CHRISTIAN ‚KITI‘ KITSCHA was born in Germany in 1980 and is a highly skilled cinematographer based in Cologne, NRW. With over 20 years of experience in the camera department, he has worked on a wide range of projects, including feature films, big boys TV, commercials, and music videos. Kiti is known for his expertise in various filming techniques, including industry standard 35mm, 16mm, and digital film. He has extensive experience in challenging shoots, including air to air shots, high-speed car action sequences, and complex CGI VFX shots.
Kitscha has been a member of the American Society of Camera Operators (SOC) since 2016 and the German Society of Cinematographers (BVK) since 2002. He has been influenced by some of the industry’s most respected cinematographers, including Christian Berger, Dieter Deventer, Stuart Dryburgh, Hélène Louvart, Mathias Neumann, Axel Fischer and David Slama, among others. He has also had the opportunity to witness the work of notable directors like Bille August, Uwe Boll, Jake Nava and Angelina Jolie.
Kitscha’s love for photography and cinematography was fostered from a young age by his father.
After creating his first 8mm art shorts and completing secondary school, he honed his skills by working at a large photo laboratory before pursuing a career in the film and video industry. In 1999, he has seen his first major movie set in Mexico City, which further fueled his passion for the industry. At the age of nineteen, he began his professional journey by joining Action Concept, one of Europe’s leading film and stunt production companies.
In 2017, he assumed the role of Director of Photography and has since brought his extensive knowledge
and professional approach to every project he handles.