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In this episode, you can experience Tatiana Brandrup and Katrin Springer as  "Bling of the months". They report on their research project "Media collisions as drivers of innovation for new approaches of cultural heritage" and what it has to do with Sergei Eisenstein.  (Talk in German followed by an English summary 00:02:08-00:40:51)

Bling of the month

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Tatiana Brandrup

Project manager Collisions, management of the VR department

As a visiting professor at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Tatiana is researching forms of making the apartment of Russian director Sergei Eisenstein accessible in VR as part of the Collisions project. Her artistic research focuses on the creative use of VR and on multimedia storytelling in documentary.

She studied social anthropology and documentary film at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the New School of Social Research in New York. (B.A.) and screenwriting & directing at New York University and at HFF Munich (M.A.). Tatiana has written scripts for multiple TV- and film formats. Her work as a director includes both fiction and documentary films. As a lecturer of screenwriting and film making she has taught, amongst others, at Humboldt University Berlin, VGIK in Moscow and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
For her award winning film „Cinema: A Public Affair“ which premiered at the Berlinale 2015, she accompanied Naum Kleiman’s research on Sergei Eisenstein over several years. The film was shown at 28 film festivals worldwide and in theatrical distribution in Germany. In 2018 she was an artist in residence at the „Cinepoetics” program at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Tatiana’s passion is narrative in all its forms – of stories which connect the past, the present and the future.

Katrin Springer

Production manager, administrative project manager

Katrin Springer studied Film & Theatre Science and Russian Science. She graduated as a Media Consultant. Since 1988 she has worked as assistant director, line producer, post-production coordinator, production consultant and producer for national and international film productions. In 2009 she founded her own production company, Filmkantine. She has produced award-winning documentaries which have been shown at film festivals around the world. They feature extra ordinary human beings in challenging political and social circumstances. In 2013 she met Tatiana Brandrup. The two have since teamed up in a valuable collaboration. Their co-produced documentary film „Cinema: A Public Affair“ took her to Moscow, where she was fortunate enough to meet Naum Kleiman and Vera Rumyantseva.  And she had the chance to experience the Eisenstein Apartment – a vibrant, lively space of encounters and research.

Since 2010 she has been teaching Film Production at various film schools in Germany. From 2015 to 2020 she taught Film and Television Production at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. She is engaged in fostering sustainable and green film production.

Within the project, she is attracted to the opportunity of exploring new ways of communicating cultural heritage and making it tangible for others. 

In the News Chapter Bianca Jasmina Rauch and Barbara Wolfram present their new feminist film podcast, "Ned Wuascht - Wir geh'n Fisch'n". 

(In German 00:40:51-01:10:19)

News Chapter

Barbara Wolfram

Bianca Jasmina Rauch

And Susanne Braun and Yugen Yah tell what the fourth season of the "Indifilmtalk" Podcast offers. 

(In German 01:10:19-01:20:06)

The Dear Diary is about the first Culture Community Plenary of NFDI4Culture. Furthermore, Janna Heine invites to the "Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftlichen Kolloquim 2021“.  

(In English 01:20:06-01:32:04)

Dear Diary Chapter

#Episode 17

In this episode, you can experience Dr. Carley M. Shinault and Dr. Brian C. Johnson. They give an insight in their planned book "Afterbirth of a Nation: Urban Critical Pedagogy and Ghetto-centric Film Since Boyz n the Hood." The call for chapters for the planned publication is currently open, so Dr. Shinault and Dr. Johnson encourage listeners to submit an abstract. Furthermore, they reflect on interdisciplinary and editorial work. 

Bling of the month

The Call for Chapters can be found here.

Dr. Carley M. Shinault 

is a Post-doctoral Fellow in African American Studies at the University of Houston. She earned her doctorate from Howard University, Washington, D.C., specializing in Black Politics, American Government, and Women's Studies. Her Dissertation is entitled "When the black bourgeoisie meets the truly disadvantaged: An Examination of black middle-class responses to residential migration in Prince George's County." 

Dr. Shinault's research areas are race, gender & class politics, housing policy, urban renewal, gentrification, space, the social and political impact of class stratification within the black community, public opinion, and black feminist theory.

 Dr. Shinault's body of research, published in the Journal of African American Studies, National Political Science Review, and Phylon, covers a cross-section of the socio-political experience of African Americans in the United States. 

Dr. Shinault has gained a wide range of teaching experience at the University of Houston, the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and the Howard University. She is the recipient of many Awards and Honors for her achievements as a teacher and researcher.

Brian C. Johnson 

holds a Dr. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology from Indiana University of PA. His dissertation deals with the effects of films on the social dominance orientation of undergraduate students. He is an independent scholar focusing on the intersections of film, popular culture, and society. Despite his diverse teaching experience,  there is time to cite only a few of Dr. Jonson's publications here. One example currently in print is “The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies” which contains a contribution by Dr. Jonson, entitled “It's 'Reel' Critical: Media Literacy and Film-based Pedagogy." He is the author of "Reel Diversity: A Teacher's Sourcebook" (2008), winner of the 2009 book award from the National Association for Multicultural Education. He also co-edited "Glee and New Directions for Social Change" (2015) and edited "The Problematic Tyler Perry" (2016). In 2018, he published "Reel Big Bullies: Teaching to the Problem." together with his colleague James Vines.

In the News Chapter, Sebastian Stielke speaks about his recently published book "100 Facts about Babelsberg." Chronologically it leads through the history of the film and media location Babelsberg and offers numerous glimpses behind the scenes.

News Chapter

In the Dear Diary Chapter, Dr. Anna Luise Kiss talks about the reasons for the increase in personnel in the research project "The Cinematic Face of Cities." And she reports on what the team is working on at the moment.

Dear Diary Chapter

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