• Director of photography
  • director
  • executive producer
Busy until: 11th August 2020
Born on 07.12.1964 in Köln (55 Years)

About Gerald Schank

After graduating in social pedagogy, Gerald Schank starts an apprenticeship as a camera assistant and sound technician in 1986. His first work as freelance cinematographer was in 1993 a documentary on Brazilian street kids for German Television (WDR). The years to come took him to more than 50 countries for cinematographic work on films, such as the award winning short film "Snipers Alley" (2001) and cinema feature film "Mörderischer Frieden" (Lethal Peace, 2007), an anti-war drama filmed in Sarajevo (BiH).
In 1999 he founded the production company Fresh.Frames in Cologne and has been producing for tv and advertising agencies ever since. In 2019 he is receiving international awards and recognitions with his documentary feature film debut “One World - The Ocean of Presence".

Projects as director of photography

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2019One World - The Ocean of PresenceDocumentaryGerald SchankFresh.Frames, Gerald Schank [de]
2018Aktenzeichen XY-Spezial - Gelöst!TV Magazine, ZDF [de]Rudolf SchweigerSecuritel GmbH [de]Spezial "Gelöst"
2017Die Sendung mit der MausTV Magazine, ARD [de]MultipleWDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk [de]
2016ProSieben - Match FactorOpenerKerstin KalenbergFresh.Frames, Gerald Schank [de]ARRI Amira
2016German Doctor's - Hilfe, die bleibtCorporate FilmGerald SchankFresh.Frames, Gerald Schank [de]India - Kolkata
2015Das große SchlüpfenTV-Event, ZDF [de]Mark AchterbergWellenreiter TV [de]Sri Lanka - Austria
2015JAM! - Junge Aktion MenschWeb MagazineSimone HöftTvision GmbHStudio production
2015SMS Love Shorty - Für immerSelf Made ShortyHanno FriedrichZenon Produktion [de]Canon 5D Mark III - AJA KiPro Mini
2015Die Sendung mit der MausTV Magazine, ARD [de]MultipleWDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk [de]Folgen mit Christoph Biemann
2014YOLO - Mein JobReport, RTLMultipleAZ Media TV GmbH [de]Canon 5D Mark III - AJA KiPro Mini
2014JAM! - Junge Aktion MenschWeb MagazineMultipleTvision GmbHCanon 5D Mark III - AJA KiPro Mini
2014Verband berufstätiger Mütter - Equal Pension DayCorporate FilmAnja FriehoffCornelia Spachtholz ProduktionCanon 5D Mark III - AJA KiPro Mini
2013ARD / WDR Marketing - Quarks & Co. Wissen zum MitnehmenCommercialKerstin KalenbergFresh Frames Film & TV Produktion GmbH [de]ARRI Alexa
2013Cut (Wettbewerbsbeitrag Bloody Cuts)Short FilmPeter LemperPeter Lemper ProduktionSony PMW-F55 4K
2013Miau! Was mit KatzenTV-Show, [Einsfestival] [de]Peter LemperFresh Frames Film & TV Produktion GmbH [de]Szenische Einspieler
2012ARD / WDR Marketing - Digitalradio. Der unsichtbare FreundCommercialKatja EngelhardtFresh Frames Film & TV Produktion GmbH [de]ARRI Alexa
2012Sauti Kuu Foundation - Starke StimmenCorporate FilmKatja EngelhardtTvision GmbHSony PMW-F3
2012Planet Wissen - 5 Dinge zum FürchtenTV MagazineBirgit QuastenbergElectric Boogie GmbHEinspieler
2012Du bist kein Werwolf - Über Leben in der PubertätTV Magazine, WDR [de]Katja EngelhardtTvision GmbHEinspieler Wolfmann
2011Biotherm - Live. Energy & Health Camp (6 Webfilme)Corporate FilmFrancis Meyer-Posteltmediarevolte, Francis Meyer-Postelt

Projects as director

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2017One World - The Ocean of PresenceDocumentaryGerald SchankFresh.Frames, Gerald Schank [de]
2016German Doctor's - Hilfe, die bleibtCorporate FilmGerald SchankFresh.Frames, Gerald Schank [de]Bildregisseur
2014YOLO - Mein JobReport, RTLGerald SchankAZ Media TV GmbH [de]/executive Producer
2008Sparkasse Koblenz - GirokontoCommercialGerald SchankFresh Frames Film & TV Produktion GmbH [de]/executive Producer
2007Sparkasse Koblenz - ImmobilieCommercialGerald SchankFresh Frames Film & TV Produktion GmbH [de]/executive Producer
2005Sparkasse Koblenz - Bank fürs LebenCommercialGerald SchankFresh Frames Film & TV Produktion GmbH [de]/executive Producer

Film projects in other capacities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
1997Die DiebinTV MovieMichael KarenQ und Q Medien2nd unit dop Operator

Film awards

YearFilmAwardCategory 
2019One World - The Ocean of PresenceVirgin Spring Cinefest [in]Gold Award - Best Documentary FilmWinner
2019One World - The Ocean of PresenceDIFF. Druk Int. Film Festival [bt]Documentary Films Outstanding Achievement AwardWinner

Awards

YearAward
2014"Who´s There" Bloody Cuts Award (UK) - Best Cinematography

Basic data

NationalityGerman
LanguagesCroatian English German Portuguese
Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
Central America: Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Middle East: Israel, Palestine
North Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
North America: Mexico, USA
Northern Europe: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania
Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Poland, Rumania, Russia
South America: Brazil, Ecuador, Peru
Southern Europe: Balearic Islands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Vatican City
Southeast Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
West Africa: Ghana, Sierra Leone
Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, England, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales
Central Asia: Kazakhstan
Special skillsAction Sequences, Aerial Filming, Tabletop Shooting
Own equipmentCamera Equipment:
Canon EOS C200 Cinema Camera 4K/UHD/50p (EF-Mount), Canon 24-105 mm 1:4 L IS USM, Canon 70-200 mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM, Canon 100 mm Macro 1:2.8 L IS USM, AJA KiPro Mini Recorder, Sachtler Video 18 Plus Tripod.
DSLR Canon EOS 5D Mark III, smallHD FOCUS 5", Sachtler DV 4 Tripod, Accessories
DJI Osmo PRO with Zenmuse X5 4K Camera, Leica DG Summilux 15 mm, F1.7 ASPH., DJI Focus Hand-wheel
Sound Equipment:
Sennheiser MKH 416, Audio Ltd. Diversity 2020 Set, VT 506 Lavalier Microphone, vdB 805 Microphone Boom Pole
Light- and Grip Equipment:
5 ARRILITE 800 W, 1 Sachtler Reporter 300 W Light,1 Litepanels 1x1 BiColor, ABC Products Dolly "Willy Go", 7,5 m Steal Tracks
Edit Suite:
Final Cut Pro X with Apple Mac Pro (2,7GHz, 12-Core Intel Xeon E5) and 2 Apple Thunderbolt 27" Displays, Genelec 8020 CPM Loudspeaker, LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 RAID (48 TB)
Mobile Edit:
Final Cut Pro X with Apple MacBook Pro 15" (2,8 GHz Intel Core i7), 1 Apple Thunderbolt 27" Display
LicencesB (car) [eu], Paragliding B-License [de]
Immediate working areaCologne
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia
Accommodation possibilitiesZagreb