Drudgery, Allure, Agony, Destruction: experience the new interactive VR music video for MODERAT’s “Reminder”, produced by Mate Steinforth and his SEHSUCHT Berlin Team in co-operation with PFADFINDEREI. Wrapped in an immersive video game aesthetic, this music clip references today’s ongoing cycle of politically driven wars. To be released as a video clip and interactive VR experience. The use of the Unreal Engine (software typically used in gaming), coupled with motion capture sequences —recorded at SEHSUCHT Berlin and seamlessly integrated into the 3D scenes— helped to achieve a feeling of “reality” even within this abstract world. This also opened the door to incorporate a cutting-edge, interactive VR element that makes the experience truly and uniquely immersive.
Mate Steinforth, born 1977 in Hannover, Germany, is a designer and director based in Berlin. He studied graphic design in Hildesheim, Germany and fine arts in Madrid, Spain. His early professional work was focused on animation, particularly the performance art of VJing. In 2002, he moved to Madrid to work as an art director in the design studio Juan Dela Mata. In 2004 he moved back to Berlin where he worked as a freelance motion designer and director. In 2006 he moved to New York to work for the production company PSYOP.
In 2009, Mate moved back to Germany to join the motion design and animation label SEHSUCHT Berlin as Creative Director. Since 2011 Mate Steinforth has been a member of the Art Directors Club Germany.
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