1902 - 1996
The special effect man and cinematographer Gerhard Huttula made already his decision to become a cinematographer when he finished school. He made first cinematographical experiences in 1922 when his former art teacher produced an animated cartoon and engaged him for the trick camera.
Gerhard Huttula was obliged as a trick cinematographer for the "Ufa-Kopieranstalt" in 1930 where he became acquainted with the newest equipments. His first feature film was the scandal movie "Ekstase/Symphonie der Liebe" (32), which was forbidden in Germany for the time being because of a short nude appearance of the actress Hedwig Kiesler (the later Hedy Lamarr).
His real career as a special effect man began from 1938. To his well-known
movies of these years belong "Kongo-Express" (39), "Friedemann Bach" (41),
"Stukas" (41), "Quax, der Bruchpilot" (41), "Dr. Crippen an Bord" (42)
and "Opfergang" (43).
Gerhard Huttula took over the job of a cinematographer after the war
and shot a whole string of fairy tale movies like "Rotkäppchen" (53),
"Hänsel und Gretel" (54), "Frau Holle" (54), "Struwwelpeter" (54)
and "Dornröschen" (55).
Other movies from Gerhard Huttula
(Special effects, Cinematographer):