August Saint Freytag

Concept and Experience Designer, Video and Story Artist

Life

  1. 04/2022
    Article
    Role: Writer, Art Designer
    Context: Exploration of the Roadside Picnic Radio Podcast and its various influences.
    Article recounting the initial discovery of the Roadside Picnic Radio Podcast created by Joshua Zucker-Pluda, its own influences and notable points from the years it accompanied. Lead-up text to the creation of the Harmont Zone project in 2022.
  2. 03/2022
    Podcast
    Role: Creator, Sound Curator, Moderator
    Context: Themed episodic radio podcast inspired by Roadside Picnic.
    A themed atmospheric radio podcast, an interlacing of music, field recordings, broadcasts, and miscellaneous captures. Curation of music and other audio content in an episodic format with moderation. Directly inspired by the Roadside Picnic Radio Podcast by Joshua Zucker-Pluda, originally running from 2005–2013.
  3. 02/2022
    Web Video
    Role: Creator, Moderator
    Context: YouTube video, a modern day look at Silent Hill (1998).
    The video adaptation of the article of the same name, appreciating low fidelity 3D graphics in its origins and use in present day, inspired by experiencing Silent Hill on the PlayStation for the first time in 2021, a look at its genre-defining visuals and honourable mentions of modern releases.
  4. 12/2021 – PRS.
    Game
    Role: Game Designer, Developer
    Context: Story-driven strategy role-playing game, prototyping phase.
  5. 11/2021 – PRS.
    Web Application
    Role: Project Designer, Developer
    Context: Open platform for creating, customising, and exchanging colour themes.
    An interactive web application to browse, edit, and mix colour themes with support for popular editors and development environments. Ability to view curated themes, generate new themes from a collection of base colours, and package themes in various formats. Inter-op with the “Color Theme Utility”, a general purpose utility for working with theme files, embedded using WebAssembly.
  6. 10/2021 – PRS.
    Application
    Role: Developer
    Context: Theme generation and conversion utility, written in Swift.
    A cross-platform command line utility to generate, convert, and preview colour themes, supporting popular formats employed by various editors. Schema for a custom intermediate format for editing and exchanging themes. Auxiliary functions to preview existing themes and extract base colours.
  7. 10/2021
    Photographic Series
    Role: Artist
    Context: Photographic series, 35mm film, black and white, self-developed.
    A photographic series from a single 135 film with sights and sentiments of the first hometown I lived in. The series itself retakes a childhood walk through the small town, some of its strange views and around the fields of the "mill walk", an area with wide spaces and a dam. The series is presented on the Folio with texts about the individual motifs and a bit of an historical exploration into the town's past in potassium mining.
  8. 09/2021
    Article
    Role: Writer
    Context: Essay on a first contact with "Silent Hill" and the modern-day use of low fidelity graphics, visual inspiration.
    An article on the visual presentation of video games of the late 90s and the use of "retro graphics" in new projects today. Initiated by conception of a new game project and finding a visual form suitable for a restricted budget.
  9. 09/2021
    Graphic Series
    Role: Graphic Designer
    Context: Game magazine cover, companion piece for article.
    Cover art for fictitious "Raycast Magazine", a 1999 issue around the release of Konami's horror classic "Silent Hill". Created to accompany the release of essay "Counting Polygons".
  10. 07/2021
    Article
    Role: Author, Graphical Artist
    Context: Inspection and comparison of an old and new process in analogue film development.
    Text, companion graphics, samples from past digitised prints. Article about analogue photographic processes and a recap and description of improvements made after returning to it, following years of suspension.
  11. 07/2021
    Short Film
    Role: Camera Assistance, VFX Assistance, Music Co-Credit
    Context: Assistance for 22 minute short, directed by Steve Luxembourg, camera and technical work, narration text revision.
    Short film dealing with overlapping concerns of relationships and illness of loved ones, an autobiographic self-questioning and poetic coming of age, remembering a summer now gone.
