Maxim Westermann, director of photography, Berlin
©Maxim Westermann
  • Director of photography
Born 1989 (32 Years)

About Maxim Westermann

Hey there! I am Maxim Westermann, freelance cinematographer from Berlin. Since 2015 I have been working in this wonderful job, first in a Berlin agency and now freelance.

I have experience with various digital camera systems, gimbals, drones, focus-pulling systems and lighting equipment. As a cinematographer and camera-op. I can also plan and edit entire videos, depending on your project and needs.

Throughout the years I have worked with many incredibly good and decent people. And that is - besides all the beautiful images - my main driver: the people, the stories, the insights and little bits and pieces in life that I can pick up on the way working in this job.

Well. Enought about me. If you have a project you wanna get started with I am looking forward to collaborating. Cheers!

Advertising/Image/Music videos as director of photography

2017BMFSFJ - Mutterschutzgesetz
additional photography
Corporate FilmChristian Schmidt-DavidIinit AG für digitale Kommunikationadditional photography

Advertising/Image/Music videos in other activities

2016BMFSFJ - Lohngerechtigkeit. Die Lohnlücke (Webfilm)Corporate FilmChristian Schmidt-DavidIinit AG für digitale Kommunikationlighting technician / electrician

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish German Spanish
Experience abroadNorth America: Mexico
Eastern Europe: Poland
Western Europe: Austria, France
Own equipment- Sony FS7 II + RAW / TC Unit
- BMPCC 4K + Speedbooster
- Panasonic GH5 + Speedbooster
- Sachtler CF 75 Stativbeine & Sachtler Aktiv 8 Fluid Head (12kg load capacity)
- DJI Ronin RS2 Gimbal
- SmallHD 502 bright

- Sigma Art 24-70mm F2.8
- Sigma Art 18-35mm F1.8
- Canon 70-200mm F4
- Zeiss Contax 28mm 2.8
- Zeiss Contax 50mm 1.4

- Godox VL150 COB-Licht
- Softboxen (60cm / 90cm) & Grid
- Aputure LED-Panel daylight
- 2x RGB LED-Panel / 1x RGB mini LED
- Manfrotto Lichtstative

- Rde Audio-Funkstrecke + Sennheiser Lav
- Sennheiser ME600 Shotgun Mic
- Audio-Technica Shotgun Mic
- XLR-Kabel (5m/10m)
- Rde Boompole
Educationab 07/2020, freelance Cameraman & Video-Editor, Berlin

08/2015 - 09/2019, Cameraman & Video-Editor with the video department of Init AG fr digitale Kommunikation, Berlin

01/2014 - 04-2014, Internship Kobalt Productions GmbH (editorial team "ARTE Yourope"), Berlin
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin