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Since 2005 Christoph Neubauer publishes self produced 3D animated films and his books as a director and author. The most important publications are listed here on this page. Some of the DVD's and books can be ordered here on the online shop.

DVD - Der Wilhelmplatz

The documentary "Der Wilhelmplatz" portrays how the former Wilhelmplatz, which was influenced by Schinkel, was converted to a deployment plaza in 1936. By direct comparison of old and new, this film discerns how the plaza evolved into a stage for Adolf Hitler’s big events through diverse re-construction ventures. In addition to the buildings, computer specialists even re-constructed the flag backdrops adorning each house at the beginning of 1936, for this documentary. It enables today’s viewer to experience the effect of this flag display. In addition, the goal-oriented artificial lighting on Wilhelmplatz, which was implemented by Albert Speer, is also portrayed in this film. The visual effect these great night-time events at the Wilhelmplatz had on people and why Berlin’s Wilhelmplatz is still viewed as a symbol for the national-socialist terror reign today, is demonstrated by the example of the Grand Tattoo on the evening prior to Hitler’s 50th birthday.

Buch - Die Reichskanzlei - Architektur der Macht

Zwischen 1878 und 1945 ging die Reichskanzlei als der Sitz der deutschen Reichskanzler in die Weltgeschichte ein. Als ein barockes Adelspalais errichtet, wurde die Reichskanzlei von ihren ständig wechselnden Bewohnern stetig umgebaut und vergrößert. Hier wurden Entscheidungen getroffen, die die Geschichte Europas und des deutschen Volkes mitbestimmten. Die Architektur der Reichskanzlei bot den Hausherren dabei immer eine bewusst gestaltete Bühne ihres Auftretens. So schufen während der 208 jährigen Nutzung des Gebäudes Architekten wie Konrad Wiesend, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Wilhelm Neumann, Eduard Jobst Siedler, Paul Ludwig Troost, Leonhard Gall und Albert Speer durch ihre Neu-, Um- und Erweiterungsbauten an diesem wichtigen Ort der Geschichte Meilensteine der Architektur.

Band 1 (1733-1875)

Dieser Band beschreibt an Hand von historischen Plänen, Fotos und detaillierten Architekturanalysen die Planung, Entstehung und den architektonischen Urzustand des Palais in der Wilhelmstraße 77. Dabei werden unterschiedliche Planungsentwürfe und die Umstände der Erbauung des Palais besprochen sowie Grundlagen der Architektur beschrieben, auf denen es errichtet wurde. Der hier vorliegende Band beinhaltet eine detaillierte Architekturbeschreibung des ursprünglichen Zustandes des Palais Schulenburg und der kleineren Umbauten nach dessen Tod. Des Weiteren werden die großen Umgestaltungen, die der Fürst Radziwill durch Karl Friedrich Schinkel ausführen ließ, und die späteren Erweiterungen des Palais durch die Erben des Fürsten Anton Radziwill beschrieben.

DVD 1  Die Reichskanzlei

The New Reich Chancellery was the only major building project, finished by Albert Speer. Until today many myths are connected with Hitler’s Berlin headquarter. Myths which were purposely sprayed by Goebbels minister of propaganda. Partly this lies are still part of today’s documentaries about this building. This is mainly because the Russian administration of Berlin ordered the Reich Chancellery to be demolished after the war. Today, it is not possible to judge the building in an objective manner just by viewing historic photographs alone. For that reason, Christoph Neubauer started in 2003 building a high detailed computer model of the entire Chancellery and its surrounding buildings in the Berlin government district. He studied more then 10.000 photographs and construction plans and spent up to now more then 300.000 hours working on this project.
This part of the documentary series “Hitler’s Berlin 3D” focuses on the historic background which shaped the building of the Reich Chancellery. Beginning with the Old Reich Chancellery, the film also covers the extensions made in 1929 and 1934-1936. Further more the construction of the New Reich Chancellery is shown in detail. This documentary shows, besides the official facades of the building on Wilhelmplatz, Vossstrasse and Hermann – Goering – Strasse, also the facades which were not designed for the public eye.

