Sepp Allgeier

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Sepp Allgeier
Born 6 February 1895
Freiburg im Breisgau, German Empire
Died 11 March 1968
Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1911–1951

Josef “Sepp” Allgeier (6 February 1895 – 11 March 1968) was a German cinematographer who worked on around fifty features, documentaries and short films. He began his career as a cameraman in 1911 for the Expreß Film Co. of Freiburg. In 1913 he filmed newsreels in the Balkans.[1] He then became an assistant to Arnold Fanck, a leading director of Mountain films. He worked frequently with Luis Trenker and Leni Reifenstahl, both closely associated with the genre. He was Reifenstahl's lead cameraman on her 1935 propaganda film Triumph of the Will. During the Second World War, Allgeier filmed material for newsreels. He later worked in West German television.[2] His son is the cinematographer Hans-Jörg Allgeier.

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  1. ^ Dittrich, Wolfgang (1998) Facts and fragments for Freiburg Film Production History 1901-1918
  2. ^ Reimer & Reimer p.39


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