A commercial production for Sony Mobile. I accompanied people & sports photographer Thomas Fähnrich on an outdoor shoot in the Thuringian Forest for Jack Wolfskin. Teams are deliberately kept small in these times and with the help of tethering from the Sony Xperia Pro, the photographer can stay in direct contact with the client via 5G and implement the desired changes directly.
Sony Europe Ambassador
Wie der ein oder andere vielleicht mitbekommen hat, bin ich seit Anfang 2020 offizieller Sony Ambassador und seither auch vermehrt vor der Kamera zu sehen.
Neben Tutorials und Coachings bin ich aber auch sehr oft zu diversen Live Talks als Dozent oder Referent eingeladen. Auf den Sony Alpha Days in Berlin habe ich live ein BMX-Shooting abgehalten und in der Kürze der Zeit meinen Workflow präsentiert. Mein liebster Platz ist nach wie vor hinter der Kamera, trotzdem habe ich hier für Kamera- und Technikinteressierte ein paar kleine Talk Sessions zusammengestellt.
Salam Aleikum - Silkroad Movie
Aboard the Orient Silk Road Express from Ashgabat to Almaty through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan along the legendary Silk Road trade route in Central Asia. An amazing train journey back in time, across three countries and several Unesco World Heritage sites.
I'm still fascinated from the beauty of Bukhara, Khiva or Samarkand. These cities are like a fairy tale of 1001 night. Islam plays an important role, but is lived here in its original and peaceful way. The people are very friendly, obliging and always give you a smile. I have rarely felt so welcome and taken in as I do here. I hope you can feel this spirit in my new short film - Salam Aleikum (سلام عليكم)!
Walden - FX3 Cinematic Short Film
I'm very glad to be one of the first filmmakers worldwide who got the chance to film a short film with the new Sony FX3 Cinema Line camera before the official product launch. With my background in travel, advertising and music videos, the Sony FX 3 inspired me to create a low-light and cinematic short film in the snowy deep forest of my homeland Thuringia in the middle of Germany. I wanted to take advantage of the camera’s new features and make a story that only it could help me tell.
Walden is a short film inspired from Henry David Thoreau’s book, about a man retreating from modern society to live a simple life in the midst of nature, in a nostalgic cabin in the middle of the woods. Longing to find relaxation and peace, the man enjoys the quiet and pure life around his cabin. He suddenly falls back into his old habit and turns into a tech nerd - uploading his pictures in social media and reconnecting with the world. Happily exhausted after this flashback into old habits, he finds balance again in nature and silence. He disconnected to find himself reconnected to inner peace, discovering balance between his modern world way of thinking and nature.
Thanks to Sony, DJI, Smoke Factory, Skisportverein Erfurt, Thüringer Bergsteigerbund, Neue Gehlberger Hütte & Pension Oberhof 810M for the support. And of course also to the best crew out there:
Director of Photography & Editor: Dennis Schmelz Co-Director/Editor, Lighting & Audio: Christian Fleischer BTS, Photos & B-Roll: Pascal Blaurock Main Actor: Klemens Niklaus Trenkle Music & Sound Design: Friedhelm Mund Drivers: Marco Willnauer & Stefan Klügling