Nikolai Huber, director of photography, digital film compositor, DIT digital imaging technician, Munich
  • Director of photography
  • digital film compositor
  • DIT digital imaging technician

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    • German Camera Award 2022 - "Coins" winns young talent award
      Statement of the Jury of the German Camera Award Cologne e. V.:
      A watercolour painting with a koi carp? No, a puddle with a coin, the intrusive protagonist of "Coins"! Even the opening image shows that Nikolai Huber does not shoot everyday pictures. In a macro perspective at "eye level" with the coin, the storyline takes us into entirely unfamiliar perspectives with artistic camera movements that irritate us, making us almost physically grasp the protagonist's phobia. Nikolai Huber's outstanding camerawork has inspired the jury of the German Camera Award!
      https://www.deutscher-kamerapreis.de/preistraeger_innen/nikolai-huber/

    About Nikolai Huber

    Nikolai Huber is a director of photography based in Germany. His cinematographic work focuses on features and documentary films.

    He started working as a camera operator and lighting technician at the Munich Kammerspiele Theatre and as a visual effects artist at Trixter. In 2014, he began his camera studies at the University of Television and Film Munich and has shot multiple fictional as well as documentary films, many of them awarded on international film festivals.

    For „Find Fix Finish", Nikolai Huber received a special mention by the Jury for best Cinematography at the 2017 Camerimage International Film Festival, his work for "The Raft” was nominated for best Cinematography at the German Camera Award 2020.

    In addition to his work as a cinematographer, Nikolai Huber works as a Cameraoperator, Visual Effects Artist and DIT for internationally acclaimed productions such as James Franco's "Future World", Ivan Tverdovsky's "Jump Man" and Werner Herzog's "Fireball”. He is frequently working as Lead Compositor at Film SRL in Venezia where he's heavily involved in the development of emerging technologies and interdepartmental workflows for visual effects and virtual productions.

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    Projects as director of photography

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    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2022No More Trouble (WT)Documentary FeatureTommaso RomanelliTeorema Studio
    2022Boyz (WT)DocumentarySylvain CruiziatMadfilms Cruiziat & Egert GbR
    2022BordersShort DocumentaryNicole HumińskiHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2021Who’s Next? - Exhibition Tour (Architekturmuseum der TUM)
    Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
    Exhibition FilmNicole HumińskiBluegreen Film, Nicole Huminski [de]Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
    2021Architekturmuseum der TUM - Who's Next?. Munich loves you?
    Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
    TrailerNicole HumińskiBluegreen Film, Nicole Huminski [de]Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
    2020Anwärter - Ausbildung in StammheimDocumentaryJasmin Astaki-BardehFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg) [de]
    2020CoinsShort FilmNicole HumińskiHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2020Darkness makes it hard to seeShort FilmAdrian von der BorchHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2019The RaftShort FilmSylvain CruiziatMaverick Film
    2019Fenster zur WeltWorkshop-ProductionSilvia ZeitlingerHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2018Octopus and MorayMedium Length FilmSebastian HusakHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2017Wird nicht aufhörenEducation/Training ProductionDaniel ThoméHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2016Ein PassagierShort FilmSebastian HusakHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2016Nosferatus not deadVideo InstallationMultipleFortis Green Film+Medien
    2016Find Fix FinishShort DocumentaryMultipleHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    201624h Bayern - Ein Tag HeimatDocumentary, BR [de]MultipleZero One Film GmbH [de]
    2016CowboyShort FilmSebastian HusakHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2015Ein guter KrimiShort FilmCaitlin van der MaasCaitlin van der Maas Produktion
    2015Ungarischer TanzShort FilmAnna RollerHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2015Schmutz (WT)
    Arriflex 416
    Short FilmDaniel ThoméHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]Arriflex 416

    Projects as digital film compositor

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    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2021Am Ende wird alles sichtbar (aka Der Totengräber im Buchsbaum) (WT)
    Lead Artist for FilmSRL
    Feature FilmPeter KeglevicFILM27 Multimedia Produktions GmbhLead Artist for FilmSRL
    2021Das Licht in einem dunklen HausTV Movie, ZDF [de]Lars-Gunnar LotzNetwork Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
    2020Fireball - Visitors from Darker Worlds
    Lead Artist for Film SRL
    Documentary, Apple TV+Werner HerzogWerner Herzog Filmproduktion [de]Lead Artist for Film SRL
    2019KräfteShort FilmAnnelie BorosKinescope Film GmbH [de]
    2019L'Angelo dei MuriFeature FilmLorenzo BianchiniTucker Film [it]
    2019E.ON - Cat Mansion. Power to the CatsCommercialNils KellerBoost Media GmbH
    2019The RaftShort FilmSylvain CruiziatMaverick Film
    2019Octopus and MorayMedium Length FilmSebastian HusakHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2019BojeShort FilmMultipleLichtspielfarm [de]
    2018Pretenders
    for Film SRL
    Feature FilmJames FrancoRabbit Bandini Productions [us]for Film SRL
    2018Future World
    for FILM SRL
    Feature FilmJames FrancoAmbi Group [us]for FILM SRL
    2018Jumpman
    for FILM SRL (Lead Artist)
    Feature FilmIvan I. TverdovskiyNew People Film Company [ru]for FILM SRL (Lead Artist)
    2018Midnight Regulations
    Lead Artist
    Medium Length FilmNils KellerHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]Lead Artist
    2017Happles HansShort FilmRena DumontNeue Horizonte Film:::: und Medienproduktion – Thomas Bresinsky e.K.
    2016Find Fix FinishShort DocumentaryMultipleHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2016WallIndie Feature FilmBartosz GrudzieckiDREIFILM
    2015TaraShort FilmFelicitas SonvillaHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
    2014Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    für Trixter Film
    Feature FilmMultipleMarvel Studios [us]für Trixter Film
    2013Es ist still in deinen AugenShort FilmMultipleJFF - Institut für Medienpädagogik in Forschung und Praxis [de]

    Film projects in other capacities

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    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2021Das Licht in einem dunklen HausTV Movie, ZDF [de]Lars-Gunnar LotzNetwork Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbHVFX editor
    2020Fireball - Visitors from Darker WorldsDocumentary, Apple TV+Werner HerzogWerner Herzog Filmproduktion [de]colorist
    2019E.ON - Cat Mansion. Power to the CatsCommercialNils KellerBoost Media GmbHconcept artist (vfx)
    2018Midnight RegulationsMedium Length FilmNils KellerHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]vfx producer
    2018TommasoFeature FilmAbel FerraraSimila(r) srl [it]2nd unit dop
    2017Grave ButlerShort FilmSophie AverkampHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]key grip
    2017Moosehead - The Moose TaleSpec CommercialNils KellerHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]key grip
    2017Happles HansShort FilmRena DumontNeue Horizonte Film:::: und Medienproduktion – Thomas Bresinsky e.K.1st assistant camera
    2017Death is so permanentShort FilmMoritz BinderGamutfilm [de]vfx supervisor
    2016Ein PassagierShort FilmSebastian HusakHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]digital effects designer
    2016Gestalten (aka Krisis) (WT)Education/Training ProductionWouter WirthHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]1st assistant camera
    2016Joop! - I remember (Webfilm) (WT)CommercialSimon DendaDREIFILMlighting technician / electrician
    2015TaraShort FilmFelicitas SonvillaHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]2nd assistant camera
    2015BMW - LaserlightSpec CommercialMinh DuongSerious Fox, Hutner & Retzer Film GbRlighting technician / electrician
    2015JungeShort FilmAdrian von der BorchHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]1st assistant camera
    2015AftermathShort DocumentarySylvain CruiziatHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]1st assistant camera
    2012KuntergraudunkelbuntIndie Feature FilmAnna RollerAncaro Filmproductions, Anna Roller & Co.gaffer
    201227. Internationales DOK.fest München 2012 - FestivaltrailerCommercialMoritz BinderTrimafilm [de]set runner

    Other projects

    YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
    2016 - 2017stage playDer SpielerLive-VideoMünchner Kammerspiele
    2012 - 2015stage playSatansbratenLive-VideoMünchner Kammerspiele
    2011 - 2013stage playFranziskaBeleuchterMünchner Kammerspiele
    2010 - 2013stage playE la nave vaGorillaMünchner Kammerspiele

    Film awards

    YearFilmAwardCategory 
    2022CoinsGerman Camera Award [de]Newcomer Award CameraWinner
    2021CoinsCamerimage Festival [pl]Student Etudes CompetitionNominated
    2020The RaftDeutscher Kamerapreis [de]KurfilmNominated
    2017Find Fix FinishCamerimage [pl]Golden Frog - documentary shorts competitionNominated
    2017Find Fix FinishCamerimage [pl]Special Mention - Documentary shorts competitionWinner

    Basic data

    NationalityGerman
    LanguagesEnglish French German Italian
    Experience abroadCentral Europe: Croatia
    North Africa: Morocco
    East Asia: Hong Kong
    Southern Europe: Italy
    West Asia: Georgia
    Western Europe: France, Ireland
    Special skillsVFX Supervision, On-Set-Compositing
    Own equipmentMac Pro (2019) 3,2 GHz 16-Core Xeon with Radeon Pro Vega II Duo
    Apple Pro Display XDR
    EIZO CG279X ColorEdge 27" Monitor

    Mac Pro 3.0 GHz 8-core
    MacBook Pro 2.9GHz 6 core i9

    64 TB Promise Pegasus R8 RAID
    32 TB Promise Pegasus R4i RAID
    2TB T5 Shuttle SSD (x10)

    DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
    iPad Pro 12.9" Dailies Viewer
    LicencesB (car) [eu], Press Card [de]
    EducationEnrolled at the University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich "Cinematography"
    Immediate working areaMunich
    1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria