Using Atmosphere Aerosol Haze for Outdoor Filming

We already talked about using Atmosphere Aerosol for our promotional short film Vines in a recent blog post. Nevertheless, we wanted to share more insights on using and buying it in Europe/Germany. We created a video to show what the haze looked like before and after grading/VFX. Watch this Video on YouTube  Haze In A Can But […]

“Vines” Film and Making-of-Part 1: Preproduction and Filming

When I started planning the cost-efficient promotional Short Film VINES together with 3D-Artist/Filmmaker Noah Hähnel, we did not anticipate that it would take almost a year to finish it. Below you can watch our short film, a short Making-of Video and read about Pre Production and Filming. A post about Post Production and one about […]
Director of Photography Sören Schulz

Wrapped on Feature Film “The Rebel”

I recently finished shooting my first feature film The Rebel as director of photography. Directed by Randa Chahoud, The Rebel tells the story of the young Syrian student Karim (Mehdi Meskar), who is leading, together with his pregnant girlfriend Lilly (Emily Cox), a carefree life in Hamburg. When he finds out that his brother has been imprisoned in the […]
GH5 Autofocus Test

GH5 Autofocus Test

I just shot a small Jewelry commercial (you can watch it here or at the end of this article) for which we chose the Panasonic GH5 (why we chose that camera I will explain in an upcoming post). I knew I had to use the autofocus for some gimbal slow-motion shots so together with co-director Noah […]

VFX Test for an upcoming Commercial Project

To create a commercial for 3D printed jewelry, I am collaborating with 3D artist/filmmaker Noah Hähnel to showcase his jewelry in a fairy-tale-like fashion. The jewelry is designed in Cinema 4D (C4D) and printed into different materials. In the commercial vines are magically coming to life and eventually turn into jewelry. (Update: you can watch the finished […]
Canon 70D Movie AF

Canon 70D Movie AF Test

In this short video I am testing the new Dual Pixel AF of the Canon 70D in movie mode to see how good it can track an object when the camera is moving. All shots are done with the Canon 17-55 2.8 IS USM. As you can see the AF does a very good job […]