When Winnetou came to the North
...and our colleagues from Cologne provided graphics support for this film history.
What is fact, what is fiction? Karl May sometimes took liberties with the truth, but let’s be honest: without Old Shatterhand, Winnetou and the bandit Santer, our “Cowboys and Indians” childhood wouldn’t have been half as good...
In Bad Segeberg in Schleswig-Holstein, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand have been riding side-by-side and fighting for good undeterred since 1952. A massive success! In 2017, on the 65th anniversary of the production, NDR looked back on the exciting history of the Karl May Festival with its documentary “When Winnetou came to the North” (”Als Winnetou in den Norden kam”).
Production & realisation: jump medien TV.
Animation & graphics: stodt.
In the shadow of the Kalkberg mountain
Between 1952 and the present day, more than 11.5 million people – of which 388,910 in 2018 alone – have visited around 3,500 shows in the world-famous open-air theatre situated in the shadow of the Kalkberg. The film lasts about an hour and shows how Winnetou & co. became an economic miracle for Bad Segeberg. Featuring rare archive footage, eye-witness accounts and more contemporary scenes from the 2017 season, the documentary invokes the spirit of decades gone by. Karl May definitely would have enjoyed it.
The perfect backdrop for visual projections
The Kalkberg – a magnificent backdrop! And a splendid space for visual projections, whether it be posters from over the last 65 years, animations or infographics. Our concept to combine moving images with visual information in an entertaining way.