Thomas Gottschalk, steadicam operator, director of photography, 2nd unit dop, camera operator, Munich
  • Steadicam operator
  • director of photography
  • 2nd unit dop
  • camera operator

About Thomas Gottschalk

Steadicam- /Omega AR2- / camera operator and cinematographer.

Known for

Projects as steadicam operator

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YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2019Der BeischläferLimited series, Amazon VideoThomas WittmannThe Amazing Film Company GmbHB-Cam / Steadicam / 2nd Unit DP
2019Staropramen - Every Moment CountsCommercialDavid WrightVal Produkcija [hr]ARRI Trinity Operator
2019Van Heusen India - Move Labs. The Airport CollectionCommercialValentin WaltherNaumann Film GmbHArri Trinity Operator
2019Der AlteTV Series, ZDF [de]MultipleNeue Münchner Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co.KG
2018DNB-Bank - RingvirkningerCommercialAri WilleyB-Reel Films (BRF) [se/us/uk]
2017Urlaub mit MamaTV Movie, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Peter DöttlingLetterbox Filmproduktion GmbH7 DT Bologna
2017Kommissarin Lucas - PollyTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Jens HarantOlga Film GmbH
2017One Call - DelBetaling - Ny og smartere måte å kjøpe mobiltelefon påCommercialAnders FlatlandFantefilm AS [no]
2017Weingut Wader - Die ErbschaftTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]MultipleU5 Filmproduktion GmbH & Co.KG
2017Tatort - KITV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Willy DettmeyerBavaria Fiction GmbH (formerly Bavaria Fernsehproduktion)
2017Frühling - Gute Väter, schlechte VäterTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Peter Joachim KrauseSeven Dogs Filmproduktion GmbH
2017Frühling - Mehr als FreundeTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Peter Joachim KrauseSeven Dogs Filmproduktion GmbH
2017Die ChefinTV Series, ZDF [de]MultipleNetwork Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH+B-Kamera
2017ZDF - Wintersport (On Air Design)OpenerDieter DeventerHelliVentures Filmproduktion
2017Abi '97 - Gefühlt wie damalsTV Movie, SAT.1 [de]Gerhard SchirloBavaria Pictures GmbH [de]A-Cam /Steadicam
2016Tipico - RitualsCommercialArnaud PotierMarkenfilm Crossing GmbH (formerly BM8 GmbH) [de]
2016Der Kommissar und das KindTV Movie, ZDF [de]Markus HausenGood Friends Filmproduktions GmbHB-Cam/Steadicam
2016München Mord - Auf der Straße, nachts, alleinTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Nathalie WiedemannTV60Filmproduktion GmbH
2016EuphoriaFeature FilmRob HardyB-Reel Films (BRF) [se/us/uk]B-Cam/ Steadicam
2016Canon - CitysurfersCommercialSerge TeulonEmbassy of Dreams Filmproduktion [de]VR 180°/360°

Projects as director of photography

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2019Une femme comme toiShort DocumentaryHannah HummelHannah Hummel Filmproduktionshot on ARRIFLEX 416 and KODAK film
2016Arri - 100 Years of ArriImage SeriesHenning RädleinArri Media GmbH [de]
2015Filabé - EntdeckeCommercialAndreas MierswaStudio Mierswa-Kluska
2015SedwitzTV Series, BR [de], MDR [de]Paul HaratherNSA Neue System Agentur GmbHadditional photography B-Cam
2014Stromberg@Seven One - Mehr Wissen macht nix! (2. Staffel)CommercialAndreas TheurerSevenOneMedia AG
2013Bad Timing 3DShort FilmGülsel ÖzkanHochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (HfG) [de]Stereo 3D Alexa
2013The Final Resort (WT)Short FilmBurak EkinTH Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm [de]
2012Marienverehrung (WT)Documentary, Servus TV [at]Frank SuffertStarlounge GmbH
2012Stefan M. Fischer - Den Teufel am Hals (Teaser) (WT)CommercialStefan M. FischerStefan M. Fischer Produktion
2011Siemens - TIA 3DCorporate FilmJosef KlugerKUK Filmproduktion GmbH
2011Heil Emil (WT)Short Film, BR [de]Sebastian KilinskiMacromedia GmbH (vormals MHMK Macromedia Hochschule) [de]
2010Deutsche Telekom - HandyrücknahmeCommercialRaf WathionCzar [de]
2010Bayerische Staatsforsten - Der Grantler im Wald (3 Spots)CommercialChristian 'Milo' Mielmanne+p films GmbH
2010Saving Lives (aka Leben retten) (WT)Short FilmFelix Walzffw pictures [de]
1999Night over EdenslohShort FilmSiegmar WarneckeHFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]
1998ParamorphoseShort FilmSiegmar WarneckeYellowGardenPictures Grollmann/Gottschalk/WarneckeDOP/ Production Design

Projects as 2nd unit dop

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2017The Big JumpDocumentary FeatureErnst KaufmannSigma Filmproduktion GmbH [at]3rd unit dop
2016Der Kommissar und das KindTV Movie, ZDF [de]Andreas SennGood Friends Filmproduktions GmbH
2016Tatort - Am Ende geht man nacktTV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Markus ImbodenRat Pack Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
2016DHL / FC Bayern - Mia san mia. WorldwideCommercialJohn Buchée+p films GmbH
2015DHL - FCB. No ImmitationsCommercialRobert Jitzmark27 Kilometer Entertainment GmbH [de]EPIC Dragon
2012Das Adlon. Eine FamiliensagaTV Movie (multi-part), ZDF [de]Uli EdelMOOVIE GmbHVFX
2009Telekom - Kleine AnfängeCommercialRaf WathionCzar [de]B-Cam
2009Die Akte GolgathaTV Movie, RTLZoltan SpirandelliUFA Fernsehproduktion GmbH [de]München,Malta,Rom,Jerusalem
2009Forsthaus FalkenauTV Series, ZDF [de]Andreas Jordan-DrostndF neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbH
2009SOKO KitzbühelTV Series, ORF [at], ZDF [de]MultipleBeo Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [at]3 Folgen G.Liegl
2009BergblutFeature FilmPhilipp J. PamerFR Entertainment Film & Fernsehproduktion GmbHHauptdreh
2009Nike - RiberyCommercialMalcolm VenvilleSalt Berlin Filmproduktion GmbHHAWK Anamorphics
2008Kommissarin Lucas - Aus der BahnTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Christiane BalthasarOlga Film GmbH
2008Kommissarin Lucas - Vergessen und VergebenTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Christiane BalthasarOlga Film GmbH
2008SOKO KitzbühelTV Series, ORF [at], ZDF [de]MultipleBeo Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [at]Liegl/Löv
2007Unter Verdacht - Die falsche FrauTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Isabel KleefeldPro GmbH [de]
2006SOKO KitzbühelTV Series, ORF [at], ZDF [de]Gerald LiegelBeo Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [at]Folgen 76,77,78 bei Andi Löv
2005SOKO KitzbühelTV Series, ORF [at], ZDF [de]Gerald LiegelBeo Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [at]3 Folgen
2002D.I.K. - Jagd auf den Virus XTV MovieAndreas SennColonia Media Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
2000Tatort - Kleine DiebeTV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Vivian NaefeBavaria Film GmbH [de]

Projects as camera operator

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YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
2018Rewe - Bist du ein Fan, sind wir dein MarktCommercialMagnus JoenckCobblestone Filmproduktion GmbH [de]B-Cam
2016Marie fängt Feuer - Für immer und ewigTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Marco UggianoW&B Television GmbH & Co. KG
2016Check24 - Two incomparable familiesCommercialSerge RomanEmbassy of Dreams Filmproduktion [de]
2015A Cure For WellnessFeature FilmBojan BazelliBlind Wink Productions [us]addtl. Operator B-Camera Main Unit
2014Audi - Pep Guardiola. SpeechCommercialStuart GrahamMarkenfilm GmbH & Co. KG
2013Die Hochzeit meiner SchwesterTV Movie, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Sebastian WiegärtnerBavaria Fiction GmbH (formerly Bavaria Fernsehproduktion)
2013Big GameFeature FilmMika OrasmaaCinet [fi]B-Cam Vertretung für M. Pohlus
2011Audi - Sales Managment Worldwide (WT)CommercialSebastian MeuschelTopalsson GmbH
2011NachtlärmFeature FilmMultipleT & C Film AG [ch]
2009SOKO KitzbühelTV Series, ORF [at], ZDF [de]MultipleBeo Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [at]
2009Genug ist nicht genugTV Movie, BR [de]Marc LiesendahlteamWorx Television & Film GmbH [de]Zusatz
2009Nike - RiberyCommercialBen DavisSalt Berlin Filmproduktion GmbHHAWK-Anamorphics
2008Paulaner - Verona Pooth (G´schichten aus dem Paulanergarten, 5 Spots) (WT)CommercialMaher MalehMarkenfilm GmbH & Co. KG5 Spots Verona Feldbusch,Waldi und Uli b
2008Die LebenslügeTV MovieClaus Peter HildenbrandZiegler Film GmbH & Co. KG
2007Unter Verdacht - Die falsche FrauTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Bernd FischerPro GmbH [de]
2007Tempo - Sleigh (WT)CommercialMatias MesaTwinFilm GmbHcamera operator + steadicam
2006Oil of Olaz - Beauty SecretsCommercialTwinFilm GmbHB-Camera
2006Mobilkom Austria A1 - The Ultimate ChallengeCommercialLaszlo Kadar Film GmbH & Co. KG
2006Porsche AG - Porsche Werk LeipzigCorporate FilmMultipleRedOrange Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
2005Blood & Chocolate (WT)Feature FilmBrendan GalvinLakeshore Entertainment Goup [us]2nd Unit B-camera

Film projects in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2008The ReaderFeature FilmStephen DaldryNeunte Babelsberg Film GmbH [de]1st assistant camera A-Cam part
2007DefianceFeature FilmEdward ZwickThe Bedford Falls Company [us]1st assistant camera addtl.
2007Stopping Power (CANCELLED after 2 Days of Filming) (WT)Feature FilmJan de BontIM Stopping Power GmbH [de]1st assistant camera B-Cam
2007Speed RacerFeature FilmAndy WachowskiSechste Babelsberg Film GmbH1st assistant camera Brother´s Unit B-Cam/SteadiCam
2006The Bourne UltimatumFeature FilmPaul GreengrassBourne Again Ltd1st assistant camera
2006Porsche AG - Porsche Werk LeipzigCorporate FilmMatthias BerndtRedOrange Filmproduktion GmbH [de]1st assistant camera
2006Aktion Mensch - GegensätzeCommercialBritta KrauseTony Petersen Film1st assistant camera
2006Adecco - Earn & Learn, Engineer, Finance Controller, Sales ProfessionalCommercialMaurus vom ScheidtMade in Munich Content & Films GmbH1st assistant camera
2006Peugeot - Something to watchCommercialDaniel BarberTrigger Happy Productions GmbH1st assistant camera A-cam
2005Blood & Chocolate (WT)Feature FilmKatja von GarnierLakeshore Entertainment Goup [us]1st assistant camera 1st AC 2nd Unit
2005McDonalds - Players Escort - BewerbungCommercialDetlev BuckSilbersee Film Produktion GmbH [de]1st assistant camera
2005McDonalds - Big Tasty - AnspracheCommercialDetlev BuckSilbersee Film Produktion GmbH [de]1st assistant camera
2004Aeon FluxFeature FilmKaryn KusamaStudio Babelsberg Motion Pictures GmbH [de]1st assistant camera B-Cam/Steadicam First Unit
2003Tristan & IsoldeFeature FilmKevin ReynoldsScott Free Productions [us]1st assistant camera B-Cam/Steadicam Ireland part
2003ZDF Station ID - Senta BergerStation IDSebastian von NathusiusScreenworks Köln GmbH [de]1st assistant camera
2003The Bourne SupremacyFeature FilmPaul GreengrassFromage Films LLC [us]1st assistant camera A-Cam/Steadicam First Unit
2002LutherFeature FilmEric TillNFP1st assistant camera B-Cam/Steadicam First Unit
2002Ripleys GameFeature FilmLiliana CavaniCattleya S.r.l. [it]1st assistant camera B-Cam/Steadicam Berlin part
2001La MerShort FilmFrank GriebeKinoherz - Dornbach, Hutz GbR [de]scuba assistant camera Unterwasser
2001NakedFeature FilmDoris DörrieFanes Film GmbH [de]1st assistant camera B-cam main unit

Awards

YearAward
2013Rhode Island International Film Festival 2013 - Best Short Film "Heil Emil"
1999Prädikat "Besonders wertvoll" für "Nacht über Edensloh"

Basic data

LanguagesCzech English German Italian
Experience abroadCentral America: Bahamas, Barbados
North Africa: Egypt
North America: USA
Northern Europe: Norway
Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Rumania
Southern Europe: Balearic Islands, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Turkey
Southeast Asia: India
Western Europe: Austria, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland
Special skillsSteadicam
Omega AR 2
Arri Trinity
Stereo 3D
Aerial cinematography
Underwater-cinematography
Own equipmentSteadicam Betz Rig HD for all film and didigtal cameras
MK-V Omega AR2 system
Arri Trinity system
GPI Pro Arm
Vehicle mount
Handsfree Transporter / Segway
Riksha dolly
LicencesA1 (motorcycle) [eu], B (car) [eu], BE (car with trailer) [eu], CE (Truck trailer) [eu], diving licence - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver [int], Elektrotechnisch unterwiesene Person (EuP) (DIN VDE 0105-100) [de], Private Pilot License A (motor powered aeroplane) [eu], Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate BZF I [de], Zuverlässigkeitsüberprüfung nach § 7 Luftsicherheitsgesetz [de]
EducationEducation in Photo Design,
then working up the camera department ranks.
3 years 2nd AC,
10 years 1st AC,
Camera Operator since 2006.

Steadicam Workshop Philadelphia 2007
Preferred place of workFeature films and commercials
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna
Associations