Photo by Piotr Jaxa

Photo by Piotr Jaxa [1993]

               

 PIOTR SOBOCINSKI

Born: 3 February 1958, Lódz, Poland, as Piotr Sobociński, son of doph Witold Sobociński.

Died: 26 March 2001, Vancouver, Canada, during the prod of 'Trapped'.

Education: PWSFTviT, Lódz [graduated in 1982].

Career: Was member of the STOFF [PSC].

Was married to actress Hanna Mikuć. His son Piotr Jr. [1983-] is a doph & dir ['Zima/Winter', 2004]. His son Michal [1987-] is a c.op and doph.

Wrote poems which were published posthumously in 2002: 'Jestem. Jestem snem'.

Appeared in the doc 'Wiecej swiatla. Festiwal Operatorów Filmowych Camerimage '97' [1997, Piotr Lazarkiewicz; ph: Adam Sikora].

Awards: Camerimage 'Silver Frog' [1994] & 'Oscar' AA nom [1995] for 'Trois couleurs: rouge'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' [1995] for 'Siódmy pokój'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1997] for 'Marvin's Room'; Camerimage 'Bronze Frog' Award [2001] for 'Hearts in Atlantis'; Camerimage 'Honorary Golden Frog' Award [2001].


"Hearts in Atlantis"

"Trapped"



 FILMS AT THE ACADEMY

1979

Kancik [Arkadiusz Drabinski; short] c.op; ph: Przemyslaw Skwirczynski

1980

Drugi oddech [Janusz Darecki] c; doc/8m

1980

Pierwsza milosc/First Love [Janusz Darecki] c; short/18m

1980

Usta pelne ziemi [Nono Dragovic] c; short/22m; cph: Przemyslaw Skwirczynski & Andrzej Jeziorek

1980

Wyspa [Ewa Bilinska] c; short/19m; cph: Tomasz Pijanowski & Eduardo Piotraszewski

1981

Ptaki [Piotr Sobocinski] c; short/5m

1982

Epilog [Natalia Koryncka] b&w; short/11m; cph: Dariusz Panas


 FILMS

1979

Arena zycia [Bogdan Dziworski] c; doc/20m; cph: Ryszard Lenczewski, Krzysztof Ptak & Wit Dabal

1983

Die Kinder von Himmlerstadt [Elke Jonigkeit & Hartmut Kaminski] 16mm/b&w-c; doc/29m; cph: Krzysztof Wyszynski

1983

Milczenie [Tomasz Lengren] c; doc/12m

1983

Norwid [Natalia Koryncka] c; doc/518mtr; cph: Dariusz Panas & Andrzej Adamczak

With Marek Nowicki - "Milosc z listy przebojów"

With c.op Marcin Isajewicz

1984

Milosc z listy przebojów [Marek Nowicki] c

1985

Tanie pieniadze/Cheap Money [Tomasz Lengren] c

1986

Szczurolap [Andrzej Czarnecki] c; doc/20m; cph: Marcin Isajewicz & Mieczyslaw Herba

1986

Magnat/The Magnate [Filip Bajon] c; in 2 parts

1988

Koniec [Boguslaw Linda] c; 55m

1989

Bal na dworcu w Koluszkach/The Ball at the Koluszki Junction [Filip Bajon] c

1989

Lawa. Opowiesc o 'Dziadach' Adama Mickiewicza/Forefathers [Tadeusz Konwicki] c

1989

Potyautasok/Stowaways/On the Wild Side [Sándor Söth] c

1990

Bronsteins Kinder/Bronstein's Children [Jerzy Kawalerowicz] c; cph: Witold Sobocinski

1992

Die Wildnis [Werner Masten] c

1992

A nagy postarablás/The Great Post Office Robbery [Sándor Söth] c; cph: Gábor Szabó

1993

Trois couleurs: rouge/Trzy kolory: czerwony/Three Colors: Red [Krzysztof Kieslowski] c

1995

A hetedik szoba/La settima stanza/The Seventh Room/Siódmy pokój/Die Jüdin Edith Stein [Márta Mészáros] c

