Sascha El Gendi, steadicam operator, 2nd unit dop, camera operator, Munich
©Felix Comploi
  • Steadicam operator
  • 2nd unit dop
  • camera operator

Contact

Volkartstrasse 6680636  MünchenGermany
Mobile+49 177 2701437
Phone+49 177 2701437

About Sascha El Gendi

In a young age, while working in a small cinema, I fell in love with the idea of filmmaking. While still studying at the university, I completed my first training in the area in 2005.

After graduating I committed to a career as a professional Camera Assistant. Since that time, I have participated in numerous feature films, TV movies and commercials. Collecting experience as VTO, DIT and 2nd AC for many years, I have worked my way up to eventually become a focus puller.
I have been working in this position since 2012.

Being able to assist some of the finest steadicam operators finally pushed me to pursue a career in that specific field myself. After years of training, I finally earned my spot.

As pushing the boundaries is in my nature, with time I complemented my portfolio with new tools like the Arri Trinity, a DJI Ronin 2, Inertia remote wheels and more.

Mastering the tools is but one step to be a good operator. Technical handling is like breathing to me so I can focus on creativity and content.

No matter how you want to tell your story - I have the skills and the tools to help you with it

Known for

Projects as steadicam operator

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YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2022Drift - Partners in Crime
A-Cam, Steadicam, Gimbal,
TV Series, Sky [de]Ngo The ChauAction Concept GmbHA-Cam, Steadicam, Gimbal,
2022Orphea in Love
+ Arri Trinity
Feature FilmDennis PaulsSchöne neue Filme. GmbH+ Arri Trinity
2021The Empress
Add. Op. multiple days
Limited series, NetflixMultipleSommerhaus Serien GmbHAdd. Op. multiple days
2021Höllgrund
+ B-Cam
TV Series, SWR [de]Carol Burandt von KamekeStudio Zentral+ B-Cam
2021Babylon Berlin
1 DT 2nd Unit
TV Series, ARD [de], Degeto [de], Sky [de]Christian AlmesbergerX Filme Creative Pool GmbH1 DT 2nd Unit
2021Damaged Goods
+ B-Cam
TV Series, Prime Video (Amazon)Nathalie WiedemannWestside Filmproduktion GmbH [de]+ B-Cam
2021Die Glücksspieler
+ Trinity, Ronin R2
TV Series, BR [de], ORF [at], WDR [de]Christian MarohlDie Film GmbH+ Trinity, Ronin R2
2021JGA - Jasmin. Gina. Anna.
+Arri Trinity
Feature FilmMatthias FleischerWiedemann & Berg Film GmbH+Arri Trinity
2021Tipico - Kampagne 2022. Mach dich zum Original.
+Trinity
CommercialJann DöppertCndy Film GmbH+Trinity
2021Bang & Olufsen - BeosonicCommercialLuis de MaiaNamoto GmbH & Co KG
2021Migros Fachmärkte - VideoberatungCommercialMarco BarberiPumpkin Film AG [ch]
2021Coop - Naturaplan. Frank
Arri Trinity
CommercialJan MettlerPumpkin Film AG [ch]Arri Trinity
2021Bally - Autumn/Winter 2021
Arri Trinty
CommercialKarim AndreottiCollateral Films s.r.l. [it]Arri Trinty
2021Punishment
1 DT
TV Series, RTL+ [de], VOX [de]Christoph KraussMOOVIE GmbH1 DT
2021Audi - Waiting Communication
+ Arri Trinity
Corporate FilmChristopher HäringKieferworx GmbH (formerly KieferNümann) [de]+ Arri Trinity
2020The Old World - A Mindtrip Through EuropeDocumentaryToni TillmannTillmann Brothers Entertainment GmbH (vormals Moment Pictures GmbH) [de]
2020Audi - Brand Film 2020CommercialAntonio PaladinoAnorak Film GmbH [de]
2019Labyrinth of PeaceTV Series, arte, SRF [ch]Christian MarohlZodiac Pictures Ltd [ch]
2019Tatort - Unklare Lage
5 DT
TV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Florian EmmerichX Filme Creative Pool GmbH5 DT
2019EigenbedarfShort FilmMartin L. LudwigHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]

Projects as 2nd unit dop

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YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2021HöllgrundTV Series, SWR [de]Carol Burandt von KamekeStudio Zentral
2021Zimmer mit Stall - Über alle Berge
1 DT
TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Ngo The ChauRoxy Film GmbH [de]1 DT
2021Die GlücksspielerTV Series, BR [de], ORF [at], WDR [de]Christian MarohlDie Film GmbH

Projects as camera operator

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YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2022Fifty Fifty - Eine Erziehungskomödie (WT)
additional 1 day
Feature FilmMatthias FleischerWiedemann & Berg Film GmbHadditional 1 day
2022Drift - Partners in Crime
A-Cam, Steadicam, Ronin 2
TV Series, Sky [de]Ngo The ChauAction Concept GmbHA-Cam, Steadicam, Ronin 2
2022Drift - Partners in Crime
Nachdreh, 2DT, steadicam, ronin 2
TV Series, Sky [de]Fabian RöslerAction Concept GmbHNachdreh, 2DT, steadicam, ronin 2
2021Munich Games
add. Operator
TV Series, Sky [de]Jakub BejnarowiczAmusement Park Film GmbHadd. Operator
2021Die GlücksspielerTV Series, BR [de], ORF [at], WDR [de]Christian MarohlDie Film GmbH
2020JGA - Jasmin. Gina. Anna.
Steadicam/Ronin/B-Cam (tageweise)
Feature FilmMatthias FleischerWiedemann & Berg Film GmbHSteadicam/Ronin/B-Cam (tageweise)
2019Labyrinth of Peace
Steadicam Operator
TV Series, arte, SRF [ch]Christian MarohlZodiac Pictures Ltd [ch]Steadicam Operator
2019Tatort - Unklare Lage
Steadicam Operator 4DT Vertretung, 1DT B-Cam
TV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Florian EmmerichX Filme Creative Pool GmbHSteadicam Operator 4DT Vertretung, 1DT B-Cam
2019Eigenbedarf
Steadicam Operator
Short FilmMartin L. LudwigHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]Steadicam Operator
2018Unheimlich perfekte Freunde
div. Drehtage, z.T Steadicam
Feature FilmStefan BieblVIAFILM GmbH & Co. KGdiv. Drehtage, z.T Steadicam
2018Frühling - Das verlorene Mädchen
1DT B-Cam
TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Philipp TimmeSeven Dogs Filmproduktion GmbH1DT B-Cam
2018Paulaner - Sprechende Gläser (WT)
B-Cam
CommercialChristian ReinCobblestone Filmproduktion GmbH [de]B-Cam
2017Zimmer mit Stall - Ab in die Berge
2nd Unit, 2DT B-Cam, 4DT Steadicam Operator
TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de]Sönke HansenRoxy Film GmbH [de]2nd Unit, 2DT B-Cam, 4DT Steadicam Operator

Film projects in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020JGA - Jasmin. Gina. Anna.Feature FilmAlireza GolafshanWiedemann & Berg Film GmbH1st assistant camera A-Cam
2020BlackoutLimited series, Joyn [de]Kolja BrandtW&B Television GmbH1st assistant camera 6 SD Bavaria
2020Für immer ElternTV Movie, ZDF [de]Florian Schwarz [1]FFP New Media GmbH1st assistant camera
2020GeliefertTV Movie, BR [de]Jan FehseTV60Filmproduktion GmbH1st assistant camera
2020ÖkozidTV Movie, NDR [de], rbb [de], WDR [de]Andres VeielZero One Film GmbH [de]1st assistant camera A-Cam, Steadicam
2020Gillette - Lewandowski. Made of What MattersCommercialDaisy ZhouHelliVentures Filmproduktion1st assistant camera B-Cam, Steadicam
2020Coca Cola - Special Olympics (Social Spot)CommercialVladimir ScheiermannBonaparte Films GmbH1st assistant camera B-Cam
2019Labyrinth of PeaceTV Series, arte, SRF [ch]Michael 'Mike' SchaererZodiac Pictures Ltd [ch]1st assistant camera A-Cam
2019Tatort - Unklare LageTV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Pia StrietmannX Filme Creative Pool GmbH1st assistant camera A-Cam, Steadicam
2019Die Pfefferkörner und der Schatz der TiefseeFeature FilmChristian TheedeLETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION GmbH1st assistant camera A-Cam
2019Tipico - Wer alles gibt, hat mehr verdientCommercialStuart A. McIntyreAnorak Film GmbH [de]1st assistant camera B-Cam
2019Sky - Formel 1 Brand SpotCommercialLuis de MaiaSky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG1st assistant camera
2018HannesFeature FilmHans SteinbichlerLailaps Films GmbH1st assistant camera A-Cam, Steadicam,Ronin2
2018Der Club der singenden MetzgerTV Movie, ARD [de]Uli EdelMOOVIE GmbH1st assistant camera A-CAM,Ronin2,11DT
2018Die GoldfischeFeature FilmAlireza GolafshanWiedemann & Berg Film GmbH1st assistant camera A-Cam, Cooke Anamorphic
2018Vermisst in BerlinTV Movie, ZDF [de]Sherry HormannW&B Television GmbH1st assistant camera 11 DT, A-Cam, Steadicam
2018Unheimlich perfekte FreundeFeature FilmMarcus H. RosenmüllerVIAFILM GmbH & Co. KG1st assistant camera A-Cam, Steadicam
2018Paulaner - Sprechende Gläser (WT)CommercialMarkus GollerCobblestone Filmproduktion GmbH [de]1st assistant camera 1DT, B-Cam
2017Ed Sheeran - PerfectMusic VideoJason KoenigFeit Film GmbH [ch]1st assistant camera Ronin Pro, Red Weapon
2017Urlaub mit MamaTV Movie, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Florian FroschmayerLETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION GmbH1st assistant camera 1DT Verona Unit

Basic data

NationalityGerman
LanguagesEnglish German Spanish
Experience abroadCentral Europe: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland
Northern Europe: Iceland, Norway
South Africa: South Africa
Southern Europe: Italy, Spain
Southeast Asia: Thailand
West Asia: Turkey
Western Europe: Belgium, France, Scotland
Special skillsTrinity Operator
Steadicam Operator
Gimbal Operator
Geared Head Operator
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Steadicam Technician (Betz-Rig, Pro-Rig, Baerbel-Rig, 3D Steady-Rigs)
Underwater Shooting with Scubacam and Hydroflex (Drytec)
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Digital postproduction and color grading
Electronics
3D Print
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ABoX Inventor :-) (www.segmento.org/abox)
Own equipmentARRI Trinity System
Rock-a-Bye System
Betz Rig Steadicam System
Ronin 2 Gimbal
Inertia Wheels
Betz Wave
u.v.m
https://www.segmento.org/gear
LicencesA (motorcycle) [eu], B (car) [eu], C1 (truck < 3,5t <= 7,5t) [eu], Fahrerkarte (D) [de]
Education2003 Highschool Diploma at Gymnasium Donauwörth,

2008 Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) at University Augsburg, Informatics&Multimedia
Preferred place of workFeature Film
Commercials
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria