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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DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films
October 24, 2017

DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films

Fall is upon us and that means DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, is right around the corner.  SVA SocDoc is thrilled to announce a full lineup of alumni and faculty films and panels. Read More
Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)
October 20, 2017

Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)

Are you interested in combining social activism and creativity? Passionate about storytelling? The Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings
September 28, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings

If you're interested in joining SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film program, we encourage you to come by for a tour of the department, and to sit in on our weekly screening series that comprise our Process & Style class on Thursday evenings. Read More
7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
 
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More