The Story so far ...
Founding of the Filmstadt Wiesbaden Netzwerk e.V.
Greb + Neckermann got involved as a founding member of the board for the film industry for the capital city of Wiesbaden. The goal is to focus the publicity spotlight on the film makers, production firms, universities and institutions and the relevant festivals.
Arndt Neckermann makes the connection between the film industry and the promotion of employment. So on November 21, during the Wiesbadener WirtschaftsDialog, for the first time the network could demonstrate the versatility and efficiency of the industry in front of a select public.
Film Projekt with the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz and Engagement Global
In an exclusive media project at the Institute for Ethnology and Africa Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, students created film coverage and a short dramatic dystopic film. Under the direction of the Medienakademie Wiesbaden and Greb + Neckermann both projects films examined the question of how the German immigrant society is dealing with changes and fears in the wake of increasing movements of migration and refugees.
Step by Step to Becoming a Super Star
In the land of the Cherokee in western North Carolina Bipe Incorporated has specialized in the textile covering of classical airplanes. The team of Jerry Stadtmiller just finished the three hallmark rudders of the Lockheed L-1649A Starliner.
Esteem and a Prize for "Three Sons"
"A moving, very unusual film story, which emboldens and tells things from a completely different perspective."
The Jury of the Deutsche Filmbewertung unanimously conferred the award: Especially Worthwhile!
"Three Sons is a documentary film which with tranquility and depth treats a multi-facetted subject. And thanks to the wonderful choice of protagonists it provides insightful reflections about how to deal with history and personal memories."
"Three Sons" will be shown on November 3 and 4 at the 39th Biberach Film Festival. The director Birgit-Karin Weber, cameraman Martin Schilling and producer Stefanie Greb presented the film to the festival public at this famous meeting of German filmmakers.
Isabell Pfeifer finished an apprenticeship last year in our agency and as of immediately is a permanent member of our team as a trainee.
WIR WOLLEN DICH!
Our new image film is now online: Dream occupations in Wiesbaden, where the professions all "match" and everything flows.
On the road in Allgäu
We were on site at the most beautiful locations in Allgäu for the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg. Something about the combination of cows in awesome landscapes and those shots of a modern milking robot created maximum interest among the students for the subject of production management. With the help of GEA, one of the largest system providers for the food processing industry, a series of unusual and exciting educational films were produced.
Made in Wiesbaden!
20 Year Greb + Neckermann Jubilee
A great day in the spirit of FABRIKATION: in addition to our visitors, clients, business partners the former employees of the Schandua & Söhne paper factory showed their amazement about the transformation of the legendary "Dutt" into a modern media location!
Along with creative workshops and exciting presentations about film, marketing and acquisition, the Wiesbaden city historian, Kathrin Schwedler, provided detailed insights into the odyssey of Schandua & Söhne, which produced food packaging until the end of the 1980s. The emotional highpoint of the colorful jubilee was a documentary film with eyewitnesses and many stories about the factory.
Long Live FABRIKATION!
The Frankfurter Rundschau visited us in Wiesbaden.
March 2017 / April 2017
Invitation to the Open House
Training film for the state capital of Wiesbaden
Greb + Neckermann was awarded the contract for a comprehensive advertising film about the training offered by the city administration. The film, featuring 13 occupational profiles ranging from road maintenance to housekeeping to animal care, to Bachelor of Arts, is a creative portrayal of the largest training facility in the region.
Mega Success with Social Media
This month for Lufthansa Technik we produced two impressive commercials, one about the VIP outfitting of a Boeing Business Jet and a second one about the launch of the brand new wide body German Lufthansa Airbus A350.
The social media versions broke all records in the first week in terms of the performance value range and viral spread. Professional, real-time preparation of the exclusive content with the proverbial glimpse behind the scenes generated well over average shares, likes and comments.
20 Years of MOViE YOUR BUSINESS
It was founded in 1997 by Stefanie Greb and Arndt Neckermann when they produced a film while studying media design and media technology at the Hochschule Mainz.
Greb + Neckermann has grown into an agency group, encompassing a media archive, Creative Motion, a company for digital post-production and the Medienakademie Wiesbaden, a cooperative venture with partners.
Greb + Neckermann is celebrating its 20th anniversary on May 20th with an open house. Our resourceful staff will provide a look back over 20 years of successful work in media with entertaining workshops and exciting presentations. Towards the end of the year there will be another event about the building of FABRIKATION in1890. Under the flag of "Made in Wiesbaden" the eventful FABRIKATION saga will be told starting with Schandua & Söhne, a firm well-known for food packaging, continuing into the present with the establishment of the Greb + Neckermann agency group and media location.
Same procedure as every year - Xmas BBQ IV!
Friends, colleagues, business partners and clients from industry and media celebrated what has become our traditional Xmas BBQ with us. This year the insider musician from Cuba, Julio Gutare, entertained the guests. Everyone took the opportunity to chat and network on a firm foundation of delicious homemade foods.
We wish everyone a great Christmas and a happy New Year in 2017!
Right in the middle: 360° video production
360° videos in a Boeing 737 business jet were created for Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg. Visitors to the MEBAA show in Dubai were astonished with virtual reality glasses in the exclusive VIP cabin.
This month we also used the 360° video technique to produce walking tours for Bärenherz, the well-known foundation for critically ill children.
Collaboration with the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University
The state universities are looking at our extensive economics and lean management competence with great interest.
We are creating teaching modules on the Mosbach Campus for innovative production management in the mechanical engineering course, with a focus on production and logistics management. A web based training efficiently visualize logistics, processes and planning instruments for the students using the real-life example of the milk industry.
