Norwin Hatschbach


This is me. A director of photography & camera operator experienced in digital and analog cinematography for commercials, music videos, shorts and features.

I enjoy to support DPs & directors as a steadicam & gimbal operator as much as on the B-Cam or in 2nd Unit work. For drone services I collaborate with schwebewerk.

I am based in Berlin and fluent in german and english.
After several years as an AC I studied at the well known german film- & television academy berlin (dffb) and had the chance to learn from Kolja Brandt, Florian Emmerich, Sebastian Edschmied, Reinhold Vorschneider, Philipp Haberlandt, Carlo Jelavic and Franz Lustig to mention a few.
Shooting experiences in Austria, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Morocco, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and Tanzania are part of my career to count on. 

My works have been screened and honoured at:
Nomination for “Exberliner Film Award”
Special Mention at “Exberliner Film Award”
Festival de Cannes - Next Generation Short Tiger
Clermont ISFF Filmfest de Clermont-Ferrand
Indielisboa International Film Festival
TiSFF Thessaloniki
Bejaia Film Meetings
Milano Filmfestival
Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA)
Hofer Filmtage
Filmfest Dresden
Filmfest München
Kurzfilmfestival Köln No11
Filmfest Hamburg
achtung Berlin new berlin filmaward
FerFilm International Filmfestival Ferisaj Kosovo
Shortfilms Regensburg
Landshuter Filmtage
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Fünf Seen Film Festival
Exground filmfest
Filmfest Düsseldorf
Filmfest Braunschweig


About my work
“My approach on cinematography is to transform emotions into pictures, meeting viewers and fetching them through dramatic flow. Time is the most shapeable variable in film and still the most important one. So for me it's about an emotional translation that forms feelings over time, meaning through the flow or edit of my pictures. I see my job as a dp & operator in translating words into visible atmosphere, to create a desire of following the actors performance on screen and to do so communication is key. I think joining all forces in preparation and on set means relying on eachs strenght to fit todays tight schedules. I hope i can show a little of my approach here.”