Galileo - The Journey of the Wallpaper
The Creation of a Wallpaper – A piece for the PRO 7 factual programme "Galileo"
Wallpapers are used in almost all living areas, no matter whether they are extravagantly set in scene, discreet and harmoniously coordinated, or XXL size digital prints – Wallpaper is the No. 1 German home improvement product for DIY enthusiasts.
But how many production stages are necessary until the blank non-woven or paper base becomes high-quality wallpaper with a multitude of design variations? The TV channel PRO 7 shows this process in its factual programme Galileo under the title "DER WEG DER TAPETE" (The Journey of the Wallpaper) in collaboration with Ahlstrom, a producer of non-woven material for wallpapers, and A.S. Création.
Basis for the production planning of this piece was an initial site visit of our Wiehl-Bomig location. This gave Timm Jaspert, Editor at PRO 7, and his production team a first impression of the complexity of the manufacturing facilities. Jens Hartung (Production Manager, Wiehl-Bomig) was able to explain technological interrelationships and processes in a series of short interviews. This was then used to create a storyboard for the piece.
Two dramatic days of shooting followed. Use of a drone camera caused a lot of excitement for everybody involved. State of the art camera and helicopter technology enabled the camera to fly over the entire production line, giving a view of the dimensions of the manufacturing process: starting at the paper store, moving on to the colour mixing plant and from there to the production plant and finally packaging. The resulting image and editing sequences have never been seen previously in this form in the wallpaper industry. Of course, wallpaper needs more than that: design, material quality, hanging qualities...
Timm Jaspert did his research in all areas of the company for this comprehensive piece, including the studio and quality control. Finally, there was a visit to our showroom in Derschlag. This demonstrated the sheer variety of wallpaper and how this design product can change the atmosphere of walls and spaces.
A large part of the "Galileo" piece was shot with a drone camera.
The system consists of a multicopter (hexacopter), which is equipped with a separately controlled full-HD camera. A stabilisation system keeps the camera steady to prevent blurred sequences. A real cameraman operates the camera via remote control.
Key Data Hexacopter:
Electric control system, powered by a Lipo battery pack
Altitude up to 2,000 metres
Speed up to 45 km/h
NO GO: Rain...
In the private sector, flying objects weighing 5kg or less do not need a flight permit. For use in the commercial sector however, a flight permit has to be issued by the relevant State (Land) authority in Germany.