Schmidt has been a cinematographer on over 750 commercials.
He has lensed award-winning campaigns for Land Rover “Roam Free” directed by Noam Murro via biscuitfilmworks, for Y&R NYC, (Bronze Lion Award Winner at Cannes 2013) and Dos Equis “The World’s Most Interesting Man” directed by Steve Miller via radicalmedia, for Havas WorldWide, (Gold Clio Award Winner 2011).
Most recently, he photographed "Epic Builder" for MoneySuperMarket for director Noam Murro via biscuitfilmworks and Mother/London, which was part of a trio of spots which garnered Campaign Magazine's award for Campaign of the Year 2015.
Schmidt has created unique music videos for Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Adele, Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Beck, and Matisyahu.
His cinematic camerawork was recognized by the American Society of Cinematographers with a nomination for Outstanding Work in a Television Series for Jerrry Bruckheimer’s “Cold Case” for Warner Brothers & CBS.
Schmidt has photographed the pilots for “Close to Home” (CBS) directed by Simon West, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and “Red Widow” (ABC) directed by Mark Pellington, both of which went to series.
He was Director of Photography on Simon West’s feature film “The Mechanic,” and the features “My Sassy Girl” for director Yann Samuel and “Henry Poole Is Here” and “I Melt With You” for director Mark Pellington.
Land Rover, BMW, Peugeot, Cadillac, Lexus, Fiat, Honda, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Ford, Toyota, VW, Mitsubishi, NASCAR, Exxon, Arco, Apple, Microsoft, Motorola, Nest, Roku, HP, Hay Day, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Dos Equis, Guinness, Patrón, Smith+Forge Hard Cider, Miller Genuine Draft, Michelob Ultra, Budweiser, Corona, Marlboro, Nokia, Verizon, Directv, Xfinity, Vonage, Comcast, Travelocity, Expedia, Nest, Time Warner, AT+T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Target, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew, Snapple, Gatorade, Talenti, GE, AXE, Allstate, State Farm, Esurance, Geico, Super MoneyMarket, Omega Watches, JC Penny, Toshiba, Old Spice, Nintendo, Travelocity, GoDaddy, Tempurpedic, Jockey, Fruit of the Loom, Nike, New Balance, Footlocker, Lowe's, McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Tostitos, Doritos, Carraba's, ESPN, HBO, Academy Awards, Chase Bank, US Bank, PNC Bank, Frost Bank, TransUnion Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Duracell, Energizer, Choice Hotels, FEDEX, Petsmart, Pier One, Letgo, CA Lottery
Andreas Nillson, Noam Murro, Perlorian Brothers, Terri Timely, Jeff Low, Jon Watts, Steve Miller, AG Rojas, Guy Shelmerdine, Aaron Stoller, Chris Wilcha, Mike Maguire, Benji Weinstein, Jeff Bednarz, Pam Thomas, Rhys Thomas, Aaron Ruell, Simon Cole, Dave Laden, Frank Todaro, Mark Pellington, Chris Milk, Morgan Spurlock, Marcus Nispel, Malcolm Venville, Alison Maclean, Martin Granger, Jeffrey Fleisig, Clay Weiner, Jim Hosking, PD Miller, Grady Hall, Chris Rhiel, Shynola, Mark Kudsi, Lenard Dorfman, Logan, Renny Maslow, Logan, David Carson, Paul Gay, Craig Gillespie, Jesse Peretz, Scott Weintrob, David Grey, Pierre Michel, Danny Clinch, Rick Sittig, Andrew Walton, Jeff Coffman, Bart Timmer, David Shane, Wayne McClammy, Rick Sittig, Kinka Usher, Lisa Rubisch, Sam Jones, Matthew Cullen, Yann Samuel, James Mangold, Agnieska Holland
Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, Sting, Band of Horses, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Interpol, Gnarls Barkley, Beck, Coldplay, David Gray, Michael Jackson, Semisonic, Akon, L.L. Cool J, Demi Lovato, David Garza, The Fray, The Flaming Lips, Mary J. Blige, Ash, Self, Elysian Fields, Low, Liz Phair, David Garza, Felix da Housecat, Self, Matisyahu, Alpha Rev, Chris Isaak, Wilco
Features: The Mechanic, I Melt With You, Henry Poole is Here, My Sassy Girl, Dead Dog Television Pilots: Red Widow, Close to Home, Back, and Cold Case (Series). Long Form Music Documentary: Wilco, "Kicking Television", Chris Isaak "Baja Sessions" 2nd Unit Features: X-Men: The Wolverine, Arlington Road, The Minus Man, The Ex, Going All The Way, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia