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Christiaan Cats

Director of Photography

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Casanova's(2020)
Casanova's(2020)

Producer: 2C Film

Director: Jamel Aattache

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Sigma Cinema primes

Casanova's(2020)
Feature film
Watchmaker - EY
Watchmaker - EY

Client: EY

Producer: Goldfish Films

DP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Sigma Cine lenses, Macro lenses, Probe Lenses

Watchmaker - EY
Corporate film
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be?

Client: DSM

Producer: CCD Media

Director/DP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Sigma Cine lenses, Gimbal

Who do you want to be?
Corporate film
Whitestar (2019)
Whitestar (2019)

Producer: 2C Film

Director: Jamel Aattache

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Cooke S3

Whitestar (2019)
Feature film
Prison Escape Trailer
Prison Escape Trailer

Producer: Frank van den Heuvel, Blik Film

Director: Anna Berlis

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED SCARLET, Canon Cinema Primes, Gimbal

Prison Escape Trailer
Short film
FEYENOORD CAMPAGNE
FEYENOORD CAMPAGNE

Client: Feyenoord

Producer: Studio Beng Beng

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, gimbal, Sigma Cine primes

FEYENOORD CAMPAGNE
Commercial
We love competition
We love competition

Client: Evoke

Producer: CCD Media

Director: Christiaan Cats

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Inspire 1

We love competition
Corporate film
Push Your Limits
Push Your Limits

Client: DSM

Producer: CCD Media

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Sigma Cine lenses, Gimbal

Push Your Limits
Corporate film
De Familie Slim (2017)
De Familie Slim (2017)

Producer: Just Productions

Director: Roy Poortmans

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Zeiss MK2 Super speeds

De Familie Slim (2017)
Feature film
ARION Smart Insole
ARION Smart Insole

Producer: Vla Films

Director: Arjen Schotel

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Cooke S4 Mini, gimbal

ARION Smart Insole
Commercial
Dotan - Let The River In
Dotan - Let The River In

Client: Dotan

Producer: Boomrang Motion

Director: Jan Kooiman, Eldin Fetahovic

Cinematography: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC, Kowa anamorphics, gimbal

Dotan - Let The River In
music video
Philips - New perspective. Bigger Impact
Philips - New perspective. Bigger Impact

Client: Philips

Producer: BLD

Director: Tim Klok

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED SCARLET

Philips - New perspective. Bigger Impact
Commercial
I get to love you - Minitials Moments
I get to love you - Minitials Moments

Client: Minitials

Producer: Lutters Westenbroek

Director: Luc Lutters

DOP: Christiaan Cats

I get to love you - Minitials Moments
Commercial
ANWB CONNECTED
ANWB CONNECTED

Client: ANWB

Producer: Studio Beng Beng

Director: Austen Ferry

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, gimbal

ANWB CONNECTED
Commercial
First Kiss (2018)
First Kiss (2018)

Producer: Just Productions

Director: Roy Poortmans

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Cooke S4

First Kiss (2018)
Feature film
Swinckels - Ron Blaauw
Swinckels - Ron Blaauw

Client: Swinckels

Producer: Lutters Westenbroek

Director: Luc Lutters

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Swinckels - Ron Blaauw
Commercial
Artistic Raw ft. Ida - In the Middle
Artistic Raw ft. Ida - In the Middle

Producer: Vla Films

Director: Arjen Schotel

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Kowa annamorphics

Artistic Raw ft. Ida - In the Middle
music video
The one-shot sequence of milk
The one-shot sequence of milk

Client: DSM

Producer: CCD Media

Director: Zamire Thijssen

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Zeiss CP2

The one-shot sequence of milk
Corporate film
The A(NWB)-Team
The A(NWB)-Team

Client: ANWB

Producer: Studio Beng Beng

Director: Austen Ferry

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, gimbal

The A(NWB)-Team
Commercial
Life's Electric - King of Second Chances
Life's Electric - King of Second Chances

Producer: Vla Films

Director: Arjen Schotel

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Kowa annamorphics

Life's Electric - King of Second Chances
music video
Schwarzkopf HDA Leader
Schwarzkopf HDA Leader

Client: Schwarzkopf

Director: Alex de Boer

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Sigma Art

Schwarzkopf HDA Leader
Commercial
Leren omgaan met geld begint bij ING
Leren omgaan met geld begint bij ING

Client: ING

Producer: Boomrang Motion

Director: Eldin Fetahovic

Cinematography: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC, Zeiss MK2 Super speeds, Gimbal

Leren omgaan met geld begint bij ING
Commercial
Swiss Sense
Swiss Sense

Client: Swiss Sense

Producer: Lutters Westenbroek

Director: Luc Lutters

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Swiss Sense
Commercial
CBS
CBS

