Manuel Wenger - Director of Photography
Manuel Wenger After 4 years engineering studies Manuel started his career as a Lighting Designer for Stages & Theaters in Vienna with clients like Disney, PRG, Raimund Theater or the Vienna State Opera. Shortly after Vienna Manuel moved to L.A. to work as a consultant for Disney imagineering  for large format projections and Lighting Operator for Paramount Pictures. All those experiences with light and stage weren´t enough for him, he decided to use this knowledge to become a DoP. Manuel returned to Europe and moved to Munich. He started his work as a DOP in 2004. Today he already has more than 100 tvcs, corporate movies and music videos on his back for clients like Douglas Parfumerie, BMW, AUDI, Pantene, Fujitsu, McDonalds, Europapark, Rolf Benz - MAN, Neoplan etc. He worked with Directors like Renato Novakovic, Jan Bonny, Bernd Katzmarcyk, Tobias Müller, Phillip J. Pamer, Tom Bohn, Denis Satin, etc. Manuel believes that the technique has to be sufficiently skillful to hide the fabrication of reality from the audience and create motion pictures and tvcs which moves the audience emotionally.
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Specialities
Commercials • Corporate Films • Music Videos
Styles
Automotive • Beauty • Car • Helicopter • Kids • Landscape • Lifestyle • Slow-Motion • Storytelling • Vignette • Visual effects
Skills
35mm • Alexa • DSLRs • Phantom/Weisscam • RED-CAM
Languages
German • English
Vita
  • Sonax cc36 "The Force Of Flexibility"Sonax cc36 "The Force Of Flexibility" Sonax cc36 "The Force Of Flexibility" • Commercial • Car • Sport • Visual effects
  • CV "Skincare" V2CV "Skincare" V2 CV "Skincare" V2 • Commercial • Beauty • Skin
  • Tesla "More Space Than Expected"Tesla "More Space Than Expected" Tesla "More Space Than Expected" • Commercial • Car • Storytelling
  • ANNY Douglas DCANNY Douglas DC ANNY Douglas DC • Commercial • Beauty • Cosmetic • Visual effects
  • Audi "Young Urban Lifestyle"Audi "Young Urban Lifestyle" Audi "Young Urban Lifestyle" • Commercial • Car • Lifestyle • Urban
  • Aiko "Haircare"Aiko "Haircare" Aiko "Haircare" • Commercial • Hair • Beauty • Highspeed
  • Ekin Safe Traffic Abu DhabiEkin Safe Traffic Abu Dhabi Ekin Safe Traffic Abu Dhabi • Corporate Film • Car • Action • Urban • Storytelling
  • sijsij sij • Commercial • Business • Slow-Motion • Vignette
  • Tim Bendzko ft. Cassandra Steen "Unter die Haut" ShortcutTim Bendzko ft. Cassandra Steen "Unter die Haut" Shortcut Tim Bendzko ft. Cassandra Steen "Unter die Haut" Shortcut • Music Video • Landscape • Beauty
  • HusqvarnaHusqvarna Husqvarna • Commercial • Animation (CGI) • Automotive • Visual effects
  • Davines "Diversity - col."Davines "Diversity - col." Davines "Diversity - col." • Commercial • Beauty • People
  • Neoplan VIP ClassNeoplan VIP Class Neoplan VIP Class • Commercial • Car • Vignette • Landscape
  • Ford "Schreihals"Ford "Schreihals" Ford "Schreihals" • Commercial • Car • Humour • Baby
  • Rolls Royce "Simply different"Rolls Royce "Simply different" Rolls Royce "Simply different" • Commercial • Car • Beauty • Visual effects
  • Hyundai 45s DCHyundai 45s DC Hyundai 45s DC • Commercial • Car • People • Vignette
  • Europa Park "Blue Fire"Europa Park "Blue Fire" Europa Park "Blue Fire" • Commercial • Animation (CGI) • Entertainment • People • Storytelling
  • BMW i3 "Cars"BMW i3 "Cars" BMW i3 "Cars" • Commercial • Car • Visual effects
  • Hundeland "Futterfinder"Hundeland "Futterfinder" Hundeland "Futterfinder" • Commercial • Animals • Humour • Testimonial
Productions

