Rüdiger H. E. Kortz, director of photography, drone camera operator, Wiesbaden
© Jörg Süß
  • Director of photography
  • drone camera operator
Born on 30.06.1955 in Frankfurt am Main (65 Years)

Contact

Philippsbergstr. 2565195  WiesbadenGermany
Mobile+49 179 6995828

About Rüdiger H. E. Kortz

Director of Photography - DoP (BVK)
Cinematographer with major parts of works in the documentary department and industrial/institutional films
Director/DoP
International Experiance

Known for

Advertising/Image/Music videos as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020IBM - Content is King (Interviews)
DoP
Corporate FilmTrey FarleyMerchant Cantos [uk]DoP
2018Vodafone - V by Vodafone
DoP
Corporate FilmOlly VincentTVC Group [uk]DoP
2016Microsoft - Internet of Things. University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt
D.o.P.
Corporate FilmLawrence RichardsIndievisuals [de]D.o.P.
2016Microsoft - Dynamics CRM. Saariva
D.o.P.
Corporate FilmLawrence RichardsIndievisuals [de]D.o.P.
2016Microsoft - Hackathon Uni Frankfurt
D.o.P.
Corporate FilmLawrence RichardsIndievisuals [de]D.o.P.
2016Lufthansa - Making of LH Tower. MUC Airport
D.o.P.
Industrial VideoRolf F. WenzelAudimax Kreation in Bild & Ton GmbH [de]D.o.P.
2016UBB - Strategy and Vision
DoP
Corporate FilmJoshua ChanCamera Crew Germany [de]DoP
2016Radar - Orthodontics
Interview
Corporate FilmYvonne VeenvlietAvrotros [nl]Interview
2014Lufthansa - True Life Stories. Eco-Class
D.o.P.
Industrial VideoRolf F. WenzelAudimax Kreation in Bild & Ton GmbH [de]D.o.P.
2014Schlösser-Gärten Hessen - Impuls Romantik Apo (Internetfilm)
D.o.P.
Corporate FilmJürgen CzwienkMedia Atelier GmbHD.o.P.
2014Commerzbank - Generalisten Anlage Forum 2014
D.o.P.
Industrial VideoGünter SchreckenbergSchreckenberg FilmD.o.P.
2014Commerzbank - PCRB. Von den Besten lernen
D.o.P.
Industrial VideoGünter SchreckenbergSchreckenberg FilmD.o.P.
2014Commerzbank - PM on Tour. Fidelity
D.o.P.
Industrial VideoGünter SchreckenbergSchreckenberg FilmD.o.P.
2014Commerzbank Händlerzentrum - Herr Dauscher
D.o.P.
Industrial VideoGünter SchreckenbergSchreckenberg FilmD.o.P.
2011Lilly - Alimta - 65+ Healthcare
D.o.P.
CommercialThomas GreinerVierte WandD.o.P.
2011Lilly Diabetes - Leben so normal wie möglich
D.o.P.
Corporate FilmSven FleckBewegte Zeiten Filmproduktion GmbHD.o.P.
2011Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz - Die einzige Natureis Bobbahn der Welt
D.o.P.
Corporate FilmSven Fleck20secondD.o.P.
2011NYDA - Kopfläuse im Visier
D.o.P.
Corporate FilmSven FleckMedi Cine Medienproduktions GmbHD.o.P.
2011Nestlé Cereals - Zoot Review. Heike Henkel
D.o.P.
CommercialLouise Liddiard-SmithSurridge Films GmbHD.o.P.
2010Hotel Alpenhof - Präsentation des Hotels
D.o.P.
Corporate FilmSven FleckGood Work, Sven FleckD.o.P.

