Professor Baethe teaches video design and is interested in interactive, non-linear film. After graduating, he engaged in video art projects and documentaries; some of which were awarded the Adolf-Grimme-Award and the Grand Prix Award at Cinema du Reel.
As part of a research project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he developed video content for an interactive learning platform. His experimental, interactive works have won several awards. Professor Baethe has held video workshops for the Goethe Institute and the Berlin Television Training Centre (TTC) as well as on several other occasions in Bhutan, Canada, Germany, Malaysia and India.