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about · Markus Kloth

about – markus kloth I cinematographer

Markus Kloth is a freelance cinematographer for fiction, documentary films and commercials. He is based in Leipzig and Berlin.

Kloth studied Cinematography at the Film University Babelsberg „Konrad Wolf“ and the Cuban International Film School (EICTV) and received his degree (graded „excellent“) from the Film University Babelsberg in 2013.

The short film „Mondwärts“ (director: Aron Lehmann) was screened at several film festivals, got rated as „valuable“ by the FBW (the German film-rating commission) and was broadcast on television in 2010. His thesis film “Zima“ (dir: Marcus Heep) was nominated for the „Lola“ – German Short Film Award 2013 and also shown on television. The documentary “Breath – Beyond the obvious“ (dir: Roland Elí Sachs) premiered at the Hof International Film Festival and was broadcasted by ARTE in 2015. „Bruder Jakob“ (dir: Roland Elí Sachs) was selected for the international programme at Dok-Leipzig International Film Festival 2016 and won the german competition at DOK.fest Munich.

His projects were tutored by Wim Wenders, Pepe Danquart, Michael Hammon, Birgit Gudjonsdottir, Sophie Maintigneux, Martin Sobørg and Andreas Dresen.

  • 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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begins career as freelance cinematographer

diploma as cinematographer

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

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

09/2006 – 09/2007
electrician in Berlin and Stuttgart 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, Amira, Mini, D21, BL4, SR2, SR3, 416

Red Weapon, Dragon, Epic, One

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

Black Magic Ursa Mini 4,6K, Cinema Camera 4K, Cinema Camera 2,5K, Pocket Cinema Camera

Sony 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 DVX100, Lumix GH4, 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

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: 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: NIKE, Skoda, Toyota, Car2Go, Belvedere Vodka, LBS 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, SWR, RTL, SWR, France 24, NOS…