According to ORF, the Eurovision Song Contest was the biggest one-off production in the history of the broadcaster. All the more reason then for WEST4MEDIA to be proud of the opening sequence it produced for this year’s event.
As part of ORF’s coverage of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, WEST4MEDIA was commissioned to produce “Conchita – Unstoppable”. The documentary accompanies the singer over the twelve eventful months that followed her Song Contest triumph in Copenhagen.
If the Viennese don’t come to the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, the Red Bull Ring must come to Vienna. To promote the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix on 21st June, Vienna’s impressive Rathausplatz was transformed into a mini racetrack for an afternoon of high-octane action. WEST4MEDIA was commissioned by RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE to cover the event with three camera teams.
WEST4MEDIA takes a look back at an exciting 2014, in which we flew three times around the world and worked on unique projects, from getting the initial concept down on paper to adding the final touches in post production.
In 2013, the organising committee of the World Ski Championships in Vail invited the world’s leading TV graphics companies to pitch their ideas for the opening sequence and race graphics of the event. The committee chose WEST4MEDIA. Between 2nd and 15th February 2015, our graphics will be seen by viewers around the world.
Peter Hajek and WEST4MEDIA have published Austria’s first study on the topic of corporate TV. The Top500 companies interviewed are relying ever more on videos to communicate their messages and ideas.
Elisabeth is the most successful musical of the production company Vereinigten Bühnen Wien. Since its premiere in 1992, the hit musical has been performed more than 7,000 times around the world to audiences totalling almost 10 million. Nevertheless, the show continues to go from strength to strength thanks to an appeal the reaches far beyond the city limits of Vienna. WEST4MEDIA has produced a 7-minute film of highlights from the musical.
WEST4MEDIA has won double gold at the Corporate Media & TV Awards in Cannes. The documentary “Mauthausen Memorial Redesign - Bringing the Past to the Present” was awarded a coveted Gold Dolphin in the categories Science & Knowledge and History & Civilisation.
Water and sunlight form the foundation of tomorrow’s energy supply. Using the power of the sun, scientist Erwin Reisner is attempting to split water into its constituent parts: oxygen and hydrogen. The latter, an element bursting with energy, has the potential to replace oil as the fuel of the future for our cars.
We are delighted to have produced a film in collaboration with our customer OMV that is not only informative and entertaining, but also worthy of recognition by an international jury. Competing with 326 other submissions, our film on hydrogen and fuel cells has been honoured with a Silver Victoria.
Pipelife belongs to the Wienerberger Group. The Wiener Neudorf based pipe manufacturer employs around 2,600 staff in 27 countries. We are delighted to list one of the world’s leading suppliers of pipe systems among our customers.
Owning a car certainly has its drawbacks: maintenance is anything but cheap, and when it comes to insurance premiums, responsible motorists are dealt an unfair hand as they pay for the aggressive habits of other drivers.
Experts predict that tomorrow’s cars will be powered by hydrogen – an element that has the potential to become our next significant source of energy.
Our future is shaped by the innovative ideas of young and enthusiastic inventors. In this 50-minute ServusTV report, entrepreneur Hannes Jagerhofer takes us on an exciting journey from idea to implementation.
As part of this season’s live coverage of the Ski World Cup on ORF, WEST4MEDIA has produced a series of reports featuring Hans Knauss to take a closer look at the technique, equipment and history of alpine racing.
On 4th May 20014, runners of all ages and abilities in 40 countries around the globe will take part in the "Wings for Life World Run". Starting at precisely the same time, the runners will be spurred on by the inspirational lyrics of the official event song, recorded by FDTF. Shooting the video for the song was a 'family affair' for WEST4MEDIA, for the band's bassist, Philip 'Pipo' Oszwald, has been an editor and designer at the production company for many years.
Vienna-based production company WEST4MEDIA has achieved above-average ratings for ServusTV with its three most recent productions.
For the third year running, WEST4MEDIA has produced a TV ad for the International Ski Federation initiative World Snow Day (19th January 2014).
From Africa to the edge of space - there is nowhere WEST4MEDIA won't venture to capture stunning shots and document fascinating stories.
Wiener Linien has ushered in a new era this summer by overhauling the announcements made on its public transport lines. The challenges faced by the company and their sound designer were documented in a ‘making-of’ produced by WEST4MEDIA.
One year on from Felix Baumgartner’s historic leap comes “Mission to the Edge of Space” – a documentary which features previously unreleased footage and follows the Red Bull Stratos team as they meticulously prepare for the big day. WEST4MEDIA was commissioned by Red Bull Media House to produce this fascinating look behind the scenes.
AIRPOWER is Europe’s most spectacular air show. The two-day event held in Zeltweg features more than 200 aircraft and a variety of breathtaking and daring displays. At this year’s show, the 15-strong WEST4MEDIA crew again played their part, putting on an impressive display of their own.
