What (editing) software do you use?
We are using Adobe Premiere Pro for standard editing and Adobe After Effects for color grading, special effects, timelapses and animation. For other applications we use the Adobe Creative Suite (for example Photoshop).
How do the color grading presets work?
We made a detailed video that takes a look at how to install and customize our free color grading presets for Adobe After Effects. Watch the video here:
Which and how many cameras do you own?
We tested several cameras over the last two years, that doesn’t mean we own any of them. We usually rent a specific camera for a job, depending on the project and the client’s budget. We currently own two Canon DSLRs and one Nikon DSLR plus different lenses.
Which camera should I buy?
There is no perfect or best camera! We will soon post a guide on how to find the right DSLR for you.
What kind of job do you have?
We are a small film production company based in Frankfurt, Germany. We mostly shoot corporate and music videos as well as commercials.
What is “Format Frankfurt”?
Format Frankfurt is a movie we made about the German city Frankfurt and its people. It was entirely shot with DSLRs. The full-length documentary will be released in 2013. You can watch the trailer here:
Did you go to film school?
No, we taught everything ourselves.
Can I make suggestions for a tutorial?
Yes, just send us an e-mail to
If you have any questions that weren’t answered here send us a message to
mail -at- fenchel-janisch.de