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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.

    Projects as director of photography

    YearTitleGenredirectorProducerComment
    2018Vor mir der Süden / Davanti a me il sudDocumentary FeaturePepe DanquartBittersuess Pictures GmbH [de]Sony Venice
    2018BauhausfrauenDocumentary Susanne Radelhof Koberstein Film [de]
    201824h Europe - We are the FutureDocumentaryBritt BeyerZero One 24 GmbHSchottland
    2018Wir KriegskinderDocumentary, VOX [de]Multiple Februar Film GmbH
    2018LampenfieberDocumentary Feature Alice Agneskirchner gebrueder 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
    2017Feind ist, wer anders denkt - Geheimnisse der StasiDocumentary (Mini Series), ZDF [de], ZDFinfo [de]Multiple Februar Film GmbH
    2017Ben & die Lilibiggs (Webserie)SeriesMultiple Anderthalb Medienproduktion GmbH
    2017Hey NickelodeonTV-Show, Nickelodeon Maxi Garden Anderthalb Medienproduktion GmbH
    2017Neustarter - Geschichten vom NeustartImage Series Kristina Förtsch Anderthalb Medienproduktion GmbH
    2017Comedy Central NewsTV-Show, Comedy Central [de]Florian Baeker Anderthalb Medienproduktion GmbH
    2017Rote Kapelle (aka Geheimsache: Rote Kapelle)Documentary FeatureCarl-Ludwig Rettinger Lichtblick Film GmbHBerlin Dreh
    20171917 - The Real OctoberDocumentary Feature, arte, RBB [de], SRF (vormals SF DRS) [ch]Katrin RotheKatrin Rothe Produktion
    2016SchlagerlandDocumentary, ARD [de]Arne Birkenstock C-Films (Deutschland) GmbH
    2016Hanni & Nanni - Mehr als beste FreundeFeature FilmIsabell ŠubaUFA Fiction GmbH [de]additional photography Zweite Kamera ARRI AMIRA
    2016Award Ink Studio - Lion DestructionCommercial Philipp Haeberlin Bubbles Film GmbH
    2016Joris - SommerregenMusic VideoKai Stänicke Mutter & Vater Productions GmbHALEXA Mini
    2016Nespresso - L'Atelier BerlinImage Film Philipp Haeberlin Bubbles Film GmbH
    2015Meine Brüder und Schwestern im NordenDocumentary FeatureSung Hyung Cho Kundschafter Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
    2015The Congo TribunalDocumentary FeatureMilo RauFruitmarket Arts & Media GmbH [de]

    Film projects in other capacities

    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2017Comedy Central NewsTV-Show, Comedy Central [de]Florian Baeker Anderthalb Medienproduktion GmbHgimbal system operator
    2017Rote Kapelle (aka Geheimsache: Rote Kapelle)Documentary FeatureCarl-Ludwig Rettinger Lichtblick Film GmbHgimbal system operator
    2016Hanni & Nanni - Mehr als beste FreundeFeature FilmIsabell ŠubaUFA Fiction GmbH [de]2nd unit dop ARRI AMIRA und ALEXA Mini
    2016Hanni & Nanni - Mehr als beste FreundeFeature FilmIsabell ŠubaUFA Fiction GmbH [de]steadicam operator
    2014Der letzte RemixDocumentaryOlaf HeldMonarda Arts GmbH [de] (vorm. RM Arts GmbH)1st assistant camera
    2014Die Nacht der NächteDocumentary FeatureMultipleS2R Film2nd unit dop
    2014Die Nacht der NächteDocumentary FeatureMultipleS2R Film1st assistant camera
    2013Stavangermedium length Film Arto SebastianFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]gaffer ALEXA
    2012IntermezzoShort Feature FilmNina Grosse Mafilm - Martens Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbHgaffer
    2012Sein letztes RennenFeature Film Kilian Riedhof Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion GmbH1st assistant camera A CAM 2DT, Test B CAM
    2012Über-Ich und DuFeature FilmBenjamin Heisenberg Komplizen Film GmbH [de]2nd unit dop 1DT München, RED Epic
    2012Über-Ich und DuFeature FilmBenjamin Heisenberg Komplizen Film GmbH [de]1st assistant camera 2Unit, 2DT
    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
    2012Terra MaXTV Series, ZDF [de]Johannes JaegerEver Emotion Media Group GmbH [de]2nd unit dop
    2012JugendliebeDocumentary Series, RTL Peter 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
    2011IZIA - So Much TroubleMusic VideoAsa MaderLes Improductibles, ParisDIT digital imaging technician
    2011Küss mich tieferShort Feature FilmEleni KatsoniFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]steadicam operator RED

    Basic data

    LanguagesEnglish (Fluent), French (Basic knowledge), German (Native speaker), Russian (Basic knowledge)
    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
    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)
    Immediate working areaBerlin
    1st residence (federal state or country)Saxony
    2nd residence (where applicablen)Berlin
    Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Cologne, Dresden, Leipzig, Munich, Vienna