Thomas Eirich-Schneider

Weitere Namen
Thomas Schneider (Weiterer Name)
Director of photography, Producer, Unit production manager, Location manager
Pirna

Biography

Thomas Eirich-Schneider was born in Pirna 1984. In 2004, he moved to Berlin, where he completed an internship at Ö Filmproduktion. He then began studying TV production at the Dekra Media Academy in Berlin and started working for X Filme Creative Pool. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2007 and spending time as an assistant production manager at X Filme, Eirich-Schneider decided to change his career from production to cinematography. He first worked as a cameraman on various commercials and music videos.

From 2009 to 2014, he completed a diploma in camera studies at the University of Film and Television 'Konrad Wolf' in Potsdam-Babelsberg. During these years, Eirich-Schneider was a cameraman on numerous short films and acted as camera assistant on the feature films "Sein letztes Rennen" ("Back on Track", 2013), "Beltracchi - Die Kunst der Fälschung" ("Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery", 2014) and "Über-Ich und Du" ("Superegos", 2014), among others.

Thomas Eirich-Schneider's focus as a cinematographer is on documentaries, covering a remarkable range of topics. His works include the Paralymics athlete portrait "Gold - Du kannst mehr als Du denkst" ("Gold: You Can Do More Than You Think", 2013) and the political documentaries "Verliebt, verlobt, verloren" (2015) and "Meine Brüder und Schwestern im Norden" ("My Brothers and Sisters in the North", 2016), the latter two directed by Sung-Hyung Cho.

Together with Robert Laatz, he formed the camera duo on the animated documentary "1917 - Der wahre Oktober" ("1917: the Real October", DE/CH 2017). For television, he made the documentaries "Schlagerland" (2017) by Arne Birkenstock and "Dieses bunte Deutschland" by Jan Tenhaven. In addition, Eirich-Schneider has been a cinematographer on numerous commercials (including for Goodyear), music videos (including for The Hidden Cameras) and image films (including for Nespresso) over the years.

With renowned theater and filmmaker Milo Rau, he made the award-winning "Das Kongo Tribunal" ("The Congo Tribunal", 2017) and "Das neue Evangelium" ("The New Gospel", 2020) - both works that combine documentary with theater. In late 2020, the television documentary "Hey! Ich bin Jude! Jung.Jüdisch.Deutsch." (directed by Jan Tenhaven). For the documentary "Vor mir der Süden" (2020), Eirich-Schneider retraced Pier Paolo Pasolini's famous trip to Italy together with director Pepe Danquart.

In addition to his work as a cinematographer, Thomas Eirich-Schneider leads workshops on image design, camera work and camera techniques for children, youth and refugees. He is also a lecturer at the Kinderfilmuni of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg 'Konrad Wolf'.

FILMOGRAFIE

2021/2022
  • Director of photography
2020/2021
  • 2nd Camera unit
2020
  • Director of photography
2019/2020
  • Director of photography
2019/2020
  • Director of photography
2018/2019
  • Director of photography
2018/2019
  • Director of photography
2018/2019
  • Director of photography
2018/2019
  • Director of photography
2017/2018
  • Director of photography
2017-2020
  • Director of photography
2016/2017
  • 2nd Camera unit
  • Steadycam operator
2016/2017
  • Director of photography
2016/2017
  • Director of photography
2016/2017
  • Director of photography
2015/2016
  • Director of photography
2015
  • Assistant camera
2015
  • Director of photography
2015
  • Director of photography
2014-2017
  • 2nd Camera unit
2014-2017
  • Director of photography
2014
  • Director of photography
2013-2017
  • Director of photography
2013
  • Lighting design
2013
  • Director of photography
2013
  • Director of photography
2012/2013
  • Assistant camera
2012-2016
  • Director of photography
2012-2014
  • Assistant camera
2012-2014
  • Assistant camera
  • 2nd Camera unit
2012
  • Director of photography
2012
  • Steadycam operator
2011/2012
  • Assistant camera
2011-2013
  • Director of photography
2011
  • Director of photography
  • Steadycam operator
2011
  • Director of photography
  • Steadycam operator
2011
  • Director of photography
2010/2011
  • 2nd Camera unit
2010/2011
  • Director of photography
2010/2011
  • Director of photography
2010-2012
  • Assistant camera
2010
  • Director of photography
2010
  • Director of photography
2009/2010
  • Director of photography
2009/2010
  • Assistant camera
2009/2010
  • Assistant camera
2009
  • Director of photography
2009
  • Director of photography
2009
  • Director of photography
2008/2009
  • Production manager (other)
2007/2008
  • Line producer
2007
  • Line producer
2007
  • Director of photography
2006/2007
  • Line producer
2006-2008
  • Location manager (other)
2006
  • Director of photography
2005-2007
  • Line producer
2004-2006
  • Production assistant
2004-2006
  • 2nd Camera unit
2004-2006
  • Production assistant