FAMILY PROGRAM

Ständige Ausstellung, Mediathek, Foto: Matthias Heib, Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

Smart Movie – Kreatives Arbeiten mit Handy & Co
Workshop

Mobile multimedia devices, such as smart phones and tablets, are not only means of communication in everyday life. They also place a pocket-sized, but complete set of film equipment at your fingertips, making experimentation with basic techniques of filming and producing creative-artistic work with audiovisual media quite simple. In the context of the workshop, participants unlock the hidden potential of smart phones etc. First, a film team is organized, then a cinematic idea is jointly developed and a shooting schedule is laid out. This is followed by putting the plans into action, using cinematic aesthetic tools to produce film and sound recordings that are subsequently assembled into a finished clip.

The structure of the workshop can be coordinated to meet the interests and prior knowledge of the participants. The following themes are examples of offers available for booking:

  • > Portrait – Who am I and What Makes Me Who I Am?
  • > Berlin, the Metropolis – Staging the Aesthetic of the Big City
  • > Black-and-White – An Homage to Silent Films
  • > Breaking News

For groups:

Workshop in English
240 min, 190 €
max. 10 participants
240 min, 380 €
max. 20 participants
from age 12 on

Booking:
> +49 30 247 49 888
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin


Ständige Ausstellung Nationalsozialismus, Foto: Marian Stefanowski, Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

Ideology and Manipulation in Entertainment Films
Workshop

Film is a powerfully effective medium. Its potential for manipulation was recognized in the early days of film and has since been exploited by a number of governments, parties and institutions. One of the best known examples of this practice is the film propaganda used by the National Socialists. However, ideological messages and propagandistic intentions can be detected even in current German and international productions. Entertainment, particularly in the genres of action films, war dramas and history films, tends to convey moral concepts, philosophies of life and recommended actions that often go unnoticed by viewers, although they deserve to be critically scrutinized.

In a combined exhibition tour, screening of film clips and a moderated discussion, participants pursue questions concerning which ideological or propagandistic messages contemporary film and television productions convey, and which means they employ for these messages to come across.

For groups:

Workshop in English
180 min, 160 €
admission included
max. 25 participants
from age 14 on

Booking:
> +49 30 247 49 888
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin


Ständige Ausstellung, „Metropolis“, Foto: Marian Stefanowski, Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

Animated Films and Techniques
Guided Tour

What makes images on television and in the cinema move? When did images start talking and what animation techniques were first used? During a guided tour through the permanent exhibition, young visitors are given the answers to these and countless other questions related to cartoons and animation techniques. The tour begins with the pioneers of German film. It then moves through the early years of German cinema, and explains the beginnings of sound film. How images are manually and individually animated is demonstrated by silent film classics like Metropolis.
 This tour, specially developed for children, offers the opportunity to touch and experience individual stations.

The offer can be combined with the workshop > My Own Animated Film.

For groups:

Guided Tour in English
60 min, 70 €
plus 2 € admission pp. (adults 3 € pp.)
from age 8 on

Booking:
> +49 30 247 49 888
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin


Werner Krauß in DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, D 1920, Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

Hocus Pocus! Special Effects Films
and the Magic of Motion Pictures
Film Talk

Movies and magic are closely related to one another: Inanimate objects come alive, moving as if directed by a magic wand, and supernatural forces seem to manifest before our eyes. All kinds of special effects have been used since the earliest days of cinema and have developed with the times. “Hocus Pocus!” guides participants through the history of cinematic special effects. They will learn the fundamentals of film techniques and about early methods of producing special effects on a brief thematic tour through the permanent exhibition. A film program with examples from over 100 years of motion picture history provides the basis for a subsequent joint discussion.

For groups:

Film Talk in English
120 min, 110 €
plus 2 € admission pp. (adults 3 € pp.)
max. 20 participants
from age 8 on

Booking:
> +49 30 247 49 888
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin


Lotte Reiniger bei der Arbeit. Foto: Kine Press, Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

Animation with Scissors, Light and Imagination
(Silhouette Films)
Workshop

In the tradition of the German special effects pioneer Lotte Reiniger (1899–1981) and other animators working in this field, participants produce a richly imaginative story. The workshop begins with a review of film history, in which select design options are presented and individual ideas are developed. Afterwards, participants create their own short cinematic narrations in the style of silhouette animation.
To make animated films from silhouettes or cutouts, black silhouettes of self-made figures and other materials are brought to life on a backlit glass surface. The images are montaged into an animated film using the stop motion technique and digital software.

For groups:

Workshop in English
180 min, 160 €
max. 10 participants
180 min, 320 €
max. 20 participants

Booking:
> +49 30 247 49 888
> museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin


Legetrick: Bild für Bild zum eigenen Kurzfilm. Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

My Own Animated Film (Stop-Motion Techniques)
Workshop

Making your own animated film doesn’t have to be difficult! After a short introduction into how moving images and different animation techniques work, participants develop their own storyboard for a cartoon and turn it into a short film. They create it frame by frame using a two-dimensional technique called cutout animation, as well as a trick box and a digital camera.

This workshop can be combined with the > Animated Films and Techniques Tour.

For groups:

Workshop in English
180 min, 160 €
max. 10 participants
180 min, 320 €
max. 20 participants
from age 8 on

Booking:
> +49 30 247 49 888
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin


Guided Tour and Workshop – Animated Films
Combination programmes for Children's Birthdays

We can design an individual birthday program with tours, workshops, and much more to meet your individual requests. A combination of diverse offers revolving around the world of moving images will transform a birthday into a special experience. The following program can be booked, for example:

How long have cartoons been around? Which animation techniques are used in film and how do they function? During a guided tour through the permanent exhibition on film, young visitors are given the answers to these and countless other questions related to cartoons and animation techniques. Following the tour, the children develop their own storyboard for a short cartoon and turn it into a film. They create it frame by frame using a two-dimensional technique called cutout animation, as well as a light box and a digital video camera.

For families/groups:

240 min, 210 €
max. 10 particpants
240 min, 360 €
max. 20 participants
entrance fee included
from age 8 on

Booking:
> +49 30 247 49 888
> museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin