i want to work for you
hi. i'm jendrik schroeder, currently working as a freelance director, photographer and videographer based in berlin. i've just finished my postgraduate studies in philosophy and arts – after completing my undergraduate studies in communications at the university of the arts berlin and photography courses at ostkreuzschule for photography. still, i have been working as a professional in the audiovisual field for about 5 years for clients like audi, coca cola or the ministry of foreign affairs. after working as a freelancer for years and finding myself shooting similar photos and videos day in day out, i'm looking for another challenge, a new context, a more inspirational environment. and ideally, i would like to work with you!
you'll find everything you need to know about me on this website. in case you want to read my cv in a more traditional way, just click here! to see some of my work you can either go to my regular website and follow the video or photo button on the top right – or just keep scrolling down.
even though there is much to enjoy about working independently, i always enjoyed working in teams. the environment of a professional agency like yours offers the opportunity to work on bigger projects, work in broader teams and connect with diverse people. right now, i do prefer to temporarily work as an assistent on inspiring projects to shooting and editing jobs independently that are finished within a week.
working alone, however, taught me to finish projects from start to finish. i developed skills in production management, graphic design, sound editing, animation and many others. because of my different interests and skills, i've always striven to work in an interdisciplinary company. in the past, i have worked on a lot of different projects in various positions. even though i work alone or in small teams in most of my freelance jobs, i did work as a set runner and driver before – yet also as a first ac, a first ad or as a unit manager. i learned about moving fast on set – and i learned about sitting still. i worked in quiet offices and hectic kitchens, in fancy restaurants and smoky bars.
in 2020 i'd like to work with you.
keep scrolling down to see more of my work
re:publica, vice media, ministry of foreign affairs, factory berlin, audi, welthungerhilfe, coca cola, fischerappelt, lure media, original unverpackt, betterplace.org, dope saint jude, viessmann, universal – and 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 hff potsdam.
i would really love to hear from you!
please contact me if you have any questions.