Return of a legend
The restoration of the Lockheed Super Star, is an historic milestone and an undertaking of the highest technical caliber. It’s moving into the final phase. 95 percent of the fuselage structure has been replaced by high quality modern aircraft manufacturing material. The installing of refurbished and new components can now begin.
Greb + Neckermann has been exclusively documenting this special project from its beginning, traveling over the last eight years throughout the aviation world: ZDF/3sat Mediathek
Greb + Neckermann and Creative Motion Unit were booked out in the fall with advertising films, product films and features for the Lufthansa Group, ZDF and SWR.
June 2016 / July 2016
Cinema Premiere on October 22 in the Caligari Art Film Theater Wiesbaden
The French-Polish composer Szymon Laks left his son André an extensive collection of musical scores he hoped would be published. The famous cellist, Raphael Lasker-Wallfisch inherited the passion and talent, to play cello from his mother, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch. The painter, Adolf Frank, wished for nothing more than for his son Thomas to exhibit his paintings. With a light touch, Drei Söhne tells the international success stories of three sons against a dissonant background: the parents were survivors of Auschwitz.
The Greb + Neckermann production depicts the dilemma of the second generation. Our author and reporter Birgit Karin-Weber traces the fine line between self-discovery responsibility tread by the second generation.
Greb + Neckermann awarded the World Media Award
The film 'THRUST - Lufthansa Technik Engine Services' was awarded a World Media Award Silver Prize on May 11 in the Hamburg Delphi Showpalast. The World Media Filmfestival honors exceptional solutions on an international level and is one of the most important such awards in the world.
Along with his team, director Arndt Neckermann has developed several award winning concepts for the technology branch of Deutsche Lufthansa. We’re especially proud of them.
Chamber of Commerce and Business Competence Licence
Invited by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 25 9th grade students from the Limesschule in Idstein visited the FABRIKATION in Wiesbaden and were given a comprehensive view of professional media production. After stopovers in the Medienakademie, the sound studio, postproduction and film production of Greb + Neckermann, the students could ask our experienced media professionals questions, like: How good does my computer knowledge have to be? What are the work hours? What can I earn?
The "driver’s license" has been issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2009. With it the students acquire basic knowledge of economics and become acquainted with different branches of industry. The goal is to pave the way for young people to enter training and subsequent professional life.
Communication consulting via cartoon
Greb + Neckermann has developed a series of hand drawn short films for the Lufthansa Technik Group. The explanatory films are precise, cost-effective aids within the company communication structure. The contents pertain to Change Management for the implementation of new strategies, processes and behavior in different areas of the company.
Together with the Federal government’s Engagement Global and the Medienakademie Wiesbaden conducted a media internship called "Who is Germany?" at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Students of ethnology grappled with questions of migration, homeland and identity in the immigrant society. Arndt Neckermann gave instruction on methods of research, concept development and dramaturgy in the process of creating creative short films with the students.
Tribute to Amy Winehouse
The poet Geoffrey Steinherz wrote, composed and sang an endearing tribute to Amy Winehouse. She was an exceptional singer who drew her inspiration from jazz singers and soul music from the 1960s. Her influence lives on.
The film produced by Greb + Neckermann examines her loneliness, her lack of luck in love and disappointments in life. The anthology film honors this dark soul in the subtle way which she expressed in her music.
Trimonzium an insider tip for gourmets and lovers of good wine in Wiesbaden, has been designated one of Germany's 500 Top addresses in "Der Feinschmecker". And we made the exclusive and tasteful film for the occasion.
November 2015 / December 2015
Mulled wine, steak and good vibes! On the 18th of December we held our traditional Christmas BBQ in FABRIKATION in Wiesbaden. And it was a gigantic good time! We wish our clients, partners and friends a merry Christmas and a good start in the New Year!
Greb + Neckermann won a Master of Excellence at the European Masterclass Corporate Media-Festival for the media supported communication concept "Human Factors Continuation Training". The award is the highest granted by the jury. We created an innovative training solution for our client, Lufthansa Technik, which is a required course for the entire maintenance personnel.
"Golden Lily 2015" for Community Action
The Medienakademie Wiesbaden was one of 35 Wiesbaden companies to be awarded the "Golden Lily 2015" for community action and work with youth.
The award, created by the Hesse capital of Wiesbaden and the not-for-profit federal initiative UPJ e.V., recognizes companies which donate their time and take particular responsibility for the well-being of the community.
Trip to Amsterdam
Greb + Neckermann arttended the most influential European broadcasting and media event, the International Broadcasting Convention IBC.
With more than 1800 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from 170 countries, it was successful for us with a combination of information, enjoyment and inspiration. We tried out the newest products and trends in camera systems up to current workflow solutions for production and post-production.
No dog days in Wiesbaden
In spite of the oppressive heat and vacation production went on in July and August. Advertising films and podcasts about the fascination of flying for Deutsche Lufthansa and Lufthansa Technik and an image film about handicap accessibility in Wiesbaden were the summer highlights.
And our Post-Production Department CREATIVE MOTION kept busy with the visual packaging of the National Soccer League, the Champions League and the Women's World Cup for ZDF Sport.
A new Media Designer
After a retraining of six months our apprentice Anselm Henkel successfully completed his Chamber of Industry and Commerce certificate for media design in image and sound. In just a few months the intensive training at Greb + Neckermann, with back-up from the Medienakademie Wiesbaden, resulted in top grades in all the final exams. Coming off that success story, Anselm will find a place in our agency and rapidly establish himself as a media designer. Congratulations!
