CHRISTIAN KITSCHA was born in GER 1980, and is a Cologne NRW based cinematographer and camera operator.
As a skilled freelancer he is working in camera departments around the globe for feature films, big boys TV, commercials and music videos for more than 20 years. Well known for best knowledge of 35mm, 16mm, digital-film; with an excellent field experience during air to air, action highspeed carshoots and for special complex CGI VFX shootings. Kitscha is a member of the American Society of Camera Operators (SOC) since 2016, and the German Society of Cinematographers (BVK) since 2002.
Raised in Mönchengladbach-Rheydt, he worked full-time on the production line of a large photo laboratory cewe color after finishing secondary school. Inspired by his father he got enthused about photo- and cinematography more and more, started shooting first moving pictures 8mm art shorts and saw his first big major movie set in Mexico City 1999. Addicted and back in Germany he started his professional industry career in Cologne at Action Concept the biggest european film- and stuntproduction company aged nineteen.
Trained and influenced by Cinematographers like Christian Berger, Dieter Deventer, Stuart Dryburgh, Hélène Louvart, Mathias Neumann, David Slama; Directors like Bille August, Jake Nava and gorgeous Angelina Jolie, Kitscha started working as Director of Photography in 2017.