Director. Cinematographer. Editor. Writer.


Souls of Zen
Cinematographer, Director, Editor (2012)

The Way of the Spur
Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Writer (2011)

Ten Years from Now (short)
steadicam operator (2011)

Goodbye Shanghai (short)
assistant director (2010)

Kang: The New Legend Begins (video short)
Cinematographer (2010)

Pigs in Zen (short)
Cinematographer, animator (2010)

The Highest Mark (short)
additional photography (2010)

Shanghai: Urban Odyssey (video documentary short)
Cinematographer, Director, Editor (2009)

Swat Chicks: Shanghai 2020 (short)
Cinematographer, visual effects producer (2009)

John Rabe
On-set visual effects assistant (2009)

Wise Hit (TV series)
Cinematographer (2009)

Laowai lai zuoke (TV series)
camera operator (2008)


“He is a new breed: cinematographer-visual effects supervisor. Few people can do both things, which are a huge advantage in the workflow. When he’s shooting, he is not just framing, he’s already deciding how the shot is going to be tracked, colour corrected or whatever it is required in post.” - Juan Vargas, Producer, Meiwenti Productions

“Jakob is a very talented and accomplished cinematographer and visual effects artist. His work is of high standards and he has worked in successful feature productions like “John Rabe”. Jakob has made an impression on the local art scene with both his cinematographic skills as well as his photography, notably his photography was showcased in New York City as part of a Shanghai exhibition. I feel his beautiful cinematography is influenced by his strong photographic skills. I would strongly endorse him for any project.” - Richard Trombly, Independent Filmmaker


m&r Kreativ GmbH
March 2011 – present
Video production from A to Z: drafting, scripting, scouting, shooting, editing, post.
Visual effects: green screen, 2D, 3D, tracking, compositing.

MK Media Productions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China
November 2005 – March 2011
Cinematographer, Director of Photography, VFX Supervisor
Video production from A to Z: drafting, scripting, scouting, shooting, editing, post.
Visual effects: green screen, 2D, 3D, tracking, compositing.

Hofmann & Voges Entertainment, Shanghai, China
‘John Rabe’ feature film, on-set visual effects supervisor assistant
Accumulating camera data while shooting, creating 3D sets on the spot.

Merges Verlag Publishing, Heidelberg, Germany
2004 – 2005
Editor & Photographer
Photography for various magazines. Writing of articles for various magazines.


AD & Vision GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
2003 – 2004
Media Design, Non-print
Advertising, focus on internet and video. Reference clients: Ferrero chocolate, Red Bull energy drink, Maserati automobiles. Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver.

XenoVeo GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
2000 – 2002
Media Design, 3D
Advertising, focus on 3D and video. Reference clients: Mercedes Benz Smart automobiles, Voight truck engines, T-Mobile. Software used: 3D Studio Max, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Premiere.

Fluent in german, italian and english; basic in mandarin.
Experience with film cameras such as Arri as well as digital cameras.