Elementar identity film

Elementar identity film

Tadadadaaa! After a lot of work during the last weeks and months, we now proudly present: “As Simple as Life” – The Elementar Identity Film! I hope you like the film and enjoy watching it! :)



Shooting impressions Elementar identity film

Making-Of video of the Elementar identity film

The new Elementar identity film will be released soon: already next week everybody will be able to watch it! To increase the anticipation, we got a nice Making-Of video of the identity film for you. Have fun while watching! :)



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Shooting impressions of the Elementar identity film

Some time ago, I already wrote a blog article about the video shoot at the elementar headquarters for the Elementar identity film. After some time and a lot of work, the video is finished. We are very proud of the result. :)

In the previous blog article about the identity film, I gave you some insights about the preparations of such a project and the video shoot at the Elementar headquarters in Langenselbold. Langenselbold was not the only location where our video team from eazy entertainment was filming. Now it is time to share some nice shooting impressions and stories from two of the other film locations with you in advance.

The film consists of different story lines. One of the story lines has an agricultural background and was filmed near the office location of the film crew. It was not that easy to coordinate the shooting, because we wanted to get some pictures from the harvest. The harvest depends on the weather, so it was quite difficult. In the end, luckily the complete shoot worked out very well. Directly after the end of the shooting it started to rain cats and dogs – but the only effect was that everybody had to hurry while tidying up. :)

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The most impressing shooting location of the identity film is without doubt the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland. It is a great backdrop for the film! Nevertheless, it was the most challenging location, too. The eazy entertainment team already visited the Jungfraujoch for a location scouting. Everything was well prepared, but right at the begin of the shooting day the first problems arose. The tide of the lake was very high and flooded parts of the hiking trail. The film crew had to take the via ferrata to get to the first shooting location. It was hard to transport all of the equipment – especially for the team member with height phobia. Big thanks to the highly motivated team – they managed to get great shots even if it was very difficult! Extra thanks to Tom Tittmann for providing us the pictures of the shootings.

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So, I hope after this nice shooting impressions you are excited to see the new Elementar identity film. Coming soon! :)

Season's Greetings 2017

2017 Season’s Greetings

Dear all,

After the relocation to Langenselbold last year, we were able to settle in our new headquarters. The new work flows are well-known and we are now able to benefit from the way better processes the new building enables us.

In 2017 we were happy that we are now able to welcome and serve a higher amount of guests. Beside different meetings and trainings, we got three big User Meetings for IRMS, elemental analysis and TOC customers. Of course, not only Elementar Germany held nice User Meetings – of course our subsidiaries were very busy and successful, too!

I could talk a lot about other achievements and highlights of Elementar this year – but its year end, so I briefly sum it up: It was a great year! We hope that 2018 will be as successful as 2017 for Elementar and all of you. Have a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous new year!

Your blog team & colleagues 🙂

BesserQwisser final

Team CHNOS at the BesserQwisser final

In June, hr-iNFO, an info radio station of the Hessian Broadcast visited Elementar. They were looking for the „hr-iNFO BesserQwisser“ and did a nice quiz with us. The game principle is as follows: Each question offered four different possible answers (one point for the correct answer). An exception was the conundrums – only the best answer was rewarded with a point.

The best out of our six Elementar teams was “CHNOS” – a mixed team with colleagues from research & development, production, service and product demonstration. This year, round 1,300 persons tried to answer the tricky questions of QwissMaster Ulli Janovsky in the first round of the quiz. Yesterday, the big final took place at the headquarters of the Hessian Broadcast in Frankfurt. The winner teams of all 12 companies competed against each other and the team of traditional hr-iNFO listeners and a team of the media partners. “CHNOS” also participated and represented Elementar in the final.

They had to answer questions to topics like sports, politics, foreign countries and economy. One question was: “Where was the first headquarters of Air Berlin located?” The correct answer is Miami. That is really no question that is general knowledge. Even if the questions were very tricky, our team was highly motivated and had a lot of fun during the final.

