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Urban Genesis – official trailer

Urban Genesis

documentary feature, 96 minutes

Ethiopian farmers and a team of international architects have joined forces to tackle the problem of rural exodus. Deep in the African hinterlands, the unequal participants are building a small model town that could point the way out of the globally worsening migration crisis.

Director: Dodo Hunziker

Script: Dodo Hunziker, Yared Zeleke

Cinematographer: Frank Schwaiger, Pierre Reischer

Additional cinematography: Efrem Mekonnen

Editors: Anja Bombelli, Gisela Castronari-Jaensch

Composer: Ivo Ubezio

Sound Design: Peter von Siebenthal

Color Grading: Pierre Reischer

Production: Corinna Dästner, Urs Schnell

World Sales: Rushlake Media GmbH

Distribution Switzerland: Royal Film

On 09, Sep 2019 | In | By admin

THE BOMB – Trailer

Germany – 2019 – Colour – 21’ – directed by Dima Hamdan

director of photography: Frank Schwaiger

Wasim and his mother haven’t been getting along for a while. When the police ask them to evacuate their home in Berlin for one night to excavate a World War II bomb that’s been discovered in the area, more feelings of anger and hurt come to the surface.

On 19, Aug 2019 | In | By admin

TK – Onboarding

Corporate Film for Techniker Krankenkasse 2018

director: Oliver Frohnauer
DoP / Steadicam: Frank Schwaiger
Production Company: TVN

VW – Tiguan Offroad

Germany 2018

Director: Bastian Görgens
DoP: Frank Schwaiger
Agency: Grabarz & Partner

VW – Grand California

Germany 2018

Director: Bastian Görgens
DoP: Frank Schwaiger

Agency: Grabarz & Partner

DLRG – Rettet die Bäder

Germany, 2018

Director: Oliver Frohnauer
DoP: Frank Schwaiger
Produktion: TVN

Steadicam Reel 2017

Steadicam OP Frank Schwaiger (bvk)

Berlin – Hamburg – worldwide

Some of my Steadicam work of the recent years! Have fun.

I am a Hamburg and Berlin based DoP and Steadicam Operator.

Camera movement is not only a craft but an art. It needs a lot of experience to make the right decisions at the right time synched to the scene and according to the emotions of the characters.

Every single job I am working my butt off to get there. 20+ years of experience help me with it.

Forgotten Army – Die vergessene Armee

2017, documentary feature, 88 min

director: Signe Astrup

producers:  Signe Astrup, Costanza Julia Bani, Fabian Diering

production company: Sineast

dop: Frank Schwaiger (bvk)

When the Berlin Wall crumbled down in 1989 and six months later East and West Germany united, more than 250.000 highly skilled East German soldiers lost their jobs, their homeland and everything they believed in.
Stasi officers, border guards, and police agents social image plummeted from “model citizens” to criminal perpetrators blamed for their part in Germany’s dark 20th century history.
More than 25 years later filmmaker Signe Astrup meets some of those former GDR soldiers who today find themselves living on the edge of society. Some cling to the their old beliefs and vows of loyalty to the GDR where their identity and future were clear and life had meaning.

Als am 9. November 1989 die Berliner Mauer fiel, wurde auch die Nationale Volksarmee (NVA) der DDR mit einen Schlag überflüssig. Sie hatte als Machtinstrument der Sozialistischen Einheitspartei (SED) ausgedient. Im Zuge der offiziellen Auflösung der NVA ein knappes Jahr später wurden nur knapp 11.000 Soldaten längerfristig in die Bundeswehr übernommen; hunderttausende ehemalige DDR-Streitkräfte standen hingegen plötzlich auf der Straße. Seit über 25 Jahren sind sie nun Bürger der Bundesrepublik. Doch sind sie auch alle Teil unserer Gesellschaft geworden? Und wie gehen sie mit der eigenen Vergangenheit um?

On 10, Oct 2016 | In | By admin

Nod One’s Head – I’m Mad

director: Jade Mortimer
producer: Martin Koddenberg
dop: Frank Schwaiger (bvk)

On 03, Feb 2015 | In | By admin

Shany Cosmetics

Germany 2014, color


shot on Sony F5 with Cooke Zoom