1 workshop, 1 masterclass and 1 scholarship announcement: the first Open House at BIMM Institute Berlin’s Molecule Studios

26 July, 2022

For the first time, we were delighted to welcome offer holders, parents and filmmaking fans to our latest location, Molecule Studios. Based in the stunning Bouché Höfe, Molecule Studios offers state-of-the-art filmmaking facilities and a new space for growth, experimentation and collaboration across our student community.

To mark this great step here at BIMM Institute Berlin, our guests were treated to a fantastic afternoon that showed exactly what it’s like to study Filmmaking at BIMM Institute, including a practical lesson with one of our lecturers and a masterclass by none other than cinematographer Fabian Wagner (Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Justice League, The Crown.)

Many attending were also eagerly awaiting more details of the Fabian Wagner Scholarship, due to be announced during Fabian’s masterclass. Couldn’t make it to our first Open House at Molecule Studios? We’ve got your back. Here’s the low-down of everything you missed.

A first glimpse of Molecule Studios

After many months of waiting, we were delighted to see Molecule Studios filled with guests excited by what we will be offering from autumn. To kick off the afternoon of activities, BIMM Institute Berlin Screen & Film Faculty Principal, Alex Hobden, led insightful tours of the space that makes up Molecule Studios. They were treated to fascinating explanations on some of the facilities that will be available to students and had the opportunity to ask questions.

Tour of the SFF Building

“I was completely thrilled to finally welcome some of our prospective students and other guests to Molecule Studios. The space is truly amazing and it was so exciting to share it with aspiring filmmakers. We’ve got big visions for Molecule Studios and I just can’t wait for the academic year to get underway!”

– Alex Hobden, Principal – Screen & Film Faculty

The art of live streaming with Nico Uris

Nico Uris Workshop

Nico Uris Workshop

Nico Uris Workshop

Nico Uris Workshop

Following the tour, guests had the opportunity to get their hands on some of the industry-standard kit they can expect to see at Molecule Studios. This came in the form of a practical workshop led by cinematographer and BIMM Institute Berlin lecturer, Nico Uris. In this workshop, Nico guided guests through how to shoot, edit and Livestream performances for musicians and bands.

As well as walking participants through how to conceptualise and plan a Livestream, Nico also introduced a strategy that he uses himself to ensure that he is always developing and improving as a cinematographer.

Nico Uris

Nico’s workshop also gave a great taste for the unique collaborative environment being developed at BIMM Institute Berlin, featuring a performance from singer-songwriter Sophie Sutton and two of our Music Production students, Johannes Harder and Rebecca Eriksson, supporting as sound engineers.

Nico Uris Workshop

Nico Uris Workshop

“Believe in what you want to be”: a masterclass with Game of Thrones cinematographer Fabian Wagner

Following Nico’s workshop, we were joined by Fabian Wagner for his first masterclass as part of BIMM Institute Berlin’s Screen & Film Faculty.

Fabian’s masterclass was not only an incredible insight into the work of a cinematographer at the top of his game, but also traced exactly how he got there. From dropping out of his law degree to working with some of the industry’s most important actors and directors, there was plenty of learning for everyone during Fabian’s masterclass.

Fabian Wagner Workshop

Through exploring his journey into cinematography, he also discussed how important it is to nurture the relationships around you and make the most of every opportunity.

Fabian says: “No matter the opportunity you have been given – whether you think it’s good or bad – there are always chances for you to learn something new”.

Fabian Wagner Workshop

The relationships Fabian has created through his attitude towards experimentation, learning and growth have served him throughout his whole career, giving way to a vast network of peers that he can turn to for advice and new exciting opportunities. For Fabian, building those relationships and a network of peers is the most important thing any young filmmaker can do.

Fabian Wagner Workshop

Fabian Wagner Workshop

Announcing the Fabian Wagner Scholarship

Following Fabian’s workshop and audience questions, Fabian announced what many were eagerly waiting for: details of the task for the Fabian Wagner Scholarship.

Available to applicants eligible for EU fees, the Fabian Wagner Scholarship will support one talented aspiring filmmaker by covering their tuition fees for the full three years of study at BIMM Institute Berlin.

Fabian himself, alongside Screen & Film Faculty Principal Alex Hobden, will decide the winner of this year’s scholarship.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants should:

  • Submit an essay of 500 words detailing why they would like to receive the scholarship;
  • Submit 5 photos exploring the theme of “Peace”.

For more details on specific criteria of this scholarship and how to submit an application, visit our Scholarships & Bursaries page.

FIND OUT MORE

This Open House marks just the beginning of Molecule Studios as part of BIMM Institute Berlin. We can’t wait to see how the building continues to grow and develop over the coming months, and to welcome our first cohort of Filmmaking students from this September 2022.


Want to explore Filmmaking at BIMM Institute Berlin? Find out more about our BA (Hons) Filmmaking programme or join us at a Virtual Open Day or Open House. You can also speak to our Admissions Team, who will support you through your application. Reach out to them via email admissions@bimm-institute.de or give them a call at +49 (0) 30 311 99 186.

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