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Fritz Schumann @fotografritz Berlin, Deutschland

Visual journalism and digital storytelling. I make photos, text, documentary films and books. Covering Japan for ten years now.

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Joined Twitter 9/17/09


@vonMandelbrot @Mulboyne https://t.co/xsbfWPZt7cAllow me to entertain you with thread: A few days ago, there was a twitter storm about the worst places in NYC. Man… https://t.co/eSTBuO476O
Retweeted by Fritz SchumannInteresting historical look how RPGs evolved, especially in Japan. The western influence explains why they still us… https://t.co/1Vp2amkejG @abc4japan @MeltwaterDACH Ist das nicht strafbar nach DSGVO?Truly awful scenes from Kyushu. https://t.co/R9D1ay6Iva
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7/9
2020
To quote Rober McKee: "Singular assemblage of traits is characterization... but it is not character. A character i… https://t.co/JM4r4wC4XjYou don't need to know his background or his family story. He just walks onto the screen. What makes Guybrush a wo… https://t.co/JpRkrg2eIyI am 2 hours into a point and click adventure and I don't connect with the protagonist. The story is not giving me… https://t.co/AdeSEiduLILet pauses hang. People who are yelling at you will apologize. People who aren’t saying enough will say more. Let t… https://t.co/dhlmStnNci
Retweeted by Fritz SchumannI’m not sure ifthe robots paid to get in. https://t.co/GmpIGtDtt0
Retweeted by Fritz SchumannThis makes me cry. https://t.co/ZSO06KjcDL
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7/8
2020
I finally understand quantum physics! This is great. https://t.co/Y6mdiuh7QI
Retweeted by Fritz Schumann @ro_sa_mu_nd My parents live 3 floors below, so everyday I had to go down 1-4 times... Now I really appreciate the… https://t.co/9MVeGShSWi @ro_sa_mu_nd Ours broke early June and the new one just arrived last week. It was nervewrecking... sorry for your loss!
7/7
2020
Furthermore, I know the guy with my name. Our email addresses are different in only one character, so I sometimes r… https://t.co/rzq49CCPEDI probably was still in their system, so when a guy who has the same name as me wrote a story, they transfered the… https://t.co/LB9hzNHwldNever thought this can happen in my freelance life: A publisher paid me for work I haven't done. In 2018, I receiv… https://t.co/qFsaDz1YNq @jjwalsh again? It seems like to come down like this every year... I remember how bad it was in 2014 with the landslides. Stay safe!
7/6
2020
@DajanaGuenther Check mal vor deiner Tür :) @samjapn @ericdmargolis Oh is that thesis public?The Kyoto Aquarium has a flowchart illustrating the complicated romantic relationships and breakups between their p… https://t.co/GadH7hWyZU
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7/4
2020
Everytime I read about wonderful Onomichi, I always feel so bad... when I was a student in Hiroshima, I had friends… https://t.co/j1KxOu18LkI just recently stumbled on the issue of Akiya in Japan - around 8 million empty houses, mostly ruins. I read in a… https://t.co/n2USK900oHIn a moment, the world is a little better https://t.co/U04r1MfaW4
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7/3
2020
Everything about this is to be loved. https://t.co/a0sQXMW2xx
7/2
2020
@JamesHadfield Ah yeah, that was fun. I met him again like a half a year later when I was working for Patrick Galbr… https://t.co/JJTGkcGbg6 @JamesHadfield You send me to the train station in Akiba to shoot an escalator, because it had new vapor cooling sy… https://t.co/YIVzWOOGWT @JamesHadfield but travel reimbursements. I published a book about Japan in Germany in 2015 and it's currently in… https://t.co/iPnMtnZUWm @JamesHadfield I stopped being your intern at Metropolis in September 2009, you have no power over me anymore ;) @JamesHadfield that's like a meta story there. The stories we tell ourselves about Japan. @JamesHadfield oh boy! It was on my list of "stories to do in Japan" but only temporary, cause I saw the same narra… https://t.co/aOmYIaW8e1 @JamesHadfield Isn't the whole thing kinda overblown? In most media reports about this "Japanese phenomenon", I alw… https://t.co/GzHBrrLC4B
7/1
2020
Some personal news: We are a collective of trans journalists who have felt erased and misrepresented by the industr… https://t.co/GViHyGiLGR
Retweeted by Fritz SchumannDer Keksbäcker in Hamburg benötigt Cookies. Ich dachte, die kann ich da kaufen? Ich bin so verwirrt... https://t.co/WytC31a3k5This TikTok is one of the many videos that offers a masterclass in plot and character development that I think a lo… https://t.co/Zd2PidUIuw
