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About Me

  • 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

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