Patrick Zander, 1st assistant camera, drone pilot, drone camera operator, Munich
  • 1st assistant camera
  • drone pilot
  • drone camera operator
Born 1987 (35 Years)

About Patrick Zander

1st AC, creative aerial cinematographer, certified UAS pilot and gimbal operator.
More than eight years experience in operating UAS and I have a passion for cameras since my early teenage years.

Worked as camera technician at a leading camera rental house until 2015. From then on I was able to work as freelance camera assistant, focus puller and camera operator.

I learn quickly, work hard, have an eye for the detail and a strong command of camera techniques.
I also have a passion for the art of visual storytelling, I am quick to act, vigilant around the camera and I always have a „can-do“ attitude on set.

Worked with almost every camera platform such as Arri, Red, Sony, Panavision and Blackmagic.

Projects as 1st assistant camera

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YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2022Siemens Energy - Portraits
RED Komodo, Richard Gale Clavius Primes
CommercialMarco LowesThe Brainstormclub GmbH & Co. KG [de]RED Komodo, Richard Gale Clavius Primes
2022Cupra - Formentor e-Hybrid
(U-Crane) Alexa Mini, Angenieux Optimo DP 16-42 +
CommercialKim SchiedeckRebel Media GmbH [de](U-Crane) Alexa Mini, Angenieux Optimo DP 16-42 +
2021BMW Alpina XD3 - Refined Adventurer
(U-Crane) Alexa Mini LF, Angenieux EZ1+2
CommercialPhilipp HöbelInmotion AG [de](U-Crane) Alexa Mini LF, Angenieux EZ1+2
2021Audi x FCB - Celebrating the Year of the TigerCommercialJens MaasbølParasol Island GmbH [de]
2021GQ Magazine & Harley Davidson - Pan American world tour
Alexa Mini LF - Zeiss Standard Speeds
CommercialPhilipp RothDirty Films [us]Alexa Mini LF - Zeiss Standard Speeds
2021Luciano - Schmetterling
2nd Unit / Alexa Mini LF, Technovision Anamorphic 40-70mm Zoom
Music VideoBastian Ried100BlackDolphins [de]2nd Unit / Alexa Mini LF, Technovision Anamorphic 40-70mm Zoom
2021Bugatti - Chiron Sport. Les Légendes du Ciel
Red Gemini, Angenieux EZ1 EZ2
CommercialPhilipp HöbelInmotion AG [de]Red Gemini, Angenieux EZ1 EZ2
2021Zell am See Kaprun - Winter 2021/2022
Red Gemini, Celere HS, Movi Pro
Corporate FilmPhilipp HöbelHello München GmbH [de]Red Gemini, Celere HS, Movi Pro
2021Lidl - Muttertag, Vatertag
Alexa Mini, Zeiss Radiance Supreme Prime
CommercialBilly GropperAny Agency GmbHAlexa Mini, Zeiss Radiance Supreme Prime
2021FedEx - Special Delivery
2x FS7, Sigma Cine 18-35 + 50-100
CommercialMarcus SiesEmbassy of Dreams Filmproduktion [de]2x FS7, Sigma Cine 18-35 + 50-100
2021BMW Mini - The electric Pacesetter. A Formula-E First
Alexa Mini LF, Red Gemini, Celere HS, Angenieux EZ
CommercialPhilipp HöbelInmotion AG [de]Alexa Mini LF, Red Gemini, Celere HS, Angenieux EZ
2021O2 Priority Concert - Behind the Beat Elif (Livestream)
Steadicam Focus, Alexa Mini / Angenieux EZ1
Concert RecordingBastian Ried100BlackDolphins [de]Steadicam Focus, Alexa Mini / Angenieux EZ1
2021Datev - Challenge Roth 2020
Red Gemini, Technovision Anamorphic 40-70mm Zoom, Apogee Primes
CommercialJonas AbensteinGraupause [de]Red Gemini, Technovision Anamorphic 40-70mm Zoom, Apogee Primes
2020Someday Fashion - U1 Kollektion
Alexa Mini, Leica Summilux-R, Leica Elmarit-R
CommercialMarco LowesSimplicity Trade GmbH [de]Alexa Mini, Leica Summilux-R, Leica Elmarit-R
2020Nürnberger Versicherung - Feuerlöscher
Alexa mini LF, Zeiss Radiance SP
CommercialJonas AbensteinGraupause [de]Alexa mini LF, Zeiss Radiance SP
2020Fristo Getränkemarkt GmbH - 50 Jahre
Red Gemini 5k, Red Dragon 6k, Celere HS
Corporate FilmPhilipp HöbelInmotion AG [de]Red Gemini 5k, Red Dragon 6k, Celere HS
2020BSTN for Adidas - Humanrace on David Alaba
Red Gemini 5k, Celere HS, Loawa
CommercialPhilipp HöbelInmotion AG [de]Red Gemini 5k, Celere HS, Loawa
2020Renault Twingo Electric - La ville a changé, Twingo aussi
Alexa Mini LF, Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance
CommercialJonas AbensteinContinental Productions [fr]Alexa Mini LF, Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance
2020Adidas - Tennis SS21 (WT)
Alexa Mini
CommercialJonas AbensteinDie Zwei GmbH [de]Alexa Mini
2020Volkswagen - Golf 8 R
Atlas Orion Anamorphic, Angenieux EZ 1+2, Celere HS, Schneider Kreuznach Xenon FF
CommercialPhilipp HöbelYak Film GmbH [de]Atlas Orion Anamorphic, Angenieux EZ 1+2, Celere HS, Schneider Kreuznach Xenon FF

