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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Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More
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