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Moritz Katz

Moritz Katz

Wildlife Cameraman and Biologist


Phone: +81 (0)70 4390 1327 (Japan) & +49 (0)178 982 5501 (Germany)

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Email: moritzkatz@gmx.net

Website: www.moritzkatz.jimdofree.com

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Moritz Katz is an experienced wildlife cinematographer based in Tokyo, JAPAN. Having his own gear, he is flexible and happy to work in motivated teams around the globe.

Credits - camera (selection):

  • Wild New Zealand - Earth’s Mythical Islands - Ep. 1 and 2 (BBC, NDR, ARTE, NatGeo, Terra Mater)
  • Wild Tokyo (NHK, OSF)
  • Realm of the Robber - Christmas Island (NDR/ DocLights, Terra Mater)
  • A family’s bond, Dingoes (NHK)


  • Diplom in Biology (5-year degree, German equivalent to the British Bachelor + Master), specialising in tropical ecology, botany and animal behaviour
  • Master of Science Communication and Natural History Filmmaking from the University of Otago, New Zealand

Gear (owned):

  • Panasonic GH5s and Atomos Shogun
  • Moving time-lapse kit: Kessler CINE Slider and Second shooter
  • Stills: Canon 5D Mark II
  • Drone: DJI Phantom 4


  • top-side animal behaviour
  • moving time-lapse
  • high-speed (Phantom Flex)
  • aerial cinematography

Awards (selection):

  • Best Camera - Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival, Germany
  • Best Cinematography - Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia
  • EMMY nomination - Outstanding Cinematography, USA
  • German Cinematography Award (Deutscher Naturfilmpreis), Germany
  • Best Student Film - 38th International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana, USA

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