Axel Baumann


Axel Baumann, Cinematographer

Classes taught:
Cinematography and Sound I

Three-time Emmy nominated cinematographer, Axel Baumann has been working in film and television for more than twenty years.  Recent credits include Mission Blue (Netflix), Soundbreaking (PBS), The Great American Read (PBS); Sky & Ground (due to air on PBS) following a Syrian family at the heart of the refugee crisis and Grit, a feature documentary following an environmental activist directed by Academy Award winning producer/director Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander. 

Axel was awarded an Emmy for his cinematography on Carrier, a 10-part PBS series on the USS Nimitz, produced by Icon Films and directed by Maro Chermayeff. 

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March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops
February 12, 2019

March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops

We've got two weekend workshops coming up in March to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills. Read More
Fall 2019 info sessions
October 24, 2018

Fall 2019 info sessions

Interested in human stories?  Connected to social justice issues?  Explore the potential of a career in documentary storytelling at SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Read More
Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC
October 17, 2018

Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC

Fall begins and we’re excited to find some of our alumni and faculty’s new films at Doc NYC this year! Come and join us to watch some amazing films - grab some friends!Read More