Jan Schneider Jan Schneider studied communication design in Munich (diploma 1996) and production design at the Film University KONRAD WOLF Potsdam Babelsberg (diploma 2009). Between this he worked as a graphic designer at a advertising agency and as a set designer for computergames. From 2009 to 2014 he was an research associate in the department… Continue reading Jan

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News May 2021

News May 2021 For a year now, our international team has been on a virtual journey in Eisenstein’s universe. And it is the 15th month of the global pandemic. The sudden enforced distance between our private space and the outside world generates a new perspective on Sergei Eisenstein’s apartment. For him, his home – especially… Continue reading News May 2021

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Esther Riese After finishing her B.A. in European Media Science in Potsdam and Modena, Esther Riese is currently studying the master program Film Heritage at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. There she addresses the question of the presentability of cultural heritage in the cinema, in museums and last but not least in digital space.  … Continue reading Esther



Lena Grigorian Lena Grigorian has a Bachelors’ graduate from The Steve Tisch school of Film and Television, at Tel-Aviv University, and Masters’ thesis graduate from Porter School of Environmental Studies. She had developed a multiplayer Virtual Reality (VR) Israeli supermarket for her research about food waste. The simulation was later used in the psychophysiological trial… Continue reading Lena



Naum Kleiman Naum Kleiman graduated from the VGIK (Moscow Film School) in 1961 with a degree in the History and Theory of Film. From 1961-1967 he worked for the State Film Archive (Gosfilmofond), where he dealt with the reconstruction of Sergei Eisenstein’s works including his banned film Bezhin Wiese. Since 1962 he has been involved… Continue reading Naum



Frank Geßner Frank Geßner was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1965. He is living and working as a free artist and professor in Berlin and Babelsberg. Studied Sculpture, Painting, Aesthetics, and Art History in Stuttgart and Berlin. 2002 and 2003 “Award for Excellent Teaching”, University of the Arts Berlin. In 2004, he was appointed to… Continue reading Frank



Alexander Walmsley Alexander Walmsley studied Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (B.A., 2014) and Archaeology at the University of Geneva (M.Sc., 2018).He is a designer and developer with a specialism in VR and other 3D spatial technologies such as photogrammetry and GIS, particularly in relation to their relation to heritage, culture and architecture. Alongside his… Continue reading Alexander



Bela Usabaev After receiving her master’s degree in computational linguistics from the University of Tübingen Bela has worked as junior research engineer on audio and speaker search applications at Fraunhofer IAIS in Sankt Augustin. After being dedicated to statistical speech synthesis and statistical modelling of speech research she has turned to media art studies at… Continue reading Bela


Angela Brennecke Angela Brennecke has been Professor for Audio and Interactive Media Technologies/ Directing Audio Processing in the Creative Technologies course at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF since August 2017 and is the deputy dean of Faculty II. She completed her studies in computer visualistics in 2004 as a graduate engineer at the University… Continue reading Angela



Vera Rumyantseva Kleiman Vera Rumyantseva Kleiman studied French and English at the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages from 1983 to 1988, then from 1990-1995 in the correspondence department of the Moscow Literature Institute, specialising in Children’s Literature, Poetry and Prose, Spanish and Translation. In 1996 she studied German as a scholarship holder of the Goethe… Continue reading Vera