Natalie Kuhrt's Portfolio @Nightingames

Heyho, I’m Nati and I am currently studying Media Science at the University of Bayreuth. Since I was little, I loved to tell stories and make movies. During my studies, I discovered my love for gameprojects. At the moment, I’m trying to expand my knowledge in the gaming universe that I can become a Level Designer once I’m finished with my Bachelor’s degree. 

 

Skills

Art

I just love to sketch, no matter when, no matter where, during classes, on the bus, in the park… Later on, I transfered my drawing skills from paper to digital 2D Arts with Clip Studio, Krita and ArtRage. And I also learned how to do 3D Arts in Blender and Maya. 

 

Narration

Most of the time, I practised my narration skills while making movies. Additionally, I’ve also done a few story based Games and radio dramas as well as features.

 

Writing

Next to writing movie skripts, I also got some experiences in terms of journalism. I’m a member of the German Youth Press, wrote some articles for clubhomepages or the Marktspiegel. Furthermore, I worked for the editorial staff of Parabol and Unbequem for social media platforms.

 

Level Design

I already tried to get some experiences in Level Design while working in the last gaming projects. I’ve been working in areas like puzzle design, building game maps, narration or balancing. I know there’s still a lot I need to learn and I’m trying my best to get better.

 

Teamwork and -leading

During my voluntary youth work, I took part in some course about teamleading and management. Also I gained a lot of experiences working with kids on film-projects and my time in the medical services. Besides, I’ve been giving guitar lessons or instructor in sailing trainings. 

 

Coding

I’ve got some experiences in working with Unity, Renpy, Python or HTML, but I definetively need to improve my skills in that area.    

 

Camera

Since I was five, I’ve worked with cameras. I’ve been doing a lot of different film projects with different kinds of cameras where I learned how to set scenes and how to work with lights. I like to spend my time with photography, espescially portraits and animals. 

Editing

Next to filming I spend a lot of time with editing processes for short films, tutorials, music videos and reports. Most of the time I am using VEGAS, but I worked with DaVinci, Studio One and Premiere too. Furthermore, I got a little experience with colorgrading

Sound

I got most of my experiences with sound during editing movies, but I’ve  worked as boom operater or Sound Designer in some projects as well. I know how to handle different kinds of audio equipment and I worked with Audacity, but most of the time I rather work with pictures than with the sound.

Gameprojects

City without Light

Point-And-Click SciFi Adventure

A Scifi dystopia.

My Tasks: Artist, Character Design, Puzzle Design

Fading

Walking Simulator

An explorational game with a touching story, told in a single room.

My Task: Playtesting, Texts for textures

Baby's First Visual Novel

Visual Novel

A dating sim in the kindergarden. The player has three possible  love interest with six different story endings, based on the decisions you choose. 

My Tasks: High Concept, Artist, Character Design, Coding, Narration, Level Design, Minigames, Sound, Scrum Master, Management and Evaluation of Gametesting

 

What is Art

Point and Click

A game where you have to create art.

My Tasks: Everything

The Cow Game

3D Adventure

A very peaceful game about a cow and her calf. Developed during the 48h Franken Game Jam 2020.

My Task: Environmental Artist

AIKO

2D Jump’n’Run

My Task: UI Design

(Password: wip)

Territory Terror

Couch-Coop racing Game

Cat vs Dog, who will win the epic battle between these two world rulers? Developed during the Global Game Jam.

My Task: Artist

Drug Moon

Farming Sim

A farming simulator with a dark side. 

My Tasks: Balancing, Questdesign, World Map, Interiordesign, Animation

2D Arts Examples

3D Arts Examples

under construction

Other Projects

NieWiederShakespeare Productions e.V.

NieWiederShakespeare Productions is a youth club me and my family founded together with some friends. We are regulary doing some movie projects with children from age 4 up to students aged 22. But from time to time we are also doing some workshops, film camps or just movie nights. 
Below I’m listing up some of my favourite projects I’ve been working on. If you’re interested in seeing more, you can check out our homepage or the Youtube channel.

Sitting a Clown

Horror Shortfilm

A movie about an urban story, where the protagonist has to babysit a creepy little girl. This project was produced during a workshop about cross-backlighting.

My Tasks: Camera, Light, Scene Design, Editing


Vampirfieber Interactive

Interactive Series

This project startet as an experiment. But after the first two episodes we really liked the fun of developing this, so we went on, filling it with narration until we got five more episodes, about vampires, friendship and prejudices.
Playable at https://vfia.de/

My Tasks: Actor, Puzzle Design, Camera, Sound, Location Scouting, Editing, Coding, Film Director

9 Arten den Ton zu versauen

Youtube Tutorial

In this movie we shared our experiences about working with sound in movies. Therefore we listed up 9 tipps for better sound recording.

My Tasks: Camera, Actor, Sound

Keller Kinder

Horror Shortfilm

A movie about a broken family, vanishing children and a monster in the basement. In this project we experimented with ways to build up a scary atmosphere without using jump scares.

