Travelling in general, especially South Africa, has always been his passion. Since autumn 1992 together with other journalists and technicians Michael Stroh built up n-tv, the first German tv news channel. Together with Wieland Scharf he formed the n-tv travelling department in spring 1993.
Later, his journey took him to Bonn, as a member of the n-tv parliament editorial staff. Further, he also worked for the n-tv economic department , as well as in the editorial office for new media. At the same time he worked as Day Chief editor at n-tv and developed new program ideas.
However, after n-tv moved to Cologne 2004, he came back to Berlin. Since then, Michael Stroh has been working for blue planet tv as an editor and director in a broad variety of productions.
Arno Canzler studied communication science at the Technical University of Berlin. At blue planet he works as a freelance cameraman and studio engineer. For many years Arno has been involved in a large number of n-tv travel productions and therefore he has been to all five continents more than just once.
As a cameraman, he has significantly shaped nearly all “This is my ...” productions with celebrities. Furthermore, he has gained extensive experience in the production of image films and footage material while working on many TUI productions.
Since several years and together with sound engineer Sven Fackler Arno specialised on so called "unmanned air vehicles" (camera drones). Those drones were used in 2014/2015 during filming at the Mekong River and on Taiwan.
Being a qualified sound engineer, Sven Fackler worked as a technician for the German TV news agency DFA . He was based on outside broadcast vans (SNGs) for several years. Already then his work focused on providing services for n-tv. He then concentrated on EB productions. Among other things he went on a four-week-trip to Australia for n-tv in 2004. There he was responsible for the sound of the three-part-serial “This is my Australia”.
Sven has been responsible for the sound quality of all our important productions since the founding of blue planet tv. But Sven also works for other broadcasters. Together with Arno Canzler he specialised on camera drones and therefore he very often managed to deliver wonderful images from a bird's eye view.
Klaus Wiesinger > the voice < is a skilled journalist and has been doing this for almost 40 years now. He started his career as an anchorman in the primetime of DDR radio broadcasting. After the fall of the Berlin Wall he continued working as an anchorman and editor, but now for n-tv. In 1995 he became the head of a n-tv editorial departement, where he presented many broadcasts about health topics and wellness.
Since 2005 Klaus Wiesinger is working as a freelancing journalist as well as a narrator in radio plays and synchronisations. Since the foundation of blue planet he has contributed to a large number of productions. Therefore, you can hear his narrating voice on many documentations and image videos.
Benjamin Mücket studied eBusiness at the BTU Cottbus. At blue planet he wants to broaden his knowledge in the technical area, particularly with regard to film editing. Amongst other things he is jointly responsible for the broadcast "Berlin NONSTOP" on TV Berlin. His IT skills and his passion for film editing go together very well at blue planet.
"Pathways come into existence simply by using them": that's the credo of Johannes Westerkamp, head of Berlin based special tours operator Terra Incognita Tours. His motivation for working as tourguide and jounalist for many years is to do things differently and better than others, not to be restricted in one's own thinking, to leave beaten tracks, to discover "Neuland" and to think laterally. Johannes' and Wieland's paths crossed in nearly 1993 for the first time and ran clearly parallel the following twelve years at n-tv, the first German TV news channel, where Johannes worked at the planning desk and in the tour & travel department.
In 2011, he quit his job as Senior Editor to put a long-desired wish into action: to work as a tour guide and to offer extraordinary and unique tours. From this point of view, a life career from news editor to travel journalist really makes sense. Johannes Westerkamp strengthens the blue planet-team as freelancer, he is in charge of productions and is actively committed to the development of new business segments.
Pablo Gollmer Hidalgo
Pablo, is a new crew member of the blue planet filming team. A newcomer with spanish roots.
After a three year training to become a digital media designer and lots of internships, he worked with a couple camera crews. Reports and daily news topics for a variety of european tv channels: This was his life. Now he is working as a freelance Camera- and Soundassistant in Berlin. During the summer 2016 he came to blue planet and was send to South Africa for a shoot right away and did a very good job with that. When he is not behind the camera, he loves to take photos with his own camera to document the set life. As a cameraman he also shot a couple of music videos before.
The team of blue planet tv has a new face, Mark Schneider will start his 4 months of internship on the first of April.
In this time he would like to learn how the daily job as an editor is. He wants to learn new things, which have an influence on him in the future and help him find his own way.
He says: ,,Traveling is the moment when I feel alive. For me, the possibility to travel stands for quality of life, so I would love to combine my job with that passion. I always thought about becoming a journalist, because of the versatility this job comes with. I could really imagine becoming a foreign correspondent or also to work as a travel journalist in the future. I truly hope that my time at blue planet tv will help me to make the right decision for my future.''