Non-fictional projects as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Genuss mit Zukunft - Käse, Wurst und Trüffel aus Frankreich neu entdecktDocumentary (Series), SR [de]Maria C. SchmittSR - Saarländischer Rundfunk [de]
2020Ein Leben für den Film - Lotte Eisner
DoP
Documentary, arte, ZDF [de]Timon KoulmasisIlona Grundmann Filmproduction [de]DoP
2019Bekannt im Land - Zeitreise an Saar und Obermosel
DoP
Documentary (Series), SWR [de]Uta MeyerSWR Südwestrundfunk [de]DoP
2019Zum Sterben schön! Kaliforniens Friedhofsstadt Colma
DoP, Gimbal Operator
Documentary, ARD [de]Viktor StauderIlona Grundmann Filmproduction [de]DoP, Gimbal Operator
2018Mensch Leute - Der Lichtmann. Ein Erfinder will die Welt verändern
D.o.P.
Report (Series), SWR [de]Christian HattesenSWR Südwestrundfunk [de]D.o.P.
2018Made in Südwest - Die Tele-Visionäre aus der Eifel. Frischer Wind bei TechniSat
D.o.P.
Report (Series), SWR [de]Fatma AykutSWR Südwestrundfunk [de]D.o.P.
2018Echtes Leben - Späte VäterDocumentary (Series), ARD [de]Viktor StauderIlona Grundmann Filmproduction [de]
2017Kalte Heimat - Fluchtgeschichten aus dem Süd-Westen
D.o.P.
Documentary, SWR [de]Natascha WalterIlona Grundmann Filmproduction [de]D.o.P.
2017Starke Frauen im Süd-Westen
D.o.P.
Documentary, SWR [de]Jutta KastenholzMontage+ Filmproduktion [de]D.o.P.
2017ZDF Sportreportage - Paralympics. Matthias Berg trifft Steffen Lehmker
D.o.P.
Report (Series), ZDF [de]Henrik DiekertMedia Atelier GmbHD.o.P.
2017ZDF Sportreportage - Plan, Wirtschaft, Fußball. Der chinesische Weg
D.o.P.
Report (Series), ZDF [de]Henrik DiekertMedia Atelier GmbHD.o.P.
2017ZDF Sportreportage - Zwischen Sport und Eskalation
D.o.P.
Report (Series), ZDF [de]Henrik DiekertMedia Atelier GmbHD.o.P.
2017ZDF Sportreportage - Auf der Suche nach der Anti-Gewalt-Formel
D.o.P.
Report (Series), ZDF [de]Henrik DiekertMedia Atelier GmbHD.o.P.
2017Lebensläufe - Werner Schunk. Vom Schlosser zum Gehirnforscher
D.o.P.
Documentary (Series), MDR [de]Astrid SpiegelbergSchoenerfernsehen, Astrid Spiegelberg GbR [de]D.o.P.
2017Die Sexbombe von nebenan - Wie Pin-ups die Welt eroberten
DoP
Documentary, ARD [de]Viktor StauderIlona Grundmann Filmproduction [de]DoP
2016The Lance Stroll Story
D.o.P.
ReportJosh ShiamanESPN [us]D.o.P.
2016Verrückt nach Fluss
1. Staffel - D.o.P.
Documentary Series, ARD [de]MultipleBewegte Zeiten Filmproduktion GmbH1. Staffel - D.o.P.
2016Verrückt nach Meer
6. Staffel - D.o.P.
Documentary Series, ARD [de], BR [de]Gerrit MannesBewegte Zeiten Filmproduktion GmbH6. Staffel - D.o.P.
2015…da will ich hin! - Paris (WT)
D.o.P.
Report (Series)Maria C. SchmittSR - Saarländischer Rundfunk [de]D.o.P.
2015Windstärke 8 - Das unvergessliche Abenteuer
D.o.P.
Documentary, WDR [de]Wiel VerlindenCaligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbHD.o.P.

Shows/Live/Events as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Accenture - Frank's Forum (Livestream Folge 6)
DoP
Event RecordingMona BogorinskiCamera Crew Germany [de]DoP
2019Accenture - Frank's Forum (Livestream Folge 1-5)
DoP
Event RecordingMona BogorinskiCamera Crew Germany [de]DoP

Further projects as director of photography

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Happy Birthday, Princess Eliza! (Schlösser und Gärten Hessen)
DoP, Drohne Operator, Gimbal Operator
Exhibition FilmJürgen CzwienkMedia Atelier GmbHDoP, Drohne Operator, Gimbal Operator

Advertising/Image/Music videos as drone camera operator

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2014Schlösser-Gärten Hessen - Impuls Romantik Apo (Internetfilm)Corporate FilmJürgen CzwienkMedia Atelier GmbH

Non-fictional projects as drone camera operator

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2018Mensch Leute - Der Lichtmann. Ein Erfinder will die Welt verändernReport (Series), SWR [de]Christian HattesenSWR Südwestrundfunk [de]
2017Starke Frauen im Süd-WestenDocumentary, SWR [de]Jutta KastenholzMontage+ Filmproduktion [de]
2014Die TierdocsDocumentary Series, ZDF [de], ZDFinfo [de]Viktor StauderBewegte Zeiten Filmproduktion GmbH

Further projects as drone camera operator

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Happy Birthday, Princess Eliza! (Schlösser und Gärten Hessen)Exhibition FilmJürgen CzwienkMedia Atelier GmbH

Fictional projects in other activities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2002Heimat 3 - Chronik einer ZeitenwendeTV Movie (multi-part)Edgar ReitzEdgar Reitz Filmproduktion GmbH [de]2nd unit dop

Advertising/Image/Music videos in other activities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2014MSD - Animal HealthIndustrial VideoRüdiger H. E. KortzSurridge Films GmbHdirector
2014Economist Group - Image 2014Industrial VideoRüdiger H. E. KortzCrews Control [us]director
2014Carrier - ImageIndustrial VideoRüdiger H. E. KortzSurridge Films GmbHdirector
2014Bain & Company - Dirk VaderCorporate FilmRüdiger H. E. KortzSurridge Films GmbHdirector
2014Commerzbank - PCRB. Von den Besten lernenIndustrial VideoMultipleSchreckenberg Filmdirector
2014Commerzbank Händlerzentrum - Herr DauscherIndustrial VideoMultipleSchreckenberg Filmdirector

