Episode 10 – Tim Van Beveren (Part 1)

Guest Speaker – Tim Van Beveren (TVB)

Tim van Beveren is a journalist, photographer, cameraman, and filmmaker. He has been involved in the media industry for more than 30 years and has played an important role as author, director, and co-worker in the development of several award-winning film and television productions (including the German Federal Film Award, New York Festivals, International Great Lakes Film Festival and others).

Since the end of the 1980s, he has also reported from crises and war zones, e.g. the popular uprising in Nepal (1989), Kurdistan and Afghanistan. He accompanied the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt at the end of 1990 on his successful humanitarian mission to Iraq in order to reach the release of the Germans and other citizens of dictator Saddam Hussein who were kept in “strategic sites” as “human shields”. Before and after he reported as a correspondent on behalf of private and public TV providers from the crisis area of the Gulf (1990-1991) and later the Balkan conflict in the former Yugoslavia (1991-1995). Van Beveren himself became a direct witness to the conflicts of the modern era. From 1998 to 2005 he lived and worked as a TV and print correspondent in the USA since 2008 he lives in Berlin.

Nominations and awards : 1986 nominated for the Max-Ophüls-Award / 1988 federal film-award for participating in “Das Treibhaus“ / 1996 gold medal at the New York Festivals for the TV-documentary “Fear is included in the Airfare – a crash and its consequences“ (ARD) /2015 total of four international awards for the documentary “Unfiltered breathed in – the Truth about Aerotoxic Syndrome” / 2016 and 2017 awarded with several honorable mentions by IPA and Monochrome Awards / 2018 best documentary made by or about women at Alive Doc International Festival at Los Angeles for “Women Composers” / 2019 best documentary feature at 10th World Music and Independent Film Festival at Washington DC for “Women Composers”

Tim van Beveren Bio

journalist /editor/photographer/director

Languages: : German, English, Italian, French, Dutch

Nationality: : German

Works as: : journalist and editor (economics, law, consumers, specialized in aviation and space, technology and environment, investigative reporter, TV- and radio-producer, cameraman (DP) expert for aircraft accidents, media coach, teacher for journalism, photography and filmmaking, director.

Specials: : private pilot (PiC + 6.500 hr), scuba-diving, digital and analog camera- and editing systems (AVID, FCP, FCP X), helicopter based aerial videography (FLIR) and remote controlled drones, investigative research, computer systems and applications (Apple and Windows), photoshop, web-design and social media, internet-campaigning.

1982 – – 1986 Studies of Law at Rh. Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität, Bonn

1982 – – 1984 Internship News Desk, free-lance author Stadtfernsehen Videobonn (became later DFA) camera, editor, studio-director

1984 – – 1986 movie “Jannan – the extradition“ (script, director, producer)

1986 – – 1989 Studies of Art in Urbino, Italy – film editing in Rome

Since 1989 working for : : DW, ARD, ZDF, Arte, 3SAT, RTL, SAT 1, VOX, PRO 7, RAI, NRK, KRO, CBS, NBC, Phönix, ABC Australia, DDP, SFR, ORF as well as private production companies with the following formats: news, economics, science, current affairs, aviation, documentaries

1996 – – 2005 correspondent in the USA for Swiss media productions

Since 2005 back in Germany, author, editor, producer and DoP for private and public owned broadcast and print media, media-coach, guest lecturer for photography and digital media, int’l coordinator and supervising art director for the necropolis-project, filmmaker

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