Axel Baumann

Cinematographer

Axel Baumann, Cinematographer


www.axelbaumann.com

Classes taught:
Cinematography and Sound I

A native of Munich, Germany, Axel Baumann has been working in film and television for over twenty years. Based in New York, Axel has shot five feature films and numerous documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Sundance Channel, PBS, A&E, as well as commercials for Adidas, G.E., Execjets, Sony, IBM and Allstate. Axel has also shot for notable musical artists such as Peter Gabriel, YoYoMa, Lang Lang, Papa Wemba, The Bravery and Swiss Beats. Nominated three times for an Emmy, Axel won the second time for Carrier, a 10-part series on the USS Nimitz, produced by Icon Films and directed by Maro Chermayeff. His most recent film, Mission Blue, directed by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens, also earned Axel an Emmy nomination.

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Application Info Session Jan 22
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Application Info Session Jan 22

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Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings
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Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings

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NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives
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