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Werner Maritz: Biography

Werner Maritz has established himself in a class of his own as one of the most sought after Cinematographers in the country. His unique style has been cultivated over the years having worked on over 42 feature films including, Duma for Warner Bros. Pictures, as well as Vertical Limit, Racing Stripes & Beyond Borders. He has also shot over 800 local and international commercials during his career. Werner's talents have continually been recognized through the awards he has been accredited with, both locally and internationally. He has also previously won three Silver Loeries, two Special Achievement Best DOP Vuka awards, a Silver at Cannes, a Gold and Silver at the New York Film Festival. Werner is versatile in handling Film, HD and Video Mediums, he does all his own underwater and aerial photography. It is his style, which is his hallmark, his use of elegant light on contrasting textures manages to captivate an audience whether his subject is a BMW on the bridges of Chicago or a couple intimately dancing on a moonlit beach.Werner has won 2 Cinematography Craft awards at the Loeries.

Werner shoots car commercials in Europe

07 November 2016

Werner shoots car commercials in Europe
In the last few months Werner managed to escape the South African winter for the warmer climate in Spain & Germany where he got to work on some amazing Car ads for Porsche and Hyundai. The Porsche commercial was shot on the latest Arri Alexa Mini RAW and Drones in the most beautiful locations of Spain and Germany with the talented Director Peter Refle from Hochkant Films. The Hyundai i30 ad was shot on the latest RED Weapon with the genius Director Mr Kim from Korea. Mr Kim brought along his own Phantom Flex Drone and Osmo stabilized Cameras. The Hyundai i30 commercial allowed Werner to work with the Rally driver Hayden Paddon who drifted into his own pack shot. Big thanks to the Russian Arm crew from the Netherlands.

Behind The Scenes: Bentley

27 March 2015

Behind The Scenes: Bentley
In a challenging, "secret" production, Werner Maritz recently became the first South African DoP (Director of Photography) to shoot a commercial in South Africa for Bentley Motors. Shot at 6K on the new Red Epic Dragon camera, the luxury auto maker's commercial will be aired throughout Europe.

Behind the scenes: Sony Xperia

01 March 2015

Behind the scenes: Sony Xperia
Werner Maritz recently completed shooting the new commercials for Sony's "Xperia Z1" Tablet and "Xperia M4 Aqua" Smartphone. The commercials were shot on RED and Phantom Flex.

Behind the scenes: StarSat

01 January 2014

Werner Maritz recently completed work on the set of the new StarSat commercial.