FPI Mission 1: Paris Peace Forum
I'm excited to share a snippet from my recent lens adventure at the Paris Peace Forum, where I had the privilege of working with Stantec by documenting the European Commission's Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI).
Three services provided:
3 Projects to Promote Peace
During our mission in Paris we focused on three projects which are supported by FPI. It was incredible to see over 60 initatives from all over the world being presented at the Paris Peace Forum
Filming and meeting Legends
What added a special touch were the encounters with inspiring leaders like Jacinda Ardern and Oleksandra Matviichuk.
Meeting Jacinda Ardern, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, was a highlight. Her leadership style, seamlessly balancing the demands of public service and personal life, left a lasting impression. It's not every day you come across a leader so grounded and inspiring.
Engaging in conversation with Oleksandra Matviichuk, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 2022, was an enlightening experience. During our interview conducted by Gilles Gasser we delved into the pivotal role of women in conflicts, shedding light on perspectives that often go unnoticed.
Mission 2: Guadalajara International Book Fair
This weekend we are collaborating with a local team of videomakers and photographers to cover the second mission and participation of the EU as a Guest of Honor at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. More infos coming soon.
I am excited to share a remarkable collaboration that I had the privilege of being a part of over the past months. Working closely with the University of Freiburg, one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious institutions, we embarked on a project to bring their new mission statement to life—a mission deeply rooted in values that have shaped the university's legacy. Link: https://leitbild.uni-freiburg.de/
Our approach was straightforward yet profound. Rather than simply talking about these values, we sought to illustrate how they are woven into the fabric of daily life at the university. To achieve this, we set out to capture and share the real-life stories of members within the university community. These stories served as living embodiments of Quality, Openness, and Responsibility.
A key factor in the success of this project was meticulous pre-production planning. We left no room for uncertainty, planning the shooting day down to the minute. This precision allowed us to film everything in a single day, minimizing disruption to the busy schedules of our interview partners.
By conducting pre-interviews, we not only ensured that our interviewees were comfortable and well-prepared but also strategically connected the three stories. We knew exactly which aspects to focus on once the cameras were rolling, resulting in a more efficient and impactful production process.
As viewers follow the narratives of these remarkable individuals, they also embark on a visual journey through our picturesque campus where we can show some of the most important spots. What makes this project even more captivating is the seamless transition from one story to another. At the moments when these individuals cross paths, we not only showcase the beauty of our campus but also symbolize the profound interconnectedness that defines our vibrant community.
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the University of Freiburg for entrusting me with this significant project. It has been an incredible and productive journey, one that highlights the enduring commitment of this institution to its values and its community.
On September 13th, I had the privilege of collaborating with ICF Next and the European Commission to cover the State of the European Union Speech (SOTEU) by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. This year, the spotlight was on instant media production to support a group of young influencers with photography and video content.
In an era where news and trends evolve at the speed of light, we recognized the imperative to switch from traditional after movies to embrace live reporting. Traditional after movies, while valuable in their own right and useful in many ways, often lag behind the pace of current events. For an occasion as significant as SOTEU, where time is of the essence, real-time content production is the new standard.
My role as a media producer was to join a group of talented influencers to provide them with real-time, high-quality photographs and edited video content. Delivering content about their experience instantly and allowing influencers to seamlessly incorporate pictures and videos into their reporting on meetings with key figures like Ursula von der Leyen and Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, and many more. This not only enhanced their coverage but also maximized the outreach of SOTEU overall, ensuring that their young audiences across Europe were engaged and informed.
I want to express our sincere gratitude to the exceptional team at ICF Next and the European Commission for their meticulous organization and trust in my capabilities to cover the event and together reaching a wider audience to show what SOTEU is all about.
Sic Parvis Magna - Great things from humble beginnings
Hello everyone to my first blog post and I thought about sharing some ideas about the transition from Doodt Films to Doodt Media GmbH. After nine years of creative endeavors, passionate videography and finding my own way as Doodt Films, I have taken a leap forward by transforming into Doodt Media GmbH.
In this blog post, I will walk you through the three main reasons behind this transformative decision and how it will benefit all aspects of my business.
To get started, I'm still a one-man business or solo entrepreneur but the central change was a change of my legal status from me, Patrick as a natural person, into a GmbH (or LLC) as it's own legal person or it's own legal entity. So why do the change?
The transition from Doodt Films to Doodt Media GmbH represents a profound step forward, driven by the desire to elevate the quality of my work, fortify my financial position, and embrace new collaborative opportunities. I am grateful for the unwavering support from my friends, clients and partners, whose trust and belief in my abilities have fueled this transformation. With a strong legal foundation in place, I am excited about the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. I will continue as a one-man-show for the near future to craft exceptional videos and share captivating stories that inspire, inform, and connect about EU Values and promote Education for all.
Thank you for being a part of this remarkable journey, and I eagerly anticipate the remarkable projects and partnerships we will create together as Doodt Media GmbH.
Founder & CEO, Doodt Media GmbH