Volker Schellbach - Director of Photography
Volker Schellbach Volkers playfulness was always his driving force. As a recognized specialist for both cars and beauty, he has a proven track-record that defies stereotyping. Throughout his youth Volker benefitted greatly from his parents' sense of adventure, visiting remote countries, living amongst a diverse range of cultures, settings and languages. Today this allows him to move and communicate with ease in an international industry, be it China, Russia or Japan. Volker’s early years in the industry are rooted in the lighting department, a valuable foundation for mastering the art of cinematography. With a love for both - challenges and meticulous planning - Volker strives for solutions that are out of the ordinary. His mantra is “spend your money only there where you can actually see it!”, be it a major light set-up on a Russian Arm or a small scrap of poly that makes all the difference during intimate beauty shoots. And however stormy things become, he retains a calmness that everybody around him can sense and that brings out the best in everyone on the set.
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Specialities
Commercials • Corporate Films • Feature Films • Short Films
Styles
Beauty • Car • Highspeed • Kids • Landscape • Lifestyle • Storytelling • Vignette • Visual effects
Skills
35mm • Alexa • DSLRs • RED-CAM • Super16
Languages
English • German
Vita
  • Bugatti Chiron "The Ultimate"Bugatti Chiron "The Ultimate" Bugatti Chiron "The Ultimate" • Commercial • Car • Landscape • Visual effects • Urban
  • Regaine "For Women"Regaine "For Women" Regaine "For Women" • Commercial • Hair • Packshot
  • JK TYRE "Total Control"JK TYRE "Total Control" JK TYRE "Total Control" • Commercial • Car • Storytelling • Landscape • Slow-Motion
  • Skoda "Lovestory" DCSkoda "Lovestory" DC Skoda "Lovestory" DC • Commercial • Car • Vignette • People
  • Bustier "Be Woman"Bustier "Be Woman" Bustier "Be Woman" • Commercial • Fashion • Beauty • Animals
  • Swisscom "Network"Swisscom "Network" Swisscom "Network" • Commercial • Business • Vignette • Visual effects • People
  • RTR160 Apache "Scarily Fast"RTR160 Apache "Scarily Fast" RTR160 Apache "Scarily Fast" • Commercial • Automotive • Action
  • Wegmann Automotive "Race" - DCWegmann Automotive "Race" - DC Wegmann Automotive "Race" - DC • Commercial • Car • Action
  • TVS Apache 180 "Chase"TVS Apache 180 "Chase" TVS Apache 180 "Chase" • Commercial • Automotive • Sport • Storytelling
  • Maurice Lacroix "Time and Again" DCMaurice Lacroix "Time and Again" DC Maurice Lacroix "Time and Again" DC • Commercial • Beauty • Storytelling • Nature
  • Prado Land CruiserPrado Land Cruiser Prado Land Cruiser • Commercial • Car • Landscape • People
  • Camry HEVCamry HEV Camry HEV • Commercial • Car • Beauty • Landscape • Slow-Motion
  • VW Jetta HybridVW Jetta Hybrid VW Jetta Hybrid • Corporate Film • Car • Storytelling
  • Aquilia "Ancient Power"Aquilia "Ancient Power" Aquilia "Ancient Power" • Commercial • Beverage • Beauty • Landscape • Slow-Motion
  • FortunaFortuna Fortuna • Commercial • Beauty • Storytelling
  • Toyota LC V8Toyota LC V8 Toyota LC V8 • Commercial • Car • Action
  • SDL CocaCola "Lin Dan"SDL CocaCola "Lin Dan" SDL CocaCola "Lin Dan" • Commercial • Beverage • Celebrity • Visual effects
  • KIA CEE'D "After Show"KIA CEE'D "After Show" KIA CEE'D "After Show" • Commercial • Car • Lifestyle
  • RationalRational Rational • Commercial • Food • Slow-Motion • Beauty
  • Anamor "All That Matters"Anamor "All That Matters" Anamor "All That Matters" • Commercial • Beauty • Landscape
  • Le Petit MarseillaisLe Petit Marseillais Le Petit Marseillais • Commercial • Beauty • Skin
  • Chevrolet "Traverse"Chevrolet "Traverse" Chevrolet "Traverse" • Commercial • Car • Vignette • Kids • People
  • Calvin Klein "Road"Calvin Klein "Road" Calvin Klein "Road" • Commercial • Beauty • People • Storytelling
  • Nissan Patrol "Conqueror" DCNissan Patrol "Conqueror" DC Nissan Patrol "Conqueror" DC • Commercial • Car • Beauty • Landscape
Productions

