Biannual Regional Socks Reunion 2020

––– Breaking News –––

During the closing ceremonies of this year’s Biannual Regional Socks Reunion disturbing footage has surfaced: The shocking document strongly supports recent allegations that rafeman – a member of the highest echelons here at rafenew.world – has failed at adulting.

Graphic Content – Viewer Discretion Advised!

Confronted with the fact that this year at least ten socks were abandoned and left unpaired, rafeman declined comment on the situation and left the premises. Neither did he chose to clarify why he owns approximately 100 pairs of socks in various colors and specifications.

Rumors that a new, untested app (that was supposed to support the more than 1600 volunteers in pairing the socks) was responsible for the disaster were neither confirmed nor denied.

Our thoughts here at rafenew.world go out to all the single socks out there.
You’re not alone alone.










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Aurora

With «Independence Day – Resurgence» coming to theaters, it’s only appropriate to share my last big filmschool project from 2007: «Aurora – A Fictitious Trailer», which was heavy influenced by over-the-top, big event, high-concept blockbusters like «ID4».

Enjoy:

And here’s some outtakes and bloopers for your viewing pleasure:

Big Thanks to all the nice people who helped realizing this project. I had the most fun I’d had in a long time creating it.

Trivia:
Being a nod to the idea what «Independence Day» would’ve looked like if it was set in Switzerland, I named the project inspired by the first verse of the Swiss national anthem: «Trittst im Morgenrot daher…» («When the morning skies grow red, and over us their radiance shed Thou, O Lord, appeareth in their light…») and I borrowed the name of the roman goddess of dawn: Aurora,… mostly because it sounds cool.




Spitzenleichtathletik Luzern 2016


Learnings:

What’s the fastest possible way to transfer your pictures and videos from your iPhone to your MacBook? I’don’t know… but here’s a step-by-step tutorial how not to do it:

  1. AirDrop: iPhone can’t find MacBook Air.
  2. AirDrop: iPhone finds MacBook, but doesn’t transfer too much.
  3. Looking for iCloud. No chance.
  4. Activate iCloud on iPhone.
  5. Can’t transfer photos to iCloud (can I?)
  6. Trying transmitting images via E-Mail: Forget it!
  7. Try Dropbox: Veery slow…
  8. Checking again Airdrop: Still nothing.
  9. Checking Dropbox: Still very slow…
  10. Setting up USB. Trying Photos App. Realizing: Not enough storage space on MacBook Air to save all the pics. Aha!
  11. Switching to (too old) MacBook Pro. Plugging in USB…
  12. Starting up Photos App: «Preparing Photos: 13%,… 14%,…» Veery slow, again.
  13. Starting up Picasa… Bad Idea. RAM’s getting upset.
  14. Checking again the Dropbox-Folder. Almost done. OK, I surrender.
  15. Uploading designated pics from MacBook to WordPress: HTTP ERROR! (Panorama-Pics are too big, I figure)
  16. Resizing via Photoshop (RAM disagrees)…
  17. Finally uploading Gallery.
  18. Uploading Slo-Mo Video directly from iOS to YouTube and wondering: will it be in Slow-Motion?
  19. It IS in slo-mo!
  20. Finally ready to publish another article noone’s gonna read and…
  21. …good night, I’ve had enough for today!



Sonisphere Lucerne 2016 Day 2 – Rammstein

My second attempt at a time-laps video. Rammstein and others at «Allmend Rockt»

Slightly better than the first one, but this time the exposure was off …Still learning. But Rammstein must’ve been delivering a great concert as far as I could tell from where I was standing. (And iMovie managed to suck even more balls than yesterday.)

Rammstein-Header

Disclaimer: I just replaced the first video with a second, hopefully better version, with less picture brightening, the original aspect ratio, different sound and in 4k resolution.




Sonisphere Lucerne 2016 Day 1 – Iron Maiden

My first time-laps video with pictures of «Allmend Rockt» featuring Iron Maiden and others:



Not too impressive, but I learned three things today:

  1. My camera doesn’t charge via USB.
  2. Auto Focus is a terrible idea when it rains.
  3. iMovie still, truly sucks balls, so hard, in so many ways.

Sonisphere Iron Maiden

Just replaced the original video with a 4k version for better viewing experience.