BACKGROUND Z.DOK - A Case Study by Oscar Van Hoogevest and Roman Hodel
Oscar (sound design) and I were invited by the Zurich University of the Arts to talk about our work. You can find the talk here.
The award-winning short film THE GAME (DAS SPIEL) offers a detailed exploration of the sonic layers of a football stadium. The camera seems to be anchored in the ground, maintaining a distance from both protagonist and crowd. Whereas the sound transports us directly into the thick of the action.
Oscar van Hoogevest, sound designer and location sound mixer, and Roman Hodel, director, talk about their experiences gained in the working process and show in several examples how the acoustic perspectives were constructed. Of particular importance is the referee, who is at the centre of the film and to whom we get unusually close through the construction of these carefully nuanced aural surrounds.
1. Juli, 2021
Festival and Award news!
20. Mai, 2021
NEWS The New Yorker DAS SPIEL is now officially part of THE NEW YORKER DOCUMENTARY line up! Finde the Article here.
5. Mai 2021
Football Inside & Das Spiel CH-Kinos Start
Unser Film läuft im Vorprogramm von Football inside. Kino in der nähe findest du hier.
2. Februar, 2021
Academy Awards and Swiss Film Award
The year 2021 gets off to an exciting start! "THE GAME" is on the longlist for the Academy Awards and nominated for the Swiss Film Award!
7. Februar, 2020
GeilerAsDu - Venedig
New Musicclip for GaD!
13. Dezember, 2020
Cairo Film Festival - Special Jury Award
I was in Cairo at the CIFF. My first festival since the premiere with a physical participation.
Luzerner Zeitung: "Luzerner Filmer brilliert in Venedig"
«Durch Anonymität werden die Leute oft ja auch angreifbar – das ist nicht nur beim Schiedsrichter so.» Der Blick aber verändert sich, wenn man mehr über die Person erfährt, die auch ihre Ängste und Zweifel hat – und einen Vater, der beim Spiel mit im Stadion sitzt.
The concept in the film’s centre is rock-solid, while the technical work, such as Lukas Gut’s cinematography, Oscar van Hoogevest’s sound design and especially the editing by Hodel himself and Rolf Hellat, effectively creates the tension of the football match. It is some Champions League finals level of work.
We are happy about this festival dream start. After Venice, "The Game" is part of TIFF's "Short Cuts" program.
"A welcome tonic for these sports-deprived times, Roman Hodel’s incredibly dynamic and wryly humorous documentary presents a high-tension soccer match from the perspective of an ever-vigilant referee." - TIFF
6. August, 2020
Announcement: "DAS SPIEL" is now working together with the wonderful Canadian sales and distribution companyOUATMEDIA!
28. Juli, 2020
World Premier 2020 in Venezia:
"DAS SPIEL" will celebrate its Premiere at the 77th Venice International Film Festival 2020! YES!