johannes obermaier

cinematographer

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cinema feature checker tobi und das geheimnis unseres planeten

in cinemas 31 january 2019
watch on amazon prime, itunes, etc.

directed by martin tischner

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by megaherz filmproduktion

cast tobias krell, lars rudolph and many more

distributed by mfa+ film

locations greenland, india, vanuatu, tasmania, spain

shot on arri alexa mini

BR documentaryfiction die rückkehr des königs

directed by alexander saran

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by megaherz filmproduktion

cast angela ascher, sunnyi melles, thomas gottschalk, luise kinseher and more

tv premiere autumn 2020

shot on arri alexa mini

 

BR documentaryfiction die erfindung bayerns

directed by alexander saran

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by megaherz filmproduktion

cast angela ascher, ilse aigner, uli hoeneß, christian stückl, christian ude, konstantin wecker and more

tv premiere BR, october 22nd 2018, 21:00

commercial sky / 1.5 million

directed by ju lee

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by oki films

shot on arri alexa mini

commercial lidl / winfried undercover

6 spots

directed by flo friedrich

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by schokolade filmproduktion

agency m&c saatchi

shot on arri alexa mini

Oberammergauer Passionsspiele 2020

arte documentary feature passionsspiele oberammergau 2022

directed by alexander saran

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by megaherz filmproduktion

shot on arri alexa mini

tv premiere germany/france arte, postponed to 2022

mini-series jacqui & chrizy

pilot episode

directed by julie kreuzer

cinematography by johannes obermaier

commercial microsoft / christian hundertmark

directed by ju lee

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by gb film

agency wunderman

shot on arri amira

commercial intel / slippers

directed by ju lee

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by gb film

agency wunderman

shot on red dragon

commercial microsoft / benedikt böhm

directed by michael schmitt

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by gb film

shot on arri amira

commercial microsoft / toast n' egg

directed by ju lee

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by gb film

agency wunderman

shot on red dragon

documentary feature surkow

directed by grimmepreisträger artem demenok

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by dmitry davidenko

location russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

commercial zattoo / i have a stream

directed by mcqueen

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by who's mcqueen picture

agency zattoo inhouse

shot on arri alexa

 

 

 

 

 

 

arte documentary series streetphilosophy

directed by michael schmitt, swantje diönu-volkersdóttir

monochromatic cinematography by johannes obermaier, fabian uhlmann, benedict sicheneder, immanuel hick

produced by weltrecorder

tv premiere germany/france arte

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ARD documentary series maja turowskaja / fragments

directed by grimmepreisträger artem demenok

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by sergey selyanov

tv premiere russia russia kultura

tv premiere germany ard

 

 

 

 

 

 

documentary feature dungans - the history of an unknown people

directed by zunwas arbudu

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by zunwas arbudu

locations china, kyrgyzstan

 

 

 

 

 

 

3sat documentary feature arnold böcklin / der traum vom tod

directed by grimmepreisträger artem demenok

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by sfr, nzz film, cine impuls berlin

locations switzerland, italy

tv premiere germany 3sat

 

 

 

 

 

 

documentary series nobel perspectives

directed by michael schmitt

cinematography by johannes obermaier, nicolai mehring

produced by instant waves media

locations usa, gb

 

 

 

 

 

 

work

netflix original show frank elstner: wetten, das war's..?

directed by marcel behnke

director of photography johannes obermaier

produced by zoo agency berlin

host frank elstner

guests daniel brühl, joko winterscheidt, klaas heufer-umlauf, charlotte roche, lena meyer-landrut

international title "just one last question"

 

 

 

 

 

 

feature totale stille

directed by zarah ziadi

cinematography by johannes obermaier

produced by hff potsdam-babelsberg

shot on arri alexa

shooting in greenland / photo by georg lanz

johannes obermaier

cinematographer / director of photography / bildgestalter  for  commercials, documentary, fiction.

based in munich with worldwide cinematographic experience:

australia, china, great britain, greenland, hongkong, iceland, india, italy, kyrgyzstan, mongolia, nepal, russia, spain, switzerland, taiwan, united states of america, vanuatu.

