Wed, 19 Apr 2023 09:55:48 GMT
Dominik was born in Münster, grew up in Hamburg to a certain extent, and gained experience all over the world, including honest work. Even though he always liked Hamburg best for staying, Dominik was able to get to know different cultures, countries and their people on all continents through his job. Today, Dominik lives in Berlin and still enjoys commuting to Hamburg.
Dominik has spent most of his professional life at Markenfilm. There he learned very, very, very much and worked even more. It became almost 14 years together with many extraordinary projects and encounters all over the world. In the five, six years after that, Dominik helped two film productions to complete their business models, sharpen the portfolio, professionalise the production department and develop a specific directing offer.
In the last two years, Dominik has expanded and managed the production department at Rekorder. During this time, he has been responsible for very large projects such as the o2 'Pizzabotin' campaign (Serviceplan Bubble), Jägermeister with Post Malone (la red), the 10 exceptional BMW XM launch films with JvM and a Mini prototype campaign, as well as the complete launch in film and photo for ORA and a very nice, individual Rimowa production.
Dominik has mainly worked on automotive, food, beauty, technology, pet food, finance, pharma and retail. There have been so many projects over the last 25 years for all the brands, clients and advertising agencies you’d know.
Dominik> Wear comfortable shoes.
Dominik> As simple and obvious as it may sound: to think in a targeted way. In fact, most people hardly know how to do that - and it is essential for our profession. It will also always remain important and true to go through the world with open eyes and hearts, to be inspired by art, culture, countries, people and opinions - to see it as enrichment. Stay flexible. And yes, AI is of course an important and exciting topic that will have a strong influence on our profession as a tool. In writing and image.
Dominik> Directing is not democratic.
That I say this as a producer may seem unusual. A film production is a concert with many specialists. I am therefore deeply convinced that in my role I should be a facilitator, someone who creates space for others to develop and do their work in the best possible way. We producers or production companies should also be given the space we create for others. Then the project, all of us together and also I can be successful.
Dominik> I have (almost) always had the good fortune to work in companies that did not see this as an additional task, but as an integral part of their culture and success, as an enrichment. Hamlet is the best proof of this: with its beating heart in Belgium, different nations, cultures, languages, people and their experiences work together with a common understanding, across several countries, to put together the most suitable teams, to create the best possible atmosphere and energy, to do really good things with fun and sweat, or maybe sweat and fun. That's the only way!
Dominik> In principle, every production we plan and carry out is like the famous little Gallic village. Or, in our case, like a Hamlet. If we bring the most diverse people together in this place and spend our time together well, then everyone can also take something away from it for their lives and their dealings with people. Advertising, filmic communication, can't and won't - and doesn't want to - save the world. But our job life together is often successful, inspiring, also funny and respectful under the most adverse conditions. These are not bad prerequisites for one's own heart formation.
Dominik> There have always been the most diverse designs (not only) of products. A raft that is supposed to hold for exactly one passage and does exactly that. A boat that is designed and built for a more extensive task and does it superbly for many. The raft can be the more interesting object, or the boat something that can only be created with experience and also the constant will to change. Both should learn and profit from each other. Being against each other in principle and in the long run has never worked.
Dominik> I think it really comes with time and repetition. Always a lot and fast is tiring. It gets boring and doesn't stay. In the end, it's often a waste of resources (how many tons of sweatshop t-shirts break and get thrown away every day? And why do you have to have 50 of them?). It is precisely for these reasons and the observation of one's own self that the desire for something thoughtful that stays arises. Everything that one recognises oneself, one internalises best anyway.
Dominik> I think that especially people who have been working in production for decades can be very helpful to others in developing new skills. They know best what works and what does not, what has worked and what has not. But again, everyone learns from everyone. That's why I also believe, for example, that a generation house is the ideal of living together.
Dominik> Curiosity, diplomacy, humour, responsibility, resilience, being interested in everything first, humour, tolerance, structure, flexibility, respect and a good sense of humour. To be able to sleep well and everywhere.view more - PeopleHamlet, Wed, 19 Apr 2023 09:55:48 GMT