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Taras Rynza

  • Director Of Photography
  • Moscow, Russia
  • 21/08/2021
Contractor Media-Journalism Professional Services

Personal Summary

Experienced Cameraman / Director of Photography / FCP 7(X)/Adobe Premiere Editor based in Moscow with over 25 years of experience in the broadcast industry and specializing in shooting for documentary, current affairs reports, sport and corporate television.

I was trained in Media Communications and Technologies at college and began working in TV and film industry at the age of 20. This has given me an excellent background which has been built upon over the years working with a large number of DP's and Directors.

My present work is dealing with digital camera systems. Shot for television, commercials, corporate productions and the web, across a wide range of formats, using a wide range of cameras. My own Sony ILME-FX6 and XDCAM HD EX1R, PMW-500 with KIT including lighting, grip and editing gear. I have access to any other format and have experience in shooting with the majority of other camera systems, including SONY XDCAM HD, PANASONIC P2HD, PANASONIC VARICAM, CANON CINEMA EOS, SONY 4K (FS/FX) and RED DRAGON 6K experience. I am happy to work with any required model of camera or type of format.

My accreditation card of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs grants me the right to work with foreign media here in Russia. Full member of the International Federation of Journalists.Speak English and Russian.

Production Credits:

Documentary REMBRANDT for Matchlight BBC, UK (Production Manager: Paul McCaffery).

Corporate shots for SHELL (Bigger bang Communications, UK. Head of Production: Donna Blackburn).
Corporate film for STI, Stroi Techno Engineering. Stardust Production, Macedonia (Head of Production: Philipp Kirjaku).
Shots for BWF (Badminton World Federation) in Kazan. World Junior Championship (Reporter: Fazril Bahiri).
Shots for HR Digital 2019. International summit in Moscow (Director: Eric Van Vulpen).
Documentary THE OLEG VIDOV STORY for Films by Jove, USA (Producer: Joan Borsten, Seth Isler). Shots in Moscow and suburbs.

Moscow shots for NPO, Netherlands (Producer: Anja Van Oostrom).
Interview and shots for Documentary “De zaak van de van je leven. De verdwenen yogalerares”. WNL, Netherlands. (Producer: Vida Behrouz).
Chromakey shots (Green cyclorama) for GSK RUSSIA, GlaxoSmithKline of companies, UK. (Head of Production: Graham Hobbs).
Interview and shots for show DR PHIL, CBS STUDIOS, USA (Production Manager: Caroline Neal).

Past Years:


Zero Gravity - Prospect TV for ARTE/ZDF channels, Germany (Juergen Hansen, Director).

Thomas Pesquet, l’étoffe d’un héros - Prospect TV and La Vingt-Cinquième Heure for Canal +  and multiformat use (Giant Screen, theatres, planetarium, TV).

ARTS21 - Master Plan for Moscow (Future report for DW, Germany).
Khodorkovsky – Documentary (Cathryn Collins).
Midsummer Classics – RTHK, Hong Kong (Yu Chiu For, Producer).
Educational Features – Chi Mei Culture Foundation, Taiwan (Fu Chi Hsu, Producer).
High School Musical – Disney Channel (Documentary for the First Channel, Russia)


ZIB - news reports for ORF, Austria \ 2010-2015 (Markus Schinwald, Carola Schneider, Georg Dox)
News Coverage from Russian Elections \ 2007, 2011 – N24/SAT1, Germany (Ralf Finke, Reporter).
Wiadomosci – TVP, Poland \ 2009 (Viktor Batr, Reporter).
PSV traint in Moskou – NOS Studio Sport, Netherlands (Anja Minnaard, Producer).
ISU Grand Prix Of Figure Skating Final 2006/2007 – SBS, South Korea.
De Olievelden Van Perm – VRT, Belgium \ 2009 (Jan Balliauw, Reporter).
Bashkir Oil Of Yedang – MBC, South Korea \ 2008 (Yang Chan Sung, Reporter).
Moscow Modern Arts Exhibition \ 2009 – TV RAI, Italy.
US President visit to Russia 2009, live coverage - APTN.
FOX SPORTS - news cuts for Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014.


Maria Grazia Severi presentation in Moscow - Fashion Channel Italy.
KMB Bank (Intesa Sanpaolo) – A corporate film about company.
Media On Demand – London Stock Exchange, UK (Scott Jackson). About IPO in Russia.
Documentary for DuPont - Shooting at Interplastika Exhibition in Moscow.
IMG European Tour. M2M Golf Russian Open in Tseleevo, Moscow region.


NCIS Los Angeles -  TV series for CBS Television studios.
Moscow segment filming. Episodes for 12th and 13th seasons.

Work Experience

Freelance DOP/Cameraman/Fixer
Jan 2008 - Aug 2021 Self-employed

Shoot for any media companies Worldwide.

News reports for the N24/SAT1, ARD (Germany), TVP (Poland), TRT (Turkey), NOS (Holland), VRT (Belgium), RAI, Canale 5 (Italy), TV Bulgaria, ORF (Austria), APTN (USA),  Al Jazeera (UK) etc.

Documentary and lifestyle projects for Canal+, ZDF, ARTE, CBS, BBC, for any corporate clients, etc. 

Full time employment as a staff Cameraman
Mar 2007 - May 2008 PTS UK, Moscow, Russia

Documentary and news reports for the NOS TV (Holland), VRT (Belgium), Channel 4, BBC (UK), TV Tokyo (Japan), London Stock Exchange.

Full time employment as a staff Cameraman
May 2006 - Feb 2007 MBC, South Korea. Moscow bureau, Russia

Shoot for MBC (South Korea). News reports and interviews. I have work for Korean broadcasters as well: SBS, KBS.

Full time Cameraman/Editor
Apr 1996 - Apr 2006 Numerous

Cameraman/Editor for Russian regional and national TV all over the country: Voronezh, Naryan-Mar, Yugorsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Moscow.


Apple Certified Editor. FCP Professional Video Editing, Level 1
Feb 2010 - Mar 2010 iProLab Certified Training Center, Moscow, Russia
Major – Media Communications and Technologies
Sep 1992 - Jun 1996 Cinema and video college. Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Major – Cine Film Equipment
Sep 1989 - Jun 1990 Film Technical school. Voronezh, Russia