Hey! I'm Johannes,
DoP from Cologne.

My specialization lies in
feature films, commercials, and Virtual Reality (VR/XR).

Elliptical Visuals.
Let's compose.

Am I on set & in flight mode? Send me a message!
Available from Cologne, Berlin, Munich.
hey@johannesschmuelling.com
+49 170 979 6000
»Auster« screened at the Student World Impact Film Festival

»Auster«

»Die Mathematik der Dinge« was selected for the Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival.

»Die Mathematik der Dinge«

»Auster« premiered at the 50th Sehsüchte Film Festival

»Auster«

»Die Mathematik der Dinge« won the German Newcomer Film Award at the up-and-coming Film Festival.

»Die Mathematik der Dinge«

»Auster« won at the Female Filmmakers Festival.

»Auster«

»Auster« was shown at the Boston Women's Film Festival.

»Auster«

Philosophy

Looking back, my childhood was a wild visual trip. I saw specific colors for certain objects, and the images of my surroundings imprinted during my thought processes. I wanted to get into film early on, but ended up behind the camera more by chance.
For me, film is an experiment: exploring questions, playing out scenarios, and constantly discovering something unusual and new visually. I appreciate radical cinematic ideas and improvisation. I particularly enjoy immersing myself in another world with the characters, empathizing, and dancing with the camera. I find the appeal in omission and the beauty in reduction. I gain access to the external perspective through the audience, which I find very enriching.

Biography

Since 2020 Director of Photography / Cinematographer in the fields of feature film, commercials, and Virtual Reality (VR/XR)
Since 2020 Numerous productions as DoP / Cinematographer in stereoscopic Virtual Reality (VR) for CAVE applications of Viscon GmbH
2021 Bachelor of Arts - Film, specializing in Cinematography
2017 - 2021 Bachelor's degree in Film / Cinematography at ifs internationale filmschule köln
2016 - 2017 Training as a media designer for image and sound at »Deutsche Welle«
2015 - 2016 Minor film roles
2015 A levels
2010 Member of the youth ensemble at »Theas Theater«
1995 Born in Bensberg and raised in Overath
 
★★★★★

»Johannes' art lies in bringing the essence of the characters to life on screen through his images. His visual style resonates with a poetry that stems from his deep empathy for the characters and life itself. Framing and movement are always the result of a clear decision he makes with regard to the project's vision. He shapes the visual language with exceptional dramaturgical precision and visual brilliance.«

Antonia Uhl
Director of »Auster«
★★★★★

»I really enjoy working with Johannes because he looks very closely and guarantees perfect quality. At the same time, he creates a good atmosphere on set in a charming way, is also open to undogmatic guerrilla methods during filming and thus achieves the best results. He has a wide range of filming experience and is always doing pioneering work. I am happy that I was able to win him over for 'Silent Disco', as his vision from the preparation on the mise-en-scène to post-production gave the project the essential polish.

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