Workshop at TRT International Documentary Awards
15.05.2017

more about this trip


{ Florian | 15.05.17 }






Istanbul University
10.05.2017

more about this trip


{ Florian | 10.05.17 }





Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Institut für Kulturanthropologie / Europäische Ethnologie
03.02.2017


{ Florian | 03.02.17 }





01.07.2016 – 03.07.2016
Korsakow Institut, Berlin


{ Florian | 01.07.16 }





2016-04-LISBON

Workshop at Universität Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.

06.05.2016 -> More Info


{ Florian | 02.05.16 }





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It was my Fiat’s last journey and being an Italian car, I thought it would be neat for it to do its last trip to the country were it originated from. Well, the car did not make it, in Austria it gave up. It was towed back to Germany and the Meister at the Fiat Fachwerkstatt told us that it would not even be worth changing the oil, not talking about fixing whatever was broken. He was so kind to give us 50 € for it, which was pretty much the value of the gas in the car. No car no more.

So we arrived with a delay at Schloss Goldrain, the wonderful location for this years start of the EsoDoc sessions, where film professionals and journalists from all over Europe develop their documentary projects. My wife Elissavet accompanied me and she had a job there as well. More about that later. My job was to offer people new ways of looking at narration. This is my speciality, of course, and I enjoyed myself a lot talking about the philosophy of Korsakow. Will I get ever tired of it?

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Apart from my lectures I also had the pleasure to work with participants on their projects is group-sessions, that were called think tanks. Well I don’t like tanks, but I love thinking! The participants were amazing, amazing, amazing, so I learned a lot! I also learned a lot from the other lecturers, among them Raimo Lång from Finland, I got to know him the first time and I will never forget the conversation we had late at night at the wine cellar. After an intense day we were dead tired but could not stop discussing narration.

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Elissavet practiced some of her (what I sometimes call ‘witch craft’ and she calls – ) bodywork with participants of the workshop. It was a game between us, when I had to guess, with whom she had worked during the day. You could easily notice that, because of the people’s bright eyes and ideas. Sometimes I steal some of her tricks when I advice people on their projects. I can’t stop being surprised on the results.

This was a very intense week, with sessions starting in the morning and going till night. At the party at end of the week everybody was dancing wildly. 20 people from 18 different countries. My happiest moment was when an old song came up that I always listend to on my walkman, when I was 16 or 17.
The Pixies: Where is my mind?

May 3 – 8, 2015


{ Florian | 10.05.15 }





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December 4, 2014

1-day-workshop for students at Universidade Lusófona, in Lisboa.


{ Florian | 05.12.14 }





Just returned from a short trip to Brighton. I was invited by Crossover Labs and Sheffield Doc/Fest to give a one-day Korsakow workshop at the Lighthouse. The Crossover Labs guys had the brilliant idea to do a series of workshops with the leading softwares for creating interactive films. I am happy to see Korsakow among these softwares, with its unique angle. Before explaining the software, I talked quite a bit about the philosophy behind Korsakow, in contrast to the hyper linear approach of story telling in linear film and the multi linear approach of most other nonlinear story telling softwares. I made use of the combined brain-power of the workshop’s participants to understand what a story is. For quite a while I am now struggling with the question if a Korsakow film is a “story” at all. The phenomenon of a Korsakow film is for sure a narration. But is it a story?

 


{ Florian | 01.12.14 }





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November 11 – 14, 2014

Intensive 4-day Korsakow workshop for students at HSLU in Luzern. Very productive. Great school. Cool students. Results here.


{ Florian | 14.11.14 }





 

Korsakow Workshop in Lüneburg

Florian Thalhofer leads a Korsakow-workshop at the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

May 1, 2014


{ Elissavet | 01.05.14 }





Florian is in Olomuc, a small town in Czech Republic to help filmmakers to develop their idea for a scientific documentary and give them more understanding for how narratives can be built for the internet. He tries to help to make the right decisions for the future.

The training program Camp 4 Science is a part of industry program of Academia Film Olomouc that currently ranks among top European festivals focusing on science documentaries.

 


{ Elissavet | 16.04.14 }





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Photo by Giuliana Cucinelli

Dec 2nd + 3rd, 2013.
10am – 5pm

This is the last stop on Florian Thalhofer’s short Korsakow tour of North America.

Thanks to Myriam Rafla of the Korsakow-Institut for coordinating, and to all our hosts: Ben Miller at Georgia State, Brenda Longfellow at York University, and William Uricchio and Giuliana Cucinelli at MIT.


{ Florian | 02.12.13 }





As part of our ongoing Korsakow Workshop Series, Florian Thalhofer will be Presenting at York University, Nat Taylor Cinema Friday, Nov 22, 10-11:30 a.m. followed by a Korsakow WS from 12-4:00 p.m. in ACW 102. Many thanks to Brenda Longfellow and the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at York U!


{ Florian | 22.11.13 }





Florian Thalhofer will be giving a talk on his documentary work, interactive films, and database narratives at the the 2CI New and Emerging Media Group at Georgia State University, Tuesday, November 19 from 10-11 AM.

The presentation will be held in the Digital Arts and Entertainment Lab (DAEL) theater at One Park Place on the Georgia State campus. Additionally, he will be conducting a workshop on Korsakow and interactive filmmaking at GSU later that day, from 12-6. Many thanks to Ben Miller and his team!


{ Florian | 19.11.13 }





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2 Day-Korsakow-Workshop in Kassel at this year’s Kasseler Dokfest. More information in German: here.

Nov 13 and 14, 2013.

{ photo from the last Korsakow-Workshop in Rio }


{ Florian | 28.10.13 }





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Together with Judith Aston from i-Docs Florian Thalhofer is lecturing at the Interactive Documentary Workshop which takes place at the Freiburger Film Forum.

May 9th, 2013
9 – 12:30 hrs

UPDATE: Great article by Judith Aston about the discussion that came out of the venue.


{ Florian | 08.05.13 }





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Florian Thalhofer and Matt Soar will be presenting at the HASTAC 2013 conference (York University, Toronto, April 25-28th). Our panel on Korsakow filmmaking (Sunday 10.30am) also features Midi Onodera and Mél Hogan. (Florian and Matt will also be available for advice and consultation in the demo area at 1.30pm on Friday.) Hope to see some of you there!


{ Florian | 06.04.13 }





Intensive 5-day Korsakow-Workshop @ Inter-Agir.
Led by Florian Thalhofer, the inventor of Korsakow.

Rio de Janairo, Brazil, November 14 – 18, 2012


{ Elissavet | 15.11.12 }





Feb 12 – Apr 2, 2008

Florian Thalhofer: I-Story Box

Installation, Screenings and Lectures

17. – 28.2.08

N.Delhi: 17.-19.2.08
Bangalore: 21.-22.2.08
Kolkata: 24.-25.2.08
Mumbai: 27.-28.2.08
In a series of events, the German documentary filmmaker and media artist Florian Thalhofer will present a selection of his interactive films and will talk about his unique form of expression. His works are based on the principle that in reality things occur simultaneously rather than in succession.
Florian Thalhofer has invented the [Korsakow system] (korsakow.com/ksy), an easy-to-use editing software which allows you to publish interactive films on- and offline to suit his particular form of expression. He is the recipient of many awards such as the literatur digital award, the reddot design award, and the Werkleitz Award.

Some of his main projects are:

[13terShop] Florian Thalhofer and Kolja Mensing spent a month in a shopping mall in Bremen to explore life in a shopping heaven.

[LoveStoryProject] The LoveStoryProject is a an ongoing Korsakow film that started in Kairo in 2002 to understand how people perceive love in different parts of the world.

[Forgotten Flags] In this project Florian Thalhofer and Juliane Henrich have tried to explore the feelings of people in Germany about the German flag post-2006 World Cup.


{ Florian | 05.02.08 }