New Cinematography Reel online!

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SHOWREEL: THE CHILDREN OF MY SISTER, 2015 Feature Film, ZDF, 90 Minutes, Sweden Director of Photography: Sebastian Wiegärtner B-Cam Operator: Christian Knöpfle A-Cam 1st AC: Max Brinkschulte B-Cam 1st AC: Julian Hanschke 2nd AC: Lukas Wanderer Gaffer: Kai Giegerich Camera System: ARRI Alexa, Sony A7s Lenses: Carl Zeiss Standard Primes Filtration: Schneider Hollywood Blackmagic Director: Marco Serafini Production: Bavaria Film SHOWREEL MUSIC: Alexander Desplat – The Immitation Game

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Short-Film: Istanbul

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Longer write-up about Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 coming soon! Shot in Istanbul with the Nikon D4 and D800. Everything until the timelapse was shot with the Nikon D4, very soft if you are using the full frame sensor, very sharp in crop mode! I used the D800 after the timelapse shot! Very happy with the results. D800 is very sharp. Everything recorded internally! Graded in 20 minutes with Davinci Resolve Lite. Music: Brian Tyler – Coming of Age

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Short-Film: TUMULUS

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Finally it’s online. My very first narrative short film. I’m not able to write an extensive blog post right now, because I’m fighting against the jetlag in my hotel room in Las Vegas. This short film was shot with the new Carl Zeiss Compact Primes CP.2 Super Speed lenses! We shot the whole piece in three days with only three lenses: The 35mm 1.5, 50mm 1.5 and the 85mm 1.5. Hope you enjoy it, I also added a very long and hopefully interesting making of video! TUMULUS BTS from Sebastian Wiegärtner on Vimeo.  

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Corporate-Film: medi

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A corporate film for the company »medi«. Medi is a worldwide leading company in producing high quality compression socks. medi.de Shot w/ Canon 7D. Lenses: Canon 24-70 mm L 2.8 Canon 100 mm L IS 2.8 Sigma 30 mm 1.4 Gear I used for the shoot: Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly Traveller 2.0 Kessler Crane K-Pod Kessler Crane Hercules Head Kessler Crane Pocket Jib CINEROID EVF Genus Wide Mattebox Schneider Optics 4×4 ND Filter Manfrotto 546GBK + 504HD head Denz Support System Denz Carbon Rods Denz Mini Follow Focus Music: Doug Collins “Another World”

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Short Film: Nela

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Short film about my baby girl Nela, which I shot on her first day on planet earth (18th December 2011). Love my girls Eva, Annabelle and Nela. x facebook.com/wiegaertnerfilms twitter.com/wiegaertner For all the geeks: Canon C300 Pre Production Model C-Log 720/50 frames per second Canon 24-70mm L 2.8 Canon 100mm L 2.8 IS macro Zeiss 85mm 1.4 ZF.2 Zeiss 50mm 2.0 macro ZF.2 Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly 2 feet Music: James Newton Howard – Lady in the Water – End titles

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Documentary: Hebendanz Brewery

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English version with subtitles: German version without subtitles: Sony F3 S-Log version without grading: This is a short documentary about the brewer Fritz Hebendanz in Northern Bavaria. www.brauerei-hebendanz.de Shot with my Sony F3 and the S-Log firmware upgrade. I also used a KiPro Mini and recorded at 4:2:2 10-Bit ProRes HQ. S-Log is a great feature and worth every penny. It’s like buying a new sensor for the F3 – it simple doubles the sensitivity of the sensor. Here is a short test clip, which I shot with S-Log: Other gear I used for the documentary: Carl Zeiss CP.2 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm Sachtler Cine 7+7HD tripod Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly 2 feet 2x Litepanels 1×1 3x Dedolights Denz Mini Follow Focus Denz Sony F3 Support System with Rods KiPro Mini recorder Genus Elite Mattebox Schneider Optics Polarizer 4×4 We shot this short documentary in about 16 hours. The whole film was edited and color corrected in 14 hours. You can find some Behind the Scenes Photos on my Facebook Page.

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Short Film: REEF

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A short test film using the Technicolor CineStyle Picture Profile for Canon DSLRs (Click here for more info about the Picture Profile​). For Eric Kessler from kesslercrane.com Music: Thomas Newman – New fish Side by side comparison of the Technicolor CineStyle Profile: Shot w/ Canon 7D Picture Profile: Technicolor CineStyle Lenses: Canon 24-70 2.8 L, Canon 100 mm 2.8 L IS Support: Kessler Crane Pocket Jib Shot in 720p 50 frames, slowed down with Cinema Tools to 25p. Color Correction with Magic Bullet Looks. Here are a few BTS photos:

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Short-Film: Paris Fashion Week

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Finally I’m allowed to publish a short film about my work for Wolfgang Joop and Galeria Kaufhof during the Paris Fashion Week! It was such a great experience to work in the fashion industry. Thanks to Frank Suffert, Producer and Director of the whole project. It’s always great to work with you! Director / Producer / DP: Frank Suffert starloungetv.com Director of Photography / Editor / Colourist: Sebastian Wiegärtner wiegaertnerfilms.com, wiegaertner.com Shot w/ Canon 5D Mark II and Denz Canon 7D w/ PL-Mount Lenses: ZEISS CP.2 35 mm ZEISS CP.2 50 mm ZEISS CP.2 85 mm Support: Manfrotto 504HD w/ 546GBK legs Kessler Pocket Dolly Traveller 2.0 Genus Elite Mattebox Schneider Optics 4×4 ND-Filters Denz Support System w/ Carbon Rods Denz Mini Follow Focus Here you can find more BTS stuff with loads of photos and videos!

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Image-Film: Chocolate Manufacture

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Corporate Film for pralinen-pieger.de 720p / 50fps Graded in Apple Color, additional exposure adjustments in Magic Bullet Looks. Shot w/ Canon 7D Kessler Pocket Dolly Traveller 2.0 Manfrotto 504 HD w/ 546 GBK legs Lenses: Canon 24-70 mm 2.8 Canon 100 mm 2.8 L IS macro Music: Brahms Ever Softler Grows My Slumber Shooting conditions: Very small room with no daylight! I used normal light bulbs and candles to get a warmer feeling… If you have any questions feel free to write a comment!

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Web-Film: Schloss Thurn Western Town

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Shot with a Canon 7D and Carl Zeiss Compact Primes (35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm). Timelapse sequenze shot with Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8. Night shots at ISO 1.600. Support: Manfrotto 504HD + 546GBK Kessler Pocket Dolly Traveller 2.0 Manfrotto 501HD Genus Elite Mattebox Schneider Optics Polarizer 4×4 Denz Support System w/ Carbon Rods Denz Mini Follow Focus Client: Schloss Thurn Web-Film for their new event-website www.schloss-thurn-events.de, which my advertisment agency has developed.

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