Born in 1984, I realized at the age of nine that I want to become a cinematographer. At the age of sixteen I started off as cable guy at a local TV broadcaster and shortly got promoted to be camera assistant and studio manager as well. After finishing school in 2003 I commenced professionalisation in being assistant to a Studio specialized in commercial photography. Finally, in late 2005 I started to study cinematography at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg - back then known as HFF “Konrad Wolf” - and happily graduated in 2011. During my studies I shot numerous short movies as DoP and, of course, learned a lot about Dos and Don’ts. During that time I was a rookie 1st or 2nd AC at countless student and professional film sets. Since 2011 I am able to call myself professional 1st AC. I am passionate about documentaries as well as movies which are based on actual persons and/or events - to dunk into a world which is different to my own daily life is what I love about being a professional filmmaker. Based in Munich I collaborate with national and international productions as 1st AC and camera operator within Germany and worldwide. I always enjoy traveling. Making movies in foreign countries are extraordinary challenging and at the same time very refreshing and special - they’ve become the most remarkable experiences to me. I defintely love what I do! Becoming 1st AC has been and is a logic step to me but I will never loose track in what I want to become since I was a kid - cinematographer.
Being Local
Being Local

Andreas Steffan.

2008, United Arab Emirates, Germany. vo Arabic. 27’