Yesterday, Dr. David Y. Choi from Loyola Marymount University held an interesting guest lecture at AIB. The event was open to AIB students and members of the American-German Business Club.
Dr. Choi talked about ‘The Growth of Silicon Beach – The New Tech-Economy in Los Angeles’ and how the new developments and startups are “leveraging their unique resources and strengths of the Southern California Economy to their advantage”.
Thank you, Dr. Choi, for your interesting presentation and insights!
On Monday, October 16, 2017, AIB is expecting a very special guest from LMU:
Dr. David Y. Choi, professor of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University, is coming to visit AIB and the LMU programs studying in Bonn.
In his guest lecture “The Growth of Silicon Beach – The New Tech-Economy in Los Angeles” on Monday night he will share some of the major developments of Silicon Beach with us.
Please see below for further details about Dr. Choi and his lecture.
He is already very much looking forward to greeting and speaking to all of our students and also hearing about their study abroad experiences in Germany.
When: Monday, October 16, 7 PM
Where: Classroom, old AIB
Food & Drinks provided by AIB
We look forward to welcoming Dr. Choi and hearing about the new developments in Silicon Beach!
This week, the LMU School of Film and Television students have been busy learning about directing in theory and practice during their Directing Workshop.
The workshop was led by René Harder from the Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft. Acting students from the same school also participated in the workshop.
On Monday, all students got to know each other in fun little games and formed seven teams of 3 actors and 2 AIB students.
Then, all groups were given the same script ‘Ice Cream’ and tasked to come up with their own interpretation of the scene.
Thursday was shooting day and all the students were busy acting, filming and directing their short scenes.
Today, our Film students are editing their shorts to have them screened tonight at the AIB Germany, so both Actors and AIB students can see the outcome of their hard work.
This was for sure a fun way to gain experience in filming and especially directing! A big thank you to Rene Harder and the students from the Alanus Hochschule Fachgebiet Schauspiel!
Check out the pictures below for some impressions from the shoots and get-togethers.
From September 19-21, the Penn State and Texas A&M Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning students turned into artists in a workshop on Public Art, led by renowned artist Thorsten Goldberg from Berlin (http://thorstengoldberg.de/en/) together with Bruno Röver, AIB and June Martin, Texas A&M.
The challenge given to teams of three to four students was to come up with a piece of art to be installed on-site, that highlights, accentuates, questions or challenges special qualities & usages of a part of the 3.94km railway corridor in the northern part of Bonn, which is at the same time the site of the students’ semester design studio.
After a lot of hammering, gluing, cutting, sawing and painting, the teams presented film footage of their art installation at the AIB facilities. Balloons were released, improvised doors installed, mosaics of moveable wood chips with poetic words on them were laid out. In a quite unique project, one group accentuated the tram traffic by playing a triangle at a tram stop to the sound of trams passing through.
In the end, many new facets of the project site came to light, and many intriguing interpretations were discussed. Public Art as an informant for design – the students certainly lived up to that challenge!
Then, on September 25, the Texas A&M University and Penn State Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning students explored the "Neue Bahnstadt Opladen” - a new mixed-use development on the grounds of a former railway maintenance facility along the train tracks around Opladen Station, Leverkusen.
The group was hosted by Ms. Rottes, CEO of Neue Bahnstadt Opladen GmbH and its public relations officer Laura Batenbruch, who introduced the students to the unique development concept, masterplan and design features of the Neue Bahnstadt Opladen. A guided tour through the quarter was also part of the program.
All in all, this was a wonderful insight into contemporary approaches to urban development and design in the challenging environment of major traffic infrastructure, that students can now incorporate into their design approach for the studio project they are working on this semester.
Everyone greatly appreciated the time and effort taken by Ms. Rottes and Ms. Batenbruch to introduce the group to this project.
Update from our LMU Film Program!
A lot has been going on in the first couple of weeks in our LMU Film program.
Two weeks ago, the students had their first Workshop on Sound. Check them out boom pole-ing around the AIB courtyard below.
Last Friday, AIB screened the movie ‘Karl Marx City’ by Petra Epperlein. This personal documentary has Petra, who grew up in Communist East Germany, returning to her childhood home to investigate her father’s suicide. In time, she suspects that her dad's involvement with the Stasi security forces went much deeper than she ever knew.
Afterwards, the attendees had the chance to ask questions and discuss with Petra Epperlein in a little Q&A.
Saturday, the students embarked on a trip to Amsterdam to attend the IBC conference. The conference, which is the leading Media, Entertainment and Technology show, provides a great space to network, discuss and explore a myriad of different topics – ranging from technical advances in the industry to everything pertaining to the creation, management, and delivery of media of any kind. Interesting keynotes, panels, hands-on areas, and discussions were a great way for the students to learn more about the industry they aspire to work in.
This week, they will be participating in a week-long workshop on cinematography. They will learn about lighting, camera movement and set procedures to give them the knowledge, tools, and tricks they need to get started on filming their own documentaries soon.
Check out the pics below and stay tuned for more updates soon!