JAN GESSLER

Director of Photography

I was born on 6th of January 1981 in Northeim, Germany.

As a kid I was doing experiments in my mother’s b/w photo laboratory and started shooting portraits and videos of my friends.

I studied acting and acrobatics  in Berlin. I worked as juggler and video artist until I realized what I really wanted to do -creating film. In 2003 developing video technology gave me and my friends the chance to produce our own shorts and documentaries. While me at the same time studying communication science with a focus on moving pictures.

Drawing attention on festivals and finding buyers for our work, encouraged us and we founded „lookzoom filmproduktion berlin“. In 13 years I gained experience as production manager as well as director and editor in hundreds of different projects. 

My great love is creating pictures as director of photography. 

I am available as Director, Director of Photography, Camera Operator and Editor.

Clients
  • ARD
  • ZDF
  • MTV
  • PREMIERE
  • UNIVERSAL
  • MICROSOFT
  • HEINEKEN
  • REWE
Editorials
  • Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
  • Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung
  • Bundesministerium des Inneren
  • Kommunaler Schadenausgleich
  • Fraunhofer Institute
  • Gegen Vergessen für Demokratie e.V.
  • Förderunterricht SPRINT