Thanks to the YEAY Awards contest, we had the chance to see people from all around the world showcasing their creative and hilarious videography talents. It was a wild ride for sure, and the decision was hard to make. We would like to congratulate all the participants who made it possible but one of them particularly stood out and we are proud to announce that the great winner is Malte Paulsen!
Interview by Rozenn Kantarci
Tell us a bit about yourself Malte! Where are you from, where do you live, what do you do?
I am from North Germany close to Flensburg a city just at the border of Denmark. I am living in Berlin now where I actually moved 10 years ago the first time. I have been modelling for 11 years so I was living abroad most of my “adult time”.
I started Art last year because I can’t make a decision of what I really want to do in my life. With art I can pick up all the topics I am interested in and share them with the world. I do h
andcrafting stuff or sound and video.
In my last exhibition I worked for example with 15 pianos from the 19th century – I believe they deserved another last time to get attention. You can check the results here Vernissage “Dead Dreams”.
Tell us more about the wonderful jacket in the video, what is your connection to the brand?
I was working for the brand “Used Future” about a year ago as a model and really liked their clothes. So me and my friend Max (who got filmed in my video) thought about making product videos. When I heard about the YEAY Awards, I decided to combine these two things!
Are you a professional videographer?
I am not a professional videographer yet but I’m definitely working on it. I am planning to do more videos and hopefully a short film. I also have an art project that is based on video footage from all over the world that I will analyse and put together for an installation.
What did you film your video with?
I filmed the video with a Canon 5D.
Where did you get the inspiration from?
The inspiration came basically from the task to make a product video and the jacket itself that is really flashy and bright. I thought to make something that young people like and relate to.
How long did it take you to make it? How many people helped you?
I was quite in a hurry when I shot and edited the video because the deadline was almost running out but I decided to still participate. We started shooting on a Thursday 10 pm and finished editing Friday evening. Then had a few technical problems to solve… I filmed the jacket with Max and my girlfriend and then took the footage to a friend of us who is also interested in doing movies.
Were there any funny moments or disasters during the shoot?
A disaster was definitely that we forgot that we had to do a vertical movie (as it was meant to be for the app itself). Instead we shot a horizontal video and then had to fix the issue…
You’ve just won 6000 euros … what will you do with the money?
I need to buy a new camera and some equipment. I could also use a bit of money for some of my other projects. But of course, the friends that helped me doing the video will get some money for their efforts!
Are you planning to make more videos for YEAY?
I think I will do more videos for YEAY shootings for Used Future or other brands. Anyways, my eyes and ears will be always be open to new video projects and I am sure there will always be possibilities to use your platform to sell items no matter what product will be shot!
And here is the winning video
We would also like to congratulate the two other winners and their amazing videos: