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about · Markus Kloth


Empathic precision

Before shooting, I travel. Through the protagonists’ feelings. Through the director’s mind. Together to the story’s heart. Then we bring our vision to life. My tools: light, movement, framing, and a good gut feeling.

What perspective do we adopt? How to make the invisible felt?

Most important to me is a trusting relationship to the director. Plus efficient teamwork on set and always a snack at hand. This is how we create a powerful film. No matter what format.

I look forward to your request.







  • experienced with all current camera systems and formats for digital cinema, TV, video, 35mm, 16mm or DSLR production
  • shooting experience: USA, Nicaragua, Cuba, Australia, Tunisia, Romania, Poland, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and Sweden
  • languages: German (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), French (basic), Italian (basic)
  • possibilities of private accommodation: Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Cologne, Dresden, Innsbruck, Vienna, Los Angeles, Tunis, Toulouse, Havana

Leipzigprimary residence:
Jahnallee 71 • 04177 Leipzig

Berlin secondary residence:
Mittenwalder Str. 24 • 10961 Berlin



mobile: +49 1520 434 888 1

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filmography & vita as pdf: engl./dt.


diploma as cinematographer at the Film and Television University “Konrad Wolf“ Potsdam Babelsberg

08/2010 – 02/2011
exchange semester at the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in Cuba

10/2007 – 03/2013
study of Cinematography at the Film and Television University “Konrad Wolf“ (HFF)

09/2006 – 09/2007
electrician in several fiction films and camera assistant on a documentary film shoot in Australia

05/2006 – 08/2006
Shoot for the application movie “Los Pipitos“, in Nicaragua

08/2005 – 08/2006
Volunteer work (instead of then compulsory military service year) at a community television channel Wettin-TV

08/1992 – 07/2005
Schooling, graduating from Giebichenstein Gymnasium
special skills

on location as well as studio settings, availible light, 3D, anamorphic lenses, shots with cranes, dollys, sliders, steadicam, gimbals, car travel shots, black & white, green screen, vfx & sfx, day for night on set and in post, multiple camera productions, high speed


Arri Alexa, Alexa LF, Amira, Mini, D21, BL4, SR2, SR3, 416

Red Ranger & DSMC2 – Monstro, Helium, Gemini, Weapon, Dragon, Dragon Monochrome, Epic, One

Canon C500MII, C300 MII, C300, C500, 5DMiii, 5DMii, 7D, 550D, XH G1, XM2

Black Magic Ursa Mini , Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera

Sony FX9, F5, F55, FS7, FS5 F3, FS700, FS100, F35, F900, PDW F800, F700, EX1r, EX3, PMW 200, Alpha7s MII, Z1, PD 150

Moviecam Compact 35mm

Panasonic Varicam LT, AU-EVA1, DVX100, Lumix GH4, GH5, HPX 3100

LDK 150, GoPro, Nikon D700,

Codex-, Clipster, Convergent Design, Atomos-, Nanoflash-, Sound Devices Recorder


Cinemascope with anamorphic Hawk lenses and Arri cameras by Michael Hammon and Vantage Rental

Improvised shooting by Michael Hammon (cameraman of Andreas Dresen)

Documentary shooting with children by Helga Reidemeister

Dramaturgy for dokfilm by Susanna Barriga at EICTV Cuba

3D-Stereoscopic shooting by Wim Wenders and Christian Rein

50p and stereoscopic 3D by Arri Munich

Improvised shooting with two cameras by Hans Steinbichler and Christian Rein

Staging with DOP and Direktor by Isabell Šuba

Digital camera workflows by Stefan Ciupek (1AC & Postproduction Supervisor of „Anticrist“ and „Slum Dog Millionaire“)

Sony digital cinema cameras by Peter Badel

Red cinema cameras by Till Vielrose

Film lighting techniques by Tim Brückner

  • Production companies: BTF – Bild- und Tonfabrik, RGA London, Scholz & Friends, Mutter&Vater Production, Lovestone Films, Leagas Delaney, Iconoclast, Askania Media, Hager Moss, Watchmen Productions, R/GA London, Cine Plus News Service, Nivre films, Editude Pictures, ‘n FILM, Ambitious films…
  • Brands: DHL, VW Volkswagen, Bertelsmann, NIKE, Skoda, Toyota, Car2Go, Belvedere Vodka, LBS Bank, DKB Bank, Berlin Fashion Week…
  • Institutions and foundations: German Federal Foreign Office, German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Deutsche Kinder und Jugendstiftung (DKJS), Dok Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Correct!v newsroom, Jewish Museum Berlin…
  • TV stations: ARTE, ZDF, KIKA, NDR, RBB, MDR, WDR, SWR, RTL, France 24, NOS…