Jana Kölmel

Photographer, Filmmaker, Video Editor

Mid Level
Brisbane City, Australia
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About me

Artist working with video, photography, writing. Freelance photographer, and filmmaker. Creative individual, who enjoys collaborations, and working in a team. Always looking for new, challenging opportunities.

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  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Art Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Editing
  • Video
  • Blogging
  • Camera Operation
  • Creative
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Video Editing
  • Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects

Companies I’ve worked with

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        Folkwang University of the Arts

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          This is not a Feminist Project

          Work history


          Photographer & Photo Assistant


          Sep 2006
          • Brisbane, Australia
          • Freelance
          • Freelance Photographer & Assistant: Portraits, Products, Workshops & Events (Cologne & London) Selected Clients: Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future, Folkwang University of the Arts (Essen, Germany), The People Pile, VM Design, Peter Codling Design, Cardboard Cabaret, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Satellit Produktion, Matthew Farrant Photography, Marlen Mauermann Photography


          Jan 2019 - Feb 2019
          • Athens, Greece
          • Freelance
          • Artist in Residence invited by This is not a Feminist Project, funded by Transfer International & NRW Kultursekretariat. Direction, filming and editing of short documentary about women refugees and asylum seekers focusing on intimate observation of everyday rituals that assist in the process of creating a new sense of belonging and self identification.


          Project Manager & Videographer

          Neeeu Spaces GmbH

          Aug 2018 - Jan 2019
          • Berlin, Germany
          • Freelance
          • Managing projects with multidisciplinary team of designers and developers along side creative director. Overseeing all stages of production of projects that combine elements of design and technology starting at cost calculation, quotation, budgeting and scheduling to communication with client, presentation of concepts, ensuring deadlines were being met and ensuring delivery of the final product. Filming & editing of video documentations for NEEEU & client’s website, social media and project presentations. Clients: Future Centre Europe Volkswagen, Factory Berlin, museum4.0 / Staatliche Museen Berlin, Futurium Berlin, Monomango.


          Junior Producer


          Dec 2017 - Sep 2018
          • Frankfurt, Germany
          • Full Time
          • Leading creative team along side art director to produce 3D animation and motion design content for KIA Motor Europe / Innocean for their press conferences at Geneva Motorshow 2017 and IAA Frankfurt 2018. Communication with clients and creative director of the agency, creation of calculations and purchase orders, maintenance of internal booking system, billing, travel planning, booking freelancers, scheduling and ensuring deadlines were being met. Supporting senior producer, executive producer and managing director with their productions for clients such as Elektrolux, Continental, Serviceplan, Porsche, Hyundai.



          Murley Dance

          Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Camera Operator for Spring and Autumn Tour of the company's promotional film. Client: Murley Dance.


          Workshop Leader

          ReachOut RCA

          Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Workshop Leader: Dance in Film (London) Concept, production & delivery of week-long workshop for tenants and residents of Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, supported by ReachOut RCA, The Durham Wharf Foundation & The People Pile; Documentation: http://danceinfilmworkshop.wordpress.com/


          Feb 2010 - Aug 2012
          • Essen, Germany
          • Freelance
          • Assistant to Professor Christopher Muller (Folkwang University of Arts, Essen): Preparation of lectures, research assistant; small teaching tasks; organisation & management of students‘ art shows; administration of the university‘s exhibition & studio space (Galerie & Atelier 52)


          Jan 2008 - Aug 2012
          • Essen, Germany
          • Freelance
          • Assistant to Artist Jitka Hanzlová (Essen) Preparation of presentations, talks, lectures; assist organisation and preparation of shows; organisation of archives; administrative office work; darkroom printing, photography assistant


          Feb 2006 - Jul 2006
          • Cologne, Germany
          • Internship
          • Internship, Photography Studio Kern & Augé (Cologne) Studio & Photography assistant, preparation of the studio for shootings (lighting, set, camera), assisting the shooting process, conduction of small jobs, dealing with high-profile clients, administrative office work



          Photography, Moving Image

          Royal College of Art

          Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
          • London, United Kingdom


          Communication Design, Photography

          Folkwang University of the Arts

          Aug 2006 - Mar 2012
          • Essen, Germany