About Janis Brod
Ahoy and welcome to my website! I am a freelance cinematographer and photographer based in Berlin & Dresden with a focus on travel documentaries and music videos as well as portrait and landscape photography.
It’s hard to tell today when I discovered my love for photography. But a more intensive occupation with the topic began in the fall of 2009 after my digital camera got stolen on a train to Romania and I was left only with an analogue camera and a 50mm lens. With no zoom, no flash and a sensitivity given by the film, I had to learn framing, composing and adapting to the available light. This resulted in the first pictures I was really happy with.
After some time I could afford a digital SLR with a video function and I concentrated more and more on doing motion pictures as well. Today I am a freelance filmmaker shooting music videos and commercials as well as short documentaries and fiction and study cinematography at Filmuniversität Babelsberg.
I find the majority of my inspiration while traveling, which is why I also have a blog for travel reports and photos (in German).