Projects as drone pilot

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2022Audi x FC Bayern - United in Progress. Vision (Episode 2) (WT)
Inspire2 X7 + FPV
Corporate FilmSebastian KortmannParasol Island GmbH [de]Inspire2 X7 + FPV
2022Siemens Energy - Portraits
Mavic 2 Pro
CommercialMatthias BittnerThe Brainstormclub GmbH & Co. KG [de]Mavic 2 Pro
2021Zurück aufs Eis
Inspire2 X7
TV Movie, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Hanno OlderdissenConstruction Filmproduktion GmbHInspire2 X7
2021Der Alte
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
TV Series, ORF [at], SRF [ch], ZDF [de]MultipleNeue Münchner Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co.KGDJI Mavic 2 Pro
2021Maloja Clothing - US Biathlon Team (WT)
Inspire2 X7
CommercialNikolas LutzAirV8 [de]Inspire2 X7
2021MAN - Bus Starachowice
FPV
CommercialRaphael WallnerEmerge & See Filmproduktion [de]FPV
2021MTU Aero Engines - Driven by Visions of Tomorrow
FPV, Inspire2 X7
CommercialRaphael WallnerEmerge & See Filmproduktion [de]FPV, Inspire2 X7
2021BMW - Four-Cylinder Illumination (IAA)
FPV, Inspire2 X7
CommercialBastian RiedInmotion AG [de]FPV, Inspire2 X7
2021BMW - i4 M50 Pure Driving Dynamics
FPV
CommercialYannick WolffOlando GmbH [de]FPV
2021BMW Alpina XD3 - Refined Adventurer
FPV + Inspire2 X7
CommercialBastian RiedInmotion AG [de]FPV + Inspire2 X7
2021BMW - The new BMW Motorrad Vision Amby
FPV + Classic Drone
CommercialLeo Beisert27 Kilometer Entertainment GmbHFPV + Classic Drone
2021BMW - Concept CE 02. Boundless Freedom For Your City
FPV
CommercialLeo Beisert27 Kilometer Entertainment GmbHFPV
2021Luciano - Schmetterling
FPV
Music VideoMultiple100BlackDolphins [de]FPV
2021Bugatti - Chiron Sport. Les Légendes du Ciel
FPV
CommercialBastian RiedInmotion AG [de]FPV
2021Zell am See Kaprun - Winter 2021/2022
FPV
Corporate FilmJonas AbensteinHello München GmbH [de]FPV
2021Signia - Walter Röhrl Pure Charge & Go AX
FPV
CommercialSimon Huber [4]Graupause [de]FPV
2021FedEx - Special Delivery
Inspire2 X7
CommercialPaul WeissEmbassy of Dreams Filmproduktion [de]Inspire2 X7
2020BMW - #NEXTGen 2020
Alta, Alexa Mini, Kowa Evolution Anamorphic
CommercialMultiplebtf GmbHAlta, Alexa Mini, Kowa Evolution Anamorphic
2020Fristo Getränkemarkt GmbH - 50 Jahre
Inspire2 X7
Corporate FilmThomas RiedInmotion AG [de]Inspire2 X7
2020Adidas - Tennis SS21 (WT)
Inspire2 X7
CommercialAndreas LordacheDie Zwei GmbH [de]Inspire2 X7

