David Slama

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David Slama (born February 19, 1946 in Prague , Czechoslovakia , † October 15, 2020 ) was a German cameraman . He taught at the International Film School Cologne (ifs).


Slama received his camera training at the Czechoslovak film and television studios in Prague. After emigrating in 1968 he studied from 1969 in West Berlin at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb) with Michael Ballhaus and Peter Stein .

From 1973 Slama shot over 80 feature and television films as a cameraman. a. with the directors Luc Bondy , Reinhard Hauff , Peter Stein , Philipp Kadelbach , Andreas Prochaska , Carlo Rola and Adolf Winkelmann . He also worked for Martin Scorsese with his mentor and friend Michael Ballhaus .

Parallel to his artistic work, he taught at the German Film and Television Academy , the University of Hamburg , the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and the Hanover University of Applied Sciences . From 2010 Slama was Professor of Cinematography - Director of Photography for Feature Film at IFS Cologne and member of the German Film Academy . He died in October 2020 at the age of 74.

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  1. Award-winning cinematographer David Slama is dead. In: nau.ch . October 16, 2020, accessed October 16, 2020 .
  2. David Slama. In: deutsche-filmakademie.de . Retrieved November 30, 2019 .
  3. Roland Film Prize. In: tatort-eifel.de. Archived from the original on September 23, 2017 ; accessed on October 17, 2020 .