VIP - VideoChannel Interview Project

Nagler, Lars

Lars Nagler
from Germany

  • artist biography
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    Interview:10 questions

    1. Tell me something about your life and the educational background

    born 1974 in meerane
    from 1991 – 1998 working in gastronomy, as stagedecorateur for theaters etc…
    from 1998 – 2007 student at the bauhaus-uni weimar
    2007 diploma “KRYPT”
    living in weimar

    2. When, how and why started you filming?

    after a long time worked in the field of photography it was a materialbattle, and i needed a final stroke. It began the work at two narrative short films, together with other students.
    but that was not also my thing. now i produced alone several musicclips, more experimental
    and free. my interest in structures found a way and is unbroken until today.

    3.What kind of subjects have your films?

    my films are intuitive and feele´d workings, without script, without team.
    some of them are completely produced at computers…it is always a searching for satisfying aesthetics in the smallest things.

    4. How do you develop your films, do you follow certain principles, styles etc?

    I follow only my feeling or the texts of the artist or good inspirations.

    5. Tell me something about the technical equipment you use.

    mini-dv, mac, pc, after effects, c4d, ableton live, final cut, etc…

    6. What are the chances of new media for the genre film/video in general
    and you personally?

    the good: everybody can do something
    the bad: everybody can do something

    7. How do you finance your films?

    i working always alone, i dont need much money at the moment…

    8. Do you work individually as a video artist/film maker or do you work in a team?
    if you have experience in both, what is the difference, what do you prefer?

    the first (narrative) short films are groupprojects, but after this i working always alone, i love it.

    9. Who or what has a lasting influence on your film/video making?

    some first seen directors, aesthetics and always new technics and NATURE!!!

    10. What are your future plans or dreams as a film/video maker?

    i hope, after diploma, i can work in the same way for the next years, without projects decided by money need.

    Can works of yours viewed online besides on VideoChannel? Where?

    some of my clips: