Category: Film Music
Since its first broadcast in 2006, HR Hessischer Rundfunk has produced an extremely successful series of stories from the two zoos in Hesse, Frankfurt Zoo and Kronberg Opel Zoo. Countless animals, their vets and keepers are accompanied in their daily work in an informative and authentic way. The viewers gain an insight into the everyday life of the zoo and the professional world of all zoo employees. - From 2006-2018, ARD and all third channels broadcast 8 seasons with about 40 episodes each, - with an average of 2 million viewers each - a success story! - Olaf Pessler was the narrator from the beginning and the music was provided by the team Enjott Schneider & Marco Hertenstein. The music was composed especially for these zoo shows and dramaturgically tailored to the animals and living situations there.
Introduction: In addition to the 329 episodes in the official seasons 1-8 (each with 50 minutes), there were another 80 episodes in 2 seasons (Das Erste 2015-2016) as well as an XL version in 3 seasons (HR 2015-2018) and several specials on special occasions. Besides the animals, the heroes of the series are always the keepers, who have become familiar actors over 12 years of the show with enormous ties to the animals. Happy, thrilling and sad moments determine the emotionality of these films in equal measure, which were recorded by the film music in infinite variations and sensitive diversity.
Additional remarks: Now in March 2017, Marco Hertenstein and I added the sound for further 40 episodes (=Season VIII) of the zoo documentary "Giraffe, Meerkat & Co" about the Frankfurt Zoo and the Opel Zoo Kronberg for the HR Hessischer Rundfunk (Hessian broadcasting service)... An evergreen for already 10 years!... and again it was a pleasure - so to speak as a distraction of the 'high art' - to empathize emotionally with the animals and to use one's imagination from tiger to penguin...
Movie: GIRAFFE, MEERKAT & CO (40 episodes), 2017
Distributor of movie: Hessischer Rundfunk HR for ARD, Editor ARD: Martina Launhardt
Performers in movie: Film music composed and with keyboards and sampling sounds produced by Marco Hertenstein and Enjott Schneider