  12. 07/2021
    Graphic Series
    Role: Graphic Designer
    Context: 3D artwork clashing retro and cutting edge technology and code, cover art for article.
    Collage artwork of a 1986 Macintosh, showing the code of a modern Swift project. Custom re-creation of Apple Xcode in the look of an old monochrome macOS user interface, modelling screen view, creating contextual stickers. Used as cover artwork for "GitLab Listener" project and accompanying article.
  13. 02/2021 – PRS.
    Website
    Role: Designer, Developer
    Context: Relaunch and reconception for new content presentation, personal portfolio site, life and work showcases.
  14. 07/2020
    Application
    Role: Developer
    Context: Content management utility.
    Open source command line utility for saving and restoring data of Cockpit CMS (getcockpit.com) running in Docker. Used as part of the release plan for projects using Cockpit as a central content source, allowing fully automated data synchronisation between instances.
  15. 04/2020
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor, Compositor
    Context: Test recording and experimental optical artefact correction.
    Test run with recordings shot on the BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera, demonstrating severe issues with optical artefacting and moiré patterns. Demo video release showing digital filtering passes and comparisons with original material. Footage shot at Tempelhof Airport on the closed runway and environs in the heart of Berlin.
  16. 04/2020 – 06/2020
    Application
    Role: Original Concept, Developer
    Context: Server-side daemonised CI/CD utility.
    Open source server daemon listening for GitLab webhook calls, allowing processing, filtering, optional logging and invoking configurable actions for selected GitLab events, written in Swift. Originally built for use with smaller-scale cloud instanced web servers for dependency-free automated deployment.
  17. 07/2019 – 07/2021
    Any
    Role: Consultant, Software Architect, Frontend Development
    Context: Freelance contract.
    Work in frontend development and software architecture on one of europe's biggest B2B procurement services. In 2019, contribution in Unite networking platform, in 2020, architectural consultancy and focus on procurement portal redesign. Development and infrastructure work in React, TypeScript, GraphQL, deployment through AWS, support in build automation and CI/CD advancements.
  18. 02/2019 – 03/2019
    Website
    Role: Developer, Concept Designer
    Context: Personal portfolio site, vita and work showcases.
    Portfolio site for life event listing and work showcases to present custom editorial content, original design, wireframes, blocking and various concepts. Built with Vue and Nuxt, written exclusively in TypeScript. Uses modern grid and flexbox layouts for all components, SCSS for styling. Data and media supplied through Cockpit CMS as a backend, completely decoupled. Automated provisioning and deployment to Digital Ocean.
  19. 12/2018 – 06/2019
    Website
    Role: Developer, Consultant, Freelance
    Context: Business introduction and services.
    Consulting and compilation of static presentation site for coaching business, collaboration with illustrator Babette Klöpfer for header and service introduction images, layout and graphical supplementals.
  20. 09/2018
    Short Film
    Role: DOP, Co-Editor, VFX Artist, Audio Editor
    Context: Directed by Samuel Gheist, won "Best Screenplay" at Filmschau BW 2017.
  21. 08/2018 – 04/2020
    Website
    Role: Developer, Freelance
    Context: Personal gallery site, rebuilding, conception.
    Refreshed original design as successor to base, redesigned work presentation section for photographic, artwork and experimental film galleries. Rebuild as custom site and components in Nuxt, using TypeScript and SCSS, using Redis, ReJSON, later SQLite via Cockpit. Experimental components with GraphQL and Apollo. Built for running via Docker Compose.
  22. 07/2018
    Short Film
    Role: Additional Camera, Aerials
    Context: Directed by Steve Luxembourg, additional camera assistance and aerial shots.
  23. 06/2018
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor, VFX Artist
    Context: Making of pocket watch animation for "Auftauchen".
    A timelapse of the creation of the opening shot of "Auftauchen", a pocket watch in the hands of our protagonist, Jones. The watch is only broken at the end of the third act, though the prop used was not functioning. The video demonstrates the digital recreation and reanimation of the watch in fast forward.
