Andreas Steffan Cinematographer, camera operator
Andreas Steffan

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 Filmuniversit√§t 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.

dop, 2nd unit camera, camera operator, drone operator, 1st ac
all genre

cinematography studies at HFF “Konrad Wolf” Potsdam-Babelsberg
graduated in 2011

member of the german society of cinematographers (bvk)
freelancing for ARRI R&D Testing
german and english speaking

shooting experiences in
austria, denmark, egypt, greece, iran, island, jordan, kosovo, macedonia, marocco, poland, russia, spain, sweden, swiss, uk, ukraine, united arab emirates