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2013art | exhibitionWols AphorismenVideo-InstallationMuseum Wiesbaden
2012art | installationArchitektur: Faller-WeltenKünstlerKunstverein Walkmühle
2011art | exhibition47 Briefe – Die Geschichte der Familie GrünbaumVideo-InstallationMuseum Wiesbaden
2010art | installationStuhl-WeltenKünstlerKünstverein Walkmühle

Film awards

YearFilmAwardCategory 
1996Les reves de ToporDeutscher Kamerapreis 1996KameraWinner
1996Self Portrait On The Walls - Jim DineOscar - Accademy AwardBest Short DocumentaryNominated

Awards

YearAward
2009Terra X - Das Bronze-Kartell - Prix jeune public 2009 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE BESANCON
2008Passionists - Mercedes GL - Silberne Viktoria - Internationale Wirtschaftsfilmtage Wien
2007Neue Gartenkunst - Im Kosmos von Charles Jencks - 1. Preis - Festival Cinefeuille-Gaillac Tarn
2000ALSTOM - Ein Strom von Ideen - State-of-the-Art-Award: Gold - ITVA Festival Washington DC
1998All about Looking - Jim Dine - Priz du mailleur reportage - Montreal Festival for Films on Art
1998Schätze der Welt - Bauhaus - Deutscher Kamerapreis Köln - Schnitt, Isabelle Allgeier
1996Topors Träume - Deutscher Kamerapreis Köln - Schnitt: Armin Riegel
1996Self portrait on the walls - Jim Dine - Gold Plaque - Chicago International Filmfestival
1996Topors Träume - Grimme Preis - Regie Buch, Sonderpreis des Landes NRW, Gerhard Thiel

Basic data

NationalityGerman
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian
Experience abroadArctic: Arctic
Australia and Oceania: Australia, Kiribati, Micronesia, New Zealand, Polynesia, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Central America: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Jamaica, Martinique, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
North Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia
North America: Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, USA
Northern Europe: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania
East Asia: China, Japan
Eastern Europe: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
South Africa: Namibia, South Africa
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Southern Europe: Andorra, Balearic Islands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Turkey, Vatican City
Southeast Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand
West Africa: Benin, Ghana, Niger
Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Scotland, Switzerland, Undited Kingdom, Wales, [GDR German Democratic Republic]
Central Africa: Cameroon
Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Special skillsCameras: Sony PDW-FX9/PXW-FS7, Canon C300/500, ARRI Alexa/Amira,
Red One/Epic/Dragon,
DSLR: Canon 1DC/5D, Sony Alpha7SII/III, Panasonic GH5S,
Sony PDW-700/800 XDCamHD
Film: 35/16/S8 mm
Brushless Gimbal: Ronin, Ronin-M, Ronin-SC, PilotFly
Jib: Jimmy Jib Remote Head, ABC, SlideCamera
Drone: Phantom 4Pro, Mavic II Pro,
Helicopter: Sidemount/Frontmount
Motion Control Unit, Time-Lapse, High-Speed
Greenscreen
Own equipmentOwn equipment/Rental House together with Jörg Süß - www.kortzundsuess.de
Sony PDW-FX9, PXW-FS7, Sony alpha7SII/III, Panasonic GH5S, Sony PDW-700/ XDCamHD, Gopro7, Osmo
Sigma Full Frame Cine Prime FF-T1.5 20/24/35/50/85/135mm,
Canon Full Frame EF-Zooms T2.8 16-35, 24-70, 70-200mm, Macro: 100mm
Sony Full Frame E-Zooms T4.0 16-35, 28-135mm
Fujinon S35 T2,9 Zooms 18-55,/50-135mm,
Zeiss S35 Prime T2.0 14mm,
HD Zooms 2/3" T1.9 4,7x11/7,6x22mm
Brushless Gimbal: dji Ronin-M, Ronin-SC, PilotFly,
Drone dji Phantom 4, Mavic Pro
Steadicam, Jimmy Jib, Telescope Jib, Slider, Motion Control Unit, DHB Dolly
Sound Mixer/Recorder, Lavalier Audio 2040, MS Stereo
HMI 125/400/1200W, Arri-Light 800/650W, Dedolight 100W, 2/4Banks 60/120cm, Felloni-Turbo 130W Bi-Color LED-Pannels
and much more - complete equipment
LicencesA (motorcycle) [eu], B (car) [eu], International Press Card, Motorboat Certificate Inland Water [de], Motorboat Certificate Sea [de]
EducationAbitur/A-Levels,
University Diploma Communikations-Design,
diverse interships theater/film,
Diploma SFOF camera-school Berlin,
3 years 1. camera assistent,
Director of Photograpy (BVK) since 1986
Further referencesBVK - German Society of Cinematographers

Crews Control Contact:
https://crewscontrol.com/

Equipment Rental:
Rüdiger Kortz und Jörg Süß Film- und Videogeräteverleih
http://kortzundsuess.de/
Preferred place of workDecent scripts - close to personalities - testing limits/fun for technical experimentation - foreign worlds
Immediate working areaWiesbaden
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Hesse
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, New York, Paris, Vienna
Associations