The Berlinale is not only the biggest cultural event of the city, but also one of the most important
events of the international film industry. Around 20,000 trade visitors from 130 countries, including
4,000 journalists, are accredited every year at the International Film Festival. With 300,000 tickets
sold, the Berlinale is not only industry meeting place, but also the world's largest public film festival.
Thus, the Berlinale one of the leading film festivals in the world.
All at the Berlinale participating cinemas are checked by TME according to the applicable norms and
standards. With own measuring and test equipment, we perform adjustments and calibrations.
We assume the construction management, coordination and planning of all media technology disciplines.
Modernizations and adaptations to technical progress and their installation are planned and supervised by us.
For example, the cinema sound system in the theater at Potsdamer Platz (Berlinale Palast) was renewed to the new
sound format Dolby Atmos. For this purpose, in the hall 90 loudspeaker systems were installed.
Also renewed were the front PA consisting of ten 3-way systems, and the two amplifier installations
with a total of 32 4-channel amplifiers. TME assumed the planning in conjunction with Dolby Lab. as well as the construction management.
The Film Academy Baden-Württemberg was established in 1991. She enjoys both nationally and
internationally an excellent reputation. The students are supervised and taught by more than 300 film
and media professionals. This creates at the Film Academy annually more than 250 films of all genres and
formats that regularly take top places in national and international film festivals.
The Caligari-cinema is the cinema of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. The cinema has 160 seats
(increasing seating) and a screen with the approximate dimensions (W x H) of 8 x 3.5 m. It allows the
analog film projection and video projection with the source player options
Server with DCP (2D and 3D)
Blu-Ray and DVD
In the evening, the cinema is commercially used by the local cinema exhibitors.
Task of Planning contract:
The media technology equipment of cinema should be brought to a technically modern state. This is to be
achieved through the following measures:
Complete renovation of the theater sound system to play back the sound format Dolby Atmos
Modernization of digital projection on 4K playback according to DCI specification
Modernization of AV technology, including media control
Modernization of lighting equipment on stage and in the hall using LED technology
On behalf of the Film Academy following services were provided by TME:
Planning of all media technology equipment/li>
Preparation of tender documentation and participation in the award
Great shows, children's shows, guest performances, the Berlinale and festive galas attract almost
700,000 visitors. With over 160 participants in the evening, more than 100 artists, these are the largest
ensuite-shows in the world. The great hall has 1,891 seats and has main-, side-, rear- and proscenium-stages,
ice-, water-basins and pedestals. Thereof are 2,200 m² stage area and nearly 700 m² additionally playable
areas that can be driven on the stage on highly complex technical equipment of the house
(including the 225 to water basin).
The control room (FOH), the intercom system with a radio system, consisting of 35 antennas distributed
throughout the home, the remote observer system (Video) in the Friedrichstadtpalast were designed and
supervised by TME.
On the basis of documents of the current status of the hall acoustics conclusions were derived of TME to
improve the hall acoustics with regard to the electro-acoustic sound.
The sound system was designed by TME. This included the preparation of tender documents and evaluation of tenders.
The construction management as well as inspection were also part of the scope.
The entire stage-management-system was planned by TME and the installation was supervised.
The leisure center (FEZ) in Berlin is Europe's largest non-profit center for children, youth and family.
As part of the renovation of the building with the more than 400 seats auditorium was equipped with a new
powerful sound system that reflects the entire spectrum of music and speech reproduction in high quality on
all seats of the hall.
Following services were provided by TME:
- Planning of the entire sound reinforcement system
- Preparation of the tender documents
- Construction supervision and inspection
The Filmhaus in the Sony Center in Berlin at the Potsdamer Straße unites under its roof historical and
trendsetting subjects around the medium film. In exciting exhibitions film and television history
can be experienced.
In the cinema Arsenal you can see highlights of film history, but also first-run movies. Film students
are coming and going in the Filmhaus. The German Film and Television Academy, one of the leading film schools
in Europe, is training the filmmakers of tomorrow.
With the Cinemas Arsenal 1 and 2, the cinemas of DFFB and the Institut für Film und Videokunst e. V. the Sony
Center got modern cinema- and video-technology. This technique enables all usual playback of digital and analog
media in professional cinema, including the classic film formats (35mm magnetic sound, 70mm). The installation
of digital cinema installations in Arsenal 1 and 2 was supervised by TME.
The following services were provided:
- Planning of all cinema and event installations in the cinema Arsenal 1 and 2, the DFFB and the Institut für Film und Videokunst e. V.
- Preparation of tender documents and evaluation of tenders
- Construction supervision and acceptance
The House of World Cultures is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current
developments and discourse. In the capital, Berlin, it presents artistic productions from around the
world with special consideration of non-European cultures and societies.
Visual arts, music, literature, performing arts, film, academic discussions and digital media are all
linked to a unique interdisciplinary program in Europe.