Projects as drone camera operator

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YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2021Munich '72
Inspire 2 - X7
Documentary SeriesMultipleMetaphor Visual StorytellingInspire 2 - X7
2021Friedmanns Vier
Inspire2 X7
TV Series, RTL [de], TVNOW [de]Eugen GritschnederRedseven Entertainment GmbHInspire2 X7
2021Der Alte
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
TV Series, ORF [at], SRF [ch], ZDF [de]MultipleNeue Münchner Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co.KGDJI Mavic 2 Pro
2021Audi - Dakar Reveal
Inspire 2 - X7 & FPV
CommercialRebel Media GmbH [de]Inspire 2 - X7 & FPV
2021GQ Magazine & Harley Davidson - Pan American world tour
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
CommercialPhilipp RothDirty Films [us]DJI Mavic 2 Pro
2020Porsche - The new 911 GT3. Time is PreciousCommercialJan PrahlRecom Film GmbH & Co. KG
2020Buff - Fall/Winter 2021CommercialMario EnteroAirV8 [de]
2020Renault - Renault Clio & Capture HybridCommercialJonas AbensteinLacliente [fr]
2020Swarco - My CityCorporate FilmAlexander GruberManuelfilm GmbH [de]
2019Buff - Winter 19/20CommercialNikolas LutzAirV8 [de]
2019Lukas - Ewxt. Edraulic Watertight ExtricationToolCommercialJonas AbensteinStilbezirk GmbH & Co. KG [de]
2019Europe from above
I2 X5s
Documentary (multi-part), National GeographicTom HewitsonWindfall Films Ltd. [uk]I2 X5s
2018BMW - KKL
I2 X7
Corporate FilmRoman MülleggerRecom Film GmbH & Co. KGI2 X7
2017GalileoTV Magazine, ProSieben [de]MultipleSouth & Browse GmbH [de]
2017Puma Sportswear - FC ArsenalCommercialBilly GropperAirV8 [de]
2014TTT- Adventszauber am Tegernsee
S1000 BMPCC
Corporate FilmKreativ Instinkt GbR [de]S1000 BMPCC

Film projects in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2021BMW Alpina XD3 - Refined AdventurerCommercialBastian RiedInmotion AG [de]remote head technician MOVI XL
2021Bugatti - Chiron Sport. Les Légendes du CielCommercialBastian RiedInmotion AG [de]additional photography
2020Coop - Füreinander. Nevi, das letzte SchneemonsterCommercialTobias FueterOnFilm AG [ch]gimbal system operator
2020Marc O'Polo - Salesmeeting SS21Product videoNikolas LutzAirV8 [de]additional photography
2019Puma - New LevelsCommercialMarkus KlaesAirV8 [de]stabilized remote head technician
2019Puma - New LevelsCommercialMarkus KlaesAirV8 [de]additional photography
2019BWT - das Wasser für Ihre BedürfnisseCommercialNikolas LutzAirV8 [de]additional photography
2019Buff - Winter 19/20CommercialNikolas LutzAirV8 [de]gimbal system operator
2018Puma - One & FutureCommercialNikolas LutzAirV8 [de]2nd unit dop Alexa Mini
2018Puma - AC MilanCommercialNikolas LutzAirV8 [de]gimbal system operator Movi Pro
2018Puma - IlluminateCommercialNikolas LutzAirV8 [de]gimbal system operator Movi Pro
2015Point BreakFeature FilmEricson CoreAlcon Entertainment [us]assistant to DIT Berlin
2015Audi - The SignCommercialAlexander GerltsKieferworx GmbH (formerly KieferNümann) [de]video assist/playback operator

Basic data

NationalityGerman
LanguagesEnglish German Italian
Experience abroadCentral Europe: Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
North America: USA
Northern Europe: Norway
Southern Europe: Italy, Spain
Western Europe: England, France
LicencesB (car) [eu], EU Remote Pilot Certificate of Competency A1/A3 [eu], Kenntnisnachweis nach §21d (für Drohnen über 2 kg) - dt. LuftVO [de]
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Cologne, Hamburg, New York