caspar stracke
media artist /

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Caspar Stracke is a video artist, editor and all-round media professional who has cut (and occasionally directed) a large number of promos, epk's and short docs for US- Mexico- and Germany-based clients such as MODA NEXTEL [MOiMO] ,Motorola CW-X USA, Madame Tussaud's, UBS, Flores van Bommel among many others. He has also cut news stories for German and Swiss TV - cultural news and science journals, most prominently Kulturzeit and Nano (3sat) as well as Kulturplatz (SF1) and other formats at ARD and NDR.

In addion, Caspar edited feature-length documentaries such as Katja Esson's "Hole in the Sky" /Im Schatten der Türme, MaJaDe/WRD (Gold award World Media Festival) as well as Daniela Creutz' "Arranged Happiness (2010, BR + Devi Film Munich) which recently won the Al Jazeera award at Docfest Qatar 2011.
In 2009 Caspar teamed up with MOiMO in Mexico working for MODA NEXTEL, where he produced screen design for six fashion shows, most recently a Gala for Oscar dela Renta which is also featured in MODA NEXTEL's compilation video (which he cut as well).

Caspar is an award-winning media artist with solid 10+ years of film /broadcast experience and a well-trained 2D/ 3D motion-graphic designer - yet above all - someone with strong artistic vision.


curriculum vitae

• professional education

1986 -92 Academy of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, Germany
Visual Art Studies: film/video
1993 MFA
1993/94 DAAD scholarship, New School for Social Research, NY
TV Production classes
1997 European Media Artist Residency, (EMARE) Hull Time Based Arts, UK
2000 Co-Participation in theme park project “Knowledge - Information - Communication” in collaboration
with ZKM at Expo 2000 Word fair, Hannover, Germany, curated by Olaf Arndt / BBM
Rockefeller Media Arts Fellow 2000
2003 EYEMEAM Media Arts Residency: Maya workshop andinstallation and sceen design

• occupation

1995 - 98 Film /Video curator Eighth Floor Gallery and Knitting Factory
Free-lanced AV technician, Waldorf-Astoria, NY
1997 Free-lanced TV and Video Editor and motion graphic designer
1998 - 99 Associate Producer for Tom Hayes TV Production
2000 onwards
Editor and motin graphic designer at Tom Hayes Productions NY.
2001 onwards
Rockefeller Media Award Fellow / free-lanced TV editor and motion graphic designer
perma-lanced TV Editor for German TV Magazine “Kulturzeit“ 3Sat/ZDF

2006-07 Guest Prof Information Design and Media Art at Ulsan University, (UOU) Ulsan, South Korea
2009-2010 Motiongrafic Design for MO[i]MO / NEXTEL, Mexico City
2011 free-lanced editor motion graphic designer in New Yok City.

• awards

1991 GRUNDIG European Sports Video Award
1994 Golden Medal (Best Experimental Film) NY Film & Video Expo
1995 Film Critic's Prize, Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany
1996 “ran cuts” SAT 1 soccer ball promo video contest
1999 NY Bessie Award (for video design on the multi-media theater production “Memoryscan”)
2004 Bremen Video Art award
2009 DCA  LAX airport terminal commission

• clients (selection):

NEXTEL (Mexico), Counts Media, New York, ARTE, SONY, MTV, ZDF, Pro 7 /Sat 1, ORF (Austria) , SF (Suisse) , NDR, WDR, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) Deutsche Bank TV New York, CW-X USA, Liz Clairborne, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, 24/7 News Media , Madame Tussaud US, Diane Blackman, Petra Foundation, among others.

• cameras

CANON 60D + SONY Z1 Glidecam Pro + Varizoom Steadycam

• tools

Highly experienced in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer , Adobe CS5 (After Effect +
Photoshop,) CINEMA 4D