His work on feature films begins as an assistant on Octavian Miletic movies Fedora Hanžekovića “Bakonja Br Brna” (1951), “Svoga tela gospodar” (1957), “Koncert” (1954) by Branko Belan and “Jubilej gospodina Ikla” by Vatroslav Mimica, (1955). Independent films Veljko Bulajića “Vlak bez voznog reda” (1959), “Rat” (1960), “Uzavreli grad” (1961), “Pogled u zjenicu sunca” (1966), “Veliko suđenje” by Fedor Skubonja (1961) and “Iluzija” by Krsto Papic (1967).
Krešo was a co-cinematographer on only one Euro-western “Flaming Frontier” (1965).
In all his movies Kresimir Grčević demonstrated as a cameraman extraordinary abilities, especially when it comes to framing and the composition of light. As an experienced professional who knew the technique and art, he began being employed in a number of co-produced films. Among the rare filmmakers in Croatian cinema who tried his hand at shooting in widescreen systems, versions of CinemaScope and in Totalvision such as the film “Vlak bez voznog reda”. It is particularly noted his photography in the film “Pogled u zjenicu sunca” where he demonstrated a very expressive photographic naturalism. On Zagreb TV he worked from 1969 recordin television dramas, educational films and TV series. After retirement, for several years he worked at the Academy of Dramatic Arts as the head of film techniques where he shared his knowledge and experience to helping students of film and television cinematography.
Kresimir died in Zagreb, Croatia on September 15, 1992.
Today we remember cinematographer Kresimir Grčević on what would have been his 90th birthday.