The world is spinning faster and faster. Our daily lives are marked by »input«, »options« and »alternatives«. But there are still places where calm and concentration prevail, where clear decisions stand at the center of creative work and drive it: One of these places is the editing room.
In the editing rooms of the ifs we give equal consideration to picture, sound and visual effects. Every single aspect and detail of picture, sound and even pixels must serve the story. The complex technology requires professional performance as well as creative thinking. Conversely, the passion of creatives accepts no limitations and so drives technology to reinvent itself again and again. The new era has revealed new constellations in film. New professions, specializations and non-linear film processes have evolved. The ifs »Digital Film Artists« can help shape the various project phases of the filmmaking process, from the development to the final film, all the while integrating dramaturgical considerations into the narrative approach.
After the successful establishment of the Film Studies, Director of Photography, and Editing Picture & Sound programs, it is now time to dedicate our focus to the creative possibilities of digital film technologies as well as integrate them into the existing programs. Starting in 2010, the ifs will offer the Digital Film Arts program with two specializations, namely Editing Picture & Sound and Visual Arts. The program offers students the opportunity to learn their digital craft and thereby becoming competent players in a continuously changing production process.
Through the transdisciplinary foundation studies, the program highlights the common ground that both these working techniques and specializations share, for our experience has shown that once students start their specialization in the third semester, their personal style develops in a far richer and more masterful way as a result.