Client: CBS

Director: David van der Meijde

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED SCARLET, Gimbal

CBS
Commercial
Showreel Christiaan Cats
Showreel Christiaan Cats

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Showreel Christiaan Cats
Reel
Morgen is er zon
Morgen is er zon

Producer: Frank van den Heuvel, Blik Film

Director: Jasper Scholten

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: ARRI Alexa Mini

Winner Best Film 48 Hour Utrecht 2016 and audience award worldwide

Morgen is er zon
Short film
El Salvador
El Salvador

Producer: Frank van den Heuvel, Blik Film

Director: Jasper Scholten

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W

Winner Best Film 48 Hour Utrecht 2016 and audience award worldwide

El Salvador
Short film
A future worth dreaming of
A future worth dreaming of

Client: DSM

Producer: CCD Media

Director: Zamire Thijssen

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, Kowa anamorphics

A future worth dreaming of
Corporate film
Bata Industrials
Bata Industrials

Client: DSM

Producer: CCD Media

Director: Zamire Thijssen

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC, Zeiss CP2, Gimbal

Bata Industrials
Corporate film
Fonckel One
Fonckel One

Client: Fonckel

Producer: Lutters Westenbroek

Director: Luc Lutters

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Fonckel One
Commercial
iSHARE
iSHARE

Client: iSHARE

Producer: CCD Media

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED Scarlet, Sony A7S, DJI Inspire, Gimbal, Helicopter

iSHARE
Corporate film
Philips Iris Friends of hue
Philips Iris Friends of hue

Client: Philips

Producer: BLD

Director: Leon Verleak

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED SCARLET

Philips Iris Friends of hue
Commercial
Gedicht
Gedicht

Director: Marc Eikelenboom

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED SCARLET

Gedicht
Short film
JLL & TÉTRIS
JLL & TÉTRIS

Client: JLL

Producer: Studio Beng Beng

Director: Austen Ferry

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Shot on: RED EPIC-W, gimbal

JLL & TÉTRIS
Corporate film
Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz

Client: Mercedes Benz

Producer: Lutters Westenbroek

Director: Luc Lutters

DOP: Christiaan Cats

Mercedes-Benz
Commercial

About

Cinematographer

 
How and when do you move a camera to emphasize a story? Whether it’s a corporate video or a film, the way cinematography is made can influence the story and affect the viewer in a big way. The exploration of this is one of my greatest passions.
 
I am used to work on various sized projects, whether as a Director of Photography of a larger film crew or shooting as a self directing camera operator.

Gimbal operating

 

I am specialized in creating different camera emotions that fits the emotion of the scene. The equipment I use is often a gimbal, like a Ronin or a Movi with the Exoskeleton that also reduces the vertical axis.

 

Some examples with my use of a gimbal system are Dotan - Let The River In, Bata Industrials and Philips New perspective. Bigger Impact.

Education

 
American Society of Cinematographers, ASC  (2018)

By Shelly Johnson ASC, Bill Bennet ASC, Stephen Burum ASC and Ueli Steiger ASC. In the ASC Clubhouse, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
 
Filmmaking at Hurlbut Visuals (2016)

By Shane Hurlbut ASC, Burbank, Los Angeles, California
 
Masterclass Camera Directing (2011)

By Per Holmes, Hollywood Cameraworks, London, UK
 
Film School - Camera (2009)

Den Bosch, Brabant, The Netherlands
 

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Equipment

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For most of the projects, I work with my lovely RED EPIC-W 8K Helium camera combined with my Sigma cinema primes set. Depending on the needs of the project I rent extra lenses and gear. Below you find a list of my own equipment.

RED EPIC-W 8K Helium
Sigma Cinema Primes(20,24,35,50,85 and 135 mm PL) and different kind of EF lenses.
• Mattebox, follow focus, rig, RED Pro Touch LCD 7″ SSD Mags and accessories
•Easyrig Vario 5
• External 9″ HD SDI field monitor
• Directors/studio monitor 21″ 10 bit HDR 1000 nits
• SDI video transmission set with multiple receivers

• Gimbal system: DJI Ronin with realtime wireless SDI monitoring and multiple receivers
• Exoskeleton for the gimbal system
• Easy Jib
• Camera rails en dolly track,
• Cinema slider Cineslider(1,5 meters)
• Easyrig Vario 5

• Apature 300D Daylight set
• Aladdin flixible BiColor light sets.
• Fresnel tungsten set (350W, 650W, 1KW)
• LED Panel set, BiColor 3200-5600K High Power 5600 LUX
• Reflectors and flags
• Full RGB led tubes and bulls

 

• Røde NTG3
• Røde NTG1
• Røde M3
• Sennheiser lavalier set
• Røde Boom kit
• Zoom H5 mixer

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