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Bernhard Beutler, Cameraman

Bernhard Beutler is a freelance cameraman (BVFK), Berlin and world wide. Years of experience in reportage, documentation, live broadcast and editing.

Bernhard Beutler, Kameramann, in the coal mining area of east Germany

In the coal mining area of east Germany

Bernhard Beutler, Cameraman, filming Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt

Bernhard Beutler, Berlin-based cameraman, filming Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, during the Arab Spring


Bernhard Beutler ist zertifizierter Kameramann (BVFK)

Bernhard Beutler is a certified cameraman (BVFK)

Resumé/ Filmography

Personal details

Name:
Bernhard P. Beutler, BVFK zert.
Address:
Leinestraße 48
D-12049 Berlin
Germany
Telephone:
+49-30-627 09 811
Mobile phone:
+49-172-962 962 8
Telefax:
+49-30-627 09 237
Email:
office (a) filmriss (d) tv
Contact form
Year and place of birth:
1968 in Siegen, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany
Languages:
German (native), English (fluent), French (basic)

 

Education

Year
Education/Activity
2018
Seminar “Health and safety measures in film industry“
Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse (BG ETEM), Educational establishment Augsburg
2017
Refresher training “Tactical First Aid in War Zones and Areas of Crisis”
CTC Medical GmbH, Berlin
2016
Appointment as Examiner for Camera, Edit, and Sound Engineers by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Berlin, Germany
2015
Vice President of BVFK (German Society of Television Cameramen)
2015
Certified Cameraman by BVFK (German Society of Television Cameramen)
2015
Advanced training “Tactical First Aid in War Zones and Areas of Crisis”
CTC Medical GmbH, Berlin
2014
Awarded “Best film by a German filmmaker or a filmmaker residing in Germany” by the film festival XXIX. Black International Cinema for the documentary “Joaquin La Habana – LivingBetweenWorlds”
2012
Refresher Course “First Aid in War Zones”
bonowi, Mainz, Germany
2012
Workshop “Production according to the ‘Loudness’-rules R128 of EBU” bpm/RTW, Berlin
2010
Member of the German Society of Television Cameramen (BVFK)
2007
Seminar High Definition “Hands on HD” Master class, Instructor: Michael Ballhaus, ASC; nordmedia/bandpro
2007
“Advanced Camera Stabilisation” (Advanced training Steadicam), Sachtler Academy Munich
Instructor: Curt O. Schaller, bvk
2006
Qualification as EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) includes qualification for early defibrillation
2004/2005
Living abroad, Second home in Johannesburg, South Africa
2004
Advanced Training “Protection and Behaviour in Areas of Crisis” in Wildflecken, Department of Defense, Germany
Qualified to work as a cameraman and journalist in war zones with high intensity hostile action
2003
Training Steadicam operator Film School Vienna
Passed with certificate
2003
Workshop on High Definition production
nordmedia/Sony, Hamburg, Germany
2003
Worked in Iraq during the war for ZDF as cameraman and editor
2003
Basic Training “Protection and Behaviour in Areas of Crisis” in Hammelburg,
Department of Defense, Germany
since 2000
Working as freelance cameraman for ZDF, ARD, NDR, tm3, RTL2, MTV and various production companies
2000
Foundation of filmriss as film production and broadcast service company
2000
Worked first as assistant cameraman, then as cameraman for Zoom GmbH Cologne/Berlin, documentary/news/magazines
2000
Internship with the fictional TV series “Klinikum Berlin Mitte” (Prod.: Novamedia, Munich/Phoenix Film, Berlin, for Pro7)
ab 1998
Classes at Film School Hamburg e.V., Germany
Instructor Light and Director of Photography: Wolfgang Treu, bvk,
Instructor Directing: Jürgen Haase
1997
Foundation of na logo! as service company for graphics design, photography, and advertising agency. Art Director for the boulevard print magazine „Ein Kessel Buntes“, Burda-Verlag. Freelance graphics designer and photographer, photos were printed in various books and magazines.
since 1989
additionally various engagements as sound and light engineer for live performances, permanent sound engineer of the group „Rosenstolz“;
assignments as composer for experimental films by Michael Brynntrup, shown in the Museum of Modern Arts, New York
1988
Moved to Berlin, then working as employee, mostly in computer-related businesses, as graphics designer, later in marketing department and head of public relations.
1988
finished school in Siegen, West-Germany. Passed Advanced Level, average of marks 1.8


