Biography

Johannes Praus was born in May 1983 in Dresden. After his school years he gathered experience in film and television and then subsequently studied cinematography. He lives in Dresden/Berlin, works as a director of photography for documentary- and featurefilms and is a member of the German Society of Cinematographers BVK.

Already while he was studying cinematography in the
University of Film and Television 'Konrad Wolf' in Potsdam-Babelsberg was he nominated and won several prizes for his work. In 2011 he won the Kodak Film School Cinematography Award with the shortfeature 'Opfer' and was nominated for the Golden Tadpole at the CamerImage Film Festival Bydgosz. Aswell in 2012 'B-DAY' was selected for the Student Etudes Panorama at CamerImage. He finished his graduate studies with distinction with the documentary film 'nach Wriezen' and his thesis 'Keine Beziehung ist unmöglich'. In 2015 'nach Wriezen' won the Grimme-Preis. From April 2013 till March 2015 he was a Masters Pupil of cinematography with Professor Peter Badel at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg 'Konrad Wolf'. In 2014 his featuredebut 'Anderswo' won the Dialogue en Perspective at the 64. International Filmfestspiele Berlin, was selected for the European Panorama at the CamerImage Film Festival and won the Independent Camera Award at 49. Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival. 'Transit Havana' was nominated at Competition of DOK.fest Munich and 51. Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival.

Filmography

2017Ab18! - Du warst mein LebenDoc.45'Rosa ZieglerWendländ. Filmkoop.FS7 + Cooke S2

2017Geschichte MitteldeutschlandsTV-Series4x45'div.Saxonia EntertainmentSony F5

2016-2017a trialTV-DocumentaryProdMarkus Heep-Sony FS7 + Samyang

2016SShort FeaturePostMax ChrambachFebruar FilmSony FS7 + Kowa Anamorphotic 4:3

2016Deutschland SchlagerlandDocumentary94'Arne BirkenstockC-FilmsCanon C300 + Optimo

2016House of RevivalShort FeaturePostFischer & el SaniFischerelSaniSony FS7 + Zeiss HS

2015-2016TeufelskreisDocumentaryPostMilica DjenicLoinjak FilmprodSony FS7 + Optimo

2015Wo Worte nicht hinreichenDocumentary90'Josephine Links-Sony FS7 + Lightwight

2013-2015Transit HavanaDocumentary89'Daniel Abmawitfilm / Kloos&CoSony F3/F5 + Zeiss HS

2014Der letzte RemixDocumentary84'Olaf HeldMonarda ArtsSony F5 + CabrioZoom

2013AndersWoFeature87'Ester AmramiDirk Manthey FilmARRI Alexa + Zeiss UP

2012-2014Ab18! - VorwärtsgangDocumentary30'Daniel Abma3satHDV

2010-2012nach WriezenDocumentary87'Daniel AbmaHFFHDV

2012Die Toten Hosen Wohnzimmer-JubiläumstourDocumentary133'O. Heldalmost famousSony EX3

2012Schlicht und ErgreifendShort Feature28'Karl Hagen StötzerRBB & HFFS16mm

2011HerzbergShort Feature15'David C. BunnersHFFARRI Alexa

2011SwanShort Feature20'Henrike NaumannHFFSony F800 + Codex

2009/2010RoadcrewDocumentary86'Olaf HeldKOPPFilm & HFFSony EX3

2010Heinz schwimmt nicht alleinDocumentaryPost 60'Jana DugnusGanz Ohr und AugeHDV

2010OpferShort Feature21'Johannes LeistnerHFFS16mm

2010Roulette ProhlisienneShort Feature5'Bernd KilianMedien.KunstS16mm

2010B-DAYShort Feature5'Olaf HeldHFFS35mm

2010AG-GeigeDocumentary80'Carsten Gebhardcomma e.V.HDV

2009Der AbschiedShort Feature9'Bernd KilianMedien.KunstS35mm

2009Aus dem MeerShort Documentary13'Felix HarmuthHFF16mm

2009Das VersteckShort Feature5'Julia PieperHFF16mm

2009Armenische FragmenteDocumentary38'Holger WendlandEdition RauteHDV

2008Ein ToilettenwesternShort Feature13'Heiner HeinkeMultiArtFilmS16mm

Filmography COMMERCIAL

2015Wella - Friseure bewegen IIIcomm3'Ole WiedemannRPMSony FS7 + CompactPrime

2015Berliner Modesaloncomm3'Ole WiedemannRPMSony FS7 + OptimoDP

Filmography 2nd UNIT

2015Wella - Friseure bewegen IIcomm3'Ole WiedemannProducers&ElephantsAmira + OptimoDP

2013SchmidtTV-Series(Episodes 1-8)A.Dierbach & S.SorgerConstantin TelevisionAlexa + Alura

2008StadlfreundeDocumentary77'Frauke Ihnenlüthje schneider hörl FILM GbRHDV

Awards & Nominations Cinematography

2014selectedCAMERIMAGEEuropean PanoramaAnderswo

2012selectedCAMERIMAGEStudent Etudes PanoramaB-DAY

2011wonKodak Film School Cinematography CompetitionEAMEROpfer

2011nominationGolden Tadpole - CAMERIMAGEStudent Etudes CompetitionOpfer

2010nominationGolden Eye - Int. Filmfestival of CameramenCompetitionAus dem Meer

2010nominationGolden Eye - Int. Filmfestival of CameramenCompetitionArmenische Fragmente

2010nominationGolden Eye - Int. Filmfestival of CameramenCompetitionEin Toilettenwestern

2008wonShortaward - Neisse FilmfestivalCompetitionEin Toilettenwestern

Awards Film (Selection - Full List at Publicity)

2017wonBest TV-DokuKURIER ROMY AkademieawardDeutschland Schlagerland

2016NominationKarlovy Vary Int FFDocumentary ComeptitionTransit Havana

2016NominationDOK.fest MünchenInternational ComeptitionTransit Havana

2015wonGrimme PreisCompetitionnach Wriezen

2014nominationFirst Steps AwardFeature FilmAnderswo

2014wonKarlovy Vary Int. FFindependent camera awardAnderswo

2014wonSehsüchte FilmfestivalBest feature-lenghtAnderswo

2014wonInternationale Filmfestspiele BerlinDialogue en PerspectiveAnderswo

2013wonEXTRA MUROS AWARDPravo Ljudski Film Festival Sarajevonach wriezen

2013wonBest 1st-2nd DocumentaryMinsk Int. FF Listapadnach wriezen

2013wonBest feature-lenght DocumentarySehsüchte Filmfestivalnach wriezen

2013wonMurnau-ShortawardFriedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-FoundationB-DAY

2012nominationBest Student DocumentaryIDFAmsterdamnach Wriezen

2012nominationGolden PigeonGerman Competition - DOK Leipzignach Wriezen

2012nominationFirst Steps AwardShort FeatureSchlicht und Ergreifend

Exhibitions of Photography

2013mining & smelting the orZimmertheater Rottweil

2013mining & smelting the orAtrium HFF Potsdam

2012Realität der ArbeitPhotokina Köln (Co.)

2011mining & smelting the orInternationale Zeitgenössische Kunstaustellung in Nürnberg (Co.)

2011Mensch – India 2009LadenCafé Aha Dresden

2010Mensch – India 2009Internationales Begegnungszentrum Dresden

2010Marusz von der AchterbahnInternationale Zeitgenössige Kunstausstellung Kraków (Co.)

20096qm DeutschlandKunstraum Weißenohe im Kloster Weißenohe (Co.)

2008Kultur-Erbe: Bewahren! Pflegen!Dreikönigskirche Dresden (Co. Evelyn Richter)

2008Kultur-Erbe: Bewahren! Pflegen!Weinbergkirche Pillnitz (Co. Evelyn Richter)