A Cinema Spot for Bärenherz
The children’s hospice Bärenherz Wiesbaden provides protection, security and trust for children with unhealable illnesses and their families to fill the time they still have together with the joy of life.
The Medienakademie Wiesbaden together with Greb + Neckermann developed and produced this emotional cinema spot. Stefanie Greb took over the sensitive task of directing. The spot will start running in cinemas in the fall.
TV premier on June at 18:15 in SWR
The 10,000 mile man – a journeyman on the way home
Marvin loves adventure – that’s why he’s on the road. The archaic life in the guild has something mystical about it, but it’s not without its deprivations. For more than three years the 28 year old carpenter Marvin Lang could not go home and could only come within 60 kilometers of his hometown of Mainz. He had no telephone and only looked at his emails sporadically. Everything he owned fit in a towel, which is what the custom prescribes. The goal of his journey is to see the world, get to know other ways of work and by creating a network to extend his horizon.
Desire drives Marvin on. That‘s why he decided in favor of traipsing, or Tippelei, as the journeymen call it. But he gets homesick, too, when he’s walking along or hitchhiking on his own. His mother and his girlfriend miss him and rejoice for every sign of life he gives them, from a telephone booth, or an internet café somewhere in the world.
Greb + Neckermann joined Marvin on the last leg of his travels and the way to himself. Back home to the old hometown, seen through new eyes.
Solar Eclipse 2015
On march 19th, when we were on board of the Deutsche Lufthansa Flight 435 from Chicago to Munich, we were able to capture an unbelievable natural wonder on camera: the 2015 solar eclipse. We filmed it directly from the cockpit and before the machine landed in Munich we were able to edit the footage as a promotional film dealing with this fascinating, unique event.
Shortly thereafter the number of clicks on the Facebook page of Deutsche Lufthansa jumped to a record high in a brief period of time. After just an hour the teaser was seen almost 100,000 times and the spot has racked up 1,000,000 hits since then!
Image Film for FraCareServices GmbH
For passengers with limited mobility or children traveling alone FraCareServices, a joint venture of Fraport AG and Deutsche Lufthansa AG, now offers a special service. At their request, handicapped passengers will be supported and accompanied through customs, border and security controls to keep Frankfurt’s gate to the world open.
In order to publicize FraCareServices, in the image film "A Job that Cares" Greb + Neckermann portrays the people who while aiding passengers leave behind a lasting impression with their friendliness and competence in helping other human beings. In the course of shooting the film we found out that the FraCareServices team was as multi-cultural as their guests. Which of course is the best starting point for communicating and involvement beyond the barriers of language!
Training for Lufthansa Technik AG
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The human factor is an ever present risk in the aviation industry. Everyone involved in the maintenance of aircraft has a great responsibility for safety and reliability.
In order to deal with this risk Greb + Neckermann has developed and produced a certified Continuation-Training focused on "Teamwork" and "Professionalism" for approximately 4500 Lufthansa Technik employees. Contents are conveyed to members of the aircraft maintenance crew in the form of a filmed analogue of Goethe's Faust, as a symbol for the good and bad in the human being and his striving for omniscience.
Since the beginning of the year, Greb + Neckermann experts have been coaching selected trainers from Lufthansa Technik, the world-wide leader in the maintenance of civilian aircraft, on this crucial topic.
Christmas Barbecue II
Greb + Neckermann and FABRIKATION Wiesbaden held their Christmas barbeque again on December 4. 150 guests from film, television and the economy celebrated the thoroughly successful collaboration in 2014 with delicious steaks from the grill and punch.
FABRIKATION has become known as one of the most professional and influential locations for the creative trades in Wiesbaden. The Christmas barbeque was an opportunity for partners and clients to lean back and enjoy the creative atmosphere and exchange ideas over and beyond their professional fields.
Successful Company Founder at Hochschule RheinMain
Founding a company is a risky business for many. In the context of "GRÜNDERwissen kompakt", an initiative of the Hochschule RheinMain and the office for the Wiesbaden Office for the Economy and Public Grounds Wiesbaden, Arndt Neckermann spoke about chances for startups and the formula for success of Greb + Neckermann.
His talk inspired students and new entrepreneurs to try out self-employment as a step to personal success.
August 2014 / September 2014
Summer Time at Greb + Neckermann
Our team is working on a lot of exciting projects this summer: We visited the new Airbus A 350 for the Lufthansa Technik Employees Magazine, we spent a week in Corsica for the SWR story about a carpenter’s journeyman and once again we were back in the USA for our documentary about the legendary Lockheed Super Star.
And we were able to expand the agency business with creative consulting and effective communications solutions for the aviation and logistics branches.
The Homecoming - Marvin the Itinerant
Freedom is just the flip-side of risk. It‘s the fascinating interaction that gives the journeyman’s journey its kick.
We joined Marvin, a 28 year old carpenter from the traditional Rolandsbrüder journeyman’s society for the SWR broadcast "Mensch Leute", on his rather unusual and emotional travels around the world. From Vietnam to Switzerland in southern Europe and back to where it all began: At home, where he was not allowed to set foot for three years and one day.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship 2014
Young people play a big role at Greb + Neckermann. And Arndt Neckermann is available to help for this year’s NFTE competition with a wrap-up prize awarded in the town hall of the capital city of Hesse.
NFTE is an international organisation that supports creativity, self-confidence and initiative to prepare young people for their future professional careers. Every year students with minimal perspectives develop business models with new ideas, which are evaluated by an expert selection committee which then awards a prize. In addition to five other jury members from politics and the economy, Arndt Neckermann was impressed with the quality and innovative approaches of the young participants. The jury was able to select the winner from a broad spectrum of business ideas. The winning ideas showed the variety of this young potential: The "Bio Doner Kebab", the "Multipaper" and "Dancing in the Web" took the first three prizes.
