Vitalijus Kiselius - cinematographer, cameraman

Vitalijus Kiselius Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:      September 2nd, 1979
Nationality:         Lithuanian
Driving licence:  A, B, C

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in TV and film cinematography (Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy).
  • Bachelor of Cultural Studies in Media Arts, Film Art (Turku University of Applied Siences, Finland).
  • 2010-2011 film language grammar lecturer at Lithuanian Music Academy, Theatre and Film Faculty.
  • Master Degree in TV and film cinematography (Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy).


Education:

  • 1997-1998 studied at Vilnius Technology college, photography.
  • 1998-2002 studied at Lithuanian Music Academy, Theatre and Film Faculty, Film and TV Department, Film and TV cinematography.
  • 2002-2006 studied at Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland).
  • 2003 studied at Gothenburg University (Sweden), High School for Film and Photography.
  • 2010-2013 MA studies at Lithuanian Music Academy, Theatre and Film Faculty, Film and TV Department, Film and TV cinematography.

 

Other activities:

  • Lithuanian film program selection for the CinEast Central and Eastern Europe film festival in Luxembourg. Member of CinEast.


Experience:

  • 2001 cameraman for two Lithuanian TV series.
  • 2001 camera assistant for the short feature film “Sunday As It Gets” dir. Ignas Jonynas.
  • 2002 camera assistant for the short feature film “Existence” dir. Giedrė Beinoriūtė.
  • 2003 camera assistant for the short feature film “Dit Änglar Vägra Gå” dir. Linda Sternö.
  • 2004 camera assistant and gaffer for the full length feature film “Seven Invisible Men” dir. Šarūnas Bartas. Best Cinematography at Kinoshok (Anapa) Open Festival for CIS and Baltic States 2005.
  • 2004 lighting/second cinematographer for the full length feature film “You Am I” dir. Kristijonas Vildžiūnas. Selection Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival 2006, Best Cinematography at Kinoshok (Anapa) Open Festival for CIS and Baltic States 2006.
  • 2006 camera assistant for the full length feature film "War of the Dead" dir. Marko Mäkilaakso.
  • 2006 camera assistant for the short feature film "Varnų Ežeras" dir. Inesa Kurklietytė.
  • 2006 lighting/second cinematographer for the short feature film "Vilkas" dir. Julius Ziz.
  • 2007 lighting/second cinematographer for the full length feature film “Perpetuum mobile” dir. Valdas Navasaitis.
  • 2007 camera assistant for the the short feature film "Balkonas" dir. Giedrė Beinoriūtė.
  • 2009 lighting/second cinematographer for the full length feature film “Back to Your Arms” dir. Kristijonas Vildžiūnas.
  • 2011 lighting/second cinematographer for the short film "Emotional Police" dir. Lukrecija Vaupšaitė.
  • 2013 camera assistant for the feature documentary "Ataraxia" dir. Sander Blom.


Filmography:

  • 2001 short feature film “Man - Fish” dir. Maria Sadowska and Ana Kaplinska.
  • 2002 short feature film “Solo” dir. Danielius Kokanauskis.
  • 2002 Deutsche Welle TV documentary “Lithuanian literature: Renata Šerelytė”.
  • 2003 short feature film “Unelmien nainen” dir. Mikko Myllylahti.
  • 2003 short feature film “Kom Nu Smulan Så Går Vi!” dir. Kristina Meiton.
  • 2006 demo for feature film “Narcissus” dir. Dovilė Gasiūnaitė.
  • 2008 documentary “Dievas į Ruandą grįžta naktį” dir. Vitalijus Kiselius and Hokšila Andradė.
  • 2009 documentary "Meninykai" dir. Liudvika Pociūnienė and Petras Savickis.
  • 2013 short feature film “Wonderrings” dir. Marylène Andrin.
  • 2013 teaser “Diablo fan film” dir. Michael Schaack.
  • 2013 short feature film "D-a reproduction" dir Anne Simon.


Produced, directed, shot, edited music videos both on digital and film formats for “Ne Romeo”, “Siela”, "Awakening Sun", “Thundertale”.

DoP for „Bite LT", „Teo LT”, „Omnitel“, „Pliva Hrvatska” commercials.

 

Gaffer:

  • 2011 short feature fim "You go ahead" dir. Govinda Van Maele (Luxembourg).
  • 2012 short feature film "Asta" dir. Olivier Koos (Luxembourg).
  • 2013 short feature film "Willi" dir. Pierre Hansen (Luxembourg).
  • 2014 short feature film "Le miroir des apparences" dir. Serge Wolfsperger (Luxembourg).
  • 2014 short feature film "Douce Nuit" dir. Pascal Thiebaux and Gil Pinheiro (Luxembourg, France).
  • 2014 feature film "Supplication" dir. Pol Cruchten (Luxembourg).
  • 2014 feature film "History's future" dir. Fiona Tan (Netherlands, Germany, Ireland).
  • 2014 feature film "Mammal" dir. Rebeca Daly (Luxembourg, Ireland, Netherlands).

 

best boy, spark on numerous short and feature films.

Awards:

  • Best camera award at Summer Video Studio Juodkrantė 2001, film “Man - Fish”.


Languages:

  • English – fluent,
  • Russian – fluent,
  • French – intermediate,
  • Finnish – basic.