 

 

for commercials

represented by bite management

bernadette graf

0049 89 306 67 856

bernadette at bite-management dot com

 

for documentary and fiction

0049 176 966 46 901

mail at johannesobermaier dot de

 

 

 

education

 

2013  graduated from film university babelsberg (former hff / hochschule für film und fernsehen konrad wolf)

         with cinematography diploma degree

         workshops with peter badel, benedikt neuenfels, hagen bogdanksi, michael hammon, tom bergmann and many more.

2007  internships camera rental, several tv series

2006  abitur in bavaria

1986  born in rosenheim, bavaria, germany

 

 

 

awards / screenings

 

2019  best cinematography at queen palm film festival for CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, won

2019  best cinematography at 7th indian cine film festival 2019 for CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, won

2019  most viewed documentary in german cinemas 2019 CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN

2019  best feature at queen palm film festival for CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, won

2019  grimme preis for DOCUPY - UNGLEICHLAND, participation, won

2019  filmfestival max ophüls preis CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, competition

2019  international nature film festival gödöllö CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, competition

2019  london international motion picture awards CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, competition

2019  sunback film festival kansas USA CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, competition

2019  swr doku festival 2019 CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, competition

2019  naturvision filmfestival 2019 CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, special mention

2018  prädikat "besonders wertvoll" for CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN, won

2017  grimme preis for artem demenoks SCHATTEN DES KRIEGES, participation, won

2016  artdocfest international film festival moscow SURKOW, special screening

2015  rusdocfilmfest new york city laurus award for best documentary SURKOW, competition

2015  artdocfest international film festival moscow MAJA TUROWSKAJA, competition

2014  filmfestival max ophüls preis TOTALE STILLE, competition

2014  filmfestival achtung berlin TOTALE STILLE, competition

2013  aaber award munich MANCHMAL HÖRT ES SO AUF..., 2nd

2013  international film festival of muslim cinema kazan THE DUNGANS, competition

2012  competition verband dt. filmhochschulen ERSTE KLAPPE, Won

2012  grenzland-filmtage TRUTHAHN UND DIAMANTEN, special screening

2011  cottbus filmfestival TRUTHAHN UND DIAMANTEN, special screening

2007  medienfestival berlin, competition

2006  oberstdorf filmgipfel, won

2006  crossmedia festival, 2nd

2006  director’s cut ulm, 2nd

2005  medienfestival berlin, competition

2004  fifa talente festival, won

 

 

 

filmography / cinematographer, director of photography

 

CHECKER TOBI 2 - DER UNSICHTBARE SCHATZ   Feature Film Cinema Sequel   Megaherz   directed by Johannes Honsell   2020-2022

NETFLIX ORIGINAL SHOW - FRANK ELSTNER: WETTEN, DAS WAR'S..?   Talk Show Series Netflix   Zoo Agency Berlin   directed by Marcel Behnke   2020

UBS - NOBEL PERSPECTIVES   Documentary Series   Zoo Agency Berlin   Washington DC, Toulouse   2020

DIE RÜCKKEHR DES KÖNIGS   Documentaryfiction BR   Megaherz   directed by Alexander Saran   2019

UBS - WOMEN IN ECONOMICS   Documentary Series   Zoo Agency Berlin   New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, London, Manchester, Paris, Mailand   2019-2020

SKY - 1.5 MIO COSTUMERS   Commercial   Oki Films   directed by Ju Lee   2019

PASSIONSSPIELE OBERAMMERGAU - DIE UNGLAUBLICHSTE GESCHICHTE DER WELT   arte Documentary Feature   Megaherz   directed by Alexander Saran   2019-2022

DOCUPY - HEIMATLAND   Documentary Series WDR / NETFLIX   BTF Köln   7 Days of Shooting   2019