Wiesbaden.de: NFTE – Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship
Freshly hatched in the media branch
At the tender age of 18, fresh from the family nest in Münsterland, Lana Kesselring is testing her wings in far-off Wiesbaden.
The new member of the Greb + Neckermann team is a trainee who is particularly interested in film and television series and is passionate about writing. She plans to spend a year with Greb + Neckermann and then pursue her goal to study script writing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Media Crafters in the Wiesbaden FABRIKATION
Greb + Neckermann has left its mark of success in the film city of Wiesbaden for over fifteen years - and continues to produce quality and come up with innovations in the Rhein-Main media location.
Welcome to Greb + Neckermann
We are growing, but manageably! Our team maintains its dynamic, young and creative edge! Egor Bulatovici is our new trainee and soon-to-be media designer for image and sound. He is a passionate 3D artist, and tough obstacle runner. He fits in perfectly with us and provides a boost in post-production.
The time is coming for Wiesbaden to became a media hub
With that goal in mind Greb + Neckermann and FABRIKATION are participating again this year in the Designtagen Wiesbaden. Since in addition to design and advertising agencies the film branch has a lot to say in the creative scene, Wiesbaden can only stand to gain as a media hub. So on April 10 there will be an open house beginning at 17:00 for all creative and otherwise interested persons to experience the manifold worlds of film and television production!
Greb + Neckermann in Africa
At just under 2 million inhabitants, Gambia is the smallest county in Africa. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world, but has enormous agricultural potential. The Sabab Lou Foundation, supported by the HelpAlliance, is involved in the balanced management of gardens and solar powered water works in the villages.
Our Africa correspondent Sarah Keßler accompanied the aid organisation for a week and shot some very exciting material under strenuous production conditions for an emotional image film.
Calvin Hollywood in FABRIKATION
Calvin Hollywood is the most popular digital artist and Photoshop trainer in Germany. He has a huge community of fans in the internet, lectures in the USA and is responsible for the unmistakable "Calvinize-Look".
From May 20 - 22 he will be on hand at the Medienakademie Wiesbaden. In a three day immersion workshop he will present the full range of Adobe Photoshop techniques and shares exclusive tipsand tricks in photo processing.
The FABRIKATION Christmas Barbecue
On St. Nicolas Day Greb + Neckermann and the other FABRIKATION companies held a splendid Christmas celebration. More than 100 guests from film, television and the industry gathered for punch and steak.
Now the largest media location in Wiesbaden, the consensus at the celebration was that FABRIKATION has also become the most significant media address in the region.
MOViE YOUR BUSINESS
Greb + Neckermann film production and post-production at the CREATIVE MOTION Unit were running at full tilt in November, with productions for ZDF, SWR and Deutsche Lufthansa, as well as advertising films, news coverage and magazine features.
Hannah Dewies and Martin Trippen are the new "visualizers" at FABRIKATION. Their company is called 3D Maximal and is specialized in high-quality animations and motion graphics for advertising and feature films. In addition to their new headquarter in Wiesbaden, 3D Maximal operates another office in Vancouver, Canada.
Preview: I did it - Successful Emigrant Women
October 2, relaxed vibes in FABRIKATION! The movie is previewed and celebrated by a select audience. The main actresses, the Greb + Neckermann production team and the capital city of Wiesbaden as client are all happy with the results. The film will be officially shown in the framework of a local information campaign on "Female Emigrants and Employment", beginning in 2014. It will also be screened in the supporting program in Wiesbaden movie theaters and social media outlets.
With much emotion the film tells seven success stories of women with emigration backgrounds. It is intended to encourage those seeking employment to seize the work initiative and develop visions for the future.
California here we come
Greb + Neckermann has been chaperoning the unique Lockheed Super Star restoration project for five years. This time the team was looking for the remains of the legendary Lockheed assembly plant in Burbank, California. Witnesses from the 1940s and 50s were also visited, while aviation enthusiasts brought the team to the last specialists who can still shape sheet metal or repair instruments in the old tradition.
Promotional film for the capital city of Wiesbaden
The city of Wiesbaden contracted Greb + Neckermann to conceptualize a film about the integration of female emigrants. From the state certified teacher to the free-lance consultant, women are heard who embody the courage to take the first step into the professional world.
Promotional film and documentary for Lufthansa Technik AG
Greb + Neckermann is filming the entire VIP upgrade of a Boeing 737-800 New Generation. The exclusive material will be used for an impressive promotional advertising film for Lufthansa Technik AG, as well as the owners of the special Boeing Business Jet.
Greb + Neckermann accompanies economic delegation to Spain
Along with a select delegation from the city’s industry, officials from the Wiesbaden Department for Economic Development travelled to San Sebastián to deepen ties with the Basque economy. Arndt Neckermann represented the media industry and made the case for increased cooperation with the Basque media and film industry at the famous festival location.
Greb + Neckermann wins calls to bid
A new type of mood film about "Generation Y" is being created for Deutsche Lufthansa in which young people starting out in life speak openly about their demands. Lufthansa Technik is commissioning several video podcasts of this type for personnel marketing. Emotional films like these present real images of professions and will be shown on all relevant social media channels.
Greb + Neckermann also produced an image film for the Child Protection League of Mainz. The film visualizes day to day life in a modern nursery with "strong children and strong parents ".
Design Days – Open House
During the Wiesbaden Design Days the Greb + Neckermann studios and AVID suites will throw open their doors. Our creative minds will take on all comers with questions about media as well as design!