As part of the partial repair and modernization of the House of World Cultures
The following measures were carried out:
- Auditorium: renewal stage light-displacement system and complement the previously planned in the year
of TME modernizing dimmer system and the digital side panel system.
- Auditorium: repair and modernization of the audio network
- All foyers: Installation of a stage light-displacement system, installation of a cross-divisional
video, audio, Ethernet and fiber optic network
The measures were developed planning and advertised by TME. The services also included the construction
management and the acceptance after completion of the facilities.
Since its founding, the Komische Oper Berlin stands for contemporary, lively music theater and has developed
into one of the most renowned opera houses in the German-speaking countries. Shortly before the end of
World War II, large parts of the building and the entrance area and the ceiling paintings were completely
destroyed. The auditorium was almost undamaged. After the reconstruction of the theater, destroyed in 1945,
it was reopened in 1947.
The partial renewal of the stage manager, the modernization and expansion of the infrastructure and of the
central technology and the configuration and installation of a new intercom system were performed. Furthermore,
the remote video transmissions to 6 positions have been added in the theater. It also included the possibility
of video recording, the management of records over the IP network of the house and the possibility of live
streaming to selected PC workstations in the house.
TME was responsible for the specialized planning and construction supervising.
The Theater an der Parkaue is with his productions and festivals a major player in the national and international
children's and youth theater scene. Materials from overseas are also on the as myths of yesteryear, fairy tales
that everyone knows, freshly translated texts, familiar pieces and classics from 2000 years of literature program.
In all 3 stages Stage lighting installations were newly built.
Renewal of Lighting Control Console and renewal of the stage sound
Installation of a switching matrix with dimmer system and lighting director
Renewal of the dimmer system with the data network
TME provided the following services:
- Planning of investments and preparation of tender documents
- Construction supervision and acceptance
Urania, Berlin (1991/92)
Design, planning, construction management of the technical installations (stage lighting, sound systems, sound control room, cinema technology)
in the great hall (Humboldt Hall).
Konzerthaus, Berlin (1993/95)
Planning and construction management of the renewal and expansion of the hall lighting control and the scenic lighting installation,
Installation of a new lighting control and installation of an intercom system.
Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler",
Design and planning of the studio installations according to given technical profile, electrical planning of the power network and construction management.
Ausstellung "Willi Brandt" im Rathaus Schöneberg (1997)
Installing a Media Station with touch screen and Internet.
Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Berlin (1997/98)
Design, planning and construction management of a multimedia cinema and lecture hall.
Berlin 2000 - 7 Hügel (Ausstellung), Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (1998-2000)
Consulting, conception, design and construction management in the realization of all multimedia installations and large-scale projections.
50 Jahre Bundesrepublik Deutschland -
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit (Ausstellung), Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (1999)
Planning and construction management in the realization of all multimedia installations and large-scale projections in the exhibition.
Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin (1998/2008)
Planning and construction management of a digital sound control, expansion of hall sound system and construction of the stage management system,
Construction of audio distribution system on the studio stage and extension the video network with fiber optic technology.
Geist und Seele der Stadt (Multivision),
Design and planning of digital projection in a decagon.
FEZ Wuhlheide, Berlin (2003-2004/2011)
Planning and construction management in the renewal of hall- and stage lighting system,
Renewal of the PA-system and installation of a large-scale roller screen in the Great Hall.
FEZ Wuhlheide, Berlin (2004) Concert hall and foyer / Studio Stage / Puppet Theater:
Planning and construction management in the renewal of hall- and stage lighting systems.
Theater an der Parkaue, Berlin (2008-2010)
Planning and construction management in the renewal of the stage lighting technology (stage 2 and 3) and renewing the lighting control desk (stage 1).
Schaubude / Puppentheater, Berlin (2010)
Planning and construction management in the renewal of stage lighting equipment.
ICC Berlin (2011)
Developing an operating concept within the redevelopment planning of the conference center.
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF), München (2012)
Engineering for the installation of TV and digital cinema Grading Studio.
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (2012)
Planning the cinema sound system and a new big-scale Roller screen.
Landesmusikakademie Berlin (2012/2013)
Planning and construction management in the renewal of media technology (audio, video technology, media control).
Friedrichstadt Palast, Berlin (2004/2008/2014-15)
Planning and construction management for the renovation of the control area (FOH),
Conversion of parts of the communication technology on wireless intercom,
Renewal of the remote observer system as part of the stage management system,
preliminary design for renovation of electrical-acoustics and acoustics in the large hall,
Renewal of electro acoustics in the large hall and
Renewal of the stage management system.
Komische Oper, Berlin (1996/2013)
Development and installation of a touchscreen panel (virtual control panel) for controlling auxiliary functions (stage and hall lighting)
Renewal of the stage managenement systems.
Gloria Palast, München (2012/2013)
Planning and construction management for the renewal of the cinema sound system.
Theater am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin (2014/2015)
Planning and construction management of the cinema sound system to play back Dolby Atmos (100 loudspeaker systems with infrastructure).