Commercials
Adidas • After Eight • Anamor • Aquilia • ARTE • Betfair.de • BP • Braun • Bridgestone • BUGATTI Chiron • Bustier • Calvin Klein • Chevrolet • Cotton Traders • Danone Activia • Deutsche Bank • DWS • Esperitu de Chile • Etamine Du Lys • FIFA Frauen-WM • First Stop • Fortuna • Hänsel + Gretel • Haribo • Heraeus Kulzer • HUK-Coburg • Intendis • JK Tyre • Johnson&Johnson • Karlsberg • Kenzo • KIA • Kotex • Le Petit Marseillais • MAOAM • Maurice Lacroix • Mercedes-Benz • Mini • Nissan • No Smoking-Campaign • O.B. • Olay • Opel • Pieper Verlag • Pneuhage • Porsche • Rational • Regaine • RCC • Reem-B • RTR160 Apache • Schneider Kreuznach • Sberbank • Silan • Skoda • Smirnoff • Subaru • Swisscom • T-Com • Toyota (Auris, Prius, Verso etc.) • Transart • UPC Telecable • VW • Wegmann Automotive • ZDF • Zoo Frankfurt

Corporate Films
Atlantic Telecom • Audi • Braun • BSS Bodenberg • Espiritu de Chile • Extra Gold • Hager • Hans Grohe • IHK Frankfurt • Karlsberg • Porsche • Reem-B • SEAT • Siemens Sion • Skoda • Toyota (Auris, Avensis, Prius etc.) • Universitätsklinik Freiburg • VW • Zwilling

Feature Films
LDA

Short Films
"Lulaland" • “Das Ende der Zweisamkeit” • “Geteiltes Leid” • “Hunde Lust und Tod” • “Robomania” • “Wenn Engel fallen”

Documentaries
“Blut Rache” • “Little Sulzbach” • “Ökodorf” • “Samba Zug”

Music Videos
Pathos Legal “Solange Du lächelst” • Schwarzer Humor “Nachtgestalten”

Directors

Alex Feichter • Alexander Paul • Andreas Schäfer • Artur Heisler • Bernd Müller • Bernd Seibold • Christoph Zapatka • Chris Scherer • Claus Dowie • Ercin Filizli • Frank Schneider • Gero von Braunmühl • Götz Kia • Hagen Gotschalk • Hendrick Gerckens • Herbert Eisenschenk • Ivar Leon Menger • Jan Hellstern • Janosch Déri • Jirko Krah • Jörg Dittmar • Jörg Rampke • Lino Russell • Markus Bader • Matthäus Bussmann • Matthias Berndt • Micheel Nwaisser • Nick Piper • Nils Timm • Richard Caesar • Rolf Eckel • Stefan Ebling • Stephan Vollmer • Susanne Schmidt • Thomas Wagner • Ulli Stein

Awards

Gold Award 2014 - Effie Mena for Nissan Patrol
3 x Golden Award at World Media Festival
Silver VICTORIA Internationale Wirtschaftsfilmtage
Messeauftritt DB Logistics TRANSPO
iF Communication Design Award
Finalist at NewYork Festival Film&Video
Award of Master Corporate Media Sonderauszeichnung Corporate Media
Eyes & Ears Awards ZDF / Leichtathletic EM Göteborg