November 2022 | Best of Outdoor

von unserem Kollegen Jochen Schmoll.

Jochen Schmoll is a Filmaker, director and DOP. He became known in the sportsfilming scene for his numerous documentaries, commercials and branded content productions for brands like Gore Tex, Jack Wolfskin and Red Bull covering some of their top athletes. He has directed various documentaries where his skills as an extreme sport DOP and director were essential. Climbing up a 8000m peak in the Himalayas (“Ascending the death zone”) or climbing out of a 170m cave in Oman ( “Into the light”), crossing the Siberian plains ( “The 7 giants” ) or descending into the crater of an active volcano (“Spitting distance”). There’s no job too tough.“Its all part of the adventure” says Jochen when asked to go on expeditions that take him to the ends of the earth where sleeping in a bivouac – on a rock ledge – or in weather conditions of -45 degrees Celsius is just part of the job. Shooting in extreme conditions and with extreme characters has helped him build up a high level of stress resistance which helps when it comes to “normal” shootings such as commercials where you are always confronted with a lot of pressure. “If you ski while attached to a snowmobile filming a bunch of freaks kiting over the frozen sea of Baffin Island after having slept 3 weeks in a tent at minus 30 degrees… there’s not much that can throw you off balance back home”.


Drehtage von Herbst & Herbst .MEDIA mit Jochen und seinem Team.