EXPLAINERS

 

Loo-topia:

Why we need better toilets

 

Flush toilets are an ecological nightmare. They take at least six liters of water to flush poop! They haven't changed much for centuries and are unfit for a world of climate change and booming populations. Is there a less wasteful way to dispose of our waste?

Date
September 2021

 

Publisher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbzykdJIkBY&t=48s

How to Mine in Space instead of on Earth

 

Precious metals like gold and platinum are crucial for green technologies, yet extracting them destroys the environment. But what if we could prevent this by mining in space?

Date
November 2020

Publisher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqhDuOSxTAk

Rainmaking:

Can We Create Artificial Rain?

 

As temperatures rise, cloud seeding is bound to become a popular solution against droughts, floods, and fires. Do we really have the technology to make it rain? And if so, should we use it?

Date
July 2021

 

Publisher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md2ubLeeb4k&t=12s

How Worms Could
Help Solve Plastic Pollution

 

We invented plastic to replace and repel bugs, now we are turning to bugs to get rid of plastic. These worms’ unusual taste can help us deal with plastic pollution.

Date
September 2020

 

Publisher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-X2KkKfW2U&t=133s

Can desalination

solve the global water crisis?

 

We have the desalination technology to transform seawater into freshwater. So why are we not using it to solve the global water crisis?

Date
June 2021

 

Publisher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPCaM9Rzzbs&t=285s

Lab-grown diamonds

outshine mined gems

 

Lab-grown diamonds are purer, cheaper, and more sustainable than mined diamonds, so why are we still mining them?
New technologies are opening the door to new hi-tech applications and a more sustainable production process.

Date
March 2021

 

Publisher
https://bit.ly/38gEmBB

Why Impact Investing
Doesn’t Have Much Impact

Environmental scandals are leading some investors to reconsider their investments. New environmental standards promise to reconcile profit and planet, but most green funds are not delivering on their promises.

Date
June 2020

 

Publisher
https://p.dw.com/p/3ehjf

REPORTAGES

 

The Right to Repair

 

Fixing our broken electronics is more difficult than ever. But the solution is not. Meet the right to repair movement.

Date
October 2019

 

Publisher
https://bit.ly/2KWJGhq

Integration or Expulsion?

 

The German town Frankfurt an der Oder was long held up as a model of integration - until a group of refugees stormed a popular nightclub. Thomas Klähn is fighting to keep sentiments from turning against the refugees.

Date
February 2020

 

Publisher

https://bit.ly/3ddXeRN

Why Plastic Demand Won’t Rescue Big Oil

 

Big Oil is in trouble. Renewable energy is cheaper than ever, while the COVID-19 lockdowns are plunging revenues from gasoline. Oil companies hope that increasing plastic production will save the sector from decline. But in the age of the Paris Agreement, the plan is likely to backfire.

Date

August 2020

Publisher

https://p.dw.com/p/3kJ7w

WEB VIDEOS

 

The Problem With E-Scooters?
Our Roads.

 

E-scooters have joined the struggle for our roads. They are cheap, fast and convenient. But on roads where cars are still king, also dangerous.

Date

July 2019

Publisher

https://bit.ly/2zUY2wp

The Doctor Bride Phenomenon

 

Many Pakistanis want to marry female doctors, but they don't want them to work. This simple technology can help.

Date

July 2019

Publisher

https://bit.ly/2zUKJMw

Glass is not Glass

 

In a future of bendable screens and diminished environmental footprint, glass is seeing a reboot. An expert offers his insights on a material both more adequate and sustainable than plastic.

Date

November 2018

Publisher

https://bit.ly/2ytiPqv

The Economics of Names

 

Yes, your name has a big impact on your life.
Just not the way you think.

Date
March 2019

 

Publisher

https://bit.ly/35y2NI5

SHORT VIDEOS

 
 

The Business of Love has Changed

 

Online dating is a little bit like shopping for humans.
Here is why that’s also a good thing.

Date
March 2019

 

Publisher

http://tiny.cc/hj7foz

 

One Cent? Nonsense.

 

Producing the 1-cent coin costs 1.65 cents.
These small coins are also heavy, unnecessary,
and already refused by many shops. No wonder
some EU countries are getting rid of them.

Date
October 2018

 

Publisher

http://tiny.cc/hj7foz

I also love doing motion graphics.
You can see some of my best shots
here.

SHORT FILMS

 
 

Amiss

The lonely Ethan is enjoying a thoughtless happy life when the meeting with a sweet and a little weird girl changes everything.

Date

Los Angeles, 2014

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