Cinematography Workshop Discussion
Jana Marsik, Sophie Maintigneux
with Jana Marsik
moderated by Sophie Maintigneux, Professor for Cinematography at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts
A feature for many years of the workshop discussions has been that Sophie Maintigneux has provided a broad range of subjects that illuminate concrete experiences on the set as well as ethical and film-political issues, and which in addition also take account of the individual circumstances of cinematographers. Jana Marsik, her discussion partner this year, is one of the few women cinematographers who work both in cinema and for TV and commercials. Sophie Maintigneux will discuss with her aesthetic, technical, commercial and also personal challenges in the profession of cinematography. Filmmakers, film students and the interested film public are invited to take part in the discussion.
Jana Marsik, born in 1974 in Kiel, attended photography seminars in Prague and did some camera work experience in Boston. From 1997 to 2003, she studied camera at the Film and Television University »Konrad Wolf« in Potsdam. Since 2000, she has worked as a freelance camerawoman. Among other prizes she won the sponsorship prize of the German Camera Award in 2002 for her photography direction of the short films Schlorkbabies an der Raststätte by Petra Volpe and Long Shot by Klaus Charbonnier. As well as shorts, TV documentations and commercial clips, she worked on Detlev Buck’s award-winning children’s film Hände weg von Mississippi in 2007. She has worked with Leander Haußmann, Lars Büchel and Detlev Buck again. For Lippels Traum and Same Same but Different she won the Bavarian Film Award in 2009. Her second directing project, the documentary Roku Roka – Hand in Hand, was made in 2009. Jana Marsik’s current film, Dreiviertelmond, by Christian Zübert, was screened in German cinemas at the end of 2011.
Films by Jana Marsik (Cinematography – Selection)
Dreiviertelmond 2011 | Mutter muss weg 2011 | Same Same but Different 2010 | Der Kommissar und das Meer 2010 | Lippels Traum 2009 | Roku Rokâ 2009 | Robert Zimmermann wundert sich über die Liebe 2008 | Hände weg von Mississippi 2007 | Long Shot 2002 | Schlorkbabies an der Raststätte 2002
Sophie Maintigneux## was born in France in 1961. After several years as a camera assistant, she began working as a cinematographer in 1984. She has since directed the photography and camerawork on over 70 feature-length documentaries and films. She has taught at various art and film academies ever since 1990. From 2006 to 2011 she co-headed the camera department at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), and from 2011 to 2021 was a professor at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). In November 2021 she joined the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF as a professor. Maintigneux is a member of the European Film Academy. She is passionately dedicated to promoting the careers of young female cinematographers in the CINEMATOGRAPHINNEN network. She is the recipient of numerous awards.
Films by Sophie Maintigneux (Cinematography, Selection)
Trans – I got Life 2021 | Mario 2018 | draußen 2018 | Das Zimmermädchen Lynn 2014 | Fräulein Stinnes fährt um die Welt 2009 | Alter und Schönheit 2009 | Die dünnen Mädchen 2008 | Hannah 2007 | Heidi M. 2001 | L’amour, l’argent, l’amour 1997