NOBEL PERSPECTIVES LONDON  Documentary   ZooAgency   directed by Thomas Elstner   2018

SCHAEBENS - STIMMUNGEN   Commercial   Zoo Agency Berlin   directed by Aurelia Kanetzky   2018

LIDL - OPA WINFRIED   6 Commercial Spots   Schokolade Filmproduktion   directed by Flo Friedrich   2018

DIE ERFINDUNG BAYERNS   Documentaryfiction BR   Megaherz   directed by Alexander Saran   2018

NOBEL PERSPECTIVES NEW YORK  Documentary   ZooAgency   directed by Thomas Elstner   2018

MICROSOFT - GLAESER   Image   GB Film   directed by Katharina Woll   2018

DOCUPY - UNGLEICHLAND   Documentary Series WDR / NETFLIX   BTF Köln   directed by Michael Schmitt   5 Days of Shooting   2018

MILIEU   Documentary Series RBB   weltrecorder   directed by Matthias Weigel   1 Day of Shooting   2018

CHECKER TOBI UND DAS GEHEIMNIS UNSERES PLANETEN   Feature Film Cinema   Megaherz   directed by Martin Tischner   2017-2018

MEDIAMARKT - PHILOSOPHY   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Katharina Woll   2017

UFA BABELSBERG   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Katharina Woll   2017

JACQUI & CHRIZY   Mini-Series   directed by Julie Kreuzer   2017

ZATTOO - I HAVE A STREAM   4 Commercials   who's mcqueen picture   directed by Rainer Spix   2017

MICROSOFT - SUPERMAN   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Sandro Cannova   2016

SCHATTEN DES KRIEGES   Add. Footage   Documentary Feature   directed by Artem Demenok   2016

STREETPHILOSOPHY   TV Documentary Series   arte   Weltrecorder   directed by Michael Schmitt   2016

STREETPHILOSOPHY   Web Documentary Series   arte creative   Weltrecorder   dir by Moritz Dirks   2016

DELIVEROO   Commercial   Grabow & Bartetzko  Filmproduktion   directed by Michael Schmitt   2016

ZAUN AN ZAUN   Operator   TV Feature   ARD   Yalla Productions   DOP: J. Stäblein   2016   Add. 2 Days

SURKOW   Documentary Feature   Russia TV   Moscow, N. Nowgorod   directed by Artem Demenok   2016

VIMPAY   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Sandro Cannova   2016

DAK   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Katharina Woll   2016

BLABLACAR   Operator   Commercial   Who's McQueen   DOP: Jalaludin Trautmann   2016

ITERACON   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Erec Brehmer   2015

SATURN TRAILER   Commercial   GB Film   directed by David Onuora   2015

NOBEL PERSPECTIVES   Documentary Series USA, GB   Instant Waves   directed by M. Schmitt   2015

MICROSOFT 2 in 1 - Toast n' Egg   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Ju Lee   2015

MICROSOFT 2 in 1 - Slippers   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Ju Lee   2015

MICROSOFT 2 in 1 - E-Bike   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Ju Lee   2015

MICROSOFT STUTTGART   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Erec Brehmer   2015

MAJA TUROWSKAJA   Documentary Series Russia   directed by Artem Demenok   2015

MOTEL ONE   Commercial   GB Film   directed by David Onuora   2015

KUKA AUGSBURG   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Oli Schwamb   2015

FASSZEIT   Documentary   directed by Artem Demenok   2015

MICROSOFT 2 in 1 - Klinkenberg   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Michael Schmitt   2015

BERLINALE 2015   Documentary TV Russia Kultura   directed by Peter Shepotinnik   2015

MICROSOFT 2 in 1 - C100   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Ju Lee   2014

CATAMARAN III   Documentary   Sony FS700   produced by Catarina Jentzsch   2014

MICROSOFT 2 in 1 - Benedikt Böhm   Commercial   GB Film   directed by Michael Schmitt   2014

