Ralph Baetschmann


Ralph was born in 1973 in St. Gallen / Switzerland.
After obtaining formal education and training as an electrician, he focused on his passion for extreme sport movies. His film career developed in various high alpine areas around the world. During those years he shaped his skills in traditional filmmaking and exposing film.

At the University of Television and Film in Munich, Germany,  he improved his knowledge with all given tools in the field of visual filmmaking in various projects and workshops on a regular basis.

Possessing a developed base of solid handcraft and a stand out visual voice made him become an important and trusted component to a lot of visionary Directors. Today, award winning cinematographer Ralph Baetschmann contributes his visual style to music videos, commercials, shorts and feature films.

ralph lives with his family in Switzerland. welcome ralph!

Ralph Baetschmann



commercials / corporate
migros | jyri pasanen | rosas & co
swisscom | humbi entress | who’s mc queen picture
aroma | chrigi breitschmid & beat hoesli | eqal visual productions
on running | dominic fistarol | get some popcorn
electrolux | stephan usteri | markenfilm schweiz
engadin st. moritz | marco lutz | shining pictures
electrolux | humbi entress | who’s mc queen picture
skoda | marco lutz | shining pictures
bico of switzerland | marco lutz | shining pictures
happysleep | marco lutz | shining pictures
swiss-ski | marco lutz | shining pictures
great himalaya trails | jyri pasanen | who’s mc queen picture
sbb | humbi entress | shining pictures
bkw | humbi entress | stories
heineken | humbi entress | who’s mc queen picture
swisscom „arte verdana“ | humbi entress | who’s mc queen  picture
swisscom „work smart“ | humbi entress | who’s mc queen  picture
icebreaker | humbi entress | feit film
swisscom „tap it“ | dominic fistarol | raylusion
raiffeisen | domink bauer | get some popcorn
brack | jonas meier | zweihund
axa winterthur | humbi entress | who’s mc queen  picture
red bull | dominic fistarol | get some popcorn
schwyzer kantonalbank | tobias weber | &soehne
amag | toni krebs | leguan productions
swisscom „business booster“ | humbi entress | who’s mc queen  picture
red bull „x-run“ | beat hoesli | eqal visual productions
concordia | marco lutz | absolutturnus film
laax „employees film“ | humbi entress | mmp films
laax „happy up“ | humbi entress | mmp films
ubs | tobias weber | &soehne
greenland campaign | humbi entress | mmp films
stoeckli | tobias weber | &soehne
lean on me | jonas meier | zweihund
giberg | olivier egli | condor films
erdgas zurich | jonas meier | zweihund
head | marco lutz | shining pictures
odlo | jan hellstern | panam film
m-electronics | marco lutz | condor films
tele | chrigi breitschmid | eqal visual productions
swiss ice hockey | marco lutz | shining pictures
helsana | alexandra fisher | seed
head „wait for it“| marco lutz | shining pictures
bmc | jan hellstern | panam film
head „speed-o-holic“ | marco lutz | shining pictures
rimuss | juerg hostettler | the band
jack wolfskin | marco lutz | blickfang
thuner seespiele | simon jaquemet | das kollektiv
swissski | marchello schnyder | glass film
dubai pearl | marco lutz | geonex
sunrise/universal | marco lutz | jd pictures
walder schuhe | chrigi breitschmid | eqal visual productions
jean louis | tobias weber | wirz&fraefel productions
zimtstern | marco lutz | jd pictures
forster&bischof | juerg hostettler | juerg hostettler

feature film
cargo | ivan engler | atlantis pictures

documentary/sport
the mysteries of our forest | heikko boehm | docmine productions
im karst | boris tomschiczek | pelle film
kingsize | marco lutz | jd pictures
primevil | marco lutz | jd pictures
desired effect | marco lutz | jd pictures
moment’s notice | marco lutz | jd pictures

short film
fucking complicated | anja habermehl | zhdk
kick down | olivier egli | sunday pictures
block | simon jaquemet | das kollektiv

music videos
seven „i don’t give up“ | andrew jones | redkey
müslüm „ego“ | aladin hasic | scorproduction
seven „nobody wants to dance | mitch bekk | shining pictures
seven feat stefanie heinzmann „lost“ | seven | leguan productions
glitter wasteland „don’t let it go“ | ivan engler | visualscience
seven „lisa“ german release | seven | redkey
fabienne louves „samschtig“ | aladin hasic
seven „lisa“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
blingster „got balls“ | simon jaquemet | wirz&fraefel
breitbild „nacht“ | simon jaquemet | 08eins
nunzio la vecchia „nightshift“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
urban junior „ah ah ah ah“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
seven „golden stairs“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
superstar dj’s feat. delinquent habits „mescalito“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
celina „lösch meine nummer“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
gimma „links rechts“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
seven „wake up“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
love bugs „the key“ | simon steuri | nation music
black tiger feat. apache „zwei waelte“  | marco lutz | jd pictures
aman „ghoer di nid“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
breitbild „richtig“ | ralph baetschmann | 08eins
breitbild „fuer eis hets immer no glangt | simon jaquemet | 08eins
angelheart „vipers kiss“ | ralph baetschmann | blickfang
open season „step by step“ | juerg hostettler | blickfang
gimma „superschwiizer“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
gimma „isziit“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
seven „mother“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
sad feat. greis & zueri west „sense“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
x-chaibe „uf was wartemer“ | olivier egli | blickfang
snag „mam“ | ralph baetschmann , snag | blickfang
sektion kuchikaeschtli feat. luut & tüütli „satdttiar“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
lockstoff „lueg me nomol a“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
breitbild „gib mir as mic“ | ralph baetschmann | 08eins
dada ante portas „she cries“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
dj tatana feat. jael „always on my mind“ | marco lutz | jd pictures
sektion kuchikaeschtli „i han“ | marco lutz | blood sweat & tears
sektion kuchikaeschtli „klartext“ | ralph baetschmann | blickfang







