Rainer M. Schulz - Rainer M. Schulz

The cameraman Rainer M. Schulz filming in the Bavarian Forest. Photo: Fritz Hartthaler

Rainer M. Schulz (* 1946 in Schlotheim ) is a German cameraman . [1]

Life

Rainer M. Schulz was born in Schlotheim / Thuringia in 1946 and spent his childhood and youth here. After graduating from high school in 1965, he earned an engineering diploma for acoustics at the Technical University of Dresden in 1970 and worked in East Berlin as a noise protection engineer at the GDR Building Academy .

From 1970 to 1976 he completed his studies at the College for Film and Television of the GDR in Potsdam- Babelsberg as a cameraman. For the next six years, from 1976 to 1981, he worked as a freelance image designer and photographer in East Berlin, until in 1981 he was employed as a cameraman at DEFA-Studio for documentary films . After its dissolution, he filmed from 1991 to 1995 as a freelance cameraman and also as a director cameraman. From 1995 to 2008 he was appointed professor for documentary camera work at the HFF in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Then exclusively freelance work as a cameraman and photographer.

In his work to date, Rainer M. Schulz has photographed around 80 documentaries and a few short films. He has worked for all of the documentary genres that have taken him around the world. His specialties are essays, portraits and reports. Films he photographed won top prizes at festivals in Amsterdam, Leipzig, Moscow, Oberhausen, Munich, Wismar and Marl.

Rainer M. Schulz realized many productions in close cooperation with director Dieter Schumann - including Wadan's World [2] , for which Rainer M. Schulz was honored with the German Camera Prize in Cologne in 2011 in the documentary / docudrama category.

Schulz is the father of a son from his first marriage and is married to the teacher Edeltraut Bastian in his third marriage. He lives in Berlin.

Filmography as a cameraman (selection)