AUXO & DATEV   Image   GB Film   2014

NEPAL MONOCHROM   Photographic Film, black & white   Summit Club   Nepal   2014

BERLINALE 2014   Documentary TV Russia Kulura   directed by Peter Shepotinnik   2014

FASZINATION BUNKER   Image   directed by Simon Erhardt   2014

DER ROTE HAHN   Documentary   directed by Bernadette Knoller, Lydia Dykier   2014

ARNOLD BÖCKLIN Documentary Feature 3Sat   Switzerland, Italy   directed by Artem Demenok   2013

MEERESRAUSCHEN Short Film   directed by Bodo Fürneisen (Preproduction)

TOTALE STILLE Feature Film   directed by Zarah Ziadi   2012/13

CATAMARAN II   Documentary   produced by Catarina Jentzsch   2012

IN MIR   Short Film   directed by Mathieu Charrière   2012

ERSTE KLAPPE   Commercial   directed by Pablo Kaes   2012

MANCHMAL HÖRT ES SO AUF   Experimental   directed by Susanne Steinmaßl   2012

THE DUNGANS   Documentary China, Kyrgyzstan   directed by Zunwas Arbudu   2012

TAGTRÄUMER   Short Film   directed by Zarah Ziadi   Operator   2012

CATAMARAN I  Documentary   produced by Catarina Jentzsch   2011

DARK T - PRETTY LITTLE GIRL   Music Video   directed by Peter Lenkeit   2011

ZEITVERTREIB   Short Film   directed by Zarah Ziadi   2011

HOLLAND   Short Film   directed by Connie Walther   2011

TRUTHAHN UND DIAMANTEN   Short Film   16mm   directed by Daniel Abma   2010

FROM CIGARETTES AND WAR   Short Film   35mm   directed by Martina Widorski   2010

BAUME & MERCIER - VAU   Documentary   2010

UNDERDRESSED   Short Film   HDV + P&S   directed by Johannes Obermaier   2009

HOLZARENA   Commercial   directed by Andreas Holzmann   2009

DER KLEINE PRINZ   Ficitonal Film   directed by Lorenz Köhler   Operator   2009

MEDIENPREIS BABELSBERG   Studio Event   Operator   2009

THE GOOD ONE   Short Film   directed by Guido Stüwer   2009

SUBVERSIV 030   Documentary   16mm   directed by Steven Paul   2009

DOKUMENTARÜBUNG   Documentary   directed by Bernadette Knoller   2009

KOSTÜMPARTY   Short Film   directed by Susanne Steinmaßl   2008

DISGUSTING - POOL PARTY WEEKEND   Music Video   directed by Markus Krysa   2008

ZEITBESCHREIBUNG   Experimental   16mm   directed by Steven Paul   2008

HÖHENFLUG UND ABSTURZ   Application Film   directed by Johannes Obermaier   2007

 

 

additional experience / focus puller

 

digital cinema

MAZDA SKYACTIVE   ARRI Alexa Mini   Commercial   C: Malte Goy   2016

STORKOW KALIFORNIA   Sony FS7   Short Film   C: Jieun Yi   2016

LIEBLING, LASS DIE HÜHNER FREI   ARRI Amira   Feature Film   C: Matthias Reisser   B-Cam   2016

DOTA - RENNRAD   Sony FS7   Music Video   C: Jieun Yi   2016

BLIND UND HÄSSLICH   ARRI Amira   Feature Film   C: Jieun Yi   2015

DER GEILSTE TAG   ARRI Alexa M + Hawk Anamorphics   Feature Film   C: Bernhard Jasper   B-Cam   2015

LOOPING   Working Title: JADE   ARRI Alexa + Summilux   Feature Film ZDF   C: Jieun Yi   2015

METALOPHOBIA   RED Dragon 5K   Short Film   C: Matthias Reisser   2015

DER NANNY   ARRI Alexa + Hawk Anamorphics   Feature Film   D: Matthias Schweighöfer   Additional   2014

