Claudio von Planta - documentary filmmaker
Claudio von Planta Interview (part 1)
For close to 25 years Claudio von Planta has been traveling the world and documenting the stories of those in conflict areas and hidden corners of the planet.
This piece provides an overview of some of the Claudio's work including footage filmed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, the Congo, Turkey, Kurdistan and West Papua.
Claudio von Planta is an award winning filmmaker - having the following credits to his name:
2006 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form, as director/cameraman with Sorious Samura as presenter in SURVIVING SUDAN (Living with Refugees)
2006 Winner of One World Media Award for Best Journalism, as director/cameraman with Sorious Samura as presenter in LIVING WITH AIDS
2006 Broadcast Awards for Best Multi Channel Programme of the Year, as director/cameraman for filming Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's motorbike expedition LONG WAY ROUND
1998 Special Commendation from the Rory Peck Award and a Royal Television Society Nomination for one of the best three foreign documentaries, as cameraman working for director Gwynne Roberts on SADDAM'S SECRET TIME BOMB
Claudio von Planta Interview (part 2)
In this in-depth interview Claudio talks about the equipment he uses; why he chooses small cameras which allow him to be mobile and to move quickly in conflict zones, and how the changing technology has influenced what he is able to do when working in dangerous and hostile environments.