Commercials
AIKO • AUDI • BigBon • BMW Cars • BMW Scooter • Colgate • CV • Davines • Deltagaz • Douglas/ANNY • EasyBank • Europapark • Eve´s Garden Perfume • Ford • Fujitsu • Herpotherm • Hundeland • Husqvarna • Hyundai • Josko • Kabel Deutschland • MAN • McDonalds • Mitsubishi Motors • Neoplan • Oppenheimer Fund • Oral-B • Pantene • PayLife • Rolf Benz • Rolls Royce • Siemens Healthcare • SIJ • Vier Pfoten • Volksbank Raiffeisenbank • Zimmerer Innung

Corporate Films
Alantum • AlphaElectric - Alphabet • ARRI "Leading for the future" • AUDI • AWAG • BMW Automag • BMW Trainingsfilm • Deutsche Digitale Bibliiothek • International Kids Campus • KUKA • LISEC • LOEWE • Messe Hannover "Energieeffizienz" • Nokia Night of the Proms • ProAurum • Schlosshotel Hohenkammer

Feature Films
Pure Feat "Nackte Angst" • Schlimmer geht´s nimmer • The Other Side Of the Moon • Biss zur Großen Pause / Pro7 Funny Movie (2nd Unit DoP) • Leppel & Langsam /Pro7 Funny Movie (2nd Unit DoP) • Rat mal wer zur Hochzeit kommt / ARD Degeto (2nd Unit DoP) • Staudamm / ARTE (2nd Unit DoP)

Music Videos
Linda Hesse "Verbotene Liebe" • Marion Raven "Minute" • Marion Raven "In Dreams" • Tim Benzko feat. Cassandra Steen "Unter die Haut" • Westbam and The Love Commitee "Love is Everywhere" • Eddy Gabler "It´s gonna be a good day" • Shadows Grey "Gone" • Jeremias Meinhard "Grey" • Eat The Gun "Solitary Sinners" • S. Aron "I Never Find My Soulmate" • Dr. Norton "Watch Myself Go Blind" • Bushido feat. Karel Gott "Für immer jung" • Jeremiah Meinhard "Suicide Kids" • Samorra "Can´t wake it up"

Short Films
Das Dritte Ich • I.R.I.N.A. • Sinne der Stadt • Never In A Room With Plastic On the Floor • Nous • Phonomanie • Aviditas • Dead Now • Ordnung wird belohnt • Doppelschicht • Apartment 6 • No Way

Directors

Bernd Kaczmarek • Bernhard Fuchs • Burak Ekin • Daniel Brauer • David Unger • Denis Satin • Erik Markus Schuetz • Gero von Braunmuehl • Hubert Wagner • Jan Bonny • Jan Reiff • Jonas Rejman • Jürgen Wilhelm Ludwig • Kristie Fulz • Manuel Cassaola Merkle • Marc Wiechmann • Massimiliano Della Monica • Matthias Olof Eich • Michael Rowitz • Micheel Nwaisser • Oliver Palmer • Patrick Jahns • Peter Bratusa • Peter Wczulek • Philipp J. Pamer • Renato Novakovic • Richard Caesar • Thomas Rauh • Thomas Sieben • Tobias Müller • Tom Bohn

Awards

Nomination Echo 2014 "Best Video National" for Tim Bendzko ft. Cassandra Steen "Unter die Haut"
Palm Springs Festival : Audience Award for “Never in a Room”
New York Festival: 2 x Bronze Award for Rolf Benz Coffeetablebook
Cristal Festival France: Emerald Award for Rolf Benz Coffeetablebook