‘Panzer’ was the practical part of my BA dissertation in European Media Studies. It is a music video for a song of the same name of the Mediengruppe Telekommander. The theoretical component was an inventory control of music videos entitled “Machine guns in the picture stream – music videos and the war”. ‘Panzer’ montages hundreds of Creative Commons videos of the Prelinger Archive. It won the Clipaward of the 2005 Backup Festival in Weimar and was also screened on other festivals and exhibtions such as Oberhausen and the Videonale in Bonn.

2008 International Festival of Cinema and Technology
2007 Museo Nacional Centro del Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; screening
2007 Theater Bonn „Waffenutopien“; screening
2007 Videonale 11 Kunstmuseum Bonn; installation
2006 3Ăšme FĂȘte de l’Animation Lille; screening
2006 Emergeandsee London, Berlin, Budapest; screening
2006 34. SehsĂŒchte Potsdam; screening
2006 52. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; nomination MuVi Award
2005 7th Backup Festival Weimar; 1st price Clipaward

‘Panzer’ 07/2005; 02:45 mins; PAL 16/9

This is the online portfolio for motion and design projects and related research of Nico Roicke. I'm a graduate of MA Communication Design, pathway Digital Media, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Also I'm part of the motion design studios Sir ja sir and Buchstabenschubser.

Beside motion graphics (or motion design, if you prefer) I'm the co-founder of the fanzine and weblog Jackpot Baby! - New digital pop culture (all texts unfortunately in German language) and I write for Berlin's finest Webblog Spreeblick - Pop, Politics, Products & Positions (German again). Go and catch up some of my latest tweets on Twitter (English and German, it's really hard to tell) or take a glance at some of my Flickr pics and Vimeo vids.