MetalCrew Community PWA App Screen Programm

PWA MetalCrew

As I told you before, I am a member of the MetalCrew Community. This has grown a lot lately with the Crewsade of Metal festival. So now they need something new: An uniform place for all mobile devices where news, songs of the weeks, reviews and more can be checked out. I spent some time thinking about how to handle this? Because i am the sole developer, i need something simple and not too time-consuming to maintain… For my luck i remembered that google presented something some time ago: The PWA.

That was the thing! To solve the problem told i decided to invent a Progressive Web Application. It’s easy to develop and cross platform compatible, because the PWA is basically a website which is opened by a browser.

In contrast to my already developed Android App EOTD (See EOTD Game), i’m not depended from Google or Apple. I can release update whenever i want. No publication processes, so I am very flexible.

As framework i picked VUE, because i have the opportunity to develop with TypeScript which got awesome debugging features. So in conclusion: I got a strange collection based on Javascript. Feeling like home! 🙂

Things like the service worker and it’s behavior got good documented by Google. After some hours of work i’m proud to present a new digital creation.

Mike Murena Rebel Rebel David Bowie Preview Media

Rebel Rebel Video

On the 28. March 2020 a collaboration with the musician Mike Murena established to cover the song Rebel Rebel from the rock star David Bowie.

I had the opportunity for directing the first music video of Mike and myself.

Everything got done with 2 spotlights and a manageable greenscreen. For the video cutting i used Final Cut, which made made things like the embedding of backgrounds very easy to handle.

The only challenge was to find good positions for the light emitter and the whole camera work. You have to be careful not to get the focus out of the green screen, but from experience one learns 😀 See for yourself what came of it!

Mike Murena Rebel Rebel Cover Music Video

Thanks for the unique insight and the whole new experience!

Crewsade 19 Logo Programm

Crewsade of Metal

On the 12.04.2017 the MetalCrew Community founded the non-profit association MetalCrew Kultur e.V. in the China Express restaurant Munich at the Stachus to create a legal basis for own events like the so called Crewsade of Metal.

Michael was among others appointed to the board of directors. On the 06. May 2017 the first huge festival called Crewsade of Metal started.

Besides great planning challenges, the first collaborations with real artists were received. Michael has taken over the management board position and especially the marketing.

Handmade drawings from the artists were converted to digital media and prepared for printing. Soon an own shop was created and opened:

The whole web presence is build and hosted by Michael.

Of course a festival is only a festival if there is some merchandise. So we decided that a Crusaders will be our logo. Chris Erbar implemented the first sketch for this purpose. Tamara Fichter improved that, especially in the hand. And i made the final part, that the drawing on the paper gets in a digital format and prepared for a print. My knowledge from the already finished Stay Heavy Shirt Project was for my benefit. A huge crusader logo on the front and the logos of the bands on the back side were placed. See the result here:

After the mile of the successful completion of the first festival an after movie was created by myself on the base of the photographer media.

Aftermovie Crewsade of Metal 2017

The Crewsade of Metal has established itself as an annual festival and made a successful switch from munich to the home town of the most members Pfaffenhofen a. d. Ilm.