Here you can check out some examples of my work. I mainly focus on my own film productions and commissions for commercial companies and non-profit organizations.
Since I am a freelance film maker I have all my own equipment, and if there is something needed that I don't have I can always make it.
I have multiple cameras: ranging from DSLR’s to the new Black Magic Ursa Mini 4K camera but, with just cameras you can’t make a film. I’ve got a selection of new and vintage lenses, as well as all the extra equipment you’ll need to make any shot you want, like my own steadyecam with wireless follow focus.
Floris Schäfer (Amsterdam, 1984) is a Dutch film maker, artist and photographer. As a film maker, he has a great interest in creating concepts, storytelling, camera technique and directing.
As a child he didn’t really want to become anything, but his parents did not allow this. So, in 2003 he went to the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy. After one year, he moved from Amsterdam to The Hague, where he finished his study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KABK) in 2008. During this time he worked as a fashion photographer and later ended up in the film business.
Ever since then he has been selling his soul to commercial and non-commercial film projects.
Why? Because he wants to ‘make stuff’. From making sculptures out of wooden pegs, to music videos, and even directing large scale drama productions. So long as he is busy creating, he is happy.
On the one hand, he is not good in writing about himself but, fortunately on the other, he is handy with a steady cam, building his own rigs, jibs and wireless follow-focus systems.
On the less technical side; Floris never gets discouraged by impossibilities. By combining creativity and practical know-how, he is able to develop the diverse projects that he works on with camera crews, theater companies, advertisements agencies, musicians, political parties and even teenagers.
Film making is an expensive business, but we can always come to some kind of arrangement. For commercial projects I have fixed rates but for artistic projects or commissions by non-profit organizations the price is negotiable, depending on the nature of the project.
As much as I’d like to take all the credit, it’s impossible to make a project work without the help of others. Here are some of the talented people I collaborate with on a regular basis. Depending on the nature and size of the project, they’ll gladly help with the project.