1995

Marvin's Room [Jerry Zaks] c

1996

Ransom [Ron Howard] b&w-c; 2uc: David M. Dunlap; aph: David B. Nowell

1996

Twilight [Robert Benton] c; 2uc: P. Scott Sakamoto

1998

Kyosuke Himuro [Ralph Ziman] music video/?m; 2uc: Piotr Kukla

2000

Angel Eyes [Luis Mandoki] c

2000

Hearts in Atlantis [Scott Hicks] s35/c; uncred cph: Allen Daviau & Emmanuel Lubezki; 2uc: Henry Cline; film dedicated to P. Sobocinski

2001

Trapped/24 Hours [Luis Mandoki] b&w-c; cph: Frederick Elmes; 2uc: Eduardo Martínez Solares; in loving memory of P. Sobocinski


 TELEVISION

1984

Remis [Krzysztof Lang] tvm/54m

1985

Zu Hause - Was ist das eigentlich? [Elke Jonigkeit] doc/b&w-c/45m/16mm; cph: Hans-Eberhard Leupold & Serge Roman

1986

Biala wizytówka [Filip Bajon] 6-part miniseries; 2uc: Krzysztof Tusiewicz

1987

Morgen in Shanghai - Wie Gras im Wind [Hagen Müller-Stahl] 7-part series/16mm

1988

Dekalog, trzy/Decalogue 3/Honor the Sabbath Day [Krzysztof Kieslowski] tvm/56m; ep of 10-part series

1988

Dekalog, dziewiec/Decalogue 9/Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife [Krzysztof Kieslowski] tvm/58m; ep of 10-part series

1989

Pension Sonnenschein [Filip Bajon] tvm

1991

Unser Lehrer Dr. Specht/Our Teacher Dr. Specht [pilot (90m) 'Vaterfreuden' dir by Werner Masten (WM) & ep #1-13 dir by WM] pilot + 68-part series, 1992-99; 1st season, 1992

1992

Unser Lehrer Dr. Specht/Our Teacher Dr. Specht [ep #14-19 dir by Werner Masten] 2nd season, 1993; other ep ph by Atze Glanert; see 1991

1993

Die PIEFKE-Saga [ep #4 'Die Erfüllung' dir by Werner Masten] 4-part miniseries, 1990 & 1993

1994

...nächste Woche ist Frieden [Peter Schulze-Rohr] tvm; 2uc; ph: Witold Sobocinski

1994

Zu Fuss und ohne Geld [Werner Masten] 4-part miniseries

1995

Frauenarzt Dr. Markus Merthin [ep #15 'Beziehungen', #16 'Babys', #17 'Alte Bekannte' & #18 'Pläne' dir by Matthias Gohlke] pilot + 52-part series, 1994-95 & 1997; 1st season, 1994-95

1995

Die Strassen von Berlin [ep #1 'Babuschka' dir by Werner Masten] 22-part series, 1995-2000


 MISCELLANEOUS

1968

Planeta ziemia [Mieczyslaw Waskowski; tvm/24m] actor; ph: Jan Laskowski

1979

Pielgrzym [Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki; doc] co-c.asst; ph: Jacek Petrycki, Witold Stok, Wit Dabal, Krzysztof Ptak, a.o.

1979

Wlasna wina [Wieslaw Helak; tvm] co-c.op; ph: Witold Sobocinski

1981

Byl jazz/And All That Jazz [Feliks Falk] co-c.op; ph: Witold Sobocinski

1981

Hamadria [Jacek Schmidt] c.op; ph: Przemyslaw Skwirczynski

1982

Nieciekawa historia/An Uneventful Story [Wojciech Jerzy Has] c.op; ph: Grzegorz Kêdzierski

Dir Marek Nowicki - P. Sobocinski (c.op) - Witold Sobocinski - "Widziadlo"

1983

Widziadlo/The Phantom [Marek Nowicki] c.op; ph: Witold Sobocinski

1984

O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji/O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization [Piotr Szulkin] c.op + Steadicam op; ph: Witold Sobocinski

1987

Zjoek: De kunst van het vergeten [Erik van Zuylen] gaffer; ph: Witold Sobocinski