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In the Spotlight: Harun Güler

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Berlin-based director with the keen eye of a photographer chats to .fount about his visual thinking

In the Spotlight: Harun Güler

Have you already heard of .fount's weekly feature called spotlight? No? Then it is about time! Once a week .fount showcases one of its outstanding talents from the world of film on its Instagram-channel. This week .fount are head over heels with Harun Güler. The Berlin-based director with the keen eye of a photographer knows how to tell a story, both in still and in motion film. Without further ado we'd say: Check it out and give him some well-deserved kudos: Harungu.


fount > You’re not only a director, you are also experienced in post-productions for large commercials. How does this influence your work as a director? 

Harun Güler > During the shooting day my mind has already done all the retouch, VFX and sound design during the shoot. That allows me to feel more efficient during the shooting day. I simply enjoy the whole post-production process, optimising every single frame.


fount > Your work impresses, especially aesthetically speaking. What’s the source of your visual thinking? 

Harun > Thank you! I think it comes from my deep passion for photography and possibly also my MA in photography. I truly believe that a strong photograph can sometimes tell as much of a story as a feature length film. The majority of my video work derives from references by photography artists.


fount > Art & Commercial – not always easy to merge. How did you make it work in one of your latest projects with Ai Weiwei for Hornbach? 

Harun > I think today, the idea of art vs. commerce is a bit outdated. Or as Ai Weiwei would put it: Art should be for everyone.


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DOP: Leander Ott

1st AD: Regina Wiebe

Cast: Ruben Amen & Lenny Müller

Make Up Artist: Kristin Belger

Stylist: Annea Mikaela

Editor: Harun Güler

Colorist: Simone Schreiner

Visual Effects: Firebeast.Ageny

Special Thanks: Tuğba Doğan, Kübra Yavuz, Duygu Dolunay, Sascha Jörres

AI WEIWEI | Art Belongs To Everybody.

Agency: Heimat

Creatives: Marlon Fischer, Felix Pfannmüller, Sascha Jörres

Agency Producer: Nick Hudson, Mathias Resch

Line Producer: Lisa Cordes, David Mohn

DOP: Leander Ott

Editor: Benedikt Strick

Grading: Jan Schöningh

VFX: Sam Hencher

Sound: David @LoftStudios

Genres: Choreography, Documentary, Music & Sound Design, People, Storytelling, Drama

Categories: Short films, Short Films and Music Videos

.fount, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:58:55 GMT