The team “Marcom X” from HBM won BesserQwisser trophy as best team after an exciting jump-off. Congratulations to the winners! Nevertheless, we are very proud of our colleagues! The pink trophy did not suit very well to the Elementar color scheme anyway. ;)

Video: © hr / Björn Petri

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Bilder: © hr / Tina Giotitsa

Video shoot Elementar

A thrilling day – Video shoot at Elementar

For one day, everything was different compared to a usual working day in our production site last week. Big racks, full with a lot of technology stood in the aisle, light blinded, a group of casually dressed people was busy walking around and some employees had to do their daily work in another way than usual. What was going on in Langenselbold?

The team of eazy entertainment did a video shoot in Langenselbold. eazy entertainment is our partner for our new identity video and of course we wanted to shoot in Langenselbold, too! A thrilling project for all involved – and nothing that is done within only five minutes. For such a video shoot, a lot of work has to be done in advance. It is way more complex than commonly thought. For all who are not familiar with this topic, here a short (and simplified) overview of the preparations in advance:

  • Selection of the best partner for the video shoot
  • Briefing of the partner
  • Workshop to evaluate the focus and the goals
  • Creation of the concept incl. suggestion of suitable locations
  • Some correction loops
  • Creation of the shot list (incl. correction loop)
  • Casting of actors
  • Scouting and final decision of shooting locations
  • Preparations for the video shoot (date arrangements, equipment, etc.)

Wow… A lot of work which has to be done in advance. To achieve the best possible result, it is very important to have a great partner, which is very creative, customer-oriented and professional. Luckily we did a good choice and the cooperation works out very well. :)

The video shoot itself is also more complex than most of the people think. All of our involved employees could get an insight and were surprised how much efforts the shoot caused. Nevertheless, if you want to create professional recordings, you need to invest all that efforts into the video shoot. It takes a lot of time to find the best camera perspective and create good lighting for the scene, but it is worth it!

Besides the shooting in our production, we will have some other scenes in our identity film. At the moment we don’t will tell you more, because we want to create some tension. The work on the video is going on and it will take some weeks until we will be able to present the final identity film. In the meantime we got some impressions from the soot in Langenselbold for you. Thanks to Tom, who did some of the pictures. :)

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Mettler Toledo product video

Mettler Toledo product video on YouTube

At the end of September we reported about the video shoot for the new, ultra-precise WXTS microbalance from Mettler Toledo in Greifensee, Switzerland. In the video they want to show the standard workflow, so we were on venue for the shoot with one of our instruments. Now the video is finished and published on the Mettler Toledo Website and on YouTube.

Fun Fact from the video shoot: The beautiful model was very talented weighing-in the samples, but at 1:06 minutes you could see the professional tweezer handling of our product manager Dr. Marc Ruppenthal. For that you need a little bit more practice. :)


Elementar @ the new Mettler Toledo product video

Last week we had a very exciting appointment @ Mettler Toledo in Greifensee, Switzerland. Mettler Toledo will launch a new, ultra-precise balance, which has big advantages due to easy handling, fast operation and simple cleaning. The launch of the great new balance is planned for the end of 2016. To be best prepared for marketing purposes, they want to have a product video which highlights the clear advantages of the new micro balance. To show the normal workflow, an analyzer from Elementar is set as co-star in the video.

We were very proud that Mettler wants to have our instrument in their video! We were also very happy about the chance to be part of the video and to take this exciting possibility to get a profound insight into their professional work. We hope that we were helpful for the video recording and we look forward to seeing the final video. We will of course post the final video on our blog, as soon as it is available!

In advance, we are able to give you some picture impressions as a teaser. :)


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Fast forward

11 weeks have passed since the beginning of the construction works. Watch the progress at the construction site in time lapse: from the earthwork to the erection of the first walls to the construction of the top floor – our webcam recorded every single step. Just click below to watch 11 weeks of construction work in 3 minutes only.