Florian Ballhaus


Florian Ballhaus (born 1965) is a German cinematographer who has worked on several recent major Hollywood releases. Biography Ballhaus was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, the son of Helga Mavia Betten and noted German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus. At the age of 17, he moved to the U.S. with his family, when his father began working on American films such as After Hours. He began working as a second cinematographer's assistant and then later as a camera assistant and operator. He returned to Germany in his adulthood to make his own name in his father's profession, debuting in episodes of the television show, Alles außer Mord, then in 1996 with Sandman. He returned to the U.S. seven years later to shoot episodes of Sex and the City. In 2005, he earned praise for his work in the thriller Flightplan. Later he reunited with David Frankel, one of the Sex and the City directors, for The Devil Wears Prada. Filmography Cinematographer : 2012 Lullaby (post-production) 2012 Gambit (completed) 2012 Hope Springs 2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins 2010/I Red 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 The Time Traveler's Wife (director of photography) 2009 Lie to Me (TV series) – Pilot (2009) (director of photography) 2008 Marley & Me (director of photography) 2008 Definitely, Maybe (director of photography) 2006 The Devil Wears Prada (director of photography) 2005 Flightplan 2003-2004 Sex and the City (TV series) – Splat! (2004) – The Cold War (2004) – The Ick Factor (2004) – Let There Be Light (2004) – One (2003) 2003 Entrusted (TV movie) 2003 Eierdiebe 2002 The Secret Lives of Dentists 2002 Investigating Sex 2000 Küss mich, Frosch (TV movie) 2000 Scheidung auf Rädern (TV movie) 2000/I The Ride Home (short) 1999 Der Elefant in meinem Bett (TV movie) 1999 Männer aus zweiter Hand (TV movie) 1999 Schande (TV movie) 1999 Traumfrau mit Nebenwirkungen (TV movie) 1998 Das vergessene Leben (TV movie) 1998 Härtetest 1995-1996 Alles außer Mord! (TV series) – Blackout (1996) – Tödlicher Irrtum (1995) 1995 Sandman (short) Camera and Electrical Department (partial list): 2002 Gangs of New York (director of photography: second unit) 2002 Men in Black II (director of photography: New York second unit) 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance (camera operator, director of photography: second unit) 2000 What Planet Are You From? (cinematographer: second unit) 1998 Godzilla (camera operator) 1998 The Object of My Affection (camera operator) 1997 Men in Black (camera operator: New York) 1996 One Fine Day (camera operator) 1996 Sleepers (camera operator: "a" camera) 1995 It Takes Two (camera operator: "b" camera, New York) 1995 Outbreak (camera operator: "a" camera) 1994 Quiz Show (camera operator) 1994 I'll Do Anything (assistant camera) 1993 The Age of Innocence (first assistant camera) 1992 Dracula (first assistant camera) 1992 The Mambo Kings (first assistant camera) 1991 Hudson Hawk (camera assistant: New York) 1991 What About Bob? (first assistant camera) 1991 Guilty by Suspicion (first assistant camera) Miscellaneous Crew : 1988 The House on Carroll Street (production assistant)

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Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Allemagne
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