  24. 06/2018 – 07/2018
    Website
    Role: Frontend Developer, Freelance
    Context: Commissioned logic components for Creative Rights.
    Recreation of the Rightroom landing page (http://rightroom.webflow.io), part of the online presence of creativerights GmbH. The commission's main task was rebuilding the site without frameworks or dependencies as a highly performant, lightweight, standalone unit.
  25. 12/2017
    Commercial
    Role: Producer, Director, DOP, Editor
    Context: Commissioned by Scholpp Kran & Transport.
  26. 09/2017 – 09/2021
    Desktop Application
    Role: Project Lead, Lead Developer, Concept Designer
    Context:
    Yet unannounced productivity desktop application in film production/preproduction market, developed natively for macOS in Swift using Apple's Cocoa/AppKit. Extensive concept work, user experience and interface design and workflow creation. Collaborative effort in feature set and experience.
  27. 04/2017
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor, VHS Roundtrip
    Context: Interview material and behind the scenes footage.
    The behind the scenes look of the double-feature music video "What's Wrong With the Weather, Jesus?, showing unused footage and on set recordings, interview sections and a brief appearance of the footage lost in the church crawlspace.
  28. 04/2017 – 02/2019
    Any
    Role: Developer, UI/UX Designer
    Context: Frontend, backend, concept design work.
    Work in frontend and backend development, different e-commerce ventures, B2B and B2C. Pushing new designs and presentation forms to established clients, preparing pitch material for prospective clients or new ideas for existing companies. Platforms and sites built on custom CMS written in PHP7+ using Symfony framework (since open-sourced), ElasticSearch, MariaDB and Memcached as storage solutions, using ESNext, TypeScript for logic components, Twig and Less for templating. Various design work in concept phases for page sets and independent components.
  29. 02/2017
    Music Video
    Role: DOP, Co-Editor, VFX Artist
    Context: Double-feature, Steve Luxembourg, untitled release.
  30. 12/2016
    Short Film
    Role: DOP, Editor
    Context: Demo recording roadtrip, with Sam Gheist.
  31. 12/2016
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: VFX-Artist, Editor
    Context: Visual breakdown of studio-shot driving scenes.
  32. 12/2016
    Short Film
    Role: Co-Director, Lead VFX Artist, Co-Editor
    Context: Directed by Samuel Gheist, winner "Best VFX" at Filmschau BW 2016.
  33. 11/2016 – 02/2017
    Graphic Series
    Role: Designer, Copywriter
    Context: 6-part audio cassette cover artworks, promotion material for Luxembourg Records.
  34. 09/2016
    Commercial
    Role: Camera Op., Editor
    Context: Commissioned by Heidi Höfer Fashion & Events.
  35. 08/2016
    Short Film
    Role: Co-Writer, DOP, Editor
    Context: Co-directed by Franz Böhm, premiered at Kulturinsel, Stuttgart.
  36. 08/2016
    Teaser/Trailer
    Role: Editor, Title Creator
    Context: Alternate version teaser for "Harmonie der Anderen".
  37. 08/2016
    Teaser/Trailer
    Role: Editor, Title Creator
    Context: First public teaser for "Harmonie der Anderen".
  38. 08/2016 – 10/2016
    Web Application
    Role: Developer, UI Designer
    Context: Custom web audio player with live lyrics and playlist functionality.
    The audio player built for Luxembourg Records (nicknamed "Peter Balden") is a revival of a player by the same name originally built in late 2012. A major feature of the player is the line-by-line displaying of synched lyrics from the playing song that are recorded with timing data ahead of time.
  39. 08/2016
    Print
    Role: Designer
    Context: Invitation cards for print and web, film premiere.
  40. 07/2016
    Short Film
    Role: DOP, Co-Editor, Colour Artist
    Context: Part of EMAF Official Selection 2016, HBK Rundgang 2016 and more.
  41. 06/2016 – 02/2017
    Website
    Role: Lead Designer, Developer
    Context: Startup record label, presentation and store, live lyrics audio player.
    Young record label site and in-house music store, digital purchases, music delivery, digital voucher generation and redeeming, license generation for commercial uses, license validation and revokation. Integration for custom audio player with live lyrics.
  42. 06/2016
    Teaser/Trailer
    Role: Editor
    Context: Teaser for "Der Abschied".
  43. 12/2015
    Series
    Role: Compositor, Editor
    Context: Static interference video assets, pre-roll clips.
  44. 10/2015
    Graphic Series
    Role: Designer, Writer
    Context: Artwork collection for sci-fi story, 24 page product.
  45. 08/2015 – 02/2016
    Website
    Role: Developer
    Context: Advertisement freelancer, cinema pre-roll, construction and design.
  46. 06/2015 – 12/2015
    Web Application
    Role: Developer, Freelance
    Context: Page CMS for unnamed project, custom-built.
  47. 05/2015 – 06/2015
    Website
    Role: Developer, Freelance
    Context: Personal gallery site, conception, construction.
  48. 05/2015
    Graphic Series
    Role: Designer
    Context: Corporate identity samples, egyptian theme.
  49. 04/2015
    Graphic Series
    Role: Designer
    Context: Audioplay cover images, private, 2 editions.
  50. 02/2015 – 05/2015
    Graphic Series
    Role: Designer, Copywriter
    Context: 11-part series, dystopian sci-fi, government publications.
  51. 12/2014
    Print
    Role: Designer, Copywriter
    Context: CI, business card, and leaflet, canadian-style accessories.
  52. 12/2014
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor, Material Archeologist
    Context: Behind the scenes featurette, multiple projects of 2013.
  53. 11/2014 – 09/2016
    Website
    Role: Developer, Freelance
    Context: Consultation, development, concept work.
    Commission work and long-term project maintenance. Built and developed for sites using NodeJS with ES6 and prior versions, most work in a vanilla environment.
  54. 10/2014
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor
    Context: Year review and behind the scenes of "Slowly Circling Hawks".
  55. 08/2014
    Commercial
    Role: Editor, Title Creator
    Context: Crowdfunding campaign video.
  56. 07/2014
    Bonus Material
    Role: VFX Artist, Editor
    Context: Television take used with "Slowly Circling Hawks".
  57. 04/2014
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor
    Context: Unused footage and behind the scenes of "Avalanches".
  58. 04/2014
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Director, DOP, Co-Editor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "Serene".
  59. 02/2014
    Compilation
    Role: Creator, Editor, Presenter
    Context: Work summary presentation.
  60. 02/2014
    Music Video
    Role: Writer, Director, DOP, Editor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "Flares EP" as alt. version.
  61. 12/2013
    Teaser/Trailer
    Role: Editor
    Context: Festival Trailer for Short.
  62. 12/2013
    Short Film
    Role: Writer, Co-Director, DOP, Editor
    Context:
  63. 12/2013 – 07/2014
    Game (Web)
    Role: Developer, Game Designer
    Context: Two-player online trading card game.
  64. 12/2013
    Music Video
    Role: DOP, Co-Editor, VFX Artist
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "Flares EP" in alt. version.
  65. 09/2013
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor
    Context: Behind the scenes compilation of the 2013 summer break projects.
  66. 09/2013
    Short Film
    Role: Writer, Director, Editor
    Context: Crossed Hands Clb.
  67. 09/2013
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor, Material Archeologist
    Context: Behind the scenes with lost footage of "Broken Shells".
  68. 09/2013
    Short Film
    Role: Writer, Director, Camera Op.
    Context: Favour project, awarded VW Bus for SPVGG09 by Sparkasse.
  69. 08/2013
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Creator, DOP, Editor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "The Desert".
  70. 07/2013
    Music Video
    Role: Camera Op., Editor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, "Autun", unreleased.
  71. 07/2013
    Exhibition
    Role: Photographer, Exhibitor
    Context: Photographic prints and selected films.
