Award-winning wildlife and documentary camera
My professional experience includes filming all around the world on international wildlife productions, documentaries and web content. In more than a decade in the industry, I have been involved in several award-winning projects, such as
- Wilde Heimkehrer (“best newcomer” at Greenscreen festival 2021)
- Megeti – Africa´s Lost Wolf (“German nature film award” at Darsser Naturfilmfestival 2017)
- Brazil – A Natural History, EP2: Wild Heart (“German wildlife film award” at NaturVision 2015
Stay up to date with my work
Currently the BBC is showing their latest landmark series, THE MATING GAME. (BBC, NHK). The show is narrated by Sir David Attenborough and I´m thrilled to be part of the crew. Over Christmas and new year, me and the team spent a month in the middle of the jungle of French Guiana to film a sequence about tree frogs gathering for an unbelievable mating ritual. The event is very rare and happens in one night, triggered by the Monsoon. It has never been filmed before professionally.
Last year I also finished a longtime debut project “Wilde Heimkehrer”. For that documentary, director and author Alexander Sommer, and I followed a reintroduced Lynx with camera traps deep into the palatinate forest. This project was rewarded with the “best newcomer award” at Greenscreen festival 2021.
An experienced and specialized DOP
I have experience as a DOP, gathered during several projects, including the second series of BBC´s Dynasties and a six-part National Geographic series for Disney+.
My work has brought me to the lesser visited edges of our world. I have specialized in filming in harsh and remote areas. Such as the vast wilderness of the Ethiopian highlands, rough volcanos in Kamchatka or the lush rainforests of South America.
My range of filming technics reaches from, long lens, macro, back-projections, high speed, drone, T-shed camera traps, advanced camera-stabilization as well as professional film lighting for interviews, and beauty shot.
My profound technical knowledge goes back to studying “digital film and animation“ at the SAE Institute, Cologne, followed by an internship at the renowned camera rental house “pillefilm cologne”.
After that I held an employment at „Light and Shadow“ in Münster, for whom I spend two years in Brazil, filming “Brazil – a natural history” (NatGeo, Terra Mater).
I have a drone license and I fly DJI´s Inspire 2 and Mavic 3 pro. I did time studies, hyperlapses, flights between dense vegetation, in extreme heights and launched/landed them from a boat.