DVD 2  Die Reichskanzlei - Interaktiv

This DVD makes it possible for the user to move by himself through the property of the Chancellery, on Wilhelmplatz, Vossstrasse and Hermann – Goering – Strasse. The user himself can decide in what direction he wants to go next, what part of the building he wants to see and from what side he would like to approach it. There is no computer needed to use this DVD. This DVD is built by 96 specially created film sequences which are connected with each other in a way that the user, by pressing the buttons on his DVD Player, can “walk” through the streets, squares, courts, drive ways, passages and gardens of the Reich Chancellery. On top of it, this DVD makes it possible to let the user look around 360 degrees on specific spots. In connection with the documentary on DVD 1 the user will so be able to get most possible information about the Chancellery and also learn to orientate himself in the vast area of Hitler’s Berlin headquarter.

Map

This DVD Box comes with a specially created full colour map of the Chancellery. This map will help orientating on the interactive walk
through of DVD 2.


Buch - Stadtführer durch Hitlers Berlin

If you visit the former Berlin government district today, 65 years after the end of the Second World War, it will be virtually impossible for you to take your bearings from historical buildings. For this reason, work directed by Christoph Neubauer has been ongoing since 2003 to develop a 3D computer model of the old Berlin government district. The model enables a virtual camera to simulate any historical view, and this technique Neubauer used over recent years to create several documentary films dealing with the topic. The aim of the present book is to use this same technology to help guide you around a city tour through Hitler’s Berlin. The guide contains outline maps from the various time periods, enabling you to follow the way in which the footprint of the government district has changed over the years. A current photograph is presented on each description page to show you in which direction you should look from the respective location. This is contrasted with a picture depicting the historic situation for each point. The city tour provides you with a wealth of background information on the different buildings and takes you on a walk of approximately one hour’s duration to important landmarks within Hitler’s government district.

DVD - So entstand Frankfurt

Anlässlich der bevorstehenden 750 - Jahrfeier beauftragte das Museum Viadrina 2003 den Frankfurter Künstler Christoph Neubauer, einen Film zu erstellen. Daraufhin entstand die Dokumentation mit dem Titel "So entstand Frankfurt". In überarbeiteter Form wird der Film nun auf dieser DVD veröffentlicht. Die Dokumentation wurde in aufwändiger 3D-Computertechnik produziert und zeigt die Entstehungsgeschichte der Stadt Frankfurt (Oder). Zu sehen ist die Geburt einer Stadt. Von der ersten Kaufmannssiedlung mit eigener Kirche bis zur mittelalterlichen Stadtanlage mit Stadttoren, Gräben und Wällen. Die einzelnen Bauphasen in der Frankfurter Stadtentwicklung werden detailliert von der Filmkamera gezeigt. Der von Martin Schieck verfasste Text führt den Betrachter dabei durch das mittelalterliche Frankfurt. Bewusste Textbezüge zu heutigen Bauwerken erleichtern die Orientierung des Betrachters und lassen so heute den Namensursprung so mancher Straße in der Frankfurter Altstadt erkennen.


Today, more than sixty years after Second World War, the Fuehrer Bunker - where Hitler committed suicide in 1945 - has become a place of myth. To date, over twenty different ground plans and countless contradicting descriptions of the bunker have been published. Recently, plans, measurements and photographs of the Fuehrer Bunker were discovered among the files of the former East German Secret Service. Using these documents, Keystone Animation created a full color 3D model of the Reich's Chancellery and the Fuehrer Bunker. The bunker was recreated in detail to finally demystify Hitler’s last refuge.

Der Führerbunker (1943)

shows the construction of the Tiefbunker of the Reichc hancellery, and the construction measures taken to strengthen the Vorbunker. More than sixty different building stages of the Tiefbunker were digitally reconstructed for this film. Due to the step by step reconstruction of the overall structure of the Bunker, the eventful history of the Fuehrer Bunker becomes understandable for the viewer.