  72. 07/2013 – 09/2013
    Web Application
    Role: Developer, Technical Writer
    Context: Page CMS for "Lux Arcadia", custom-built, documentation work.
  73. 07/2013 – 09/2013
    Website
    Role: Developer, Freelance
    Context: Portfolio site relaunch, recording studio.
  74. 06/2013 – 07/2013
    Series
    Role: Designer
    Context: Corporate Identity, logo and branding material for "Lux Arcadia" and "Violet Hall Media Distribution".
  75. 06/2013
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor
    Context:
  76. 06/2013 – 06/2014
    Graphic Series
    Role: Creator, Designer
    Context: 8-part dystopian propaganda series, digital.
  77. 05/2013
    Teaser/Trailer
    Role: Editor
    Context: Trailer for hour-long film "To the Sunny Woods".
  78. 05/2013
    Feature Film
    Role: Writer, Co-Director, DOP, Editor
    Context:
  79. 05/2013
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor
    Context: First studio recording, group performance.
  80. 05/2013
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Creator, Director, Editor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "The Desert".
  81. 04/2013
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Editor
    Context: Interviews and behind the scenes material of "Orchidtree".
  82. 03/2013
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Creator, DOP, Co-Editor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "Hometownorchidtree".
  83. 02/2013
    Experimental Film
    Role: Co-Editor, Voice Actor
    Context: Short story visualisation.
  84. 01/2013
    Bonus Material
    Role: Editor
    Context: Release tour material for "Hometownorchidtree".
  85. 12/2012
    Photographic Series
    Role: Photographer, Film and Print Developer
    Context: Social structure v. military theme, portrait series.
  86. 12/2012 – 04/2013
    Game (Web)
    Role: Developer
    Context: Online multiplayer game, casual (luck and skill).
  87. 12/2012
    Teaser/Trailer
    Role: Editor
    Context: Trailer for "The Washing Machine".
  88. 12/2012
    Experimental Film
    Role: Co-Creator
    Context:
  89. 12/2012
    Commercial
    Role: Graphics, Editor, Compositor
    Context: Peter Balden playlist feature presentation.
  90. 11/2012
    Web-Series
    Role: Videographer, Editor
    Context: Recording studio compilation.
  91. 10/2012
    Web-Series
    Role: Videographer, Editor
    Context: Recording studio compilation.
  92. 10/2012
    Web-Series
    Role: Videographer, Editor
    Context: Recording studio compilation.
  93. 10/2012 – 03/2014
    Any
    Role: Student
    Context:
    Studying film, video, and fine arts. Creative and technical courses on analogue and digital filmmaking, art history, and other fields. Cancelled in Spring 2014.
  94. 09/2012
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Creator, Camera Op., Editor
    Context: Triple-feature music video, release "Blue Lands".
  95. 09/2012
    Photographic Series
    Role: Photographer, Co-Developer
    Context: Portrait series.
  96. 09/2012
    Commercial
    Role: Graphics, Editor, Compositor
    Context: Peter Balden audio player feature presentation.
  97. 09/2012
    Photographic Series
    Role: Photographer, Film and Print Developer
    Context: 8-shot portrait series.
  98. 08/2012
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Creator, Camera Op., Compositor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "Hometownorchidtree".
  99. 06/2012
    Music Video
    Role: Creator, Camera Op., Editor
    Context: Sideline music video to "There I Was".
  100. 06/2012
    Photographic Series
    Role: Photographer, Film and Print Developer
    Context: Alternate title "Children in Suits".
  101. 06/2012 – 01/2014
    Web Application
    Role: Developer
    Context: Page CMS, custom-built.
  102. 06/2012 – 01/2014
    Website
    Role: Developer, Freelance
    Context: Portfolio site, construction and consultation.
  103. 05/2012
    Short Film
    Role: Creator, Editor
    Context: Prelude to short "To the Sunny Woods" with track "No Longer Mine".
