If one ever goes to Munich, one place that everyone must visit is the Bavaria Filmstudious. Some of history’s highest grossing films were shot there like “The Boat”, “The Neverending Story”, “Ludwig 2” or Samuel L. Jackson’s “Big Game” were shot there.
Though we reached late at the destination, we all were given a task of thinking up an idea for our own short film. Upon reaching, we all discussed our ideas and reached a final decision and headed to a small location for shooting our film called “Influencer”.
Shooting the film was a really great experience as I got an insight as to what goes into making even a short 5-6 minute long film. All were given a trip of the studio after production, which was cut short by rain ??
After the tour we all saw the film for the first time and laughed at each other about how they all acted and what all they said. The one dialogue I’ll always remember will be “A double Vodka please” which one student made while filming the video.
Too often the message of a photo is dependend on the angle it was taken from. Shot from the wrong perspective and out of context it soon becomes Fake News. The German and Indian exchange students created the movie “Influencer” to point out this problem and to depict the strong influence of pictures upon Teenagers.
Influencer is a Story about a broken relationship. Unfortunately one partner is quite unhappy with the break-up. In an (un)fortunate situation he takes a photo of his ex-girlfriend. Due to the chosen perspective of the photographer the image doesn’t represent the whole truth. Nevertheless, he shares it on social media.
The movie “Influencer” somehow became the major product of our exchange project. It depicts the power of media unveils how our own opinion is shaped by it. In addition, Influencer proofs how easy it is to create your own media content.
The German students are still preparing themselves for the arrival of their Indian guests. Because of this weekly intercultural training they are now aware of small culturall differences that can result in big misunderstandings and can also lead to a so called culture shock.
But what are these differences? What is typical for Germany and how do Germans handle things diffent?
The students combed the internet for a collection of dos and don’ts in Germany.
The following videos are just a small example of the huge amount of Videos you can find on youtube. Dozens of travellers and exchange students talk about their impressions of Germany and about the small things in average life they fount quite different to their own culture.
Please leave a comment, if you know another good clip about German issues that give you the culture shock!
And here are two more links to some more great videos:
Rewboss, a British, who lives in Germany for years tells us some things he would miss if he had to leave Germany: Ten things about Germany
SamWaltonMan is taking part in an one year exchange in Germany. In his videos about Germany he talks about the cultural differences that you should be aware of when coming to Germany: Life in Germany – Ep. 54: Cultural differences