – 2013, the audience and our jury from visual berlin will choose the winer in this category together.
In a city like Berlin where the queer community is so dominant and active in the artistic scene, the biggest Queer Magazine chose to give our event a special attention. Jan Noll (chief editor) and his colleges will be present in the event to give their prize to the favorite artist of the queer community. the readers of the magazine and FB friends would have the opportunity to vote and influence. The winners of the different categories and the siegessäule favorite is expected to get a wide exposure at the Mai issue.
THE MAKING OF LILA WOLKEN
The music video of one of the most radio played songs “Lila Wolken” by Marteria, Yasha & Miss Plantum was just submitted to us by the music video crew “easy does it”. In the last months the team did videos with most of the major labels in Germany and many independent labels as well. We asked them to project the making of the video clip, to answer questions from the crowd and give some tips to the young video makers about making quality videos that penetrating the TV channels.