The World's Story is Yours to Tell
Who are you and what is your profession?
My name is Andreas Friedl. I work for a private telecommunication company in Germany.
Can you tell us a little about your background and upbringing?
As a small child, 30 years ago, I was fascinated by the two cameras of my father, a Super 8 camera and the SLR. He even let me try both of them out. 6 years ago, I bought my first SD camcorder and since 3 years I am filming in HD. In addition to that, I have been trying with my DSLR for 2 years to make good photos. Unfortunately my photographic education is missing.
What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Filmmaker is big word. I'm not a filmmaker. At first I mainly wanted to capture my trips on film. Apart from that, I believe that filming and photographing also giving me a great opportunity to regularly go out into nature.
Who or what do you most admire?
I admire the two German wildlife filmmakers Ernst Arendt and Hans Schweiger ( http://www.tierevorderkamera.de ), since 1977 they are producing very good films about wildlife.
What did you film on 10.10.10?
I had filmed the cranes resting on the German Baltic Sea.
What are you planning on filming for 11.11.11?
is not yet clear, but certainly something about our beautiful nature.