Hans Rosenwinkel: Adventurer, Explorer, Filmmaker, Professor

University of Colorado Denver

Last year Hans Rosenwinkel, CU Denver’s College of Arts and Media Associate Professor in the Department of Theater, Film, and Video Production, co-produced, filmed and edited Xpedition China: Search for Shangri La in association with the production company, Breakwater Entertainment. The new television series gave insight to China’s untouched beauty, from the Terracotta Warriors to Pandas in the wild. The series was aired worldwide with three major global networks including Discovery Velocity network in the USA, CCTV-China, and National Geographic International.

Rosenwinkel was allowed unprecedented access in China and is thinking bigger for the continuation of the series to be shot in other exotic locations across the globe. Rosenwinkel is no stranger to world travel. Prior to his project in China, Rosenwinkel has traveled everywhere from the Siberia border to film the Ice Festival down to the tropics to film indigenous people. It’s a challenging kind of filmmaking, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Back at CU Denver’s College of Arts and Media, you can find Rosenwinkel in the classroom teaching a variety of courses from introductory film to advanced editing. His experience as a writer, producer and editor keeps him fresh in the industry, which he then brings to his students.

“I know how stuff works, what the business expects, and what [students] need to know to progress in the industry,” stated Rosenwinkel.

Rosenwinkel’s most recently finished work is a documentary called The Current which is airing nationwide on EPIX. He co-directed, wrote, filmed, and edited the story which is based on the healing powers of the ocean. The Current has been selected for multiple film festivals including the Boulder International Film Festival. Rosenwinkel is just one of the many highly-accredited faculty members teaching here at CAM.

January 12, 2015 | Faculty Highlight