Retweeted by Fritz Schumanni want shorter games with worse graphics made by people who are paid more to work less and i'm not kidding
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6/30
2020
@vonMandelbrot sounds like it's based on the Little Kuriboh version now https://t.co/2cJMvIB7phTokyo train station sounds played on calculators, somehow. I actually bought an album with all station melodies on… https://t.co/zoxg7kZZCEPeople outside of the US - we know. We know it’s a shitshow, we know our infection and mortality rates are horrifyi… https://t.co/UXryVtg2Cy
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6/29
2020
Zeit-Autoren kopieren gesamtes KATAPULT-Buch. Unser Chef rastet diesmal wirklich aus! zur ganzen Geschichte ►… https://t.co/yB2qEMTtMQ
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6/28
2020
@vonMandelbrot do you need help?To quote Fred Ritchin: "The idea of flying someone into a country to shoot it in two weeks is insane. It lacks unde… https://t.co/8P3vDXhGtsThe talk was given at my university, where I got my degree in photojournalism & documentary photography. I always… https://t.co/9Bq9njkdYk"I'm sure that if Robert Capa would submit his work to World Press Photo today, he would still win." Brilliant talk… https://t.co/8ZHERqb8is
6/27
2020
@vierzueinser ganz groß! Heißer Kandidat für den Henri-Nonsens-Preis https://t.co/3KnJQ6lZgu oder @ReportagenFM ? @vonMandelbrot Can I get a manga court? I know manga. https://t.co/CHvaa95cGR @vonMandelbrot weeeellllllll.... in Ep1 of NGE you get the angst, the trauma, the mechs and the monsters. It all es… https://t.co/YQDC2sDQx4 @vonMandelbrot As per his recommendation, I looked the anime up and even watched a bit. It wasn't really for me. Th… https://t.co/ojxypkIXr8
6/26
2020
A Story of Ink & Steel — "Imagine being the last one in this world to continue, what others have started before you… https://t.co/MxNcaN1xOs
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6/25
2020
@AlfieJapanorama @sheepchase I recently searched for an apology from Japan for a particular war crime. Didn't find… https://t.co/yoo9A6BAn0
6/24
2020
@danieldrepper @dlfkultur @bento_de @BuzzFeedGermany @vice_de oh, da gibt es wohl die Antwort 11 Tage später https://t.co/dPUdcaCYKr
6/23
2020
I did enjoy living in Tokyo greatly, but rivers darkened by highways built above them (because it was cheaper than… https://t.co/N7orrxruynpretty good summary about the development of Tokyo https://t.co/501FyXI0h3 I'm not an urban expert, but it seems to… https://t.co/JFZzim3Jch
6/22
2020
“Made this cover to try and appeal to the conscience of convenience store umbrella thieves. This is how the ripped-… https://t.co/SFGicnJgrS
Retweeted by Fritz SchumannToday I learned that in 1997, at the very first rock festival in Japan, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played through a… https://t.co/SZZ3an44CU @Jickrrr Wäre auch ein gute Ergänzung in dem Beitrag von Game Two gewesen, oder @hypekultur & @HeadMunk ? https://t.co/rtAVsb2NXeCorona-Krise: "So eine Zeit werden wir nicht wieder erleben" Über Wochen sind die Fotografen Thomas Victor und Feli… https://t.co/wKuWHtErTI
Retweeted by Fritz Schumann @Jickrrr Sehr guter Beitrag! Ich wiederhole noch einmal meinen Vorschlag und sage: Der Text würde in einer gekürzte… https://t.co/1GVxmRlyrfrealtalk: das war einer meiner aufwendigsten artikel, da ich ungefähr 20 texte immer und immer wieder lesen musste… https://t.co/0HqETj2WiA
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6/21
2020
Just a normal, thoughtful interview about the development of a game about genital jousting - and also how toxic mas… https://t.co/Ssm6aBsyk1
6/20
2020
#NewBook "Monuments of liberation: Traces of the Red Army in Germany" (In German & Russian) By @fotografritz (… https://t.co/LjMiPKReMB
Retweeted by Fritz Schumann @reporterforum @Heikefaller @BrittaStuff Danke für den Upload vom Talk, inhaltlich echt top! Aber der Sound war lei… https://t.co/UIA1SWdr5G
6/19
2020
My current job won't exist by the end of the year, so I'm keeping an eye out for Berlin/remote opportunities.… https://t.co/nbvbMWXvqD
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6/17
2020
@Ishikawa_Sachi Do you know this video by @ContraPoints https://t.co/DXxrFUxKg5 ? She describes it from a research… https://t.co/XG4a6vfqWH
6/16
2020
