About the Project
Xiaomi has assigned Photographer & Leica Akademie Instructor Siegfried Hansen
and me to produce a Master Class Series
to support the launch of the Xiaomi 13T Series (Specifically the 13T Pro) of Smartphones, which are made in Support of LEICA Camera AG to ensure the highest possible image quality and photography experience. LEICA co-engineered the Lenses of this new Smartphone and licensed
their color science experience to Xiaomi to help create different color and monochrome looks, as well as lens profiles in portrait mode. Siegfried and I were given the assignment to help Xiaomi
develope a new Master Class format that offers more exploration and variety, compared to previous productions, hosted on Xiaomi's dedicated Master Class Website. Together we came to the
conclusion that a Photography Road-Trip through Germany could be very interesting. And the goal would be to use the new 13T Pro Smartphones to rediscover familiar Cities through our photographic
eyes. So we went on a week long Raod-Trip (which was also the production period) to produce a new Master Class Series for Xiaomi. Delivered were three Master Class episodes with german and
english subtitles, 10x Behind the Scenes Photographs & up to 15x Photographs taken with the 13T Pro.
The whole production took place over three month (Summer 2023) and I was responsible for the following positions:
Director, Producer, Storyboard Artist, Team Manager, DOP, Co-Host & Video Editor.
Sound Operator: Sofian Bello
Camera Operator: Delmar Mavignier
Episode 1 - BERLIN
Episode 2 - HAMBURG
Episode 3 - WETZLAR
Behind The Scenes Photos
Behind the Scenes Photos taken for marketing purposes (Photographer: Delmar Mavignier)
Xiaomi 13T Pro Photographs (Samuel Lintaro Hopf)
Visit the Xiaomi Master Class Website to see the whole Project presentation.