 

Ralph Baetschmann



AWARDS

2016
nominee - best commercial | edi 2016 | skoda „made for switzerland
nominee - best tourism&travel | deauville green awards 2016 | nepal „great himalaya trails“
nominee - best online&multimedia | edi 2016 | nepal „great himalaya trails
winner silver - best corporate | cannes corporate media & tv awards 2016 | bkw „energie“
winner special award editing | edi 2016 | bkw „energie“
nominee - best corporate&imagefilm | edi 2016 | bkw „energie“


2015
nominee - best corporate | edi 2015 | swisscom „arte verdana“
winner silver - best corporate film | deauville green awards 2015 | village culure in greenland
nominee | dutch mountain film festival | biking the greenland ice cap
nominee - best online&multimedia | edi 2015 | seven „nobody wants to dance“


2014
nominee - best virals&clips | edi 2014 | icebreaker „artist series – simon beck“
winner silver | tourfilm riga 2014 | greenland rough. real. remote.
nominee | tourism film festival amorgos 2014 || greenland rough. real. remote.
official selection | 33rd uppsala int. short film festival 2014 sweden | fucking complicated

2013
winner bronze - best corporate | edi 2013 | laax „enployees film“
winner special award for camera | edi 2013 | greenland rough. real. remote.
winner fijet prize | tourfilm festival 2013 prague | biking the greenland ice cap
winner silver – best sports&tourism | art&tur 2013 portugal | biking the greenland ice cap
official selection | silafest 2013 belgrade | biking the greenland ice cap
offical selection | 9th zurich film festival 2013 | fucking complicated

2011
winner special director’s award | edi 2011 | head „wait for it“

2010
winner fan’s choice award – best sci-fi film | toronto after dark film festival 2010 canada | cargo
nominee - best feature film | swiss film prize quartz 2010 | cargo
nominee – best of puchon | 14th puchon fantastic film festival 2010 south korea | cargo
official selection | 42nd sitges fantastic film festival 2010 spain | cargo
official selection | 31st max ophuels prize film festival 2010 | cargo
official selection | 17th gerardmer fantastic film festival 2010 france | cargo
offical selection | 45th solothurn film festival 2010 | cargo
official selection | sxsw international film festival 2010 usa | cargo
official selection | 53rd san francisco international film festival 2010 usa | cargo
official selection |  36th seattle international film festival 2010 usa | cargo
official selection | 5th fest espinho international film festival 2010 portugal | cargo
official selection | 10th nifff neuchatel international fantastic film festival 2010 | cargo
official selection | 34th mostra sao paulo international film festival 2010 brazil | cargo
official selection | icon tel aviv international fantastic film festival 2009 israel | cargo
official selection | 16th l’etrange festival Paris 2010 france | cargo
official selection | cph pix copenahgen international  feature film festival 2009 denmark | cargo
official selection | 9th sci fi london film festival 2010 uk | cargo
official selection | 24th afi los angeles international film festival 2010 usa | cargo

2009
winner gold - sound&stories/jury award | 44th solothurn film festival 2009 | breitbild „nacht“
winner gold – best music clip | edi 2009 | breitbild „nacht“
official selection | 44th solothurn film festival 2009 | block

2008
winner bronze – best clip&trailers | edi 2008 | nunzio la vecchia „nightshift“
winner gold - sound&stories jury award / 43rd solothurn film festival 2008 | urban junior
winner gold - sound&stories audience award / 43rd solothurn film festival 2008 | urban junior
nominee – best national music video | swiss music awards 2008 | seven „wake up“
official selection | 14th toronto worldwide short film festival 2008 cananda | block
official selection | 6th shnit international short film festival bern 2008 | block

2007
official selection | 13th encounters int. short film festival 2007 uk | block

2005
official selection | 7th thessaloniki documentary festival 2005 greece | im karst
official selection | 5th ecocinema athens international film festival 2005 greece | im karst

2004
winner silver - audience award | spotlight 2004 | forster&bischof „fmx“
winner - best snowboarder in a video | xtremey award los angeles 2004 | kingsize
winner - segment award | verbier outdoor film festival 2004 | kingsize
nominee | munich starter filmprize 2004 | im karst
nominee - best young talent film | 3rd naturvision film festival ludwigsburg 2004 | im karst
official selection | 19th dok.fest munich international documentary festival 2004 | im karst
official  selection | 8th jihlava int. documentary film festival 2004 czech republic | im karst

 

 

Ralph Baetschmann
Ralph Baetschmann