  104. 05/2012
    Photographic Series
    Role: Photographer, Film and Print Developer
    Context: Companion series to "There I Was" / "Children in Suits".
  105. 04/2012
    Music Video
    Role: Camera Op., Editor, Compositor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "Take Me to the Sunny Woods".
  106. 04/2012 – 05/2012
    Website
    Role: Developer
    Context: Film production showcase site, focus on film posters.
    Presentation site for published work of Apricum Clb. (Media and Labs), showing film posters for each production, with page contents spanning from 2011 to 2016. Site was built in vanilla PHP, two different editions.
  107. 03/2012
    Web-Series
    Role: Camera Op., Editor
    Context: Live performance series.
  108. 03/2012
    Web-Series
    Role: Camera Op., Editor
    Context: Live performance series.
  109. 03/2012
    Web-Series
    Role: Camera Op., Editor
    Context: Live performance series.
  110. 03/2012
    Behind the Scenes
    Role: Creator, Editor
    Context: Interview segments and unused footage.
  111. 02/2012
    Short Film
    Role: Co-Creator, Camera Op., Editor
    Context: 99FireFilmFestival participant.
  112. 01/2012
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Creator, Camera Op., Editor, Sound Mastering
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, unreleased collection.
  113. 12/2011
    Short Film
    Role: Creator, Editor, VFX-Artist, Compositor
    Context: Experimental short, demo for 3d visual effects work.
  114. 12/2011
    Photographic Series
    Role: Photographer, Film and Print Developer
    Context: 6-shot series, countryside home.
  115. 11/2011 – 02/2012
    Exhibition
    Role: Photographer, Exhibitor
    Context: Analogue B/W, Polaroid 600 and 103, installations.
  116. 11/2011
    Experimental Film
    Role: Creator, Editor, VFX-Artist, Soundtrack Composer
    Context: Experimental blue-screen short.
  117. 08/2011
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Creator, Camera Op., Editor
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "Phantom Phoenix".
  118. 08/2011
    Music Video
    Role: Camera Op., Co-Creator
    Context: Steve Luxembourg, release "Phantom Phoenix".
  119. 05/2011 – PRS.
    Print
    Role: Designer
    Context: 44 original film posters, private and commissions.
  120. 05/2011
    Music Video
    Role: Moderator, Editor, Multi-Cam Editor, Effects
    Context: The Library, release "Backsides of Glory Daze".
  121. 02/2011
    Music Video
    Role: Camera Op., Editor
    Context: The Library, release "Take Me to the Sunny Woods".
  122. 12/2010 – 06/2012
    Website
    Role: Developer, Freelance
    Context: Project site for exhibition guests.
  123. 11/2010
    Music Video
    Role: Camera Op., Editor, Projection Editor
    Context: The Library, release "All the Lost Stories".
  124. 10/2010
    Music Video
    Role: Co-Creator, Material Archeologist
    Context: The Library, release "Down in Dún Laoghaire".
  125. 09/2010
    Music Video
    Role: Editor, Compositor
    Context: The Library, release "Down in Dún Laoghaire".
  126. 08/2010
    Music Video
    Role: Creator, Editor
    Context: The Library, release "Down in Dún Laoghaire".
    Shot in the coastal areas and hidden inland spots of Ireland, a collection of impressions gathered from traveling, put together to the track by the same name, 2010's "Ice Rain" was the first music video project of Luxembourg and Freytag.
  127. 07/2010 – 01/2012
    Photographic Series
    Role: Photographer
    Context: Instant photographs, on Supercolor 635 and One Step Flash.
  128. 06/2010 – 10/2011
    Graphic Series
    Role: Creator, Writer, Designer
    Context: 31-part, top-down, narrative series, digital.
  129. 09/2005 – 08/2012
    Any
    Role: Student
    Context: Secondary school, degree, university qualification.
    Academic secondary school, highest degree (Abitur) and university qualification.
  130. 02/1994 – PRS.
    Any
    Role:
    Context: