• 1st assistant camera
Born on 30.04.1983 in Leipzig (38 Years)

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    About Martin Saalfrank

    Born and raised in Leipzig in 1983.

    At school, my interest in moving images was awakened by working actively on a film working group. Before my studies, I did an internship at Halle Saale TV.

    When I started studying media design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, I focused on image design and post-production. In numerous university and external projects, I was able to gain experience with camera work, digital and analog film technology and lighting. I was able to deepen my knowledge as a cameraman, especially when creating my final films. Working in large and changing teams, I am used to work flexibly and persistently, as well as quickly adapting to new situations and challenges.

    Fictional projects as 1st assistant camera

    YearTitleGenreDirector of photographyProducerComment
    2021In aller Freundschaft
    Block 312
    TV Series, ARD [de], Degeto [de], MDR [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 312
    2020In aller Freundschaft - Die jungen Ärzte
    Block 82, 83, 85, 86
    TV Series, ARD [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 82, 83, 85, 86
    2020Schloss Einstein
    Block 239, 242
    TV Series, ARD [de], KiKA Kinderkanal [de], MDR [de], ZDF [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 239, 242
    2020In aller Freundschaft
    Block 302
    TV Series, ARD [de], Degeto [de], MDR [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 302
    2019Schloss Einstein
    Block 233 236 237 Focus
    TV Series, ARD [de], KiKA Kinderkanal [de], MDR [de], ZDF [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 233 236 237 Focus
    2019Familie Dr. Kleist
    7 Days temporary replacement Focus
    TV Series, MDR [de]MultiplePolyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft mbH7 Days temporary replacement Focus
    2019In aller Freundschaft - Die jungen Ärzte
    Block 63, 67, 68, 74
    TV Series, ARD [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 63, 67, 68, 74
    2018In aller Freundschaft - Die jungen Ärzte
    Block 60 - 13 DT Focus
    TV Series, ARD [de]Christoph PoppkeSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 60 - 13 DT Focus
    2018Familie Dr. Kleist
    Focus Epiode 112 + 113
    TV Series, MDR [de]MultiplePolyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft mbHFocus Epiode 112 + 113
    2018Schloss Einstein
    Block 227, 228, 230 54 DT
    TV Series, ARD [de], KiKA Kinderkanal [de], MDR [de], ZDF [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 227, 228, 230 54 DT
    2017Schloss Einstein
    Block 222, 224, 226, 56 DT
    TV Series, ARD [de], KiKA Kinderkanal [de], MDR [de], ZDF [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHBlock 222, 224, 226, 56 DT
    2016Schloss Einstein
    B-Kamera
    TV Series, ARD [de], KiKA Kinderkanal [de], MDR [de], ZDF [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHB-Kamera
    2015Schloss Einstein
    B-Kamera
    TV Series, ARD [de], KiKA Kinderkanal [de], MDR [de], ZDF [de]MultipleSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHB-Kamera
    2012Schmidt
    RED Scarlet X
    Short FilmSven Jakob-EngelmannBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]RED Scarlet X
    2012Amara (WT)Indie Feature FilmJohannes WiedermannMLV Entertainment [ng]
    2010Südsee (WT)
    7.-11.DT
    Short FilmChristoph IwanowArepo Media Gmbh (vormals Cinema For International Audiences) [de]7.-11.DT
    2010Masks
    DT 1-6
    Feature FilmSven Jakob-EngelmannStormlight FilmsDT 1-6
    2010Dear Mr. Starr (WT)Short FilmJohannes WiedermannKinomaton Berlin
    2008Spieluhrprinzessin (WT)Short FilmJanett SpringerBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]
    2007Lilith (WT)Short FilmMarius BöttcherBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]

    Fictional projects in other activities

    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2017NordlichterShort FilmSebastian AltmannBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]producer
    2016ForsthausShort FilmPaul-Vincent MayrPaul-Vincent Mayr Produktiondirector of photography
    20133 NächteShort FilmSebastian AltmannBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]1st AD (local system) 1. Nacht
    2013Hellbunt bis grellschwarz (WT)Short FilmRebecca StöhrBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]director of photography
    2012EntwurzeltShort FilmDuc Ngo NgocBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]director of photography
    2011Half LifeShort FilmMultipleBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]director of photography
    2011Ottilia's OxShort FilmMartin ThiemarPyrit Film, Martin Thiemar [de]gaffer
    2010Letzter Wille: IdylleShort FilmAlice von GwinnerBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]lighting technician / electrician 1 Tag Zusatz
    2010Eine feste Burg (WT)Short FilmMarkus DietrichGruppe Weimar Filmproduktion [de]gaffer
    2010Die Eisschirmchenprinzessin (WT)Short FilmAnne-Katrin KiewittBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]director of photography Master Of Fine Arts Abschluss
    2009MyxosShort FilmMartin ThiemarPyrit Film, Martin Thiemar [de]director of photography
    2008Aljona und die Baba JagaShort FilmKatja GawrilowBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]gaffer
    2008Der Mann der nicht weinen wollte (WT)Short FilmSusann Maria HempelBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]gaffer
    2007Der Schatz neben dir (WT)Short FilmJana Magdalena KeuchelBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]director of photography
    2007Was dachten Sie denn? (WT)Short FilmWinfried BellmannBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]lighting technician / electrician
    2007Die Farbe der SonneShort FilmSabine KraftBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]director of photography
    2006Die TänzerinShort FilmMartin SaalfrankMaxa Film, Saalfrank & Herrmann [de]director
    2006Die TänzerinShort FilmXaver HermannMaxa Film, Saalfrank & Herrmann [de]director of photography
    2005Der weiße SeeFeature FilmMultipleCinemabstruso - Leipziger unabhängige Filmgruppe[de]lighting technician / electrician
    2005BoxShort FilmTristan VostryBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]lighting technician / electrician

    Advertising/Image/Music videos in other activities

    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2010Pentatones - Devils HandMusic VideoKristin HerzigerBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]lighting technician / electrician
    2010TU Ilmenau SFB 622 - Der Millimeter als weites LandCorporate FilmMarkus SchlaffkeBauhaus-Universität Weimar [de]director of photography Lichtsetzend
    2009Festo - AirArmCorporate FilmSusann Maria HempelSusann Maria Hempel Produktiongaffer
    2009Junilia & the Tikiwaves - Brand New ShoesMusic VideoMarkus DietrichGruppe Weimar Filmproduktion [de]gaffer
    2009Sonic Syndicate - Power ShiftMusic VideoHyun-Jea LeeQuent Filmgaffer 2nd Camera
    2008Protool - Expert of the UniversCommercialJan-Hauke HilbergLobocito Filmlighting technician / electrician

    Non-fictional projects in other activities

    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2009Hungerwinter - Überleben nach dem KriegDocumentary, NDR [de], WDR [de]Gordian MauggLE Vision [de]video assist/playback operator als Praktikum

    Basic data

    NationalityGerman
    LanguagesEnglish German
    Immediate working areaLeipzig
    1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Saxony
    Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Hamburg, Munich, Weimar