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CEMEREM – image video online available for the “Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management”

filming in Kenya for the CEMEREM DAAD centre by zazudesign 2017 filming in Kenya for the CEMEREM DAAD centre by zazudesign 2017

“Vor der Schippe ist es duster!”, is a German miners saying, meaning “It’s dark in front of the shovel.”
We have put some light there and now the image video of the centre is ready to be presented.

 

After some changes in the hosting of the DAADs website, finally the new image video of the Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management is also ready to be implemented in your website.

As with the videos before, follow these steps:

  1. go to http://www.zazudesign.de/die-schwarzwald-werbeagentur/embed-video/ and copy the code, after you have chosen the centre in the drop down menu
  2. paste the code in the HTML-code of you website
  3. Done!

The videos maximum width is 640 pixel. Up to this size it will adjust automatically to different screen sizes (smart phone, laptop). You can choose between the original version in English, with English subtitles and with German subtitles.

 

If you need the video for a live presentation, please contact Sylvia Vogt or Dr. Dorothee Weyler in Bonn .They have different versions available for bigger screens and beamer.

 

For any questions, just send me a mail:

thomas.hezel@zazudesign.de

 

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Back from Kenya with 860 GB of film data

Filming for the CEMEREM in Kenya Filming for the CEMEREM in Kenya

The zazudesign – die Schwarzwald Werbeagentur in Berlin film team is back in Germany with a hard drive full of data. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported us to do our work!

As we know from the quantum mechanics is the influence from an observer on the observed subject growing with the intensity of the observation (more here: https://idw-online.de/de/news391). Filming without disturbing is therefore a very sensitive process and I hope we didn’t disturb too much and everyone will be happy to have left some traces for future scientists who will research how African Excellence made his steps to a strong scientific organisation.

During preparation and the filming I have to deal with a lot of organisational demands on the countries legal level, as well as structures directly around the Centre. Therefor I made some observations that I would like to share:

  • With some Centres I had difficulties to find the physical location of the Centre on the campus and where in town the campus is located (different branches). That means it is also hard for interested students to find the real location. A map or a little graphic of the campus could help here a lot.
  • A direct phone number to call, an email address, opening hours and a contact persons name would also make it more easy to get into touch with the Centre.
  • Many scientists still use free email services like “gmail” or “yahoo”. Since we all know that these services are paid by analysing and selling your data and content of your mails, it would be preferable that there is a xxx@african-excellence.de address for the Centers representatives.

My impressions of Kenya:

Kenya is getting more and more advanced. As a film crew we face some special procedures entering a country. In the first place we have to go through customs with a lot of electronic equipment and in the second place we need working and filming permits. Both has to be handled in Kenya by a Kenyan film company. This means it is decoupled from corruption and a regular process. Applications for a normal visa are handled online and processed in a few-hour, this is an amazing development for an African country. Entering a national park needs also an entrance fee (54 USD per person per day) that can only be paid by credit card – no more cash/corruption in this area too.

The only still existing problem are the police road blocks. Self-driving mzungu (white man) seem not to be so common in Kenya, so we had always been the one getting stopped. On our first roadblock, coming from Mombasa, we had been accompanied by an Kenyan driver from the university who finally solved the police issue with a “gift” of 500 KSE. Before that they had been desperately searching for something that could be wrong with our rental car, to get a reason for a fine. The police women at the road block before Voi asked straight forward what we can give to them. We solved the situation by offering a pack of biscuits. From that day onwards every filling up with petrol in Voi implicated bringing the police women at the road block some biscuits. That was ok with us and gave us even a nice chat every time we passed.

 

Summing it up:

Kenya is developing, but every step you do demands a decent amount of money for permits, entrance fees and expensive car rental prices (almost 6.000 USD in total for our short trip).

 

An impression from an outside observer about the Centres:

The idea of Prof. Jan Bongaerts, to put expertise together, so that the sum of all parts is more than the individual outcome, for me was a good idea for further development:

To invite the law specialists from Dar es Salaam to teach about mining law in the EAC, to cooperate with the Centre for Microfinance in Congo in the field of artisanal (small) mining and involving Namibians Centre logistic knowledge in teaching how a future mining adviser for an African government should incorporate logistics in his expertise.

One more thought:

By all enthusiasm for application-orientated knowledge, we still need people who make innovations and they must be educated and allowed to think beside the tracks.

 

 

And in the end it was a pleasure to see you all again!

 

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How to put the image film of your center on your website?

embed video zazudesign easy embeding of videos

Or, how to put an african-excellence image film on any website?

Updated October 2019

We made this a very easy task:

Just visit the zazudesign video-embed-site and choose your video and subtitle version here: zazu.berlin – die Schwarzwald Werbeagentur – embed videos

Now you just copy the code that appears in the grey field and copy and paste it to your websites code, exactly at the place where you want the video to appear.

Thats it!

 

The video is now streamed from the african-excellence website into a so called “iframe” on your website. It is the same procedure as on YouTube, only that our version is responsive webdesign and adjusts to the size of the monitor, from mobile phones up to normal computer monitors.

The film doesn’t get larger than its original resolution of 640 pixels.

If there are any questions or problems you can contact me here: info@zazu.berlin

 

Author: Thomas Hezel