cinematographer since 2008
steadicamoperator since 2010
brushless gimbal rig experience since 2013
aerial drone operator since 2015
works with ARRI trinity since 2020
director of photography since 2022
based in Hamburg, Germany
worldwide work experience
works with GPI PRO/Tiffen Volt Steadicam Rigs, DJI Ronin Gimbals, DJI Inspire and Mavic Camera Drones, ARRI Trinity
Born and raised in Hamburg, I became a so called mediadesigner for picture and sound with work in the eng/tv sector, after finishing school .
Following that I attended a one-year filmmaking course in New York City. Back in Germany I was a lighting/camera-grip trainee with ARRI Rental in Munich and a camera trainee with MBF Filmtechnik in Hamburg. In 2009 I started practising the arts & crafts of steadicam with my friends and mentors at xinetix steadicam rental in Hamburg.
Starting my motion picture working life, I was a camera assistant and videographer in the eng/tv sector and a runner/production assistant for tv ads. After that I worked as a lighting assistant, 2nd camera grip, 2nd assistant camera/clapper-loader, data-wrangler, DIT and 1st assistant camera/focus-puller on all kinds of sets (no-budget/low-budget, student films, music videos, tv ads, episodic tv shows, tv series, german tv and theatrical features, big budget international features).
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Tobi at work