Filmography

Year
Title Film & TV (excerpt)
Task
TV station/ Customer
2017
COP 23: Fiji – UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn
Cameraman/Editor
ZDF/West­end TV
2017
Reports from Libya, covering refugees and travel routes
Cameraman/Editor
ZDF/West­end TV
2017
“A Perfect Heist”: Fictional Short Movie [Watch the video]
Director of Photography
MET Film School/ Paul Becker
2015
Reports from areas of crisis: Hungary and Iraq, concerning the refugee crisis
Cameraman/Editor
ZDF/West­end TV
2015
Music CD: “Joaquín La Habana: My Own Free Way”
[Watch the music video] [more information about the CD]
Composer, Music Producer, Photographer, Graphic Design
Ahoi Tunes
2015
Prime Minister Modi in Berlin
Cameraman/​Editor
Times Now (India)
2014
Reports in war zones: Iraq, Ukraine
Cameraman/​Editor
ZDF/West­end TV
2013
“Familienfälle: Der eingebildete Kranke”, Soap/​Scripted Reality
Cameraman
Sat.1/filmpool
2013
“Joaquin La Habana – LivingBetweenWorlds”, Feature-length documentary, [Watch the trailer/ Information about the film]
Screenplay, Director of Photography, Director, Editor
filmriss
2012
„Abenteuer Arte: Lise Meitner – mother of the nuclear bomb“, Documentary with reenactment
Gaffer (Chief Lighting Technician) for fictional scenes (reenactment) in Berlin
arte/​West­end TV
2012
“Familienfälle: Frau versucht nach Haftentlassung ihres Mannes ein neues Leben zu beginnen“, Soap/​Scripted Reality
Cameraman
Sat.1/filmpool
2012
“Familienfälle: Mutter will ihre Tochter aus Sex-Falle befreien“, Soap/​Scripted Reality
Cameraman
Sat.1/filmpool
2012
arte Metropolis: Digital books
Cameraman
arte/ West­end TV
2012
Berlin Bread and Butter: Fashion label release [Watch video]
Director, Editor
Guerilla Styles
2011
10 years Information Centre Mobile Communication, Image film
Director of Photography
hick-pix
2011
“Widerstand im Naturparadies: Der Kampf gegen das AKW Kaminoseki”, Documentary
Editor
ZDF info/ West­end TV
2011
Reports about the earthquake and the nuclear catastrophe in Japan [Watch video]
Cameraman, Editor
ZDF/ West­end TV
2011
Reports about the uprising in Egypt and Libya: Several pieces for heute, heute journal, auslandsjournal, Was nun Nahost? etc. [Watch video]
Cameraman, Editor, Lighting Cameraman (Studio Cairo)
ZDF/ West­end TV
2011
Berlin Fashion Week, Promo-Trailer [Watch video]
Cameraman, Editor
Munich Fashion TV/ Agentur Stadtgespräch
2010
State visit Mari Kiviniemi
Cameraman
MTV3/Storytime Oy (Finland)
2010
“Anares” – CO2 free aircraft
Cameraman
Discovery Channel/ Westend TV
2009
“We are family special: Ossi meets Wessi”, Docu-Soap
Cameraman
Pro7/​ Joker TV
2009
“Tangerine Dream live in Berlin”, Concert film [Watch video]
First Cameraman,, Steadicam
bb Film
2009
“Die Superlehrer”, Docu-Soap
Cameraman
Sat.1/​ Constantin
2009
“Škoda Velothon Berlin 2009”, Image film
First Cameraman
Škoda/Gate Communication
2009
“Tag in Nachtgestalt”, Music video [Video ansehen]
First Cameraman
Coen
2008
“Die Tierambulanz”, Reportage
First Cameraman
RTL/Joker Entertai­nment
2008
“Tangerine Dream live in Eindhoven”, Concert film
First Cameraman, Steadicam
bb Film
2008
“Schattenkrieg in Thailand: Die Witwenfarm”, Documentation
Journalist, Cameraman
arte/​ krossover Media
2007
“Susan – Familienhilfe mit Herz”, Docu-Soap
Cameraman
RTL
2007
“The Art of Seduction”, fictional short film/ dance film [Watch video]

Screenplay, Director, Camera, Steadicam, Editor

filmriss
2007
“Asante Sana” Promotional Trailer, New Year’s Eve Show of the World Music Company [Watch video]
Camera, Editor
Henn Promotion
2006
various live broadcasts (News)
Cameraman (Live/SNG)
a-medialynx
2006
Elections in Saxony-Anhalt, Live reporting
Cameraman (Live/SNG)
ARD/MDR/​ a-medialynx
2006
“Tangerine Dream live in Berlin”, Concert film
Cameraman, Steadicam
bb Film
2006
“viva live”, Live-Show
Cameraman (Live/Studio)
viva/​ a-medialynx
2005
“Gala Glamour Days”, Image film/​Promotional Video Clip
Editor
Eduscho/​ W. Shandwick
2005
shot various interviews and concerts, such as REM, Snoop Dogg, The Game
Cameraman
MTV
2005
“Usher – All About Your Fear”, fictional short film
Cameraman, Steadicam
acm pictures
2004
various work for “nano” (science magazine) and “aspekte” (cultural magazine)
Cameraman
3sat
2004
“MTV-Designerama: Behind the Scenes”
Cameraman
MTV
2003
various work and pieces for “Panorama” (political magazine)
Cameraman
ARD
2003
various work and pieces for “Zapp” (media magazine)
Cameraman
NDR
2003
“30th Berlin Marathon”, Image video for smart cars
Cameraman
smart/​ luxure filmprod.
2003
Covering the war in Iraq (Gulf War II) [Watch video]
Cameraman, Editor
ZDF
2002
“Joy’s House – Reisen zu sich und anderen”, Documentary about tourism and Aids in Thailand [Watch video]
Cameraman
krossover Media
since 2002
Frequently covering news, mostly federal politics
Cameraman
ZDF
2002
“Last Supper”, fictional short movie Nomination on Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA [Watch video]
Producer, Screenplay, Cameraman,
filmriss
2001
“Spinner, Spanner, Aussteiger: Deutsche in Phnom Penh”, Documentary about Germans in Cambodia
Cameraman
RTL2
2001
“Das Kloster der Opiumpfeife”, Documentary about drug addicts in a monastery in Thailand
Cameraman
a-verbal
since 2000/2001
Covering news
Camera assistant
ZDF
2000
“Theresienstadt – Die Reise” and “Theresienstadt – Fragmente einer Reise” (Berlinale 2000) Documentary about school children visiting the former concentration camp of Therezin, Czechnia
Cameraman
Eikon Film
2000
shot about 80 personal portraits, about 3 minutes each, for daily show on singles
Cameraman
tm3
2000
“Klinikum Berlin Mitte”
Internship Sound
Pro7
1988–1999
Participated in various no-budget-productions


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