Biographical Elements

Carl Wiedemann: EFP Steadicam Camera mount inspection: September 2004.

Carl Wiedemann is a freelance Steadicam operator and videographer based in Chicago. He does Steadicam work for corporate videos and dramatic films, as well as on myriad shorts and promotional films. Carl also has an extensive background in experimental and guerilla filmmaking as well as dance film and documentation.

Carl developed his eye for composition and camera placement while shooting and editing 16mm film at Ithaca College in upstate New York. He then immersed himself in black and white cinematography and sound design while acquiring a Master of Fine Arts degree and working on grant funded Art Films in New York and Chicago.

Carl became a certified Steadicam operator in 1994 and has worked for over 15 years as an owner/operator on Corporate and Dramatic projects on both film and video. In the digital era he has operated a wide array of contemporary video cameras and has acquired modest skills with Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro.

Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cinema and Photography from Ithaca College (Magna Cum Laude) and an MFA in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute (Full Merit Scholarship).

He has made short, 16mm films which have screened internationally and at numerous U.S festivals of underground films.

Carl has received filmmaking grants from the Illinois Arts Council , the Chicago Underground Film Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

In 1994 he took the Cinema Products, 5-day intensive Steadicam training class in Rockport, Maine.

The filmmaker coalesced in Rochester, NY and currently resides in Chicago.

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