Since 1969 I worked as a singer and bass player both on stage and in the studio.
In 1980 foundation of a publishing house for books and records and furthermore (1985) a video production company. In 1986 relocation to Munich and studies of book and magazine production to broaden my knowledge.
Since then involvement in the production of hundreds of films in Europe and the United States.
Inspired by my cooperation with theater groups and other artists my desire to work artistically resulted in using my previous experience in a more experimental way. Initially the medium video suited my purpose best (multimedia installations & art-house films). Then, in the 90s, I discovered the possibilities of computer based techniques to express my very personal creative ideas and ever since I am devoted to the so-called digital arts.
In 2006 I also began to increasingly deal with still photography and I love it!
Because I have a deep interest in every possibility of communication and interaction between humans as well as between humans and nature I am or I was moving through various creative fields like music (harmony and sound), print media (word and image), film and video (life in motion), still photography (catching and keeping that special moment) and digital paintings (very personal expressions of my inner feelings about different themes).
To date I work as an Editor, Photographer, and as an Artist in Hobe Sound, Florida and Munich Germany.
Throttle Up Production
January 2007 - August 2010
editing tv shows and commercials
in between - visual & musical creations, Munich, Germany
January 2003 - January 2003
develop creative concepts for video productions and editing.
Dragon Lake Productions, USA
January 2001 - January 2002
developing creative concepts and edit TV and commercial productions
Turner Productions Inc. USA
January 1999 - January 2001
Editing tv shows and commercials
Artist / Editor / Photographer
January 1990 - January 1990
Digital Paintings, Art-House Films, Multimedia and Video Installations, Graphic Design, Photography, Video Productions
Michael Claren Video- und Filmproduktion Munich, Germany
January 1986 - January 1998
Producer, Director, Creative Director, Editor for Video Productions of all kinds.
Artist (Digital Paintings, Art-House Films, Multimedia and Video Installations)
Buchhandlung und Verlag Michael Claren
January 1975 - January 1985
Practical experience in production, typography, layout, graphic design, desktop publishing, marketing, promotion and licenses (bookstore & publishing house)
"Taras Bulba Clan" & "Eden" (German Progressive Rock Band)
January 1967 - January 1982
After an intense musical training that began in early childhood, I devoted myself to modern music (jazz, pop, rock). Singer and bass player both on stage and in the studio
Qualifications & Certifications
production editor for books and magazines
Akademie für Bildung und Kunst, Institut für Verlagswesen und Neue Medien, München