A special highlight is the exclusive photo exhibit "Racing Fever " by the star photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch. Porsche-Wiesbaden is providing the motorsport ambiance, while Leica is presenting special new products.
To be young, homeless and desperate
Along with the author Astrid Bierschenk, Greb + Neckermann has once again realized a special film for SWR: Street Children. Psychological martyrdom, violence and drugs are on the rise, posing a daily danger for children and youth and blocking the view of a life worth living.
The documentary shows the nightmarish life circumstances of the protagonists, depicting their mental and material impoverishment in the eyes of parents, teachers and counsellors. The film is a close-up, gripping testimonial of a real side of our society.
Greb + Neckermann shooting in North America
Director Arndt Neckermann and camera man Martin Schilling are on the road again in pursuit of one of their favorite projects: the long term documentation of the restoration of the legendary Lockheed Constellation "Super Star". The capricious four-engine prop machine from the 1950's is shortly scheduled to cross the Atlantic with passengers.
The wings were covered at the beginning of the year in a hangar in Maine, USA. Then, the work on the overhaul of the rare propeller blades began in Toronto, Canada.
Movie commercial for the Medienakademie Wiesbaden
The Greb + Neckermann produced Medienakademie Wiesbaden commercial is running in December and January in many Frankfurt and Wiesbaden movie houses.
New partner in FABRIKATION
The addition of Creative Motion GmbH to the network of FABRIKATION strengthens the media presence at the Wiesbaden location. The long-established Wiesbaden firm, a prime contractor for ZDF and SWR in the area of digital image processing, will move in on December 1 to the new production space and AVID suites with state-of-the-art full HD technology.
Digital post-production and professional color correction on the AVID Symphony will be available at completive prices immediately. Voice recording and mixing at auditory level R 128 in the adjacent sound studio "Sonaris" can also be conveniently realized in FABRIKATION.
Stone Age Entertainment
An unusual advertising film has been produced for the Lufthansa Technik Innovation Center. In it, stone age protagonists go on a turbulent search for an optimal electronic entertainment for their aircraft.
Shooting was done at a Media Markt and the Hamburger airport.
Long-term documentation for ZDF/3sat
Over a period of four years, from the first inventory check to the engine test run – Greb + Neckermann criss-crossed the USA and Germany to document one of the most ambitious overhaul and restoration projects in aviation history: One Lockheed L-1649A “Super Star“ was to be reassembled from three, no longer functioning original aircraft. The preliminary highpoint of this unbelievable saga of an aviation legend is the resuscitation of the three 18-cylinder Curtiss-Wright radial engines, which with a herculean effort emerged in a flawless, mint-new condition.
New commercial for Allison Transmission
A new film has been created for the large American transmission manufacturer Allison Transmission. It is an impressive documentation of truck transmission reliability. In cooperation with FES Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH, a Mercedes-Benz Econic with an Allison automatic transmission was subjected to an endurance test, concluding with the disassembly of the heavily worn unit.
Greb + Neckermann on the road
The Greb + Neckermann camera and production teams were on the road in May and June, coming home with fantastic images and stories from exciting locations.
A music video production in the south of Portugal, a commercial shooting in the Sahara in the border area between Tunisia and Algeria, and filming in Idaho, USA for our extensive TV long-term documentation about an unbelievable aircraft restoration!
We turn out professionals!
The Medienakademie Wiesbaden, a new initiative of the Greb + Neckermann network, is committed to the direct transfer of academic, practical and social knowledge in the form of teaching and training. The Medienakademie had its debut in FABRIKATION with an open house on May 4. On display were the new seminar rooms and the state of the art computer work stations.
In a speech in FABRIKATION, City Councillor Detlev Bendel thanked the Medienakademie team for their determination to make Wiesbaden a media location by founding an institution dedicated to creative continuing education and wished them success for their projects to come. A facility like the Medienakademie could be compared with similar opportunities in the great media locations like Berlin, City Councillor Bendel said.
In conclusion the Medienakademie Wiesbaden premiered the commercial "We turn out professionals" produced by Greb + Neckermann. The special day for the media in the Rhine - Main area continued late into the evening with workshops, live music and more than 200 guests.
Successful launch for the Medienakademie Wiesbaden
Greb + Neckermann was on hand for the appearance of the Medienakademie Wiesbaden at the "Jobs for Future" fair in Mannheim. Interested young people were given the chance at the stand to shoot their own commercials, which were edited on the spot with an AVID Media Composer. As a Medienakademie Wiesbaden partner, Greb + Neckermann provided the personnel and the technical support.
For the enthusiastic public, the three days of insight into the creative workings of media design was a huge success!
Greb + Neckermann produces a commercial about an aviation revolution
L-3 Communications together with German Lufthansa and Airbus Industries developed a high-tech electric drive, which for the first time will be installed in the main landing gear of a commercial aircraft.
The new electric drive for an Airbus A320 will become a sensation in aviation history.
New vantage points and beautiful perspectives
We’d like to take this opportunity to look back on a great 2011 and thank everyone for the collaboration on the exciting projects - and to wish you, your families and friends a Merry Christmas, and a successful business year in 2012.
The founding of the MEDIENAKADEMIE WIESBADEN
The brains behind FABRIKATION have founded a new teaching and training institution in the Hessen capital: The Medienakademie Wiesbaden. The density of media competence together with successful professionals from media, film and industry creates a unique practice oriented learning environment at the highest level.
Instruction at the Medienakademie Wiesbaden starts in the spring of 2012 in the new training rooms in FABRIKATION. The course offering will make a noticeable contribution as an attractive media location to the Wiesbaden landscape.
