I want to work for you
Hi! I'm Jendrik Schröder: a freelance director, photographer and videographer based in Berlin. Recently, I've finished my postgraduate studies in Philosophy and Arts – after having completed my B.A. in Communications at the University of the Arts Berlin and Photography courses at Ostkreuzschule. In parallel, I have been working as a freelancer in the audiovisual field for about 5 years for clients like Audi, Coca Cola or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with agencies like Vice Media and Lure Media. Finally, I have the capacity to join a company in the industry full time. -- You are looking for a videographer in Berlin. Sounds fun.
Why I'm interesting
My professional career focusses on photography and filmmaking. What separates me from most, however, is the diversity of my interests and experiences. I've designed album covers for indie artists and composed electronic music for short films. But I've also worked as a camera assistant at huge events in Kraftwerk or as a unit manager in the Studios at Filmuniversität Babelsberg. Agencies booked me as an editor before – yet I've assisted directors as an AD. My undergraduate studies allowed me to develop a broad field of communication skills. These led me to work with a group of fellow students to strategically advice the Melt! Festival for half a year – and to win the price for the best communication project that year at my university. Because I was genuinely interested in philosophy and arts, that's what I studied afterwards. -- So that would come in handy if you ever need to spice up your mood boards with random Sartre quotes.
My freelance work always forced me to work independently and self-reliantly. More often than not I had to produce, to direct, to shoot, to set up the audio, to be the gaffer, to edit and to do the grading myself. But it also forced me to, well – work alone. I want to try something new. To become part of a team. To join yours.
Why I'm interested
There's not a lot of places where the countless hours of searching for gifs on WhatsApp and creating sticker sets on Telegram could finally pay off. So that's a solid first argument. What really draws me to 27km as well though is the variety of projects you take on: the different clients, the different directors, the different aesthetics. Huge productions and smaller productions. Produced in a small team with a big scale. I would like to be part of it. And this position sounds like a perfect fit.
All my gifs are on my phone, so. –
You have my number.
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Vice Media, re:publica, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Martin Gropius Bau, Factory Berlin, Audi, Welthungerhilfe, Coca Cola, fischerAppelt, Lure Media, Original Unverpackt, Betterplace.org, Dope Saint Jude, Viessmann, Universal – and many others.
2017 –– 2020
Intercultural Philosophy and Arts (M.A.)
Postgraduate philosophy with a distinct focus on aesthetics in a global perspective. Photography classes as minor subject.
2018 –– 2019
Ostkreuzschule for Photography, Berlin
Worked on two projects in two years with Thomas Meyer and Sibylle Fendt. Both series were exhibited at Kunstquartier Bethanien.
2013 –– 2014
Stockholm University, Sweden
Exchange semester with a focus on film studies – cinema as well as television-culture.
2012 –– 2016
Communication Studies (B.A.)
University of the Arts, Berlin
Broad interdisciplinary training in strategic communication, social psychology, media sociology with a focus on creative writing and audio-visual communications.
Freelance Photographer and Filmmaker
I did a lot of commercial work from studio and wedding photography to event videos and image-documentaries. My non-commercial work focusses around music videos and fine art photography of the ordinary.
2014 –– 2015
Intern at Heartbeat
Pretoria, South Africa
Planned, produced, shot and edited an image-documentary that helped the NGO raise money to support orphaned children.
Intern at Climate Media Factory
Worked on presentations and assisted in the day to day business in the offices at the Film University Potsdam.
2014 –– 2020
Full funding for B.A. and M.A. studies. Attended and organized workshops, seminars and lectures.