Awarded Cinematographer Amir EsmannAmir Esmann
Director of Photography | Cinematographer | Founder 

Amir was born in Switzerland and lived during the Shah regime in Teheran, Iran.
He started his career as a cameraman shooting documentaries for numerous TV stations all over the world. Because of his ability to work quickly, it led him to work on high class cooperates and commercials.
Amir learned how to light feature films from Richard Kline (Star Trek, King Kong, ).
For several years he has been working for music channel like VIVA and MTV on Pop Promotions - his work is dominated by strange angles and fancy camera operating. As an addition to his work as Director of Photography, he operates his own Steadicam on his shots by himself.
Amir has been awarded several times for his light- and camera work with national and international prices.
The Camera Department has been founded 2001 to bundle creative camera and film force on a global level. As result, he worked for International Artist Promotions like for Whitney Huston Foundation or Jean Paul Gaultier and Billy Joel Documentary. He lives in Vienna Austria and works all over the world. On his spare time, he teaches New Media and  give Film workshops on several institutes in Austria. The Camera Department is now one of the biggest networks for professional Cameraman on Faecbook with several sister and Partner pages to boost media reach. 


1992 Dr. Karl Renner Award
1992 Media Award for best Documentary
1998 Austrian National Award Imagefilm for “SAG”
1999 EDWARD Award Best Cinema Commercial “ Sprache”
1999 Gallup Award “Milka Spot”
2001 Rose d'Or Montreux “ Art Special for the Joel File “ (Golden Rose of Montreux)


Additional Qualifications 
Steadicam Operator, Diving, Horse Riding
Workshops with: Richard Kline, Rockport Main
Camera Operating with 35mm, 16mm and Broadcast Video and HDTV expert.
Operating Gear Heads, Hot Gears, Innovision,
Certificated by ARRI - Camera Maintenance
Extensive knowledge Steadicam Systems

Aerial Cinematographer

Over 100 flight hours with the camera on Helicopter and other flying vehicles for film shooting

Directors: Michael White, Peter Patzak, Erik Will, Richard Kline, Toni Geddes, Claus Hundsbichler, Oliver Rubenthaler, Mathias Schwäger, Christian May, Stefan Ruzowitzky - Pop Promo, Arash T. Riahi - Music Video clip 


Whitney Huston Documentary  WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME" (2017)

When Nature Strikes Back Earthquakes Dir: Claudia Hefner Turkey

Austria3 - Das Konzert: Abschiedstournee von Ambros & Fendrich & Danzer

Artificial Hearts BBC Documentary NASA 
The Joel Files Documentary about the Billy Joel Familie ARTE 
Küba - journey against the current" Art-Documentary 3SAT

Cooperate & Commercials

Milka Werbung mit Herman Mayer  Filmfactory Spaten Bier  München Hewlett Packard Satel
Microsoft Studios
Village Cinema
Nivea Pegasus Film
ÖAMTC Promotion Pegasus Film
Lauda Airline Marketing Film
Philips Cooperate Comtel Film
BMW-Motorsport Media solution
ONE Media solution
Steyer Spezialvehicle Produktfilm - White Film
Wiener Zucker Cooperate Mediaart Film
RHI Mediaart Film
Eybl Mediaart Film

Nivea Promotion -Dubai 

A1-T-Mobile Futuretalk  

International experience :

Argentina, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Capetown, Johannesburg - South Afrika, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, Hamburg, München, Düsseldorf, Berlin - Germany, Istanbul, Izmir - Turkey, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burkina Faso, Athen ,Greek, Prag , Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Rome, Bucharest

Workshops: Camera Workshops are held on an irregular basis for film makers, media training for business people.   He also works as a tutor at the  Media High School: Camera Operating and Lighting.  

Other works: He is also engaged in various meta projects from virtual environment Apps Development.

Speaker :

At  Social Media conferences, He also has some fun as community manager for various groups and pages related to Austria. Movie making - connecting old and new media with creativity and technology is his passion.

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