DVD - Rochus Misch erzählt

Fünf Jahre arbeitete Rochus Misch als Leibwächter, Kurier und Telefonist Adolf Hitlers. Seit 1940 lebte er in dessen engster Umgebung und wurde am Ende auch Zeuge von Hitlers Selbstmord. Rochus Misch war der Letzte der am 2. Mai 1945 aus der bereits von der Roten Armee eingeschlossenen Reichskanzlei entkam. Danach sah er den Gebäudekomplex nie wieder. Denn während er neun Jahre in sowjetischer Kriegsgefangenschaft verbrachte, wurde die Reichskanzlei abgerissen. In den letzten Jahren wurde durch die Firma "Keystone Animation" das alte Berliner Regierungsviertel am Computer rekonstruiert. Dies machte es möglich, dass 63 Jahre nach seiner nächtlichen Flucht Rochus Misch zur Reichskanzlei zurückkehren konnte, um sich als einer der letzten Zeitzeugen zu erinnern. Während Christoph Neubauer dem mittlerweile 91jährigen Misch Computeranimationen der Reichskanzlei zeigte, lief eine Tonaufzeichnung, die hier auf dem vorliegenden Film veröffentlicht wurde. Angeregt durch die Animationen erzählte Misch, was ihm zu den einzelnen Filmsequenzen einfiel. Erinnerungen aus dem Alltag der Reichskanzlei, über Kollegen, Freunde und seinen "Chef" Adolf Hitler. Die Filmsequenzen provozierten spontane Erinnerungen des Erzählers, illustrieren jedoch auch gleichzeitig seine Worte. So treffen in dem hier vorliegenden Film die verblassenden Erinnerungen eines Zeitzeugen auf eine detaillierte Computerrekonstruktion des von ihm mit Worten beschriebenen Ortes. Ein starker Kontrast zwischen wissenschaftlicher und persönlicher Geschichtsaufarbeitung und ein Dokument des täglichen Lebens in Hitlers engstem Umfeld.


DVD - Die Voßstraße

For this film the historic buildings of the street, between 1932 and 1940, were digitally recreated. Aside from the architectural highlights on the street, such as the department of Justice this film also covers the building where Speer executed his first contract for the Nazi Party in 1932. This documentary not only shows the buildings that were actually constructed, but also the intended expansion of Voss Street that was part of the plans for the new Reich Capital "Germania".

 


Today, more than sixty years after Second World War, the Fuehrer Bunker - where Hitler committed suicide in 1945 - has become a place of myth. To date, over twenty different ground plans and countless contradicting descriptions of the bunker have been published. Recently, plans, measurements and photographs of the Fuehrer Bunker were discovered among the files of the former East German Secret Service. Using these documents, Keystone Animation created a full color 3D model of the Reich's Chancellery and the Fuehrer Bunker. The bunker was recreated in detail to finally demystify Hitler’s last refuge.


Der Berliner Führerbunker (1935-1942)


shows the construction of the Tiefbunker of the Reich Chancellery, and the construction measures taken to strengthen the Vorbunker. More than sixty different building stages of the Tiefbunker were digitally reconstructed for this film. Thanks to a step by step depiction of the entire structure of the bunker complex, the eventful construction history of the Fuehrer Bunker is made understandable for the viewer.

 


3 DVD - Das Berliner Regierungsviertel/ Albert Speers Neue Reichskanzlei

The New Reichs Chancellery in Berlin has come to symbolize the beginning, and the end, of the Second World War. It was built to represent the Third Reich, and intended to be the first construction of the planned world capitol, Germania. As such it is connected to Hitlers' expansion plans, and his dream of a rule that would last a thousand years. Instead, he ended his life in its underground bunker, and the New Reichs Chancellery was destroyed, before even a decade could pass.In Albert Speer's New Reichs Chancellery, this building have been recreated in high detail, in order to examine its architectural merit, as well as its historical significance. The entire surrounding government district have been remodeled, to show how the placing and design of the New Reichs Chancellery was influenced by existing buildings, and the layout of the surrounding streets.