About me

Starting off in London in 1997 I worked my way up as a spark, clapper loader as well as focus puller.

Since 1999 I have DOPed numerous corporate films, TV programmes, current affairs, news, documentaries, promos, virals, short and feature films using all state of the art digital formats as well as film.


  • Back To Vinyl - 2x Cannes Golden Lions (media; design categories) 2013
  • Growing - Time Out Award Best London Short 2006
  • The Other Man - 1. Prize Edinburgh Film Festival (add. photography) 2006
  • Final Kick - Bronze Award, Festival of Nations, Austria 2006

Equipment (please see lists for details)

  • NIKON primes set (24-135mm), Canon EF adapter, C/U rings
  • Diva Lites 8-bank (440W) & 6-bank (300W)
  • Dedo Lights (4x100W)
  • Various tungsten lighting 800Wx4 and accessories
  • C-stands, knuckles, magic arms, clamps, turtles


  • Mercedes Benz Vito 111 CDI, 5 seats, separated cargo compartment, air condition, aux. heating, all season tyres, 12V/220V AC transformer

Driving licenses

  • Car
  • Motorcycle
  • Truck (up to 7.5t)
  • Motor/sailing yacht inshore/offshore
  • VHF license (SRC/UBI)


  • German (native) 
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (sufficient to get by)


  • London
  • Düsseldorf
  • Berlin
  • Palma de Mallorca

Nicolas Schröder

Nicolas Schröder