TV-Premiere "A High Pressure Pilot"
Our report "A High Pressure Pilot" premiered on October 21 for the SWR broadcast "Mensch Leute". The protagonist, the film team, editors and guests from the film and television business were all on hand at FABRIKATION to celebrate the latest film by Greb + Neckermann.
Jürgen Schütz is a helicopter pilot and an aerial daredevil. Whether it be a risky job to protect animals or a job for a power company, every deployment involves complete concentration: danger is always on standby. There is no routine in his line of work, because Jürgen Schütz is one of the few pilots in Germany who are on call for those kinds of airborne deployments.
Action packed ad film for Allison Transmission and Mercedes-Benz
Greb + Neckermann just finished a spectacular off-road advertising film for the automatic transmission and drive component manufacturer Allison Transmission and Mercedes-Benz. The star of the film was a fleet of rough terrain capable Mercedes-Benz Zetros trucks.
The Airfreight Centennial – A Journey Through History
August 19, 1911 was an historical day. On that day the first airplane in Germany took off with a load of freight. 100 years after this historical event, air freight has become an indispensable part of the world economy.
In the framework of the centennial, Lufthansa Cargo AG commissioned a 10 minute advertising film capped by the milestones of an exciting century of air freight.
"Being Rich, or How You Can Take It With You"
A short film written and played by Geoffrey Steinherz in the style of an American talkshow, with a 1960s hipster moderator who interviews Edgar Allan Poe about his pieces "Von Kempelen and His Discovery" and "Eldorado" in the form of a satire of the Goldrush. In a curiously lyrical way the two very different, very American worlds and epochs converge.
Concept, direction and production by Greb + Neckermann.
Poetry and Ballades Spoken by Christiane Zerda
97 and not the slightest bit tired – after diverse appearances through Germany over the years the actress extraordinaire Christiane Zerda is still directing theatre groups, giving theatrical and vocal instruction, and performing on her own as a teller of fairy tales and stage actress.
We were delighted to have an SRO crowd for her in the FABRIKATION, where Ms. Zerda led us through the world of Goethe, Schiller and Fontane. It was with the finest of feelings, gravity and humour that she recited poetry and ballades, with a discrete and appropriate accompaniment by Sarah Keßler on the grand piano.
Der Erlkönig [MP3 4.139 KB]
The latest video by Hotel Bossa Nova – Passarinho (Little Bird)
Greb + Neckermann did the complete postproduction with an extensive color grading for the live one shot video.
The pilot and the saw
Exciting feature for the Südwestrundfunk television station
It looks dangerous and risky when the giant helicopter saw with its monster saw blades separates high tension lines from trees. Even the smallest movement of the helicopter affects the free swinging giant saw. The feature follows the pilot in his dangerous job, which in spite of storms and driving snow he would not exchange for any other job in the world.
A Handful of Fish – The Eel Catcher of the Rhine
In a co-production of hr Fernsehen and SWR, Greb + Neckermann produces a 30 minute portrait about a fisherman, a 60 minute longer version as well as an essay about fishing on the Rhine as the hardest of the cold weather jobs.
At 46, Dieter Stitz is the youngest among his colleagues. In addition to him there are only three more fishermen on the Rhine. A rare profession for nature lovers, mavericks and hardened men. He fishes every day, but the yield is meagre. And now his bread and butter fish, the eel, has been red listed. The film depicts the day to day battle of a lone combatant, from his tricks to thwart fish thieves to the planning of catch routes, to the search for a suitable buyer for his catch.
Report on FABRIKATION in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung
With a run of more than 500,000 in the Wiesbaden Magazine section, the FAZ published a profile of the creative scene in the capital city of Hesse.
In the report Greb + Neckermann and the FABRIKATION network provide a representative glimpse of the film sector in the Rhine Main region.
The Digital Artists in FABRIKATION
Greb + Neckermann have opened a Design Office for motion graphics, visual effects and visual content on the ground floor of FABRIKATION. As of immediately Maurice Treffler and Sebastian Joerg, experienced digital artists from Wiesbaden, are offering their web, film, commercials, television and film animation services. The new service augments the FABRIKATION portfolio and complements the production and post-production capabilities of Greb + Neckermann.
A Visit from the City Council and the office business development
During their joint visit to Greb + Neckermann the Wiesbaden city councillor and head of the economics department Detlev Bendel, and Werner Backes, director of business development for Wiesbaden showed great interest in the modern media site FABRIKATION. The extensive tour enabled them to experience the multitude of media activity in the factory building and meet the individuals who work there. Detlev Bendel and Werner Backes were enthusiastic about the creative ambiance and the professional production facilities. In addition each promised direct support for future FABRIKATION expansion plans.
50 Year Jubilee for Boeing and Lufthansa
Greb + Neckermann is pleased to announce the development and production of several film modules and animations designed as a visual guideline for the occasion of the 50 year Jubilee of the Boeing Company and Deutsche Lufthansa. The two firms are celebrating their close partnership on the Lufthansa base in Hamburg with a grand gala. Greb + Neckermann will enable the gala guests to travel in time on a gigantic projection surface through five decades of aviation history, reliving the exciting development of the Boeing jet airplanes, from their beginnings to the modern Dreamliner.
New team member at Greb + Neckermann
Since April, 2010, Sarah Keßler is the new trainee in media design for picture and sound at Greb + Neckermann. With an background in pedagogy, she already has experience in television as a video journalist. In addition to her special interest in editing and camera work, as a professional pianist Sarah will also be able to immediately apply her passion for music to the creative work at Greb + Neckermann.
