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Thomas Bresinsky, Munich (D)

School: ZeLIG - School for Documentary, Television and New Media
Field of Teaching: Photography
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Major Achievements: director of photography

Thomas Bresinsky was born 1962 in Munich. 1984 after highschool and civil-service he studies philosophy in Munich. He meets a filmstudent and helps him out. This experience triggers his interst in camerawork. He starts to work for 4 years professionally as gaffer, cameraassistent and stillphotographer for various commercials and feature film productions. (Among others he worked with Kay Gauditz, Pascal Hofmann, Walter Lindenlaub, Thomas Mauch)
1990 he studies at Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film/München in feature film department. As director he had done two shortfilms "THE KISS" and "FAST FOOD" and a documentary "FUN AND BOREDOM", 87 min., about a probation officer working with "right wing" youths.
Since 1991 he works professionally as director of photography for documetaries, commercials and feature films.
Shooting documentaries he gatherd experience in Italy, USA, Poland, Romania, Turky, India and North-Africa. He speaks fluently English and Italian. In workshops with Carlo di Palma A.I.C. (D.o.P. of Woody Allen and M. Antonioni) and Billy Williams B.S.C. (academy award for best photography for "Gandhi") he expanded his knowlegde of lighting and camerawork. Working for Michael Ballhaus A.S.C. and Eduardo Piotraszeewski A.S.C. as camera operator he got his skill for feature film photography.
As director of photography he is shooting film 35mm, Super 16 as well as Digital-Beta and HDCam.

films as director of photography:
Se Non Mi Vuoi - Wenn du nicht willst!, Germany/Italy. fiction, 35mm, 80 Min., dir.: Miriam Pucitta
- Prädikat wertvoll, best 1. film Biberacher Filmtage -
Magic Love, Ger/Chin. fiction, Digital Beta 16:9, 24 x 45 Min., dir.: Alex Lau Kok Ho, für CCTV (China)
Julia & Ahmed - commercial, 35mm, 1 Min., dir.: Emil Hye-Knudsen, cinema
- Prädikat besonders wertvoll -
Das Klassenbuch, documentary, Super 16, 60 Min., dir.: Astrid Gabler, BR
- noinated for european documentary prize
Die letzten Reiter, documentary, Super 16, 70

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