@Jickrrr Achso und hier nochmal der Vorschlag was für @uebermedien darüber zu machen :) @Jickrrr Analog zu Bio-Landwirtschaft: Wenn ich die Bedingungen der Produktion kenne, greife ich vielleicht zu einem anderen Produkt. @Jickrrr Gruselig.... Deutschland ist der größte Gaming-Markt in der EU und die Berichterstattung über diesen Wirts… https://t.co/pSgQr8MXCr @iamkosmonaut I visited this grave recently for a book about soviet memorials in Germany! https://t.co/VOxNttcbxThttps://t.co/5F9pznmcQp @Jickrrr Wenn ein amerikanischer Journalist über amerikanische Spielefirmen schreibt, ist das näher, als wenn deuts… https://t.co/2tbHclAHnZ @Jickrrr In den USA hingegen wechselt Jason Schreier zu Bloomberg, was Videospiel-Journalismus mehr in die Wirtscha… https://t.co/cimtmNa0EY
6/15
2020
@hangry_stories Es gibt wohl immer weniger in Japan. 2014 war ich nahe Hiroshima bei einem Glühwürmchen-Festival, h… https://t.co/F8NTjd8X9SMy lecture next week, "A Media Ecologist Explains the Many Crises in Journalism," is starting to take shape. From m… https://t.co/U2etElNiuZ
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6/13
2020
Produced between 1974 and 1975 and still getting shown today, I think they surely got their money's worth... By th… https://t.co/w1KRCdl5EwGermany co-produced these shows with Japan (and Austria) because it was cheap – imagine that today. Also, I was bor… https://t.co/fCp4TXrKt0Where the German version has a big band playing along with the great singing of Karel Gott https://t.co/azj4Y9RijDNow the Japanese version of Honeybee Maja is downright tame https://t.co/k1rODT4Ot6Japanese: https://t.co/D67VTmwZdKNow Heidi on the other hand is tonally pretty close Germany: https://t.co/y0QWTHcIZoCompare that to the Japanese intro, where a children's song promises a jolly adventure: https://t.co/UizGRxXSIO Fun… https://t.co/DaT8p4d6DeAs a child, I was exposed to many Japanese-German co-productions and sometimes I wonder if this cultural mix was an… https://t.co/S0GUCfiMYF @danieldrepper @dlfkultur @bento_de @BuzzFeedGermany @vice_de zett hat ja vor einigen Monaten auch ein Plus-Program… https://t.co/fP39PkC4kbA friend who’s fully into the covid conspiracies sent me this post that says Captain America predicted the coronavi… https://t.co/jHNkjSU0BZ
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6/12
2020
It's a fun trick, but I will likely never use it to publish something, since the real picture is not in color and t… https://t.co/eMoYZowDyEI just discovered this neat website, that colorizes old b&w images based on an algorithm. This here is a family pic… https://t.co/At0pEu0NUyMuhammad Ali on race in the US...and wondering why Tarzan, the “King of the Jungle” in Africa, was white. Guy was a… https://t.co/HttkD9PV1e
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6/11
2020
Now here's something positive: A historic building block in Berlin won't be demolished because birds are breeding i… https://t.co/dtM5PSCKVW
6/10
2020
@mahespro Ah spannend, die Passage von Modrow stammt aus nem Buch, das mein Vater machte. @Mohrenpost @kressZwitscher @into_vr führen gleich zwei Frauen https://t.co/q6ukKVVzzO
6/9
2020
what a wonderful gem of a short film: https://t.co/V767i6u2it First it made me sad to not be in Japan right now, th… https://t.co/ySqmpAB0Af @hangry_stories Na und das bei diesem Talent: "Meine Freunde und meine Familie sagten, es gäbe dafür niemand Geeign… https://t.co/vNdYMKKhniYesterday I asked on Instagram if anyone knows this flower. It probably landed in the pot last year and just starte… https://t.co/LoeyDxps8W
6/8
2020
@AlfieJapanorama Happy birthday!Abe dresses up as Mario at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. https://t.co/j0EvAsmoDU
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6/7
2020
People always ask me what it’s like being a #voiceactor. Well... #voiceover #videoproduction #filmmakinghttps://t.co/qcupMCSIeP
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6/6
2020
@vonMandelbrot Ah! Wusst ichs doch, dass mich der Stil und die Psychose an etwas erinnerte. Die fand ich super, genau mein Manga-Geschmack. @vonMandelbrot speaking of insane, I just started with Chi No Wadachi last night. Can't remember when I read someth… https://t.co/jHY05Epurn @vonMandelbrot might be a good time to tell you that I read up on Hōseki no kuni – after they got to the moon, I wa… https://t.co/PniJvaVdnq
6/5
2020
@jasonschreier I had the same question after I read your book: How do you get all these people to talk to you? Tremendous reporting!I learned about this from the wonderful video essay https://t.co/0bRV6Z0wHC by @jacknugent27. I highly recommend it… https://t.co/ruGI9elOXcOr Marcia Lucas who edited (and saved) Star Wars for her former husband and shared an Oscar with two others for her… https://t.co/oRyWog6ERM
6/3
2020

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