Sebastian Lentz [sebiturbo2]
What is your specialty in multimedia?
...understanding all technologies. creating clips. shoot very personal videos. supervise productions of any size as a producer. use all vectors: mobile/iphone, TV, internet, youtube, DVD, cinema, iPad, event projection. Fotos Text, Videos, Blogs. It's all about crossmedia.
Do you have a website or blog where we can see something of your work?
google it: sebiturbo
What has been your career path? How have you arrived to the point where you are? What did you do before?
Munich Filmschool, TV-Producer, Media Consultant, Writer. Today I am a Multimedia Communication Guy.
What types of clients do you have? How do they find you?
Today my clients are WINWORKERS clients. I try to communicate our work, our projects and our vision acoss all media. I hope they'll find WINWORKERS' webpage, our tweets our fp presence and last but not least our wonderful team. Most of these IT-Specialists have Blogs, they join Workgroups, like Roger Zander, Patrick Seidl, Sam Erskine, Marc van Orsouw and Lee Desmond. Thes spread their knowledge to a lot of our partners and hopefully our future customers.
How did your interest in multimedia technology begin?
I was 13, when I got my first beauilieu Super-8 camera and a bauer projector. At filmschool it was very much "old school" with 16 and 35mm film production, editing etc. I joined Roland emmerichs production crew of "Das Arche Noah Prinzip" his graduation film at Munich Film School HFF. We were very innovative and Multimedia. Shot video that was part of the TV-program on Roland's space ship. The I worked for differnet companies mainly in Munich that installed Multimedia for trade shows. We used Super-8, Slides, early black and white video recorders and film projectors.
Please provide a brief description of the hardware and software you currently use most.
Personally: Canon IXUS 105 camera (video and photo mode) Windows Movie Maker, iPhone, Apple Powerbook 13" with Windows 7, YouTube, Vimeo, video projectors, Samsung Bluray 3D. Professionally: SLRs like the Cannon 5DMarkII, Sony EX1&3, JVC GY-HM100, Final Cut Studio, Lowell Lighting Kit.
What parts of your work are the ones you enjoy most and least?
I love lining out new projects like videos shooting them. Technical descriptions in Powerpoint are energy consuming and time killer. But in the end it feels good to have a presentation that explains complex products.
Technology and art - a collison of the left and right brain?
Its more like a continuous waltz. I you look at Jean Tinguely's work you will understand what I mean.
Do you usually keep an eye on the work of your competition and analyze how they have done things?
Yes I enjoy the see how people come up with fabulous ideas. Analysis should be done with both parts of the brain and your heart.
How do you learn new techniques? Manuals? Tutorials? Trial and error?
...mostly try and error. Things in my world should be self-explaining admitting that I have studied my new Bluray cinema system manual.
What new technologies are you experimenting with now?
Cloud Computing. Interfaces to backup my brain. Car Karaoke. Zoom H1 Audio Recorder. MyDeploy our new deployment product. Mini Helicopters (I am the worst pilot). HILTI. SMART. iPod. Translucent Displays. Sharepoint. Azure.
What technology or phenomenon do you believe will revolutionize the sector in the next few years?
Electric Cars (EVs). Computer office services out of the cloud. Allways On Technology. Human interfaces -recording your dreams. Automatic E-Cars (EVs) without drivers needed. Transperancy of the Post-Wiki-Leaks Aera.
Does it irk you when something new makes what you've already learned obsolete?
What you have learned is never obsolete because it is the training of learning what makes your brain fly.
You spend many hours in front of screens and in dark rooms. How do you compensate for that on a personal level?
Play outside with the Kids. Watch the Sky (even if it is only on the way to your car). Fly a Kite. Watch the people. Meet your friends. Don't fall into routines. To me home improvement (DIY) helps to keep up with normal things and problems.
If you have to hire an assistant, what qualifications and qualities do you look for when making your choice?
Growth potential. Good writing. Humor. Heart. ENERGY.
What types of professionals are you used to collaborating with, sharing experiences with, or forming a team with?
Specialists, Project Architects, Alpha-CEOs, People with passion.
What professional publications or portals do you follow regularly?
Google, StumbleUpon, Twitter, fb, Plaxo, LinkedIn, XING, News-Portals, YouTube, Vimeo, Company Portal MyDeploy, Winworkers website.
What advice would you give those who want to break into this profession?
Everything is important. Be nosey. Take a Photo, shoot a video, express yourself. Work hard, don't sleep. Test every technology by yourself. Never be negative about others. Don't get nervous. Be relaxed. LISTEN!