Basti Hansen


Hi! I am Basti. I am an internationally published Filmmaker & Adventure Photographer based in Tel Aviv, Israel and Cologne, Germany. I work with clients like Mercedes-Benz, Universal Music, ZDF, Lametayel, the Municipality of Tel Aviv and Tourism Boards all over the globe to create adventure / lifestyle films & photographs.

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In the last two years I got a lot of emails & messages with similar questions.
Here are some answers to the questions I get asked the most.

What do you do for a living?

I am a full-time Filmmaker (Cinematographer / Editor) & Adventure Photographer.

Where do you work?

I am based in Tel Aviv and work internationally. Last year I shot & edited 55 projects in 10 countries like the US, Iceland, Germany, UK, Israel, France etc.

What camera / equipment do you use?

Here’s a list with my current setup:

  • Cameras:
    Canon EOS 6D –
    Canon G7X Mark II –
  • Lenses:
    Sigma 35mm f/1.4 –
    Canon 17-40 L f/4 –
    Canon 24-104mm f/4 L –
  • Drone:
    DJI Phantom 4 –
    DJI Phantom 4 Batteries –
  • Stabilizer:
    Glidecam HD-2000 –
  • Camera Backpack:
    Lower Fastpack 250 DSLR –
  • SD Cards:
    SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB –
  • Microphones:
    Rode SmartLav+ –
    Rode VideoMic Pro –
  • Notebook:
    MacBook Pro 15” 2015 –
  • Software:
    Adobe CC –
    (Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC etc.)

How can I work with you?

Send me a mail with your ideas, with what you have in mind and we’ll go from there.

Do you offer internships?

In general, YES. Shoot me a mail with some of your work (commercial work / personal projects / whatever you got).
If the timing is right, I am all open for the idea.

Which video editing software do you use?

I usually work with the Adobe ecosystem: Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe After Effects / Photoshop / Audition.
If I work with a TV Network, I sometimes edit in Avid Media Composer as NLE to align with their workflow. Whatever if necessary / easier. I prefer Adobe Premiere Pro though.

Which photo editing software do you use?

Mac: Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Lightroom
Mobile: VSCO Cam / Lens Distortions

What's your favorite drink?

Hot Chocolate. By far.