  • 1973: Gustav J. (camera assistant to Christian Lehmann , director: Volker Koepp )
  • 1975: The hamster catcher from Hamersleben (Director: Hartmut Sommerschuh)
  • 1976: Good night and be nice (Director: Hartmut Sommerschuh)
  • 1977: Greetings from the Altmark (screenplay, director: Karl Gass )
  • 1977: Richard, der Bauer (Director: Karl Gass )
  • 1977–1980: Sieben Filmessays über Zoltán Fábri, Gábor Bódy, John Heartfield, Lew Tolstoi, Miclos Jancso, Kurt Maetzig, Lotte Loebinger and István Szabó (Regie: Ulrich Kasten und Fred Gehler)
  • 1979: Giant Journey (Direction: Ernst Cantzler )
  • 1981: Lerchenlieder (Direction: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1981: DEFA KINOBOX (Jg. 1981 / No. 2/3/5)
  • 1981: Zeitspiele (Direction: Kurt Barthel )
  • 1982: DEFA KINOBOX (born 1982 / No. 9/10/12/13/14/15/17/18/28) including: Afrikaner im Schee (also director), Larry Long (director: Joachim Tschirner ), swimming pool SEZ Berlin (also director)
  • 1983: DEFA KINOBOX (born 1983 / No. 19/20/23/24/26/27) including: Walzwerk Hettstedt (director: Joachim Tschirner), Dessauer Bauhaus (director: Michael Brandt), Caravan Theater (director: Joachim Tschirner), photographer in Athens (also director), soup kitchen (director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 1984: DEFA KINOBOX (born 1984 / No. 33/36) including: Georgi Dimitroffs Versteck (director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 1984: Say: Heaven. Even if there is none (Director: Joachim Tschirner)
  • 1984: Paule in Concert (Director: Lew Hohmann )
  • 1985: Departure (Director: Annelie Thorndike )
  • 1985: Locomotive in the garden (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1985: DES-CE-ES-DE (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1985: DEFA KINOBOX (born 1985 / No. 39/48) in it: Soap box race (director: Heinz Brinkmann )
  • 1985: Captain Schickedanz (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 1985: Canto General - Theodorakis (Director: Joachim Tschirner)
  • 1986: Toys for the weaker (Director: Karlheinz Mund )
  • 1986: Birth of a Queen (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1986: The Minoan Peace (Director: Joachim Tschirner)
  • 1987: Zeit-Raum - 46 hectares of primeval forest in Bohemia (Director: Roland Steiner)
  • 1987: Katrin (Director: Joachim Tschirner)
  • 1987: All ideas begin as a dream (Director: Annelie Thorndike)
  • 1987: Heinrich Hannover - Lawyer (Director: Roland Steiner)
  • 1988: The whole world should stay. Erich Fried / A Portrait (Director: Roland Steiner )
  • 1988: Information from Schwarza Premnitz (Director: Heinz Brinkmann)
  • 1988: People with Landscape (Director: Andreas Voigt )
  • 1988: The Order (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1988: Günter Wallraff (Director: Roland Steiner)
  • 1988: KINOBOX (born 1987 / No. 59) in: World Peace Conference Moscow (director: Roland Steiner)
  • 1989: Our Children (Director: Roland Steiner)
  • 1989: Theater (Director: Helga Porsch)
  • 1989: Neptune's Wonderful World (Director: Helga Porsch)
  • 1989: Pictures at an Exhibition (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1989: DEFA KINOBOX (born 1988 / No. 62) therein: Marx-Keramik (director: Jochen Kraußer) [3]
  • 1990: It Would Be Another Life (Director: Christel Maye)
  • 1990: Voices of the Past (Director: Günter Meier)
  • 1990: In the house - behind (also screenplay and direction)
  • 1990: Before it becomes a monster (Director: Günter Meier)
  • 1990: I don't see the sun here yet (Director: Heinz Brinkmann)
  • 1990: In Berlin October 16, 1989 - November 4, 1989 (Director: Team)
  • 1991: Once Upon a Time in East Berlin (Director: Cathy Levy)
  • 1991: Mona Stein (Director: Jürgen Pomorin)
  • 1992: Women in the Air (Director: Jochen Trauptmann)
  • 1992: Germanists in Uniform (Director: Jochen Trauptmann)
  • 1992: Willigrad Castle (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1992: Northern Lights (Director: Gerd Kroske )
  • 1992: Johanns Erbe (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1992: The Castle - based on Kafka (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1992: Katrins Hütte (Director: Joachim Tschirner)
  • 1992: Case No. 21548 (Director: Cathy Levy)
  • 1993: Grenzland - A Journey (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 1993: Dreams of Life (Direction: Petra Tschörtner / Kerstin Bastian)
  • 1994: Sailing to Uist (also screenplay and direction)
  • 1994: Tisza and Jens Peter (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1994: The Nice Easy Death (Director: Felix M. Krull)
  • 1995: Krzysztof Kieślowski (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 1995: Farewell, Orplith (Director: Thomas Klein)
  • 1995: Mr. Behrmann: Leben, Traum Tod (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 1995: Ryad from Damascus (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 1996: Women in Ravensbrück (Director: Jochen Kraußer)
  • 1996: A day at the Taj Mahal (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 1997: Big wide world (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 1998: No Home in Kurdistan (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 1998: Racking (Director: Joachim Tschirner)
  • 2000: Zone M (Director: Eduard Schreiber)
  • 2000: Father Salomon (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 2001: Mare on the grass roof - German emigrants in Chile (Director: Heinz Brinkmann)
  • 2001: Lampion - it's so good (Regie: Günter Kotte )
  • 2001: David @ New York (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 2003: With loaf and soul (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2004: Mecklenburg, so far, so close (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2004: Long after the battle: The end of an occupation (Director: Eduard Schreiber)
  • 2004–2010: Mecklenburg Profile - 15 episodes (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2005: Friendly Enemy Alien (Regie: John Burgan)
  • 2005: Behind Words (Regie: John Burgan)
  • 2006: The Mayor from Overseas (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2006: Motley and crooked (Director: Barbara Etz)
  • 2007: Sisters of God (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2007: Omar El Shamy (Director: Günter Kotte)
  • 2009: 24 h Berlin - A day in the life (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 2010: 20 x Brandenburg (Director: Andreas Voigt)
  • 2010: Wadan's World (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2011: Children of Composers (Director: Barbara Etz)
  • 2011: Dance with me into life (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2013: Stones, Dreams, Visions (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2014: Home of the Soul (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2014: Tanasee | Lake Tana - Ethiopia (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2015: When we were the future (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2016: terra incogna - history of bismuth (director: environmental film)
  • 2016: Succow - Weltverbesserer (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2019: Stony or Smooth (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2019: The Youngest Victims of the Wall (Direction: Sylvia Nagel and Carsten Opitz)
  • 2019: Status Mensch (Director: Dieter Schumann)
  • 2020: Ulli Wegner - The thirteenth round (Director: Heinz Brinkmann and Heiner Sylvester)
  • 2020: Lene and the spirits of the forest (together with Thomas Riedelsheimer - director: Dieter Schumann)

Weblinks

Individual evidence

  1. see CV for the German Camera Prize 2011
  2. Gebrüder Beetz: Wadans Welt
  3. Until 1989 mentioned exclusively as "Rainer Schulz" in the credits and staff lists.