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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Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available
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Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available

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Alumni Editing Fellowship
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Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 7) are invited to apply for the first ever SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.
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Spring Festivals!
March 20, 2018

Spring Festivals!

Spring feels like Festival Season & we are zipping around North America this month with films from our prolific faculty and alumni. SocDocers are attending many festivals – we hope to see you around!
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Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview
February 14, 2018

Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview

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