Lovely architecture and christmastime in Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany. .
I produced a clip for UNICEF Germany. My mate and collegue cinematographer Daniel Gerlich shot it with Topmodel Eva Padberg in Iraq on the Sony A7S Mark II and I had the pleasure to cut and colorgrade it. Eva Padberg is good will ambassador for UNICEF.
Stills from my recent corporate film for Melitta Professional “How we build professional coffee machines”.
My latest work samples in motion picture.
A mountain in the desert of Ouarzazate became a shadow on a wall when I came back. Snow fell.
This video was written and directed by Daniel and me. I also shot it on the Canon 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern 14bit raw. The workflow with huge raw data is a bit challenging but in the end it provides an impressing quality. Great for grading.
My approach for lighting was to use natural light and practicals as much as possible. When we were preinspecting the private location we noticed that the daylight was coming indirectly through windows and a big skylight which encouraged us sticking to our original plan. My gaffer Simon did a tremendous job by shielding or pushing natural light where it was necessary. The secret weapon for in camera grading was the Digicon 1 Schneider filter, which flattened the contrast even more and gave as a little more latitude. Further it provided a unique, soft look when shooting backlight or straight into the light source.
A tight shedule on the shooting day forced us to decide quickly which was kind of fun.
Furthermore we were incredibly lucky with our tremendous cast, Alicia and Klaus.
In postproduction I applied filmconvert to the footage which gave me a unique look right away. I had this filmlook in mind which I knew so well. My decisions in colorgrading came almost instinctively.
We created the Albumfilm for STROM from NULLZWO with a small team and used a Canon 5D Mark III and magic lantern raw. We decided to shoot only in the evening time so the sun was always setting. This allowed us to stretch the shooting over several months trying to keep the continuity in the mood. Another rule was always to use a tripod and barely pan the camera. Our camera operator Sebastian was faithful to these instructions.
The raw footage was converted into PRORES444 C-log and then graded with Apple Color and FilmConvert.
Some stills are here:
An older piece of work which came to new meaning for me in this combination. The fashion portrait and the picture of a Romanesque church in the south of France amplify each other. Interestingly these pictures were made in about the same time without me knowing about their affinity.