Since 2011, WEST4MEDIA has been following the redesign of the Mauthausen Memorial. A feature-length documentary is now in production, but a preview is already available.
WEST4MEDIA has been commissioned by Terra Mater Factual Studios to produce a 5-part documentary series "Africa Race - Two Brothers between Paris and Dakar", set to air on ServusTV from 25th February.
Red Bull PlayStreets is a breathtaking slope style contest staged in the heart of Bad Gastein’s old town. WEST4MEDIA was commissioned by Red Bull Media House to produce a 26-minute highlight show for the international market
WEST4MEDIA produces next TV advert for the International Ski Federation's World Snow Day.
As of 9th January we will be making our mark on ORF: our new report series "Schladming - the World Championships Town" will be aired every Wednesday from 10 p.m. The Alpine Ski World Championships will commence in Schladming at the beginning of February. The 5-part series of reports focuses on the locals, athletes, restaurateurs and organisers, whose stories will be woven together and told chronologically.
L’Oréal Österreich commission WEST4MEDIA to produce new TV ad for "Garnier UltraLift" with women who took part in Austria's "Anti-Wrinkle Challenge".
Ice hockey is not for the faint-hearted. Few games come to an end without at least one player suffering concussion or losing a couple of teeth. Servus TV Hockey Night commissioned WEST4MEDIA to take a closer look at why injuries are par for the course in one of the toughest sports around. By performing simple experiments in a controlled environment, we simulated the most commonly sustained injuries in ice hockey.
GT City Challenge is a motorsport event like no other, featuring a track at the heart of the city centre and a collection of fascinating racing cars. The last GT City Challenge was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. WEST4MEDIA covered the event with a 14-strong team.
To coincide with the relocation of the production company to Schloßgasse 13, WEST4MEDIA has launched its new logo.
From 2005, the white four set in front of a red background stood for the highest standards of quality in the television industry, and could be seen in the closing credits of Emmy Award winning television productions and prize-winning reports and documentaries.
A Biedermeier building erected in 1837 in Vienna’s Margareten district is the new home of WEST4MEDIA. Located at Schloßgasse 13, we now have a generous working environment for our editorial and production team, four edit suites with shared media space, a dedicated voice recording studio and colour correction unit. Simply put, we are more than suitably equipped to take on the challenges and meet the demands of our ever increasing television and film production business.
The sport documentary series “Die Sportdokumentation” produced by WEST4MEDIA for ServusTV was the broadcaster’s most successful format in June and July, achieving the highest viewership on the respective broadcast days in the process.
The Summer Olympic Games is the greatest sporting show on earth. In 2012, London will host the spectacle and welcome 10,500 athletes from 200 countries. As usual, the ORF will provide live and comprehensive coverage of the action. To give their viewers a taste of what’s to come ahead of the opening ceremony, the Austrian broadcaster is promoting the Games with a tailor-made campaign.
WEST4MEDIA commissioned by International Ski Federation (FIS) to produce TV ad for World Snow Day.
WEST4MEDIA produces European Handball Federation birthday video for Infront Sports & Media
On 4th October 1997 one of today’s most successful musicals had its international premier. Since then more than six million theatre-goers around the world have seen Dance of the Vampires. WEST4MEDIA has produced a trailer featuring the most beautiful moments of the global hit.
The European Ski Federation (E.S.F.) recently commissioned WEST4MEDIA to produce two video clips for the new sport and tourism concept "SNOW". Following a few days of filming in Liechtenstein, the finishing touches were added to two clips which meet two different criteria. The first is an informative clip which introduces and explains the "SNOW" concept to the viewer, while the second works on a more stylistic level to whet the appetite and promote interest.
We are proud to announce a new client. The leading refractories company RHI commissioned WEST4MEDIA to produce a corporate video. For the initiative "FEMTech" a movie has since been produced, which introduces RHI as an employer of women.
The grand finale of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at the German Lausitzring left a lasting impression on the crowd, the pilots and the organisers.
In 2010 WEST4MEDIA will once again produce the most spectacular motorsport event of our time: the Red Bull Air Race. However, before the season commences all of the race pilots have to prove their talent and skills live on stage. This year the Salzburg Arena was transformed into a huge film studio to shoot the ‘hero' and greenbox shots. Interviews with the pilots were also part of the project.
For the second consecutive year WEST4MEDIA is celebrating an Emmy. "It's wonderful if you can win such a prize just once in your life. Twice is sensational," said Managing Director Alexander Strohmer somewhat sleepily given the time difference. The Red Bull Air Race, which has been produced by WEST4MEDIA since 2005, picked up the coveted trophy for the second time in succession at the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards Show.
The Kiddy Contest is turning fifteen. And the passion of the kids is still unparalleled. Yet on the TV production side, everything is new. For the first time WEST4MEDIA will produce the successful children and music show for the broadcasters ORF and NICK. A DVD will be out just before Christmas.