It’s finished - FABRIKATION is open for business in Wiesbaden
On March 23, 2010 Greb + Neckermann presented their new production facilities with an open house. Stephan Höfler also dedicated his brand-new sound studio and Thorsten Hinck opened his author’s office.
Creative minds from all areas of the media will be housed in the former “Schandua & Söhne” paper goods factory in Wiesbaden Biebrich. Film production, postproduction, sound studio, authors office and a graphics studio occupy a floor space of 1000 square meters in generously apportioned loft style spaces.
After the main tenant, an old, established printer, shut down operations, the facility was put up for sale in 2009, which prompted Greb + Neckermann to purchase the historically significant building with an eye to preserving and completely renovating it. In so doing a creative media location with well known clients from industry and television has been established. The mixture of unusual old industrial architecture ambiance in a creative environment in the middle of the Rhine-Main is a winning combination.
The building is old - FABRIKATION is new!
Financial Support for Albert-Schweitzer-Kinderdorf e.V.
This year Greb + Neckermann is financially supporting the new construction of a family residence for up to eight children and youth. Albert-Schweitzer Kinderdorf e.V. is thereby able to provide a stable and natural environment for neglected or abused children in a family life setting.
Founded in 1966, the not for profit association is a non-confessional, independent organization for youth welfare. The DZI seal of approval certifies the worthy use of the contribution.
In production since 1890
Greb + Neckermann is converting an old factory building in Wiesbaden, Biebrich into a modern media production facility. The original packing firm of “Schandua & Söhne”, with its own printing shop, was inaugurated in 1890 and operated as a family business until the 1980’s. The three production halls were leased to a printing firm until 2009.
By the end of 2009, in addition to the expanded production facilities of Greb and Neckarmann, a modern sound studio, several loft style offices and a new entrance with a spacious lounge will be installed. The opening of the Stephan Höfler sound studio will take place at the beginning of 2010.
Greb + Neckermann expands their post production
The production space is being expanded with the addition of a new AVID Nitris DX editing suite. Master playouts and broadcast copies are possible in all broadcast formats on HD CAM, DVC Pro HD, DVC Pro including Digital Betacam and Betacam SP.
As a full service firm we rent our AVID Suites and we also continue to offer professional DVD production. Prompt design, authoring and 4-colour copying coordinated with post production can be created. Henning Fromme directs the areas of post production, DVD production and MRT technology.
Greb + Neckermann is a recognized training firm
In September, 2009 Tom Mußmacher started working at Greb + Neckermann as a trainee in the area of media design in picture and sound. He is the second trainee at Greb + Neckermann and has specialized in camera assistance and animation.
Double Silver at the World Media Festival
Greb + Neckermann has once again emerged triumphant in this year's international film and media industry competition.
The SWR documentary "Oper ist mein Leben – Hinter den Kulissen im Staatstheater Mainz" ("Opera is my life - Behind the scenes at the Mainz Staatstheater") took the prestigious Intermedia-Globe Silver Award in the Documentary/Culture category. Greb + Neckermann's "Total Material Operations - TMO" image film for Lufthansa Technik AG also won an award in the Sales Promotions/Products category. Experts came from all over the globe to attend the Hamburg Oscar Night on 13 May in the Delphi Showpalast.
The "World Media Festival – Global Competition for Modern Media" - one of the most important events for audiovisual communication media - has been bringing industrial clients and the broadcasting organisations together with creative specialists for 10 years now. The Festival Awards are highly regarded honours and are recognised internationally as symbols of outstanding production standards. Competition was fierce this year. Over 550 entries from 30 countries, including such well-known names as Audi, Siemens and ZDF, subjected their entries to the assessment of the high-calibre jury.
November 2008 / December 2008
Living for the stage - reportage and magazine items for SWR
Greb + Neckermann produces 5 news items for the Landesschau local news programme. The wardrobe mistress, the make-up artist, a lighting technician, the leader of the orchestra and the stage manager are all filmed backstage in the Staatstheater Mainz during rehearsals for Richard Wagner's five and a half hour opera, "Parsifal". Viewers feel that they are giving everything to create something extraordinary.
Focusing on Hans-Erich Vincke, stage manager of the Mainz Staatstheater, the 30 minute film "Living for the stage" takes viewers into the amazing world of the theatre, giving them an insight into the feverish preparations for the production of "Parsifal". The stage manager is the most important person at a performance – forming the link between the director and the technical staff. Proof of the way in which all the different specialists all pull together, especially for the premiere of an opera, is provided when we see how they collaborate to meet this major challenge.
SUPRESA – Music video for arte and 3sat
Greb + Neckermann Filmproduction makes a hip music video for the Wiesbaden-based band Hotel Bossa Nova. The song is called "Supresa", Portuguese for 'surprise'. The music video will be broadcast on arte and 3sat to coincide with the launch of the album at the start of 2009.
The elaborate production communicates the melancholy feeling of the song in the form of a short story. It's all about a spontaneous party thrown to celebrate the return of a friend who had been away. The video paints this scene in bright colours, suffusing it with the feeling of the 60s and adding a dash of pensiveness and humour.
The four musicians - Liza da Costa, Alexander Sonntag, Wolfgang Stamm and Tilmann Höhn – drive around Wiesbaden at night in an old taxi, happy and in high spirits but also argumentative. The band featuring singer Liza da Costa also wants Greb + Neckermann to produce its next music video. Next time in Lisbon, though, where the band's roots are.
Lufthansa goes to the Cinema
Greb + Neckermann produces the "Be who you want to be" cinema spot for Deutsche Lufthansa's new recruitment campaign.
