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René Schröter, director of photography, drone camera operator, still photographer, Leipzig
  • Director of photography
  • drone camera operator
  • still photographer

About René Schröter

Born in 1970 in the Bauhaus and airplane city of Dessau/GDR, grew up in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg area, one of the centers of political, cultural-historical and artistic Reformation. Attending polytechnic high school, the Abitur was rejected, I dreamed of a job with the merchant fleet of the GDR, travel, adventure, foreign cultures... Declined! Did I take my parents' request seriously and learned something decent -Toolmaker-, never practiced the profession, looked for a way to get the study permit, Autumn 89, everything became new, morality, money, society, political system. Collapse!! Rostock or Freiburg im Breisgau, where it didn't matter, just gone... Fribourg...... Orientation, search, capitalism - this is how it feels, lived civics lessons, first contact with analogue photography, built up his own photo laboratory, cool - to tell stories in pictures.
1996 Abitur in Leipzig made up, a Magister in Museology it should be, so that Ostia antiquity discover... everything turned out differently, between the application for a university place and the start of studies, the first photo assignment, that was it!!! Travel, adventure, foreign cultures!!! Why study, the freedom and creativity do not let go of me to this day. 1999 Change from photography to film, focus on documentary work. 2001 founding member of the 3DVA, 2003 founding member of the L_Einwand e.V., various seminars with Michael Eimler and Christoph Hübner. Places like the active Etna or the silence in Spitsbergen, scenic filming with creative colleagues, characters who tell exciting stories, the wildlife in the Cúc Phuong National Park or the frozen cold on the Aragaz, are combined with high-quality pictures, the films are shown, but in the heart remains what never works!!!

Known for

Fictional movies as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2014Scanned Life (Trailer) (WT)Short FilmRené SchröterHoferichter & Jacobs GmbH [de]

Non-fictional movies as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2024Feuer und Flamme (SWR) (WT)Documentary Series, SWR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2023Feuer & FlammeDocumentary Series, WDR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2023Feuer & FlammeDocumentary Series, WDR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2023Die UnfallklinikDocumentary Series, SWR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2023Zoo Leipzig - Die Rettung der bedrohten Primaten VietnamsShort DocumentaryRené SchröterGrobkorn - Alexander Strüpling [de]
2023Down the RoadDocumentary Series, SWR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2022Feuer & FlammeDocumentary Series, WDR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2022Stadt_Land_Oud (WT)DocumentaryRené SchröterBuenavistaRoadmovie, René Schröter [de]
2022Im Reich des RegenwurmDocumentary, arteAnna PflügerK22 Film
2022Down the RoadDocumentary Series, SWR [de]René SchröterSEO Entertainment GmbH
2022Feuer & FlammeDocumentary Series, WDR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2022Der Osten - Entdecke wo Du lebst. Das MDR-Gelände in Leipzig. Vom Schlachthof zur Sendezentrale.Documentary (Series), MDR [de]MultipleMDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk [de]
2021Wir richten's ein! Mit uns wohnt ihr schönerDocumentary Series, WDR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2021Das habt Ihr Euch verdient - Comedians packen anDocumentary Series, RTL [de], RTL+ [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2021Feuer & FlammeDocumentary Series, WDR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2021Heute im Osten - Gemeinsam für die Zukunft. Bosniens Kampf gegen den MüllReport (series), MDR [de]René SchröterOpen House Media TV Produktion, Britta Walter [de]
2021ZDFzoom - Verlorene Kindheit. Wenn Kinder ihre Eltern pflegenDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]René SchröterStennerfilm GmbH & Co. KG [de]
2021Die Nordreportage - Der PateReport (series), NDR [de]Kristina ForbatStennerfilm GmbH & Co. KG [de]
2020Feuer & FlammeDocumentary Series, WDR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2020Die Nordreportage - Einzug in ein neues LebenReport (series), NDR [de]René SchröterStennerfilm GmbH & Co. KG [de]

Shows/Live/Events as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2020Your Life Is a JokeTV-Show, NetflixJörn SchnitgerSEO Entertainment GmbH
2019Mein bester Streich - Prominent & reingelegtTV-Show, ProSieben [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2019Nicht dein Ernst!TV-Show, WDR [de]MultipleSEO Entertainment GmbH
2017Das Lachen der AnderenTV-Show, WDR [de]René SchröterSEO Entertainment GmbH
2016Das Lachen der Anderen
Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2017
TV-Show, WDR [de]René SchröterSEO Entertainment GmbHDeutscher Fernsehpreis 2017
2015Das Lachen der Anderen
GRIMME PREIS nominiert 2016
TV-Show, WDR [de]René SchröterSEO Entertainment GmbHGRIMME PREIS nominiert 2016

Non-fictional movies as still photographer

2019Brave Stories (Web-Doku)Documentary SeriesSusanne StennerClose Distance Productions [de]

Shows/Live/Events in other activities

2016Applaus und RausTV-Show, ProSieben [de]Antje WallwitzSEO Entertainment GmbHsteadicam operator Grimme Preis 2017

Film awards

2019Aristoteles Onassis - Der Aufstieg zum reichsten MannDeutscher Kamerapreis [de]DokumentationNominated


2024Deutscher Naturfilmpreis nominiert_
2017Bremer Fernsehpreis_Wo bin ich-Sachsen Anhalt Heute
2017Deutscher Fernsehpreis_Das Lachender Anderen
2016Grimme Preis nominiert_Das Lachen der Anderen

Basic data

Experience abroadArctic: Arctic
Central America: Caribbean, Dominican Republic
Central Europe: Austria, Switzerland
North Africa: Egypt
North America: USA
Northern Europe: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
East Asia: Japan
Eastern Europe: Ukraine
South Asia: Afghanistan, India
Southern Europe: Canary Islands, Italy, Monaco, Spain
Southeast Asia: Vietnam
Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Kosovo, [Yugoslavia]
West Asia: Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Western Europe: Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Central Asia: Armenia
LicencesA (motorcycle) [eu], B (car) [eu], C (truck > 3,5 t) [eu], C1 (truck < 3,5t <= 7,5t) [eu], C1E (truck (C1) + trailer <= 12t) [eu], CE (Truck trailer) [eu], diving licence - PADI Open Water [int], EU Remote Pilot Certificate of Competency A1/A3 [eu], EU Remote Pilot Certificate of Competency A2 [eu], Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate BZF II [de]
Immediate working areaLeipzig
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Saxony
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Hamburg, Lübeck, Mainz, Munich, Zurich