STORYTELLING IS ABOUT CONNECTING TO OTHER PEOPLE
AND HELPING PEOPLE SEE WHAT YOU SEE.
My passion is documentary storytelling, and my medium is video. I create short web-based documentary films combining video, photos and sound to tell your story in a unique and creative way.
Your story told visually can be a powerful way to connect with your clients and emphasise who you are, what you do and why. My focus is on making sure you get the right video to help you promote yourself.
Why Hire Me
I will work closely with you to capture the essence of your story and ensure that it fits you and your needs. My mission is to craft a creative and compelling story content that positively impacts and connects you and your clients.
Mini Documentary Stories
Meet the Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners
Romana Moser – Romanaschrift
Romana’s work includes writing on blackboards and window panels for various businesses, creating unique and eye-catching store front windows that attract new customers. She also creates hand written cards for weddings, events and holidays. Watch this video to learn more about her work, what inspires her and who she is.
Connect With Romana: Website
Kerstin Greschek – Keep on Walking
Born in Neustadt, Germany Kerstin loved sports since she was a little child. After a serious injury she decided to take a break and find out what she wants to do in life. She came back determined to be self employed and started her own company. By utilizing what she studied and combining it with her passion for sports, she now helps others overcome pain and not let it stop them from continuing to do sports. She achieves this by showing them ways to change their habits and exercise in a more efficient and painless way.
Connect with Kerstin: Website
Carmit Natan – Soprano Singer
Born in Jerusalem, Israel Carmit came to Basel following her love for Baroque music. As a touring artist, Carmit presents with her exceptional sopran voice music of the Baroque and Classical styles, and communicates with her audiences through music of the past. Her academic path includes graduate studies in Biology, which remains a fascination, while her deep passion led her to be dedicated to the art of singing.
Connect with Carmit: Website
Lydia Zimmer – Literaturecho
Born and raised in Weimar, Germany, Lydia arrived to Basel 10 years ago following her passion of books and literature. Now she moderates literature events as well as creates weekend trips to her home town in Weimar. She also plans weekend reading retreats in Switzerland for people to connect with their books and enjoy reading and discussing books with others.
Connect With Lydia: Website
Sesil Pir – Sesil Pir Consulting GmbH
Born in Turkey, Sesil has lived the majority of her life abroad, working for large fortune 100 companies for over a decade. In 2015 she ventured on a new path and opened her own consulting company in Basel, Switzerland. Her courage and hard work keep her busy and inspired with new clients from around the world focusing on building more effective organizations, leaders, and teams.
Connect With Sesil: Website
Fateme Banishoeib – The Whisper
It all started with a writing prompt on the first night of a writing retreat in Montana. Fateme Banishoeib, a scientist and a poet, wrote “The Whisper – a lyrical conversation with the multitudes” during her flight back home from the retreat. The poems came to her in an unstoppable flow of stories. After typing out the poems, Fateme realised that the poems she wrote helped her in her journey of self discovery. In this mini documentary, Fateme shares the story behind her poetry book with extracts from one of her poems from the book “Sitting at Intersections”.
Connect with Fateme: Website
Storytelling Documentary Filmmaker
Have you ever found it difficult to explain your work to friends, family members and potential clients? What if you could have a short web-based documentary video that captures your vision of who you are, what you do and why you do it in a creative, realistic and unique way? I can help you tell your story!
Hi, my name is Idit and I am a documentary filmmaker, based in Basel Switzerland. I produce short web-based documentary stories for small businesses.
Throughout my life I always loved taking photos and documenting the people around me. This was always my passion, but as I grew older I followed another career path and went and studied Biology (Pre-Med) with the idea of becoming a veterinarian. After graduating, I ended up in the bio-tech industry instead. But always my passion for photography remained with me.
Later on, while searching for something else to do in life, I went and studied New Media and completed my MA in NYU. A few years later, I ended up in Switzerland, working as a multimedia communication manager for a mid-sized biotech company, combing everything that I have studied. After more than 10 years in the corporate world I decided it was time to move on.
In 2011 I decided to set off on my own and became an independent videographer. In 2015 I began focusing my business on helping small businesses to promote themselves through documentary video stories. I am currently combining my experience in documentary, photography, and communication, creating short web-based documentary stories for my clients to help connect them, in turn, with their clients, and promote their creative businesses through their unique stories.
The best part of my job is that I get to meet many creative people, listen to their unique stories and film them in special locations. In return they give me the freedom to transform it all into their individual short documentary stories.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
I work with you to develop a creative and compelling story concept. I do this by listening and learning all I can about your business, and creating a production plan to achieve your goals.
In order to make an authentic video it’s important for me to make you feel comfortable, respected, and heard. My focus is on making sure you will get the right video that will help you promote yourself and your business.
This is where it all comes together. I blend concept development, field work, and impact goals to achieve the right tone and energy for your story.
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Idit did a great job to make me feel comfortable in front of the camera. Her way of perspective, her ideas and passion for details make the process of film-making an adventure. After all, I know myself even a little better then before making the film.Lydia Zimmer
Idit is a seasoned video and motion picture professional. She is very passionate about helping people tell their stories and in a very unique way. She supported us with our company’s initial videography. Idit was accommodating with schedule, time and our evolving requirements and we found the process an insightful one for our team. We would recommend her if you are looking for a creative way to get your story out.Sesil Pir
I enjoyed the work with Idit. Her friendly and relaxed way was very helpful for me to stay focused and be myself in front of the camera. Even though it was a long day of concentration and hard work, she made it fun and relaxing. I was extremely impressed by her talent to grasp my story and create something out of it. She was able to put each piece of the puzzle into a complete story in a creative and sensitive way. So now I have a video which is authentic and real. Thank you very much for such a great experience and this beautiful video.Kerstin Greschek
Often presenting yourself in front of a camera can be difficult and even embarrassing, but working with Idit was so much fun.
Her sensitivity to listen and tell my story makes me proud to share it!
I’ve never been one to seek the limelight. But I must admit: I do believe in the power of moving image! Video allows me to show people who I am and what I do, in an easy and clear way.
I liked filmmaker Idit Kobrin (Kobrini) the moment I met her. Her calm, professional and friendly ways make people feel at ease around her – even when she’s holding a camera! Her clip about me and my lettering business has helped my clients get to know me before we even meet for the first time. The clip is the very first thing people click on when they visit my website. It inspires prospective clients to want to work with me and makes them more likely to pick up the phone and give me a call. Thanks to Kobrini’s image clip about me, I have been able to attract exciting new clients and jobs. Thank you Idit for your outstanding work!