Greb + Neckermann is responsible for both the overall marketing concept and also the placing of the ad. The ad runs for three months in roughly 150 cinemas in Germany from the end of April 2008.
International Commercial Film festival: "Prix Victoria – Silver Award"
Greb + Neckermann takes away one of the most highly valued commercial film prizes for its anthology film “The Human Factors" for Lufthansa Technik AG at the 23rd International Commercial Film festival in Vienna: the Silver "Victoria".
The international festival jury praised in particular the innovative approach adopted by the Greb + Neckermann agency team in tackling this sensitive subject, and the significance of the comedy aspects in helping create the overall effect of the film.
TRUCK STOP GRILL enjoying global success
The short film is being screened at numerous national and international festivals:
HD FESTIVAL for Digital Film 2008, Munich/Germany (April 2008)
LICHTER - Filmtage Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Germany (March 2008)
Landshut Short-film Festival, Landshut/Germany (March 2008)
Fajr Film Festival, Tehran/Iran (February 2008)
Short Film Festival of India, Chennai and Guwahati/India (January 2008)
18th Bamberg Short Film Festival, Bamberg/Germany (January 2008)
Myrtle Beach Film Festival, South Carolina/USA (December 2007)
Deutsche Filmwoche Stockholm, Stockholm/Sweden (December 2007)
Deutsche Filmwoche Moskau, Moscow/Russia (December 2007)
Exground Film Festival, Wiesbaden/Germany (November 2007)
DaKINO International Film Festival, Bucharest/Rumania (November 2007)
Shnit Short Film Festival, Bern/Switzerland (November 2007)
Deutsche Filmwoche Kopenhagen, Kopenhagen/Danmark (November 2007)
Deutsche Filmwoche London, London/Great Britain (November 2007)
CORTOPOTERE Short Film Festival, Bergamo/Italy (November 2007)
MoMANew York - KINO! New Films from Germany,
New York/USA(November 2007)
Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton/Canada (October 2007)
Filmfestival Rome, Rome/Italy (October 2007)
23.International Filmfestival Warsaw, Warsaw/Poland (October 2007)
Umea International Film Festival, Umea/Sweden (October 2007)
Deutsche Filmwoche Paris, Paris/France (October 2007)
Frankfurter Buchmesse - Forum Film & TV, Frankfurt/Germany (October 2007)
International Roge Independent Filmfestival, Toronto/Canada (September 2007)
LA Shorts Festival, Los Angeles/USA (August 2007)
Next Generation 2007 german films/18. Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens, Sao Paulo/Brasil (August 2007)
Deutsche Filmwoche Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires/Argentina (August 2007)
International Film Festival Karlovy, Karlovy Vary/Czech Republic (July 2007)
Cannes 2007 – 60th International Film Festival, Cannes/France (May 2007)
Humboldt International Short Film Festival, Arcata/USA (April 2007)
Short film receives Audience Award
Greb + Neckermann FILMPRODUCTION wins the Wiesbaden Short Film Prize at the Exground Film Festival 2007 with its film TRUCK STOP GRILL.
Important nod for promotional film
The MOBILE promotional film featuring music by Avril Lavigne wins the Award of Master - Member of the European Masterclass at the 19th Corporate Media Festival. The award was presented on 7 December 2007 at the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn in an event sponsored by the NRW Minister President Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers.
Gold for Greb + Neckermann
The MOViE YOUR BUSINESS advert takes gold at the 15th ITVA – Awards 2007. The awards ceremony took place at a gala event in the Kristal Room of the Cologne Exhibition Centre during the Exponatec in November 2007.
The "Art Lufthansa Aviation Center", produced for Deutsche Lufthansa AG, also won a Bronze award at the renowned festival. In the "Documentation (Culture, Science, Medicine)" category the film convinced the jury with its creative idea and its high quality and innovative production.
TRUCK STOP GRILL on international TV
The well-known pay-TV channel CANAL+ broadcasts the short film TRUCK STOP GRILL to over 50 countries worldwide.
Culture-related films for South-West German Broadcasting Corporation (SWR)
Greb + Neckermann FILMPRODUCTION produces 5 culture-based films for SWR on the subject of immigrants and people with an immigrant background. The series reports on people's experiences, focusing on migration as a population development factor.
Commercials and music videos
Greb + Neckermann FILMPRODUCTION produces a number of TV adverts for the cult skating brand TITUS.
Greb + Neckermann FILMPRODUCTION produces music video for the punk band EL*KE for the MTV Group.
The song RAMONA from the soundtrack of the German cinema-film comedy "VIDEO KINGS" is broadcast on MTV together with a Greb + Neckermann FILMPRODUCTION advert.
Advert wins silver
The Greb + Neckermann FILMPPRODUCTION advert MOViE YOUR BUSINESS takes the Silver Award in the Commercial/Spot category at the 2007 World Media Festival in Hamburg.
Greb + Neckermann in Cannes
TRUCK STOP GRILL runs in the Short Film Corner at the 60th International Film Festival in Cannes in 2007.
Frankfurter Rundschau – Advert for Wiesbaden
The film production company Greb + Neckermann celebrates ten years in the business. Short film with actor Axel Prahl.
Greb + Neckermann's short film TRUCK STOP GRILL
earns the rating "Especially high quality" from the German film rating office.
TRUCK STOP GRILL premiered at the Bambi cinema in Wiesbaden
Cinema, music and party. The Walhalla Studio was the ideal venue for the premiere of the TRUCK STOP GRILL road movie, featuring Axel Prahl in the leading role. The film received an enthusiastic reception from the audience. The many guests enjoyed the stimulating yet personal atmosphere of the event, which featured live music by "Hotel Bossa Nova".