Helmut Barz

Offenbach am Main, Hessen, Germany

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Helmut Barz

WHEN WORDS TURN INTO COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNICATION TURNS INTO ART

Born in Braunschweig, I grew up in St. Peter Ording, Northern Germany. After graduating from highschool I moved to Berlin, interning in a theater for two years before I was accepted to the Drama class at Gießen University. I got a postgraduate degree in directing for the theater and started out my professional life as a freelance director. My professional life has become rather diverse since then. I am splitting my time between working in “Agile Communications”, fiction writing, gathering new knowledge and adding to my skill set – as I just can’t sit still; I have to do something with my hands, my mind and all the tools available to me.

In 2014, I spent a 4-months-sabbatical in Ney York City.

Work Terms

GETTING TO KNOW ME
I’ll be happy to take any interviews in person, by phone or via Skype (though if you insist on Skype video, please give me an advance notice so that I can tidy up my office), even if these interviews are just preliminary. If you need any other additional material or references, just ask; I’ll provide them.

BRIEFINGS
In order to do the best possible job I can at the best possible price, I will need a detailed and thorough briefing, either verbally, in writing oder both. I will ask many questions that may even go beyond the project – I am a curious person and I learned the hard way that, when dealing in creative communications, you’ll never know enough. I have prepared a general template for briefings. One customer asked me to do this and I found that it has become a valuable tool not just for me but for all stakeholders involved). So I put it up in the Downloads section, in case you are interested.

QUOTES
Based on the briefing and our mutual agreement what my task in the project will be, I will put together a detailed quote. Hopefully, we agree on a fixed price without any hidden costs or any extra charges. If we agree on the quote, I’ll usually present a suggestion for a timetable and ways of collaboration.

COLLABORATION
As the projects I work on are always a team effort, my first task will be to establish lines of communication to all involved parties. I will either link myself into an existing network, or, if necessary, I will create one. After that, we will use every tool necessary to keep in touch and create a solid working relationship.

THE SUCCESSFUL ENDING
I will not stop working until we reach the goals we have set for ourselves. Only after that, I will write the invoice. Though, in long-term projects me may need to agree on a retainer.