DIRTY HONKERS - GET FLAPPY   Black Magic 4K + Gimble   Music Video   C: Nicolai Mehring   2014

HAMMER & SICHL   ARRI Alexa Plus   TV Series BR   Additional   2014

SCHLIKKERFRAUEN   ARRI Alexa Plus   B-Camera   TV-Film SAT.1   C: Matthias Reisser   2014

PAY FRIENDZ   RED Epic 5K   Commercial   C: David Schittek   2014

FRONNY TEASER   RED Epic 5K   Short Film   C: Nicolas Hüther   2014

AUSSIE   BLACK MAGIC   Commercial   C: David Schittek   2013

ZATTOO   RED Epic 5K   Commercial   C: Marc Lontzek   2013

ANDERSWO   ARRI Alexa Plus   Feature Film   C: Johannes Praus

TEER   ARRI Alexa Plus   Feature Film RBB   C: Jieun Yi   D: Leonie Krippendorff

PENTHESILEA   RED Epic 5K   C: Nicolai Mehring   D: Stefan Kaufhold

CONTAINER   ARRI Alexa   Short Film   C: Nicolai Mehring   D: Thomas Brekle, ARTE

ALLES NEU   PDW-F800 + P&S   Short Film   C: Michel Unger   D: Bernd Böhlich

NOTORIOUS F.R.O.G.   RED One MX   Short Film   C: Marc Lonzek   D: Philipp Wenning

DIE ARTISTEN   PDW-F800 + P&S   Feature Film   C: Nicolai Mehring   D: Florian Gottschick

SCHAUSPIELÜBUNG   PDW-F800 + P&S   Short Film   C: Marc Lontzek

I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS   PDW-F800 + P&S   Short Film   C: Nicolai Mehring   D: Aelrun Goette

 

35mm

DREI MINUTEN KINDHEIT   Short Film   C: Jieun Yi   D: Nari Kim

AROUSAL   Short Film   C: Michel Unger   D: Marcus Heep

KUNSTLICHTÜBUNG   Short Film   C: Anja Läufer   D: Bernadette Knoller

 

16mm

PITCH BUILDS A BALL AND DESTROYS IT   Short Film   C: Philipp Meise   D: Udita Bhargava

DU SIEHST SO AUS, WIE ICH MICH FÜHLE   Short Film   C: Michel Unger   D: Marcus Heep

PLATZ AN DER SONNE   Short Film   C: Philipp Meise   D: Johanna Ickert

MAMA UND PAPA   Short Film   C: Anja Läufer   D: Bernadette Knoller

ÖZ KARDES   Short Film   C: Anja Läufer, Johanna Bergmann   D: Julia Rau

THARANDT   Short Film   C: Johanna Bergmann   D: Annegret Zettl

KAMERAABSCHLUSSÜBUNG   Short Film   C: Anja Läufer   D: Bernadette Knoller

STERBEN MACHEN   Short Film   C: Daniel Carsenty   D: Marcus Heep

POINT OF NO RETURN   Short Film   C: Guido Stüwer   D: Philipp Wenning

 

 

additional experience / gaffer

 

WINFRIED KRETSCHMANN   Commercial   C: Hannes Greisle   2016

FERIEN   Feature Film   C: Anja Läufer   2014

ALIBI AGENTUR   Series ZDF Neo   C: Timon Schäppi   2014

DER GAST   Feature Film RBB   C: Sebastian Klatt   2013

AUSSIE   Commercial   C: David Schittek   2013

DER VERHÖRRAUM   Short Film   C: David Schittek   2013

SCHMITKE   Feature Film   Czech Republic   C: Cristian Pirjol   2013

HAUSGMACHT   Short Film   C: Florian Geiss   2013

KOHLHAAS ODER DIE VERHÄLTNISMÄSSIGKEIT DER MITTEL   Feature Film   C: Cristian Pirjol   2012

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