Thomas Eirich-Schneider, director of photography, Berlin
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Contact

Kopenhagener Straße 29a10437  BerlinGermany
Mobile+49 170 3083801

About Thomas Eirich-Schneider

I was born in Pirna/Saxony in 1984 and grew up in the East Ore Mountains. In 2004, I moved to Berlin in order to gain experiences in the cinematographic world. Since the world of film had captured my imagination during my first internship at Ö film production company I started studying TV producing at Dekra Media Academy Berlin and working at X Films Creative Pool. After finishing my Bachelor`s degree and working for X Films Creative Pool at the line producer´s department, I decided to leave production behind and become a assistant camera. In 2009, I studied cinematography at the HFF Potsdam Babelsberg and got my degree in 2014. While studying I also gained more practical experiences by working as a cinematographer in various documentaries, fiction, music videos and commercials.

Fictional projects as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Curry (aka Curry ist nichts für Schwächlinge) (WT)Feature Film, KiKA Kinderkanal [de], RBB [de]Lars MontagNFPadditional photography
2017Ben & die Lilibiggs (Webserie) (WT)SeriesMultipleAnderthalb Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
2016Hanni & Nanni - Mehr als beste FreundeFeature FilmIsabell ŠubaUFA Fictionadditional photography Zweite Kamera ARRI AMIRA
2014Terra MaXTV Series, ZDF [de]Johannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]
2013B.Short FilmKai StänickeMaxim Matthew creations Group GmbH [de]Stop Motion
2013Café d'AmourShort FilmBenedikt TonioloFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2012Wie ein BumerangShort FilmSabine BernardiMafilm - Martens Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbHPDW 800 und DigiPrimes
2011Wenn alle Flüsse rückwärts fließenShort FilmAnne MünchFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]16mm
2011StilllebenShort FilmMoritz SchurerMoritzianienfilm, Moritz SchurerHD, Canon 5D
2011Waende (aka. 80's Change) (WT)Short FilmLaura LaabsFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]35mm, Moviecam Compact
2011Willkommen und AbschiedShort FilmAnne MünchFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]HD, PDW 800, P+S Adapter
2010Cold StarShort FilmKai StänickeJugendnetzwerk Lambda e.V.RED Mysterium X, 100fps
2009Fließband (WT)Short FilmRobert HeberFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]16mm
2008Coast (WT)Short FilmFlorentin Nizze-CamererFlorentin Camerer Produktion
2007Worauf warten wir?Short FilmMark ZenkerDekra Hochschule für Medien [de]
2007Koi (WT)Short FilmMultipleDekra Hochschule für Medien [de]1DT Nachtszene, Berater Gesamtgestaltung
2005Romantica oder... (WT)Short FilmJan SobotkaJan Sobotka Produktion2. Kamera und Kameraassistent

Advertising/Image/Music videos as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2017Neustarter - Geschichten vom NeustartImage SeriesKristina FörtschAnderthalb Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
2016Award Ink Studio - Lion DestructionCommercialPhilipp Haeberlin-ColletBubbles Film GmbH
2016Joris - SommerregenMusic VideoKai StänickeMutter & Vater Productions GmbHALEXA Mini
2016Nespresso - L'Atelier BerlinCorporate FilmPhilipp Haeberlin-ColletBubbles Film GmbH
2015Goodyear - Killing The Tire SwingCommercialErik StrömBubbles Film GmbH
2015Graham Candy - Holding up BalloonsMusic VideoArrigo ReussWolf & Lamm productions GmbH [de]
2014Tipps für Wilhelm - Ganz weit im OstenMusic VideoKai StänickeKai Stänicke Produktion
2014The Hidden Cameras - Carpe JugularMusic VideoKai StänickeKai Stänicke Produktion
2014Lendico - Geld braucht keine BankCommercialThomas Schneider [1]Fat Baby Film [de]
2014Lancia - Ypsilon. The Great Beauty (Internetfilm) (WT)CommercialMariana-Ivana JukicaMariana Jukica & Laura Tille GbR [de]
2013Abby - Friends and Enemies. Blood and Water (Trailer für Album)Corporate FilmPhilipp Haeberlin-ColletUniversal Music GmbH [de]ALEXA, Highspeed
2013Abby - Friends and Enemies. Wings and Feathers (Trailer für Album)Corporate FilmPhilipp Haeberlin-ColletUniversal Music GmbH [de]
2012The Hidden Cameras - Gay Goth SceneMusic VideoKai StänickeAug&Ohr Medien
2012FilmFestival Cottbus - Immer schön Mischen (Trailer) (WT)TrailerAnne MünchFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]Super 35mm MovieCam
2012Sehsüchte Festival – Trailer 2012. Jetzt weht ein neuer Wind!TrailerAndrea CazzanigaFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]P+S X35, Highspeed
2011CMC Kuhnke - SEAMscan XTSCorporate FilmClaudio GasperiMilagro Produktion [de]HD
2010itk group GmbH - itk voice solution (Chantalle Clips)CommercialClaudio GasperiDisplay Media GmbH [de]HD
2010Nokia Ovi Maps - Carsten aus LeipzigCommercialJohannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]HD
2010Charité CFM - Service aus einer HandCorporate FilmHelmut SchmidtCharité Facility Management GmbH
2010Bayer Schering Pharma - MuttertagCommercialJohannes KremplDisplay Media GmbH [de]HD

Non-fictional projects as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020The New GospelDocumentaryMilo RauFruitmarket Kultur und Medien [de]
2020Hey! Ich bin Jude! Jung.Jüdisch.Deutsch.Documentary, ZDF [de]Jan TenhavenNordend Film
2019Ahead of Me the SouthDocumentary FeaturePepe DanquartBittersuess Pictures GmbH [de]Sony Venice
2019The ForumDocumentary FeatureMarcus Vetter [1]gebrueder beetz filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG [de]Berlin part
2019König Bansah und seine TochterDocumentaryAgnes Lisa WegnerKurhaus Production2 Shooting days
2019KCA Countdown ShowDocumentary Series, NickelodeonAnnie HofmannAnderthalb Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
2018BauhausfrauenDocumentary, MDR [de], RBB [de]Susanne RadelhofKoberstein Film
201824h Europe - The Next GenerationDocumentaryBritt BeyerZero One 24 GmbH [de]Schottland
2018Kindheit unterm Hakenkreuz. 80 Jahre 2. WeltkriegDocumentary, VOX [de]MultipleFebruar Film GmbH
2018LampenfieberDocumentary FeatureAlice Agneskirchnergebrueder beetz filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG [de]additional photography 1 DT
2018Türsteher Europas - Wie Afrika Flüchtlinge stoppen sollDocumentary (Series), arte, ZDF [de]Jan Schäfer [1]MobyDOK Medienproduktion [de]
2017Feind ist, wer anders denkt - Geheimnisse der StasiDocumentary (Mini Series), ZDF [de], ZDFinfo [de]MultipleFebruar Film GmbH
2017Rote Kapelle (aka Geheimsache: Rote Kapelle) (WT)Documentary FeatureCarl-Ludwig RettingerLichtblick Film GmbH [de]Berlin Dreh
20171917 - The Real OctoberDocumentary Feature, arte, RBB [de], SRF (vormals SF DRS) [ch]Katrin RotheKatrin Rothe Produktion [de]
2017ZDFzeit - Obi, Hornbach & Co. Der große Baumarkt-CheckDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]MultipleFebruar Film GmbH
2016SchlagerlandDocumentary, ARD [de]Arne BirkenstockC-Films (Deutschland) GmbH
2016The Congo TribunalDocumentary FeatureMilo RauFruitmarket Arts & Media GmbH [de]
2016Silly - Frei von AngstDocumentary FeatureSven HalfarArsenal Filmverleih [de]zusätzliche Kamera
2015Meine Brüder und Schwestern im NordenDocumentary FeatureSung Hyung ChoKundschafter Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
2015Make LoveTV Magazine, ZDF [de]Multiplegebrueder beetz filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG [de]

Shows/Live/Events as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2018HoHoHo - Die AdventsshowTV-Show, KiKA Kinderkanal [de]Ulrike LehmannAnderthalb Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbHStudiodreh
2017Hey NickelodeonTV-Show, NickelodeonMaxi GardenAnderthalb Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
2017Comedy Central NewsTV-Show, Comedy Central [de]Florian BaekerAnderthalb Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH

Fictional projects in other activities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Curry (aka Curry ist nichts für Schwächlinge) (WT)Feature Film, KiKA Kinderkanal [de], RBB [de]Lars MontagNFP2nd unit dop
2019Tatort - Das perfekte VerbrechenTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], RBB [de]Brigitte Maria BerteleDie Film GmbH Berlincamera operator
2019Tatort - Das perfekte VerbrechenTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], RBB [de]Brigitte Maria BerteleDie Film GmbH Berlin2nd unit dop
2016Hanni & Nanni - Mehr als beste FreundeFeature FilmIsabell ŠubaUFA Fiction2nd unit dop ARRI AMIRA und ALEXA Mini
2016Hanni & Nanni - Mehr als beste FreundeFeature FilmIsabell ŠubaUFA Fictionsteadicam operator
2013StavangerMedium Length FilmArto SebastianFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]gaffer ALEXA
2012IntermezzoShort FilmNina GrosseMafilm - Martens Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbHgaffer
2012Sein letztes RennenFeature FilmKilian RiedhofNeue Schönhauser Filmproduktion GmbH1st assistant camera A CAM 2DT, Test B CAM
2012Über-Ich und DuFeature FilmBenjamin HeisenbergKomplizen Film GmbH [de]2nd unit dop 1DT München, RED Epic
2012Über-Ich und DuFeature FilmBenjamin HeisenbergKomplizen Film GmbH [de]1st assistant camera 2Unit, 2DT
2012Terra MaXTV Series, ZDF [de]Johannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]2nd unit dop
2011Küss mich tieferShort FilmEleni KatsoniFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]steadicam operator RED
2011In The FogFeature FilmSergei LoznitsaMa.ja.de. Fiction GmbH [de]1st assistant camera ARRI LT, ARRI 435
2011Waende (aka. 80's Change) (WT)Short FilmLaura LaabsFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]steadicam operator 35mm, Moviecam
2011Bonjour, RosalindaShort FilmAlex KoryakinFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]lighting technician / electrician
2011Wenn alle Flüsse rückwärts fließenShort FilmAnne MünchFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]steadicam operator
2011Terra MaXTV Series, ZDF [de]Johannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]2nd unit dop
2011VitalzeitShort FilmFerhat Yunus TopraklarFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]lighting technician / electrician
2011Terra MaXTV Series, ZDF [de]Johannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]1st assistant camera
2011Willkommen und AbschiedShort FilmAnne MünchFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]steadicam operator XDCAM HD, P+S Adapter PDW 800

Advertising/Image/Music videos in other activities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2011IZIA - So Much TroubleMusic VideoAsa MaderLes Improductibles [fr]DIT digital imaging technician
2011IZIA - So Much TroubleMusic VideoAsa MaderLes Improductibles [fr]1st assistant camera ALEXA
2011Fachhochschule Bielefeld - Leonardo da Vinci. Bewegende ErfindungenCorporate FilmAlejandro Cardenas-AmelioAstronaut GmbH1st assistant camera RED MX
2011EMMA6 - LeuchtfeuerMusic VideoGregor ErlerHunger Film UG (haftungsbeschränkt) [de]1st assistant camera
2010Audi - Service lebtCorporate FilmLutz HattenhauerFiftyseven GmbHDIT digital imaging technician
2010Audi - Service lebtCorporate FilmLutz HattenhauerFiftyseven GmbH1st assistant camera RED MYSTERIUM X 4K
2010Sat.1 - Hand aufs HerzOpenerAxel BaurSterly Filmproduktion GmbH1st assistant camera ALEXA und Cinedeck
2010Nokia Ovi Maps - Ovi Maps StorysCommercialJohannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]2nd unit dop HD
2010Nokia OVI MAPS - Check-In Video (WT)CommercialJohannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]1st assistant camera Canon 5D
2010Sprite - BallwurfmaschineCommercialPascal HeidukBerlin-Films GmbH [de]1st assistant camera RED 4K
2010Stadtwerke Potsdam - Tesla, Turbine, TurmspringerCommercialMike BotheFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]1st assistant camera Highspeed Phantom HD
2010o.b.® - 60 Jahre o.b. TamponsCommercialHorst CzenskowskiFrankfurt-Film GmbH [de]1st assistant camera RED, 4K
2010Murphys - Wall of DeathCommercialSteffen AlberdingFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]1st assistant camera RED, 4K
2010Nokia Ovi Maps - Ovi Maps StorysCommercialJohannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]1st assistant camera HD
2009HEELYS© Worldwide - Flying StepsCommercialValentin Greulichm-quadrat GmbH & Co.KG [de]highspeed operator Highspeedkameramann
2009HEELYS© Worldwide - Flying StepsCommercialValentin Greulichm-quadrat GmbH & Co.KG [de]1st assistant camera Highspeed Phantom HD
2009L´arc six in DessauMusic VideoFlorentin Nizze-CamererMilagro Produktion [de]studio camera operator
2009Massaka - DornenreichMusic VideoÜnal YükselKaiserton [de]gaffer
2009Nokia Beta Labs - Ovi Maps BetaCorporate FilmMelanie MohrEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]1st assistant camera EB Assistent
2009Polarkreis 18 - Dreamdancer, Prisoner, Under this Big Moon (Showvideos)Music VideoFlorian SebaldPfadfinderei1st assistant camera ARRI D21

Non-fictional projects in other activities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2017Rote Kapelle (aka Geheimsache: Rote Kapelle) (WT)Documentary FeatureCarl-Ludwig RettingerLichtblick Film GmbH [de]gimbal system operator
2014Der letzte RemixDocumentaryOlaf HeldMonarda Arts GmbH1st assistant camera
2014Die Nacht der NächteDocumentary FeatureMultipleS2R Film [de]2nd unit dop
2014Die Nacht der NächteDocumentary FeatureMultipleS2R Film [de]1st assistant camera
2012Gold - Du kannst mehr als du denkstDocumentaryMichael Hammonparapictures film production GmbH1st assistant camera Deutschland
2012Gold - Du kannst mehr als du denkstDocumentaryMichael Hammonparapictures film production GmbHhighspeed operator Highspeed Kameramann
2012Jugendliebe (WT)Documentary Series, RTLPeter Pepe PippigMME Me, Myself & Eye Entertainment GmbH [de]1st assistant camera
2011Beltracchi – Die Kunst der FälschungDocumentary FeatureArne BirkenstockFruitmarket Arts & Media GmbH [de]2nd unit dop
2011Beltracchi – Die Kunst der FälschungDocumentary FeatureArne BirkenstockFruitmarket Arts & Media GmbH [de]1st assistant camera
2011Gold - Du kannst mehr als du denkstDocumentaryMichael Hammonparapictures film production GmbH2nd unit dop
2010The Sound of HeimatDocumentaryArne BirkenstockTradewind Pictures GmbH [de]1st assistant camera
2010The Sound of HeimatDocumentaryArne BirkenstockTradewind Pictures GmbH [de]2nd unit dop XDCAM HD, NanoFlash
2009Autumn GoldDocumentary, arte, NDR [de], WDR [de]Jan Tenhavengebrueder beetz filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG [de]1st assistant camera Dreh Finnland
2009Autumn GoldDocumentary, arte, NDR [de], WDR [de]Jan Tenhavengebrueder beetz filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG [de]highspeed operator Highspeedkameramann
2009En Berline à Berlin (WT)DocumentaryPeter StuartKcraft & Co. [fr]DIT digital imaging technician
2009Durch die Nacht mit ... - Robby Naish und Max RaabeDocumentary (Series)Armin ToerkellAvanti Media oHG [de]2nd unit dop Flugzeug Kameraeinbau
2009En Berline à Berlin (WT)DocumentaryPeter StuartKcraft & Co. [fr]1st assistant camera HD
2007Durch die Nacht mit ... Rolando Villazon und Hélène Grimaud in BerlinDocumentary (Series)Robert KreuzalerAvanti Media oHG [de]1st assistant camera 2nd Unit, Nachdreh
2007Durch die Nacht mit ... Rolando Villazon und Hélène Grimaud in BerlinDocumentary (Series)Robert KreuzalerAvanti Media oHG [de]production driver
2004Butler - die Kunst des DienensDocumentary SeriesMultipleÖ Filmproduktion [de]1st assistant camera

Shows/Live/Events in other activities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2017Comedy Central NewsTV-Show, Comedy Central [de]Florian BaekerAnderthalb Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbHgimbal system operator
2009Tommy & Salva (WT)TV-ShowJan BeckerPhoenix Film Karlheinz Brunnemann GmbH & Co. Produktions KG [de]1st assistant camera
2006GoldelseTV-ShowChristian ElsenDekra Hochschule für Medien [de]production manager Kamera, Redaktion, Schnitt
2006GoldelseTV-ShowChristian ElsenDekra Hochschule für Medien [de]eng camera Kamera, Redaktion, Schnitt

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish French German Russian
Experience abroadNorth Africa: Sudan
Northern Europe: Finland
East Africa: Rwanda, Uganda
East Asia: Japan, North Korea
Eastern Europe: Belarus, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine
Southern Europe: Italy
Southeast Asia: India
West Africa: Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Senegal
Western Europe: England, France, Netherlands, Scotland
Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
Preferred place of workDirector of Photography, Gimbal, Steadicam, Documentary, Fiction, Feature Film, Cinema, Commercials, Music Videos, Imagefilm,
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Saxony
2nd residence (if applicable)Köln
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Cologne, Dresden, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Vienna
Associations