2005

 

   


FLORIAN BALLHAUS   ASC

 

Born: ? October 1965, Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany, as Florian Marc Ballhaus, son of doph Michael Ballhaus [1935-2017].

Career: Moved with his family to the USA in 1983. Started as 2nd c.asst with his father; became 1st c.asst and operator. Returned to Germany in 1996.

Member of the ASC since 2012.


 

 FILMS

1990

Small Expectations [Janet Koo] c; short/10m

1996

Sandman [Marco Capalbo] b&w; short/21m

1996

Härtetest/Auch ohne Frau unglücklich/The Hardship Test/Trial by Fire [Janek Rieke] c

1997

Primary Colors [Mike Nichols] s35/c; 2uc; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1999

What Planet Are You From? [Mike Nichols] c; 2uc; ph: Michael Ballhaus

2000

The Ride Home [Sam Hoffman] c; short/12m

2000

Investigating Sex [Alan Rudolph] c

2000

Gangs of New York [Martin Scorsese] s35/c; co-2uc (+ co-action unit ph); ph: Michael Ballhaus

 

[Left] with c.asst Susan Starr and Michael Ballhaus - "The Legend of Bagger Vance"

 

2000

The Legend of Bagger Vance [Robert Redford] c; 2uc (+ c.op); ph: Michael Ballhaus

2001

Men in Black II/MIB 2/MIIB [Barry Sonnenfeld] c; co-2uc; ph: Greg Gardiner

2001

Eierdiebe/Petty Thieves/The Family Jewels [Robert Schwentke] c

2002

The Secret Lives of Dentists [Alan Rudolph] c

2002

Entrusted/Daddy/Im Visier des Bösen [Giacomo Battiato] c; also 2-part tvm

2004

Porsche 911 [Bernd Seiboldt] c; Emotrailer/4m

2004

Flightplan [Robert Schwentke] s35/c; aph: Jeremy Braben; plates ph: Jörg Widmer; vfx ph: Eagle Egilsson

2005

The Devil Wears Prada [David Frankel] s35/c; 2uc: Roger Simonsz (France) & Thomas Lappin; aph: Hans Bjerno

2006

Definitely, Maybe [Adam Brooks] s35/c

2007

The Time Traveler's Wife [Robert Schwentke] s35/c; addph: Robert McLachlan

2008

Marley & Me [David Frankel] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: Hans Bjerno

2009

Did You Hear About the Morgans? [Marc Lawrence] Hawk Scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: Kurt Soderling

2010

RED [Robert Schwentke] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Gary Capo (+ 2ud) & David Herrington; ph Kansas City: Jeremy Osbern

2010

Mr. Popper's Penguins [Mark Waters] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Lukasz Jogalla

2011

Gambit [Michael Hoffman] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; remake of film (1966, Ronald Neame; ph: Clifford Stine)

2011

Hope Springs/Great Hope Springs [David Frankel] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: Brian Heller

2012

Lullaby [Andrew Levitas] HD/c

2012

One Chance [David Frankel] HD (ARRI ALEXA/Hawk Scope)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: John Marzano

2013

The Book Thief [Brian Percival] HD (ARRI ALEXA & XT Plus)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/b&w-c; aph: Adam Dale

2014

Insurgent [Robert Schwentke] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/scope + Phantom Flex 4K/scope)+RED Scarlet-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; 2uc: Lukasz Jogalla; aph Chicago: David B. Nowell; ph ground unit Chicago: Ted Lichtenheld

2014

Mortdecai [David Koepp] RED Epic/p+HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/p)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph (reshoots October/November); ph (2013): Florian Hoffmeister

2015

Allegiant/The Divergent Series: Allegiant/Allegiant: Part 1 [Robert Schwentke] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/Hawk Scope/Master Scope & ARRI ALEXA 65)-to-D-Cinema (also 3-D version)/c; 2uc: Patrick Loungway; Perfexia unit ph: Anghel Decca

2015

Ascendant/Allegiant: Part 2 [Robert Schwentke] pre-production

2016

Snatched [Jonathan Levine] c; 2uc: Duane Manwiller

 

 TELEVISION

1994

Alles außer Mord [ep #5 'Tödlicher Irrtum' dir by Nikolai Müllerschön] 14-part series, 1994-96; 2nd season, 1995

