Uwe Schwarze ist zusammen mit Stephanie Drescher Geschäftsführer von Basiliscus Film. Er arbeitet als Kameramann, Drohnenoperator und Fotograf und ist für alle Prozesse in der Postproduktion verantwortlich.
Corporate film about the manufacturing process of medical technology
The Berlin based aap Implantate AG develops and produces medical products for traumatology
aap Implantate AG is an internationally active company based in Berlin that deals with the development and production of medical devices, especially in the field of traumatology. Here at the Berlin site, anatomical plating systems and a variety of different cannulated screws with the highest quality requirements are manufactured.
Implants for German and international healthcare
aap's products are sold internationally and made directly available to the healthcare sector in Germany. aap Implantate AG regularly offered guided tours in the production facilities in Berlin Tempelhof to interested customers. But since the COVID19 pandemic, this has not been possible. The medical technology company asked us to produce a corporate film. It is intended to be used to tour the workshops of aap virtually and on the screen.
The development process of medical devices in the focus of our filming productionFor the shooting of the corporate film, our camera team spent a day in the various departments of the production site and documented the production of the plating systems and the cannulated screws. The process of creating the plating systems is particularly impressive. The starting material is a meter-long titanium rod, which is cut to length in the first step and from which the perforated plates are then extracted. Further steps are concerned with the optimal quality improvement through polishing, measuring, cleaning and disinfection. At the end of the process is the sterile packaging of medical devices.
Filming and post-production always hand in hand
Instead of an off-text, spoken by a professional speaker, the customer decided to have animated panels. They describe the complex production processes as well as the machines and materials used. These panels, whose place in the finished film had not yet been determined, always had to be considered in the carding of the film shots and were a small challenge for our cameraman in some production departments.
⬇︎ Video stills with examples of the boards for the corporate film medical technology ⬇︎
Focusing on the high quality criteria by recording macros in our studio
Although the implants are made of titanium, they are incredibly fine and soft, their weight is extremely low. This is an important topic for aap and so we decided to make this extraordinary quality visible. In our studio we therefore stage a selection of different products of the aap Implantate AG. Here our Nikon Z6 with a macro lens and an external Atoms Ninja V recorder was used, which is small and flexible. So we were able to realize very unusual settings.
With these shots we start the film. Thus, it is possible for the spectators to see right at the beginning which products are produced during the tour through the production halls. Because in the corporate film it takes some time before the finished product is seen. Also at the end of the video, products from aap are shown. Here it is mainly tools manufactured by aap that serve the optimal insertion of the implants into the body of the patients inside.
TV series: 50 Kitchens, one City - Slovakia
A cross-media film production about Berlin based restaurants
TV and web series with the Slovakia restaurant platz doch
Vanda Molnár's grandmother was born in Berlin, but she emigrated to Slovakia many years ago because of a big love. The love for cooking is deeply manifested in Vanda's family. Vanda Molnár's mother is an enthusiastic chef and she passed this passion on to her daughter. The funny thing is: Vanda moved from Bratislava to Berlin 16 years ago, right into the footsteps of her grandmother. In Berlin she now runs her restaurant „platz doch!” together with Silvia Pintérová, who was also born in Bratislava. By the way, both were born in the same hospital in 1976, only with one day difference. The two chefs offer Slow Food, inspired by the Slovakian way of cooking. The restaurant has a very beautiful minimalistic design and an open show kitchen, were Vanda and Silvia prepare their tasty dishes.
They serve natural wines from their home country and other regions of Central and Eastern Europe. Vanda regularly visits her home country to buy ingredients from small farmers, organic winegrowers and small organic farms. They get the fresh products from regional small businesses in Berlin and Brandenburg. „platz doch!" is much more than just a place to eat well. The two chefs want to convey food culture from their Slovakian homeland. „platz doch!” Is not only a restaurant, it is much more, a shop, a meeting place where you can make friends and also an event agency. If you like, you can rent the room for pop-up events and celebrations.
Successful rheumatic therapy with biosimilars
Corporate film for Association Pro Generika
Rheumatism is a disease that has many faces. There are more than a hundred different clinical pictures. Often it is difficult to identify them clearly, but it is so important that a diagnosis is made quickly. Only then rheumatologists can start a personalized treatment. Biological medicines, so-called biopharmaceutical, play an important role in the therapy. They can delay the course of the disease and, above all, relieve pain.
Filming with a patient and rheumatologist in Berlin
For the working group Pro Biosimilars our film production produced a corporate film about the this subject in August and September. How do biosimilars, the replicas of biopharmaceutical, influence rheumatic diseases? We met a patient in Berlin who has been ill for more than twenty years. She told us impressively how the biosimilars changed her life. We also talked to her rheumatologist who has been prescribing biopharmaceutical and biosimilars for many years.
Corporate film: The FabHaus from Australia made in Poland
Who does not dream of it? A modular house that will be built in a few weeks, sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly? The German-Australian architect Julia Thomas designed such a house. She calls it FabHaus, the fabulous house. For a long time she has been busy with the design plans, because she wanted her product to be a passive house that matches all the characteristics of green architecture.
In Australia, it is currently too expensive to commission such a modular building. Moreover, the Australian craftsmen and engineers are far from having the expertise that distinguishes European home builders, Julia Thomas tells us during our film shooting. Through research and good contacts, the architect discovered a production facility in Poland that theoretically suits her expectations.
Cinematic documentation about the development process
But of course she wanted to experience it practically and travelled to Poland to visit the company. She invited us to accompany her on her first visit in order to document the development process of a FabHaus cinematically. Two days we spent in Kwilcz, filmed the negotiation talks between architect and manufacturer and could win a good impression. In any case, Julia Thomas is enthusiastic and soon it is clear that she wants to have her product made here. The idea: The complete house is fabricated in Europe and shipped to Australia. Within about two days then it is assembled by Our FabBuilder, ready for the clients to move in. From order to completion,Julia Thomas allows six months as a general guide. We are impressed too. Now we just want to see how the first modular building of Julia Thomas is set up in Australia. We are planning this trip for 2020 and are already looking forward to seeing how Our FabHaus will continue.
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