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Christian Sebaldt is a German-born cinematographer best known for his work on the long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation[1] television series, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) in 2010.[2][3] In addition, he has worked on numerous major motion pictures, including Resident Evil: Apocalypse and FeardotCom,[4] and commercials for companies like Toyota and Energizer.[5]

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Life & careerEdit

Sebaldt was born and raised in Munich, Germany, his first serious exposure to the film industry was as a trainee at Bavaria Film, a studio in Munich. He spent time in multiple departments, including the visual effects unit, gaining experience that later served him well on effects-heavy projects.[6][7] His first professional credit was as an on the Rainer Werner Fassbinder film Lili Marleen, where he served as an assistant and cameraman to director of photography Michael Ballhaus. In 1984, Sebaldt relocated to Los Angeles and began work on numerous projects, including music videos and television commercials. He shot 13 episodes of the Nickelodeon series The Secret World of Alex Mack, and an episode of the documentary series America's Most Wanted. He served as DP for the first two seasons of the crime drama Pacific Blue. Around this time, he became a regular collaborator of director Sean McNamara, shooting films like Galgameth, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, P.U.N.K.S., and Race to Space. In total, he has accumulated over 35 feature film credits.

Since the 2002 direct-to-video science-fiction film Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, many of Sebaldt's projects have been filmed on digital video rather than film. He applied this style of dark, gritty photography onto films like Resident Evil: Apocalypse and FeardotCom,[8] and on television series like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,[9] for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series[10] and a Kodak Vision Award,[11] as well as a nomination for an ASC Award. His most recent project has been the dark fantasy series Lucifer.

Personal lifeEdit

Sebaldt is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the Visual Effects Society, among others.[12] He has been married since 2001 to script supervisor Mary Anne Seward, with whom he has had one child.

Selected filmographyEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TELEVISION « Christian Sebaldt, ASC". sebaldt-asc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  2. ^ "Christian Sebaldt | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  3. ^ "Christian Sebaldt onstage during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  4. ^ "FEATURES « Christian Sebaldt, ASC". sebaldt-asc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  5. ^ "COMMERCIALS « Christian Sebaldt, ASC". sebaldt-asc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  6. ^ Coalition, ProVideo (2017-01-24). "Art of The Shot: Christian Sebaldt, ASC". ProVideo Coalition. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  7. ^ "BIO « Christian Sebaldt, ASC". sebaldt-asc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  8. ^ "FEATURES « Christian Sebaldt, ASC". sebaldt-asc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  9. ^ "TELEVISION « Christian Sebaldt, ASC". sebaldt-asc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  10. ^ Coalition, ProVideo (2017-01-24). "Art of The Shot: Christian Sebaldt, ASC". ProVideo Coalition. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  11. ^ "BIO « Christian Sebaldt, ASC". sebaldt-asc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  12. ^ "BIO « Christian Sebaldt, ASC". sebaldt-asc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.