1995

Alles außer Mord [ep #11 'Blackout' dir by Reinhard Münster] 3rd season, 1996; see 1994

1997

Das vergessene Leben [Claudia Prietzel] tvm

1998

Traumfrau mit Nebenwirkungen [Thomas Freundner] tvm

1998

Männer aus zweiter Hand [Christoph Eichhorn] tvm-ep of 6-part series 'Lauter tolle Frauen I'

1998

Schande/Disgrace [Claudia Prietzel] tvm

1999

Der Elefant in meinem Bett/How to Hide an Elephant [Mark Schlichter] tvm/DigiBeta

1999

Scheidung auf Rädern/Divorce on Wheels [Christine Kabisch] tvm

2000

Küss mich, Frosch [Dagmar Hirtz] tvm/DigiBeta

2003

Sex and the City [ep #77 'The Perfect Present' dir by David Frankel (DF), #78 'Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little' dir by DF, #81 'The Post-It Always Sticks Twice' dir by Alan Taylor (AT), #82 'The Catch' dir by AT, #85 'The Domino Effect' dir by DF, #86 'One' dir by DF, #87 'The Unbearable Lightness of Seeing/Let There Be Light' dir by Michael Patrick King, #88 'The Ick Factor' dir by Wendey Stanzler, #91 'The Cold War' dir by Julian Farino (JF) & #92 'Splat!' dir by JF] 94-part series, 1998-2004; 6th season, 2003-04; other ph: John Thomas

2008

Lie to Me [pilot dir by Robert Schwentke] 48-part series/HD, 2009-11; other ph: Alan Caso & Joseph Gallagher

2013

The Novice [Robert Schwentke] pilot/HD; 2uc: Bob Newcomb & Frank Godwin; for USA Network

2014

Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce [Adam Brooks] pilot/HD (ARRI ALEXA); for Bravo-tv

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1976

Chinesisches Roulette [Rainer Werner Fassbinder] co-set decorator; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1982

Baby, It's You [John Sayles] co-c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1983

Old Enough [Marisa Silver] 2nd c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1985

After Hours [Martin Scorsese] co-c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1985

Death of a Salesman [Volker Schlöndorff; tvm] co-c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1985

Under the Cherry Moon [Prince Rogers Nelson (replaced Mary Lambert)] c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1986

The House on Carroll Street [Peter Yates] prod asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1987

Broadcast News [James L. Brooks] 2nd c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1987

The Last Temptation of Christ [Martin Scorsese] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

 

Mike Nichols - Michael Ballhaus - FB - "Working Girl"

Photo Andrew Schwartz - Thys Ockersen Archive

 

1988

Working Girl [Mike Nichols] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1988

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [Frank Oz] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1988

Baja Oklahoma [Bobby Roth; tvm] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1988

The Fabulous Baker Boys [Steve Kloves] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1989

Goodfellas [Martin Scorsese] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1989

Postcards from the Edge [Mike Nichols] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1990

Hudson Hawk [Michael Lehmann] c.asst New York; ph: Dante Spinotti

1990

Guilty by Suspicion [Irwin Winkler] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1990

What About Bob? [Frank Oz] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1991

The Mambo Kings [Arne Glimcher] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1991

[Bram Stoker's] Dracula [Francis Ford Coppola] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1992

The Age of Innocence [Martin Scorsese] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1992

I'll Do Anything [James L. Brooks] 1st c.asst; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1993

Quiz Show [Robert Redford] c.op; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1994

Outbreak [Wolfgang Petersen] co-c.op; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1995

It Takes Two/Me and My Shadow [Andy Tennant] c.op 'b' cam (New York); ph: Kenneth Zunder

1995

Sleepers [Barry Levinson] c.op; ph: Michael Ballhaus

 

[Right] with ph Oliver Stapleton [black trousers] & dir Michael Hoffman [c] - "One Fine Day"

 

1996

One Fine Day [Michael Hoffman] c.op; ph: Oliver Stapleton

1996

Men in Black [Barry Sonnenfeld] co-c.op New York; ph: Don Peterman

1997

Godzilla [Roland Emmerich] c.op New York; ph: Ueli Steiger

1997

The Object of My Affection [Nicholas Hynter] c.op; ph: Oliver Stapleton

2000

The Legend of Bagger Vance [Robert Redford] c.op (+ 2uc); ph: Michael Ballhaus