My Tasks: Camera, Sound, Light, Editing

Little Me

Shortfilm

A little story about mobbing and the difficulty of growing up. 

My Tasks: Editing

Voll Verpeilt im Wilden Westen

Cowboy Shortfilm

A group of young accidently travells back in time into the wild west. A story about dealing with conflicts and heros.

My Tasks: Camera, Sound, Editing, Story Board, Directing

Zugvögel

Shortfilm

Lina isn’t happy about her big sister moving away for her studies. So she makes up a plan together with her kindergarden mate Emsi to prevent that.

My Tasks: Camera, Location Scouting, Making Of, Editing

Lamas, Marshmallows und Hundefresser

Radio Play

A little sound experiment about character design and how to create rooms with sound. In the story a group of young children are starting a club of detectives to prove that their teacher ate all dogs in the neighbourhood and destroyed their playground.

My Tasks: Skript, Director, Organisation, Sound, Editing

Summer Camp Challenge - Collection

Collage

This Video is a collection of some of the movies we’ve made during our summer camp. In the camp we’ve dealt with different filmtopics like Framing, Dogma or Reaction Shots. For every topic we had a little challenge: to make a movie in only a few hours using the new technique .

My Tasks: Camera, Sound, Editing, Actor, Teamer, Script 

Unbequem - Stadt-Jugend-Ring Erlangen

Unbequem is the department for social medias of the Town Youth Association of Erlangen. In this department we are mainely making reports for Youtube about things that are going on in the city or general political topics to encourage the young people of Erlangen to participate actively in our society. As well as in the movie club we already had plenty different projects, so I’m only listing up a few of them.

If anyone wants to see more, you can check out the Youtube Channel:

Klimaproteste in Erlangen

A short documentary about the climate demonstartions in Erlangen.

My Tasks: Camera

Artikel 13 - Europawahl 2019

Before the European Elections we travelled to Brussel to interview diefferent german delegates about different topics, like climate politics, the democratic deficit, or in this video, about the new changes in copyrights of 2019.

My Tasks: Camera, Sound, Editing

Comic Wahnsinn in Erlangen

This is a short report about the biggest Comic-Convention of Germany, which takes place in Erlangen every two years.

My Tasks: Organisation, Camera, Editing

U20 Events in Erlangen - Winter 2019

In this video we collected different kinds of upcoming activities and events in the wintermonths of 2019 for people who are younger than 20.

My Tasks: Moderator

Erlanger Benefizlauf 2018

A short report about the charity run which takes place in Erlangen every year.

My Tasks: Camera

Berufsbildungsmesse in Nürnberg

In this video we went to the vocational training fair in Nürnberg. There we interviewed different people of dirfferent industries to make a general overview about the variety of possibilities young people have after finishing school.

My Tasks: Camera

One Billion Rising - Erlanger Tanzflashmob

A short report about the global flashmob One Billion Rising which also took part in Erlangen. The movement takes place every year on the 14th of february to raise the awarness about sexual harassment.

My Tasks: Organisation, Camera, Editing

Other University Project

Next to games, I also worked at some other projects during my studies, movies, theaters or audio projects. Below there are listet a few of them.

Fensterblick

Shortfilm

A story of two strangers who are stuck in a train together. At first they don’t get along very well but after some time they get to know each other better. A movie about prejudices and a love story.

 

My Task: Set Runner

Zimmer Gesucht

Sitcom Serie

A Serie about the diversity in humans and the troubles of finding the right apartment.  

 

My Task: Setrunner

Voicemail to the Past

Radio Feature

In this Feature people will be able to leave a message on the beep machine of dead celebrities which then wil be tranferred to the afterlife. A collection of different messages.

My Tasks: Concept, Editing

Distanz

Stop Motion Shortfilm

Due to the corona distance regulation the protagonist notices the girl next door for the first time. A short love story.

My Task: Everything

With a Blast

Music Video

A song about broken dreams and achieving your goal.

My Task: Setrunner

Der König des Nordens - PTR vs Fabian Merks

Music Video

At the university of Bayreuth there is an ongoing Rap-Roast- Challenge where students challenge each other. This is one of the answers to Fabian Merks by PTR.

My Task: Camera

Remaining Projects

Last but not least, some other projects I’ve been working on in my freetime. 

Interviews at the JuFiFe - Parabol

Interview

Once in a year Parabol helps organising the JuFiFe, a shortfilm festival with projects of young people. During the festival the different filmgroups also get interviewed for the official Facebookhomepage of the festival.

My Tasks: Camera, Editing

Die Befreiung - Theater im Kopf&Kragen

Stage Play

A play about forbidden topics nowadays and breaking this social conventions.

My Tasks: Jack of all trades

What Boys want

Shortfilm

A little comedy project about a mother which is concerned that her daughter is dating a gamer.

My Task: Co-Director

Personal Narrator

Shortfilm

A comedy movie.

My Task: Boompool Operator

Let it Spin

Musicvideo

A movie for a song by Lili Traviato.

My Tasks: Set, Camera

Photography Examples